Here is your April 2018 newsletter. In this issue…

• Letter From the President
• Upcoming Events
• Don’t Sweep IoT Security and Training Under the Rug
• What Girl Scouts Can Teach You About Blockchain
• Developing an Effective Cyber Strategy
• What Makes HPE Nimble Storage Multicloud Flash Fabric So Special?
• Networking Technologies Employee Highlight of the Month
• Save the Date
• Community Sponsorships

Letter from the President

Fast doesn’t always mean flexible. As IT professionals, we don’t just want to be able to retrieve data quickly, we want to store the data in the ideal location – whether that’s in the data center or in the cloud. And, we want the flexibility of being able to seamlessly move it when we need to. To do this, many of us have turned to flash storage. This comes with many advantages in the speed realm but lacked the flexibility of movement that we desired.

However, when HPE purchased Nimble last year, it gained the ability to provide a flash arrays storage option with multicloud flash fabric. This solution finally delivered what we had been waiting for -speed and the flexibility. You can read more about what makes HPE Nimble Cloud storage multicloud flash fabric so special in this month’s edition.

Just like this example, we are seeing more and more of our ‘problems’ being solved by the creativity of technology. Keeping pace with the changes can be daunting. That’s why we are launching Tech Talk – a monthly webinar series where we will bring you up-to-date information from some of the biggest players in the industry (who happen to also be our partners) including Microsoft, HPE, Aruba and Extreme. On the fourth Wednesday of each month beginning in May, you can log in to learn more about a timely tech topic hosted by Networking Technologies and featuring guest speakers from our partners. This is a free benefit to our customers and subscribers. Keep an eye on your inbox and our website for more details in the coming weeks.

Check out our onsite events as well in the Events section below – I hope to see you in person or online soon!

From all of us at Networking Technologies,

James Bahm
President, Networking Technologies

Upcoming Events
Modernize Your Infrastructure with HPE Simplivity
April 18 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm EDT
Bayfront Sheraton Erie – 55 W. Bay Road, Erie, PA 16507
Hear what makes HPE SimpliVity so efficient, combining your entire infrastructure into a simple, flexible, all-flash solution that’s been proven to reduce cost and complexity. You’ll also learn about the HPE Storage portfolio which combines flash storage with predictive analytics so issues can be seen and prevented before they even happen.

Lunch & Learn: HPE Nimble Infosight – Artificial Intelligence Is Here!
April 24 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm EDT
Bayfront Sheraton Erie – 55 W. Bay Road, Erie, PA 16507

At this event, you will learn that by leveraging industry-leading big data repositories of customer operations data and correlating events across HPE’s entire customer base, you can take advantage of technology on top of real-life Data Center experience in real time.

WEBINAR: Extreme Solutions Designed for K-12 Campuses
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

Meet the “New” Extreme Networks, the largest “pure play” networking provider in the industry with a direct K12 focus that can deliver the ease of use we all need with maximizing the security of your networks.

Don’t Sweep IoT Security and Training Under the Rug
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.

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What Girl Scouts Can Teach You About Blockchain
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.

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Developing an Effective Cyber Strategy
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.

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What Makes HPE Nimble Storage Multicloud Flash Fabric So Special?
by HP Storage Experts

Flash technology makes storage fast, but doesn’t set storage free. HPE multicloud flash fabric frees storage so that application data can be seamlessly located anywhere—in the data center or in the cloud.

In a perfect world, there’s complete freedom—an absence of restrictions. I wish it was so in everything I do, especially travel.

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Networking Technologies Employee Highlight of the Month
Chris Schultz – Solution Architect

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.

Read more →

Office 365 Overview
May 23, 2018 | 11am-12pm EDT
Tech Talk WebinarHPE & Veeam: Better TogetherJune 27, 2018 | 11am-12pm EDT
Tech Talk Webinar
Community Sponsorships

In celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, the Erie Philharmonic and Erie Playhouse will collaborate for Candide in Concert on Saturday, April 14, at 7:30 at the Warner Theatre. Based on a story by Voltaire, a young, naive Candide embarks on a worldwide journey after the loss of his fiancée. He and his companions are challenged by dueling sultans, countless con-artists, and endless optimism in hopes of a better future. With highlights such as “Glitter and Be Gay” and “Make Our Garden Grow”, Candide allows audiences to believe that the “Best of All Possible Worlds” is achievable for everyone.

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