Non-Profit Leaders: Making Technology Decisions During Uncertain Times
Whether your non-profit has implemented a Business Continuity Plan or is about to, the burden Executive Directors face now is how to make the right technology decisions to enable people to work from home, all while continuing to respond to critical community needs.
Do people have the computers needed, the network, security and collaboration tools required – what should the priority be? What about leading organizations like Microsoft and Cisco trying to help with trial licenses and access to software – how can you select the right tools to support your remote employees?
During this 60 minute workshop, we’re going to share critical insights to help you shift rapidly to remote operations, and we’ll dive deeper into the key criteria for successfully navigating all of the available collaboration offers, to make sure you choose the right technologies for your people and your organization.
Watch it on-demand and you will learn:
- A review of the top 5 technology challenges organizations are experiencing today due to the enablement of a remote workforce
- Guidance and recommended best practices for agile decision-making and technology prioritization to enable your remote workforce
RecordedApr 4 202061 mins
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The panel discussion with experts from HPE, Veeam, and Softchoice was focused on how an integrated data availability approach can enable you to do more while focusing on your business continuity priorities. The discussion featured how you can efficiently support infrastructure performance management and consumption by radically simplifying your IT, delivering maximum application uptime, and freeing up resources. This becomes more pertinent in the current uncertain times as organizations must rapidly adjust to more urgent demands and risks than ever before.
Here are some of the key questions that were discussed:
• How you can get cloud-like benefits of fast deployment, scalability, and pay-per-use economics with on-premise control?
• How companies like Philips, Mastercard, and Dropbox are getting the benefits of on-premise as service?
• How to create a backup strategy for a modern data center?
• What to look in a Backup as a Service (BaaS) partner?
The panelists also talked about how combining Veeam with HPE Infosight and Greenlake will reduce risk and ensure resilience with integrated end-to-end data availability solutions
Welcome to another month of Rapid Response Virtual Workshops. We start things off by exploring how itopia and Google Cloud together can enable DaaS across your organization quickly and securely.
Organizations need a way to rapidly and securely scale to thousands of remote users without ramping up capital expenditures, while also retaining the flexibility to scale back once their organization is back to "Business as Usual". Softchoice works with the world’s largest companies and public sector organizations to securely enable their people to work from anywhere on any device without adding additional overhead and burden to overworked IT teams.
itopia is a cloud-native automation and orchestration solution enabling Desktop as a Service (DaaS) on Google Cloud. It makes it easy to migrate VDI workloads and deliver multi-session Windows Virtual Desktops and apps to users on any device.
Join Softchoice and Google Cloud experts as we share the future of VDI and delivering desktops in a Google Cloud environment.
What you will learn:
- How itopia’s automation portal can help IT administrators quickly and easily deploy and manage users from a single, intuitive control panel in the browser
- Why hosting enterprise DaaS workloads on top of Google Cloud gives customers an advantage
- How DaaS on Google Cloud is different from other solutions
- How users can connect to their remote desktop
The economic conditions created by Covid-19 are forcing every business to become more efficient through the reduction of costs and increasing the return from existing assets or investments. But with so many implications of reducing spend, how should IT consider its options and make decisions that achieve budget targets while maintaining core services to the business?
Join us to learn about a simple approach to discovering and categorizing all software and cloud spend in an environment for the purpose of taking short-term cost and effort out of an environment, while ensuring the right tools remain in place to support the business.
What you will learn:
- Tools and services that can be used without cost to assess all software and cloud utilization in an environment
- Methodologies for determining how to rationalize redundant products to a core set
- How to restructure licensing agreements to avoid short term cost and long term risk
Denver Rescue Mission helps restore the lives of people experiencing homelessness, poverty, and addiction, through emergency services, rehabilitation, transitional programs, and community outreach. With a four-person IT team, DRM needed help managing various licensing agreements, support with their journey to a hybrid cloud environment and security for a new disaster recovery solution.
Learn how Windows Virtual Desktop built on Azure, can quickly provision and scale virtual desktops and applications faster than was previously possible and how it can provide an additional layer of security for your organization.
What we’ll cover:
- What is WVD – Access from anywhere and on any device with enhanced end security
- What WVD looks like with Surface- Significant cost savings
- Demo – Features and Functionality
Jason Buffington, Vice President, Solutions Strategy, Veeam Software
An interactive panel discussion to learn why insuring your O365 data with the best Veeam O365 backup plans saves your business from a productivity disaster. Learn how to:
• Gain a better understanding for the need of a backup solution for Microsoft O365
• How Veeam O365 backup customers are reaping the benefits of the Veeam solution
• To understand the options available to implement the backup solution in a multi-cloud environment.
Transforming your business and the customer experience with technology is more important than ever, but your transformation goals must change.
Join us to learn how you can turn the current global crisis from an obstacle to a distinct competitive advantage. We explore how leaders are going to make big bets over the next 3 years to transform their business and lead the way out of the global recession.
Geared towards senior IT leaders who are looking to guide their firm towards success in the coming decade, guest speaker Brian Hopkins from Forrester will cover:
• The five "new normal" created by the pandemic
• The opportunity to create a "future fit" business that is adaptive, resilient and creative
• The role of technology-driven innovation in creating adaptive and resilient businesses
• Major technology trends unfolding that open innovation opportunities for future-fit firms
Softchoice Senior Director of Strategy & GTM Enablement, Aaron Brooks
Our reality is changing, and we are going through unprecedented times. Pivoting to adopt the right agile strategy is more important than ever. Softchoice Senior Director of Strategy & GTM Enablement, Aaron Brooks, will kickstart our virtual conference and explore the impacts of this new reality and share how companies are navigating through it poised for growth and success.
Hameed Mohammed, Fortinet Director of Cloud Channel Development
Securing SaaS applications and Public Cloud infrastructure can get complex and expensive quickly. Learn how Softchoice and Fortinet have partnered with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS and Google GCP to enable cost-effective point solutions as well as platforms for proactive detection & response.
Cornelius George, Senior Territory Manager & Eddie Galacci, National Channel Sales Engineer, Sophos
In this session we will cover core security operation capabilities from Protection, Detection, Remediation and Response. The future of security is a marriage of automation and human interaction. Join this session to see how Sophos combines these machine and human elements to achieve the best protection against today’s threats and beyond.
Andrea Knoblauch, Technical Solutions Architect, Softchoice
83% of organizations who use IaaS have experienced at least one security incident *. Enterprises continue to embrace digital transformation and the cloud, but today’s corporate networks were never designed for the cloud and fall well short on delivering the agility and security required to address the requirements of digital transformation. During this session, you will learn how and why to follow a life cycle approach to cloud security governance, how to avoid security risks from misconfigured cloud resources and shadow IT, how and why organizations need to transform both their WAN and security architectures and how to maintain visibility of cloud assets.
Aaron Bogenrief, Public Cloud Innovation Manager, Softchoice & Jeff Pagano, Managed Service Advisor, Softchoice
The application is the lifeblood of the modern organization – it is how a business competes in the market and delivers value to its end-users. Although, cloud is the new normal, strong cloud governance and management is not yet fully embedded in the tools, processes and people that access cloud services. Join this session and gain insight and understanding into key strategies for implementing multi-cloud management, the 4 key cloud governance pillars required for success and evaluate the common stages of cloud governance maturity.
Today, there is immense pressure on IT resources. That said, there is hope and businesses can design their future of work based on end to end solutions. A persona-based approach combined with the four generations of workforce and the selection of one single platform to consolidate all communication and collaboration is only the beginning. Join this session where we’ll specifically outline the four critical elements that will enable the best end user experience for employees with the End User and IT perspective in mind.
Rick Vanover, Senior Director, Product Strategy, Veeam
The threat is real. Ransomware can destroy data and put an organization at risk every day. With the right perspective, tools and implementation options you can take the right precautions to mitigate this threatscape and be resilient.
It is no secret that the transition to flexible work is well underway. And, as the complexity of work increases, people are having to collaborate more and more to solve problems. Meanwhile, they are having to do this from flexible locations. A lot of new ways of working have been deployed in rapid response, but to truly maximize the benefits of long-term flexible working, organizations must focus on bigger change management.
According to research by Softchoice, 57% of IT leaders have exceeded their cloud budget at one point or another. Twenty percent have exceeded it by more than 20%. Any organization investing in the cloud, to any extent, can experience cost overruns. Cost optimization in the cloud is a universal issue, and the budgetary practices that made sense in the era of on-premises (CapEx) computing are exactly the opposite of what’s required to run cloud efficiently (OpEx). However, in the cloud, because resources are flexible, the opposite approach is optimal and creating a balanced cloud budget is key.
Margaret Dawson, Vice President & Chief Digital Officer, RedHat
We are all on a quest for digital leadership. We strive to create compelling and perhaps even disruptive digital experiences for our customers, stakeholders, and users. We embrace new technologies to innovate at a faster pace across our organizations. All of these efforts are for naught if we don’t put “open” at the core of our transformation. Specifically, open architecture; open processes, and open culture. Using the power of enterprise open source technologies and the open source way of doing work, we innovate faster but with security, stability, and scalability - and with motivated, loyal employees. Whether you’re a digital leader, laggard or in the middle of a major transformation, this session will provide fresh perspectives and examples of how becoming a more open organization is core to future growth and change.