Need to Know podcast–Episode 64

In this episode we discuss an issue that has come more and more to front of my thinking when it comes to the technology industry, that being around encouraging greater involvement from women. For that, I’m joined by Sonia Cuff from Computer Troubleshooters Aspley.

Sonia and I discuss issues around why more women aren’t involved in technology and how to potentially rectify the issues. We look at some great ways to get into technology for women and what opportunities there are. I strongly believe that the IT industry needs greater gender balance and hopefully this episode reinforces that need.

You can listen to the episode at:

http://ciaops.podbean.com/e/episode-64-sonia-cuff/

or subscribe to this and all episodes in iTunes at:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/ciaops-need-to-know-podcasts/id406891445?mt=2

The podcast is also available on Stitcher at:

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ciaops/need-to-know-podcast?refid=stpr

Of course, I’d love to hear what you think of this episode or any others. Also, if you are interested in being a guest on the show to discuss business or technical topics also feel free to contact me (director@ciaops.com).

Episode notes:

Women in Technology: http://www.wit.org.au/

The Current Status: http://www.petri.com/current-status

Microsoft Virtual Academy: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/

Off the Scuff blog: www.offthescuff.com

Computer Troubleshooters Aspley: http://www.ctaspley.com.au

Sonia Cuff on Twitter: @Cuff_S

Catch me on Eagle Waves Radio

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I recently did a very quick chat about IT security on Eagles Waves Radio. You’ll find the episode here:

http://www.eaglewavesradio.com.au/2014/11/eagle-business-27-nov/

I’m the last of the three segments about 48 minutes into the episode. I cover a few major topics around IT security in general, especially when it comes to passwords.

I thank Eagle Waves Radio for the opportunity to be a guest on their show.

Free Cloud Business Blueprint webinars back

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With everything that has been happening lately we’ve missed a few of our free Cloud Business Blueprint ‘Ask Us’ Webinars. But fear not, we have scheduled or final one for 2014:

http://www.cloudbusinessblueprint.com/ask-weekly-webinar

Date: Thursday December 11, 2014
Time : 12.30pm

On the webinar I’ll be providing an update of everything new and updated in Office 365 (and there has been plenty) as well a peek into more Azure ‘stuff’ if time permits. There should also be time to get into some demos and do some Q & A.

The session will be recorded for our Cloud Business Blueprint community and posted to the discussion forums for on-demand viewing. If you are not yet part of the community then you can join for a low per month subscription, with no lock in period. Just pay month to month and cancel anytime with no questions asked,

http://www.cloudbusinessblueprint.com/members-sign-up/

for access to previous recording, peer forums, on demand training, re-brandable content, worksheets, checklists and more.

Of course, if you want to see a particular topic covered during the session drop me a line and I’ll see what I can do to squeeze it into the schedule.

I hope to see you on the webinar.

Need to Know podcast–Episode 63

This to me is very interesting episode because in it I speak with Greg Plum from PlumUC.com around the opportunities Lync in Office 365 provides.

As many know, I have always been very, very positive about what functionality Lync can provide and the opportunity it offers for IT resellers to with customers. One of the major missing pieces in the SMB space has been the easy integration with traditional phone systems. This is where Greg and his business can help. He is able to provide that quickly and easily.

To me this is a HUGE value add to Office 365 and something everyone should take heed of because the concept of unified communications is rapidly being adopted by all businesses, and Office 365 makes that even easier.

Sit back, listen and enjoy. I think you’ll get a lot out of this episode. You can find the episode here:

http://ciaops.podbean.com/e/episode-63-greg-plum/

or subscribe to this and all episodes in iTunes at:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/ciaops-need-to-know-podcasts/id406891445?mt=2

I am also pleased top announce that the podcast is now available on Stitcher at:

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ciaops/need-to-know-podcast?refid=stpr

Of course, I’d love to hear what you think of this episode or any others. Also, if you are interested in being a guest on the show to discuss business or technical topics also feel free to contact me (director@ciaops.com).

Sydney SharePoint Saturday–I’m speaking

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In sunny ole Sydney this Saturday (29th November 2014)? Fancy a bit of SharePoint luvin’? If so why don’t you head along to SharePoint Saturday at:

Clifton’s
13/60 Margaret St, Sydney

from 9am. Full details and registrations at:

http://www.spsevents.org/city/Sydney/Sydney2014

if you do you’ll discover a whole days worth of content specifically around SharePoint. I’ll be speaking about OneDrive in the afternoon so I’d love to see you at my session.

If you are planning to attend the day drop me a line and let me know so I can say hi!

I still firmly believe that SharePoint represents the greatest opportunity for SMB IT resellers and is something they need to be familiar with at the very least. For customers SharePoint provides a way to streamline and manage their information much better and likewise is not something that should be dismissed.

Thus, in summary, no matter who you are, you should come to Sydney SharePoint Saturday. There is something for everyone!

How Does “The Cloud” Affect the MSP Business?–Full wrap

A while back I wrote a post about an interview I did with Bigger MSP around the future of the managed services business in the cloud era.

That was the first in a series of interviews with some very smart and experienced people in the SMB IT industry. So, for your viewing pleasure here they all are for you, starting with yours truly:

I thank Chip Reeves from Bigger MSP for the opportunity to be part of this fantastic project.

Let me know what you think from the panel of expert here. I particularly like what Jay McBain has to say, so be sure to watch that video!

Need to Know podcast–Episode 62

Tas Gray from AxiomIT is back for another episode focused on Office 365. We cover a range of announcements that Microsoft recently made as well as some discussion about Office 365 adoption.

To listen to the episode visit:

http://ciaops.podbean.com/e/episode-62-tas-gray/

or subscribe to this and all episodes in iTunes at:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/ciaops-need-to-know-podcasts/id406891445?mt=2

I am also pleased top announce that the podcast is now available on Stitcher at;

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ciaops/need-to-know-podcast?refid=stpr

If you are interested in being a guest on the show to discuss business or technical topics please contact me (director@ciaops.com).