Business Cloud News

Cloud is changing and challenging the channel

Cloud is prompting channel providers to invest more in being service integrators. But service providers see distributors largely as providers of tech support for cloud services

The impact of cloud computing is being felt in particular by “middlemen” in the IT product and service channel. According to recently published research by IT trade body CompTIA, the transition to cloud poses serious financial and technological challenges for IT distributors and resellers, with all evidence pointing to these distributors moving up the stack in response.

CompTIA to certify IT pros in cloud, virtualisation

CompTIA has developed a vendor-neutral certification programme for IT professionals working with cloud services and technologies

Cloud and virtualisation skills are in high demand and relatively short supply but CompTIA, an industry trade association is launching a certification programme this week which aims to help IT professionals validate their cloud skills.