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Episode 27: VDI would be easy if it weren't for the users

As if VDI and other end user computing technologies are complex enough, when you add in the human element of users, IT pros sure can be in for a wild ride. On this episode we sit down with John Nicholson (StorageNinja) and Marcus Puckett (killmongaro) to hear their tales of deployments in the wild!

Duration: 00:17:17

Episode 26: Who needs IT certs?

On this episode we sit down with Michael Tallman about his experience going from military IT to civilian IT, starting his own business, and how IT certifications have played a role along the way.

Duration: 00:08:53

Episode 25: Security Sea Change

Social movements and advocacy aren't just for protestors anymore. Changing the way the world treats privacy and data security takes a concerted effort from everyone, particuarly the IT community. On this episode, we sit down with Nicole Blake Tran, IT program manager, security expert, and activist to find out what we can all be doing to make the world a safer place!

Duration: 00:14:26

Episode 24: Empire State of Network Security!

Chelsea sits down with a Director of Technology for a specialized prep school in NYC, Abasi Aniton, to talk network security for seriously tech-savvy high school students and NYC’s best pizza spots.

Duration: 00:13:18

Episode 23: Office 365 User Training Over Easy

Justin sits down with Office 365 trainer, BA, and stand up comic Tiffany Songvilay (@officeovereasy) to figure out how to get inside your users' heads and actually get them to use the systems you implement!

Duration: 00:18:05

Episode 22: Nailing Your IT Job Interview

Justin sits down with Spiceworks’s own Jake Teague and Kris Bushover to find out how they got started in IT and some of their most memorable job interview experiences.

Duration: 00:16:04

Episode 21: Live from SpiceWorld 2017!

Justin sits down with three tired but happy SpiceHeads, Felix, Abasi, and Eric, to recap the best moments from SpiceWorld 2017.

Duration: 00:14:57

Episode 20: Do IT pros care about futuristic technology?

VR, IoT, AI... futuristic technologies seem to be coming out as fast as we can come up with an acronym for them. But how do IT pros actually handle these types of technology crossing over from consumer toys into the business? We talk with Michael McCormick (aka Michael7140hz) to find out his thoughts and more!

Duration: 00:13:34

Episode 19: This is a (security) test!

Testing your security policy is like flossing. We all know it's important, but how often do busy and understaffed IT pros really get around to it? On this episode we talk with Tory Dombrowski (aka Torbsie) on what security is really like for SMBs in the real world.

Duration: 00:15:42

Episode 18: Behind the Scenes of SpiceWorld

On this episode we talk with Elisa Gladu, head honcho (honch-ess?) of SpiceWorld planning about the hardest and best parts of planning the conference and seeing it come to life! This podcast is previewing the October 4th episode of On the Air, where we're talking with Spiceworks presenters about what they're talking about at SpiceWorld 2017.

Duration: 00:10:05

Episode 17: Securing Your Servers Successfully

In a world where firewalls, antivirus, and end user training receive a lot of the attention and glory, don't overlook the importance of hardware security for your servers! On this episode we sit down with Alex Zielinski (aka ZombieWrangler) to talk about protecting assets, staying on top of the security game, and just how he brought his jeep back to life (literally a Zombie Wrangler).

Duration: 00:13:28

Episode 16: Paper Champions

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound AND is that tree used to make another ream of 8 1/2 by 11 inch letter-size, multipurposed, hole punched paper? Despite the rumors of a paperless workforce, printing is still alive and well in most companies today. What do I.T. Professionals think about that? This week Chelsea chats with Spiceworks I.T. Operations Manager Jeff Grettler to discuss the timeless romantic comedy that exists between I.T. Pros and...

Duration: 00:15:28

BONUS: Futuristic Storage Virtualization with HPE

Shortly after our August 23rd show about HPE Synergy, we sat down with Beck Harris from HPE to answer some of the many questions we didn't get a chance to get to on the show.

Duration: 00:12:35

Episode 15: Are storage bells and whistles for real?

On this episode we sit down with Justin Williams, IT director for San Benito Medial Associates to talk about his experience with predictive analytics, deduplication, and compression in his flash storage environment, and whether or not they live up to the sales and marketing promsies.

Duration: 00:09:43

Episode 14: Does (Workstation) Size Matter?

On this episode Justin sits down with Joseph Martin, Systems Administrator for Sphere 3D to find out how his power users are utilizing workstations and how to deal with users trying to service their own tech.

Duration: 00:09:36

Episode 13: Why can't we all just go 100% virtual?

Virtualization, as the kids say, is the bee's knees. (That's what the kids say, right?) So why are organizations still holding on to legacy physical servers? And how is that dragging down IT? Justin sits down with Jof Keiter (aka Joffles) to find out his thoughts.

Duration: 00:10:27

Episode 12: How to Celebrate SysAdmin Day!

SysAdmin Day is just around the corner, so we've invited Carl Seabold, IT Director at Compass Healthcare to help us celebrate! Carl sits down with Justin to talk about the best ways to thank your SysAdmin (including listening to your training and not downloading ransomware)

Duration: 00:11:47

Episode 11: When do you go with "elite" devices?

Justin sits down with Jeremy Rammalaere from Supply Point Systems to find out whether he thinks hardware manufacturers' "elite" laptops and desktops have the features to back up their price point, and how IT pros should go about weighing purchasing decisions. Jeremy will be a panelist on the July 19th episode of 'On the Air' sponsored by HP.

Duration: 00:09:28

Episode 10: Cracking the Code of Open Source!

Chelsea sits down with Joaquin Ochoa, the owner of an IT MSP company in Miami, and our next guest on our July 12th edition of On the Air. Joaquin tells us about the potential risks and rewards of using open source solutions, as well as his thoughts on the new partnership between HPE and ClearCenter.

Duration: 00:10:20

Episode 9: Jeff Grettler vs. the Cloud!

Justin sits down with new guest host for the June 28th episode, Spiceworks's very own Jeff Grettler! Jeff talks about moving from pro wrestling into IT (a very common transition) as well as his views as an IT pro about cloud computing.

Duration: 00:14:23

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