Intelligent CIO North America Issue 22 - Page 7

EDITOR ’ S NOTE

Welcome to the latest edition of Intelligent

CIO magazine for the North America region . This month ’ s cover features Brandon Covert , Vice President of Information Technology for Haslam Sports Group , and is a real treat for those of us who love to see the effective deployment of technology in the sports sector .
When Columbus Crew required a great connectivity experience at its new stadium it turned to Aruba to benefit from a hyperconverged network powering 8,700 total square feet of LED displays and supporting 100 % cashless , contactless , mobile-centric experiences .
“ Whether its touchless ticketing and entry for fans , state-of-the-art player facilities or digitalized operations , technology is the common denominator ,” Covert said . “ All of it requires high-performance , secure , reliable Wi-Fi and wired networking .”
You can find out more details about the project by turning to p56 .
With the Nexsan E-Series now in its environment , the university has delivered superior service to its users while exceeding all key metrics it set .
There ’ s much more to discover about this story on p61 .
In this month ’ s Final Word , Allen McNaughton , Systems Engineering Director for Infoblox Public Sector , tells us the cybersecurity industry needs to leverage technology to help manage work , increase productivity and reduce burnout .
He says : “ Organizations are raising pay , recruiting from underserved communities and making cybersecurity careers more accessible to students without a traditional degree .
“ These solutions are helping but not filling the entire gap . This challenge did not arise overnight and will require long-term strategic thinking to overcome .”
For more on this turn to p82 .
Elsewhere , we take a look at how the University of California-Los Angeles ( UCLA ) needed to purchase and deploy a storage solution with enough flexibility , capacity and scalability to serve its varied user base .
It also needed to procure this storage to make business sense for the university , given its fee-forservice IT model .
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I ’ d like to wish you a good month ahead and please enjoy the read !
Mark Bowen Editor
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