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Episode 83: The Return to Office Series: Part 1- Developing and Implementing a Return to Office Technology.

Episode 83: The Return to Office Series: Part 1- Developing and Implementing a Return to Office Technology.

November 17, 2020

Host: Penny Conway

 

Guest 1: Tony Dancona, Evangelist Digital Workspace and part of the Industry Solutions Group at Connection

Guest 2  Emily Hammond, Senior Director of Benefits and Compensation at Connection

Guest 3: Rob McIntosh, Marketing Manager for the Business Solution Group at Connection

 

Organizations across the country are taking on the enormous task of building strategies, policies, and technology-based solutions to return employees safely to the office.

Today’s episode is the first part of the new Return to Office Series, where Connection’s team will help you navigate the challenges ahead. The first segment of this series is about the ‘perception of’ and the ‘impact to’ employees, and the role the Human Resources department has in developing and implementing return to office technology.

 

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Email us at podcast@connection.com 

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Key takeaways:

[1:46] Tonny talks about his expertise.

[2:30] Emily introduces herself.

[3:10] Rob introduces himself and talks about his perspective as an end-user.

[4:25] Emily shares her experience as a professional in human resources about how employees are feeling about returning to their work at the office.

[6:06] As an employer be transparent about the reasons why you are asking people to come back to the office.

[7:30] Tony talks about the conversations that he is having with IT professionals about time planning for this return to the office.

[9:43] Rob shares his perspective as an employee who went back to the office.

[12:10] How do we bridge the gap between the new policies and the caring for employees?

[14:11] It is not all or nothing, certain people can return slowly to the office and some can stay working remotely following the company’s needs.

[15:50] Tony talks about the reality of going back to the office against the fear of feeling in a “big brother” space where employees are being constantly monitored.

[19:50] How does it look from an employer perspective when an employee has a temperature and is sent home?

[24:19] Tony talks about the 6 main components of the return to office solution.

[28:36] This pandemic is going to define how corporate America is moving forward.

Episode 82: Aruba Dissects the Impact of WiFi 6: The Right Digital Strategy for an Easy to Deploy WiFi Network

Episode 82: Aruba Dissects the Impact of WiFi 6: The Right Digital Strategy for an Easy to Deploy WiFi Network

November 10, 2020

Host: Penny Conway

Guest: Jason Burgeson, Systems Engineer for Aruba Networks. 

If you are a small business your digital strategy could make or break you this year. According to a recent study by McKinsey, 70 to 80% of B2B customers prefer a digital interaction in the age of a pandemic. The top performers and digital engagement with customers were video and live online chat. Do you have the WiFi network to support the new keys to success?

Penny Conway, your host, welcomes Jason Burgeson, the expert from Systems Engineer for Aruba Networks, with over 10 years of IT & networking experience from deploying to designing.

In this episode, Jason talks about how to deploy a fast and secure WiFi network and how it may be easier than you think.

 

Reach out to the Connection Team.

Email us at podcast@connection.com 

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Key takeaways:

[1:28] Jason introduces himself and his role at Aruba Networks.

[3:15] Where are businesses in general in the digital transformation journey?

[7:23] Jason shares what he considers to be the starting point in figuring out how much WiFi access a business needs to be able to sustain this model in the future.

[9:40] Jason talks about the difference between a solution built for businesses and the ones designed for homes.

[10:55] Jason talks about 5G and WiFi 6 and how this new technology benefits small business owners.

[14:28] Jason compares WiFi 5 to Wifi 6.

[18:50] What is Aruba offering to small business owners?

[22:00] How does Instant On work?

[24:09] What kind of controls are in place in terms of how much bandwidth the users will be able to consume when they are using a business’ network?

[26:45] Jason talks about the matter of security.

[30:48] Jason shares the scalable features of the Instant On.

[31:16] Instant On has no subscription costs or licensing.

[32:10] Instant On offers 90 days of phone customer support.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Contact Connections to get more information around Aruba’s Instant-On or visit https://arubainstanton.com 

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