Here is briefly what Nancy Hammervik from CompTIA shared with us during this interview:
What is CompTIA’s mission?
Our mission is genuinely to drive the IT industry forward. That means more than ever now with all the distractions and the dynamics happening in the channel with cloud, mobility, convergence and telecom. So we are there to be a resource for primarily the small medium size IT businesses to help them navigate through all the changing dynamics of the channel. So we provide training, education, certification, organizational credentials, business tools and all that they need to equip themselves to be successful and hopefully to grow. Sometimes to also move it to new revenue streams or to new markets.
What are some of the challenges that the channel at large is fixing these days?
I think for a solution provider it is becoming more important for them to offer a holistic solution. So they need to start pulling in everything that is hanging on the network. The customer also wants one point in contact, they want someone to come and solve their business needs through technology. So there are looking for that one individual that can provide a very holistic solution. So the solution provider’s task is to keep up with the latest technologies, the latest solutions to business solutions and partner with folks to deliver that.
See the full interview on the video above!
This is an interview with Nancy Hammervik the senior vice president for CompTIA’s industry relations. She has been at CompTIA for 3 years now. She runs memberships at CompTIA so she is responsible for its member base, member programs, industry partnerships, communities and councils. CompTIA is the non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of information technology (IT) professionals and companies including manufacturers, distributors, resellers, and educational institutions. Since 1982 CompTIA has supported and led the global IT industry through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications, and political advocacy.