That open glowing blue box icon on your desktop is friendly—and functional. It invitingly seems to say, “Put your files in here—and work on them from anywhere, with anyone—for added convenience and productivity.” But that little blue box delivers more than convenience. Consumer-grade file sharing solutions, like Dropbox, invite data sprawl, loss of control, and increased security risks for companies nationwide. Heinan Landa, CEO of Optimal Networks (www.optimalnetworks.com), an IT support and strategic consulting company, talks about the risks (spoiler alert: you are probably at fault) and what can be done to mitigate your corporation’s risk.
As CEO of Optimal Networks, Heinan Landa has been providing managed IT services to hundreds of clients since 1991. His team uses their high spirit to fuel a commitment to unwavering client service and technology guidance; they deliver unparalleled business and technical expertise to law firms, associations, and small and mid-sized businesses and organizations in the Washington, D.C. community.
Heinan earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. It was here that he developed the idea for Optimal Networks and crafted a business plan emphasizing corporate culture that helped guide the company through its formative years.
Michael Bremmer is the CEO of telecomquotes.com and has been consulting for over 20 years with mid-sized and large businesses improving their technology plans to keep them years ahead of their competitors.
He has been called on for his expertise in this field by countless publications—including, but not limited to, Forbes Magazine, CNBC, Foxbusiness.com and USA Today as well as sitting on the esteemed Technology Channel Partners advisory board (a nationally recognized group of independent communications professionals).
A business that doesn’t have control of their cloud is at risk of losing productivity, money and private information. In this segment host Tom D’Auria speaks with Michael Gold, President of Intermedia, a provider of cloud IT services and business applications.
Michael Gold is Intermedia’s president, leading the organization with a focus on profitably growing the company through an increasingly broader set of cloud services. Gold joined Intermedia in May 2011 as part of the company’s acquisition by leading private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners.
Gold has held a variety of other executive roles in the industry, including CEO of software company Vicorp and senior vice president of Qwest Communications, where he had P&L responsibility for the Internet Products business and launched Qwest’s CyberCenter datacenter and hosting business.
Gold earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Stanford.