Lessons Learned at the CompTIA Annual Member Meeting
When the fragmented components of the IT world come together to share best practices, TeamLogic IT is sure to be at the table
As every TeamLogic IT franchise owner knows, three years is forever in the IT world. Now imagine a tech-focused organization that’s been around for 30 years, and it’s easy to see why CompTIA’s annual member meeting is a red-circled item on TeamLogic IT’s calendar.
“These are the people who really define the computer technology that’s being used in the business world today,” says Chuck Lennon, President of TeamLogic IT and a member of CompTIA’s public advocacy committee, which lobbies lawmakers in Washington and around the country. “They have more than 2,000 members and 3,000 academic and training partners, so they have a very wide reach. When CompTIA identifies a trend or problem, people want to know what they have to say.”
In the room with Apple
When it comes to the public advocacy work, Chuck says that TeamLogic IT benefits not only from knowing what’s going on legislatively around the United States, but also sitting in meetings with representatives from Apple, Verizon, Hewlett-Packard and other major powers.
“All these providers are talking about the rules and regulations of the industry, and when I can share that with our franchise owners, they can then pass along those insights to our clients as one aspect of our fully rounded, managed services program,” he says. “That’s an extremely valuable offering that TeamLogic IT has, and our competitors have nothing comparable.”
Security, recovery this year’s takeaways
The topics on everyone’s mind at this year’s meeting were safety and security, especially in the areas of backups and disaster recovery.
“The whole topic has never been more important, and whether you’re a one-person operation or a Fortune 500 corporation, you need to know not only what systems to have in place, but what you’re required to have up and running,” Chuck says.
Clients are “scared to death,” he says, and TeamLogic IT can bring a lot when it comes to peace of mind around these areas.
“Every session I attended on security was standing room only, and with good reason,” Chuck says. “People don’t necessarily know the latest and best when it comes to disaster recovery or business continuity plans. They need that information, and they need it tailored to fit their needs. That’s what TeamLogic IT brings — not just solutions, but advice and direction on how to best implement them in each unique situation.”