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Latest TechPod Episodes
  • Hybrid IT…It’s Trendy? — SolarWinds TechPod 069

    The IT Trends report is released by SolarWinds every year with predictions on what will be the most popular trends in IT during the upcoming months. As we enter the second half of 2022, hosts Sean Sebring and Chris Bowie unpack the SolarWinds 2022 IT...
    • 13 Oct 2022
  • IT Pro Day ’22—The Evolution of the IT Pro — SolarWinds TechPod 068

    IT Pro Day is right around the corner, and in preparation for the event, TechPod hosts Chris Bowie, Sean Sebring, and special guest Head Geek Chrystal Taylor talk about IT Pro Day, the evolution of the IT pro, and how roles have changed in an increasingly distributed and complex IT landscape. Tune in as they share their thoughts on “what makes an IT pro” and why IT pros deserve their day in the sun!
    • 13 Sep 2022
  • Little Fires; Are They Worth IT? — SolarWinds TechPod 067

    Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m too busy putting out fires”? What if the only way to get ahead of those fires was to make way for change—to improve the foundations and infrastructure to reduce the fires you had to put out? This episode will dis...

    • 16 Aug 2022
  • SysAdmins: Then, Now, Always — SolarWinds TechPod 066

    When you started as a systems administrator, you might have connected servers, swapped out hard drives, run down spare components, and dragged around a crash cart. Those days might not be completely over, but the chances you physically interact with your systems grow smaller and smaller each day. In an era of virtualization, cloud-first, and software as a service, where does this leave the lowly systems administrator…
    • 29 Jul 2022
  • How Data Meets Visualization — SolarWinds TechPod 065

    When we think of alerts, we don’t necessarily think of them as things of beauty—until now. Join THWACK Community Manager Ben Keen and Technical Content Manager Kevin M. Sparenberg in an energetic discussion on taking your data to the next level. Ben and Kevin discuss the importance of making your data appealing to improve the user experience, help make sense of your data, and benefit your end users with a cleaner and…
    • 28 Jun 2022
  • Getting to Know the New THWACK Community Manager — SolarWinds TechPod 064

    The SolarWinds community, THWACK, has a new community manager. Ben Keen has been an active voice in the community for years as a THWACK MVP and has now decided to join SolarWinds' efforts to continue having the greatest community out there. Ben will be joining as a regular voice here on TechPod and bringing his many years of IT experience and passion for community to our conversations. In this episode, we’ll dive into…
    • 17 May 2022