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Welcome to the IT Collab website! We're here to create a community where business and IT professionals can come together to fill any knowledge gaps in IT. Originally, we were a group of IT Engineers in Managed Services & Consulting. We noticed that many business professionals who lead organizations didn't fully grasp what IT could do for them or how it all fits together. We've been involved in projects ranging from small tasks to major mergers, helping IT pros learn new technologies and preventing issues before they arise. We've also seen organizations confused by their IT service providers, and we want to empower people to understand IT better. Join us in breaking down IT barriers and having a good time doing it – our Podcast is just the beginning of our journey! www.theitcollab.com

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Welcome to the IT Collab website! We're here to create a community where business and IT professionals can come together to fill any knowledge gaps in IT. Originally, we were a group of IT Engineers in Managed Services & Consulting. We noticed that many business professionals who lead organizations didn't fully grasp what IT could do for them or how it all fits together. We've been involved in projects ranging from small tasks to major mergers, helping IT pros learn new technologies and preventing issues before they arise. We've also seen organizations confused by their IT service providers, and we want to empower people to understand IT better. Join us in breaking down IT barriers and having a good time doing it – our Podcast is just the beginning of our journey! www.theitcollab.com

Language:

English

Contact:

720-917-8568


Episodes
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Episode 13: Tech News - Microsoft Licensing

5/29/2024
https://theitcollab.com/the-community In this episode we discuss changes to the podcast, and lots of news around Microsoft Teams license changes and NCE updates. Teams License change links: https://tminus365.com/is-teams-no-longer-part-of-my-microsoft-365-licensing-licensing-update/ https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/news/Microsoft365-Teams-WW NCE transfer: https://www.crn.com/news/cloud/2024/microsoft-to-allow-partner-to-partner-nce-subscription-transfers-this-quarter#:~:text=This%20quarter%2C%20Microsoft%20plans%20to,since%20the%20rollout%20of%20the Business Premium vs Office 365 E3: https://lazyadmin.nl/office-365/microsoft-365-business-premium-vs-office-365-e3/

Duration:00:42:08

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Episode 12: Nathan Taylor - Get Ready for Microsoft Co-Pilot!

4/19/2024
MICROSOFT CO-PILOT (Chat GPT 4.0) Hosted by Brandon Barnes, this engaging podcast features special guest Nathan Taylor, Senior Director of Enterprise Solutions at Source Pass. With over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, they delve into cutting-edge topics. Their discussions revolve around the revolutionary impact of Microsoft Co-Pilot, exploring how it will transform business processes—from efficient note-taking to automating tasks. Tune in to stay ahead in the tech game! 🎙️🚀

Duration:00:37:35

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Episode 11: Nick Scarabosio - Culture to Cash (Business Coaching)

3/29/2024
Nick Scarabosio, co-founder and business coach at Culture to Cash, brings you “The IT Collab” Podcast. This show is dedicated to ambitious business owners across various industries, aiming to achieve exceptional outcomes. Leveraging principles refined over years of experience, Nick and his team guide companies toward doubling revenue, tripling profit, and increasing business value tenfold. Key Points: Exceptional Results: “The IT Collab” focuses on the needs for IT within the needs of helping business owners achieve remarkable success, including 2X revenue, 3X profit, and 10X business value—the most significant asset in their lives. Tailored Approach: Recognizing that every business owner is unique, Nick’s team customizes winning business principles to meet current needs and fulfill ultimate targets and desires. Connect with Nick Scarabosio: Facebook: Nick Scarabosio Instagram: @thescarabosio LinkedIn: Nick Scarabosio Website: www.culturetocash.com TRY: assessment.culturetocash.com

Duration:00:34:26

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Episode 10: Tim Hagan | IT Is An Asset

1/10/2024
In this insightful podcast episode, Brandon Barnes sits down with Tim Hagan, a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in information technology. With more than two decades of leadership roles in various organizations, including startups, Tim has a wealth of knowledge to share. Starting his career as an electronic technician, Tim delves into his journey of designing and supporting automation technology in manufacturing. The focus of this episode revolves around the paradigm shift in viewing IT as an asset rather than a mere support function. Tim draws on his extensive experience to elaborate on the pivotal role IT plays in organizational success. Listeners will gain valuable insights into leveraging IT strategically and transforming it into a proactive force that contributes to business growth. Join Brandon and Tim as they explore the evolution of IT, its significance in startups, and practical approaches to harnessing technology as a valuable asset.

Duration:00:41:13

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Episode 9: Mastering Password Policies with Evan Chavez

12/5/2023
Join us in this episode as we unravel the secrets behind robust password policies, crucial for safeguarding your digital identity. Our special guest, Evan Chavez, Senior IT Engineer, brings his wealth of experience to the table, guiding us through the intricate world of password security. 🔐 We delve into the fundamentals, exploring key aspects of Microsoft's password policy recommendations (check them out at https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/admin/misc/password-policy-recommendations?view=o365-worldwide). Discover the dos and don'ts of crafting the perfect password, and understand why a strong defense starts with airtight password practices. 🚀 Evan shares real-world insights and practical tips for creating policies that strike the right balance between security and usability. From password length to complexity requirements, we cover it all, ensuring you leave with a toolkit to fortify your digital fortress. 🤔 Tune in for a discussion that demystifies passwords

Duration:00:34:28

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Episode 8: What is "Data"?

11/27/2023
Welcome to "The IT Collab," where we demystify the world of technology for business minds. In this episode, "What is Data?" we unravel the complexities of data in a way that's approachable for business users. Join our hosts as they break down the essence of data, exploring its types, sources, and the pivotal role it plays in decision-making. Whether you're a seasoned executive or a budding entrepreneur, this episode provides a simplified yet comprehensive understanding of the bedrock of modern business. Tune in to gain insights that bridge the gap between IT and business, fostering collaboration and empowering you to harness the true potential of data in your professional journey.

Duration:00:25:09

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Episode 7: Is your IT Managed Service Provider doing their job?

11/20/2023
To ensure your IT provider is doing a good job, here are a few things you should do: 1. Clearly define your expectations: Clearly communicate your needs and expectations to your IT provider. Be specific about your requirements, timelines, and desired outcomes. 2. Regularly review their performance: Periodically assess your IT provider's performance against the agreed-upon service level agreements (SLAs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). 3. Seek customer feedback: Encourage your employees or end-users to provide feedback about their experience with the IT provider. 4. Stay informed: Keep yourself updated on the latest technology trends and industry standards. 5. Maintain open communication: Foster a culture of open communication with your IT provider. Regularly engage in discussions, ask questions, and provide constructive feedback. Remember, regular communication, performance evaluation, and aligning goals will help establish a healthy and productive relationship.

Duration:00:27:26

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E6:🎙️ Unlocking Access: Navigating IT Service Provider Challenges

11/13/2023
Embark on a journey with our latest podcast episode as we unravel the complexities of obtaining your own data from IT Managed Service providers. Facing hurdles with access rights? Discover practical strategies and insightful tips on asserting control over your information. Hosted by industry experts, this episode delves into common roadblocks and offers actionable solutions, empowering you to navigate the maze of IT service agreements. For an in-depth exploration, check out our accompanying blog at The IT Collab. Don't let access issues hinder your business – tune in now and take charge of your digital assets! 🚀 #ITManagement #DataAccess #PodcastEpisodes #TechSolutions https://theitcollab.com/the-podcast/f/why-wont-your-managed-it-service-provider-give-you-your-info

Duration:00:15:27

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E5: Rwanda Visit: Hope Haven School - Sarah Damour

10/30/2023
🎙️ In this episode of "The IT Collab," embark on a journey with me as I share the incredible experience of my visit to Rwanda. Joining me in this riveting conversation is the dynamic Sarah Damour, and together, we delve into the heart of Rwanda's technology landscape and the unique challenges faced by institutions like Hope Haven Rwanda. Discover the untold stories as we unravel our collaborative efforts in a groundbreaking project aimed at securing Hope Haven Rwanda. This beacon of education touches the lives of over 1800 students and provides employment to more than 250 dedicated staff members. From the lush landscapes of Rwanda to the intricacies of technology implementation, Sarah and I explore the transformative power of IT solutions in shaping the future of education. Tune in for an inspiring dialogue that transcends borders and unites us in a shared vision for a technologically empowered world. See more information at: https://hopehavenrwanda.org/

Duration:00:24:20

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E4: Security Part 4: What is Cybersecurity with Brandon STATS

10/23/2023
"Cybersecurity facts: Cybersecurity involves protecting systems from digital attacks. The 5 security concepts by the U.S. Department of Defense are: Confidentiality (keep info private) Integrity (keep info accurate) Availability (always access info) Authenticity (confirm identities) Non-Repudiation (proof of info exchange). 15 common risks: Malware (use anti-virus) Password theft (strong passwords) Traffic interception (use VPN) Phishing (be cautious) DDoS attacks (block bad traffic) Cross Site Attack (use encryption) Zero-Day Exploits (wait for updates) SQL Injection (use firewalls) Social Engineering (be skeptical) MitM Attack (use encryption) Ransomware (update anti-virus) Cryptojacking (keep everything updated) Water Hole Attack (use anti-virus) Drive-By Attack (avoid sketchy sites) Trojan Virus (be cautious with downloads).

Duration:00:30:44

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E3: Security Part 3: What is IT Security? (With RJ the Sales Guy)

10/16/2023
In the third installment of our "Security" series, we delve into the heart of the matter as we ask the fundamental question, "What is IT Security?" Join us for an enlightening conversation with RJ the Sales Guy, where we demystify the complex world of IT security. Together, we explore the core concepts, essential strategies, and the critical importance of safeguarding your digital assets in today's interconnected business landscape. In this episode, we unravel the layers of IT security, discussing the ever-evolving threat landscape, best practices for protection, and the role of every individual in ensuring a secure digital environment. RJ, with his industry expertise, shares valuable insights and practical advice for businesses and individuals alike. So, whether you're new to the world of IT security or looking to deepen your knowledge, this episode is your gateway to understanding the vital role IT security plays in our digitally driven world. Tune in for an engaging and informative

Duration:00:30:44

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E2: Security Part 2: Simple Truths on the Importance of Identity

10/9/2023
Welcome back to "The IT Collab," your go-to podcast for navigating the complex world of Information Technology. In Episode 2, we're diving deep into the crucial topic of Security & Identity, unraveling the simple truths behind the importance of identity in IT. In the digital age, where data breaches and cyberattacks are on the rise, securing your organization's sensitive information is paramount. And at the heart of robust cybersecurity practices lies the concept of identity. Your identity in the IT realm isn't just about your username and password; it's a fundamental pillar that safeguards your digital existence. Join our hosts, seasoned IT professionals and cybersecurity experts, as they demystify the intricacies of identity management.

Duration:00:30:50

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Why am I doing this?

9/29/2023
This is just a simple explanation as to why I decided to create this podcast - Let's just call it the Introduction!

Duration:00:02:36