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Episode 80: Workplace Transformation- Part 1 with Rhett Livengood, Safety, Happiness, and Productivity.

Episode 80: Workplace Transformation- Part 1 with Rhett Livengood, Safety, Happiness, and Productivity.

September 23, 2020

Host: Penny Conway

Guest: Rhett Livengood. Director, Digital Business Enabling at Intel Corporation

 

Description: The world has been talking about the growth of collaboration tools and demands on the PC market, but what else are we missing to do our jobs and do them well, it's time to start talking about how organizations are going to need to reimagine the roles and responsibilities of their leadership to hone in on what employees need to be safe, secure, and productive. I'm your host, penny Conway. And today I'm joined by Rhett Livengood to talk about what the future looks like for it and the leaders that support them. 

 

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Key takeaways:

[1:08] Rhett Livengood shares his background.

[2:29] Rhett Livengood talks about workplace transformation from a leadership standpoint.

[4:06] How to protect employees?

[6:05] 60% of remote workers do their work from their ling rooms.

[8:23] Is remote work temporary or is it here to stay?

[10:45] What are some of the building blocks that can cast that wide net of security to keep that human error from being such an issue in people's homes?

[11:30] Rhett shares how the  Intel hardware shield works.

[12:30] The old refresh days are in the past.

[15:15] Rhett talks about the upcoming trend to recycling devices.

[17:50] How do we better measure productivity in this environment?

[20:44] Rhett shares his experience going into a fully remote setting. 

[23:30] Rhett talks about how Intel has been monitoring how users feel at their workspaces as they go through this process of remote working.

Episode 79: Digital Transformation: Veeam and Microsoft Partner to Address  Adoption of the Cloud and Managed Services

Episode 79: Digital Transformation: Veeam and Microsoft Partner to Address Adoption of the Cloud and Managed Services

September 15, 2020

Host: Penny Conway

Guest 1: Stacy Cote: Manager of Microsoft Program at Connection Team.

Guest 2: Matt Koehler: Global Business Development for Veeam Software

 

It took nearly a decade and a pandemic, but it is now safe to say that the Cloud is considered now a major benchmark of digital transformation. Whether you have fully adopted the could or you are just beginning your journey, you may be asking “What´s next?”. In today´s episode, Penny Conway, your host, is talking with experts from Veeam and Microsoft to answer your questions around security, integration, and managed services.

 

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Key takeaways:

[1:14] Matt introduces himself and shares what brings him to the podcast

[1:39] Stacy Cote talks about her role at Connection.

[4:05] Matt shares about the digital transformation and introduction of Cloud nearly a decade ago.

[6:22] Nowadays there is a common fear about how to manage workload, employees, and connectivity.

[7:22] Stacy talks about some of the push-backs to the adoption of the cloud.

[10:34] The skill gap of being able to manage what makes the company operational today. 

[11:13] What is entailed in managing a service or a solution?

[13:07] Matt talks about the benefits related to the partnership that Connection has with Veeam.

[15:38] Microsoft, Connection, and Veeam work together to secure and restore data.

[16:35] What would make a customer trust Veeam with his data?

[17:41] Matt talks about the increase of security risk with remote working.

[19:24] The most important, apart from securing data, is being able to get it back in a timely manner.

[21:20] How prevalent is going to be hiring a company to managed services?

[23:30] How do people get started with a managed services model for their cloud?

[25:55] When does a customer start to realize the cost-benefit of using managed services?

[27:46] What visibility does a customer maintain while using the managed services?

[30:38] Learn more about the partnership between Connection and Veeam

Episode 78: Advantages of Electronic Citations Solutions for Law Enforcement & Courts, Enhancing Safety, Efficiency, and Accuracy

Episode 78: Advantages of Electronic Citations Solutions for Law Enforcement & Courts, Enhancing Safety, Efficiency, and Accuracy

September 8, 2020

Host: Penny Conway

Guest 1:  Mike Gambrell, retired chief of police, Greenville SC Police Department and GovSOLV program director at SYNNEX

Guest 2: John Wiley, Government Channel Account Manager, Zebra Technologies

Description: In today’s episode, Penny Conway, Mike Gambell, and John Wiley are taking about how electronic citations can increase safety, efficiency, and accuracy for your department. Electronic citations solutions have several advantages over handwritten citations, and you will hear about them from the experts in the matter.

 

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Key takeaways:

[1:21] John Wiley introduces himself and his work at Zebra Technologies.

[1:55] Mike Gambell talks about his background and current work.

[3:32] The matter of law enforcement.

[4:51] The two most dangerous calls for an officer are traffic stops and domestic violence situations.

[10:08] The current situation in the USA in regards to e-citations.

[13:25] E-citation enhances an officer’s response time.

[15:51] The cost of not implementing a solution can be greater than the cost of developing the answer to a particular problem.

[16:30] John talks about the cost of doing nothing vs the cost of doing something.

[19:04] John and Mike explain a way that a department can promote self-funding.

[22:55] Mike talks about how the full solution for officers provided by Zebra Technologies looks like.

[26:25] What actions can you take within your department to start making the necessary steps to enhance the efficiency and safety of the officers?

Episode 77:  IT Modernization. Cisco and Intel Collaboration Makes Magic. HyperFlex: A Flexible and Efficient Way to Keep Everyone Connected and Providing the Best Experience

Episode 77: IT Modernization. Cisco and Intel Collaboration Makes Magic. HyperFlex: A Flexible and Efficient Way to Keep Everyone Connected and Providing the Best Experience

September 1, 2020

Host: Penny Conway

Guest 1: Marcel Guerrette – Cisco Solution Specialist, Data Center (Cisco Employee), has 17-year experience in IT in numerous technical pre and post-sales support roles to help customers with their Data Center solutions.

Guest 2:  Marc Sadinsky – Partner Account Manager at Intel Corporation, has 20 years of experience at Intel serving partner channels to deploy next-generation edge and data center solutions.

 

Description: Organizations across the country are looking for flexible and efficient ways to keep remote workforces connected. Like many others, you might be wondering where to start. In today’s episode, we are going to dive into the data center with experts from Cisco and Intel as they help you decrease your latency and avoid bottlenecks by modernizing your IT infrastructure.

 

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Key takeaways:

[1:40] What was going on pre-pandemic? What were they facing at the data center when the pandemic hit?

[4:16] How does IT modernization look like now?

[6:40] How does a customer evaluate what he should have today based on what is working and what’s not?

[9:09] Is there enough budget to do an IT modernization?

[11:55] Transformation means how you are going to run your business and adapt in times of pandemic.

[13:30] Why now is the time to modernize your IT.

[14:44] The flows have changed from within the network, then going out of it, and now coming back in.

[15:50] Have industries taken the next step to modernize their data center?

[18:55] What are the benefits of HyperFlex as a solution?

[20:25] Years of collaboration between Intel and Cisco resulted in the creation of HyperFlex, an integral solution to IT modernization.

[22:01] How does hot swap work?

[25:33] Prepare for the things you are not anticipating.

[26:31] Marc and Marcel share what motivates them now about this “new normal”.

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