Chris Schultz-Solution Architect

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If you see Chris Schultz this month, be sure to wish him a happy work anniversary! Chris will be celebrating two years as the solution architect for Buffalo and Western New York markets on April 25. But, for Chris, his job isn’t work. “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life,” he shares, borrowing the essence of the famous quote. He goes on to explain he thoroughly enjoys what he does because the job combines two of his passions – technology and people. Chris spends his work days as a technical consultant focusing on...

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Know when to jump: Embracing innovations in technology

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used with permission from Tektonika (HP) by Joe Hewitson When is the right time to embrace innovations in technology? Today, tomorrow, or 2057? There really isn’t a specific time or universal formula that will reveal the answer to you, but with so much innovation happening on a regular basis, it’d be ideal to know exactly when and how to incorporate new technology at your business for maximum effect. Don’t fret—we’re not here to crush the dreams of early adopters everywhere. Instead, take a look at what you can control to better time your...

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Developing an effective cyber strategy

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used with permission from Microsoft Secure by Jonathan Trull The word strategy has its origins in the Roman Empire and was used to describe the leading of troops in battle. From a military perspective, strategy is a top-level plan designed to achieve one or more high-order goals. A clear strategy is especially important in times of uncertainty as it provides a framework for those involved in executing the strategy to make the decisions needed for success. In a corporate or government entity, the primary role of the Chief Information Security...

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What girl scouts can teach you about blockchain

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used with permission from the IBM Consulting Blog by Jason Kelley Having trouble getting your head around how blockchain IT works and why it’s important for business? In order to help simplify things for you (and in the spirit of it being Girl Scout cookie season), let’s look back at a model that any former Girl or Boy Scout knows well: the fire triangle. The fire triangle is a simple way of understanding the conditions to create fire. Specifically, you need heat, oxygen, and fuel combined in order for a fire to be able to start. Similarly,...

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Don’t sweep IoT security and training under the rug

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used with permission from Tektonika (HP) by Karen Gilleland When you drive home, your garage door opens as you arrive. That toy bear Santa gave your kids talks and sounds just like you. Your smart wristwatch keeps tabs on your heart rate. You love the IoT world as much as everyone else, but most people are blissfully unaware of the need for IoT security and security training—until their data gets hacked. “Nonsense,” the victims say. “How can a garage door opener put my entire company’s data at risk?” If the device uses a web-based...

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President’s Letter March 2018

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Imagine a world where everything computes. Where all your devices can connect to the Internet, can ‘talk’ to each other and share data. By 2020, this Internet of Things world will be a reality. The Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to the devices that function across potentially global networks. The IoT can be compared to the Internet. The latter is made up of people, the former is made of things – sensors and devices that gather and share data. IoT enables you to collect and analyze data from connected assets, people, and...

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Steve Mackrell – System Support Specialist

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“If you work hard enough you can achieve your goals.” Sage words from Steve Mackrell, Networking Technologies system support specialist. But for Steve these aren’t just words to live by, it’s his life story. Steve began his career in retail, working his way up to management positions at Walmart, Dollar General and Gabes. But then, Steve realized that his passion in IT would require an advanced degree. So, as an adult with a family, he made the decision to go back to school. Juggling work, school and family, and successfully earned a Bachelor...

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Developing an effective cyber strategy

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used with permission from Microsoft Secure by Jonathan Trull The word strategy has its origins in the Roman Empire and was used to describe the leading of troops in battle. From a military perspective, strategy is a top-level plan designed to achieve one or more high-order goals. A clear strategy is especially important in times of uncertainty as it provides a framework for those involved in executing the strategy to make the decisions needed for success. In a corporate or government entity, the primary role of the Chief Information Security...

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Embracing innovations in technology

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used with permission from Tektonika (HP) by Joe Hewitson When is the right time to embrace innovations in technology? Today, tomorrow, or 2057? There really isn’t a specific time or universal formula that will reveal the answer to you, but with so much innovation happening on a regular basis, it’d be ideal to know exactly when and how to incorporate new technology at your business for maximum effect. Don’t fret—we’re not here to crush the dreams of early adopters everywhere. Instead, take a look at what you can control to better time your...

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Internet of Things in Smart Cities

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