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Rank #1: What’s Your Biggest IT Challenge?

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CIOs are faced with a wide range of opportunities and challenges. Verizon Business recently interviewed several information technology (IT) professionals about the most-pressing IT challenges facing their organizations and this podcast features highlights of their responses. Representing a broad mix of vertical markets – education, government, manufacturing and services – these comments offer valuable insights into critical IT issues, including security, consolidation and rationalization, green initiatives, mobility, business continuity and business process improvement.

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Sep 12 2008

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Rank #2: Verizon Business Adds Management of Juniper J-series Services Routers

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Verizon Business recently added the Juniper Networks J-series services routers to its suite of managed services. Verizon Business is the first U.S. service provider to offer management of this class of Juniper Networks routers, which deliver carrier-class reliability and performance to enterprises. In this podcast, Chip Freund, director, managed services product marketing for Verizon Business, and Alex Gray, vice president and general manager, branch solutions, for Juniper Networks discuss the benefits of the new offering.

The Juniper Networks J-series services routers join Verizon Business’ already extensive managed services portfolio, end-to-end network management resources and advanced monitoring systems. Leveraging Juniper Networks’ modular JUNOS software, which provides a single-source operating system, the J-series services routers deliver advanced features and services, consistent implementation, and universal configuration and management tools.

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Jun 16 2008

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Rank #3: Verizon Business Discusses its Industry-Leading Approach to Data Protection and Data Loss Prevention

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In this podcast, we hear from Bart Vansevenant, director of strategy for Verizon Business Security Solutions. Mr. Vansevenant highlights Verizon Business’s announcement of a new suite of services that help large businesses and government agencies protect data and prevent data loss within the extended enterprise. He talks about why data loss is such a hot topic, and discusses how companies can best approach this challenging business issue.

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Apr 08 2008

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Rank #4: Network Investments Drive Fixed-Mobile Convergence Innovation

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This video podcast, featuring comments from Ivan Seidenberg Verizon chairman and CEO, and Nancy Gofus, chief marketing officer for Verizon Business, discusses how Verizon’s network investments are driving innovations in fixed-mobile convergence. Hear how our powerful global IP and wireless networks are being used as the platform to deliver new services such as Wireless Office, PBX Mobile Extension and Mobile Conference Connection, making it easier for large business and government customers to enhance employee mobility and productivity for on-the-go professionals.

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Feb 16 2008

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Rank #5: New IP Trunking Capabilities Help Optimize VoIP

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This podcast discusses recent enhancements to Verizon Business‘ VoIP portfolio, specifically its IP trunking services. These new capabilities are designed to enhance network efficiencies for current VoIP customers, while simplifying the transition to VoIP for new customers.

The post New IP Trunking Capabilities Help Optimize VoIP first appeared on Connected Social Media.

Dec 09 2007

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Rank #6: Driving Value with Managed Unified Communications

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IP telephony is not just another application running on the data network. Special attention should be paid to help ensure benefits of managed unified communications to both end users and IT staff. This podcast highlights some of the potential pitfalls that should be considered when planning your own unified communications implementation. We hear from Laurie Shook, Product Marketing Manager, Managed IP Telephony, Verizon Business.

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Nov 20 2007

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Rank #7: MPLS – Why & How: A Firsthand Customer Account

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In this podcast, Verizon Business’ Danellie Young, executive director — data and IP services, hosts a discussion with customer Ken Levonaitis, CIO of McCarter & English, a Newark, New Jersey-based AmLaw 200 law firm. Levonaitis discusses his experience deploying a managed MPLS-based network and the benefits of management by Verizon Business.

The post MPLS - Why & How: A Firsthand Customer Account first appeared on Connected Social Media.

Nov 20 2007

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Rank #8: Adelphi University Helps Faculty and Students Foster Collaboration Securely

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In this podcast, we hear from Verizon Business customer, Jack Chen, Chief Information Officer for the Office of the Provost for Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. Mr. Chen discusses how collaboration is at the heart of the university and how the university leverages technology to foster collaboration with staff, faculty, students and visiting professors, to name a few. He also highlights how partnering with Verizon Business to provide advanced security services helps him meet his business and IT requirements – all so that he can sleep better at night.

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Nov 20 2007

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Rank #9: Market Guru Believes SAAS is Strategic Weapon for Companies

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Mike Mankowski, vice president and senior analyst for Tier 1 Research, believes SAAS is the future for companies who want to implement more efficient, cost effective software solutions. Defining what SAAS is and what the future trends are, Mankowski talks to Jennifer Jones at SAAScon, the California software-as-a-services conference. This is a Verizon Business podcast.

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Apr 24 2007

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Rank #10: Combating Rising Insider Security Threats. Omar Khawaja and Larry Bickner, Verizon Business

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Omar Khawaja and Larry Bickner of Verizon Business, give an insider’s view on current and future enterprise security. Michael Johnson caught up with them at RSA 2007 in San Francisco.

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Feb 17 2007

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Rank #11: Verizon Business: Real Time Customizable Network-based Firewall

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Michael Marcellin, the Executive Director for IP & Ethernet Networking for

Verizon Business, announces the launch of the first network-based firewall that can be customized in real time, adding the ability to control traffic through business networks, with a simple web-based GUI, (Graphical User Interface). This is a Verizon Business podcast.

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Feb 05 2007

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Rank #12: Verizon Business: Extended IT Services

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Chris Gesell, director of product marketing for IT solutions, discusses a recent Verizon Business announcement that it’s extending IT services down to the desktop. PodTech.net talked with Chris at the Gartner Symposium and ITxpo 2006 in Orlando, Florida.

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Oct 23 2006

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Rank #13: Working Better with Service Providers

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Managing IT change is a continual balancing act of rapid deployment versus poor execution. Enterprises must understand how to align service providers with specific technology goals to gain competitive advantages. In this talk from the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Florida, Chris Gesell, director of product marketing for IT solutions with Verizon Business, shares his experience in working with service providers.

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Oct 20 2006

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Rank #14: DDoS Defense

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Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are a growing threat for Internet-enabled businesses. Cindy Bellefeuille and Chris Hunsaker, security experts at Verizon Business, discuss DDoS attacks and alternatives to traditional security services such as firewalls and IDS/IPS solutions.

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Oct 19 2006

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Rank #15: The Application-Aware MPLS Network

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Application-aware VPN tools enable private IP enterprises to achieve high levels of performance for applications such as VoIP, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and video. With the proper network assessment, reporting, dynamic bandwidth and packet-marking tools, enterprises can more closely monitor performance, make adjustments and achieve cost-efficiencies. PodTech.net talks with Steve Goodman, marketing manager for Verizon Business, about what MPLS is and how business can benefit.

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Oct 17 2006

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Rank #16: Integrated Hosted Communications

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Availability, cost control and predictability, upgrades, control over employee communications and protection against security threats — hear about these issues and more in this PodTech.net interview with Patrick Verhoeven, group manager in the product management division with Verizon Business.

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Oct 13 2006

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Rank #17: Building an Actionable Risk-Management Strategy, Part 2

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Security continues to be a major challenge faced by today’s IP leaders. Listen in on a presentation by Verizon Business’ Chief Information Security Officer, Sara Santarelli, about how to help ensure that risk management touches every system and every action taken. This is the second of a two-part podcast from the Gartner Symposium and ITxpo in Orlando, Florida.

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Oct 13 2006

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Rank #18: Building an Actionable Risk-Management Strategy, Part 1

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Security continues to be a major challenge faced by today’s IP leaders. Listen in on a presentation by Verizon Business’ Chief Information Security Officer, Sara Santarelli, about how to help ensure that risk management touches every system and every action taken. This is the first in a two-part podcast from the Gartner Symposium and ITxpo in Orlando, Florida.

Check out Part Two

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Oct 13 2006

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Rank #19: Sherman ISD Leverages E-Rate Program to Enhance Educational Experience

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As one of the nation’s leading providers of communications services through the E-rate program, Verizon Business has worked with K-12 educators over the past decade to expand the availability of advanced services. E-rate, a program directed by the Federal Communications Commission, is designed to help school districts and libraries across the United States obtain affordable access to advanced telecommunications and information services, including Internet access and voice over IP. Mignon Plyler, director of technology with the Sherman Independent School District, in suburban Dallas, and Don Spaulding, an E-rate consultant with Verizon Business, discuss ways Sherman ISD is using E-rate to deliver the latest technology to the district’s students, parents and teachers.

The post Sherman ISD Leverages E-Rate Program to Enhance Educational Experience first appeared on Connected Social Media.

Mar 27 2009

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Rank #20: Billing Transformation Means Leaner, Cleaner Bills for Verizon Business Customers

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Verizon Business has undertaken an extensive billing transformation project focused on providing a world-class customer experience for its large-business and government customers. By reducing the number of billing systems, enhancing self-service options and offering a single billing platform across virtually all accounts, the company has raised the bar on billing performance. Dave Landry, executive director – sales support and billing systems, Verizon Business, discusses the positive impact this multi-year project is having on customer satisfaction.

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Nov 18 2008

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