As the world continues to navigate a challenging landscape where an unprecedented number of people are working and learning from home, organizations are seeking better ways to support this demand. With many enterprises and educational institutions forced into a virtual environment for the foreseeable future, they are exploring what new technologies are needed to fully harness the power of edge data centers, 5G, and increased access to high-speed broadband solutions.
During a recent Bisnow webinar, Involta’s Co-founder and CTO, Ken Kremer, joined Chris Bunio, Senior Director, Higher Education, Microsoft, to take a deeper dive into how the at-home demand has grown exponentially, the impact it’s having on edge data centers, and what technologies, organizations, and institutions can leverage to enable a digital, sustainable future.
Sponsored by Twin Palms Capital Group, an Involta operational partner, Ken and Chris provided insight into the most significant technical challenges working and learning from home has created and how the biggest gaps in advanced technologies are being addressed. The webinar also shed light on how the rapid adoption of technologies for learning institutions healthcare brings increased security risks.
Throughout the impactful session, specific examples were reviewed of how connectivity continues to be a leading driver across the board and how both Involta and Microsoft apply a security-first approach. With a growing level of awareness around security, especially throughout home networks, Ken and Chris stressed that businesses must take a holistic approach to security, including implementing a security-first culture across the organization to tackle emerging threats.
Leading the industry in edge innovation and best-in-class security practices, Ken offered ways to mitigate security risks and employ new ways for businesses to build comprehensive edge and cybersecurity strategies. Additionally, Ken highlighted how Involta continues to evolve its hybrid IT model to accommodate and provide value to our customers while increasing MSP and hosting capabilities to allow customers across the country to run applications and process data further out into the edge.
If you’re looking for expert advice from the lens of cloud, edge, security, and connectivity experts, this webinar is not-to-be-missed. Head here to replay the webinar, and reach out to us for more information on how to navigate your journey to the cloud and edge.