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This podcast series is hosted by World Wide Technology, the leader in integrated IT solutions. In each episode a different group of WWT subject matter experts and partners have an informative and entertaining discussion on the important topics facing organizations in today’s dynamic IT environment.
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Dec 15, 2018

Service providers have been on the leading edge in bandwidth and back office systems.  How are they adjusting to the proliferation of enterprises operating large and complex networks as well?  WWT experts Ron Whitt, Justin van Schaik, Roudy Devis and Tom Pagan discuss this issue by focusing on the example of Global Financial companies.  They define Service Orchestration and how it grew in the Service Provider space, how the solution expanded in Global Financial services and the solution tools that WWT offers to customers in this space.

 

WWT Service Orchestration Blog Post

 

https://www.wwt.com/all-blog/orchestration-strategy-next-level/

Nov 30, 2018

We’ve heard a lot about Branch of the Future and the customized digital services it provides to customers in many settings.  But one people may not have thought of is how Branch of the Future can help auto dealers.  Listen to WWT’s Dan Rojas and Joe Hainline talk about what Branch of the Future is and how it works in the Auto Dealer category.  Dan and Joe discuss why auto dealers is such a strong application for Branch of the Future, how ready auto dealers are for this transformation, what has been learned in other verticals that can apply to auto dealers and how auto dealers can evaluate whether they should undergo this transformation.

 

Branch of the Future – A managed service

 

https://www.wwt.com/all-blog/branch-of-the-future-managed-service/

 

WWT’S Branch of the Future practice

 

https://www.wwt.com/branch-of-the-future/

Nov 14, 2018

Our experience in the workplace has evolved greatly in the past few years.  How have these changes made our job easier and enhanced workforce productivity?  WWT’s Joe Berger and Brandon Echele discuss how these changes have enhanced workforce productivity and even lowered real estate costs.  They talk specifically about Huddle Rooms, including what are the characteristics of Huddle Rooms and how they make the workforce more productive.

 

Huddle Spaces Blog Post

 

New Cisco product release

 

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1953453

 

WWT Collaboration practice

 

https://www.wwt.com/solution/collaboration/

Oct 13, 2018

As cybersecurity challenges continue to increase for enterprise organizations, WWT works with partners to address these challenges.  Syncurity is one of those valuable partners.  In this episode, Matt Berry of WWT returns to the podcast, along with Tom Young from Syncurity.  Matt gives an update on the Innovation pod at WWT on Endpoint Security.   Then Matt and Tom discuss solutions and outcomes that Syncurity provides, the challenges customers face that WWT and Syncurity solutions can address, how these solutions differ from other alternatives and use case examples for these solutions.

 

Integrated Endpoint Security Architecture (IESA):

https://www.wwt.com/endpoint-protection/endpoint-security-architecture/

 

IESA Commercial Overview:

https://www.wwt.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/WWT_IESA_Commercial.pdf

Sep 29, 2018

Most of us in technology know about SD-WAN and SD-Data Center.  Now there is a new solution for Software Defined, SD in the Branch.  WWT Mobility experts Bill Thompson and Dan Huber will tell you what SD-Branch is and how it has evolved from SD-WAN and SD-Data Center. 

 

Bill and Dan also talk about what’s the easiest way to integrate all of our devices together and how to make those complex situations easier to manage, the issues in the network that an SD-Branch deployment can address and the solutions that WWT offer in this new Software-Defined Technology.

 

Mobility Analytics

https://www.wwt.com/all-blog/strategies-for-wireless-location-and-analytics/

 

Networking

https://www.wwt.com/solution/networking/

 

Software Defined Networking (SDN) 

https://www.wwt.com/sdn/

Sep 8, 2018

This TEC17 episode is the live recording of WWT’s  Between the Racks series focusing on Deception Technology. When you hear “Deception”, its normally in a negative context. But Deception Technology can actually be a good thing in turning the tables on cyberattacks. In this episode, WWT cybersecurity experts Rick Dudeck, Kent Noyes and Warren Perils discuss the kinds of breaches and attacks that Deception Technology can counter, the use cases where Deception Technology is especially effective and what WWT offers in implementing Deceptive Technology solutions.

 

https://www.wwt.com/all-blog/deception-technology/

Aug 18, 2018

DevOps continues to be an important element in how organizations deliver benefits of new software to their customers and how customers can close the feedback loop by sending feedback back to the developers.  In this episode,  WWT experts Jason Guibert, Paul Richards and Matt Perry look at how DevOps applies to Containers and Microservices.  They discuss the technical and business value  that DevOps provides for Containers, the challenges in adopting DevOps in this space, the real world use cases of successful adoption and the specific solutions that WWT provides to customers on DevOps adoption.

 

Click on the links below to get more information on DevOps from WWT.

 

https://www2.wwt.com/all-blog/devops-a-survival-guide-for-infrastructure-teams/

 

https://www2.wwt.com/all-blog/kubernetes-101/

 

https://www2.wwt.com/all-blog/deep-dive-into-linux-and-docker-containers/

Jul 21, 2018

Artificial Intelligence conjures up different things to everyone.  Groundbreaking?  Scary?  Multiple new possibilities?   Listen in as WWT’s Tim Brooks and Scott Herbig break it all down.  They give a definition of what AI really is and how it connects with Deep Learning and Machine Learning, what’s new with AI right now as it relates to today’s infrastructure and software, and the solutions that WWT can provide to customers.

 

https://www2.wwt.com/solution/big-data/

 

http://fleishmanhillard.com/resource/ai-communications-the-fads-the-fears-the-future/

Jul 7, 2018

Hybrid Cloud Platforms

 

The Hybrid Cloud terminology has been around for awhile now.  But what does it really mean, especially in relation to Public and Private Cloud?   To help explain what it all means, WWT experts Tyler Warren and Chris Nugent address key issues surrounding Hybrid Cloud.   They discuss what Hybrid Cloud really is, what kind of value that Hybrid Cloud brings to organizations which includes providing real use cases on the value Hybrid Cloud provides, how the vision of Hybrid Cloud is evolving into reality and they describe WWT’s emerging technology space, Hybrid Cloud Platforms.

 

To get more information on what Tyler and Chris discuss in the episode, click on the links below.

 

https://www2.wwt.com/workshop/hybrid-cloud-platforms-workshop/

 

https://www2.wwt.com/case-study/financial-institution-hybrid-cloud/?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=

 

https://www2.wwt.com/solution/cloud/

Jun 23, 2018

Endpoint protection continues to be an ever challenging security issue for organizations, with new threats coming forward on a regular basis.  WWT’s Matt Berry and Palo Alto Network’s Danny Milrad discuss how companies must deal with these new threats.  They discuss the changes in the threat landscape in the past year, approaches companies should take in protecting their data from these new threats that have moved beyond just malware and how WWT works with partners like Palo Alto to help customers meet these security challenges.

 

For further information on these topics, click on the links below.

 

https://www2.wwt.com/endpoint-protection/

 

https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/products/secure-the-endpoint/traps.html

Jun 2, 2018

Things are moving fast in the area of Team Collaboration.  One is the recent move by Cisco to move Spark under the WebEx umbrella.  WWT experts Joe Berger and Derrick Monahan discuss the ramifications of that move and the impact on User Experience, how it fits into Cisco’s collaborative portfolio with the Teams platform, the state of adoption by organizations for these new Team Collaboration tools and the status of Artificial Intelligence in the Collaboration space.

 

For more details on the topics Joe and Derrick discuss in this episode, click on the links below:

 

https://www2.wwt.com/all-blog/cisco-spark-meets-microsoft-office-365/

https://www2.wwt.com/all-blog/rising-above-the-collaboration-flood/

https://www2.wwt.com/all-blog/integrated-meetings-the-new-way-to-collaborate/

https://www2.wwt.com/workshop/meetings-workshop/

May 19, 2018

Endpoint Security Architecture (ESA) is an important challenge that organizations are facing in their security environment.  In this episode of TEC17, two of WWT’s experts from their Security practice, Chris Schwind and Matt Berry, discuss some of the key issues related to ESA.  They describe what ESA is and why it’s so important right now, the types of tools that the Security team at WWT is working on within the ESA framework, what business challenges are driven by issues relating to ESA, including threat detection and patch management, and how the Collaboration process has worked with WWT customers in working on ESA solutions.

 

For more information on ESA from the WWT Security team, click on the link below:

 

https://www2.wwt.com/endpoint-protection/

Apr 20, 2018

What is Business Transformation?  How can it help companies make the user experience better for their customers?  WWT experts Dave Chandler, Jon Duren and Shawn Waldrop discuss how organizations can address this important issue as it relates to Network Modernization in their IT environment.  They talk about how companies should deal with the transition from networks connecting through traditional Data Centers to now connecting through the Cloud.  They discuss the benefits that companies can realize using the Cloud and how IT as a Business (ITaaB) can be used to help achieve these benefits.

 

For further information on the Networking Solutions that WWT can provide, click on the link below.

 

https://www2.wwt.com/solution/networking/

Mar 30, 2018

Big Data and analytic tools provide valuable solutions to organizations as they look to meet challenges in their IT environment and customer experience.  This is especially relevant in the Health Care industry.  Listen in as WWT experts Kathleen Nowicke, Keela Davis and Laura Kuehner discuss how Big Data solutions have a powerful impact in the health care vertical.  They discuss the challenges health care organizations face today, what these organizations are doing right now to meet these challenges, how WWT has helped these organizations through Big Data and AI solutions and the business benefits that organizations realize from these solutions.

 

For more in-depth information on WWT’s Big Data and Analytics solutions, click on the link below:

 

https://www2.wwt.com/solution/big-data/

Mar 26, 2018

Two of the most serious security vulnerabilities that companies face today are Spectre and Meltdown.  Listen in as WWT experts Ian Evans and Gene Geddes give their insights on this serious issue.  Ian and Gene describe the differences between Spectre and Meltdown, their two main features from a security perspective and how they impact performance, why these vulnerabilities are at the forefront right now, the solutions that WWT is recommending to companies who face these vulnerabilities and how companies can determine if they are vulnerable to Spectre and Meltdown.

 

For more information on Spectre and Meltdown and how WWT approaches these vulnerabilities click on the links below.

 

https://www2.wwt.com/meltdown-and-spectre

 

 

Feb 19, 2018

The new F5 Super-NetOps Training program is a training and enablement program that helps organizations train engineers and architects to move their networking experience to a programmable infrastructure model.  WWT experts Mark Wall and Joel King discuss the key elements of the F5 Super-NetOps Training program, how it helps organizations meet the challenge of the skill set gap in this space and what differentiates the F5 Super-NetOps Training programs from other such training programs.

Jan 22, 2018

 

Next Gen Data Protection Software

 

Organizations are accumulating more and more data.  With that comes the challenge of having the right hardware and software infrastructure to manage this ever-increasing amount of data.  Listen in as three experts, Steve Gregory and Howard Wendt from WWT, along with Camillo Vitale from Commvault discuss this topic.  They talk about the challenge of keeping up with the demand of storing and protecting increasing volumes of data, what combination of hardware and software best addresses this challenge and what organizations should consider in determining if they need to move to a more scaled-out architecture.

Jan 8, 2018

The Year in Security and looking forward to 2018.

 

2017 was an eventful year in Cybersecurity.  Breaches.  Exposed files.  More election mischief.  Two of WWT’s Security experts, Chris Konrad and Kent Noyes, look back at 2017.   They also look forward to 2018, focusing on key topics including Segmentation, Security Automation and Endpoint Protection.

 

For a deeper dive into all things Security from WWT, click on the link below.

 

Security Solutions

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