Status Go welcomes Matt Walker, a mountain climber who takes leaders into the face of uncertainty, guiding them to overcome challenges in both their professional and personal life among the most difficult environments. When Matt sits down with Jeff Ton he parallels the key components of healthy and safe mountain climbing with that of solid leadership development: extreme communication and transparency, connection, comradery and interconnectedness.

To answer What’s Next? ?” Jeff Ton sits down with Brad Finkeldei, President of Career Confidence to discuss the importance of clarity as a catalyst for creating the change you want as well as the two most common themes Brad sees among IT professionals: fear and false narratives.

To answer What’s Next? ?” Jeff Ton sits down with Chris Byers, CEO of Formstack. Listen as Chris explains what motivated their shift to remote workforce, how they’ve overcome challenges and how they maintain and even elevate their culture. #StatusGo

When the COVID-19 crisis hit, people were forced home, hospitals were quickly overwhelmed, and the economy dissolved into a recession. As companies are working hard to support their employees, serve their clients and survive, IT leaders are in the forefront now more than ever.

As stay-at-home measures have accelerated the need for production workflows that can be performed remotely, DirecTV has delivered for its workforce and led the industry in overcoming this challenge.

As we settle into new ways of working remotely, it is crucial for company IT leadership to manage their workforce in terms of security, communications, and applications being used. Since employees are not able to use the network and applications previously available from being in office, and security risks are peaking, it has become crucial to continue updating these strategies and technologies to reflect the changing times we are living in.

InterVision created and deployed the VPN accounts they needed quickly, so that normal business operations hardly missed a beat. While doing this, our team worked with the client to increase the integrity of their VPN accounts by adding several additional layers of security, such as AD authentication and MFA for their SSL VPN.

After engaging with InterVision, the client aligned upon Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) to meet their company objectives for uptime following a disruption, as well as provide ongoing data protection.

InterVision worked closely with MSJC and AWS to determine the most appropriate autoscaling policies to both limit cost and ensure necessary resources were continually available. Within two days, we had completed a production environment deployment of their five initial applications on AppStream 2.0. MSJC subsequently trained more than 300 employees in the following two days, thereby allowing their staff and faculty access to the critical enterprise applications.

InterVision provisioned an AWS cloud architecture that included AWS WorkSpaces Desktop, Identity Management via Microsoft Active Directory, and AWS Transit Gateway using Palo Alto Networks firewalls for their complex networking and routing needs. In the end, most projects of this scale take approximately 3 months but COVID-19 brought the best out in both teams and our strong 24×7 collaboration, deep bench, and systemic automation allowed us to complete this project in one week.

InterVision’s depth of expertise in remote workforce enablement made us a good fit for their project’s objective. We worked closely with their IT team to provision a new VPN with Cisco’s AnyConnect that not only connected employees to their IT systems remotely, but also emphasized the necessary security and compliance standards they needed.