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Keynote presentations for the first Vita-Learn CTO Clinic, scheduled for February 23, 2022, have been announced:

Backup and recovery for Google and Microsoft environments

Organizations are storing more and more data on SaaS platforms like Google Workspace and Microsoft 365. Many people assume data stored in the cloud is ‘backed up,’ but protecting cloud data is the responsibility of schools. This session will examine the data retention policies of Google Workspace and Microsoft 365. Backups provide a safety net when things go wrong and are an indispensable part of planning your infrastructure.  However, many schools do not have a well-structured backup strategy in place to protect this data. In this session, we will cover best practices for SaaS backups and how to enhance restoration efficiency and minimize work disruption.

Learning Objectives:

  • Comprehensive SaaS backup solutions.
  • Data retention policies for Google Workspace and Microsoft 365.
  • Unlimited license-free backups
  • Best practices for efficient restorations.

Presenter: Josue Guzman, Senior Technical Account Manager, Synology

Leadership Change within IT During the COVID Era 

The rapid shift to digital and the influx of federal funds has spawned a technological awakening in many large school districts across the nation.  During this keynote, Matt Woodrow, ENA’s strategic account services manager, will discuss how IT teams are leveraging the opportunities afforded to their districts to make significant infrastructure improvements, strengthen cybersecurity efforts, and deploy new technologies. He will outline current challenges technology departments are facing due to escalating demand and will provide insight into the cultural shifts IT teams are seeing in terms of the prioritization of technology and attaining long-term sustainable equity.

Presenter: Matt Woodrow, ENA

Concurrent Sessions continue to be added to the schedule. Find an up-to-date listing of sessions as well as register for the CTO Clinic here.

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