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45 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
Return to the Office (but not returning to the old ways)
In this episode, we will be talking to Graeme Watt CEO at Softcat, Rob Parkinson CIO at Softcat and Dean Gardner Softcat’s Field Chief Technology Officer. We will be discussing Returning to the office and if this is something businesses are planning, taking into consideration the many factors. What are those considerations and how could those decisions impact your business and the employee experience? We are going to look through the Softcat lens and aim to share some of our own thinking on return to the office. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Data Management for the Multi-Cloud
In this episode, we will be talking to Don Foster Commvault’s Global VP for Sales Engineering and Matt Watts, NetApp’s Chief Technology Evangelist. We will be discussing the 4th industrial revolution now, a data revolution. Organisations are a-massing more and more data with an increasing appetite into this data providing value and being under increasing compliance and regulatory pressures. On top of this customers are wrangling with how to operate a multi-cloud environment, in which their data plays a key role. In this podcast we want to explore this challenges from a number of different perspectives to shine a light on this part of the industry and provide guidance on how to navigate it successfully. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 minutes | May 18, 2021
The Evolution of Security with Palo Alto Networks CTO and founder, Nir Zuk
In this episode, we will be talking to the co-creator of one of the key components of modern IT security, the next gen firewall. We will also be discussing how the industry has changed over the last 15 years, the key areas of security that you should be focusing on today, and how it’s decided what the next developments in security will be. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
43 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Sustainability in IT
In this episode, we take a look at what sustainability in IT looks like at the moment, why it’s so important, as well as ways in which different areas of the IT industry can work towards becoming more sustainable; and finally, as always, we’ll be taking a look into the future, and trying to understand what goals the industry should be working towards, and how we might get there. We look at how the channel as a whole can become more sustainable, from customer to reseller to distributor to manufacturer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
A look at the IT industry with Sanjay Poonen
In this very special episode of Explain IT, Zac was joined by a very special guest, none other the VMware's COO, Sanjay Poonen, as well as Explain IT regular, Dean Gardner. This episode takes a broad look at some of the key challenges and trends in the industry today, including: the long lasting impacts of the pandemic on the industry and wider society, how technology will evolve over the next 5 years, and the many ways organisations can be a driving force for positive change. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
32 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Bringing company culture to remote working
In this episode, host Zac Abbott is joined by guest from Softcat and Google to talk about organisational culture. We take a look at what organisational culture is, why it's so important as a way to differentiate yourself from the competition, how you can go about bringing that culture to a remote workforce (including the technologies to do it) and finally how we might see the culture of organisations develop in the future. This is a can't miss episode for anyone looking to enhance their remote working culture! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
33 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Women In Technology
This episode is all about women in technology. We talk about what impacts having greater diversity in the industry has, the journey’s that our guests have had to becoming a senior woman in tech, what it’s like to be a woman in tech at the moment and throughout the pandemic, and how the industry can evolve. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
The next step in remote working
In the second episode of our Remote Working deep dive mini series, we're talking about how organisations can move beyond the basic model of remote working, and take the remote user experience to the next level. We explore not only the key technologies that can be used, but also the way in which leaders can demonstrate best practices in the way we work remotely, allowing for greater user freedoms, and accommodating different working patterns. Finally, we take a look at what remote/hybrid working could look like in the future. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
38 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Securing the remote workforce
In the first episode in our remote working deep dive mini-series, we're taking a look at what new threats security teams are facing in a remote world, how they can start to address these challenges, and what the future of end user security will look like as remote working continues to dominate the way many organisations operate. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
2021 Tech Predictions
Season 4 of Explain IT is now live! We're kicking this season off with a look at what's to come, with our 2021 Tech Predictions episode. It's a can't miss episode if you want to get ahead of the game and understand what will be heading your way over the next 12 months in the world of enterprise IT See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
Season 4 - Coming Soon!
It's a new year, and that can mean only one thing: the next season of Explain IT is almost here! Keep your eye on this feed for brand new episodes coming your way very soon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
43 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Ask Us Anything - Part 2
In the second part of our ‘Ask Me Anything’ show, host Zac Abbott is once again joined by Softcat’s Chief Technologists, Craig Lodzinski, Adam Harding, Adam Louca and Dean Gardner. In this episode they look at how AI might move forward in the world of work, the most important element of cyber security and settle it once and for all… Windows or Mac? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
Ask Us Anything - Part 1
In this episode we hand the reins over to our listeners and answer some of the burning questions they have for us. In the first of our two-part ‘Ask Me Anything’ show, host Zac Abbott is joined by some of Softcat’s Chief Technologists, Craig Lodzinski, Adam Harding, Adam Louca and Dean Gardner. Together they look at how cybersecurity threats have changed; cloud strategy and the potential limits of cloud storage; and our new home working arrangements, including the argument over productivity tracking and how our future offices may look. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
32 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
Futurism with AWS
In this episode we take a little look into the future and the hot topics that are emerging in tech. Exploring blockchain, machine learning and quantum computing, as well as touching on the developments in video, our guests explain more about practical use cases that we may begin to see. Host Zac Abbott is joined by experts Craig Lodzinski, Softcat’s chief technologist for data and emerging tech, and Martin Beeby, principal advocate at AWS See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
The Versatility of Cloud Technology
In this episode we look at the versatility of cloud technology and how it’s helped in the fight against coronavirus and how these changes might benefit the future. Dean Gardner, Softcat’s chief technologist for cloud and Wayne Phillips, worldwide public sector partner manager at AWS join host Zac Abbott to share their thoughts and expertise on the matter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
35 minutes | May 12, 2020
Looking Beyond Coronavirus
In this episode we look at the impact that Covid-19 has had on industry and how tech has played a part in keeping workforces operating. We also discuss how long-lasting these adaptations might be, and what the future might look like, post-Covid. Joining host Zac Abbott is Dean Gardner, Softcat’s chief technologist for cloud technology, and Adam Harding, Softcat’s chief technologist for modern workspace. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
In this episode we dive into the world of cyber espionage and look at how it’s impacting organisations today. Host Zac Abbott welcomes experts Adam Louca, Softcat’s chief technologist for cyber security and Zeki Turedi, EMEA technology strategist at CrowdStrike and together they chat about the essential ways to protect your organisation from the growing, and often hidden, threat of cyber espionage See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
In this episode we look at SOAR technology; what it is and how it can help us automate security processes, releasing the security teams from purely reactive tasks to more proactive, valuable work. We also look to the future and how SOAR technology might integrate and make a lot of functions more intelligent. Host Zac Abbott is joined by Softcat’s chief technologist for cybersecurity, Adam Louca and Matt Rhodes, senior channel manager for Demisto at Palo Alto Networks. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24 minutes | Feb 3, 2020
Windows Virtual Desktop
In this episode we look at Windows Virtual Desktop; what it is, why it’s important and what we might see in the future from it. Host Zac Abbott is joined by Softcat’s chief technologist for digital workspace, Adam Harding, Microsoft’s Windows Virtual Desktop global black belt, Tom Hickling, and Jez Haisman, Director of SI development and Microsoft Alliances in the EMEA for Citrix. Together they look at the evolution of virtual desktops and how Microsoft and Citrix work together to bring the best capabilities to an organisation’s VDI. They also look at who these services are relevant for and how best customers can use them. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
38 minutes | Jan 13, 2020
2020 Tech Predictions
In the first episode of series three we cast our eyes over the new year and ask some of the biggest tech brains in Softcat about their predictions for 2020. Alongside host Zach Abbott, Softcat’s chief technologists share their thoughts on what may be emerging in the next 12 months. They discuss simplifying cyber security and cloud, the potential increase in AI tech, improving patient and citizen access, and balancing user freedom as well as ways to improve employee engagement. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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