Buzzkill E12 – What is security? IT Security Series

On the heels of the global breach using SolarWinds, we decided this would be a good time to bring Security to Buzzkill. In this episode Hunter and Jay provide an introduction to our IT Security Series. As we explore the topic, we will talk to ACTUAL security experts about why it is so important to plan for security, not only as an IT professional or programmer, but as an individual.

Microsoft Teams App Management with Chris Hoard – #OTSTWIT E25

On Friday, January 22, 2021, Chris Hoard, Office Apps & Services MVP, is presenting a session at M365 Friday California titled “Microsoft Teams App Management Fundamentals”. During this session he will dig into the concept of Teams as a Platform (TaaP) and share with administrators the fundamentals of managing third party apps to protect your data while providing end users the best overall experience.

Buzzkill with Amie Seisay – Defining your Information Technology Team Roles & Responsibility

In this episode, we spoke with Amie Seisay about considerations organizations should have when building their IT teams. We had a great time exploring some of the reasons why, when it comes to strategy, communication, change management and other aspects of project implementation, having a diverse team is essential. We all agreed organizations really need more than developers and administrators to get things done. Training, communication and project management skills are fundamentally necessary in getting things done!

Buzzkill E10 – Defining Success in Modern IT Projects

This week on Buzzkill, Jay and Hunter discuss what it means to successfully roll out technology in today’s climate. We discuss traditional IT success criteria, budget and time, but then dig into adoption and value. We posit that a modern IT rollout must consider adoption and value across the entire project, from planning through implementation to training and metrics.

Buzzkill E9 – Communications Pitfalls and Information Technology

This episode explores important aspects of communication, including how communication between IT and the organization is vital both to implementations and ongoing operations.

Though the stereotype of the cynical, introverted and sheltered IT admin may have some legitimacy, there are increasingly many kinds of people IT. Though this means there may be more sociality and better communication skills among IT members than in years past, it’s still very important to hone in on and improve IT communication skills on a regular basis.

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