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VDX 2020: Protect a Business Like You Would Your Own Home

Anti-virus and firewall are not enough. Learn how a co-managed SIEM prevents, detects, and responds to ensure your customers have true cybersecurity protection.

What you will learn:

What is co-managed SIEM, from a simple home analogy visual
How Netsurion’s co-managed services support and simplify compliance management
What Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and MITRE ATT&CK mean to you and your customers
Recorded May 21 2020 41 mins
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    is the digital experience. This business motion presents a need to precisely orchestrate how organizations develop, operate, and
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    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. While the amount of security attention needed for
    SaaS is relatively lower than for IaaS, every service has different implications, unique features, and its own administrative interface,
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    *Source: McAfee
    More about Andrea: Andrea is a Security Architect at Softchoice, working with organizations to securely adopt
    new technology for over 15 years. She currently works with industry groups including the Cloud Security Alliance
    (CSA) on building framework and governance for new technologies.
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    Our world has been forever changed. Are you future-proofed? Are you prepared as an organization to create a culture that fosters employee engagement within a diverse and distributed workforce? Are you building an environment that embraces choice and flexibility, diversity, and inclusion? How does your organization compare to the rest of the world’s leading workforces?
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    The application is the lifeblood of the modern organization – it is how a business competes in the market and delivers value to its
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    people that access cloud services. Cost anomalies, concerns around cloud security and a general lack of cloud governance create
    risk for business. These challenges are further underscored by a general lack of skills or resource to adopt and optimize cloud native
    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.

    Speakers: Aaron Bogenrief, Public Cloud Innovation Manager, Softchoice & Jeff Pagano, Managed Service Advisor, SoftchoiceMore about Aaron: Aaron Bogenrief is an Innovation Leader and Multi Cloud subject matter expert leading the North American team responsible for the execution of our multi cloud strategy for GCP, AWS, and Azure. Leaning on more than a decade of IT transformation expertise, Aaron had acted as a solution architect, services manager and senior consultant supporting enterprise customers as they embrace digital modernization through advanced technologies. More about Jeff: Jeff Pagano is a 20 year IT veteran who’s career has spanned systems engineer to CEO. In his capacity as Advisor for Softchoice, Jeff leads customers through discovery of true business opportunity, implementation of solutions, and optimization of infrastructure and operations. He recently decamped from Brooklyn with his wife and 2 young kids to greener pastures - literally - in Central New York.
  • Digital Transformation: Now is the time to think big! Jan 5 2021 7:00 pm UTC 18 mins
    Andrew Caprara, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Softchoice
    Andrew discusses what this future of work means for organizations long term. Learn why embracing this change that has been thrust upon us will allow you to "swim with tides to new places" and how ignoring it will cause you to sink. It’s as clear and as stark as that.

    This session covers three main areas:
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    2.Adapting with your Customers - what will they demand, and how can you evolve the customer experience with them?
    3.Optimizing infrastructure - what can you prepare your infrastructure today to keep your people and your customers safe and secure, while also creating a foundation for winning with your people and your customers tomorrow?
    If you work in IT you'll want to hear how organizations are developing a deeper understanding of their customers, building agile platforms, and communicating the impacts of necessary IT changes.

    We help thousands of organizations accelerate digitally every day.
    More about Andrew: As the Senior Vice President of Strategy & Business Development, Andrew is responsible
    for leading Softchoice’s Strategy, Business Development, Marketing, and Customer Experience functions. Andrew
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    Luisa Colmenares, Senior Innovation Manager, Softchoice
    IT investments are becoming more strategic and the role of IT is key to the success of the future of work in every company. The pressure continues to grow within IT departments as they need to make the right decision in a complex environment. Learn how to unleash the potential of your people while optimizing operations and rationalizing costs in this ebook.

    In this webinar, we will discuss how collaboration and digital workplace is built on six pillars that support consistent productivity across all working environments.

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    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.

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    1- IDC FutureScape 2018
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  • Future of Work: Challenges of Securing a Remote Workforce Recorded: Aug 20 2020 55 mins
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    - How CrowdStrike protects all endpoints that access the enterprise, providing advanced threat hunting, next-generation antivirus protection, and tools for proactive incident response.

    - What Okta does to establish a Zero Trust that securely connects the right people to the right technologies and secures frictionless access for remote and on-premises teams, enabled by an intuitive single sign-on and powered by adaptive multifactor authentication.

    How Proofpoint protects against today’s complex people-based attacks, defending against phishing, malware and other workforce attacks with deep visibility and behavioral training.
  • Cloud Transformation: How to Put Hybrid Cloud Economics to Work Recorded: Aug 11 2020 53 mins
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  • Plan for the future with Apple, Jamf and Softchoice Recorded: Jul 21 2020 65 mins
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    - Data Migration tools, frameworks , picking a pilot application and database to migrate
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    - Overview of Power BI, Deployment process, and typical Azure BI architecture
  • Cloud Cost Optimization: How To Avoid Overspend & Control Costs Recorded: Jul 10 2020 59 mins
    Softchoice
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    - Best practices for creating a balanced cloud budget
    - How your cloud maturity can impact cloud cost management
    - Understanding cloud cost optimization techniques to reduce costs
    - How to implement a Cloud Cost Management practice
  • Join a Windows Virtual Desktop Demo to Enable Your Remote Work Faster Recorded: Jul 10 2020 62 mins
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    Topics covered include:

    - Explore how to gain speed, agility, and cost savings by only paying for desktop consumption when you need it
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    - Demo – Features and Functionality
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    – How you can monitor and manage your kiosk deployment from remote locations
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Unleashing the Potential of People and Technology
Through our unique points of view, Softchoice challenges influential business leaders to think differently about the impact of technology on employees and customers.

* Our talented team of experts offers unmatched vendor consolidation, licensing and asset management

* We provide a wide variety of award-winning, world-class managed service offerings centered on Enabling Hybrid IT and Enabling End Users

* Softchoice has offices in 30 local markets across North America

*We are a top-tier partner for all major IT brands, and a trusted partner to 2,500+ technology manufacturers

VDX II: Digital Acceleration on Oct 14 & 15 - Register Now: https://www.softchoice.com/vdx .

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