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IT Availability Now: Stories of business resilience from the people who keep the digital world available. Through expert interviews and success stories, host Servaas Verbiest examines how businesses can withstand any disruption or disaster. Tune in for deep dives on headline news, IT resilience strategies, new technology, and more. Get show notes, transcripts and other details at www.sungardas.com/ITAvailabilityNow. IT Availability Now is a production of Sungard Availability Services.

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IT Availability Now: Stories of business resilience from the people who keep the digital world available. Through expert interviews and success stories, host Servaas Verbiest examines how businesses can withstand any disruption or disaster. Tune in for deep dives on headline news, IT resilience strategies, new technology, and more. Get show notes, transcripts and other details at www.sungardas.com/ITAvailabilityNow. IT Availability Now is a production of Sungard Availability Services.

    What is the cyber kill chain and how can it keep your business secure?

    What is the cyber kill chain and how can it keep your business secure?

    The mounting threat of ransomware – a 13% increase in attacks year over year, per Verizon’s 2022 Data Breach Investigation’s Report – has organizations taking a closer look at the cyber kill chain. But what exactly is the cyber kill chain and how can it keep your business secure?
    On this episode of IT Availability Now, host Servaas Verbiest and guest Shannon Davis, Global Director of Partner Readiness at Alert Logic, discuss this hot-button topic and why businesses today can’t neglect the kill chain. Listen to this full episode to learn:
    The origins of the cyber kill chain, including how the name came aboutHow the cyber kill chain has evolved The key components of the current cyber kill chainWhy the cyber kill chain is such an integral part of a company’s security postureHow to ensure your organization maximizes the kill chain

    As Director of Product Field Strategy at Sungard AS, Servaas Verbiest assists businesses and organizations in realizing the full potential of cloud computing by thinking strategically, deploying rapidly, and acting as an ambassador for the cloud ecosystem. While at Sungard AS, Servaas has worked with more than 1,000 unique clients across multiple industries on complex application deployments, re-platforming, public cloud integrations, private cloud deployments, application lifecycle, and hybrid cloud model development.
    Shannon Davis is Global Director of Partner Readiness at Alert Logic, regularly consulting with companies to increase awareness of the current threat landscape and the security solutions and best practices available to stay protected. He is focused on the development of and investment in strategic relationships that allow those concepts and conversations to scale globally across the network of Alert Logic partners. Shannon has over 10 years of IT sales and marketing experience with expertise in Cybersecurity, MSP, MSSP, AWS, Azure, VMware, OpenStack, managed hosting, and more.
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    • 17 min
    What to consider when developing a multi-cloud strategy

    What to consider when developing a multi-cloud strategy

    Multi-cloud remains the “de facto standard” among enterprises, according to Flexera’s 2022 State of the Cloud Report, with 89% of businesses taking this approach. Yet, while many companies would love to follow suit, they don’t know where to start.
    On this episode of IT Availability Now, host Servaas Verbiest and guest James Mora, Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Sungard AS, discuss what organizations should consider when developing a multi-cloud strategy. Listen to this full episode to learn:
    How to determine the right cloud strategy for your business and what this looks like in practiceWhy you must plan for how you will support and maintain these new environmentsWhat steps your organization should take to ensure it properly maintains and supports a multi-cloud environmentAs Director of Product Field Strategy at Sungard AS, Servaas Verbiest assists businesses and organizations in realizing the full potential of cloud computing by thinking strategically, deploying rapidly, and acting as an ambassador for the cloud ecosystem. While at Sungard AS, Servaas has worked with more than 1,000 unique clients across multiple industries on complex application deployments, re-platforming, public cloud integrations, private cloud deployments, application lifecycle, and hybrid cloud model development.
    James Mora is Vice President of Engineering and Operations for Sungard Availability Services. James has more than 20 years' experience in Product Engineering. In this role, he is focused on providing pre-sales solutioning, product engineering, platform engineering, DevOps, security operations and customer implementation support for Cloud and Managed Services. James joined Sungard in 2016, and has since transformed engineering into an Agile and DevOps organization delivering flagship Private and Public Cloud services.
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    • 15 min
    How to build a cloud culture and other frequently asked cloud questions

    How to build a cloud culture and other frequently asked cloud questions

    Sixty-three percent of businesses are now considered heavy cloud users, running over 25% of their workloads in the cloud. Yet, as companies become further immersed in the cloud, there’s still a lot they don’t know.
    On this episode of IT Availability Now, host Servaas Verbiest and guest Erik Krogstad, Senior National Cloud Architect at Sungard AS, discuss questions customers frequently ask about the cloud. Listen to this full episode to learn:
    How to build a successful cloud cultureHow to address the networking component when implementing cloud deploymentsHow to determine the right cloud for your organization

    As Director of Product Field Strategy at Sungard AS, Servaas Verbiest assists businesses and organizations in realizing the full potential of cloud computing by thinking strategically, deploying rapidly, and acting as an ambassador for the cloud ecosystem. While at Sungard AS, Servaas has worked with more than 1,000 unique clients across multiple industries on complex application deployments, re-platforming, public cloud integrations, private cloud deployments, application lifecycle, and hybrid cloud model development.
    Erik Krogstad is the Senior National Cloud Architect at Sungard AS and serves as lead for the company’s Cloud Center of Excellence. With more than 20 years in the IT industry, Erik has extensive experience in designing and transforming IT infrastructures and architectures to meet the business and IT needs of fortune 1000 companies. 
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    • 14 min
    The promise and limitations of AI in cybersecurity

    The promise and limitations of AI in cybersecurity

    Cyberattacks continue to grow in size and scope, and global cybercrime costs are projected to hit $10.5 trillion by 2025.
    On this episode of IT Availability Now, host Servaas Verbiest and guest Rob Corso, Security Consulting Solutions Principal at Sungard AS, discuss the latest trends and developments in cybersecurity.
    Listen to this full episode to learn about:
    The most alarming cybersecurity trends affecting businessesThe integration of artificial intelligence into cybersecurity, including the benefits, limitations and challenges Key questions businesses should ask to determine if a cybersecurity solution will offer adequate protection Steps companies can take to ensure they remain secure and resilient

    As Director of Product Field Strategy at Sungard AS, Servaas Verbiest assists businesses and organizations in realizing the full potential of cloud computing by thinking strategically, deploying rapidly, and acting as an ambassador for the cloud ecosystem. While at Sungard AS, Servaas has worked with more than 1,000 unique clients across multiple industries on complex application deployments, re-platforming, public cloud integrations, private cloud deployments, application lifecycle, and hybrid cloud model development.
    As a Security Consulting Solution Principal at Sungard AS, Robert Corso has a strong focus on assisting the sales team during client pursuits by providing solution development for Security solutions. He participates in solution implementations such as PCI Audits, Information Security Risk Assessment and CISO advisory services and provides expertise in the definition, design, implementation, and adoption of Sungard AS security solutions for clients.
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    • 13 min
    How 5G will impact business’ security and data storage

    How 5G will impact business’ security and data storage

    Most people think about 5G as the thing that powers their cell phone. But it's so much more.
    On this episode of IT Availability Now, host Servaas Verbiest and guest Leon Godwin, Principal Cloud Evangelist at Sungard AS, converse about 5G and its inevitable impact on security, data storage and business overall. Listen to this full episode to learn:
    What 5G is – why it matters and how it benefits consumers and businessesHow 5G can transform businesses, both in terms of going to market and supporting customers The security risks 5G poses, and how organizations can address these concernsOther business challenges 5G presents, including data storageWhat companies can do to prepare for possible data storage issues

    As Director of Product Field Strategy at Sungard AS, Servaas Verbiest assists businesses and organizations in realizing the full potential of cloud computing by thinking strategically, deploying rapidly, and acting as an ambassador for the cloud ecosystem. While at Sungard AS, Servaas has worked with more than 1,000 unique clients across multiple industries on complex application deployments, re-platforming, public cloud integrations, private cloud deployments, application lifecycle, and hybrid cloud model development.
    Leon Godwin is the Principal Cloud Evangelist at Sungard AS. As a cloud evangelist, Leon balances the duties of a product marketer with being one of Sungard AS’s direct links to customers. Building a critical mass of support for cloud technologies through thought leadership, enthusiasm and many years of experience, Leon aids customers with complex challenges and helps them adopt creative, robust and efficient cloud solutions.
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    • 16 min
    How U.S. critical infrastructure can address cybersecurity concerns

    How U.S. critical infrastructure can address cybersecurity concerns

    The mounting fear of cyberattacks against U.S. critical infrastructure has sparked action from the federal government, including imploring these organizations to shore up their cyber defenses and implementing new reporting requirements. 
    On this episode of IT Availability Now, host Servaas Verbiest and guest Matt Parsons, Director of Network and Security Product Management at Sungard AS, discuss this growing concern, identify where U.S. critical infrastructure organizations are most exposed and outline measures they should take to protect themselves against possible attacks.
    Listen to this full episode to learn:
    What’s most alarming about recent strikes on critical infrastructure, like the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and the JBS cyberattack  Why critical infrastructure organizations are prime targets for bad actorsWhat makes critical infrastructure entities so vulnerable, including where they’re typically most exposedWhat critical infrastructure organizations can do to shore up the common vulnerabilities that will have the biggest impact

    As Director of Product Field Strategy at Sungard AS, Servaas Verbiest assists businesses and organizations in realizing the full potential of cloud computing by thinking strategically, deploying rapidly, and acting as an ambassador for the cloud ecosystem. While at Sungard AS, Servaas has worked with more than 1,000 unique clients across multiple industries on complex application deployments, re-platforming, public cloud integrations, private cloud deployments, application lifecycle, and hybrid cloud model development.
    Matt Parsons is Director of Network and Security Product Management at Sungard AS. Matt’s background and specialty is in network and security architectures, helping enterprises build secure, resilient, and highly available private and public cloud infrastructures.

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    • 14 min

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