CompTIA, TECNA Website to Advocate for SMB Technology Companies

New forum to connect users with government representatives, stay current on legislative and policy issues, house information on broad and specific topics.

The Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA), both IT industry trade associations, have launched a website called TechVoice to step up advocacy efforts in support of small- and medium sized technology companies.

CompTIA and TECNA, which represents some 40 technology trade organizations and 16,000 IT companies, called the TechVoice website an “online public advocacy forum” and a “grassroots tool.”

“Although the TechVoice community consists primarily of CompTIA and TECNA’s member companies, it is also geared towards anyone with a vested interest in technology policy,” said Matthew Nemerson, TECNA president and chief executive.

“At a time when our nation is becoming increasingly reliant on technology, TechVoice is a valuable resource for anyone in the business or public policy realm,” he said.

The founders envision TechVoice as a vehicle for users to connect directly with representatives in their district and stay abreast of legislation and policies, and learn more about the platforms of elected officials, officials said.

TechVoice will be positioned as a repository of information for the IT industry, housing material on broad topics such as innovation, competitiveness and workforce education as well as more specific data on small business concerns, healthcare, energy efficiency, cybersecurity, cloud computing, data loss and retention and privacy.

"The launch of TechVoice by CompTIA and our TECNA partners could not come at a better time,” said Todd Thibodeaux, CompTIA president.

“This center of legislative action, policy advocacy and information will be an integral tool in our advocacy arsenal,” he said.

TAGS: SMB,technology,CompTIA,TECNA,TechVoice



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