CompTIA to Conduct Census of IT Channel
Effort will measure economic impact of IT businesses
CompTIA Breakaway 2010
August 11, 2010 12:18 PM Eastern Daylight Time
SAN ANTONIO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--A comprehensive census of businesses in the information
technology (IT) industry channel will be conducted in 2011 by CompTIA, the industry’s leading non-profit trade
association announced Tuesday.
CompTIA president and chief executive officer Todd Thibodeaux made the announcement here during his keynote
speech at Breakaway 2010, the premier event for IT companies in North America. More than 1,000 industry
leaders are attending the annual conference, which continues through Thursday, Aug. 12.
“This first of its kind census will gauge the size, shape, metrics and practices of companies operating in the IT
channel,” Thibodeaux said. “The data we collect will provide a valuable foundation and a credible picture of the huge
amount of economic vitality and employment our industry contributes to the domestic and global economies.”
The IT channel census project will be led by the Channel Vanguard Council, an initiative launched by CompTIA at
Breakaway 2009. The Channel Vanguard Council is comprised of executives of IT vendors, distributors and service
and solution providers. The groups meets regularly to discuss a wide-range of issues including technologies, services,
business models and processes and best practices, market influences and conditions and supplier relations.
Thibodeaux told Breakaway attendees that a number of mechanisms will be established in the coming months to
engage all facets of the IT industry in the census.
Other highlights of day two at Breakaway 2010 included a business keynote speech by Daniel H. Pink, author of
several bestselling books about the changing world of work. Pink, who focuses on “the science of motivation,”
advised the audience to re-think conventional wisdom about what motivates individuals to perform at a high level.
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