TECHCASTS / WEBINAR ON-DEMAND

Engaging and interactive discussions and webinars about the challenges and opportunities of technology

Techcast is a webcast series dedicated to the discussion of technology trends, featuring SMEs for an engaging and interactive conversation about technology, its challenges, solutions, and how it can help organizations achieve business goals. Browse our Techcast series for a topic that interests you.

2023: A Roadmap for Secure Access in a Hybrid World

We use Cloud-based applications to run more of our business needs every week. Our remote and mobile users require a different level of support. The ever-evolving infrastructure poses new challenges to securing and managing the ever-expanding attack surface.

Securing the Edge

Watch and listen as our Aspire Experts examine the latest advancements in secure access protection and next-generation network security capabilities. Our team will offer guidance and best practices for leveraging a SASE approach to protect your organization and the growing trend toward Managed Detection & Response (MDR) to identify and contain threats before they do harm to your business.

5-Key Topics covered in this online seminar:

  • Why SASE is a key cybersecurity architecture
  • Understand the importance of creating a secure environment for your enterprise
  • Using Zero trust to provide limited yet appropriate access to users
  • The benefits of using Multifactor Authentication in securing your enterprise
  • The critical role of Managed Detection and Response in protecting your attack surface

Presenters:

  • Doug Stevens, VP  Managed Services
  • Michael O’Connell, Security Solutions Architect

 

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Find out what’s new with E-rate for School Year 2022-23

Some things have changed with the E-Rate program for the School Year 2022-2023 and a few coming for SY 2023-2024!

Listen as our panel of experts discusses:

  • Overview of the application process
  • The E-rate Eligible Services List
  • Eligibility Categories
  • Category Two budget calculations
  • Alternative sources of funding and grants

Our panel is hosted by:

  • Ryan Kastner, Account Executive – Aspire Technology Partners

Panelists:

  • Vince Siragusa, Public Funding Team Cisco Edu & Gov – Cisco
  • Geoff Sweeney, Chief Legal Officer -E-rate Consulting

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E-rate for the 2022-2023 School Year

Watch as experts from Aspire Technology Partners, Cisco and E-rate Consulting review E-rate funding for the new school year:

  • What is E-rate?
  • Review of timelines and application process
  • What can be provided to districts?
  • Changes in E-rate funding
  • Examples of real-world use cases
  • Discussion of grants and other funding sources

Our panelists:

  • Ryan Kaster,  Aspire Technology Partners – Account Executive
  • Caralee Murphy, Cisco – Business Development Manger , Public Funding
  • Geoff Sweeny, Erate Consulting – Chief Legal Officer

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Evolution of the Workplace

A Discussion on the Future of Work

The office your employees left behind is different than the one they will see when returning to the workplace. Watch as our panelists discuss the evolution of yesterday’s office to the workplace of today and the direction for the future ahead.

Panelists:

  • Ryan Altschul – Associate Principle – Cerami
  • Rodney Burden – Director, Workforce Technology – Warner Bros. Discovery
  • Jill Porubovic – Founder/CEO – Porubovic Consulting

Moderator:

  • Joseph Latessa – Senior Account Manager – Aspire Technology Partners

 

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Secure your Remote Workforce

View a discussion with Aspire Technology Partners as we review:

  • Best Practices for Data Security and Protection
    • Fundamentals of Security
    • Data Management and Protection
    • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • The Power of Managed Detection & Response (MDR)


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Data Security and Privacy

Revisit our webinar on Data Security and Privacy Webinar focusing on SLED and out discussion on:

  • NYS Education Law 2d and its Impact on K-12 Organizations
  • Understanding the NIST Privacy Framework, a NY EdLaw 2d Requirement.(Identify-P, Govern-P, Control-P, Communicate-P, and Protect-P) Privacy Focused Activities versus Cybersecurity
  • Best Practices for Data Security and Protection
    • Fundamentals of Security
    • Data Management and Protection
  • The Power of Managed Detection & Response (MDR)

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Wine Tasting in Napa and Webex: Wine Not?

Improving productivity in today’s connected world requires an innovative collaboration platform that runs everywhere a connection is needed. Moving to a unified platform brings clarity to your communications and gives you the ability to delight your customers.

  • Learn about the capabilities of the Webex Suite and how it can streamline your business and collaboration process.
  • Watch as we dive into the evolution of WebEx, how to maximize the productivity of your collaboration environment, and Aspire Technology Partners UC Capabilities.
  • Discover the benefits of moving from an on-prem PBX to Cloud Calling
  • Learning about the technology integrated into Bouchaine Vineyards

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SD-WAN: The Next Generation – SASE Part 2

Redundancy, resiliency, simplicity, and security!

Join us we continue to review the benefits of SD-WAN: The next generation SASE and much more!

What’s on the agenda?

  • What is SASE? A review
  • SASE Architecture
  • Customer Challenges: Today’s WAN
  • Aspire Managed SASE Services
  • Circuit and Transport


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Hit the Fast Lane with Wi-Fi 6e

As we know, Wi-Fi is engrained in our everyday lives. It’s the backbone of organizations across the world. The newest technology upgrade in the Wi-Fi world is Wi-Fi 6e. An innovation that will reduce congestion deliver faster speeds, higher reliability, and is compatible with earlier Wi-Fi technology.

Watch as we discuss Wi-Fi 6e and beyond:

  • Wi-Fi is old – it has a history
  • Out with the old, in with Wi-Fi 6e
  • IT and Wi-Fi 6e
  • Why 6e is better for IT
  • Get started on your move to the fast lane


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The Value of Information Technology in Rural Healthcare

Watch as we discuss the perspectives on the value of information technology in rural healthcare to improve access to healthcare and enhance overall the health of rural populations.

With the rise of telehealth and other digital healthcare resources, a lack of internet technology and access in rural areas can place you at a disadvantage in terms of access to healthcare. To address this digital inequality, the New York State Department of Health recently announced the availability of transformational grants to private and public healthcare facilities to upgrade their existing IT infrastructure.

Presenters:

  • Moderator: Sandeep Krishnan CEO MedTec Interlinx, LLC
  • Elizabeth Weir, Site Administrator/Vice President of Nursing at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital/Arnot Health
  • Ray Babowicz, Director of Communications, Government Relations, and Marketing at Community Health Center of the North Country


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SD-WAN – The next generation – SASE (Part 1)

Redundancy, resiliency, simplicity, and security!

Watch as we review the benefits of implementing the next generation of Software Defined Wide Networking (SDWAN) – Secure Access Service Edge (SASE).

SASE rolls SD-WAN and security into a fully integrated cloud-based service that delivers simplified WAN deployment, improved efficiency, and security to optimize traffic and protect your network. Follow along on our SASE journey.

Learn how your organization can benefit from a SASE deployment.

  • The next iteration of SD-WAN
  • SASE Components
  • End to end visibility
  • Cloud delivered firewall


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The Hybrid Workplace

The verdict is in: 94% of organizations are allowing employees more flexibility as to where and when they work. Hybrid workplaces  are preferred by employees and increase productivity

The main challenge identified for companies is supporting a workforce split between home and the office.

Organizations are consistently planning toward a hybrid future of work that’s fast becoming the present. Leadership and culture will play a vital role, and digital infrastructure will form the very foundation of the hybrid-work experience.

  • How do you make the dream of a well-functioning hybrid workplace a reality?
  • How do you keep morale up and costs down?

Watch as we review the Hybrid Workplace and learn how to improve the future work of your organization.


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Deliver Better Outcomes to Secure your Endpoints

Aspire Security Update: Better Outcomes to Secure your Endpoints

Attacks on corporate endpoints are a common and frequently used entry point for attackers to move laterally to other valuable network assets. The increasing complexity of the threat landscape means you can no longer depend on next-gen antivirus to protect against sophisticated attacks.

The dangers of ransomware and other threats to organizations drive new innovations

Cisco Secure Endpoint stops ransomware and other threats with a cloud-native, single-agent endpoint security solution. Orbital Advanced Search is a new advanced capability designed to make security investigation and threat hunting simple.

View an Orbital Demo.

  • See how Orbital can identify servers and other entities that may be affected by the recent Log4j vulnerability.
  • Learn more about how you can protect your organization from breaches and advanced threats with the Secure Endpoint and Orbital.

Featured Speaker:

Michael O’Connell, Security Solutions Architect, Aspire Technology Partners


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Aspire SASE Cybersecurity Insurance Virtual Whiskey Tasting Event with Lockton

SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) combines networking and security functions in the cloud to deliver seamless, secure access to applications, anywhere users work. Core functions include software-defined wide area network, secure web gateway, firewall as a service, cloud access security broker, and zero-trust network access. The SASE model aims to consolidate these functions in a single, integrated cloud service.

In this webinar, Aspire and Lockton will cover SASE, Cybersecurity, and Insurance:

  • SASE overview
  • Threat Landscape (Kronos breach, Log4j vulnerabilities, and global security threats)
  • Privacy Landscape
  • Cyber Insurance Marketplace Update
  • Whiskey Tasting by Ranger Creek of San Antonio, Texas!

 


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An Introduction to Thousand Eyes

Thousand Eyes Brings Unparalleled Visibility

Learn how to deliver better digital experiences with unparalleled visibility into the internet, the cloud and the networks your business runs on.

Agenda:

  • The importance of visibility to your digital environment
  • How you can deliver better digital experiences to your end-users
  • Aspire-Thousand Eyes Partnership
  • Use Cases
  • Solutions Demo


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Lunch and Learn: Adding Sensors and Cameras for a Safer Higher Education Environment

Maintaining a safe environment in a higher education setting is a difficult challenge in normal times. With today’s potential for many obstacles, it has become more important than ever to keep on top of critical infrastructure.

Advances in technology give us the opportunity to stay ahead of the curve through the effective use of IoT sensors and cameras to deliver a safe campus.

Join us for a presentation on how Cisco Meraki can help deliver a high-quality student experience by delivering campus-wide physical security and help empower smart spaces with a single pane of glass.

Agenda:

  • Benefit Highlights of Cisco Meraki MV/MT
  • Campus safety and physical security remote monitoring and access
  • School ability to address and troubleshoot before instances become an issue
  • Safety and security monitoring in a single dashboard
  • Use Case
  • Leveraging Grants and Federal Funding

 


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Aspire and Cisco E-Rate Update for the 2022-2023 School Year Funding

Find out what’s new with E-rate for School Year 2022-23. Watch as we briefly review:

  • Overview of the application process
  • The E-rate Eligible Services List
  • Eligibility Categories
  • Category Two budget calculations
  • Alternative sources of funding and grants

 


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Lunch and Learn: A Safer Educational Environment for K-12

This webinar addresses the benefits of implementing Cisco Meraki Sensors and Cameras in a K-12 educational setting.

Agenda:

  • Benefit Highlights of Cisco Meraki MV/MT
    • School safety and physical security remote monitoring and access
    • School ability to address and troubleshoot before instances become an issue
    • Safety and security monitoring in a single dashboard
  • Customer Use Case: Reading School District
  • Leveraging Grants and Federal Funding

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Secure Internet Gateway: Your Next Generation Protection (Umbrella SIG)

Umbrella has matured into a mission-critical enterprise solution because of how it supports modern business needs and a mobile remote workforce.

Listen in to learn about the application and benefits of Umbrella – Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) as we review:

  • Digital transformation: the third era of enterprise IT
  • Cisco Umbrella SIG updates
  • SIG Benefits and Features
  • Cisco Umbrella Licensing – How it Works
  • How Umbrella supports your Managed Detection & Response (MDR)
  • Cisco Umbrella Demo

Top 5 Ways to Prevent Ransomware

Meraki MX has matured into a mission-critical enterprise solution because of how it supports modern business needs and a mobile remote workforce.

Listen to our speaker’s review:

  • Five things you need to know about your threat surface.
  • Mitigating/ reducing threat surface.
  • Visibility Detection and Prevention.

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Business Webinar: How 2020 Changed Your View of VDI

VDI has moved from a niche tool to 100% and mission-critical across on-premise and cloud because it supports modern business needs and a mobile remote workforce.

In fact, in a recent ESG survey, more than two-thirds of IT professionals surveyed indicated that their organization is “currently planning, deploying, or actively using virtual desktop infrastructure technology”.

This webinar discussion explores how VDI evolved, VDI at Enterprise scale, and what our speakers learned about VDI deployments.

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Transform Your Calling to the Cloud

The Cloud supports the new ways we work, which is one of the reasons so many companies have migrated their calling to the Cloud. Companies rely on effective collaboration powered by intelligent, secure, and simple collaboration solutions. Companies also benefit from cost-savings, flexible deployments, and the ability to scale to meet their growing enterprise needs.

In this webinar from Aspire Technology Partners, learn about the benefits of migrating your calling to the Cloud. You’ll hear about industry perspectives and the business drivers to the cloud.

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IIoT Security Webinar: Secure Your Industrial Network – Asset Discovery

Utilities face growing challenges, which includes rising cyber and physical threats, and an increasing complexity of assets. Securing your industrial network starts with discovering assets in your network and creating an inventory of vulnerable connected assets.

An expert panel from Aspire, Cisco, and Syscon-IoT discussed Industry 4.0, key business challenges and drivers, and how Cisco CyberVision will help utilities and process manufacturers rapidly discover and map the devices on their Industrial Networks–and secure those networks.

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Technical Webinar: Cloud as Business Enabler

In this technical webinar, you will learn about what drove business cloud adoption and how Cisco Intersight Workload Optimizer helps clients deliver beneficial user experiences to customers.

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Business Webinar: Cloud as Business Enabler

End user experience defines your brand. Managing costs defines your return. Continual optimization is required.

Organizations have found that an architected approach to application delivery and operational management ensures the best end user experience while meeting the security and governance requirements for your business. That’s one of the reasons why the perception of the Cloud’s role in business has matured beyond infrastructure to applications and services outcomes. The Cloud is a business enabler.

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Technical Webinar: Managing Your Data in the Cloud

Last year, a pivot to the digital enterprise placed a new focus on data of all types to enable transformation. As data growth continues to accelerate every day, the value of the data is only limited by your ability to manage, protect, and leverage it.

In this technical webinar, Aspire and Cohesity addressed new approaches for end-to-end data management and exploitation. Learn how organizations can leverage both for business value.

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Aspire Customer Success: How to Use Webex 101 – For End Users

Aspire’s Customer Success Team review the basics of WebEx. This includes how to Join a Meeting, how to Schedule a Meeting, and functionality in the meeting.

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Business Webinar: Managing Your Data in the Cloud

In this business-focused webinar, Aspire and Cohesity highlight new approaches to end-to-end data management and exploitation–and how clients use both to unlock business value.

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Technical Webinar: Simplify Your Data Management

Data has taken on a new priority in organizations as they reopen and redefine themselves. Securing it while ensuring continuous access to it is critical. Data and threats change daily. Today’s IT departments would benefit from architecting for simplicity, ensuring speed of access for quality user experience, and developing business resilience through fast recovery.

In this technical webinar, Aspire and Pure Storage address how to protect business data in a world of advancing threats, best practices for securing data, and new approaches to rapid detection and recovery from attacks.

Learn about the partnership between Aspire, Pure Storage, and Cisco–and how they simplify data protection.

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Business Webinar: Simplify Your Data Management

Learn about the benefits of architecting for simplicity, ensuring speed of access for quality user experience, and developing business resilience through fast recovery in this informative webinar.

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Meraki Networking for Contact Tracing

Every organization has strategized a Safe Return to the Office or School Campus. At Aspire, we work with organizations to leverage their Cloud & Wireless Networks to support a safe and healthy return to workplaces and learning spaces.

The Meraki & Aspire teams have helped customers return to work and school safely. At Bay State College, we worked with Jeffrey Myers, CIO of Bay State College, as they used BLE radios in Meraki access points to safely return students to campus.

This webinar discussed the use of cloud-managed networks to conduct, manage, and perform contact tracing; BLE-enabled access points and Meraki’s MV Video Surveillance; how the use of APIs allows for both contact tracing and ensures appropriate social distancing.

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Aspire Managed Detection & Response

Did you know that the industry average detection time for a breach is 206 days? It takes the average company 73 days to contain a threat. And the average cost of a breach? $3.09M.

Cybersecurity is a boardroom level concern now due to the combination of rapidly evolving threats and limited IT security resources.

Doug Stevens, VP of Managed Services and John Rossiter, Principal Consulting Engineer and Aspire CISO, discussed the role of Managed Detection & Response services in your organization’s information security strategy and why a strong security posture that protects against threats, with an expert team of analysts and incident responders, is crucial.

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RemoteWork2020: Strategies for the New Normal

Remote work has become a new reality for millions of workers because of the Covid-19 situation. Join a variety of Aspire subject-matter experts over the next month for a weekly series of Techcasts about Remote Work. This weekly series is designed to help organizations maintain business continuity and stability as employees work-from-home during these difficult times.

This moderated panel discussion shared insights about the “new normal” remote workforce environment, including how organizations in healthcare, pharmaceutical, retail, education, the public sector and beyond are re-evaluating their technologies (networking, collaboration, security, data center) for the inevitable, yet uncertain, future.

Watch this free-flowing virtual discussion about enterprise technology and the people who build it.

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RemoteWork2020: Bustiness Stability & Continuity with Managed Services

Remote work continues to increase globally because of the COVID-19 situation. Remote work changes our habits, routines, how we work, and particularly how we interact with our customers.

This discussion addresses how to maintain business stability and continuity with Managed Services.

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RemoteWork2020: Keeping Connected with Customers When Working Remote

Remote work continues to increase globally because of the COVID-19 situation. Remote work changes our habits, routines, how we work, and particularly how we interact with our customers.

This discussion addressed the best ways to stay connected with, and support, your customers.

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RemoteWork2020: Meeting the Remote Workers’ Applications & Data Needs

Remote work has become a new reality for millions of workers because of the Covid-19 situation. Join a variety of Aspire subject-matter experts over the next month for a weekly series of Techcasts about Remote Work. This weekly series is designed to help organizations maintain business continuity and stability as employees work-from-home during these difficult times.

This Techcast discussed how to securely deliver the applications and data your remote workers need to remain productive.

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RemoteWork2020: Securing Your Remote Workers

Many of Aspire’s customer organizations are rapidly implementing smart remote work strategies in order to combat COVID19’s disruption of normal business. With more of our users working from home, it is important to recognize that this opens a possible threat-vector for information security. And it is critical that we secure the information on their devices.

This discussion addressed best practices for securing your sensitive information – and how a strong SOC partner can assist.

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RemoteWork2020: Getting Started with Webex

Organizations have accelerated their plans to offer remote work options to employees because of the Covid-19 outbreak. Collaboration tools and technologies such as Webex Meetings help organizations keep employees safe and maintain business continuity.

The requirements for getting started with Webex Meetings are not elaborate. The list includes a laptop or a computer, internet connection, a headset, and your employees are ready to go.

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WiFi 6 & You

Wireless has become a necessity for all types of organizations – and Wi-Fi 6 will give wireless networking a major boost. Wi-Fi 6 will help enterprise networks operate with greater efficiency and serve an ever-increasing number of wireless devices.

Watch this webinar to learn about Wi-Fi 6, its potential benefits, and its impact on you and your organization. Bring your questions!

The Business & Network Impact of IoT

We’ve built incredible networks to support our business communications needs – but many organizations are just scratching the surface of how their networks can be used with the Internet of Things. IoT technology is accelerating – learn how your organization can gain the benefits from enhanced analytics against physical plant while supporting new devices across your network.

Explore Webex Calling

This informational webinar shares the benefits and features of Webex Calling and give attendees a direct path to starting a Proof of Concept targeting their branch and remote users.

  • Introduction to Webex Calling & its Technical Architecture
  • Integration Points, Capabilities, and Overall Solution
  • Webex Calling & Its Business Impact for End Users
  • How to Get Started with a Proof-of-Concept
  • Get started right away with Aspire and Webex Calling, operators are standing by.
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