November 2017
5 Events that Made SD-WAN One of the Year's Top IT Stories
SD-WAN went from a low-cost MPLS replacement to a sophisticated way to solve several enterprise networking issues. IT vendors and telecom service providers have taken notice

Software defined networking emerged as a huge topic for vendors and channel partners alike in 2017.

SD-WAN can blend and prioritize different types of network connectivity, lowering operational costs and improving resource usage for multisite deployments. The technology enables network administrators to use bandwidth more efficiently and helps them ensure the highest level of performance for applications.

The CompTIA Plus Conference is Growing the IT Workforce
CompTIA’s exciting virtual event – the CompTIA Plus Conference (formerly known as CompTIA IT Pro Day) – can help IT professionals in your organization move to the next level. Encourage your staff to join us on December 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. U.S. Central time – and feel free to join yourself! Check out the agenda and plan to join us online.

CompTIA Offers New Managed Print Resources
The Managed Print Services Community is now part of the Technology Lifecycle Services Community. However, materials with relevance to managed print are still being created and maintained. For example, this fall, CompTIA published five great resources relevant to managed print, including articles titled How Using a Remote Monitoring Solution Can Change a Business and Quarterly Business Review: Creating a Winning Narrative, as well as articles in our Client Engagement Series on Assessment and Design, Measure and Implement & Manage. Check them out today!

Congratulations to our EMEA Member and Partner Conference Exhibitor Recruitment Challenge Winners
Over 50 vendors, distributors and partners exhibited at the EMEA Member and Partner Conference last month. Datto won the Exhibitor Recruitment Challenge by having the highest number of invited partners in attendance. Please join us in congratulating them, as well as our runners up – Atera, Duo, Inbay, Nuance. Get full coverage of the EMEA Member and Partner Conference here.
More CompTIA Resources:
Featured Interview
CRN Exclusive: 5 Questions For New Dell EMC Global Channel Chief Joyce Mullen
Joyce Mullen, Dell EMC's new president of global channels, OEM and IoT Solutions, talks to CRN about her channel strategy, vision and what partners can expect as she takes over the channel charge.

Featured Video
Lenovo North America Prez Talks Channel Strategy And PC Opportunities
Interim Lenovo North America President Christian Teismann said the company is investing to create new opportunities for partners.

Featured Article
HPE Partners: Neri's Technology Vision, Proven Channel Track Record Make Him 'Perfect Choice' For Next CEO
Solution providers say they are ecstatic that HPE President Antonio Neri, a 22-year HPE veteran and longtime 'friend' to the channel, is the choice of HPE CEO Meg Whitman and the board of directors to be the company's next CEO.

Featured List
2017 Tech Innovator Award Winners

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Women of the Channel Leadership Summit East 2017

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