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Volley is a podcast about technology, channel business, and random things happening in the world that may or may not be related to the first two topics. Carolyn April and Seth Robinson from CompTIA's research team toss the latest topics back and forth, sometimes with the help of market data and sometimes with guest appearances.

Latest Episodes

Episode 82: Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Carolyn and Seth welcome Ian Thornton-Trump, head of cybersecurity for Amtrust International, to discuss the major cybersecurity issues he sees in the market as Cybersecurity Awareness Month takes off. Ian talks about how digital transformation efforts have been too slow to bring cybersecurity to the table, how cybersecurity needs to shift from cost center to business enabler, and the role of third parties in providing cybersecurity. For more, read CompTIA's Cybersecurity for Digital Operations research report:Âhttps://www.comptia.org/resources/cybersecurity-for-digital-operations (https://www.comptia.org/resources/cybersecurity-for-digital-operations)

-1 s1 weeks ago
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Episode 82: Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Episode 81: Enterprise Mobility

Carolyn and Seth follow up on the announcement of the iPhone11 by examining the state of enterprise mobility. The topic is not nearly as hot as it once was, but companies are still struggling with integration. Rather than focusing heavily on management of devices, enterprise mobility should be focused on the new workflows that can be created by integrating applications across multiple platforms.

-1 s3 weeks ago
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Episode 81: Enterprise Mobility

Episode 80: 8th State of the Channel Research

Carolyn and Seth give a preview of CompTIA's upcoming State of the Channel research. In its eighth iteration, this study looks at the sentiment of channel firms as the economy and the use of technology change. Emerging trends are presenting new possibilities, but solution providers may not have all the skills needed to translate these trends into business applications. As they go through their own digital transformation, many firms are also getting serious about marketing efforts as an avenue for growth. CompTIA's 8th State of the Channel study will be available on comptia.org in late September.

-1 sSEP 7
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Episode 80: 8th State of the Channel Research

Episode 79: Cybersecurity Research

Carolyn and Seth give a preview of CompTIA's upcoming research report on cybersecurity. Companies are showing signs that their security is improving, but there still may need to be a cultural shift at many firms towards treating cybersecurity as an ongoing operational concern. Especially for small businesses, the formation of a dedicated cybersecurity team--whether that is internal or external--is key to properly securing assets in a digital business environment. The new cybersecurity research report will be available on comptia.org in September.

-1 sAUG 24
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Episode 79: Cybersecurity Research

Episode 78: Tech Names and Terms

Fresh off a great ChannelCon event, Carolyn and Seth discuss the naming that is used in the technology industry. The early days of the industry that were marked by physical distribution led to names that don't always apply in a far more complex ecosystem, and using broader terms or thinking about the problem from the bottom up can lead to environments that are more applicable to a broad range of technology firms.

-1 sAUG 10
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Episode 78: Tech Names and Terms

Episode 77: CompTIA World

Carolyn and Seth welcome back Nancy Hammervik, CompTIA's EVP of Industry Relations, to discuss the upcoming issue of CompTIA World. This issue focuses on Tech for Good, featuring examples of technology companies contributing to some of the major issues that society is facing. There are workforce implications, as new technology replaces some jobs but creates opportunities to manage the solutions in an ethical way. Nancy also talks about CompTIA's member of the year, Angel Pineiro, and his passion around enabling a new and diverse tech workforce. The new issue of CompTIA World will be available at ChannelCon and will go online at www.comptia.org the week of August 4.

-1 sJUL 27
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Episode 77: CompTIA World

Episode 76: Thoughts from DattoCon

Carolyn and Seth welcome John Tippett, VP of Product at Datto Networking, to talk about some of the main themes that emerged at this year's DattoCon event. John talks about the increased investment activity taking place in the MSP space, the need for MSPs to improve their cybersecurity approach, and the importance of networking as emerging technologies continue to hit the market.

-1 sJUL 13
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Episode 76: Thoughts from DattoCon

Episode 75: ChannelCon19

Carolyn and Seth give a preview of CompTIA's ChannelCon event, taking place August 5-7 in Las Vegas. With attendees coming from technology vendors, managed service providers, and IT departments, there will be lively conversations around emerging technology, customer experience, and skills. For more information on the event and to register, visit the ChannelCon website www.channelcon.com

-1 sJUN 29
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Episode 75: ChannelCon19

Episode 74: Overrated and Underrated

To kick off Volley's fourth year, Carolyn and Seth welcome back Dave Sobel, the Sr. Director of MSP Evangelism at Solarwinds. Dave shares his thoughts around the most overrated and most underrated topics in the IT industry and what companies can do to avoid pitfalls or capitalize on opportunities. Dave's podcast Killing IT:Âhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-killing-it-podcast/id1463295432

-1 sJUN 15
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Episode 74: Overrated and Underrated

Episode 73: Customer Experience

Carolyn and Seth give a preview of CompTIA's upcoming research on customer experience (CX). This research looks specifically at the way that IT companies are evolving their CX practices, including new technology, new skills, or new mindsets. The CX research will be available on comptia.org in mid-June.

-1 sJUN 1
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Episode 73: Customer Experience

Latest Episodes

Episode 82: Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Carolyn and Seth welcome Ian Thornton-Trump, head of cybersecurity for Amtrust International, to discuss the major cybersecurity issues he sees in the market as Cybersecurity Awareness Month takes off. Ian talks about how digital transformation efforts have been too slow to bring cybersecurity to the table, how cybersecurity needs to shift from cost center to business enabler, and the role of third parties in providing cybersecurity. For more, read CompTIA's Cybersecurity for Digital Operations research report:Âhttps://www.comptia.org/resources/cybersecurity-for-digital-operations (https://www.comptia.org/resources/cybersecurity-for-digital-operations)

-1 s1 weeks ago
Comments
Episode 82: Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Episode 81: Enterprise Mobility

Carolyn and Seth follow up on the announcement of the iPhone11 by examining the state of enterprise mobility. The topic is not nearly as hot as it once was, but companies are still struggling with integration. Rather than focusing heavily on management of devices, enterprise mobility should be focused on the new workflows that can be created by integrating applications across multiple platforms.

-1 s3 weeks ago
Comments
Episode 81: Enterprise Mobility

Episode 80: 8th State of the Channel Research

Carolyn and Seth give a preview of CompTIA's upcoming State of the Channel research. In its eighth iteration, this study looks at the sentiment of channel firms as the economy and the use of technology change. Emerging trends are presenting new possibilities, but solution providers may not have all the skills needed to translate these trends into business applications. As they go through their own digital transformation, many firms are also getting serious about marketing efforts as an avenue for growth. CompTIA's 8th State of the Channel study will be available on comptia.org in late September.

-1 sSEP 7
Comments
Episode 80: 8th State of the Channel Research

Episode 79: Cybersecurity Research

Carolyn and Seth give a preview of CompTIA's upcoming research report on cybersecurity. Companies are showing signs that their security is improving, but there still may need to be a cultural shift at many firms towards treating cybersecurity as an ongoing operational concern. Especially for small businesses, the formation of a dedicated cybersecurity team--whether that is internal or external--is key to properly securing assets in a digital business environment. The new cybersecurity research report will be available on comptia.org in September.

-1 sAUG 24
Comments
Episode 79: Cybersecurity Research

Episode 78: Tech Names and Terms

Fresh off a great ChannelCon event, Carolyn and Seth discuss the naming that is used in the technology industry. The early days of the industry that were marked by physical distribution led to names that don't always apply in a far more complex ecosystem, and using broader terms or thinking about the problem from the bottom up can lead to environments that are more applicable to a broad range of technology firms.

-1 sAUG 10
Comments
Episode 78: Tech Names and Terms

Episode 77: CompTIA World

Carolyn and Seth welcome back Nancy Hammervik, CompTIA's EVP of Industry Relations, to discuss the upcoming issue of CompTIA World. This issue focuses on Tech for Good, featuring examples of technology companies contributing to some of the major issues that society is facing. There are workforce implications, as new technology replaces some jobs but creates opportunities to manage the solutions in an ethical way. Nancy also talks about CompTIA's member of the year, Angel Pineiro, and his passion around enabling a new and diverse tech workforce. The new issue of CompTIA World will be available at ChannelCon and will go online at www.comptia.org the week of August 4.

-1 sJUL 27
Comments
Episode 77: CompTIA World

Episode 76: Thoughts from DattoCon

Carolyn and Seth welcome John Tippett, VP of Product at Datto Networking, to talk about some of the main themes that emerged at this year's DattoCon event. John talks about the increased investment activity taking place in the MSP space, the need for MSPs to improve their cybersecurity approach, and the importance of networking as emerging technologies continue to hit the market.

-1 sJUL 13
Comments
Episode 76: Thoughts from DattoCon

Episode 75: ChannelCon19

Carolyn and Seth give a preview of CompTIA's ChannelCon event, taking place August 5-7 in Las Vegas. With attendees coming from technology vendors, managed service providers, and IT departments, there will be lively conversations around emerging technology, customer experience, and skills. For more information on the event and to register, visit the ChannelCon website www.channelcon.com

-1 sJUN 29
Comments
Episode 75: ChannelCon19

Episode 74: Overrated and Underrated

To kick off Volley's fourth year, Carolyn and Seth welcome back Dave Sobel, the Sr. Director of MSP Evangelism at Solarwinds. Dave shares his thoughts around the most overrated and most underrated topics in the IT industry and what companies can do to avoid pitfalls or capitalize on opportunities. Dave's podcast Killing IT:Âhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-killing-it-podcast/id1463295432

-1 sJUN 15
Comments
Episode 74: Overrated and Underrated

Episode 73: Customer Experience

Carolyn and Seth give a preview of CompTIA's upcoming research on customer experience (CX). This research looks specifically at the way that IT companies are evolving their CX practices, including new technology, new skills, or new mindsets. The CX research will be available on comptia.org in mid-June.

-1 sJUN 1
Comments
Episode 73: Customer Experience