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Episode 65: HPE and the Power of AI Predictive Analytics for your Data Center

Episode 65: HPE and the Power of AI Predictive Analytics for your Data Center

May 26, 2020

Host: Penny Conway

Guest: Jim Stevens, Channel Sales Manager, National at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company

 

Data Centers more than ever need to be secure and equipped to help companies analyze their current business models through data insight and analysis. The world is facing the strike of COVID-19, organizations across the USA are adapting to the “new normal” and looking in the rearview mirror all at the same time, many are asking the question about how they are going to manage and secure data in the future while also managing their cash flow.

 

Today, Penny Conway, your host is accompanied by Jim Stevens to help you develop a data center strategy as they discuss iLO Advanced Management, Silicon Root of Trust capabilities, Cyber Catalyst and Hybrid IT from now and beyond.

 

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Key takeaways:

[1:12] Jim Stevens talks about his background, his professional expertise, and what brings him to the podcast.

[3:29] Jim shares his expert definition of VDI and how it can contribute to people working from their homes.

[7:11] VDI makes sure that all your end users are highly productive, have access to all their applications, and very secure systems regardless of the device they are using.

[10:10] How HPE is preventing securities issues in your devices. 

[11:58] HP offers the only server in the world that checks for security threats all the time.

[13:26] If you are running an HPE server you can even get additional insurance.

[15:10] Managing the entire environment with an HPE server: Nimble.

[17:22] SimpliVity Hyperconverged by HPE reduces 90% of the data in real-time. 

[18:23] Jim explains how Synergy by HPE provides a solution for composability.

[20:11] Jim talks about the crucial importance of connection.

[21:35] Cost saving and time-saving at the same time.

[22:52] Which data should you send to the cloud?

[26:21] It is a really exciting time for a change.

Episode 64: Retail and e-Tail Challenges and Champions

Episode 64: Retail and e-Tail Challenges and Champions

May 21, 2020

Host: Penny Conway

Co Host: Tyler Meckes

On this week's episode of What the Tech Just Happened, Tyler and Penny discuss the winners and losers in the retail space during Covid.  Digital Transformation has transformed retail and forced a quick adoption rate by customers turning this industry upside down.  Listen in as we look at current stats, trends, trials and tribulations of mom in pops to retail moguls. 

 

Episode 63: Higher Education: Preparing For an Epic Gap Year

Episode 63: Higher Education: Preparing For an Epic Gap Year

May 19, 2020

Host: Penny Conway

Guest: Sean McCann, Sr. Manager Higher Ed Alliances at Connection

 

In times of COVID-19 students have been following distance learning modalities for the past two months, and now, getting closer to the end of the school year, Inside Higher Ed recently reported that up to 29% of college students could make the decision to defer college until the pandemic is over. In today’s episode Penny Conway, your host, is talking with Sean McCann about how higher education can prepare to survive what could be the biggest gap year in History.

 

 Reach out to the Connection Team.

Email us at podcast@connection.com 

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Key takeaways:

[1:17] Sean talks about his role at Connection.

[1:50] Higher Ed division has an institutional side and a student side, both needed to go through preparation in order to be ready for the current educational needs.

[4:18] In the past there used to be a negative perspective about online learning.

[4:56] Online education leaves higher margins of profit but the challenge is that it is more difficult to scale.

[6:14] Sean talks about how colleges are reimagining their campuses.

[8:55] Sean explains how the reduction of students is going to affect the school’s budget.

[12:27] Most of the students have remained in schools for the end of the semester.

[13:12] Sean explains different possible outcomes with regard to education this upcoming September.

[13:46] Higher Ed has reduced its reliance on data centers.

[14:45] Sean gives his personal recommendation to people who are making switches with regards to higher education as a result of the new scenario imposed by the pandemic.

[16:55] COVID is giving schools an opportunity for growth and change, the ones that don’t improve and adapt won’t survive.

[19:19] Students are customers and now the quality of customer service is more important than ever.

[20:48] The new perimeter is one of the major security concerns that schools are dealing with now.

[22:40] Is the pandemic positive for E-Sports?

Episode 62: Work From Home One Life One Device World

Episode 62: Work From Home One Life One Device World

May 14, 2020

Host: Penny Conway

CoHost: Rob McIntosh

The Covid-19 crisis rages on and Work From Home continues to evolve.  On this week's episode of What the Tech Just Happened, Penny shares her smart home adventures and speaks to some of the security risks as it relates to our ever changing home office.  

Episode 61: Develop a Commercial Strategy in Times of COVID-19

Episode 61: Develop a Commercial Strategy in Times of COVID-19

May 12, 2020

Host: Penny Conway

Co-Host: Rob McIntosh

Guest 1: Cindy Blanchard Sr. Program Manager | Connection Financial Services cblanchard@connectionfs.com Direct: (603) 682 7411 | Toll Free: (800) 347 0628 | Fax: (972) 755 8210

Guest 2: Kirk Sipes Senior Vice President, Business Development | Connection Financial Services - ksipes@connectionfs.com Phone: 972-755-8283

 

With the strike of COVID-19 the disruption of businesses’ usual and growing expenses, budgets set in 2019 are no longer viable. How is your business handling the new normal?

As companies establish short, mid, and long-term strategies to deal with the current economic environment and what it means for their business, the questions may outnumber the answers. But obtaining technology can be simple, and Connection Financial Services can help. Penny Conway, your host, welcomes Cindy Blanchard and Kirk Sipes from Connection Financial Services to this episode to talk about how to develop a financial strategy for the new normal.

 

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Email us at podcast@connection.com 

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Key takeaways:

[1:15] Cindy and Kirk introduce themselves.

[3:26] The necessary adaptation to commercial planning for the new year.

[5:03] Everyone is holding on to cash as a result of the uncertainty imposed by the current health and financial crisis.

[6:20] How are Cindy and Kirk handling the fear of customers to purchase new technology?

[7:17] Defer payments and let customers invest in the technology that they need without making payments in the next 90 days, allowing them to hold on to their cash.

[8:08] Connection Financial Services offers short and long term financial solutions according to the customer’s needs.

[11:00] Cindy shares her financial projection for the near future.

[13:10] Schools have applied innovations and adaptations to reach their students and provide an efficient education system.

[14:01] Kirk talks about what can´t be financed. 

[16:28] 25% of small businesses won’t be able to survive the current financial crisis.

[19:03] Connection Financial Services offers end of term options for their customers.

[21:30] An optimistic outlook for the future of the nation in difficult times.

Episode 60: What’s On the Other Side Of the Crisis?

Episode 60: What’s On the Other Side Of the Crisis?

May 7, 2020

Host: Penny Conway

Co Host: Robert McIntosh

Co Host: Tyler "Marbles" Meckes

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What the Tech Just Happened takes a look at what business may look like one year later. 

  • How we're changing computing with mobile devices and PCs
  • The future of Cryptocurrency 
  • The tech side of sanitation moving forward

All this and more as Tyler Meckes Joins Penny and Rob to the virtual roundtable.

Episode 59: Checks, Challenges, and Changes in Healthcare

Episode 59: Checks, Challenges, and Changes in Healthcare

May 5, 2020

Host: Penny Conway

Co-Host: Rob McIntosh

Guest: Dr. Keith Nelson — Healthcare Strategy and Business Development Director — Connection

 

In today’s episode Penny Conway and Rob McIntosh, your hosts, are accompanied by Dr. Keith Nelson to talk about what has changed in healthcare, what are the biggest challenges in moving forward, and what can be expected from telehub in the future. Dr. Keith dives deep into the history of telemedicine, how it has been a great approach to bring health services to patients while respecting social distancing, and the amazing opportunities this modality presents for the future of healthcare.

 

Reach out to the Connection Team.

Email us at podcast@connection.com.

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Key takeaways:

[1:15] Dr. Keith Nelson introduces himself.

[2:35] Dr. Keith talks about the biggest changes in healthcare over the last 7 weeks.

[3:52] Telemedicine has boomed.

[4:32] Dr. Keith talks about the future for telemedicine implementation and its five categories.

[9:01] The concern of losing the in-person experience.

[9:13] What are the biggest challenges healthcare is facing?

[11:56] The issue of privacy while using telemedicine.

[13:29] Telemedicine presents a cross-state coverage problem.

[15:50] What are the advancements in healthcare that will remain after the pandemic?

[17:35] Further consolidation in the medical industry is expected. 

[21:26] Dr. Keith shares his thoughts with regards to the future of AI as an assistant in diagnosis.

[22:40] Telemedicine hit the mainstream within days.

[24:50] Population Health allows doctors to identify, track, and treat individual patients to prevent diseases from occurring.

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