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United States

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@InfoSystems

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English

Contact:

423-697-9527


Episodes

Episode 14 - IT Coach for Business Leaders

10/11/2018
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Technology has become so important to business operations that most companies can't run if their IT systems are down. Despite that fact, when it comes to construction, renovation, and general environmental decisions at a place of business, technology is typically an afterthought. In this episode of IT Coach for Business Leaders, Aaron Swann and Josh Davis discuss the environmental factors that are important to ensuring that your technology runs optimally.

Duration:00:29:49

Episode 13 - IT Coach for Business Leaders

9/27/2018
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One of the most common pieces of customer feedback we hear from InfoSystems customers is how much they value the time they spend with our vCIO, Aaron Swann (a major reason we love having him on our podcasts). In this episode of IT Coach for Business Leaders, we talk through a very common scenario that often causes very major issues - the impact of IT infrastructure on software implementation and upgrade projects. Let's be honest - software sellers are hyper-focused on the software deal and...

Duration:00:32:13

Episode 12 - IT Coach for Business Leaders

9/25/2018
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One of the most common pieces of customer feedback we hear from InfoSystems customers is how much they value the time they spend with our vCIO, Aaron Swann (a major reason we love having him on our podcasts). In this episode of IT Coach for Business Leaders, we discuss some of the specific ways in which our vCIOs engage with our customers, and how the vCIO relationship can alleviate many IT-related human resources issues. Aaron shares a story of how a customer was negatively impacted by...

Duration:00:28:15

Episode 11 - IT Coach for Business Leaders

8/15/2018
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InfoSystems recently completed a survey in which 55 companies in the state of Tennessee answered 13 questions related to their business, their IT department, and their perspective on technology. Episode 11 of the podcast "IT Coach for Business Leaders" features a discussion around some of the survey results that show that companies in Tennessee typically lag behind other regions in business technology.

Duration:00:42:10

IT Coach for Business Leaders with Aaron Swann - Ep 10

8/2/2018
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InfoSystems recently completed a survey in which 55 companies in the state of Tennessee answered 13 questions related to their business, their IT department, and their perspective on technology. Episode 10 of the podcast "IT Coach for Business Leaders" features a discussion around some of the survey results that seem to all point to the gap that exists between executive leadership and IT. Aaron adds some great perspective on how companies can take tangible steps to bring business management...

Duration:00:35:16

IT Coach for Business Leaders with Aaron Swann - Ep 9

5/30/2018
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In this episode, we discuss one of the aspects of a business IT strategy that is often inadequately executed - Backups. This discussion spans three episodes. In the third part, we discuss Aaron's commonly recommended "one-size-fits-most" approach to provide the greatest backup protection at a value. We also discuss instances where a more robust backup solution is needed and what it looks like. Listen in to learn about how small and mid-sized businesses can establish a highly effective...

Duration:00:35:01

IT Coach for Business Leaders with Aaron Swann - Ep 8

5/15/2018
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In this episode, we discuss one of the aspects of a business IT strategy that is often inadequately executed - Backups. This discussion spans three episodes. In the second part, we discuss several of the most common actual backup scenarios Aaron has seen over the last 24 years working with InfoSystems customers. Listen in to learn about how small and mid-sized businesses can establish a highly effective backup plan.

Duration:00:33:23

Episode 7 - IT Coach for Business Leaders with Aaron Swann

4/27/2018
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In this episode, we discuss one of the aspects of a business IT strategy that is often inadequately executed - Backups. This discussion spans three episodes. In the first part, we discuss the importance of a well-executed backup strategy and why the business owner/executives should be involved in creating it. Listen in to learn about how small and mid-sized businesses can establish a highly effective backup plan.

Duration:00:30:00

Episode 6 - IT Coach for Business Leaders with Aaron Swann

4/13/2018
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In this episode, we discuss one of the top three IT challenges for small and mid-sized business - IT Security. This discussion spans two episodes. In the second part, we review the most common "places" where employees encounter security threats and how they can be trained to handle them. Listen in to learn about how small and mid-sized businesses can overcome the challenge of IT Security.

Duration:00:39:37

Episode 5 - IT Coach for Business Leaders with Aaron Swann

3/13/2018
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In this episode, we discuss one of the top three IT challenges for small and mid-sized business - IT Security. This discussion spans two episodes. In the first part, we review the "hassle factor" that IT security places on business leaders and talk about the most common areas that present security threats. Listen in to learn about how small and mid-sized businesses can overcome the challenge of IT Security.

Duration:00:36:57

Episode 4 - IT Coach for Business Leaders with Aaron Swann

12/21/2017
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In this episode, we discuss one of the top three IT challenges for small and mid-sized business - staying current with business technology. We review both sides of this challenge - keeping owned technology up to date, and evaluating new technology in the market that could help provide competitive advantage. Listen in to learn about how small and mid-sized businesses can overcome the challenge of staying current with business technology.

Duration:00:37:00

Episode 3 - IT Coach for Business Leaders with Aaron Swann

11/7/2017
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In this episode, we discuss one of the top three IT challenges for small and mid-sized business - addressing IT skills gaps. We review landmark events that often expose skills gaps, the most common skills gaps we see in the market, and the effects of not addressing skills gaps. Listen in to learn about how small and mid-sized businesses can overcome the challenge of IT skills gaps.

Duration:00:36:21

Episode 2 - IT Coach for Business Leaders with Aaron Swann

11/7/2017
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In this episode, we discuss the process of establishing IT Cloud migration goals and then creating the road map to get there. We review the financial impacts of Cloud vs on-premise IT investments and when each can be attractive. We also discuss major differentiators in various Cloud offerings, as well as considerations such as internet connection speed, downtime requirements, Cloud purchasing guidelines for employees, and having an exit strategy. Listen in to learn about many factors that...

Duration:00:39:53

Episode 1 - IT Coach for Business Leaders with Aaron Swann

11/7/2017
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In this episode, we discuss the basic definition of Cloud and review Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform (PaaS), and Infrastructure (IaaS). We compare the differences between what marketers from Cloud providers promote as Cloud benefits and ease of adoption with some real-world scenarios and examples. Listen in to learn more about what you should look for when considering various Cloud offerings for your business.

Duration:00:28:18