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  • HPE on Making AI Adoption a Strategic and Sustainable Business Outcome

    15 MAY 2024 · The next expert interview podcast explores best practices for deploying artificial intelligence (AI) with a focus on sustainability and strategic business benefits. As AI rises as an imperative that impacts companies at nearly all levels, proper concern for efficiency around energy use and resources management has emerged as a key ingredient of success -- or failure.  It’s becoming increasingly evident that AI deployments will demand vast resources -- energy, water, skills, and upgraded or wholly new data center and electrical grid infrastructures. Stay tuned to learn why factoring the full and long-term benefits — accurately weighed against the actual costs — is essential to assuring the desired business outcomes from AI implementations. Only by calculating the true and total expected costs in the fullest sense can businesses predict the proper fit-for-purpose use for large deployments of AI systems. Here to share the latest findings and best planning practices for is, Director and Chief Technologist of Sustainable Transformation at The discussion is moderated by, Principal Analyst at Sponsor:
    Played 42m 33s
  • How a Minnesota Law Firm Brings Mission Critical Security to Myriad Mobile Devices

    12 FEB 2024 · The next BriefingsDirect mobile devices security and privacy discussion examines how a new balance needs to be struck between giving users at the remote edge all the productivity they want, while protecting the most sensitive information. Join the podcast now to learn how a Minnesota law firm puts the power of diverse mobility to widespread use and keeps confidential and regulated data under strict control. Here to share his story of how to guide small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to the edge and back safely is Mark Hatfield, IT Director at Jeff Anderson & Associates, and IT Infrastructure and Security Consultant at Hatfield Engineering Corp., both in St. Paul, Minnesota. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. [Sponsor: Bitdefender]
    Played 30m 45s
  • How IT Security Teams Do More with Less When Economies Rapidly Change

    18 JAN 2024 · The next IT security best practices discussion examines how a leading German home builder has adjusted to a major economic market disruption. Germany’s home building demand has recently reversed, putting pressure on builders to reduce IT costs while remaining secure. Stay tuned here to learn how a large, distributed workforce can be best supported by IT -- even as business conditions change and budget requirements lead to broad consolidation. Here to share how an efficient security team helps the shift from managing surging growth to optimizing around necessary contraction is, Information Security Officer at in Simmern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. The discussion is moderated by, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. [Sponsor
    Played 27m 43s
  • How Accounts Payable Automation and Agility Drive Long-Term Business Productivity

    13 NOV 2023 · The next business modernization discussion focuses on how optimizing and automating accounts payable (AP) functions gives businesses improved insights and levers to better transform. We’ll examine how improved control and management over cash flow, payables, and related fiduciary functions elevate overall financial situational awareness.Via adoption of intelligent automation, such new awareness -- and the greater efficiency it produces -- will further support the expected consolidation and convergence of financial operations within the typical office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Here to show how and share his insights as a business operations efficiency veteran and expert is our guest,, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at The discussion is moderated by, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. [Sponsor:]
    Played 27m 30s
  • How Dashboard Analytics Bolster Security and Risk Management Insights Across IT Supply Chains

    28 SEP 2023 · The next security enhancement discussion examines how innovative managers are increasingly benefiting from interactive dashboard analytics. The resulting actionable knowledge elevates security situation awareness to the higher order value of overall business risk assessment and mitigation. Learn how has gained such deep insights -- not only into how its distributed apps, systems, and data are secured, but also into the hidden risks that can develop across entire IT and data services supply chains. Here to share his story on how to elevate IT security to a mission-critical value of comprehensive risk mitigation and overall business resiliency is, Director of Marketing and IT Strategy at Bruce Auto Group in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. The discussion is moderated by, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Sponsor:
    Played 34m 36s
  • How WFH Accelerated IT and Security Transformation at Global Publisher HBG

    11 JUL 2023 · The next security innovations discussion examines how the rapid shift to remote work has accelerated a rethinking of security and IT processes at a New York-based publishing organization. Rearchitecting the security posture of a business means adjusting work patterns and IT in ways that both reduce risk and heighten performance. But the trick is to do so without alienating workers -- wherever they may be -- and maintaining strong productivity. Here to share her story on how to digitally transform a traditional business structure, reduce risk factors, and preserve a highly creative culture is, Senior Director of Information Technology Services at (HBG) in New York. The discussion is moderated by, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. [Sponsor:]
    Played 32m 31s
  • Why today’s hybrid IT complexity makes 'as a service' security essential

    24 APR 2023 · Amid rapidly growing IT security costs and the added complexity of distributed workforces, the challenges facing IT services providers are clearly outrunning past practices. That’s why more automation, integration, and acquiring security “as a service” are in hot demand. Stay with us now as the next BriefingsDirect security innovations discussion examines how is seeking such new ways and new partners to ensure that security incidents are kept in check across a variety of hybrid IT services and scenarios. Here to share his story of increasingly embracing security-as-a-service, Vice President of Cloud Services at Heartland Business Systems (HBS) in Little Chute, Wisconsin. The discussion is moderated by, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. [Sponsor:]
    Played 24m 32s
  • For UK MSP, optimizing customer experience is key to successful security posture and productivity

    30 MAR 2023 · For managed service providers (MSPs), making the IT infrastructure as invisible as possible isn’t just a “nice-to-have" — it's also elemental to delivering the best customer experience. Securing IT for these tech services and support users is no different. The less complexity and interference with productivity from the underlying security apparatus — the better. The next security innovations discussion examines how Scottish MSP has taken the customer experience imperative to new heights — even as its users move increasingly to hybrid IT models. Here to share their story of better managing the security experience as a means of enhancing the overall IT services value are, Co-Founder and Director of IT Support Services and Advice at Grant McGregor in Edinburgh, and, Head of IT Service at Grant McGregor. The discussion is moderated by, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. [Sponsor:]
    Played 34m 54s
  • Defending the Perimeter Evolves into Securing the User Experience Bubble for UK Cancer Services Provider

    1 MAR 2023 · An underappreciated aspect of enhancing is the impact on an end user’s comfort and trust in the services provided. In the case of health care services and support, making the patient feel welcome and safe can be a game-changer as they seek access to needed services and care. The next examines how in the United Kingdom (UK) places the ease of use and sense of security in the services provided as a top IT -- and community service -- requirement. Here to share their story on how to develop and deliver a cloud-ready security bubble around all users, their activities, and the sensitive data they share is our guest,, Head of Information Security at in London. The interview is moderated by, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. [Sponsor:]
    Played 29m 10s
  • How A-Core Concrete Sets a Solid Foundation for Preemptive Security

    25 JAN 2023 · A special breed of company -- even though it has a relatively small number of employees -- does very big jobs with those lean and often distributed workforces. A perfect example of such a concentrated and efficient business is, which builds large and complex structures across the Western United States. When it comes to managing IT, the lean-and-mean mantra also holds true. The jack-of-all-trades requirements means that the IT leadership of it is often the head of security. As a prime example, that’s another way that A-Core Concrete shines. Read a or a copy. Today’s security innovations discussion examines how A-Core Concrete has created a security culture that relies on centralized administration, proactive insights, and rapid remediation to successfully assure that the whole company operates at peak performance. Here to share the story of how to best balance resilient security with the efficient use of human capital and resources is, Chief Information Officer (CIO) at, in Salt Lake City. The discussion is moderated by, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Sponsor:
    Played 30m 2s
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