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Welcome to "IT Coach for Small Business Leaders," a podcast by InfoSystems, where we believe strong business leaders don't avoid technology conversations, they get educated and get involved. Strong business leaders today aren't running away technology conversations, they are engaged and want to take charge in their company. The problem is, there just aren't a lot of good resources out there on a local level to learn about IT topics. That's why we started the podcast IT Coach for Small Business Leaders. Hosted by Aaron Swann, one of InfoSystems' senior IT consultants, this podcast features practical advice that small business leaders can use to make great IT decisions. So if you're interested in learning more about IT, tune in to our podcast, IT Coach for Small Business Leaders.

Welcome to "IT Coach for Small Business Leaders," a podcast by InfoSystems, where we believe strong business leaders don't avoid technology conversations, they get educated and get involved. Strong business leaders today aren't running away technology conversations, they are engaged and want to take charge in their company. The problem is, there just aren't a lot of good resources out there on a local level to learn about IT topics. That's why we started the podcast IT Coach for Small Business Leaders. Hosted by Aaron Swann, one of InfoSystems' senior IT consultants, this podcast features practical advice that small business leaders can use to make great IT decisions. So if you're interested in learning more about IT, tune in to our podcast, IT Coach for Small Business Leaders.

Location:

United States

Description:

Welcome to "IT Coach for Small Business Leaders," a podcast by InfoSystems, where we believe strong business leaders don't avoid technology conversations, they get educated and get involved. Strong business leaders today aren't running away technology conversations, they are engaged and want to take charge in their company. The problem is, there just aren't a lot of good resources out there on a local level to learn about IT topics. That's why we started the podcast IT Coach for Small Business Leaders. Hosted by Aaron Swann, one of InfoSystems' senior IT consultants, this podcast features practical advice that small business leaders can use to make great IT decisions. So if you're interested in learning more about IT, tune in to our podcast, IT Coach for Small Business Leaders.

Twitter:

@InfoSystems

Language:

English

Contact:

423-697-9527


Episodes

IT Coach for Small Business Leaders - Season 2, Episode 11

5/1/2020
In this episode, Aaron and Josh discuss a question from a listener - "How do I select a good home router?" A router is what sits between you and the internet. Selecting the right home router depends on factors like the size of your home and your internet speed. While this podcast was made for small business leaders, we strive to answer questions that help listeners stay connected, safe, and secure no matter where they are. This is especially true with many working remotely right now.

Duration:00:36:13

IT Coach for Small Business Leaders - Season 2, Episode 10

4/15/2020
In this episode, Aaron and Josh discuss how to choose a computer. Choosing a new computer for your specific needs is never an easy task. Not to mention, it's time consuming. Much like buying a car, you have an abundance of styles, sizes, and speeds available at your fingertips - but choose too quickly and you'll miss important info like safety and model ratings.

Duration:00:22:57

IT Coach for Small Business Leaders - Season 2, Episode 9

4/1/2020
In this episode, Aaron and Josh discuss a question from a listener - "When I try to go to websites, I sometimes get error messages. What are they trying to tell me?" Error messages look like this, "This site is not secure," "Certificate can't be trusted," or "Your connection is not secure," and are all too common. They pop up for numerous reasons and are famously difficult to troubleshoot for everyday website browsers. Difficult terminology following the error messages creates confusion and...

Duration:00:18:45

IT Coach for Small Business Leaders - Season 2, Episode 8

3/16/2020
In this episode, Aaron and Josh discuss the "De Facto IT Person." AKA the office manager or employee who has proved capable to fix small technical issues, so is given all IT duties. You may not realize how common this scenario is within companies of all sizes.

Duration:00:18:44

IT Coach for Small Business Leaders - Season 2, Episode 7

3/2/2020
In this episode, Aaron and Josh discuss how a Virtual CIO (vCIO) can benefit businesses that don't have C-level or senior IT leadership. A CIO (Chief Information Officer) is responsible for all of the internal technology that runs a business. The most important role a CIO plays in an organization is to take the vision, goals, and strategies established by the executive team and build out the technology systems that need to be in place to support them.

Duration:00:19:08

IT Coach for Small Business Leaders - Season 2, Episode 6

2/16/2020
In this episode, Aaron and Josh continue the series on Managed Services. Today's discussion covers a number of Software Services (antivirus, spam filtering, email, security training, etc.) that can be monitored and maintained by an IT company as part of a managed services agreement.

Duration:00:18:59

IT Coach for Small Business Leaders - Season 2, Episode 5

2/16/2020
You've probably heard IT people talk about end-points and have no idea what they're talking about. An end-point is each individual device connected to your company's network that employees are using. Laptops, PCs, cell phones, and tablets are all end-points. In this episode, Aaron and Josh discuss important steps every business leader should take to ensure employees are working on devices that are approved, maintained, and updated as necessary. When employees use devices daily that are...

Duration:00:16:42

IT Coach for Small Business Leaders - Season 2, Episode 4

1/15/2020
In this episode, Aaron and Josh discuss how to determine what type of IT services provider you may need, how to choose the right type of provider, and the questions you should ask before hiring them. There are many options available to help you solve IT issues that arise. Finding the right provider is a must. As your company grows and changes are made, you will need an IT company to help you through those changes and to get your issues resolved quickly.

Duration:00:13:04

IT Coach for Small Business Leaders - Season 2, Episode 3

1/2/2020
On this episode of “IT Coach for Small Business Leaders”, Virtual CIO, Aaron Swann, discusses firewalls and how a managed service provider can help manage your firewall. When it comes to firewalls, there is much to take into account. From policies to content filtering to life cycles. It can get overwhelming. If you want to make sense of it all, this episode is perfect for you. Aaron and Josh discuss the little things, then offer an easy solution for those times you need to reach out for the...

Duration:00:14:43

IT Coach for Small Business Leaders - Season 2, Episode 2

12/16/2019
On this episode of “IT Coach for Small Business Leaders,” Virtual CIO, Aaron Swann, discusses managed backups and how to determine your business' backup needs. Early-stage businesses that don't have the cash to spend on professional help may be able to implement "DIY" backups. But as your business grows you will need professional help - a managed backup service. A professional-grade backup service provider will help steer businesses through the entire decision making process to get the...

Duration:00:16:41

IT Coach for Small Business Leaders - Season 2, Episode 1

12/4/2019
We're excited to launch season 2 of IT Coach for Small Business Leaders and hope you enjoy all of the topics we plan to cover in 2020. In this episode we dive deeper into the topic of "Managed IT Services." With so many IT service providers offering "managed services," it's important for business leaders to understand exactly what this term means. The truth is, it can mean very different things depending on which IT company you are dealing with. We break down Managed IT Services into plain...

Duration:00:16:51

Ep 18 - IT Coach for Business Leaders with Aaron Swann

5/13/2019
In this episode, InfoSystems vCIO, Aaron Swann, and Marketing Director, Josh Davis, discuss how a "Managed Services" agreement may mean you are unknowingly outsourcing your IT systems management to another country. We compare the way InfoSystems delivers locally managed IT services, to other models that include reselling software and outsourcing IT support to overseas call centers. The information technology industry has seen a major shift in the way IT companies deliver services to their...

Duration:00:23:35

Ep 17 - IT Coach for Business Leaders

4/15/2019
We're beginning our podcast episodes for 2019 on the topic of Cyber Security. It has become more and more urgent for organizations to make sure that all employees receive adequate training on how to recognize cyber attacks and other security threats. It's also crucial for companies to draft and adopt security policies and to assess whether or not they are meeting compliance requirements that may be in place for their type of business. In this episode, InfoSystems vCIO, Aaron Swann, and...

Duration:00:20:57

Episode 16 - IT Coach for Business Leaders

3/29/2019
We're beginning our podcast episodes for 2019 on the topic of Cyber Security. It has become more and more urgent for organizations to make sure that all employees receive adequate training on how to recognize cyber attacks and other security threats. It's also crucial for companies to draft and adopt security policies and to assess whether or not they are meeting compliance requirements that may be in place for their type of business. In this episode, InfoSystems vCIO, Aaron Swann, and...

Duration:00:16:20

Episode 14 - IT Coach for Business Leaders

10/11/2018
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
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
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
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
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
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