There is only a day left until Ipswitch Innovate 2015 and to get you excited for this fun and informative virtual summit, we had the chance to interview some of the speakers prior to their sessions.
Mitchel Weinberger is a Systems Engineer at GeoEngineers, Inc. He is responsible for all server, storage, network, email and security. We asked Mitchel a few questions about his biggest challenges and some other fun topics. Here is what he had to say.
What new tool would you like to invent to make your job easier and what would it do?
"It would be a lot like WhatsUpGold is right now. I would want to add more application performance monitoring. I know that What'sUpGold offers application performance monitoring, but I just haven't' gotten a chance to look into that yet. So, WhatsUpGold."
What are the top IT challenges you most commonly face?
"Application performance and bandwidth hogs."
If your users could do one thing to make your job easier, what would it be?
"Read our emails."
What apps related to your job are on your smartphone?
"I have a VPN that I can use to connect to WhatsUpGold. We are on Office365, so I have their tool that alerts me to any issues from Office365."
What communities, blogs, people do you follow to stay informed?
"I get emails from Ziff Davis, TechRepublic, TechNet, and the Exchange team blog. I'm a Microsoft Premier Customer, so I get a lot of emails with information directly from Microsoft at least weekly, sometimes more than that. And colleagues, and webinars, and conferences."
What social media channels (such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, etc.) do you follow to stay current?
"I'm part of CDW and there is a Yammer group solutions/advisory board (SAB) that I check. Those are mostly Microsoft partners coming up with solutions by combing different products."
Do you still read Dilbert?
Do you think that Jon Snow will come back in Season 6 of Game of Thrones?
"I don't know. I don't watch it."
Where will you be on December 18, 2015, the day that Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out?
"Waiting for the next day to go see it."
What does innovation mean to you?
"Being disruptive and coming up with new ways to do things better and more efficiently. Finding solutions to problems we didn't know existed."
Register for Ipswitch Innovate 2015 to Watch Mitchel Weinberger’s Presentation
In Mitchel Weinberger's session, Unified Network & Server Performance Monitoring, he will discuss how IT needs to provide robust support for business critical projects and engineering data being shared across branch offices. Register for Ipswitch Innovate today to learn more from him and several other experienced IT professionals.