Downers Grove, Ill. — Nov. 7
CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the IT industry, announced it is developing new IT channel training programs and resources focused on enterprise mobility management.
The association extended an invitation to all sectors of the mobile universe, including carriers, device and infrastructure manufacturers, mobile application developers, solution providers and others, to join a content advisory board. This group will help to direct the goals and objectives for CompTIA's mobile technology channel training initiatives.
“With tablets, smartphones and related devices high on the shopping lists of many organizations, the shift from ‘immobile’ networks to conducting business on the go clearly is gathering momentum,” said Kelly Ricker, vice president, events and education, CompTIA. “The move to mobility allows organizations to become more nimble and more productive, but it also creates new challenges.
“We’re committed to working with the mobile technology community to develop education and training regimens to address these issues,” Ricker continued. “Our new channel training program will focus on how to leverage the need to accommodate mobile technologies within the enterprise. The advisory group will be asked to consider the business acumen required for crafting an effective mobile offering.”
Topics the group will consider include the bundling and marketing of offerings such as mobile device management, telecom expense management, mobile security, mobile help desk, mobile application development and management.
The mobility training program will be the newest addition to CompTIA’s training curriculum for the IT channel. The current training portfolio is focused on areas such as IT security, cloud computing, unified communications, health care IT and legal IT services.
Along with the mobility training curriculum, CompTIA has also initiated a new research study on mobility, telecommuting and remote workforce trends — results are expected in the coming months. The study is designed to assess the benefits of using mobile and remote work solutions; identify challenges associated with supporting and managing a mobile workforce; and highlight potential business opportunities for IT solution providers.