48 episodes

This is Explain IT, a show for IT professionals by IT professionals; offering insight, knowledge, experience and opinion on a variety of enterprise tech topics. The podcast will be released every two weeks - don't miss out and subscribe to be updated as they're live.
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Explain IT Softcat

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    • 4.9 • 107 Ratings

This is Explain IT, a show for IT professionals by IT professionals; offering insight, knowledge, experience and opinion on a variety of enterprise tech topics. The podcast will be released every two weeks - don't miss out and subscribe to be updated as they're live.
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    What might the future of work look like?

    What might the future of work look like?

    Welcome to the latest episode of this new season of Softcat’s Explain IT podcast.
    We are here to Explain IT. Our team of experts will be here to talk tech in simple, jargon free language. We’ll be discussing new trends and ideas as well as solutions to everyday problems in this fascinating and ever changing world of tech.
    In this episode, we’re discussing the future of work. Over the last couple of years, employers and employees have become much more used to different kinds of work arrangements. I this episode we discuss the challenges and benefits of working from home, getting back to the office and a combination of remote and office working.
    What works best for companies and their employees? How can technology make the transition easier? What are the key challenges that technology can help to resolve and how quickly can they happen? To discuss these questions and more, Dean Gardner, Softcat’s Field Chief Technology Officer is Soft joined by Adam Harding, Softcat’s Chief Technologist for Digital Workspace; Amy Bain, Sofcat's customer experience practice lead and Krizia Ceccobao the Viva lead at Microsoft.
    Ask questions, send us an email to explainit@softcat.com
    Make sure you follow the ExplainIT podcast in all the usual places and join us on a fascinating journey through the wonderful world of tech. You can also find out more anytime you like at Softcat.com
    This podcast is produced by www.thepodcastcoach.co.uk

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    • 40 min
    Are VPNs Dead?

    Are VPNs Dead?

    Welcome to the second episode of this new season of Softcat’s Explain IT podcast. 
    We are here to Explain IT. Our team of experts will be here to talk tech in simple, jargon free language. We’ll be discussing new trends and ideas as well as solutions to everyday problems in this fascinating and ever changing world of tech. 
    In this episode, we’re asking whether or not VPNs are dead.
    So, what are VPNs? How do they work? Are they safe? What is likely to replace them? To discuss these questions and more, Dean Gardner, Softcat’s Field Chief Technology Officer is Soft joined by Adam Harding, Softcat’s Chief Technologist - Digital Workspace and Kieron Newsham, Sofcat's Security Solution's Architect.
    Ask questions, send us an email to explainit@softcat.com
    Make sure you follow the ExplainIT podcast in all the usual places and join us on a fascinating journey through the wonderful world of tech. You can also find out more anytime you like at Softcat.com
    This podcast is produced by www.thepodcastcoach.co.uk


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    • 34 min
    Metaverse: The good, the bad and the very ugly

    Metaverse: The good, the bad and the very ugly

    Welcome to the first episode of a brand new season of Softcat’s Explain IT podcast. 
    We are here to Explain IT. Our team of experts will be here to talk tech in simple, jargon free language. We’ll be discussing new trends and ideas as well as solutions to everyday problems in this fascinating and ever changing world of tech. 
    In our first episode we chat about the big wide World of the Metaverse. The good, the bad and potentially very ugly!
    This season of podcasts will be hosted by Dean Gardner, Softcat’s Field Chief Technology Officer. Joining him this time is Andy Lamb, one of Softcat’s lead Technologists, another returning cast member is Adam Louca, Softcat’s Chief Technologist for Security and our special guest Harry Ellis, Business Manager for Mixed & Virtual Reality all the way from our friends at TechData. 
    Some of the things discussed include;

    The wonders of the metaverse Who is policing those virtual worlds?How can customers utilise the metaverse, and why should they care?Different devices availableReal money - virtual products, the real and virtual blurring?What do our listeners know about the metaverse?  
    Make sure you follow the ExplainIT podcast in all the usual places and join us on a fascinating journey through the wonderful world of tech. You can also find out more anytime you like at Softcat.com
    This podcast is produced by The Podcast Coach


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    • 41 min
    Explain IT: Season 5 Trailer

    Explain IT: Season 5 Trailer

    Welcome to a brand new season of Softcat’s Explain IT podcast. Over the coming weeks our team of experts will be here to talk tech in simple, jargon free language. We’ll be discussing new trends and ideas as well as solutions to everyday problems in this fascinating and ever changing world of tech. 
    In our first episode we chat about the big wide world of the Metaverse. Make sure you follow the Explain IT podcast in all the usual places and join us on a fascinating journey through the wonderful world of tech. The first episode of this brand new season will be available in a couple of days and you can also find out more anytime you like at Softcat.com


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    • 2 min
    Return to the Office (but not returning to the old ways)

    Return to the Office (but not returning to the old ways)

    In this episode, we will be talking to Graeme Watt CEO at Softcat, Rob Parkinson CIO at Softcat and Dean Gardner Softcat’s Field Chief Technology Officer. We will be discussing Returning to the office and if this is something businesses are planning, taking into consideration the many factors. What are those considerations and how could those decisions impact your business and the employee experience? We are going to look through the Softcat lens and aim to share some of our own thinking on return to the office.
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    • 45 min
    Data Management for the Multi-Cloud

    Data Management for the Multi-Cloud

    In this episode, we will be talking to Don Foster Commvault’s Global VP for Sales Engineering and Matt Watts, NetApp’s Chief Technology Evangelist. We will be discussing the 4th industrial revolution now, a data revolution. Organisations are a-massing more and more data with an increasing appetite into this data providing value and being under increasing compliance and regulatory pressures. On top of this customers are wrangling with how to operate a multi-cloud environment, in which their data plays a key role. In this podcast we want to explore this challenges from a number of different perspectives to shine a light on this part of the industry and provide guidance on how to navigate it successfully.


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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

countingcoppers ,

Engaging and informative

Does the overview and the detail of the topic really well in a very digestible single dose. More please!

JJ@Rickstones ,

Explain It, Ransomware

Very interesting, explaining a complicated subject in everyman language.

SeePain ,

5 Stars

Very easy to listen to. Interesting. IT made easy.

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