Sep 21 2017

PICNIC Live Podcast Show by Ipswitch Brings Discussion to Wider IT Community

Hosted by Ipswitch’s Jeanne Hopkins and Kevin Conklin, New PICNIC Podcast Features Industry Guests Delivering Tips and Tricks to Lessen IT Professionals’ Headaches

LEXINGTON, Mass. – Sept. 21, 2017Ipswitch®, the leader in easy to deploy, manage and use file transfer and network management software, launched the PICNIC Podcast live show hosted by Jeanne Hopkins, Ipswitch’s Executive Vice President and CMO, and Kevin Conklin, Vice President of Content and Product Marketing, to share tips and tricks with IT professionals. Each week, guests share their experiences and best practices, providing a voice of expertise, to educate and help others with the latest technology challenges. Tune in at on Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. ET. Funnel Radio is the producer.

“In recent years, I have created numerous podcasts, finding it to be a very important communication medium for IT professionals,” said Jeanne Hopkins. “Podcasts conveniently allow us to take a break from the screen for a moment and return to thought-provoking conversation about our challenges, strategy, tactics and the trends we are seeing. We are featuring guests from across the industry who are able to share best practices and real solutions to make IT teams’ lives easier.”

The first episode, “Welcome to PICNIC Podcast by Ipswitch,” launched last month, followed by “Top 3 Challenges of Managing a Small IT Team,” with guest Rachel Simone, Ipswitch’s Vice President of Enterprise Applications and Technology. Episode #3, “What’s Up on Network Security in 2018,” featured John Stewart, Ipswitch’s Network Infrastructure and Security Director. The most recent episode, “Collaboration, Shared Tools and Security – What Is It?” featured Eric Turnquist, Ipswitch’s Senior Director of Information Technology.

“We are very excited about the positive response we’ve had to our PICNIC podcast in a very short time,” said Kevin Conklin. “We want to bring informative and interesting content to harried IT professionals so the podcast format is great. You can listen to it on a drive, eating lunch or working out. We have a great line up of IT pros working on cool projects, analysts informed on the latest trends and industry evangelists who will be talking to emerging technologies.”

The PICNIC name is from the humorous IT acronym, “problem in chair, not in computer,” implying the problem was not in the computer but instead caused by the user operating it.

Tweet during the live shows using #funnelradio. This week’s episode, “What’s Up Cloud?” welcomes Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director at THINKstrategies, Inc. Kaplan has nearly 30 years of experience and recognized expertise in IT/network management, SaaS, cloud computing, managed services, telecommunications and outsourcing trends. To tune in live or for more information on the PICNIC podcast, visit:

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About Ipswitch
With over 1 million users from 42,000 companies managing more than 150,000 networks in 116 countries, Ipswitch designs and develops industry-leading software that enables the easy delivery of 24/7 performance and security across cloud, virtual and on-premise environments. IT teams worldwide rely on 25 years of innovation to optimize and secure business transactions, applications and infrastructure with Ipswitch MOVEit® secure file transfer, Ipswitch WhatsUp® Gold network monitoring and Ipswitch WS_FTP®. Available directly or through strategic alliances with leading IT vendors and the company’s fast-growing global partner ecosystem, Ipswitch’s wide portfolio improves application and network performance, monitors diverse IT environments and ensures secure exchange of data that meets PCI, HIPAA, GDPR and other industry and government data security and regulatory requirements. 

The company has offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. For more information, visit or connect on LinkedIn and Twitter. To learn about Ipswitch’s strategic alliances or global network of partners, visit

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