As our technologies increase in complexity, it takes more and more time for technologists to start to comprehend, implement and support them. Education is the best way to identify the trends that are shaking up the IT landscape. The proliferation of mobile computing around the world clearly indicates that a focus on wireless technologies should be atop our list. The same goes for IT’s hottest topic: IT security and cloud computing.
One concern is that DATA is insecure and is one of the factors that keeps the cloud computing movement from exploding even further that it already has done. Encryption becomes a big play in all industries.
Three-dimensional technologies have been a novelty in the past, but the fact that 3-D is growing with the medical fields, engineering and advertising has posed a new problem, backup as well as security. Wireless has caused a large increase for amounts of bandwidth as well as Security. So how do we defend our companies as well as our employees in today’s world?
John Raven is the President and COO of the Newtek Technology Solutions a division of Newtek Business Services Corp (NASDAQ:NEWT). Mr. Raven has over 25 years of experience in the information technology space with expertise in the area of cloud technology, information technology and security, data center and storage solutions. Prior Mr. Raven served as CTO and COO consultant for IBM Global Services where he provided architectural services. Throughout his career he held various senior level technology positions including Perot Systems, Read-Rite, Southern Texas PCS (T-Mobile) and Viacom, Inc. Mr. Raven worked for NASA Jet Propulsion Lab for the 1996 Mission to Mars, Mars Pathfinder. He is also a combat veteran, serving 22 years with the US Army in Infantry and Special Operations.
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The Council Connect series is the signature luncheon of the Arizona Technology Council and an initiative of the Council’s Ambassador Committee. Held on a Wednesday every month at Blanco Tacos + Tequila at the Biltmore Fashion Park, this event aims to tackle a diverse group of hot-button issues your business will face. Open to both AZTC members and non-members, the reformatted Council Connect series gathers up to 75 technologists and business professionals for lunch every month. Please register for this event in advance.
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