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Fueling Innovation through a More Efficient Approach to Maintenance and Support - Ep.026

In a recent Harvey Nash / KPMG survey, 59 percent of CIOs and technology leaders report being held back from innovation due to lack of resources or funding. 55 percent of those leaders report that budget dedicated to ongoing maintenance and management has increased over the last three years. The bottom line: companies are spending more on maintenance and eating into critical budget dollars allocated for innovation. Listen to Blake Webber, EMS National Practice Manager at ePlus, discuss how...


It’s All About the Customer Experience - Ep.025

Hear from Wayne St. Jacques, vice president of executive and managed services at ePlus, discuss the significance of fostering an exceptional customer experience, especially as it relates to service differentiation and ROI, and ePlus’ approach to getting closer to the customer to fuel success and satisfaction.


Cloud in a Blended World: Addressing Hybrid IT - Ep.024

As hybrid IT becomes the standard, knowing how to provision your software and operational environment to support application development is key. Joe Brown, VP of cloud solutions at ePlus, explains why looking at hybrid cloud as a computing model versus a place is an important starting point. Joe provides tips and insights to address getting starting with hybrid IT to deliver flexibility and competitive advantage.


How to Supercharge your SaaS and Cloud Applications with SD-WAN - Ep.023

SD-WAN adoption rates are continuing to rise as traditional WAN network infrastructure inhibits the benefits of cloud such as speed, agility, elasticity, and cost reduction. Whether your network architecture is “born in the cloud,” hybrid or a traditional on premise model, Bill Evans, National Principal Architect for Digital Infrastructure Solutions, explains how to leverage SD-WAN to deliver elasticity, save money, ensure a great user experience, and support transformational initiatives...


Why Managed Security Services Will NOC Your SOCs Off - Ep.022

Learn how Network Operation Center (NOC) and Security Operation Center (SOC) services help provide peace of mind to customers grappling with a rapidly changing threat landscape. Wayne St. Jacques, V.P. of Managed and Executive Services, discusses how achieving higher visibility, monitoring, managing, and remediating exploits through a certified, compliant provider will be key for organizations overwhelmed by too many security products and a lack of in-house security talent.


How to Embrace Digital Transformation and the Internet of Things

In today’s world, is every company a tech company? Mike Trojecki, V.P. of Digital Infrastructure, and Bill Evans, National Principal Architect, say they are--or at least they should be thinking that way. Learn how digitization, mobility and the Internet of Things are disrupting industries from retail to healthcare, and how assessing your environment, applying analytics and keeping a focus on the end-user experience can help IT keep their companies and organizations ahead of the disruption...


Is SD-WAN the Promised Land?

What if you could reduce costs, increase IT agility, visibility and performance all at the same time? Software-Defined Wide-area Networking (SD-WAN) promises to do just that, but a crowded vendor landscape and marketing hype can make choosing the right solution a daunting task. ePlus’ Blake Webber, Solution Director, and Bill Evans, National Principal Architect, discuss how today’s lines of business are driving new requirements into IT, and why taking a prescriptive step-by-step approach...


Dude, Where's My Workload?

Predictions about where the cloud market is going abound. But when it comes to applications and workloads, knowing how to analyze what’s cloud ready and what’s not is a big challenge. Wayne St. Jacques, Vice President of Executive and Managed Services at ePlus, discusses how taking a measured approach for moving to the cloud coupled with cloud mapping and monitoring services can help clients achieve needed visibility and track investment spend in public, private and hybrid environments.


24x7x365 Availability in an Always On World

Availability has been a topic for many years in IT, but digitization is pushing organizations to think less about availability as an insurance policy and more as an accelerator for an “always on” world. Hear how Eric Lamp, National Partner Manager at Veeam, explains how customer expectations are affecting availability needs, the impact of virtualization, cloud and security, and how Veeam and ePlus work together to build architectures that support today’s digital world.


How to Maintain an Effective Security Posture with ePlus and Cisco Security

Security is an ongoing journey--and being secure today doesn’t guarantee your organization’s security tomorrow. Wanda Castelvecchi, Cisco Security Practice Lead at ePlus, explains how the proliferation of security point products is contributing to less effectiveness in many organizations’ security posture, and how concerns over budget and insufficient cybersecurity talent create a growing concern for all. Wanda will discuss specific ways ePlus and Cisco are helping address these specific...


1-2-3 Accelerate! 1-2-3 Activate! How to Get the Most Out of Your Cisco Software

The accelerating adoption of cloud computing, applications, and the Internet of Things is poised to change the way companies conduct and build their businesses. Software is quickly becoming the glue that holds it all together, and the ability to quickly adopt and truly activate these applications’ most powerful features will help organizations drive future competitive advantage. Listen to Dave Wooster, Cisco Partner Executive, talk about the business impact Cisco software and ePlus...


The Great CASB: Making Cloud Security Visible to All

Bridging the gap between traditional IT security and cloud security to offer visibility on cloud-based services is what CASB is all about. ePlus’ Chief Principal Security Architect Bill Wheeler helps educate on all things CASB and how ePlus can help you select and maximize your investment around these solutions.


What is a Strategic Security Assessment? (And Why You Need One!)

Security is a business risk like any other, but managing it isn’t. ePlus Chief Security Strategist Tom Bowers explains why a comprehensive review of your organization’s security program by a third-party CISO expert is a better way to assess and improve your program’s maturity.


Strengthening Your Weakest Link: Why You Should Consider a Compromise Assessment

It’s said you’re only as strong as your weakest link. The same can be said in security, especially when it comes to mitigating insider threats. Considered one of the most pressing IT security and risk management challenges we face today, ePlus Chief Security Strategic Tom Bowers discusses the importance of compromise assessments and how they will benefit your organization.


Transformation in the Healthcare Industry

Like all industries, healthcare is transforming. From changing ideas about patient care, to new growth drivers, to spiking security concerns, healthcare is facing a growing set of complex challenges. George Pashardis, Regional Vice President and Healthcare Practice Leader, and Jay Farrell, Vice President of Sales, ePlus Group, will shed light on where the industry is going and how ePlus is helping healthcare providers stay secure while optimize their IT investments, deliver...


Enhance Automation and Savings with Cisco ONE

CIOs and CTOs are looking for creative ways to drive savings and enhance automation. The answer often lies in software. Learn how Cisco ONE logically groups software together across architectures to provide customers with not only better pricing but better business results.


Intel Inside: How ePlus and Intel Bring Advanced Technologies to Life

Connectivity, experiences and smart infrastructure are fueling the partnership between Intel and ePlus to solve today’s modern business problems. Learn how the partnership is driving digital transformation across many fields, including healthcare and government, and helping people better engage with technology to create experiences that matter.


Understanding the Internet of Things – How it will Affect your Business

Change the vertical industry and you change the meaning behind the value IoT can deliver. Learn what IoT is, how to differentiate it from digital, the role security plays and why the need for new, timely insights is driving this fascinating and complex trend.


Kick Start Your Digital Transformation

Assessments help you understand where your IT environment has been so you can understand where it’s going. Learn why assessments and envisioning are the “due diligence” behind your digital transformation strategy, and the most cost-effective way for you to reach your goals.


Covered with Fabric – How ePlus and Fortinet Partner for Your Security

Fortinet has the fabric. ePlus has the assessments, design and services. Find out more about this powerful security partnership, the philosophy and skills behind’s Fortinet’s offerings, and how ePlus brings speed and power to the challenge of securing today’s networks without borders.