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Industry Info to Know – 05.01.20 Roundup

  Greg LaBrie     May 01, 2020

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We made it to May! There have been a lot of lessons learned over the past 45 days and we're helping our clients move beyond the initial pivot of urgency response to strategic planning. We are closely monitoring trends from the industry and keeping an eye on supply chain updates to ensure our customers can move their business critical projects forward. If you are facing an unforeseen challenge or want to review a few competing solutions, let's start a conversation. You can also sign up for this weekly blog update to help you stay connected to what is going on in the industry and for a roundup of the most helpful articles from WEI's enterprise IT tech partners.

As a team of trusted advisors to your company, we put a lot of effort into perfecting our practice. We are continuously learning, testing, and expanding our expertise across all facets of the enterprise IT landscape. That being said, we have an obligation to stay ahead of trends, look forward to the future of IT and provide insights to help our customers navigate the ever-evolving IT landscape.

WEI's Industry Info to Know Roundup 05.01 - Blog

Each Friday you can expect to see a new "Industry Info to Know" blog post from WEI consisting of a roundup of articles from industry experts, analysts, and our partners that we find insightful and helpful. We will also include links to industry news that you need to know about—news that will impact your business so you can plan ahead for it. We all need to help each other right now—we're all in IT together.

There were a lot of great articles that caught our attention this week. Let's take a look...

Industry News & Insights

Exclusive survey: What 400 IT Leaders Really Think About the COVID-19 Crisis
Digital transformation tied with “improving remote work experiences” as the number 1 priority among those surveyed. See what else IT executives had to say about cybersecurity anxieties, spending priorities, and redesigning business processes in this recent CIO survey.

15 In-Demand Skills Tech Professionals Should Focus On
With each passing day, technology becomes ever more critical to business operations. See which IT skills ranked as the most in-demand as companies continue to adjust IT processes and strategies (based on feedback from Forbes Technology Council members).

IT Security Specialists Weigh in on the Cyber Strategies of Working at Home
In this article by Dell Technologies, hear from security experts about mitigating risks associated with a teleworking world and advice for fighting back. The article also includes a checklist of smart tips for teleworkers to ensure a secure and productive work environment at home.

Leverage Containers to Maintain Business Continuity in Challenging Times
Now more than ever it’s of critical importance to have an application development, delivery, and deployment process that can respond quickly and bring new solutions for end-users or employees. Learn more about application modernization with containers in this HPE blog post.
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Fortinet CISO: Here’s What ‘New Normal’ Cloud Security Needs
“My advice to companies right now is to really think about what will happen next,” said Fortinet VP and Global Field CISO Jonathan Nguyen-Duy. With a background in pandemic planning, Nguyen-Duy talks about cloud security, zero trust and why IT leaders should focus on outcomes, not products in this article from SDxCentral.


Industry Conferences Update

We are actively monitoring the status of industry tradeshows and conferences and will provide updates as they come in. We've been referring to this helpful roundup from SDxCentral:  COVID-19 Trade Show Impact (Update).


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Greg LaBrie

Written by Greg LaBrie

Greg LaBrie has more than 20 years of network architecture and engineering experience designing networks that exceed technical requirements, improve operational proficiency and reduce total costs of ownership. Greg holds a number of technical certifications for HPE, Cisco, Fortinet, and much more.

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