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QualITy Time with Rick & Rob

QualITy Time with Rick & Rob

By Aqueduct Technologies
A technology podcast by New England's leading IT solutions provider, designed to keep IT professionals informed on the latest enterprise technology solutions to gain a competitive business advantage. We cover topics related to networking, security, data center, cloud, collaboration, and carrier services. Guest speakers include Aqueduct's subject matter experts and leading technology partners.

Our episodes feature a "Let's Taco-bout IT" segment where we'll answer your IT questions while trying new tacos from restaurants in the New England area. Submit questions to marketing@aqueducttech.com.
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EP11 - Critical Cybersecurity Areas to Focus On
Join us as we kick off season 2 of QualITy Time with Rick and Rob! In this episode, we discuss the recent "Shields Up" Advisory that the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released. Join us as we share recommendations on critical cybersecurity areas to focus on. Have questions you want to be answered in our next episode? Submit them here or email us at marketing@aqueducttech.com. Visit www.aqueducttech.com for more information about our solutions and services.
19:54
April 27, 2022
EP10 - Trends That are Shaping the IT Landscape in 2022 ft. Dan Murray
Live and in person again, Rick and Rob meet with Dan Murray, SVP of Strategic Growth and Operations to discuss 2021 IT trends and areas we expect significant impact to customers in 2022, including shifts in IT buying models, technology convergence, and automation.  Featured questions from this episode's "Let's Taco 'bout IT" segment:  What is the future role of application performance monitoring? Have questions you want to be answered in our next episode? Submit them here or email us at marketing@aqueducttech.com. Visit www.aqueducttech.com for more information about our solutions and services.
56:54
January 20, 2022
EP9 - How As-a-Service Models are Shifting the IT Landscape
Live and in person, Rick and Rob discuss IT-as-a-Service models, the many different offerings on the market including Ransomware-as-a-Service, and the benefits of shifting from CapEx to OpEx.  Featured questions from this episode's "Let's Taco 'bout IT" segment: "What's a common misconception of the cloud?" Have questions you want to be answered in our next episode? Submit them here or email us at marketing@aqueducttech.com. Visit www.aqueducttech.com for more information about our solutions and services.
28:58
December 10, 2021
EP8 - Enterprise Networking & Wireless Connectivity ft. Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien, commonly referred to as OB, joins Rick and Rob to share his expertise in networking and stories on some of the ways he's had to be creative in architecting network solutions for businesses. OB also discusses wireless connectivity, the advantages of Wi-Fi 6, and his favorite food to grill.  Featured questions from this episode's "Let's Taco 'bout IT" segment: Tim: "What is your favorite antivirus and why?" Alex: "How do you address ransomware for SaaS providers? Have questions you want to be answered in our next episode? Submit them here or email us at marketing@aqueducttech.com. Visit www.aqueducttech.com for more information about our solutions and services.
52:18
October 20, 2021
EP7 - Shared Responsibility in the Cloud, CICD, and Preventing Downtime ft. Neil Mager
Join Rick and Rob as they discuss cloud solutions including the Shared Responsibility Model, CICD, how to use partners like AppDynamics to prevent downtime, and Rick's favorite topic, cloud security with Aqueduct's Cloud Practice Director, Neil Mager.  Have questions you want to be answered in our next episode? Submit them here or email us at marketing@aqueducttech.com. Visit www.aqueducttech.com for more information about our solutions and services.
40:06
August 05, 2021
EP6 - Cloud Solutions & Common Misconceptions ft. Neil Mager
Listen in as Rick and Rob discuss some of the misconceptions about cloud solutions, the difference between cloud and cloud native, and advice on what organization's should keep in mind when choosing cloud vendors with Aqueduct's Cloud Native Director, Neil Mager.  Have questions you want to be answered in our next episode? Submit them here or email us at marketing@aqueducttech.com. Visit www.aqueducttech.com for more information about our solutions and services.
30:22
August 05, 2021
EP5 - Collaboration Technology & Trends Ft. Matt Guerrera
Rick and Rob chat with Aqueduct's Collaboration Technical Director, Matt Guerrera, about how technology will transform as employees return to the office, artificial intelligence for contact centers, and the future of collaboration technology and how we use it.  Have questions you want to be answered in our next episode? Submit them here or email us at marketing@aqueducttech.com. Visit www.aqueducttech.com for more information about our solutions and services.
44:37
May 28, 2021
EP4 - SASE, IoT Security, and Ransomware ft. Matt Albrecht, CCNP
In this episode, we discuss Rick's favorite topic, IT Security, with Aqueduct engineer Matt Albrecht, a 2X CCNP in Enterprise Networking and Security. Covered topics include SASE, cyberattacks, and Matt's advanced at-home setup for IoT devices and network security.  Have questions you want to be answered in our next episode? Submit them here or email us at marketing@aqueducttech.com. Visit www.aqueducttech.com for more information about our solutions and services.
49:36
April 29, 2021
BONUS - 2021 Cisco Live Announcements & Updates
In this special bonus episode, we talk about trends and announcements that came out of this year's Cisco Live event in the security, collaboration, and networking space. To provide more context, we're joined by some of Aqueduct's elite technical talent: Jay Sartori, Networking Technical Director,  2xCCIE (DC/Security), CISSP Zack James, Collaboration Practice Director Matt Albrecht, Network Architect, 2xCCNP (Enterprise, Security) Have questions you want to be answered in our next episode? Submit them here or email us at marketing@aqueducttech.com. Visit www.aqueducttech.com for more information about our solutions and services.
31:29
April 07, 2021
EP3 - IT Staffing & the Effect of COVID-19 on the Industry ft. Erin Bouthiette and Grace Calfin
In this episode, Aqueduct's Director of Staffing, Erin Bouthiette, and Technical Recruiter, Grace Calfin, join us to discuss how Aqueuduct's Staffing practice got started, how Covid-19 has impacted the IT industry from an employment perspective, and provide advice to those seeking IT-related roles.  Have questions you want to be answered in our next episode? Submit them here or email us at marketing@aqueducttech.com. Visit www.aqueducttech.com for more information about our solutions and services.
39:18
April 01, 2021
EP2 - 2021 IT Trends Ft. Jay Sartori, CCIE, CISSP
Join us and special guest Jay Sartori, a double CCIE and CISSP Technical Director at Aqueduct Technologies, as we discuss current enterprise technology trends including SASE, cloud calling, and Zero-Trust.  Have questions you want answered in our next episode? Submit them here or email us at marketing@aqueducttech.com.  Visit www.aqueducttech.com for more information about our services.
37:14
February 24, 2021
EP1 - The Origin Story ft. Manak Ahluwalia, President & CEO of Aqueduct Technologies
Join Rick and Rob as they take listeners through the journey of how Aqueduct Technologies, New England's leading IT solutions provider, got started, and how they're helping customers leverage technology.  Submit questions to our "Let's Taco-bout IT" segment where we answer your burning IT questions by emailing us at marketing@aqueducttech.com.  Visit www.aqueducttech.com for more information about our services. 
41:17
January 18, 2021