Interop Preview: An Interview With Chris Murphy
E2 Radio 3/6/2014 742 comments
If you want the latest take on the life of today's CIO, you can't miss this Interop Preview episode of E2 Radio.
We're going to be talking with Chris Murphy, editor of InformationWeek and Strategic CIO columnist on digitial business issues. In the conversation and online discussion we'll hear about key technology and organizational issues for today's CIO. We'll also get the latest on the CIO-specific program that's part of the conference at Interop 2014 in Las Vegas.
Chris Murphy has been covering technology leadership and strategy issues for InformationWeek since 1999. Before that, he was editor of the Budapest Business Journal, a business newspaper in Hungary; and a daily newspaper reporter in Michigan, where he covered everything from crime to the car industry. Murphy studied economics and journalism at Michigan State University, has an MBA from the University of Virginia, and has passed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams.
Interop Preview: An Interview With Glenn Evans
E2 Radio 2/27/2014 531 comments
Interop began as an event to test network equipment interoperability. The InteropNet is still one of the largest on-going interoperability test beds. That's why InteropNet's lead engineer, Glenn Evans, is such an important guest for E2 Radio.
Join us in this very important Interop Preview episode of E2 Radio when we talk with Glenn Evans, founder and president of Acrux Consulting and lead network engineer for InteropNet. He'll share with us how the network is coming together, which new technologies will be highlighted, and how you can follow all the action even if you can't make it to Las Vegas.
Evans brings more than 25 years of systems and networking experience in both management and technical operations, including 15 years in the event space.
Don't miss this episode with Glenn Evans -- there is guaranteed to be information that you can take from InteropNet back to your enterprise network to make it faster, more reliable, and more future-proof.
Interop Preview: an Interview With Vivek Bhaskaran
E2 Radio 2/20/2014 617 comments
IT and the enterprise it serves can't be separated. That's why business leaders can offer such valuable lessons to IT pros -- especially when those business leaders truly understand IT.
In this special episode in our series of shows bringing you speakers from the Interop 2014 conference, Vivek Bhaskaran, founder of Ideascale and Survey Analytics, will join us to talk about the business of IT -- and what IT can mean for a successful business.
He is a business leader experienced in bringing innovation to enterprise IT by changing the culture -- and we're going to be talking culture, innovation, and IT evolution in this information-packed hour.
Bhaskaran is the co-founder of IdeaScale. He plays a key role in defining company strategy, which uses technology and innovation continuously in order to maintain IdeaScale's leadership in the innovation software industry. IdeaScale is now the world's largest innovation management platform.
He is also the founding member and CEO of Survey Analytics, one of the industry's leading providers of Web-based research technologies. In 2008, Survey Analytics made Inc. magazine's list of the fastest-growing private companies, ranking 172nd overall and 25th among business-service providers.
Vivek Bhaskaran completed his primary education in India before moving to Russia and then the US. He holds a B.S. in computer science from Brigham Young University, Utah.
Interop Preview: An Interview With Ethan Banks
E2 Radio 2/13/2014 574 comments
Enterprise data doesn't move without enterprise networks. Few people understand those networks like Ethan Banks.
Join us as we talk with Banks about Ethernet, software-defined networks, and the future of enterprise networking in a wide-ranging interview and online discussion that will tackle the most pressing issues in today's enterprise network.
Ethan Banks, CCIE No. 20655, is a hands-on networking practitioner who has designed, built, and maintained networks for higher education, state government, financial institutions, and technology corporations.
Since April 2010, he has also been a host of the Packet Pushers Podcast. The technical program covers practical network design, as well as cutting-edge topics like virtualization, OpenFlow, software-defined networking, and overlay protocols. The podcast has had more than 1 million unique downloads and today reaches a global audience of more than 10,000 listeners. Also a writer, Banks covers network engineering and the networking industry for a variety of IT publications. He is the editor for the independent community of bloggers at PacketPushers.net.
He will be speaking at a variety of sessions at Interop 2014 in Las Vegas. We're bringing him to E2 Radio ahead of the conference to share his insight with you and allow you to ask your most critical questions. Join us for this outstanding episode. Your network users will be glad you did.
Interop Preview: An Interview With Jonathan Feldman
E2 Radio 2/6/2014 804 comments
When you're running a city, data is critical. When that city is known for its creative population, data is interesting, too.
In this Interop Preview episode of E2 Radio, we'll be talking with Jonathan Feldman, CIO of the City of Ashville, NC. He'll be sharing his knowledge on what it takes to be a great CIO -- and what it takes to get the job to begin with.
Jonathan Feldman is CIO for a rapidly growing North Carolina city recognized nationally and internationally for improving services to citizens and reducing expense through IT innovation. His previous work in the private sector includes providing infrastructure and security services to government, military, law enforcement, and financial services organizations. You can follow him at @_jfeldman on Twitter.
Jonathan will be speaking in the Startup Hot Seat and So You Want To Be a CIO? at Interop 2014 in Las Vegas. Join us as Jonathan shares his expertise with the E2 Radio audience -- you'll be glad you made time to tune in!
Interop Preview: An Interview With Howard Marks
E2 Radio 1/30/2014 770 comments
Storage is a mission-critical component in any IT infrastructure. The success of your storage system can make (or break) the success of your entire application delivery system.
In this special Interop Preview edition of E2 Radio, we'll talk with Howard Marks, Founder and Chief Scientist at DeepStorage, and speaker in two important Interop conference sessions.
Howard Marks provides the kind of practical, hands-on analysis that can only come from spending 30 years in the trenches. As a consultant he helped organizations large and small including American Express, JP Morgan, Borden Foods, BBDO Worldwide, and Foxwoods Resort Casino solve real-world storage and network problems.
Now at DeepStorage he runs an independent test lab evaluating the latest in storage and datacenter networking products in beautiful Santa Fe, N.M., and writing about them for multiple websites including NetworkComputing.com. An entertaining and energetic speaker, Howard speaks regularly at industry events. He has written three books and hundreds of articles on networking and storage technologies.
Join us for the in-depth interview and live online discussion about how to get the most from solid-state storage and your entire storage infrastructure in this exciting Interop Preview episode!
Interop Preview: an Interview With Romi Mahajan
E2 Radio 1/23/2014 766 comments
Interop 2014 is fast approaching. E2 Radio will be bringing you speakers and topics from the conference in the weeks leading up to Las Vegas.
In this episode we'll be interviewing Romi Mahajan, Interop 2014 chair of the Business of IT track and a globally-renowned marketer, IT and strategy thinker, and author.
Romi's career is a storied one, including spending nine years at Microsoft. He was the first CMO of Ascentium, a leading digital agency, and founded the KKM Group, a boutique advisory firm focused on strategy and marketing. Romi has also authored two books on marketing -- including his latest, To Thine Own Self: Honesty in Marketing.
A prolific writer and speaker, Mahajan lives in Bellevue, Wash., with his wife and two kids.
Mahajan graduated from the University of California at Berkeley at the age of 19 with a Bachelor’s degree in South Asian Studies. He also received a Master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Join us for this important interview and plan to be part of the online discussion where you can talk with your fellow community members and ask Romi direct questions about marketing, the business of IT, and the upcoming conference at Interop 2014 in Las Vegas.
Real Wins From Virtual Servers: An E2 Radio Encore Presentation
E2 Radio 1/14/2014 556 comments
Sponsored by Dell and Intel
For many IT organizations, a new year means new pressure to virtualize the infrastructure -- and to get it right. Years of virtual half-steps often present significant roadblocks to that maximum virtualization benefits. You must be willing to leave missteps behind if you don't want to leave major IT benefits on the table.
This encore episode of E2 Radio with special guests Iddo Kadim, director of datacenter solutions at Intel, and Jim Wescott, senior strategist in Dell's Enterprise Solutions Group, will help you start your year of virtualization off on the right foot.
You'll hear our special guests discuss the state of the industry in virtualization and why the distance between virtualization and a cloud is shrinking by the day. During the show, a new, live community roundtable will help you recognize traditional infrastructure practices that can lead to excessively complex management environments and inflexible architectures. Join us in this special encore episode and live discussion. You'll learn:
- How virtual networks are improving virtual server results
- Why a solid virtualization effort can lead to a successful cloud deployment
- Why the next big virtualization news will be around the desktop
- How to pick the right management tools for your virtual infrastructure
- Which virtual benefits might be enough to change your purchase cycle
E2 Radio: Optimize Virtualization
E2 Radio 12/19/2013 600 comments
Sponsored by Dell and Intel
IT organizations want maximum efficiency out of their virtual environments, but years of virtualizing often present significant roadblocks to that goal. If you cannot overcome the complexity to streamline operations, you're leaving IT benefits on the table.
This special, sponsored episode of E2 Radio will help you recognize that traditional infrastructure practices can lead to unnecessarily complicated management environments and inflexible architectures. Join E2 editors and their special guests -- Iddo Kadim, director of datacenter solutions at Intel, and Jim Wescott, senior strategist in Dell's Enterprise Solutions Group -- as they discuss the ways to simplify virtualization management practices and maximize investments.
Moving to an agile, streamlined virtual environment means re-evaluating your platform strategy to consider solutions that are designed with the key tenets of modularity and flexibility at their core. Join us in this special, sponsored episode for a discussion of how focusing on flexible and adaptable virtual infrastructure solutions will help you reduce complexity, streamline services delivery, and enable IT agility.
Make Storage an Enterprise Asset
E2 Radio 12/4/2013 760 comments
Sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
Storage is a critical asset in the datacenter -- but it can be more. New technology can turn storage into a system that gives your enterprise a competitive IT advantage.
Join us for this special, sponsored episode of E2 Radio that will take a deep look inside the world of enterprise storage in the 21st Century and tell you how the right approach to Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 can dramatically raise the rate of return on your enterprise data assets. Advances in ReFS (Resilient File System) and new ways to think about Work Folders mean that you can step up your data game from both ends of the process -- if you know what to look for and how to use the technology to meet your needs.
Our special guests from Microsoft and Dell will talk with us about how storage has changed, why the enterprise need for storage is evolving in ways that might surprise you, and what you can do to build the sort of storage infrastructure that will make enterprise storage a necessary advantage -- with no evil in the system!
Get Hired: How to Become a Database Administrator Today
E2 Radio 11/19/2013 853 comments
Sponsored by Dell
Discover the secret of getting hired as a DBA today!
Years ago, when you wanted a database administration job, you took training classes and got paper certifications proving you knew your stuff. Recruiters demanded those certs, and employers took them seriously.
Those days are over. In fact, today, certifications may even hurt more than they help.
Join E2 for an informative discussion led by Brent Ozar, Microsoft Certified Master (OK, we didn't say every certification didn't help) for this career-enhancing E2 radio show that will share specifics on:
- What it takes to get DBA jobs today
- Why certifications aren’t coming back
- Steps you can take to increase your chances of getting hired
CIO Interview: Bart Murphy of CareWorks
E2 Radio 11/8/2013 394 comments
Join us for an in-depth interview with Bart Murphy, CIO and CTO of CareWorks, a family of companies that provides software and integration services for the healthcare industry.
Enterprise Efficiency editors will be talking with Bart about the challenges he faces in moving both internal and customer-facing services to the cloud. We'll also talk about the differences he sees in the two sides of his executive position -- on one hand focusing on the needs of CareWorks and its employees, and on the other looking after the needs and desires of CareWorks' customers.
This interview isn't just for those in the healthcare industry. If you have employees or customers there will be something in this in-depth discussion for you! Join us for the interview and the community discussion: It will be an hour well spent.
Von der Virtualisierung zu Konvergenz und Private Cloud: Veränderungen für Infrastruktur und Business
E2 Radio 11/5/2013 32 comments
Am Dienstag, 5. November 2013 um 15 Uhr
Ist Ihre Infrastruktur auch veraltet und nicht zukunftsfähig? Das Arbeiten in der Cloud wäre die Lösung, aber viele Firmen haben den Übergang zur Virtualisierung und die Cloud verpasst. Dabei gab es nie einen besseren Zeitpunkt als jetzt, um diese Technologien zum eigenen Vorteil einzusetzen und das Unternehmen damit voranzubringen.
In dieser Live-Internetsendung sprechen Fachexperten von Dell, Microsoft, und Intel über die neuesten Innovationen im Bereich der IT-Infrastruktur. Sie sprechen über Technologien, die einfach zu implementieren und zu managen sind. Technologien, die nach der Installation das Unternehmen verändern.
Nehmen Sie an dieser Live-Internetsendung teil und lernen Sie:
- Wie IT-Ressourcen mit der Cloud einfacher zu managen und zu messen sind
- Wie die Virtualisierungs-Performance, das Management und der Stromverbrauch verbessert werden können
- Wie die Arbeitsbelastung verringert und die Effizienz verbessert wird durch Virtualisierung
- Wie Sie eine Private Cloud Architektur so einfach wie nie einsetzen und verwalten
- Wie die konvergierte Infrastruktur die Effizienz erhöht
- Die Anwendung konvergenter Technologien für den Fernzugriff auf Ihre Niederlassungen
Nehmen Sie an dieser informativen Unterhaltung teil und diskutieren Sie im Anschluss mit unseren Experten!
CIO Interview: Kevin Broadway of MetroPCS
E2 Radio 11/4/2013 617 comments
Have you ever wondered just how far outsourcing and the cloud can take your IT department? If you follow the lead of MetroPCS, they can take you to millions of customers.
MetroPCS has built an IT infrastructure without building massive datacenters or huge IT network infrastructure. According to Kevin Broadway, CIO of MetroPCS, they did it that way without compromising performance, security, or reliability. In this episode of E2 Radio we'll talk with him about how they did it, why they did it, and how he managed the organization that made it all happen.
Kevin Broadway has led an IT organization that managed to support a large organization with low overhead and headcount. Join us to hear him talk about his philosophy of IT, and of managing IT people.
Be a Better Manager With 'Thank You'
E2 Radio 10/29/2013 726 comments
There are books filled with advice on how to manage a business, but sometimes the simple tips are the best and it doesn't get much simpler than "thank you."
In this special episode of E2 Radio we'll talk about the importance of saying "thank you" to those who deserve it. Our guest for this show is someone who is doing something about saying "thank you" to many of those who deserve a bit of gratitude. Capt. Jeff Brown is the founder of Copout Outdoor Adventures TV, which takes deserving individuals on an outdoor trip as a way of saying "thanks" for the work they do to make their communities better. It's an organization that springs from observations about the importance of the work that many individuals do -- for which they're never recognized -- and the huge boost that a simple act of gratitude can provide for their attitude and their continuing effort.
Capt. Jeff Brown is a retired career law enforcement officer. He is married to Pam Brown and together they have two children and two grandchildren. Both children (Matt and Jessica) are also members of the crew. Jeff has been fishing since he was old enough to go with his dad. His experiences have taken him from Alaska to the Bahamas fishing for just about every species of fish. Before leaving his career in law enforcement he started Copout Offshore Fishing Charters as a way to move into another field after retirement. Along with his wife and co-host Pam, they have moved forward now and have come out with Copout Outdoor Adventures TV, which is their way of giving something back to those who give so much and ask for so little. As he says, “the concept of the show is contagious and makes you want to become involved."
Join us for this very special hour of interview and discussion about the importance of saying "thank you" and the many different ways in which you can make gratitude a central part of your management practice. You, your employees, and your organization will be glad you did.
Virtualization & the Path to the Cloud: Getting the Most out of Your Virtual Environment With Dell & Microsoft
E2 Radio 10/10/2013 734 comments
Sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
Join us for an interactive discussion about implementing,
refining, and improving your virtual environment. Whatever stage of the virtualization process you are in, you can benefit from new features, technologies, and advances in virtualization deployment and management offered by new products like Windows Server 2012R2 and Dell Hardware like the new VRTX.
Specifically we’ll discuss pain points virtualization can solve and those it can create and how to prevent them. New technologies on the horizon allow for automated VM backup, automated VM activation, and multi-host, multi-vm replication. Will you be ready? Many customers are experiencing success and efficiency from virtualizing their infrastructures, including faster recovery, reduced datacenter power consumption and size, hardware consolidation with less to manage, performance improvements, and rapid server/application deployments. You can achieve the same results and benefits from virtualization. It is achievable, it is attainable, it is the future…
Join us on Thursday, October 10, at 2:00 p.m. EDT as we explore the path to virtualization.
Live From Interop NY: An E2 Radio Special
E2 Radio 10/3/2013 652 comments
Can't be at the Javits Center for Interop NY? Afraid you'll be the only one who doesn't know about all the great technology on display? We've got you covered!
Join Enterprise Efficiency editors as they talk with Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, live from the heart of the Network Operations Center at Interop. You'll hear about the latest in technology, the latest developments in standards and interoperability, and what everyone at one of the IT industry's leading shows is talking about while at the conference. You'll want to set your alarms to be with us for this special show -- there may well be surprise guests to help keep you up to date on the latest!
Don't miss this great episode of E2 Radio!
Virtualization to Convergence to Private Cloud: Transforming Infrastructure & Business
E2 Radio 10/3/2013 580 comments
That's Thursday, October 3, at 2:00 p.m. BST, 13:00 GMT
Is your IT infrastructure stuck in the past? Some organizations have delayed implementing virtualization and cloud, but there's never been a better time to leverage these technologies to propel your business forward.
This Radio Show will feature subject matter experts from Dell and Microsoft who explore recent innovations in infrastructure. They'll discuss technology that has evolved to become easy to deploy and manage, but makes a big difference when implemented in the enterprise.
In this Radio Show, you can expect to learn:
- How IT resources are easier to manage and scale with cloud
- How to improve virtualization performance, manageability, and power consumption
- How to increase workloads and efficiency with virtualization
- How a private cloud architecture is easier than ever to deploy and manage
- How converged infrastructure increases efficiency
- Applying converged technologies to remote/branch offices
Join us for an informative conversation followed by a live discussion.
Gathering Clouds: Building a Winning Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
E2 Radio 10/2/2013 635 comments
Sponsored by Dell and Intel(R)
You've put the effort into developing your private cloud, but now the real work needs to begin. Join this radio show to learn how to really leverage the benefits from your hard cloud-building work.
From this radio show, you'll learn:
- How to maximize your IT efficiency with the cloud and get the IT department closer to your business needs
- How far you can push your private cloud and what you can do with hybrid clouds when you find that limit
- How to identify the apps fit for your purpose and when to ditch the ones that aren't
- Who you should try to emulate for cloud success
The Intel logo, and Intel are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries
A Mindful Executive in the Real World
E2 Radio 9/27/2013 730 comments
Mindfulness is the biggest trend in management right now, but many executives are confused about how to turn the calm, thoughtful language into action that works in their high-stress, highly competitive world. In this episode of E2 Radio, we talk with someone who is putting mindfulness into practice -- and leading a growing, successful company while doing it.
Join us as Enterprise Efficiency executive editor Curtis Franklin and Enterprise Efficiency blogger George Colombo talk with Jon Ferrara, CEO of Nimble CRM about what mindfulness means to him -- and to his company.
Jon has over 20 years of experience in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Sales Force Automation (SFA). An entrepreneur at heart, Jon founded GoldMine CRM in 1989 with a college friend and turned it into a very successful venture that he eventually sold to FrontRange. In 2009, Jon founded Nimble, Inc.
Join us as we explore how mindful practices are being employed in the real world!
ESDN Preview: An Interview With Ray Le Maistre
E2 Radio 9/26/2013 515 comments
Software-defined networks are re-defining enterprise networking. Ray Le Maistre, editor in chief of Light Reading, will talk about what the changes mean -- and how to get in front of them, in this exciting preview for the Ethernet & SDN Expo, scheduled for October 2nd and 3rd at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, NY.
There has been a tremendous amount of confusion around the term "software-defined networks," and Ray is one of the rare individuals who can help cut through the fog and help you understand how SDNs can make your network infrastructure more efficient -- and a more effective platform for your critical enterprise applications.
Join us for the interview and online conversation that will help you turn SDN into an important new competitive advantage rather than just another acronym. You'll be glad you got the chance to talk SDN -- and preview the Ethernet & SDN Expo.
Interop Preview: Interview With Mark Headd
E2 Radio 9/25/2013 786 comments
Interop NY begins September 30, but E2 Radio has a preview of the conference in this special episode. We're going to talk with Mark Headd, chief data officer for the City of Philadelphia. He is one of the keynote speakers for Interop NY and a thought leader on open government.
In this interview and online discussion we'll talk about how open data and open collaboration techniques can foster innovation and create value for the organizations that embrace the principle of "open by default."
Mark is a writer, speaker, teacher, and thought leader on communication technologies, web development, and open government. Self-taught in programming, he has been developing telephone, mobile, speech recognition, and messaging applications for almost 10 years.
In August 2012, Mayor Michael Nutter selected Mark to become the City of Philadelphia's first chief data officer, to lead the city's open data and government transparency initiatives. Mark previously worked as director of government relations at Code for America, culminating in a period of almost two years of collaboration with the organization on open government and civic hacking projects across the country and in Philadelphia.
Mark has worked for technology companies from the Delaware Valley to Silicon Valley. He previously served in government, working for three years as the chief policy and budget advisor for the State of Delaware's Department of Technology and Information. He has also served as director of the Delaware Government Information Center, as technology adviser to former Delaware Governor Thomas R. Carper, and in the New York State Senate as a budget and finance analyst.
Interop Preview: Interview With Charles Araujo
E2 Radio 9/24/2013 526 comments
E2 Radio's Interop Preview series continues with an exciting interview with Charles Araujo, founder and CEO of The IT Transformation Institute.
In this interview and online discussion, we'll talk about changing IT market forces, the impact they have had on enterprise IT, and what it means to the future of the enterprise. In light of this changing landscape, Charles will describe the impact those changes will have on the skills required of IT professionals.
Charles is the founder and CEO of The IT Transformation Institute and author of the book The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT Is About to Change. He is a recognized leader and expert in the areas of IT transformation and IT organizational change; is presently at work on two new books; and is the creator of DeepRoots, an organizational change methodology designed for IT teams. He speaks and writes frequently on a wide range of subjects related to his vision of the future of IT. Charles serves on the boards of itSMF USA and The Executive Next Practices Institute, is a regular contributor to CIO Insight Magazine, and has been quoted or published in magazines, blogs, and websites, including ZDNet, IT Business Edge, ITSM Portal, TechRepublic, itSMF USA's Forum, HDI SupportWorld, Computerworld, USA Today, and Time.
Interop Preview: Applications in the Cloud
E2 Radio 9/20/2013 508 comments
Interop NY 2013 kicks off on September 30. Enterprise Efficiency is kicking off its coverage of Interop NY with a special series on E2 Radio. This conversation with Ken Griffin, director of IT services and operations at Harvard Business Publishing, will be an in-depth look at an important topic: getting applications ready for the cloud.
Join us for the interview and online discussion as we look at what is required for a successful migration from a traditional infrastructure to a private, public, or hybrid cloud deployment. It's an Interop preview that packs a huge information punch!
Social Media: What CIOs Should Know About the Law
E2 Radio 9/18/2013 743 comments
Social media is critical for the modern enterprise. Making sure social media use lies within the laws and regulations governing the enterprise is critical for the CIO. That's why this episode of E2 Radio is so important.
In this episode, we'll be talking with Richard Santalesa, senior counsel at InfoLawGroup, LLC, about what CIOs need to keep in mind as they're helping their organization develop strategies and policies governing social media use. The answers may surprise you -- and might just help keep your enterprise on the good side of the law!
Richard Santalesa is Senior Counsel in Information Law Group's east coast office, based in Fairfield, Connecticut and New York City. He focuses on representing clients on electronic commerce and internet issues, software and content licensing, privacy and data security, outsourcing, cloud computing, software and website development transactions, and other commercial arrangements involving intellectual property and technology-savvy companies. He also counsels clients on the creation and development of technology-focused businesses and the global protection and exploitation of their intellectual property assets.
Join us for the conversation and the live discussion -- it's an hour well invested in doing things right.
Customer Relations: An Interview With Ian Jacobs
E2 Radio 9/12/2013 687 comments
The customer relationship is the most important relationship in business. It's IT's job to help get it right.
In this episode of E2 Radio, Enterprise Efficiency editors will talk customer relationships with Ian Jacobs, a noted expert in the field. Join us as we learn about the changing nature of customer relationships in an era defined by apps and mobile devices, and hear Ian talk about the keys to building the right kind of relationship with customers on all the different platforms they use.
Ian Jacobs is the customer experience evangelist for Genesys. He explores the intersection of technology, culture and process, as well as the ways consumers embrace and live with new channels. He speaks regularly to customers, prospects, partners, press, and analysts about best-practices and trends in customer care.
Prior to joining Genesys, Ian held several senior-level analyst positions in the contact center and CRM space. Most recently, he was a principal analyst at Ovum, spearheading an effort to focus on business benefits and drivers for customer interaction technologies. He brings with him 20 years’ experience as a marketer, journalist, and analyst in the enterprise software market.
Join us for a lively and information-packed interview and discussion. Sign up today and add your voice to the conversation on customer relationships!
Executive Interview: Mitchell Sprinsky of Spectrum Pharmaceutical
E2 Radio 8/29/2013 777 comments
The pharmaceutical industry is unique for its mix of legal oversight and regulatory requirements. When you add the challenges of a widely dispersed organization it can make for a true CIO headache. In this Executive Interview, we'll talk with Mitchell Sprinksy, CIO of Spectrum Pharmaceutical, about how he manages to keep the organization flourishing in the face of internal and external challenges -- and with the ongoing requirement for greater productivity, security, and functionality.
Join us for this intense interview and the lively discussion that will be going on alongside the on-air talk. It will be a great opportunity to learn the lessons this cutting-edge CIO has pioneered for his organization.
The Mindful CIO: George Colombo
E2 Radio 8/23/2013 683 comments
Join us for this executive interview with George Colombo, who writes the Mindful CIO blog for Enterprise Efficiency. We'll be looking at mindful practices in the enterprise, how they can have a measurable impact on IT performance -- and whether several executives in recent news stories might have benefitted from being more mindful.
Take a deep breath, and join us for the interview and the lively discussion that will accompany the show. It will be a radio show with real impact on your IT practice.
Executive Interview: Myron Weber of Northwood Advisors
E2 Radio 8/20/2013 625 comments
Join us for an information-packed conversation with Myron Weber, founder and president of Northwood Advisors. In this Executive Interview we'll look at one of the big questions that goes along with big-data: How is it that we continue to be so bad at something that's so important?
Myron Weber is uniquely qualified to talk about the subject of data in the enterprise. He works with successful executives every day, helping them better understand their needs and construct smart business intelligence (BI) solutions that incorporate roadmap, governance, and best-practices. Weber draws from more than 20 years of experience consulting with executives nationwide to implement BI programs in ways that strengthen teams and boost ROI.
His insights, systems thinking,, and creative approaches to problem-solving have helped him to collaborate on some of the most high-profile and results-driven BI systems in the country. Weber’s own successful entrepreneurship provides him with a unique perspective of understanding the demands and requirements of organizational leaders. He co-founded a technology consulting firm and grew its workforce from four to eighty-five employees before selling the brand for over $10 million.
Don't miss this exciting Executive Interview and the dynamic on-line discussion with Myron Weber!
Executive Interview: Gib Sorebo of SAIC
E2 Radio 8/15/2013 611 comments
Security is top-of-mind for every IT executive. This episode of E2 Radio will bring you the latest news from the cybersecurity technology wars.
When the government needs deep thinkers, it often turns to SAIC. When SAIC needs guidance on cybersecurity technology, it turns to Gib Sorebo, chief cybersecurity technologist for the organization that leads the way in providing expertise and planning for government departments and agencies.
Join us as we have a wide-ranging conversation with Gib about IT security and the ways in which technology can support the mission -- and areas in which the IT community needs to look beyond technology for answers. The audience for this episode will hear us discuss:
- The current state of the cybersecurity wars
- The technology that defines the "leading edge" of IT security today
- How IT should be approaching security technology in the enterprise
- Which attacks are beyond technology's reach
- How to develop a coherent security strategy built around the latest technology
Executive Interview: Michael Callahan of UCF
E2 Radio 8/14/2013 513 comments
It's late summer in North America and that means it's time for the school year to begin. Join us as we talk to Michael Callahan, director of IT for the Burnett Honors College at the University of Central Florida about what this new year will mean for students and educators -- and for the IT professionals who support them.
With MOOCs taking the headlines, it's easy to forget that there are still innovative, revolutionary things happening in IT for traditional classroom educators and their students. The University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla., is the second-largest university in the nation. Its Burnett Honors College develops curricula and courses for the best and brightest undergraduates across all of the university's schools and colleges. In this episode of E2 Radio listeners will hear Callahan discuss:
- Which devices students and professors are bringing to the classroom
- How university IT is supporting new demands from faculty and students
- Which features from MOOCs are being incorporated into the traditional classroom
- What education IT pros see coming for the future of their field in education
How to Become a CIO
E2 Radio 8/13/2013 657 comments
So you want to be a CIO, eh? Want to know if you have what it takes? Want to know what steps you need to take to get you closer to that goal?
Then don't miss this episode of E2 Radio, How to Become a CIO. Our guest, Martha Heller, will explain what executive recruiters are looking for in a CIO and how to craft a resume that will rise to the top of the CEO's short list.
Martha Heller is the president of Heller Search Associates, an executive search firm specializing in recruiting CIOs and other senior IT executives. She is also the author of The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership.
Join us Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 2:00 p.m. EDT (11:00 a.m. PDT), and learn about:
- The IT experience hiring managers are looking for in a CIO
- The business skills every CIO needs
- What education recruiters want in a candidate
- How to craft a story that convinces employers you’re ready to take on the CIO job
Discover Even More Ways to Maximize SQL Server Performance
E2 Radio 8/8/2013 749 comments
Sponsored by Dell
Your ability to maximize database performance in a virtualized SQL Server environment increases immensely when you have a clear understanding of your requirements. Learn more about these requirements – and whether or not you can meet them with a virtual server – in a live E2 Q&A with renowned SQL Server guru Brent Ozar.
A Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) and MVP, Ozar will discuss why organizations are implementing virtualization, and what it means for you as a DBA. He’ll also discuss the best techniques for managing physical and virtual SQL Server implementations, including:
- Questions to ask yourself and your team before you get started
- Configuration considerations and best-practices
- Red flags and common mistakes
- Monitoring and ensuring high performance of your entire SQL Server environment
Real Management for the Virtual World
E2 Radio 7/25/2013 723 comments
Sponsored by Dell and VMware
You've heard the siren call of the virtual server, and you've reaped real benefits, but you still want more. You think there must be a better way to manage all of those virtual machines.
The right management strategies, practices, and tools should let you reduce complexity, automate key functions, and control costs while maximizing the productivity of your IT resources. It all sounds reasonable, but how do you make it happen? That's the question this episode of E2 Radio, Real Management for the Virtual World, will answer at 2:00 p.m. EDT on July 25.
Making the most of virtual servers means wringing the most utilization out of hardware and keeping an eye on software resources. Our expert guests will talk about how your existing hardware can be more productive and your VMWare licenses can truly "earn their keep" -- all while allowing your staff to maintain their sanity and improve their responsiveness to the business units and the accounting department.
Virtualization is a great idea -- and smart management can make it even better. Mark your calendar for this important episode of E2 Radio and bring your questions for the live text chat. Join us at 2:00 p.m. on July 25 for Real Management for the Virtual World!
A Partnership With Lawyers
E2 Radio 7/23/2013 572 comments
Most IT executives avoid all possible contact with the legal department. When it comes to key policies, that can be a huge mistake.
That's why Enterprise Efficiency is bringing you a very special episode of E2 Radio this week. In this episode, our guest, Kirk Nahra, JD, will talk about what the legal department (or outside legal counsel) can do for the IT department, which policies they should consult on, and when it's best to involve them early in the planning process. It's a critical issue -- and Kirk is the perfect guest to address it.
Kirk Nahra is a partner with Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C., where he specializes in privacy, information security, and data breach litigation and counseling for the companies facing compliance obligations in these areas. He is chair of the firm’s Privacy Practice and co-chair of its Health Care Practice. A long-time member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, he is the editor of Privacy Advisor, the monthly newsletter of the IAPP. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Law School. He can be reached at 202.719.7335 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @Kirkjnahrawork.
Register for the show now and plan to be part of the online discussion as well, when Mr. Nahra will answer questions and give more examples of just what you can expect when you get over your jitters and treat the legal department as partners.
Librarians in the Digital Age
E2 Radio 7/19/2013 573 comments
From the time of Alexandria, great cities, and great universities, have been defined by their libraries. Vast storehouses of human knowledge, organized and protected by dedicated librarians, have enlightened, educated, and inspired scholars and citizens for thousands of years. Does all of that change when books become digital images rather than ink-bearing paper or papyrus?
That's the question we'll ask and answer in this episode of E2 Radio. Join us as we talk with K.G. Schneider, University Librarian at Holy Names University in Oakland, Calif., about the role that librarians -- and the libraries they manage -- play in the modern university.
When books are more likely to be bought with a download code than a dust jacket, and libraries are more likely to hold espresso machines than card catalogues, does the old model of the librarian still make sense? We'll look at that issue and talk about how librarians and their libraries are working to adapt to the needs of modern scholars, professionals, and students.
Those who listen to this show and take part in the chat can learn:
- How the role of librarian is evolving
- How libraries are changing to meet changing user needs
- How IT is playing a greater role in successful libraries
- Which lessons corporations can learn from the ways that libraries are changing
- What the library of the future might look (and sound) like
Join us for this outstanding episode of E2 Radio, and be prepared to join what's sure to be a lively chat. We promise there will be no electronic shushing!
Datacenter Performance & Manageability – Coming to an Office Near You!
E2 Radio 7/17/2013 749 comments
Sponsored by Dell & Intel
Organizations of all types and sizes are challenged to find solutions specifically designed for office environments and the unique problems they present. The solutions currently available on the market today are typically designed for datacenter environments where power, cooling, space, and even noise characteristics can be tightly controlled by IT. Office environments, including those organizations that have remote office environments, often require an infrastructure solution that can easily adapt itself to conditions that are not optimal for typical IT equipment. The question is how to move high performance, reliable server-based computing out of the datacenter and into the field.
This special sponsored episode of E2 Radio will bring you answers to that question. Join E2 editors as they talk with experts from Dell and Intel about servers and supporting infrastructure designed for deploying a virtual architecture in office and remote office environments. New designs like Dell's VRTX combine server, storage, and networking resources into a single scalable chassis. We'll look at how these merged functions can change the way the enterprise thinks about servers in remote locations -- and how changes in branch and remote office computing can have a huge impact on the services you deliver to employees, partners, and customers.
Address Your IT Stack With Application Performance Monitoring
E2 Radio 6/25/2013 729 comments
Sponsored by Dell
Helping your organization prosper is considerably easier when you have complete visibility into the critical transactions driving the business -- including an accurate assessment of the impact of cloud or virtualization on performance. With applications becoming much more modularized and distributed, and the environment into which they're being deployed becoming more dynamic, you face new challenges that can only be addressed by application performance monitoring (APM).
Join us on June 25 at 2:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. PT) for the next episode of E2 radio with E2 executive editor Curtis Franklin and Bernd Harzog, analyst for The Virtualization Practice and CEO and founder of APM Experts. Hear how APM has evolved to incorporate new analytics and transaction-based approaches so you can properly address issues in the entire stack.
At The Virtualization Practice, Bernd Harzog publishes original, analytical articles about infrastructure performance management and applications performance management for virtualized and cloud-based environments. APM Experts is Bernd's strategy marketing consulting company. He provides product strategy, marketing strategy, and business development services to vendors in the industry. Bernd has been the CEO of RTO Software (recently acquired by VMware), the VP of products for Netuitive, the research director for Windows Server and Desktop Operating Systems at Gartner, a general manager at Xcellenet, and has had several other significant roles in the software industry since 1980.
Don't miss this live discussion on ways you can maximize transaction performance.
Lessons From the Schoolhouse Datacenter
E2 Radio 6/18/2013 767 comments
Sponsored by Dell
If a school's servers go down, hundreds or thousands of students can be left marking time rather than making the grade. IT in education is all about delivering multiple media types on a hard deadline -- and keeping highly confidential information secure and private in the process.
In this special episode of E2 Radio, join Enterprise Efficiency editors and their guests, Kevin C. Dorsey, director of technology, and Ginny Wexler, network manager, as they talk about the challenges of preserving and protecting the data and applications that are critical for modern education. They'll be discussing how virtualization is growing as a tool in educational IT, and what all the changes of the past decade have meant for "nuts and bolts" tasks like backup and recovery in the school district datacenter.
These two IT pros from the Springfield Township School District in Pennsylvania will bring real-world experience and serious IT credibility to E2 Radio at 3:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 18. Join us for the interview and live text chat to learn what's going on in IT behind the schoolhouse doors -- and how the lessons learned in the school district datacenter can mean better reliability and security for your enterprise data.
CIO Coaching Session: Gerber & Hugos
E2 Radio 5/28/2013 603 comments
In this new series of E2 Radio shows, we bring an executive coach together with an experienced executive to talk about issues of leadership. The coach will talk about his or her experience with leadership principles, while the CIO will bring real-world experience to the conversation.
This first episode will feature Kimberly Gerber of Excelarate as the coach and our own Michael Hugos as the CIO. These two experienced leaders will discuss what it takes to be a leader in the modern IT organization, and how an effective leader can put best-practices in motion at their organization.
Join us as we begin this important new series of shows at E2 Radio. Like our executive interviews, these will help you become a more capable leader -- and a better CIO!
Big Picture CIOs
E2 Radio 5/16/2013 474 comments
Data visualization can make complex data easier to grasp. Our expert guest, Pete Koehler, will talk with us about the hows, whys, and whats of bringing the big picture to your enterprise.
Pete Koehler, a 20-year IT veteran, is currently the IT manager for Tecplot Inc., a software company that provides solutions for data visualization and numerical simulation. Koehler has also had the opportunity to work as a systems engineer for a VMware Channel Partner, helping others in the design, deployment, and use of their virtualized environments using the latest technologies. Over the past five years, he has detailed many of his experiences with shared storage, networking, and the VMware portfolio of solutions at vmpete.com, and he continues to take an active role in the virtualization social media community (@vmpete).
Join us to learn about data visualization and the infrastructure to support it -- this will be a great episode.
Executive Interview: Brian Lillie of Equinix
E2 Radio 5/6/2013 479 comments
Innovative CIOs can be tremendous models for their peers, and in this exclusive executive interview, E2 editors will discuss innovation and management with Brian Lillie, CIO of Equinix.
Brian Lillie joined Equinix in September 2008, and has been primarily focused on building business value through strategic technology and product initiatives. Examples include the design and build of the Equinix Customer Portal, Equinix Carrier Ethernet Exchange Portal, and the soon to be launched Equinix Marketplace portal. In addition to product initiatives, Mr. Lillie has driven several internal initiatives to improve internal efficiencies and global scale, including sales force automation, enterprise resource planning, business intelligence, and acquisition integration.
Before joining Equinix in 2008, Mr. Lillie held several senior-level executive roles at VeriSign, including Vice President of Information Systems. Prior to VeriSign, Mr. Lillie was Senior Director of Enterprise Applications at Silicon Graphics (SGI), where he successfully implemented Oracle ERP globally, including throughout EMEA. Prior to these roles, Lillie held several leadership roles in the US Air Force, where he worked in space research and development, satellite operations, and military computers and communications.
Mr. Lillie holds an M.S. in Management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, an M.S. in Telecommunications Management from Golden Gate University, and a B.S. in Mathematics from Montana State University.
Executive Interview: Koos du Preez of K2
E2 Radio 4/30/2013 473 comments
The rise of the cloud has forced enterprise IT departments to act more like service providers with an internal market. To help provide executives insight into what it takes to design and engineer services, the editors of E2 bring you an exclusive executive interview with Koos du Preez, Chief Technical Officer of K2.
With nearly two decades of experience in electronics and software design, Koos du Preez serves as CTO of K2 and is also part of its executive leadership team. He is responsible for the entire K2 platform architecture and technical direction, with a focus on scalable-enterprise and process-driven applications.
He started his career in information technology at the age of 17 as a digital electronics systems design engineer and assembler programmer. Throughout his career, he has always been regarded as a technical thought leader with a natural ability for cracking difficult-to-solve problems, making him the go-to person when all other avenues have failed.
Koos has been with K2 since 2005 and assumed the role of CTO in 2006. He still very much enjoys getting involved in all areas of the K2 platform, and he can often be found aiding teams around the world with his deep architectural and code debugging knowledge. Prior to joining K2, he held the position of Chief Software Architect at a California-based high-availability software vendor.
In his spare time, Koos is an avid aquatic explorer and President of the Global Underwater Explorers Seattle, a Seattle-based nonprofit conservational organization. On evenings and weekends, he can be found running around the Pacific Northwest waters with his boat and sonar side scanner or down in 250-foot deep water at the bottom of a bay or lake, breathing helium mixtures while exploring and researching submerged resources of ecological or historical significance.
Modernizing Your Approach to Virtualization Platforms
E2 Radio 4/22/2013 636 comments
IT organizations continue to strive for efficiency in their virtual environments. These efforts are often undermined by traditional practices around both infrastructure purchase and deployment, as well as management and utilization practices. Traditional IT deployment practices don’t always maximize existing investments, and can actually create additional complexity in the datacenter.
Moving to an agile, streamlined virtual environment means re-evaluating your platform strategy to consider solutions that are designed with the key tenants of modularity and flexibility at their core. Please join us for this exciting radio show by registering today!
Executive Interview: John Donnarumma of GroupM
E2 Radio 4/16/2013 415 comments
Join us as we sit down for a conversation with John Donnarumma, CIO of GroupM, for what promises to be an informative and entertaining hour of on-air discussion and lively community chat.
GroupM is WPP's consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom, Mindshare, Catalyst, and Xaxis. According to GroupM's website, "Our primary purpose is to maximize the performance of WPP's media communications agencies on behalf of our clients, our stakeholders and our people by operating as a parent and collaborator in performance-enhancing activities such as trading, content creation, digital, finance, proprietary tool development and other business-critical capabilities. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions."
John has been CIO of GroupM since late 2005. In this capacity, he is responsible for developing and implementing information technology initiatives. He also provides vision and leadership for all aspects of information technology and systems within GroupM, including infrastructure, applications, and development. Whether licensing or building systems, a primary goal of these areas is to deliver on new ways for employees to improve operational efficiency and user productivity. With the impending change on how media will be delivered and consumed, John is also very involved with senior management at GroupM to ensure that they are well positioned to handle this future shift in the media landscape.
John has been with GroupM for 17 years, holding a variety of senior IT leadership roles in the company or its agencies. He began his career in the media research group at Young & Rubicam in 1993. When Y&R became Mediaedge, he helped consolidate technology and applications for it around the world. In 2000, he became the CIO for Mediaedge:CIA, which was created following a merger with Chris Ingram Associates. He was subsequently appointed CIO for GroupM North America in 2002 and held that position until assuming the global CIO role three years later.
He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Fordham University with a concentration on marketing and computer science. He remains close with his Alma Matter and is a frequent guest teacher for both the undergraduate and graduate schools of business. He is also a member of several industry organizations including the AAAAs, for which he is the Chair of their Technology Committee.
John lives in Lynbrook, New York with his wife Madeline and their two sons, John and Peter. He enjoys many activities including golf and playing a variety of sports with his two boys.
Finding the Private Cloud Tipping Point
E2 Radio 4/10/2013 727 comments
NEW DATE AND TIME!
Sponsored by Dell and Intel
How do you know when you’ve grown out of your private cloud and need to try a hybrid cloud on for size? Maybe your private cloud has simply reached its limits and can’t provide any more efficiency, scalability, or cost savings. Maybe you need to enable BYOD and greater mobility, but a private cloud can’t help you meet those demands.
In this episode of E2 Radio, learn how to stretch the limits of your private cloud, how to recognize when it won’t stretch any further, and how to prepare for the change to a hybrid cloud without jeopardizing security or needlessly complicating management.
Don't Let the Evolving Workforce Leave Your Business Behind
E2 Radio 3/28/2013 848 comments
Sponsored by Dell and Intel
Smart handheld devices have drastically changed the way people work in today’s business environment. Employees bringing their favorite devices to work have changed the way IT departments purchase hardware. You can use this change to improve the way your IT department – and the entire enterprise – works, or it can be a confusing drag on productivity. This episode of E2 Radio will give you the information you need to make sure that BYOD marks improvement, not a distraction or worse.
Employees who are more connected, more aware, and more demanding can be more agile and much more collaborative, but only if the infrastructure will support them. In this episode, our special guests will help you understand the two sides of BYOD: policy and technology.
Join us as we explore the best policies for BYOD and the technologies that will let your enterprise put those policies into practice. The result can be the sort of transformation that takes an organization to the next, higher level.
Spend an hour with this episode of E2 Radio and you'll learn:
- Which policies are best-practices in BYOD
- How to secure enterprise data when BYOD is in operation
- Why the right management software is critical to BYOD success
Optimizing Web Performance
E2 Radio 3/27/2013 895 comments
Maybe your approach to web application monitoring is out of balance. Often the focus is on synthetics, log monitoring, and even browser instrumentation. However, not enough attention is given to API, REST, and SOAP -- especially as companies expand the web application partner channels and mobile applications.
Join E2 executive editor Curt Franklin and Dell product expert John Spirko in an exclusive interview with Enterprise Efficiency to examine:
- The attributes of a SOAP request/response pair
- The reasons that URL identification isn't enough to pinpoint SOAP API issues
- The two main perspectives to consider for SOAP API monitoring
Want to maximize your website's performance? Listen to this episode of E2 Radio to learn how.
Leverage Existing Resources to Simplify Systems Management
E2 Radio 3/21/2013 721 comments
Sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
As datacenters increase in both size and complexity, they're becoming significantly more difficult to manage. Heterogeneous operating systems, hypervisors, multiple management consoles, and equipment across multiple generations add to the problem. Poor datacenter management increases costs in manpower, response time, and power expenses.
By using a common tool –- which you may already have in place -- to effectively and efficiently manage your physical and virtual infrastructure, you'll be able to reduce complexity, automate key functions, and control costs, while maximizing the productivity of your IT resources.
Join us for this radio show on March 21st and you'll learn:
- How to reduce the complexity of your datacenter, leveraging management consoles you may already be using and are familiar with
- Ways to manage your infrastructure using fewer tools than before
- How to implement low-touch processes that automate and streamline your datacenter management needs
- Tips for achieving efficiency and controlling costs
- How the right datacenter management tools can actually empower productivity