It was back at the tail end of 2009 that I first became aware of CompTIA and their presence in the UK. Like many people working within the IT industry, I was familiar with CompTIA primarily through their Certifications. I’d passed my own CompTIA A+, Network+ and other similar exams at the start of my career and know many colleagues who have worked towards these qualifications too.
But it wasn’t until I sat down with Matthew Poyadigi and William Linard of CompTIA UK that I became aware of CompTIA’s full activities as a not-for-profit Trade Association. I quickly became impressed by their UK Reseller Community where CompTIA were already building strong relationships with IT providers, MSP’s and other organisations within the SMB space. I was invited as a guest to attend one of the Reseller Group meetings organised alongside the TCA (Technology Channels Association) and there Read more [...]
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with William Linard and Matthew Poyadigi from CompTIA UK. You may be familiar with CompTIA for their IT Qualifications – the CompTIA A+, Server+ and so on. I was personally most familiar with CompTIA due to their strong presence in the US, working with groups such as HTG.
What I wasn’t familiar with was CompTIA’s presence within the UK and the work they do globally within the industry, and this was something William and Matthew opened my eyes to. Just about every major vendor (including Microsoft) is a member of CompTIA, and thus CompTIA listen to these vendors feedback, and through it help to shape the future of the Channel for their members.
After my meeting with Matthew and William, I was invited to attend the CompTIA UK Reseller Forum – an afternoon of CompTIA members sitting and discussing the IT industry we work within. Read more [...]
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