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CompTIA Executive to Lead Panel at Recurring Revenue Network Summit

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --CompTIA,

the leading non-profit association for the information technology (IT)

industry, announced today its president and chief executive officer,

Todd Thibodeaux, will lead a panel session at the inaugural Recurring

Revenue Network Summit this spring.

More than 200 industry leaders are expected at the Recurring Revenue

Network Summit, scheduled for April 9-11 at the Langham Hotel in

Pasadena, Calif. The Summit will showcase the recurring revenue

strategies and tactics of industry leaders from the IT, physical

security and control/AV sectors.

Thibodeaux will moderate a panel on "The RMR Revolution in Network

Monitoring & Management for Homes & Small Businesses." He'll be joined

by:

-- Joe Mercadante, president, JPMerc & Co., Westborough, Mass., a

provider of IT consulting and support solutions to small and midsized

businesses (SMBs).

-- Steve Burgess, chief executive officer, Guidant Partners,

Nashville, Tenn., a full-service provider of managed IT services and

solutions.

-- Steve Firestone, president, Select Security, Lancaster, Pa., one of

the fastest growing independent security companies in the country.

The session is scheduled for 8-9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 10.

Research by CompTIA and other organizations show a greater willingness

to rely on managed services providers for their technology needs. In

CompTIA's most recent study on the market, nearly 60 percent of

companies with less than $10 million in annual revenues were using

managed services.

"Small businesses are embracing the idea of a more sensible approach

to their IT systems and networks, where a trusted source cares for

keeping their hardware and networks up and provides for appropriate

storage, security and back-up, all for a monthly fee," Thibodeaux

said. "We'll examine the best practices in product and service

configuration, pricing strategy, sales and financing which solution

providers can use to launch or enhance their recurring revenue

business."

The Recurring Revenue Network Summit is organized by the Recurring

Revenue Network, a resource dedicated to helping A/V, control, IT and

physical security integrators achieve high valuations in the new era

of technology solution convergence.

About CompTIA

CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT)

industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of

innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the

benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology.

CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational

programs, market research, networking events, professional

certifications and public policy advocacy. Visit

http://www.comptia.org/home.aspx, http://www.facebook.com/CompTIA and

twitter.com/comptia to learn more.

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