CompTIA Launches New Mobile Technology Initiatives

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Seeks experts to help shape new educational offerings on enterprise mobility management.

CompTIA, the non-profit association for the information technology (IT) industry, announced today it is developing new IT channel training programs and resources focused on enterprise mobility management.

The association extended an invitation to all sectors of the mobile universe, including carriers, device and infrastructure manufacturers, mobile application developers, solution providers and others, to join a content advisory board. This group will help to direct the goals and objectives for CompTIA’s mobile technology channel training initiatives.

“With tablets, smart phones and related devices high on the shopping lists of many organizations, the shift from ‘immobile’ networks to conducting business on the go clearly is gathering momentum,” said Kelly Ricker, vice president, events and education, CompTIA. “The move to mobility allows organizations to become more nimble and more productive, but it also creates new challenges.

“We’re committed to working with the mobile technology community to develop education and training regimens to address these issues,” Ricker continued. “Our new channel training program will focus on how to leverage the need to accommodate mobile technologies within the enterprise. The advisory group will be asked to consider the business acumen required for crafting an effective mobile offering.”

Topics the group will consider include the bundling and marketing of offerings such as mobile device management, telecom expense management, mobile security, mobile help desk, mobile application development and management.

The mobility training program will be the newest addition to CompTIA’s extensive training curriculum for the IT channel. The current training portfolio includes live workshops, training guides and other resources to help IT solution providers expand their business in areas such as IT security, cloud computing, unified communications, healthcare IT and legal IT services.

Along with the mobility training curriculum, CompTIA has also initiated a new research study on mobility, telecommuting and remote workforce trends. The study is designed to assess the benefits of using mobile and remote work solutions; identify challenges associated with supporting and managing a mobile workforce; and highlight potential business opportunities for IT solution providers. The mobility study is scheduled for publication in the next few months.

Individuals and organizations interested in CompTIA’s mobile technology initiatives can contact Teresa Sears, director, member education, CompTIA, at 630-678-8390 or tsears(at)comptia(dot)org.

About CompTIA
CompTIA is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. As a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, CompTIA is the recognized authority for IT education and credentials and the primary advocate for IT businesses and workers. Through its foundation, CompTIA also enables disadvantaged populations to gain the skills they need for employment in the IT industry. CompTIA’s vision of the IT landscape is shaped by more than 25 years of global perspective and more than 2,000 members and 1,000 business partners. For more information, visit http://www.comptia.org or follow CompTIA on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/comptia.

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