A Note from Connect Leadership

Greetings fellow community members,

As summer gives way to fall, our thoughts naturally turn to all things security (I bet you were thinking I was going to say Pumpkin spice drinks). It is impossible these days to surf the web, read a newspaper (they still exist, right?) without seeing how some poor company has been attacked and either their systems are offline due to a ransomware attack, or their customer’s data has been stolen. In this issue, we have a ton of great content that will help you not end up as a trending story.

Due to an abundance of caution, we have made the very difficult decision to turn NonStopTBC 2021 into The NonStop All Digital Experience, a virtual, online event. I know we were all looking forward to attending in-person and seeing all of our fellow community members, please know that we share your disappointment. The team has done an amazing job ensuring that this virtual event will be amazing and I hope to connect with all of you during it.

As the Covid pandemic keeps getting worse, remember that you have a community of like-minded folks that you can turn to for help and advice during these confusing times. Drop into our Slack channel and just say hi to the other folks, or post/answer a query from your fellow members. It will help you stay connected to the outside world, and you might even make some new friends.

Check out our archives in the top left of The Connection’s navigation bar. It contains a ton of great content that you can peruse to see what other folks are doing, and if you feel so inclined, please feel free to create some that we can include in our great publications.

Best regards,
Marty Edelman
President, Connect Worldwide



  • Marty Edelman

    Since retiring from The Home Depot, Marty Edelman has provided strategic guidance to organizations wishing to modernize their IT infrastructures. While at The Home Depot, he was the director of Payment Services. Marty has been involved with HPE (Tandem, Compaq, HPE and HPE) for more than 30 years as an employee, end user, and independent consultant. He founded a small consultancy firm that specialized in developing high-volume mission-critical solutions for Fortune 500 companies. Marty and his team helped to build the UPS Tracking System, the NYSE Consolidated Trade and Quote systems, and the SWIFT next-generation computing platform.

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