Computing Technology Industry Association Issues Call for Papers for Breakaway 2008

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Seven educational tracks featured at annual conference

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the leading trade association for the world’s information technology (IT) industry, announced today that it is now accepting speaking proposals for Breakaway 2008, the association’s annual member conference.

Breakaway 2008, the IT industry’s premier partnering and educational event, is scheduled for Aug. 5-7 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Seven educational tracks are planned for this year’s conference:

  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery: A Roadmap for Success
  • Marketing Successfully in a New Service-centric World
  • Virtualization: The Value Proposition in the SMB Market
  • Green Computing: Benefits to the Environment and Your Business
  • Evolution of Managed Services: Where Are You?
  • Unified Communications: Applications for Today’s Business
  • Data Security in a Mobile World

Additional details on the individual educational tracks are available at

Proposals for speakers should include full contact information; the educational track name; title of the proposed session; a detailed description of the session; and the speaker’s name, title, organization, and biography. The deadline for submissions is Monday, June 16.

Each year Breakaway brings together executive-level representatives from IT industry manufacturers, distributors, value added resellers, systems integrators, independent software providers, service providers, and consultants. With its strong, solutions-based agenda and compelling educational content, Breakaway brings the IT channel together as the place to go for networking, education, building partnerships, and learning about new trends in the industry. For more information on Breakaway 2008, please visit

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the voice of the world's $3 trillion information technology industry. CompTIA membership extends into more than 100 countries and includes companies at the forefront of innovation; the channel partners and solution providers they rely on to bring their products to market; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their technology investments. For more information, please visit

Steven Ostrowski
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