Frankly IT is the straight-talk podcast for IT leaders who want to boost the performance and efficiency of their technical teams. Tackling everything from service desk and IT project management to tech and business trends that are changing the way you work, we go off the beaten path to bring you interviews, insights, and analysis from worldwide experts and fellow tech leaders who’ve cracked the success code. Featuring practical tips and news you can use, each bi-weekly episode will leave you inspired, energized, and ready to lead. Hosted by Auvik’s Jennifer Tribe.
Managing a high-performing IT team | Optimizing the service desk | Best practices for IT project management | Effective network management and cybersecurity in the age of ubiquitous connection | Systems, processes & productivity hacks for doing more with less | Tech, business & industry trends that are changing the way we work
Power your productivity with these simple biohacks
Neurologist Dr. Mary Rensel shares her tips for increasing your productivity—and happiness—with a little brain care.
Find resource links and a complete transcript of this episode at https://www.auvik.com/franklyit/082
AI & machine learning need to be part of your tech strategy in 2021
Do or die? Sean Muller says now is the time to think about how to add artificial intelligence and machine learning to your organization. The benefits are huge but the costs don’t have to be. And if you’re not thinking about or already working AI & ML into your tech strategy, your competitors most certainly are.
Find resource links and a complete transcript of this episode at https://www.auvik.com/franklyit/081
Where to invest in IT with stimulus money
The US federal government recently announced a second round of PPP loans and have expanded what you can spend the money on. Up to 40% of the stimulus check can now be spent on software and cloud technology. We dig into the details with Brian Leimbach, president and CEO of CIO Advise, who shares his tips on how to put that money to best use.
Find resource links and a complete transcript of this episode at https://www.auvik.com/franklyit/080
Getting strategic with automation & scripting
You’ll never have time for strategic, high-value IT work if you’re constantly bogged down with repetitive tasks. Using scripts to automate those mundane tasks is key for cranking up your productivity. We explore the criteria for deciding which IT tasks to automate, how to find an automation solution that works for your team, and ways to evaluate open-source tools.
Find resource links and a complete transcript of this episode at https://www.auvik.com/franklyit/079
The cybersecurity skills shortage? It doesn’t exist.
Our industry isn’t plagued by a shortage of qualified cybersecurity and IT pros, says Spirion CIO Gabe Gumbs. The real problem is technology. Not only are we looking for the wrong people using the wrong criteria, we’re giving those people really bad tools to solve their problems.
Find resource links and timestamped show notes for this episode at https://www.auvik.com/franklyit/078
20 minutes, 7 insights, 1 interesting year
Tune into our recap of some of the best & most popular Frankly IT episodes of 2020. Major themes: cybersecurity, IT leadership & that pandemic thing.
Find resource links and timestamped show notes for this episode at https://www.auvik.com/franklyit/077
A must listen for an service provider
Tons of insights in every podcast