BizTech - Technology Solutions That Drive Business https://biztechmagazine.com/rss.xml en Microsoft Ignite 2018: Security, Digital Transformation Set to Take Center Stage https://biztechmagazine.com/article/2018/09/microsoft-ignite-2018-security-digital-transformation-set-take-center-stage <span>Microsoft Ignite 2018: Security, Digital Transformation Set to Take Center Stage</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/22746" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="juliet.vanwagenen_22746">juliet.vanwage…</span></span> <span>Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:14</span> <div><p><a href="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ignite" target="_blank">Microsoft Ignite</a>, the company’s yearly conference targeting IT professionals and enterprise developers, is set to kick off next week and continue the dialogue around the tech community’s top priorities. The conference, taking place from <strong>Sept. 24 to Sept. 28 in Orlando, Fla.</strong>, has its finger on the pulse of the IT industry and will focus on solutions for some of the greatest technology challenges today: security, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, among others.</p> <p>Kicking off the conference on Monday, Sept. 24, <a href="https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/66931?source=sessions#ignite-html-anchor" target="_blank">Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will give a “Vision Keynote,”</a> where the company is expected to <strong>unveil several new solutions and partnerships</strong> aimed at addressing emerging trends. Announcements should include changes to several of its main product offerings, such as <a href="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/default.aspx" target="_blank">Microsoft 365</a>, <a href="https://www.cdw.com/content/brands/azure/default.aspx" target="_blank">Azure</a>, the <a href="https://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Microsoft-Surface-Pro-12.3in-Core-i5-7300U-8-GB-RAM-256-GB-SSD/4634733.aspx?pfm=srh" target="_blank">Surface product line</a> and its collaboration software <a href="https://www.cdwg.com/product/Microsoft-Dynamics-365-for-Team-Members-Enterprise-edition-subscription/4522522?pfm=srh" target="_blank">Microsoft Teams</a>.</p> <p>But the excitement won’t end there. Sessions are packed with information on tapping emerging technology for digital transformation and how companies can best make use of cognitive tools, powered by AI, in order to improve productivity and efficiency. Featured sessions include a <a href="https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/66693?source=sessions#ignite-html-anchor" target="_blank">talk from Microsoft’s VP of Business Applications and Global Industry Alysa Taylor and Vice President of Engineering James Philips</a>, alongside others, which will touch on how businesses can power digital transformation via intelligent business applications and the power of the cloud.</p> <p>Cybersecurity is the hardest-hitting issue for any organization today, and the conference takes the time to address security from every angle. One featured session, “<a href="https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/64557?source=sessions#ignite-html-anchor" target="_blank">Getting to a World Without Passwords</a>,” will feature Microsoft’s Director of Program Management Alex Simons and Manini Roy, product manager for the Azure Identity team, who will touch on new and upgraded solutions that can offer companies <strong>passwordless options</strong> for users.</p> <p>Don’t miss a thing! <a href="https://biztechmagazine.com/microsoft-ignite-2018">Keep this page bookmarked</a> for articles from the event. Follow us on Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/BizTechMagazine" target="_blank">@BizTechMagazine</a> or the official conference Twitter account, <a href="https://twitter.com/MS_Ignite" target="_blank">@MS_Ignite</a>, and join the conversation using hashtag <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MSIgnite?src=hash" target="_blank">#MSIgnite</a>.</p> </div> <div> <div class="field-author"><a href="/author/juliet-van-wagenen" hreflang="en">Juliet Van Wagenen</a></div> </div> Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:14:37 +0000 juliet.vanwagenen_22746 42226 at https://biztechmagazine.com CDW Executive SummIT: Synchronized Security May Finally Offer Good News https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cdw-executive-summit-synchronized-security-may-finally-offer-good-news <span>CDW Executive SummIT: Synchronized Security May Finally Offer Good News</span> <div><p>The news surrounding cybersecurity is often bleak: data breaches, more sophisticated attacks and devastating results. But there may finally be some good news. At the recent CDW Executive SummIT, we talked to Joe Levy, CTO of Sophos, about how synchronized security can help defend against more complicated threats. Visit our C<a href="https://biztechmagazine.com/cdw-executive-summit-leading-and-orchestrating-modern-it-strategy">DW Executive SummIT landing page</a> to view more articles and videos from the event.</p> <p>&gt;&gt;Download <a href="https://www.cdw.com/content/cdw/en/orchestration/cyber-security-report.html?cm_mmc=Vanity-_-SecurityReport-_-NA-_-022017">CDW's Cybersecurity Insight Report</a> to learn more about how to protect your data and your network.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/81" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">matt.mclaughlin</span></span> <span>Tue, 09/18/2018 - 19:44</span> <div> <div>Tweet text</div> <div>What good news on cybersecurity did @chiesennegs of @Sophos have to offer at #CDWSummIT2018? Check out our video on synchronized #security:</div> </div> <div> <div>Video ID</div> <div><p>1401135675</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>video type</div> <div><a href="/conference" hreflang="en">Conference</a></div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Activity ID</div> <div><p>MKT24650</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>CDW VV2 Strategy</div> <div>Security</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Segment</div> <div>Med/Lar</div> </div> <div> <div>Customer Focused</div> <div>False</div> </div> <div> <div>Buying Cycle</div> <div><a href="/awareness" hreflang="en">Awareness</a></div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-vertical" data-layout="vertical" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cdw-executive-summit-synchronized-security-may-finally-offer-good-news" data-title="What good news on cybersecurity did @chiesennegs of @Sophos have to offer at #CDWSummIT2018? Check out our video on synchronized #security:" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <span> <span>Sep</span> <span>18</span> <span>2018</span> </span> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-googleplus cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's vertical template --> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cdw-executive-summit-synchronized-security-may-finally-offer-good-news" data-title="What good news on cybersecurity did @chiesennegs of @Sophos have to offer at #CDWSummIT2018? 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Check out our video on synchronized #security:" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fbiztechmagazine.com%2Frss.xml%3Fitem_id%3D799" target="_blank"><span class="pw-box-counter cdw-taboola" data-channel="twitter"></span></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-googleplus cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's horizontal template --> </div> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:44:11 +0000 matt.mclaughlin 42221 at https://biztechmagazine.com CDW Executive SummIT: The Value of a Holistic Approach to Security https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cdw-executive-summit-value-holistic-approach-security <span>CDW Executive SummIT: The Value of a Holistic Approach to Security</span> <div><p>Cybersecurity threats are using sophisticated tools with a high degree of automation. To defend their data and infrastructure, organizations need to adopt a consistent security posture. At the recent CDW Executive SummIT, we talked to Dave Peranich, executive vice president of worldwide sales for Palo Alto Networks, about how a holistic approach to security can help defend against cyberthreats. Visit our C<a href="https://biztechmagazine.com/cdw-executive-summit-leading-and-orchestrating-modern-it-strategy">DW Executive SummIT landing page</a> to view more articles and videos from the event.</p> <p>&gt;&gt;Download <a href="https://www.cdw.com/content/cdw/en/orchestration/cyber-security-report.html?cm_mmc=Vanity-_-SecurityReport-_-NA-_-022017">CDW's Cybersecurity Insight Report</a> to learn more about how to protect your data and your network.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/81" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">matt.mclaughlin</span></span> <span>Tue, 09/18/2018 - 19:18</span> <div> <div>Tweet text</div> <div>See why @DavePeranich of @PaloAltoNtwks recommends a holistic approach to #security at the #CDWSummIT2018:</div> </div> <div> <div>Video ID</div> <div><p>1876317504</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>video type</div> <div><a href="/conference" hreflang="en">Conference</a></div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Activity ID</div> <div><p>MKT24650</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>CDW VV2 Strategy</div> <div>Security</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Segment</div> <div>Med/Lar</div> </div> <div> <div>Customer Focused</div> <div>False</div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-vertical" data-layout="vertical" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cdw-executive-summit-value-holistic-approach-security" data-title="See why @DavePeranich of @PaloAltoNtwks recommends a holistic approach to #security at the #CDWSummIT2018:" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <span> <span>Sep</span> <span>18</span> <span>2018</span> </span> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-googleplus cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's vertical template --> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cdw-executive-summit-value-holistic-approach-security" data-title="See why @DavePeranich of @PaloAltoNtwks recommends a holistic approach to #security at the #CDWSummIT2018:" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="twitter"></span> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="facebook"></span> </div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-counter="true" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cdw-executive-summit-value-holistic-approach-security" data-title="See why @DavePeranich of @PaloAltoNtwks recommends a holistic approach to #security at the #CDWSummIT2018:" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fbiztechmagazine.com%2Frss.xml%3Fitem_id%3D799" target="_blank"><span class="pw-box-counter cdw-taboola" data-channel="twitter"></span></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-googleplus cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's horizontal template --> </div> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:18:37 +0000 matt.mclaughlin 42216 at https://biztechmagazine.com CDW Executive SummIT: How Technology Helps Businesses Be Their Best Selves https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cdw-executive-summit-how-technology-helps-businesses-be-their-best-selves <span>CDW Executive SummIT: How Technology Helps Businesses Be Their Best Selves</span> <div><p>In a digital world, "the way we've always done it" isn't good enough anymore. Organizations are adopting new technologies to transform the way they do business. At the recent CDW Executive SummIT, we asked IT leaders from across the U.S. about the technologies they're adopting and the results they're seeing. Visit our C<a href="https://biztechmagazine.com/cdw-executive-summit-leading-and-orchestrating-modern-it-strategy">DW Executive SummIT landing page</a> to view more articles and videos from the event.</p> <p>&gt;&gt;Download <a href="https://www.cdw.com/content/cdw/en/orchestration/hybrid-cloud-infrastructure-report.html?cm_mmc=Vanity-_-modernit-_-NA-_-062218">CDW's Modern IT Infrastructure Insight Report</a> to learn more about how organizations can benefit from emerging technologies.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/81" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">matt.mclaughlin</span></span> <span>Tue, 09/18/2018 - 18:51</span> <div> <div>Tweet text</div> <div>See how IT leaders at the #CDWSummIT2018 are using technology to do better than &quot;the way we&#039;ve always done it&quot;:</div> </div> <div> <div>Video ID</div> <div><p>1797826111</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>video type</div> <div><a href="/conference" hreflang="en">Conference</a></div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Activity ID</div> <div><p>MKT24650</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>CDW VV2 Strategy</div> <div>Data Center</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Segment</div> <div>Med/Lar</div> </div> <div> <div>Customer Focused</div> <div>True</div> </div> <div> <div>Buying Cycle</div> <div><a href="/awareness" hreflang="en">Awareness</a></div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-vertical" data-layout="vertical" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cdw-executive-summit-how-technology-helps-businesses-be-their-best-selves" data-title="See how IT leaders at the #CDWSummIT2018 are using technology to do better than 'the way we've always done it':" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <span> <span>Sep</span> <span>18</span> <span>2018</span> </span> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-googleplus cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's vertical template --> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cdw-executive-summit-how-technology-helps-businesses-be-their-best-selves" data-title="See how IT leaders at the #CDWSummIT2018 are using technology to do better than 'the way we've always done it':" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="twitter"></span> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="facebook"></span> </div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-counter="true" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cdw-executive-summit-how-technology-helps-businesses-be-their-best-selves" data-title="See how IT leaders at the #CDWSummIT2018 are using technology to do better than 'the way we've always done it':" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fbiztechmagazine.com%2Frss.xml%3Fitem_id%3D799" target="_blank"><span class="pw-box-counter cdw-taboola" data-channel="twitter"></span></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-googleplus cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's horizontal template --> </div> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:51:25 +0000 matt.mclaughlin 42211 at https://biztechmagazine.com CDW Executive SummIT: How Technology Is Changing the Workplace https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cdw-executive-summit-how-technology-changing-workplace <span>CDW Executive SummIT: How Technology Is Changing the Workplace</span> <div><p>The better an organization's employees are able to collaborate, the more effective they are at their jobs. Organizations in a variety of industries are deploying new tools to help users maximize their productivity. At the recent CDW Executive SummIT, we asked IT leaders from across the U.S. about how they're using collaboration solutions to improve the workplace. Visit our C<a href="https://biztechmagazine.com/cdw-executive-summit-leading-and-orchestrating-modern-it-strategy">DW Executive SummIT landing page</a> to view more articles and videos from the event.</p> <p>&gt;&gt;Download <a href="https://www.cdw.com/content/cdw/en/orchestration/modern-workforce.html?cm_mmc=Vanity-_-modernworkforce-_-NA-_-042018">CDW's Modern Workforce Insight Report</a> to learn more about how technology is influencing the modern workplace.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/81" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">matt.mclaughlin</span></span> <span>Tue, 09/18/2018 - 18:22</span> <div> <div>Tweet text</div> <div>IT leaders at the #CDWSummIT2018 are adopting collaboration tools to establish a new culture in the digital workplace:</div> </div> <div> <div>Video ID</div> <div><p>1158913043</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>video type</div> <div><a href="/conference" hreflang="en">Conference</a></div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Activity ID</div> <div><p>MKT24650</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>CDW VV2 Strategy</div> <div>Collaboration</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Segment</div> <div>Med/Lar</div> </div> <div> <div>Customer Focused</div> <div>True</div> </div> <div> <div>Buying Cycle</div> <div><a href="/awareness" hreflang="en">Awareness</a></div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-vertical" data-layout="vertical" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cdw-executive-summit-how-technology-changing-workplace" data-title="IT leaders at the #CDWSummIT2018 are adopting collaboration tools to establish a new culture in the digital workplace:" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <span> <span>Sep</span> <span>18</span> <span>2018</span> </span> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-googleplus cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's vertical template --> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cdw-executive-summit-how-technology-changing-workplace" data-title="IT leaders at the #CDWSummIT2018 are adopting collaboration tools to establish a new culture in the digital workplace:" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="twitter"></span> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="facebook"></span> </div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-counter="true" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cdw-executive-summit-how-technology-changing-workplace" data-title="IT leaders at the #CDWSummIT2018 are adopting collaboration tools to establish a new culture in the digital workplace:" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fbiztechmagazine.com%2Frss.xml%3Fitem_id%3D799" target="_blank"><span class="pw-box-counter cdw-taboola" data-channel="twitter"></span></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-googleplus cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's horizontal template --> </div> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:22:33 +0000 matt.mclaughlin 42206 at https://biztechmagazine.com CDW Executive SummIT: Why Security Is Important to Any Size Company https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cdw-executive-summit-why-security-important-any-size-company <span>CDW Executive SummIT: Why Security Is Important to Any Size Company</span> <div><p>Information security is a growing concern for organizations in every industry, all around the world. No longer do cyberattacks focus on government agencies and major corporations. Today, everyone is a target. At the recent CDW Executive SummIT, we asked IT leaders from across the U.S. about how they're protecting their IT environments. Visit our C<a href="https://biztechmagazine.com/cdw-executive-summit-leading-and-orchestrating-modern-it-strategy">DW Executive SummIT landing page</a> to view more articles and videos from the event.</p> <p>&gt;&gt;Download <a href="https://www.cdw.com/content/cdw/en/orchestration/cyber-security-report.html?cm_mmc=Vanity-_-SecurityReport-_-NA-_-022017">CDW's Cybersecurity Insight Report</a> to learn more about how to protect your data and your network.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/81" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">matt.mclaughlin</span></span> <span>Tue, 09/18/2018 - 17:54</span> <div> <div>Tweet text</div> <div>See what IT leaders at the #CDWSummIT2018 had to say about how their organizations are implementing #security measures: </div> </div> <div> <div>Video ID</div> <div><p>1552558215</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>video type</div> <div><a href="/conference" hreflang="en">Conference</a></div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Activity ID</div> <div><p>MKT24650</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>CDW VV2 Strategy</div> <div>Security</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Segment</div> <div>Med/Lar</div> </div> <div> <div>Customer Focused</div> <div>True</div> </div> <div> <div>Buying Cycle</div> <div><a href="/awareness" hreflang="en">Awareness</a></div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-vertical" data-layout="vertical" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cdw-executive-summit-why-security-important-any-size-company" data-title="See what IT leaders at the #CDWSummIT2018 had to say about how their organizations are implementing #security measures:" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <span> <span>Sep</span> <span>18</span> <span>2018</span> </span> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-googleplus cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's vertical template --> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cdw-executive-summit-why-security-important-any-size-company" data-title="See what IT leaders at the #CDWSummIT2018 had to say about how their organizations are implementing #security measures:" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="twitter"></span> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="facebook"></span> </div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-counter="true" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cdw-executive-summit-why-security-important-any-size-company" data-title="See what IT leaders at the #CDWSummIT2018 had to say about how their organizations are implementing #security measures:" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fbiztechmagazine.com%2Frss.xml%3Fitem_id%3D799" target="_blank"><span class="pw-box-counter cdw-taboola" data-channel="twitter"></span></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-googleplus cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's horizontal template --> </div> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:54:17 +0000 matt.mclaughlin 42201 at https://biztechmagazine.com IT Professionals Day: What Tech Pros Would Change About Business https://biztechmagazine.com/article/2018/09/it-professionals-day-what-tech-pros-would-change-about-business <span>IT Professionals Day: What Tech Pros Would Change About Business</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/22746" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="juliet.vanwagenen_22746">juliet.vanwage…</span></span> <span>Tue, 09/18/2018 - 15:02</span> <div><p>What if IT professionals ruled the world? If they did, business technology would likely look more <strong>user-friendly and forward-thinking</strong> — or at least that’s what one new survey has found.</p> <p>In celebration of <a href="https://www.itproday.org/" target="_blank">IT Professionals Day</a>, which falls on the third Tuesday of every September, <a href="https://www.cdw.com/search/?b=sol" target="_blank">SolarWinds</a> has released findings from its <a href="https://www.solarwinds.com/company/press-releases/2018-q3/solarwinds-it-professionals-day-2018-envisions-a-world-powered-by-tech-pros" target="_blank">A World Powered by Tech Pros survey</a>. The survey takes a look at what a world powered by tech pros could look like if technology professionals had the time, resources, and ability to use their technical prowess to do anything at all.</p> <p>"Today’s technology professionals face a <strong>tremendous amount of responsibility at work</strong>, from one-off user requests and help desk tickets to the expectation of continuous technology implementation,” said Joseph Kim, executive vice president and chief technology officer of SolarWinds said in a statement. “As a result, they have very little time to dedicate to being Tech PROactive."</p> <p><em><a href="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/why-fomo-can-help-promote-it-adoption" target="_blank"><b>VIDEO: </b>Check out how FOMO can help improve adoption of IT tools!</a></em></p> <p>So what would tech pros do if they did have all the time and resources in the world at their disposal?</p> <p>According to the survey findings, they would tap new tools, including <strong>artificial intelligence, automation and cloud</strong>, to uncover more "actionable insights" for businesses as well as simplify repeatable tasks. Respondents noted they would also tap the public cloud in order to scale organization IT operations more easily and affordably.</p> <p>Moreover, if they had more time on their hands at the office, IT pros said would spend it better developing their skillset (<strong>41 percent</strong>), uncovering new technologies (<strong>21 percent</strong>) and strategizing for the future IT environment of an organization (<strong>19 percent</strong>).</p> <p>Interest does not end with the workday, however, with pros reporting that they would use their skills to tap AI, machine learning, deep learning, analytics and the cloud to solve societal problems, including <strong>affordable housing and environmental sustainability</strong>.</p> <p>“In 2017, we revealed that technology professionals are the backbone of our businesses,” Kim added. “This year, we’ve seen this trend continue, with tech pros going above and beyond their responsibilities to explore new technologies and educate themselves further."</p> </div> <div> <div class="field-author"><a href="/author/juliet-van-wagenen" hreflang="en">Juliet Van Wagenen</a></div> </div> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:02:34 +0000 juliet.vanwagenen_22746 42196 at https://biztechmagazine.com How Tech Is Driving a Renaissance at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium https://biztechmagazine.com/article/2018/09/how-tech-driving-renaissance-chicagos-shedd-aquarium <span>How Tech Is Driving a Renaissance at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/22746" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="juliet.vanwagenen_22746">juliet.vanwage…</span></span> <span>Tue, 09/18/2018 - 13:00</span> <div><p>What a difference a few months make. Daniel O’Mahoney is candid about the state of information technology at the <a href="https://www.sheddaquarium.org/" target="_blank">Shedd Aquarium</a> in Chicago when he took over as vice president of IT in <strong>March 2017</strong>, after many years in healthcare IT. And it wasn’t good.</p> <p>“Tech at the Shedd is not the same as tech in health,” he told attendees at <a href="https://biztechmagazine.com/cdw-executive-summit-leading-and-orchestrating-modern-it-strategy" target="_blank">CDW’s Executive SummIT: Orchestrating a Modern IT Strategy</a>. “Technology was not a priority for a long time, and that was evident when I came in the door. My goal was to demonstrate the strategic value of IT to the community and internal team.”</p> <p>That’s especially challenging in the museum industry, which is not known for making digital transformation, or even reliable Wi-Fi, a priority. In the first days after accepting his new position, O’Mahoney visited other museums, zoos and aquariums to understand the state of the art in museum tech.</p> <p>“My big takeaway from that was, I don’t want to use museum technology,” he said. “So much of it was down, outdated and not working right.”</p> <p>The <strong>88-year-old Shedd</strong>, which welcomes <strong>2 million visitors</strong> yearly and is home to <strong>32,000 animals</strong>, was no exception. For example, the aquarium had planned to deploy a guest Wi-Fi system using equipment donated by a trustee, but when O’Mahoney arrived he found the equipment sitting around uninstalled and unused.</p> <p><a href="https://www.cdw.com/content/cdw/en/orchestration/hybrid-cloud-infrastructure-report.html?cm_mmc=Vanity-_-modernit-_-NA-_-062218"><strong>LEARN MORE: </strong>Check out “The Modern IT Infrastructure Insight Report” by CDW!</a></p> <h2>The Shedd’s Top Digital Priorities</h2> <p>Deploying that guest Wi-Fi was one big priority for Shedd during O’Mahoney’s early days. That’s done. Other priorities: Bolster a technology team that was woefully understaffed, enhance the guest experience more generally, implement a stable infrastructure and more.</p> <p>Staffing was big item. There were only <strong>10 people</strong> on the IT staff when O’Mahoney arrived, and not all of the team had the right skill set to manage a modern architecture. The team lacked even a single true developer, for example, meaning it couldn’t really build new applications.</p> <p><img alt="BT_SummIT18.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/sites/biztechmagazine.com/files/BT_SummIT18.jpg" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11px; line-height: 20.8px;">Daniel O’Mahoney, vice president of IT, Shedd Aquarium. Photo: Bob Keaveney.</span></p> <p>“There was significant lack of trust in the IT department,” he said. “They weren’t getting projects done and they weren’t meeting commitments.” As a result of that low trust level, staff were sometimes working around IT to get things done, meaning a lot of rogue IT on the network that the team knew little or nothing about.</p> <p>More broadly, the visitor experience was not where it should have been. The aquarium’s pricing structure was complex and its point-of-sale technology needed an upgrade. As a result, it simply took too long to move people through the ticketing process, and lines grew lengthy.</p> <p>“We had lines going out the door, down the stairs and out to the hot dog stand,” O’Mahoney said. “We had people leaving the aquarium to go to other museums because our lines were too long.”</p> <p><strong>Price complexity</strong> also created problems on the aquarium’s website, where people too often abandoned their online carts before completing the sales process.</p> <h2>Tech Transforms the Shedd Aquarium</h2> <p>Much has changed today. A new, simplified pricing structure is being supported by an upgraded POS system that’s now fully compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. A new infrastructure is being deployed that is becoming the platform on which all the aquarium’s current and future digital transformation will live. And Shedd is in the process of deploying <a href="https://www.cdw.com/content/cdw/en/brand/microsoft/microsoft-365.html?enkwrd=Microsoft%20365" target="_blank">Microsoft 365</a>.</p> <p>Meanwhile, the culture is changing. O’Mahoney now has a <strong>15-member IT team</strong> with a different mix of skills, and he’s recruiting more. He’s partnered with the aquarium’s CEO, Bridget Coughlin, who joined the organization only about a year ahead of O’Mahoney, and with a newly energized technology board to implement a vision for digital transformation within the organization.</p> <p>Much of O’Mahoney’s job was to show his colleagues inside Shedd the power of well-designed and properly maintained network. Now, a team that mostly tried avoiding IT is demanding deeper engagement and more capabilities.</p> <p>“I have to slow them down,” he said. “But just a little. Nobody was asking for Microsoft 365, nobody was asking for a new network, but everyone was complaining when the network went down periodically throughout the day or they couldn’t get their email offsite.”</p> <p>The concrete results are also starting to show. For example, those ticket lines are getting shorter because the interaction time at the ticketing booth has declined from <strong>4.5 minutes</strong> to <strong>2.5 minutes</strong>. Online sales are growing because the cart abandonment rate has declined from <strong>35 percent</strong> to <strong>20 percent</strong>.</p> <p>This is what digital transformation looks like in a modern museum, O’Mahoney said.</p> <p>“You don’t do anything without IT,” he said. “<strong>IT always needs to be at the table</strong>, no exceptions. And when you’re working with a small internal team, it’s vital to have the right strategic partners in place.”</p> <p><a href="https://biztechmagazine.com/cdw-executive-summit-leading-and-orchestrating-modern-it-strategy"><strong>MORE FROM BIZTECH</strong>: Don't miss out on the rest of our coverage from CDW's Executive SummIT!</a></p> </div> <div> <div class="field-author"><a href="/taxonomy/term/11496" hreflang="en">Bob Keaveney </a></div> </div> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:00:08 +0000 juliet.vanwagenen_22746 42191 at https://biztechmagazine.com 6 Rules for Leaders in a Digital World https://biztechmagazine.com/article/2018/09/6-rules-leaders-digital-world <span>6 Rules for Leaders in a Digital World</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/22746" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="juliet.vanwagenen_22746">juliet.vanwage…</span></span> <span>Mon, 09/17/2018 - 17:34</span> <div><p>In a business world characterized by rapid change, the difference between companies that succeed and those that get swept away is often the quality of their leadership — and the decisions they make now about which technologies to bet on and how to manage them. So argued Nigel Moulton, the EMEAC CTO for <a href="https://www.cdw.com/content/cdw/en/brand/dell-emc-interstitial.html" target="_blank">Dell EMC</a>, who said that six principles, in particular, are worth remembering by technology leaders today.</p> <p>Some <strong>89 percent</strong> of businesses already have or plan to adopt a digital-first business strategy, according to survey results by IDC presented at the <a href="https://biztechmagazine.com/cdw-executive-summit-leading-and-orchestrating-modern-it-strategy">CDW Executive Summit</a> in Chicago, where Moulton was speaking. After <strong>lack of budget</strong>, companies identified <strong>culture and leadership</strong> as the two challenges most holding them back from moving forward. </p> <p>Yet no industry is immune to disruption, and those that fail to innovate may not survive, Moulton said. He argued that the <strong>six rules of leadership</strong> for digital disruption are:</p> <p><a href="https://www.cdw.com/content/cdw/en/orchestration/hybrid-cloud-infrastructure-report.html?cm_mmc=Vanity-_-modernit-_-NA-_-062218">LEARN MORE: Check out the Modern IT Infrastructure Insight Report!</a></p> <h2>1. Simplify the End-User Experience</h2> <p>“All of you should be worrying about the fact that your competition is easier to do business with than you are,” Moulton said. That’s because such competitors have “unlocked the secret to removing the friction between the thing you have and the consumption of that thing.”</p> <p>“So, remove the friction,” he said. “If it takes <strong>10 steps</strong> to get customers to the things you have, work <strong>make it five</strong>.”</p> <p>Moulton cited natural language processing as one area that more companies need to be paying careful attention to, noting that technologies like <a href="https://www.cdw.com/content/cdw/en/brand/apple.html?enkwrd=Apple" target="_blank">Apple</a>’s Siri and <a href="https://www.cdw.com/product/Amazon-Echo-Dot-2nd-Generation-smart-speaker/4583400" target="_blank">Amazon</a>’s Alexa are becoming increasingly ubiquitous user interfaces. For example, he said, the latest BMWs all have NLP built into them. “I talk to my car in natural language,” he said. “Is it perfect? No. But is it great? Yes. What are you all doing to integrate natural language and voice into your own frictionless experiences?”</p> <h2>2. Measure Everything to Drive Data-Based Decisions</h2> <p>Technology is moving the marginal cost of <strong>measuring things toward zero</strong>, which means more companies are using sensors to gather vast quantities of data. That means the challenge for businesses will not be acquiring data, but finding meaningful signals in a sea of noise.</p> <p>“In some cases, in very near real-time, you’ll have to make a decision based on a change in a variable,” Moulton said. Therefore, you need lots of data on that variable to know when it’s changed in a meaningful way.</p> <h2>3. Embrace Nonlinearity on the Way to Digital Transformation</h2> <p>The volume of data that the world is generating is moving quickly beyond the linear amounts that human minds are capable of grasping, Moulton said. “We’ll need artificial intelligence and machine learning to decipher the mathematics involved,” he said. “<strong>We don’t do that</strong>; the human brain doesn’t work that way.”</p> <h2>4. Prepare for a Data Overload</h2> <p>Technology is changing the nature of challenges that organizations face, Moulton said. For example, the rise of digital photography has meant that people now take nearly endless photos of everything they do, and the challenge has become storage and indexing of those photos. Only <strong>20 years ago</strong>, cameras all used film, meaning people had to choose carefully what they took pictures of; they printed and framed the best ones they shot.</p> <p>“What used to easy, indexing, is hard,” he said. “And the thing that used to be hard, accessing film, is easy.”</p> <p>That dynamic is happening all over the technology world. So, the challenge for business and technology leaders, Moulton said, is to identify where those kinds of changes will take place in individual industries and try to project how it will likely play out.</p> <h2>5. Don't Give into the Hype Around New Digital Tools</h2> <p>The early ’90s were characterized by ebullience about the dawning of the internet age. And while not all of it was justified, much was. New technology advancements tend come to reach a point where they either do or don’t “cross the chasm,” Moulton said. In other words, they jump from hype to broad adoption, or not.</p> <p>“We have to be able to identify where a technology is in that cycle and whether it will cross the chasm,” he said. He argued that <strong>AI and the Internet of Things</strong> probably have crossed the chasm, and that blockchain eventually will, but hasn’t yet.</p> <h2>6. Be Curious About New Technology</h2> <p>It’s vital for tech leaders to remain curious about the technologies that are changing business and to encourage their teams to remain curious, as well. “Being curious about these technologies is a <strong>crucial human endeavor</strong>,” he said.</p> <p><a href="https://biztechmagazine.com/cdw-executive-summit-leading-and-orchestrating-modern-it-strategy"><strong>MORE FROM BIZTECH</strong>: Don't miss out on the rest of our coverage from CDW's Executive SummIT!</a></p> </div> <div> <div class="field-author"><a href="/taxonomy/term/11496" hreflang="en">Bob Keaveney </a></div> </div> Mon, 17 Sep 2018 21:34:13 +0000 juliet.vanwagenen_22746 42181 at https://biztechmagazine.com CDW Executive SummIT: Technology Drives Innovation Forward https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cdw-executive-summit-technology-drives-innovation-forward <span>CDW Executive SummIT: Technology Drives Innovation Forward</span> <div><p>Organizations across every industry are finding new ways to use technology to help them do business more effectively and efficiently. 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