We’re taking you with us as we go coast to coast, east to west — anywhere and everywhere there’s technology. Ride along as we learn from real engineers, swap stories with real techies and catch real technology in action. Hop on and let’s go!  


Can Video Become Your Go-To Collaboration Tool?

The evolution of one-button-to-push tools and cloud services is making video for business collaboration much simpler — even if you’ve already invested in on-premises video platforms. Learn about the state of video technology today, best practices for deployment and opportunities for video anywhere.


How Palo Alto Next-Gen Firewalls Work

A firewall is a firewall, right? Not really. Find out how Palo Alto Networks’ next-generation firewall conducts multiple security procedures in a single pass — a break from the sequential approach common in most traditional firewalls.


Tips to Begin Your Move to Azure 

Don’t fear Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. Pick up four tips to help avoid the typical hiccups that can plague Infrastructure as a Service migrations, starting with setting the right cloud expectations.


How Cisco Umbrella Works

You and your IT team realized long ago that users were not going to stay inside the confines of the corporate network. One way to protect them out in the wild is at the DNS layer — perfect since all devices use DNS. We explain how DNS-level security works using Umbrella.


4 Must-Knows Before Moving to Office 365

Do you know about Office 365’s secret weapon for sysadmins? It’s Azure Active Directory, which can make migration and management of your new cloud environment relatively pain-free. We get you started with four pointers on using Azure AD in Office 365.


How Cisco Identity Services Engine Works

With so many device-wielding users roaming your halls, it can be tricky to give people access to what they need and keep them out of what they don’t. We detail how Cisco ISE works, share ways to start small and scale it, and explain how the tool can speed network admission control dynamically.

On the Road

In this first IT Roadshow, we travel to Minnesota — the state of hockey —to see how Cisco StadiumVision is improving the fan experience at the Xcel Energy Center. Then we travel to Arkansas State University to see how they’re keeping the bad guys out of their systems with a layered security approach. Jump on the CDW Technoliner and join us as we talk to techies and get a close-up look at real-world tech in action.

The Minnesota Wild Brings the Show to the Fans

Take a tour of the Xcel Energy Center to see how its tech team reimagined video to better interact with fans. With Cisco StadiumVision, the center’s tech and marketing teams manage 500-plus displays throughout the arena.

Arkansas State Layers In Network Security

See how Arkansas State University ramped up its network security with a three-tiered strategy – integrating Palo Alto, Carbon Black and Sophos solutions – to deter threats without hampering student and faculty access on campus.