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The Jahmal Abbott Show

The Jahmal Abbott Show explores the effects of technology and business on the lives of people. Topics range from subjects like cloud and mobile technologies to inspiring leadership stories. Everything here is broken down "in plain English" for your listening pleasure.

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T-Mobile's Fiber JV with EQT Explained
In this episode we explore the ground breaking partnership between T-Mobile and EQT as they embark on a journey to disrupt the fiber broadband market.   You'll learn about the intricacies of T-Mobile's joint venture as they plan to initially invest ~$950 million, aim to reach 3.5 million homes passed by 2028 and explore how this strategic move fits in with their broadband expansion efforts.   Join us as we navigate through the complexities of T-Mobile's bold move and it's implications on the digital infrastructure landscape.   Share your feedback with me on social medial @JahmalAbbott or drop a note to me - JahmalAbbott.com/contact.    
08:51 4/30/24
Digital Infrastructure: Evolution of Data Centers
Have you ever considered the evolution of data centers? It's an interesting journey which has been the foundation of the modern computing era in the 21st Century.     In our latest episode, you'll learn about the groundwork laid by mainframe computers, transition from on premise data centers and the pivotal shift towards cloud computing.     The discussion also covers key insights and considerations involved in migrating to the cloud. If you're a business operator, tech enthusiast or dipping your toes into the world of digital infrastructure, this episode promises to inform and engage.     Share your feedback with me on social medial @JahmalAbbott or drop a note to me - JahmalAbbott.com/contact.
14:32 3/12/24
Creating Mobile Entertainment Experiences - A Conversation with Terrance Heads-Evans
In this episode I have the pleasure of sitting down with entrepreneur Terrance Heads-Evans, aka "Coach T", visionary founder of Gather Blast, a cutting-edge mobile gaming and experience business.    Listen in as Terrance shares his journey from leaving behind a conventional 9-to-5 job to chasing his passion for serving the community through interactive entertainment.    He offers insights into the challenges he faced and the invaluable support received from his family during this transition.    Terrance also opens up about his personal journey of reconnecting with his biological father and how it impacted his life and entrepreneurial endeavors.    Don't miss this opportunity to gain firsthand insight into the mind of an entrepreneur and community leader.   To learn more about Gather Blast visit https://www.gatherblast.com.    Share your feedback with me on social medial @JahmalAbbott or drop a note to me - JahmalAbbott.com/contact.
87:46 2/26/24
Embracing Technology for Innovation and Growth in Business
This episode briefly highlights the importance of businesses embracing innovation and growth through the strategic use of technology.   You'll also hear more about the future of the show which will place an emphasis on offering valuable insights and resources for business owners and leaders.   Stay tuned for more valuable content in the upcoming year!   Share your feedback with me on social medial @JahmalAbbott or drop a note to me - JahmalAbbott.com/contact.
03:41 12/21/23
IT Digital Transformation: From 2000 to Present
The world of IT has undergone a profound change and this episode is your ticket to understanding the  evolution that has shaped the digital landscape as we know it.    Tune in as we embark on a captivating 20-year journey, tracing the path of IT digital transformation from the beginning of the millennium to the present day.   One of the most significant drivers of change in IT has been the expansion and influence of the cloud. We look into the impact of cloud computing on IT infrastructure and how it has revolutionized the way data is stored, accessed and processed.    This conversation also examines the advantages and challenges that the cloud brings to the table and how it has reshaped the foundations of IT operations.   Finally the dots are connected between the past, present and future of IT digital transformation.    By understanding how the last two decades unfolded, we can make see what lies ahead as technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) to the Internet of Things reshape business use of IT in the coming years.   Whether you're a tech vet or someone who's just stepping into the world of digital transformation, this episode has something for everyone.    Share your feedback with me on social medial @JahmalAbbott or drop a note to me - JahmalAbbott.com/contact.
22:08 11/11/23
Cybersecurity Incident Response and Business Continuity
In the last installment of our 'Cybersecurity Awareness' series, we're delving into a crucial topic "Cybersecurity Incident Response and Business Continuity" and it's chock-full of valuable insights.   During this episode we'll go through the process of how to respond effectively when a cybersecurity incident occurs. emphasizing the need for swift action.   We'll explore various types of cybersecurity threats, including data breaches and like social engineering. Beyond just telling you what to do and how to do it, we'll also explain the critical "why" behind the urgency in these high-pressure situations.   Furthermore, we'll shift our focus to "Business Continuity Planning." This essential process ensures that your business can continue to operate in the face of a cyber attack. Items covered include essential elements, such as having a well-thought-out plan in place, identifying the most critical aspects of your business and strategies for recovery following a cyber incident.   Lastly, we'll examine the pivotal role of testing your plan to ensure it functions effectively when it's needed most. If you're dedicated to keeping your data and systems secure in our technology-driven world, this episode is a must listen.   Share your feedback with me on social medial @JahmalAbbott or drop a note to me - JahmalAbbott.com/contact.   Resources What is an incident response?  https://www.crowdstrike.com/cybersecurity-101/incident-response/     Incident Response Plan: Framework and Steps https://www.crowdstrike.com/cybersecurity-101/incident-response/incident-response-steps/  
12:42 10/31/23
Cybersecurity for Remote Work Environments
As remote work continues to redefine the modern workplace, the need for robust cybersecurity measures has never been greater. Join us as we explore the challenges, strategies, and best practices for keeping your remote workforce and sensitive data safe from cyber threats.   You'll gain insights on the latest cybersecurity trends, the significance of secure remote access and tips for creating a cyber-resilient remote work culture that can help you stay one step ahead of potential threats.   This episode is packed with valuable information to help you navigate the complex world of cybersecurity in remote work environments. Tune in and stay protected!   Share your feedback with me on social medial @JahmalAbbott or drop a note to me - JahmalAbbott.com/contact.
14:17 10/20/23
Securing Your Business Network
Cyber threats are ever-evolving and ensuring the security of your business network is a critical priority in the digital age.    In the second episode of our 4 part cybersecurity awareness series, we take a closer look into the comprehensive framework of safeguarding your business network with a multi-layered approach to create a robust security posture.   Download the free cheatsheet "A Five Layered Approach to Cybersecurity" to follow along during the conversation.   While this episode is designed for informational purposes, please remember to consult with a professional cybersecurity expert to tailor your security strategy to your business's unique needs, to receive personalized guidance and specific recommendations.   Share your feedback with me on social medial @JahmalAbbott or ask a question using this link: JahmalAbbott.com/contact.   Don't forget to subscribe now to stay updated on the latest trends and insights in technology, cybersecurity, and business strategy.
12:58 10/12/23
Cybersecurity Business Fundamentals
In an increasingly complex world, cybersecurity has become an indispensable foundation of modern business operations. This episode the first of a 4 part series covering tips for businesses during Cybersecurity Awareness Month.   Whether you're a CEO, business owner or someone who simply wants to grasp the essentials of cybersecurity in the business context, this episode provides valuable insights to help you navigate the ever changing world of online security. Tune in and equip yourself with the knowledge needed to safeguard your business in the digital age.   Share your feedback with me on social medial @JahmalAbbott or ask a question using this link: JahmalAbbott.com/contact.   Don't forget to subscribe now to stay updated on the latest trends and insights in technology, cybersecurity, and business strategy.
13:02 10/3/23
Secure Today by Insuring Tomorrow - A Conversation with Jebron Thompson
In this episode we delve into a double-edged topic that's at the heart of financial security – life insurance and agency ownership. Jebron Thompson, owner of Thompson Insurance and a seasoned agent with a wealth of experience.   Join us as we uncover the pivotal role life insurance plays in securing your family's future and learn why it's more than just a policy – it's a promise of protection. You'll discover about the various uses for life insurance, avoid common misconceptions and gain insights on how tailored coverage can provide peace of mind during life's unexpected turns.   On top of this, we go a step further and dive into the world of insurance agency ownership. Jebron shares his journey of not only guiding clients towards financial security but also taking the reins as an agency owner. Discover the challenges and rewards of running an insurance agency, the importance of personalized service, and how agency ownership adds a layer of dedication to client relationships.   Whether you're just starting your career, a seasoned professional, or even considering agency ownership, this episode offers a unique blend of insights and inspiration.      To learn more about Thompson Insurance visit the following resources:   Website - https://agents.farmers.com/nv/las-vegas/jebron-thompson   Phone - (702) 463-5200   Share your feedback with me via Social media (@JahmalAbbott) or visitt https://JahmalAbbott.com/contact
33:51 8/31/23
If It Don't Make Dollars, It Don't Make Sense - A Conversation with Audrey Bradley
I'm sure you've heard of the saying "time is money". In this episode you'll hear exactly why it's important when it comes to managing your books.    Audrey Bradley of ABradley Bookkeeping stops by to share wisdom and insights for the solo entreprenuer, small business and non profit.    We also discuss the strategies used by bookkeepers and why you may need one to help grow your business.   To learn more about ABradley Bookkeeping see the following resources: https://abradleybookkeeping.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/abradley-bookkeeping/   Share your feedback with me via Social media (@JahmalAbbott) or visit  https://JahmalAbbott.com/contact  
22:11 8/26/23
Creativity Through Storytelling - A Conversation with The eJ Agency
Businesses of all types do their best to reach consumers through various types of media. But what can you do to deliver your message that sets it apart from others?   In today's discussion I sit down with Michael Stevens of The eJ Agency, a Las Vegas based marketing firm, to discuss the importance of a digital strategy to deliver your message.   Be sure to grab a pen and pad, open up the notes app or whatever you need to catch the gems given out in the episode.   To learn more about The eJ Agency, connect with them here - https://theejagency.com/   Share your feedback with me via - Text: 725-500-5132 - Social: @JahmalAbbott. - Website: https://JahmalAbbott.com/contact
45:15 4/26/23
Protecting Children's Digital Experience Through Design Considerations
There was a time where adults were more savvy than kids when it came to navigating technology. That's now flipped with young children teaching their parents a thing or two! While that might be innocient at home, it's also a concern as parents now need to understand what their kids are exposed to in this digital world.  Lisa Manns, CEO at Authentikid, joins us again to talk about new design consideration laws that have been passed to keep kids safe. There's a ton of insights to this discussion that you don't want to miss.   More information on Authentikid: https://authentikid.com/ https://www.facebook.com/AuthentiKid/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/authentikid/about/ Join the Facebook group LEAP with Tech-Savvy Kids - https://www.facebook.com/groups/authentikid/   Follow Lisa here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-manns-kenknippensdaughter/ https://twitter.com/lisamanns6   Hit me up with your feedback by texting me at 725-500-5132 or on social media @jahmalabbott. You can always leave your feedback here on my website https://jahmalabbott.com/contact
64:51 2/15/23
Something New
Those that despise new beginnings may miss out on the lessons from them. In this episode, you'll learn why "Something New" in your life could unlock opportunities that were never possible. Hit me up with your feedback by texting me at 725-500-5132 or on social media @jahmalabbott. You can always leave your feedback here on my website https://jahmalabbott.com/contact  
08:58 6/27/22
Digital Infrastructure Opportunities with Fiber
By 2025, there's a need to fill at least 850,000 Telecom jobs in the US. This episode discusses digital infrastructure opportunities with fiber and how you can get involved if you're interested. 
03:22 6/7/22
Introduction to Digital Infrastructure
The 21st economy runs on this 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends, holidays and on vaction. We're talking about digital infrastructure, what it is and why it's important.  Hit me up with your feedback by texting me at 725-500-5132 or on social medial @jahmalabbott. You can always leave your feedback here on my website https://jahmalabbott.com/contact
07:32 5/6/22
Own It!
There's a huge difference between being an owner and not. In this episode, I talk about the game changing experience of owing aspects of your life. Becoming an owner certainly has changed my thinking forever! Comments? Text me , 725-500-5132. You can also hit me up on social media @ jahmalabbott or leave your feedback here - https://jahmalabbott.com/contact
08:20 4/21/22
Don't Miss the Communication Revolution
The opportunities of the future depend on your ability to master the communication techniques of the past and present. In this episode, you'll hear how the Communication Revolution is impacting our society. Comments? Text me , 725-500-5132. You can also hit me up on social media @ jahmalabbott or leave your feedback here - https://jahmalabbott.com/contact
09:45 3/10/22
5G 2022 Update
A lot has happened with 5G last year and this episode briefly recaps what transpired. We also look at what's ahead in 2022.   Share your thoughts by texting 725-500-5132, hit me up on social media @ jahmalabbott or leave your feedback here - https://jahmalabbott.com/contact
10:43 1/19/22
8x8 scoops up Fuze for 250 million USD
8x8 is making moves in the cloud communication space by announcing the acquisition of Fuze. This episode breaks down the deal and what this means for both companies.   Share your thoughts by texting 725-500-5132, hit me up on social media @ jahmalabbott or leave your feedback here - https://jahmalabbott.com/contact
07:56 12/2/21
Ericsson snaps up Vonage for 6.2 billion USD
Don't you love it when a deal goes through? That's the feeling Ericsson has as they acquired cloud communication provider Vonage for 6.2 billon USD. This episode breaks this deal down and how it affects 5G and cloud communications.   Share your feedback at 725-500-5132, hit me up on social media @ jahmalabbott or leave your feedback here - https://jahmalabbott.com/contact  
09:02 11/25/21
Build from the Blueprint - A Conversation with Leonard Lans
You don't have to start from scratch. Although it's noble and can make for a good story, it might not be the optimal strategy. Especially considering that each day isn't promised.    I have the privilege to chat with Leonard Lans, a leader, mentor, entrepreneur and visionary. You don't want to miss the gems dropped as he shares his story.    Connect with Leonard here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/leonardlans   Share your feedback at 725-500-5132, hit me up on social media @ jahmalabbott or leave your feedback here - https://jahmalabbott.com/contact
37:53 10/23/21
Telecom's Breakup from Media
Within the last few months, we've witness the next transformation of Telecom. From being media companies to focusing on their bread and butter in providing connectivity for consumers. Wondering how they got there to begin with? This episode breaks this down. Text me at 725-500-5132 for any questions or feedback. I'm also on social media @jahmalabbott.
17:19 6/12/21
Spring Cleaning for Success
Have you ever wondered why spring is used to clean up the things we've held onto for way to long? If you're like me and know you need some cleaning to do then this episode is a must listen. This episode will not only motivate you to break out the broom but also evaluate what needs to be cleaned on the inside.  Text your feedback to 725-500-5132, drop a note here http://jahmalabbott.com/contact or on social @JahmalAbbott.
07:53 4/16/21
Midband 5G Spectrum Auction Results
The big 3 (AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon) dropped some big bags on 5G spectrum this past winter. In this episode you'll hear what they spent and why it's important for 5G's future. Share your thoughts and feedback by texting 725-500-5132 or by visiting https://jahmalabbott.com/contact. You can also hit me up on social media @jahmalabbott.
08:36 3/10/21
8x8 Q3 2021 Tech Update
8x8 put up another solid quarter and made some significant changes to the company. In this Tech Update, I cover some of the new features introduced to their to their cloud communication platform and how this affects current / future customers.    Text your feedback to 725-500-5132 or go to https://jahmalabbott.com/contact. I'm also on social media @jahmalabbott.   Video Podcast
13:54 2/20/21
Free speech, The Internet and How Tech Platforms Play a Role
Sharing my thoughts on free speech and what's protected on the Internet. As "guest" on these tech platforms, there's specific terms and conditions that users agree to. In this episode, you'll learn why it's important to understand these terms and how they can affect what you can say. Share your thoughts and feedback by texting 725-500-5132 or by visiting https://jahmalabbott.com/contact. You can also hit me up on social media @jahmalabbott.
09:55 1/16/21
Amazon Receives FCC Approval to Build Kuiper Satellite Internet Service
Watch out now. Amazon is officially in the Internet service business with their Kuiper project. In this episode, learn how their doing it and what this means for everyone effected.   Thoughts or feedback? Text me at 725-500-5132 or go to https://jahmalabbott.com/contact. Don't forget to hit me up on social media @jahmalabbott.
04:33 12/22/20
8x8 Q2 2021 Tech Update
Today's podcast involves a new quarterly format for 8x8 cloud communication customers. You'll get a brief overview on the company's progress in the market for Q2 2021 (if you don't want to sit through an entire quarterly earnings call, this is for you). In addition, I'll focus on the technology that's most applicable for those wanting to get the most out of their phone system and communication platform.   Text your feedback to 725-500-5132 or go to https://jahmalabbott.com/contact. I'm also on social media @jahmalabbott.
09:18 12/15/20
Verizon Nationwide 5G Update and More
Verizon finally introduced it's nationwide 5G network in conjunction with the iPhone 12. This episode breaks this down as well as other updates occurring on this network.   Text me at 725-500-5132 or visit https://jahmalabbott.com/contact to leave a comment. Don't forget to hit me up @jahmalabbott on all social platforms.
06:45 12/10/20