Wednesday, March 30, 2011

BDPA Founder Earl Pace Named to CompTIA Hall of Fame

Earl Pace is the newest member of the Information Technology (IT) Hall of Fame administered by CompTIA. Earl's selection into the IT Hall of Fame is a result of his visionary leadership that resulted in racial diversity within the IT industry.

Previous inductees into this IT Hall of Fame include Michael Dell (Dell), Bill Gates (Microsoft) and Steve Jobs (Apple).

In addition to Earl, the IT Hall of Fame Class of 2011 includes the late Phil Katz, creator of the .ZIP file format, and the CompTIA A+ Originators, the group that guided the development of CompTIA A+ certification, which has become the de facto industry standard benchmark for core skills and knowledge required of entry-level IT workers.

The 2011 IT Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at the CompTIA Annual Member Meeting on April 7 in Chicago.

Building on the legacy of an earlier hall of fame established by the respected industry publication CRN, the new IT Hall of Fame consists of two wings: the IT Channel Wing for individuals who have made outstanding contributions or provided outstanding service to the IT channel; and the IT Innovators Wing, recognizing individuals responsible for outstanding technology innovations. Any individual, living or deceased, who has pioneered or uniquely helped the IT channel flourish or who is responsible for a major IT innovation, is eligible for induction.

Please join all of BDPA-Nation in congratulating our founder, Earl Pace, for this glorious honor!

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