14 episodes

Welcome to the IT Collab website!

We're here to create a community where business and IT professionals can come together to fill any knowledge gaps in IT.

Originally, we were a group of IT Engineers in Managed Services & Consulting. We noticed that many business professionals who lead organizations didn't fully grasp what IT could do for them or how it all fits together.

We've been involved in projects ranging from small tasks to major mergers, helping IT pros learn new technologies and preventing issues before they arise. We've also seen organizations confused by their IT service providers, and we want to empower people to understand IT better.

Join us in breaking down IT barriers and having a good time doing it – our Podcast is just the beginning of our journey!

www.theitcollab.com

The IT Collab Brandon Barnes and Nathan Taylor

    • Technology

Welcome to the IT Collab website!

We're here to create a community where business and IT professionals can come together to fill any knowledge gaps in IT.

Originally, we were a group of IT Engineers in Managed Services & Consulting. We noticed that many business professionals who lead organizations didn't fully grasp what IT could do for them or how it all fits together.

We've been involved in projects ranging from small tasks to major mergers, helping IT pros learn new technologies and preventing issues before they arise. We've also seen organizations confused by their IT service providers, and we want to empower people to understand IT better.

Join us in breaking down IT barriers and having a good time doing it – our Podcast is just the beginning of our journey!

www.theitcollab.com

    Episode 13: Tech News - Microsoft Licensing

    Episode 13: Tech News - Microsoft Licensing

    https://theitcollab.com/the-community

    In this episode we discuss changes to the podcast, and lots of news around Microsoft Teams license changes and NCE updates. Teams License change links: https://tminus365.com/is-teams-no-longer-part-of-my-microsoft-365-licensing-licensing-update/ https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/news/Microsoft365-Teams-WW NCE transfer: https://www.crn.com/news/cloud/2024/microsoft-to-allow-partner-to-partner-nce-subscription-transfers-this-quarter#:~:text=This%20quarter%2C%20Microsoft%20plans%20to,since%20the%20rollout%20of%20the Business Premium vs Office 365 E3: https://lazyadmin.nl/office-365/microsoft-365-business-premium-vs-office-365-e3/

    • 42 min
    Episode 12: Nathan Taylor - Get Ready for Microsoft Co-Pilot!

    Episode 12: Nathan Taylor - Get Ready for Microsoft Co-Pilot!

    MICROSOFT CO-PILOT (Chat GPT 4.0)

    Hosted by Brandon Barnes, this engaging podcast features special guest Nathan Taylor, Senior Director of Enterprise Solutions at Source Pass.

    With over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, they delve into cutting-edge topics. Their discussions revolve around the revolutionary impact of Microsoft Co-Pilot, exploring how it will transform business processes—from efficient note-taking to automating tasks.

    Tune in to stay ahead in the tech game! 🎙️🚀

    • 37 min
    Episode 11: Nick Scarabosio - Culture to Cash (Business Coaching)

    Episode 11: Nick Scarabosio - Culture to Cash (Business Coaching)

    Nick Scarabosio, co-founder and business coach at Culture to Cash, brings you “The IT Collab” Podcast. This show is dedicated to ambitious business owners across various industries, aiming to achieve exceptional outcomes. Leveraging principles refined over years of experience, Nick and his team guide companies toward doubling revenue, tripling profit, and increasing business value tenfold.

    Key Points:

    Exceptional Results: “The IT Collab” focuses on the needs for IT within the needs of helping business owners achieve remarkable success, including 2X revenue, 3X profit, and 10X business value—the most significant asset in their lives.

    Tailored Approach: Recognizing that every business owner is unique, Nick’s team customizes winning business principles to meet current needs and fulfill ultimate targets and desires.

    Connect with Nick Scarabosio:
    Facebook: Nick Scarabosio
    Instagram: @thescarabosio
    LinkedIn: Nick Scarabosio
    Website: www.culturetocash.com
    TRY: assessment.culturetocash.com

    • 34 min
    Episode 10: Tim Hagan | IT Is An Asset

    Episode 10: Tim Hagan | IT Is An Asset

    In this insightful podcast episode, Brandon Barnes sits down with Tim Hagan, a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in information technology. With more than two decades of leadership roles in various organizations, including startups, Tim has a wealth of knowledge to share. Starting his career as an electronic technician, Tim delves into his journey of designing and supporting automation technology in manufacturing.

    The focus of this episode revolves around the paradigm shift in viewing IT as an asset rather than a mere support function. Tim draws on his extensive experience to elaborate on the pivotal role IT plays in organizational success. Listeners will gain valuable insights into leveraging IT strategically and transforming it into a proactive force that contributes to business growth.

    Join Brandon and Tim as they explore the evolution of IT, its significance in startups, and practical approaches to harnessing technology as a valuable asset.

    • 41 min
    Episode 9: Mastering Password Policies with Evan Chavez

    Episode 9: Mastering Password Policies with Evan Chavez

    Join us in this episode as we unravel the secrets behind robust password policies, crucial for safeguarding your digital identity. Our special guest, Evan Chavez, Senior IT Engineer, brings his wealth of experience to the table, guiding us through the intricate world of password security.

    🔐 We delve into the fundamentals, exploring key aspects of Microsoft's password policy recommendations (check them out at https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/admin/misc/password-policy-recommendations?view=o365-worldwide). Discover the dos and don'ts of crafting the perfect password, and understand why a strong defense starts with airtight password practices.

    🚀 Evan shares real-world insights and practical tips for creating policies that strike the right balance between security and usability. From password length to complexity requirements, we cover it all, ensuring you leave with a toolkit to fortify your digital fortress.

    🤔 Tune in for a discussion that demystifies passwords

    • 34 min
    Episode 8: What is "Data"?

    Episode 8: What is "Data"?

    Welcome to "The IT Collab," where we demystify the world of technology for business minds. In this episode, "What is Data?" we unravel the complexities of data in a way that's approachable for business users. Join our hosts as they break down the essence of data, exploring its types, sources, and the pivotal role it plays in decision-making. Whether you're a seasoned executive or a budding entrepreneur, this episode provides a simplified yet comprehensive understanding of the bedrock of modern business. Tune in to gain insights that bridge the gap between IT and business, fostering collaboration and empowering you to harness the true potential of data in your professional journey.

    • 25 min

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