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Digital Aspirations in Business

Digital Aspirations in Business

By Aspire Technology Partners
Welcome to Digital Aspirations - from Aspire Technology Partners, a podcast series where we discuss technology insights driving today’s business transformation. Our host is Doug Stevens, Vice President of Managed Services at Aspire.
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More Top IT priorities for 2020 (Part 2 of 2)

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The Impact of Business Resiliency on Business Operations, Productivity and Efficiency
In the past, business resiliency often sounded like acts of heroism – IT admins rushing to retrieve backup tapes from offsite archives to restore and recover lost data as quickly as possible to make everything go back to “the way it was.” Today, however, business resiliency means adjusting and adapting business operations; not just restoring IT to the way it was but changing business operations. Take the current environment and remote working, remote learning, and telemedicine. Business resilience isn’t about returning to the status quo, but adapting and redefining to new business conditions. On this episode of The Digital Aspirations in Business Podcast, host Doug Stevens and his guests, Kevin Leahy, Director of Data Center Practice & Chandler Basset, Engineering Director, Northeast at Aspire Technology Partners, discuss business impact analysis, disaster recovery and how providing business resilience during the “new normal” is forcing businesses to become more innovative.
26:06
July 19, 2020
Taking a Managed Detection & Response (MDR) Security Approach
In a research note, Gartner recently said that in many organizations, especially mid-sized enterprises, IT has been over-invested in security protections, controls, and products. They recommended allocating more security budget toward managed detection and response (MDR). This makes sense. With new security challenges that we are seeing organizations dealing with, MDR is a reasonable methodology and tool set for threat mitigation. On this episode of The Digital Aspirations in Business Podcast, host Doug Stevens and his guest, John Rossiter, Chief Architect of the Security Operations Center at Aspire Technology Partners, compare MDR to more traditional security approaches and tools and discuss where enterprises need to focus their attention – especially in today’s work from home environment which provides an expanded attack surface for corporate network threats.
28:35
May 27, 2020
The Power of Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) for Your Organization
Distributed networks are not new, but how we deploy and manage them has changed over the years. One key technology is software defined wide area network (SD-WAN), which Gartner says 60% of enterprises will have implemented by 2024. If your organization is among those that have implemented or are considering adopting SD-WAN, this podcast episode is for you! On this episode of the Digital Aspirations for Business Podcast from Aspire Technology Partners, host Doug Stevens, Vice President for Managed Services, Aspire Technology Partners talks with his guest Cody Harris, Director of Digital Architectures, Aspire Technology Partners about the benefits of using software defined wide area network technology. Among these is the ability to provide ubiquitous access to applications and critical data for headquarters and branch offices alike. Join us now to learn more on the podcast.
34:46
April 13, 2020
More Top IT priorities for 2020 (Part 2 of 2)
We are at the beginning of The Data Decade as businesses learn how to leverage data analytics and enabling technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence to make meaningful decisions and take actions. In this episode – part two of our two-part series – host Doug Stevens, Vice President of Managed Services at Aspire interviews his guest John Cope, Regional Technology Director at Aspire about the increasing impact of data on the enterprise. Stevens and Cope discuss leveraging IoT data to gain greater insights, keeping up with the pace of new cybersecurity threats, and how organizations are creating digital workspaces to enhance overall employee experience.
29:24
March 9, 2020
Top IT priorities for 2020 (Part 1 of 2)
Digital transformation is an ongoing trend for many enterprises, but there are several key priorities for IT teams in 2020. In our inaugural episode of the Digital Aspirations Business Podcast from Aspire Technology Partners, host Doug Stevens interviews Kevin Leahy about the Top IT Priorities for 2020 and what you should be preparing for this year. This is not a hypothetical discussion. We talk about the IT investment areas that are a focus for your competitors, partners, and peers today. It's important to establish a level set for the market to ensure you're doing the right things for your business. Doug and Kevin discuss leading IT priorities for 2020 including data protection moving to the boardroom, cloud scaling, integration challenges and early workload decisions for cloud deployments, and internal IT management processes and making sure IT is enabling the pace of transformation.
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February 17, 2020