Events

UBM TECH EVENTS

4G World
September 9 - 11, 2014
4G World™ covers the entire ecosystem of next-generation technologies and business models that power the mobile Internet industry and economy. The comprehensive and interactive conference program and extensive expo floor delivers updates on the latest innovations in wireless business and technology which will impact your business. 4G World's unique program attracts high-level attendees and is the perfect venue to learn what's new in the industry, meet with clients and partners, and expand your business reach through a wide-variety of focused and intimate networking opportunities.

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Interop
New York: September 29-October 3, 2014
Interop is the leading independent technology conference and expo series designed to inform and inspire the IT community. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet program, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event held each spring, with Interop New York held each fall and annual international events in London, Mumbai and Tokyo, all produced by UBM Tech.

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Black Hat Europe
October 14-17, 2014 | Amsterdam, NL
The premier conference on information security returns to the beautiful city of Amsterdam, Netherlands in October, 2014. Professionals from all over the world gather for two days of intense Trainings and two thought-provoking days of Briefings brought to you by some of the brightest minds in the industry.

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GTEC
October 27 - 30, 2014
GTEC has earned the reputation as “Canada’s Government Technology Event”, and is the leading conference and exhibition on government-enabling technologies, solutions and services. GTEC 2014 will deliver thought leaders from public sector and industry who will engage with delegates on the challenge and opportunity of government from the citizens’ point of view. Cloud services, big data / analytics, mobile web and apps, mobile broadband networks, social technologies, open data, and more will make up the focus of this years’ event.

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WEBINARS

How to Revolutionize Analytics with Next-Generation In-Memory Computing
Sponsor: IBM
For organizations across industries, analytics is no longer an option, but an imperative. Next generation in-memory computing revolutionizes reporting and analytics, allowing you to analyze more data faster and more efficiently than ever before to uncover insights for growing revenue, reducing cost, and lowering risk.

Attend this webinar to:

 - Gain instant insight from real-time operational data
 - Get insight at the speed of thought to grow revenue, reduce cost and lower risk.
 - Hear how one University processed their admissions and enrollment workloads 106x faster, saving 42 days a year in administration effort at the same time.

Register for this webinar to learn how you can gain a sustainable competitive advantage and take your organization to a new level with IBM’s next generation in-memory computing.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 -- 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Managing Your Mobility Beyond BYOD
Sponsor: IBM
IBM has been named as the first and only IT vendor in the Leaders category in the Gartner Magic Quadrant Report for Managed Mobility Services. IBM's Managed Mobility Services enable a security-rich environment required to more safely use mobile devices in the workplace, allowing employees to use corporate and personal devices to perform job functions "anytime and anywhere."

Attend this webinar to:

 - Learn why IBM was named as the first and only IT vendor in the Leaders category in the Gartner Magic Quadrant Report for Managed Mobility Services
 - Better understand how a mobile enterprise infrastructure can help organizations address the challenges inherent in mobility more efficiently and effectively
 - See how you can create a high-performing mobile workforce by leveraging your enterprise e-mail on mobile devices
 - Recognize how IBM Mobility Services can help your organization achieve higher efficiencies as you begin to develop a mobile leadership position

Register for this webinar to learn more about successful implementation of managed mobility services and how you can utilize managed mobility services.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Maximizing the Value of Core Systems With Customer Portals
Sponsor: Actuate
With the demand for digital interaction increasing daily, insurers know they have to build capabilities that deliver relevant policy information to their customers and agents on-demand through whatever their preferred channels are. Expectations have converged on the need for seamless access to information across the P/C, life, and health insurance spectrum through a wide variety of methods. Meeting that expectation has become a competitively defining moment of truth. For many carriers, their legacy systems and modern counterparts falter due to limited functionality and/or the cost prohibitive enhancements needed to address the rapidly proliferating customer touchpoints, including the call center, web, mobile devices, and soon wearable devices. More often than not, the current limitations result in inconsistent, potentially inaccurate, and at times frustrating, agent and customer experiences. Yet leading carriers have found a way to combine delivering excellent user experiences on the front end, providing individualized access to relevant information, with an operationally responsive, and affordable, back end.

Join this webcast to:

 - Hear as The Nolan Company’s Chad Hersh describes how to leverage customer portals to provide a common customer experience across systems and reduce the pain of core systems transformation projects
 - Find out from The Nolan Company's Steve Callahan how the volume, velocity, varieity, and veracity of information has proliferated, bringing increased customer and agent demands as well as risks
 - Learn more about how companies are handling the converging demands of core systems upgrades, customer and agent information requirements, and the meaningful collection, distillation, and presentation of key information.

Register for this webinar to learn how to develop customer portals that deliver on the promise of increased access to policy data around the clock.

Wednesday, Sept 17, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Enabling Hybrid Cloud Solutions to Improve Efficiency
Sponsor: IBM
Traditional IT environments are becoming more complex, costly, and time consuming to manage, especially with multiple vendors engaged. Whether your environment is midrange, distributed, or mainframe, IBM's Hybrid Cloud solutions can help your organization get a grip on this complexity and control costs, improve availability with around-the-clock monitoring and management, and increase operational efficiency.

Attend this webinar to learn more about:

 - Control cost by offering customizable services that use a hybrid delivery model, virtualization, and automation by only paying for the services you need.
 - Improve operating efficiency through a single point of contact
 - Provide around-the-clock monitoring and management services for servers, storage devices, and software to increase availability

Register for this webinar to learn how to get a grip on cloud complexity with managed services.

Wednesday, Sept 16, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Who's Afraid of the Big (Data) Bad Wolf? Are You?
Sponsor: IBM
Successful Big Data Projects require Big Data Integration, since most Hadoop initiatives involve collecting, moving, transforming, cleansing, integrating, exploring, and analyzing volumes of disparate data.

Register for this webinar to learn about:

 - The current state of the Big Data market
 - Customer success stories with Big Data and Big Data Integration
 - The 5 best practices when it comes to Big Data Integration.

Attend this webinar to learn about client experiences with Big Data projects, as well as learning about the 5 best practices for big data integration, so that you can tame the big (data) bad wolf.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 -- 12:00 PM PT / 3:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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3 Unexpected SaaS Strategies
Sponsor: IBM
In this InformationWeek Webcast, we’ll profile some pioneering SaaS deployments and discuss ways attendees can bring that innovative spark to their own companies.

Topics to be covered include:

 - Ensuring the performance of cloud-based applications
 - The complexity of integrating SaaS into critical internal systems
 - How to protect the business’ interests by having a strategy to translate data via the cloud provider’s API

Thursday, September 11, 2014 -- 11:00 PM PT / 2:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Staying Agile with Big Data - A Roadmap to Long Term Success
An InformationWeek Webinar
Agility is the key for benefiting from the use of Big Data for operational excellence and improved profitability. Ovum Research finds that organizations that take an iterative approach to refining analytic models, consolidating data sources, and transitioning to the cloud, tend to find more success with Big Data. In addition, IT vendors that enable customers to build open, flexible Big Data ecosystems are more likely to be treated as trusted advisors. No matter where you are in the Big Data adoption lifecycle, you will learn about proven methods to open the possibilities of your data.

Wednesday September 10, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Unlocking the Promise of Software as a Service
Sponsor: IBM
IBM's first-ever global SaaS study of 879 decision makers uncovered that reducing cost and gaining competitive business advantage are the primary reasons companies adopt Software as a Service (SaaS). However, getting the most out of SaaS from both a financial and business perspectives requires new approaches to service management across the organization.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

 - Deliver services that gives business the competitive edge.
 - Improve quality of service across SaaS, cloud, and hybrid applications.
 - Unlock profitability through enabling rapid IT innovation.
 - Register for this webinar to learn how to become a champion of Software as a Service delivery.

Monday September 8, 2014 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Is Your Database a Hero or a Zero?
Sponsor: IBM
In today’s fast paced world, adapting quickly to changing business requirements adds a tremendous amount of pressure to an IT organization. In addition to aggressive Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for high availability and fast performance, IT must ensure transaction scalability for rapidly growing data stores and provide a flexible database platform for application developers to spin up new applications quickly and easily.

In meeting these needs, your database can be a hero, or it can be a hindrance. Does your database:

 - Recover from a node failure in seconds, or minutes?
 - Minimize the amount of tuning to keep it running at peak performance?
 - Optimize both the speed and cost of different types of storage?
 - Give applications transparency to the underlying database architecture?
 - And lastly, does your database require too many staff, and is it too costly?

Attend the webcast to learn which database works for you vs. against you. See how the right database architecture can help you achieve your SLAs and give application developers the freedom and flexibility to focus on their code, not the underlying infrastructure.

Thursday, September 4, 2014 -- 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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3 Top Storage Trends for 2015 Revealed
Sponsor: IBM
As CIOs and IT architects continue to be pressured by management to do more with less and by users to just do more they'll have to plan how to accommodate three trends in the IT marketplace - shifting to a hybrid cloud model; big data analytics; and new data protection challenges from BYOD.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

 - Use cloud services to improve disaster recovery while limiting costs
 - Keep BYOD from becoming "Users must Backup Your Own Data"
 - Protect software as a service (SaaS) data
 - Improve primary storage and collaboration through the cloud

Register for this webinar to learn how forward thinking IT organizations can embrace these trends and deliver even better storage, data protection and disaster recovery services to their users.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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5 Steps to Make IT a Blue-Chip Brand
Sponsor: IBM
Do your business colleagues see IT as essential to success — or a cost center? You may be surprised that in our last IT Perception Survey, only 43% of non-IT respondents considered their IT teams integral to the business, and 54% classified IT as a support or maintenance organization and not an innovator.

Why do we labor under this image even as technology moves ever-higher on the priority list for CEOs? In a word, lack of marketing. You’ll learn:

 - The many benefits -- both to IT and customers -- of regular satisfaction surveys
 - How changing one simple word in employee communications can vastly boost IT's reputation, and more.

In this InformationWeek Webinar, we’ll give you a five step plan to polish any IT department’s image.

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 2014 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Title: Why Do You Need OpenStack?
Sponsor: Red Hat / Dell
Dell and Red Hat Cloud Solutions remove complexity, stabilize OpenStack and its operating environment, and rapidly deploy private cloud computing in any organization. Dell and Red Hat are working with numerous customers to design and deploy OpenStack powered clouds and there are clear usage trends where OpenStack is proving its worth.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

 - Host new “cloud-aware” apps build from loosely coupled autonomous services to provide scale and automation
 - Accelerate innovation and incubation of new IT projects with an agile, dynamic development environment
 - Provide storage as-a-service to distributed workforces with cost-effective and dynamic infrastructure available at a moment’s notice
 - Register for this webinar to get an outline of how OpenStack is supporting Storage-as-a-Service, new cloud-aware applications, software-defined networking as well as additional advanced cloud environments.

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Mind the Gap – Addressing Shortfalls in Your Existing Security Infrastructure
An InformationWeek Webinar
Despite the fact that organizations invest in all the available security technologies such as firewalls, IDS, Network Behavior and Anomaly Detection and SIEM platform to try and identify and stop threats, the number and impact and threats continue to grow. Security organizations are inundated with a lot of noise and their existing solutions are unable to keep pace with the complexity and sophistication of new attacks. How can they fill this gap? Security organizations need to use the vast amounts of data at their disposal to identify both external attacks and internal malicious behavior. They must find efficient and effective ways to identify real threats hidden in the “noise.” But that is just the beginning, how can they use all that data to respond faster and with greater precision?

Join this webcast to learn about:

 - The gaps that exist in today’s security infrastructure
 - Key elements of a solution that are required to fill the gaps
 - Combining existing defenses with analytics to increase their effectiveness in detecting and mitigating cybersecurity threats accompanied with example use cases

Register for this webinar to learn how to fill the gaps and identify the real threats through the alert “noise, prioritize them more accurately, and respond faster, with great precision.

Friday August 15, 2014 -- 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Internet of Things Data: How to Use Embedded Database & Streaming Analytics for Value
Sponsor: IBM
The Internet of Things (IoT) is driven by consumer demand for new services and convenience, as well as by the availability of low cost sensors, smart phones, and universal internet access. New technologies can enable you to take advantage of this new natural resource through gateway processing, cloud infrastructure and distributed real-time analytics.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

 - Understand the 3-tier IoT architecture including edge devices, gateways, and cloud
 - Derive the importance of a gateway database for local processing and storage of data from your edge devices
 - Act in real time with sophisticated analysis of your streaming data for time sensitive decisions.

Register for this webinar to learn more about the latest technology enabling the Internet of Things across devices, sensors, gateways and the cloud for connected environments. See how bringing an intelligent mix of technologies from an enterprise-class database to the “edge” and real-time analytics on consolidated data provides a competitive advantage in the Internet of Things.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 -- 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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How to Avoid the Seven Deadly Sins of Integration
An InformationWeek Webinar
Some time ago, John Schmidt from Informatica Corp wrote about the five laws of integration. However, do you know about the seven deadly sins of integration to avoid?

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

 - Avoid breaking the five laws and yet achieve integration
 - Choose the best tools and processes to assist you
 - Understand why Self Service Data Integration is not one of the seven sins

Register for this webinar to hear from Peter Evans, BI Evangelist for Dell Software, who will discuss how you can discover and analyze new data without breaking the rules.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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How to Cancel No-Shows & Build Patient Engagement
Sponsor: Interactive Intelligence
No-shows cost the U.S. health system about $150 billion annually. Accounting for about 6% of appointments, they disrupt scheduling, harm their own health, and can cost practices tens of thousands of dollars in lost fees.

This webinar, presented by Bill Ramalho, CIO of Virginia Surgery Associates and sponsored by Interactive Intelligence, demonstrates how you can:

 - Improve profitability, workflow, and patient experience
 - Enhance patient engagement and boost population health
 - Exceed patient expectations and build loyalty
 - Build patient outreach programs
 - Spend your time treating -- not awaiting -- patients.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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A CIO's Guide To Cloud Services
Sponsor: IBM
Looking at IT from the CEO's viewpoint, IT is a service organization that integrates internal and external services to benefit employees, customers, and ultimately, the bottom line. Today's CIO, however, must evaluate which services are core internal services, and which are better suited for selective outsourcing, either to the cloud or another service provider.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

 - Choose SaaS vs premises applications for the appropriate use cases
 - Mitigate data migration risks with SaaS
 - Choose public vs private infrastructure
 - Integrate risk management into your cloud decision process

Register for this webinar to learn how to develop an approach to SaaS, PaaS, public IaaS, and private IaaS to drive business benefit as a centerpiece -- without letting emotions get in the way.

Friday, June 27, 2014 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Dodge the Data Explosion
An InformationWeek Webinar
Data volumes are exploding for organizations everywhere. With increasingly frequent file transfers comes the risk of losing intellectual property or customer information. Plus, the sprawl of file storage in your enterprise is moving outside your network as users turn to cloud-based apps to share and access corporate files.

Join us to learn how to streamline and automate control of one of your organization’s most valuable (and overlooked) assets: your files. During this educational webinar we’ll discuss how to:

 - Diagnose your file infrastructure
 - Centrally manage file storage and access
 - Leverage your existing identity management investments
 - Enable transfers with trusted business partners
 - Deliver enterprise-grade security and compliance

Thursday June 26, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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What SaaS Can Really Do for You: Top Benefits Revealed
An InformationWeek Webinar
In a deep dive global SaaS study of 879 decision makers it was demonstrated that the use of Software as a Service (SaaS) has skyrocketed over the last few years. Reducing costs is still a primary reason companies turn to Software as a Service. But 47 percent of the cloud leaders surveyed are discovering how SaaS can help them achieve a much broader and more strategic goal – unlocking competitive advantage.

Attend this webinar to learn:

 - How SaaS can help your organization gain efficiency, strategize as a team, increase market agility, and improve decision making
 - Ways visionary companies like Virgin Atlantic, SafeGuard World International and Italian retail giant PAC2000A are using SaaS to increase results
 - How you can drive your own competitive advantage through SaaS

Register for this webinar to learn how Pacesetters are using SaaS to provide their entire enterprise a wide range of powerful benefits. It can reduce costs, yes. More than that, though, it can engender rich and far-reaching collaborations, clear the way to better decision making, and make you more customer-focused and agile in the marketplace. way to better decision making, and make you more customer-focused and agile in the marketplace.

Thursday June 26, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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In-Memory Meets Big Data: How Much Speed Do You Need?
Sponsor: SAP
Databases and big-data platforms that can take advantage of lots of memory really do deliver the fastest data-analysis speeds available. That’s enticing to companies struggling with high-scale online transactions or in need of timely analysis of customer behavior. For now, disk-based storage is still the enterprise standard, but the price of RAM is declining steadily. The ongoing question for practitioners will be, “how much speed do you need?”

Attend this webinar to get the following questions answered:

 - What qualifies as big data, and what are the options for in-memory data analysis?
 - How are memory standards changing in the data warehousing arena?
 - How are NoSQL and NewSQL vendors exploiting memory?
 - What qualifies as an in-memory database, and how are they being used?
 - How will in-memory technology play in the world of Hadoop?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Private Cloud: Top Benefits Revealed
Sponsor: IBM
The adoption of cloud services has accelerated over the past decade as companies seek to control expense and ramp capacity up or down as needed to align with business needs. IDC research shows that end user organizations are planning to shift a larger percentage of their IT budgets into private or hybrid cloud delivery models.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

 - Market trends and key considerations based on IDC research
 - The benefits of private and hybrid approaches
 - Why professional services are so important to successful cloud implementation

Register for this webinar to learn from and interact with an IDC analyst and an IBM subject matter expert about the benefits of private cloud.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Mobile Telecommunications: What’s the True Cost?
Sponsor: Pomeroy
Today, telecommunications costs have become the largest drain on most IT budgets. But the expense of mobile devices alone is not the driving force behind this increase. Many older devices go unused, yet continue to be included on plan activations. The use of multiple carriers blocks the ability to leverage more cost-effective rates. Immature lifecycle management processes hinder accurate asset tracking, leading to inefficient resource allocation and productivity issues.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

 - Assess your current mobility management efforts
 - Develop a cohesive plan for lifecycle management
 - Adjust to future changes in mobile markets and technologies

Register for this webinar to learn how to tame this challenging frontier of mobile telecom and bring improved uniformity and cost management to your business and budgets.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Continuous Monitoring And What Your Mobile App User Is Thinking
Sponsor: IBM
Mobile and the need to respond rapidly to user feedback is driving advances in monitoring and analytics.

Organizations are learning the importance of knowing more about how their mobile apps are being used, what features and capabilities are driving the most successful user engagement, and what users are feeling about the mobile apps.

All of this information, obtained directly from users and associated app stores contributes to their ability to respond quickly to the needs of the user, without undue reliance on direct interaction with the user.

Join us to explore how continuous monitoring can help provide access to the necessary information and analysis of relevant data to drive strong business results for organizations focused on mobile.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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How to Build a Shared-Services Infrastructure in the Age of Big Data
Sponsor: IBM
As organizations deploy new scaled-out frameworks like Hadoop for analytic applications, “cluster-sprawl” often emerges as the elephant in the room, with multiple application specific clusters that are costly to maintain and difficult to consolidate. While capabilities emerging in open-source including Hadoop YARN can help, clients need a strategy and architecture to get to a shared-services approach, ensure service levels and keep costs under control.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

 - Improve application performance and agility without incremental investments in hardware
 - Reduce costs and simplify management by consolidating multiple Hadoop and non-Hadoop workloads
 - Guarantee application service levels and ensure data privacy between tenants
 - Deploy a shared infrastructure supporting multiple lines of business while simultaneously boosting performance and reducing cost.

Register for this webinar to learn how by deploying Hadoop along with other workloads on a shared infrastructure, you can boost efficiency, simplify life-cycle management, and react more quickly to changing business requirements without the need to re-tool your infrastructure.

Mon, June 23, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Mobile Security Strategies: Stop Feeling Like a Babysitter
Sponsor: TITUS
Many companies and agencies have jumped on the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) bandwagon without fully evaluating the risks posed by company data on personally owned devices. Even with new mobile device management (MDM) solutions providing tight containerization and content management features, policies and controls are being implemented that focus more on user behavior than protecting the data itself.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

 - Protect your data while allowing users the freedom to use their own devices
 - Develop policies that are more likely to get buy-in from management and users
 - Use data classification to enhance the protection of data on mobile devices
 - Evaluate MDM solutions that will protect your data without completely squashing productivity and functionality

Thursday, June 19, 2014 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Trends in Integration: How Emerging Use Cases in Cloud, Mobile and Analytics are Changing the Game
Sponsor: IBM
Organizations today are looking to utilize major market technology shifts from new business models made possible by cloud technologies to new channels of engagement with customers via mobile and social platforms. In this new era, agile movers gain competitive advantage as they are quicker to respond and gain valuable insights into business activities. Is your organization positioned to adapt and capture these opportunities?

Underpinning all of this is a robust and flexible integration layer which has never been more important. Join us to learn how integration solutions can enable your organization to spend less time keeping up and more time innovating and engaging with your customers.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

 - Use integration technologies to speed up the production and hardening of mobile apps.
 - Leverage the cloud for universal access to support your needs.
 - Gain insight into in-flight data for more informed decision making.
 - Utilize new technologies such as chef to speed provisioning deployment.
 - Rapidly deploy integrations with prebuilt patterns and tooling.

Register for this webinar to learn why it is easier than ever to enable a flexible architecture which can better serve customers and improve resource ROI.

Thursday, June 19, 2014 -- 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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The Frictionless Enterprise: Built for Business
Sponsor: IBM
To succeed today, businesses need fluid integration of mobile and cloud, partners and suppliers, developers and big data, as well as security and governance. Designing, building, and deploying such a fully integrated next-gen infrastructure will be less complex if you follow some key principles: Don’t create new data silos; consider cloud and mobile as just part of the stack. Remember: It’s not “mobile business,” it’s just “business."

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

 - Understand how your peers are using mobility;
 - Avoid data silos within your infrastructure;
 - Integrate all internal partners for easy buy-in from developers all the way through governance; and
 - Redefine mobile business as part of the organic business strategy.

Register for this webinar to get a look at the strategies that are winning and help identify how they can be used in your organization.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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3 Things You Need to Know about Mobility
An InformationWeek Webinar
Making your business mobile doesn’t just mean letting your employees use their own devices. You need to turn those devices from toys into tools and secure enterprise assets no matter where your users work.

During this interactive webinar we’ll show you how to:

 - Cope with newly powerful (and dangerous) end users
 - Fill the biggest productivity gap in your mobile solution
 - Safely enable the workforce wherever it is
 - Leverage your existing infrastructure

Just because your employees have mobile devices doesn’t mean that they have the tools or access to effectively perform their jobs. Join us to watch a demo and learn how to go the last mile and achieve full mobile productivity with Novell. Register Now!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Cloud Billing in a Digital Economy: Best Practices
Sponsor: Oracle
The digital economy has arrived, business models are shifting, and only those quick to adjust will profit. Gone are the days of slow and unresponsive attitudes towards customers, the focus is on predictive presentation of offers and the speedy delivery of both physical and more often digital assets. Enterprises are focused on delivering subscription services that create recurring revenue streams and a relationship with their customers. The combination of assets and offers required to meet the customer needs have caused an increase in the complexity of product mixes and are stressing legacy systems built for the old economy.

Attend this webinar to learn about:

 - • The cloud effect stimulating the digital economy
 - • Billing requirements that elevate the customer experience
 - • Considerations to maintain competitive advantage

Register now to learn the keys to success in the digital economy.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 -- 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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The Agile Archive: Best Practices for Archiving Data
Sponsor: CommVault
Most IT teams are so busy dealing with the huge influx of new data they receive that archiving the old stuff takes a backseat. At best, IT considers archiving as a cost center, and at worst, it’s a tremendous headache. It doesn’t have to be that way. A truly efficient system should actually save your team both time and money.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

 - Maximize hardware investments
 - Optimize archive data to work for the business throughout its lifespan
 - Save money by intelligently moving data from expensive primary storage systems
 - Reduce search and e-discovery efforts thanks to infrastructure design

Want your e-discovery to be effortless? Register for this webinar to join storage and archive expert Howard Marks for secret strategies and best practices for archiving data.

Monday, June 16, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Development and Testing in the Cloud: What You Need to Know
Sponsor: IBM
Cloud, analytics, mobile and social are driving the need for speed in application development. By 2016, more than one-fourth of the world’s apps will be available in the cloud and 85% of new software is now being built for cloud deployment.

Attend this webinar to learn about:

 - How a composable services environment unlocks innovation
 - The four adoption paths of DevOps
 - How to find a prescription for DevOps adoption

Register for this webinar to learn about key DevOps considerations and lessons learned.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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OpenStack Bare Metal on Microservers
Sponsor: AMD
Join us for this informative webinar that will provide attendees with:

 - A step by step walk through using Horizon to provision bare metal servers
 - A deeper understanding of the technologies that enable revolutionary dense servers that deliver converged servers, storage and networking that are uniquely optimal for OpenStack
 - Greater insights into the API interfaces provided by next generation servers and how OpenStack is leveraging them
 - Lessons about the largest OpenStack scalability test conducted and the results from that test

Thursday, June 11, 2014 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Making Sense of Security’s Big Data Challenge with Security Analytics
An InformationWeek Webinar
According to the Ponemon Institute the mean number of days to resolve cyber attacks is 32 with an average cost of $32,469 per day – or a total cost of $1,035,769 over the 32-day remediation period.

CIOs and CISOs recognize that their existing security skills, and tools are no match for today’s cybersecurity complexity and sophisticated attacks. Big data security analytics are necessary to uncover and quickly respond to these insidious threats.

Join this webcast to learn about:

 - The link between big data, security analytics and cybersecurity
 - Combining perimeter defenses with analytics to accelerate detection and mitigation of cybersecurity threats
 - Use cases for the application of security analytics using big data

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Is Your Database Really Ready for Big Data?
Sponsor: IBM
Businesses are in a race to tap into big data to unlock the keys that help them amaze, retain and grow their customers and their business. To do so, they need to capture and store new sources and types of data, and analyze it in context with data they already have.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

 - Analyze data faster than ever before to uncover insights for growing revenue
 - Accelerate time-to-value with load-and-go simplicity
 - Get in-memory performance without the limitations of other in-memory databases
 - Optimize business operations through real time analysis of operational data
 - Reduce labor, storage and system resources required for high performance analytics
 - Reduce business risk with decades of high availability / disaster recovery expertise

Register for this webinar to learn why your database management system matters more than ever in the era of big data.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Flash and Solid-State Storage: A Guide
An InformationWeek Webinar
How attackers exploit end-users have significant security implications for enterprise preparedness and defensive strategies. The vast majority of hacks and data breaches can be traced to phishing emails that were opened by employees in the targeted organization. This webinar will help IT and Information Security decision-makers understand the nature of the generation of targeted phishing attacks, the impact of end-user behavior on their effectiveness, and the limitations of end-user-focused training and awareness efforts.

Attend this webinar to:

 - Learn a data-driven perspective on end-user behavior and targeted phishing campaigns
 - Identify the highest-risk users within your organization-who is clicking and why
 - Defend your organization against sophisticated new “longlining” targeted phishing campaigns
 - Plan for an effective, long-term strategy to adapt to constantly evolving targeted attacks

Register for this webinar to learn how you can mitigate the human factor to improve your defense against targeted attacks. Once you are armed with the details of these potential attacks, you can better arm your security team on where to focus their efforts and how to mitigate the risks with immediate action.

Thursday, May 29, 2014 -- 11:00 AM PT/ 2:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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SaaS or Cloud Strategies: What's Missing?
Sponsor: Riverbed
Companies are no longer asking if, but rather when and how to move to the cloud. These days, solutions like Microsoft Office 365 and Salesforce with their cloud-first, mobile-first strategies are making IT departments worldwide rethink the way they deliver IT services to their users no matter where they are located.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

 - Ensure performance of traditional in-house applications and SaaS applications
 - Guarantee service levels
 - Gain visibility into applications
 - Take control over traffic to and from the cloud
 - Manage data across hybrid networks, infrastructures and environments

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Mobile App Delivery & DevOps: Best Practices Revealed
Sponsor: IBM
Mobile computing is causing a rapid shift in the need for rapid access to services and data. Development teams must frequently release new versions of mobile applications in response to feedback from customers and testers, or because of changes to the back-end (for example, updates to a database or web service). To keep up with user demand, short development cycles are required by mobile, development and operations teams resulting in the use of DevOps practices of continuous release and deployment.

Attend this webinar to learn about:

 - The often ignored dependence of mobile apps on cloud-based and back-end services
 - How automation of release and deployment processes simplify the delivery of complex mobile apps that rely on a variety of multi-tier services
 - Technologies available now to support organizations struggling with the disconnect between mobile and enterprise app development.

Register for this webinar to learn how DevOps practices can help provide coordinated, repeatable deployment processes from mobile apps to the cloud-based and back-end services.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Mobile App Delivery & DevOps: Best Practices Revealed
Sponsor: IBM
Over the last year, the average cost in the U.S. for each lost or stolen record containing personally identifiable information has increased by 9 percent, from $188 to $201. In addition to facing higher costs, companies are losing more customers following a data breach, with the average abnormal churn rate increasing by 15 percent.

Register for this webinar to:

 - Uncover companies and industries that are most likely - and least likely - to experience a breach
 - Examine the costs incurred by 61 U.S. companies in 16 industry sectors after those companies experienced the loss or theft of protected personal data
 - Find out which root cause of a data breach costs companies the most

Is your company susceptible to a breach? Find out by registering for this webinar.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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How to Calculate Data Confidence
Sponsor: IBM
Data confidence is an abstract notion in most organizations. Yet it is critical in order to make your front line workers trust and act upon big data and analytic insight, as even the most game-changing analytics will have no impact if your team doesn't use them, because they don't trust in the data or the insights.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

 - Calculate data confidence and improve the adoption of big data & analytics
 - Utilize data confidence scores to align resources to new big data & analytics projects
 - Calculate and share data confidence in your big data projects

Register for this webinar to learn about compelling new research that identifies the critical criteria to measure and score confidence levels in customer data to make better business decisions. You will also learn about a new online tool that provides a fast and easy way for attendees to obtain their score.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Utilizing Service Virtualization to Mitigate a 3-month Slip – One Company’s Experience
Sponsor: IBM
Many companies are looking for ways to deliver software more rapidly without compromising quality.

Join this webinar to discover how one organization replaced their global payments systems in a risk-reducing and efficient manner. The webinar will reveal how service virtualization and automated integration testing helped the team:

 - Mitigate a 3 month project delay
 - Decrease time wasted and cost incurred from production incidents
 - Reduce test dependency on other systems

Implement service Virtualization and automated testing to identify and resolve defects at a faster pace and reduce your project risk. Learn how by registering for this webinar now.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Annual DDoS Attacks and Impact Report Results Revealed
Sponsor: Neustar
In 2013, over 50 percent of companies hit by DDoS attacks suffered theft of funds, customer data or intellectual property. The impact of DDoS is felt across the organization, not just by IT and security, with customer service and call center teams bearing the brunt. This webinar will review this and other major findings in Neustar’s just-released 2014 DDoS Attacks and Impact report.

Attend this webinar to:

 - Learn why DDoS isn’t going away—it’s only going further.
 - Understand how these attacks are evolving and the true intents of the hackers.
 - Discover key trends such as how many businesses were attacked in 2013 and how many were attacked multiple times.
 - Find out how much DDoS outages really cost companies.
 - Identify tools that protect your company from attacks.

Register for this webinar to benefit from understanding the real impact of DDoS attacks and what you can do NOW to prevent them.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Tony Scott, VMWare CIO Joins InformationWeek To Discuss Digital Business And IT
Sponsor: VMware
InformationWeek’s 2014 Strategic CIO survey shows companies have the tools of digital business - mobile apps, cloud architectures, big data analytics. But fewer than 1 in 5 rate their innovation efforts as highly effective. Can IT organizations keep up with the digital demands of the business?

Join Tony Scott, VMware CIO and veteran of Microsoft, Disney and General Motors, and Chris Murphy of InformationWeek as they explore what's getting in the way of success.

This webinar will explore how "digital business" is reshaping IT's role and the opportunities for IT execs to overcome the roadblocks and lead digital strategy for their companies. Join us to:

 - Explore the role of the CIO in driving digital strategy for the company and leading digital business initiatives
 - Understand the operational, organizational and cultural changes required to successfully support today's technology-driven enterprise
 - Learn approaches for developing digital business competencies within your organization

Today's CIO can play an important role in creating competitive differentiation for their companies through a digital strategy. Register for the live meeting now to gain insight you can use to take the next step.

Thursday, May 1, 2014 -- 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Bare Metal to OpenStack: What You Need to Know
Sponsor: AMD
Cloud computing is experiencing an unprecedented wave of innovation that is clouding the decision path to building a scalable, efficient infrastructure for public or private clouds. To bring clarity to the noisy market, you need a solution that is the fastest way to build an efficient and highly scalable cloud.

Register for this webinar to learn how to deal with real-life deployment scenarios and gain the most up-to-date information on how OpenStack can be leveraged in your organization today.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Next-gen Mobility: Will Your Strategy Make the Cut?
Sponsor: IBM
Mobile capabilities are disrupting traditional business models. What used to work is no longer viable as standard solutions do not meet user expectations for a good mobile experience. According to a recent survey on mobility conducted by IBM and IDC, less than half of organizations have comprehensive strategies in place to address mobility implementation challenges.

Attend this webinar to hear Leslie Rosenberg, Research Manager for IDC, and Steve Boyle of IBM discuss how you can:

 - Identify your mobility goals and a migration strategy
 - Evaluate the current mobile options, trends and available solutions
 - Mitigate security and compliance concerns
 - Create a mobile experience that your users will appreciate and use

Register for this webinar to learn how you can tackle the mobility challenges and migrate to a next-generation mobile offering.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Hybrid Cloud Backups: How to Get More for Less
Sponsor: IBM
Abdicating your company’s data protection responsibilities to the first cloud solution provider you encounter is as unwise as doing nothing to leverage the cloud at all. On the other hand, it would be a very wise decision to investigate what results you could achieve by choosing a backup technology that is capable of supporting a hybrid approach covering both on-premises and offsite cloud capabilities.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

 - Understand how organizations are managing the data backup process
 - Gain insights into the pros and cons of offsite cloud capabilities
 - Hear the truth why a hybrid approach to a backup architecture would be better
 - Learn what to look for in a Hybrid Backup Solution

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 -- 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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802.11ac & SDN : The New Enterprise Edge
Sponsor: Meru Networks
2014 will be a year of incredible opportunity in the mobility and wireless LAN market, with the deployment of 802.11ac, or gigabit Wi-Fi, hitting the mainstream. In addition, new developments such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and software-defined networking (SDN) will fundamentally change the way we approach developing and deploying those networks, at the same time transforming how IT is purchased, deployed, integrated and managed.

Attend this webinar to:

 - Hear from a panel of IT leaders on meeting the challenges and avoiding mistakes in the migration to 802.11ac
 - Discover how trends from 802.11ac and IoT will catalyze change in Wi-Fi networks
 - Learn about SDN and its impact to the network

Join Meru’s featured guest Rohit Mehra of IDC and a distinguished panel of IT leaders for an informative, fast-paced exploration of how to ensure a high quality end user experience in the midst of the most important developments in the history of the wireless and wired edge.

Customer Panel:

 - Bellarmine College Preparatory: Chris Carey -- Director of Technology
 - Goffstown New Hampshire School District: Gary Girolimon -- Director of Technology
 - Cornwall Community Hospital: Mario Alibrando - Director of IT

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 -- 8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET -- 60 minutes
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The Secret to Funding Business Innovations through Dramatic Savings in IT
Sponsor: Rimini Street
Want to know how effective CIOs not only deliver ongoing business value by challenging the status quo, but also free up funds for innovation and growth?

Join this educational webinar to hear from Jay Ferro, CIO of the American Cancer Society, as he shares his experience on how to:

 - Identify previously unseen savings opportunities
 - Evaluate new vendor partnerships that can provide the best value at a much better price
 - Cut your Oracle® and SAP® maintenance bills in half and receive premium support
 - Be a catalyst for change… and growth

CIOs and IT Executives don’t have to look far to find hugely beneficial savings but they need to be willing to look in areas they might otherwise be hesitant to explore. This can make a big difference in delivering significant value to the business rather than just playing catch up.

Register for this insightful webinar now.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Exclusive Broadcast: Keynote Interview With Box CEO Aaron Levie
Sponsor: Box
Aaron Levie is no stranger to digital disruption.

Join this special broadcast from April’s InformationWeek Conference where Aaron Levie, CEO and Co-Founder of Box, applies his renowned wit and no-holds-barred wisdom to a range of topics, from rogue IT and the bring-your-own-app movement to the state of IT leadership and innovation.

Box, the cloud-based storage provider Aaron co-founded in 2005, has changed the way more than 25 million individuals and 225,000 businesses worldwide not only store but also share their critical information.

Join Rob Preston, InformationWeek’s Editor-In-Chief and Aaron for the keynote Q&A session from the 2014 InformationWeek Conference. Reserve your spot for this video presentation now.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Eliminate Downtime With Effective Application Performance Management
Sponsor: CA Technologies
The operating environment for mission-critical IT systems continues to grow in complexity, but your tolerance for downtime cannot.

Loss of employee productivity and revenue can result from an inability to monitor end-to-end transaction performance and analyze application-related data from across your organization.

Join this webinar we share our analysis of how 230 of your peers are coping with the need to ensure that applications are effectively managed, exhibit acceptable performance, and are cost effective, including how you can:

 - Monitor and manage complex, heterogeneous systems encompassing everything from mainframe-based applications to mobile, cloud, and web apps
 - Leverage analytics to provide advanced warning and diagnosis of problems
 - Use a 360-degree view of application and business service delivery
 - Reduce workload while also enabling IT mitigate a crisis

It’s not too late to get ahead of the mobility curve! Just be ready and be smart about your mobility strategy.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 -- 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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The Top Five VDI Project Roadblocks and How To Avoid Them
An InformationWeek Webinar
The promise of VDI is clear: a great user experience with lower costs and better IT control. Unfortunately, many VDI deployments fail due to poor performance, high cost-per-desktop, low reliability, excessive complexity, and limited scalability. There are 5 common issues with VDI deployments that crush user acceptance and kill ROI.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

 - Resolve performance issues with high-performance all-flash storage
 - Better than the cost of 15k disk though data reduction and an optimized flash architecture
 - Improve reliability with highly-available resilient storage
 - Reduce complexity and integration - No more LUNs, RAID groups or performance tuning.

Register for this webinar to learn how Pure Storage resolves the five most common VDI issues and how you can rescue your deployment.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Enabling Modern Work Styles With Desktop Virtualization
An InformationWeek Webinar
Are you considering a desktop virtualization deployment on Hyper-V? Now, you can reap the benefits of cloud client computing with a single architecture to deliver VDI (pooled and persistent), remote desktops (Sessions) and Application virtualization.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

 - Leverage your IT department’s in-house Microsoft skills.
 - Deploy a desktop virtualization solution with Lync 2013 and Windows 8.1.
 - Choose between Traditional and Converged data center form factors.
 - Support BYOD programs as well as PC or Thin Client endpoints.

Register for this webinar to learn how a single management console allows IT to deliver the right technology to the right set of users, to maximize their user experience reducing the number of vendor components that need to be integrated and limiting the number of consoles required for management to one, in most deployments.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 -- 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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The Price of VDI: How to Lower Storage Costs With a Virtual SAN
An InformationWeek Webinar
Storage remains one of the primary challenges to deploying VDI for many organizations.

Centralizing all of the data into the datacenter provides great security benefits, but can also put strain on the fixed storage architecture with I/O requests during peak usage.

A software defined storage architecture will provide some flexibility by abstracting the underlying storage HW with a software layer that can automate the service level agreement for flexibility.

Join this webinar to discover how you can:

 - Accelerate performance with high RPM HDD and SSD read/write caching
 - Gain flexibility using a scale-out design
 - Reduce complexity, and time to deployment by utilizing all internal storage
 - Leverage technologies that can help your organization deploy a scalable, cost effective solution that solves key storage issues
 - Maximize IT staff efficiency with overall ease of management of the virtual environment

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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DevOps on Cloud: Accelerating Software Delivery
Sponsor: IBM
Cloud computing offers significant advantages for developers: instant access to resources, fast on-boarding for collaboration across teams and geographies, and consistent environment provisioning.

With DevOps practices, teams can make even more beneficial use if the cloud through continuous testing, deployment automation and collaborative development.

Join this webinar to discover how you can:

 - Drive benefit from leveraging the cloud to accelerate software delivery
 - Reduce risk, increase quality and governance and speed application development and deployment
 - Innovate ideas through collaborative development and testing
 - Deliver innovation by automating processes and eliminating waste

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Performance from the User’s Perspective
Sponsor: IBM
Improved platforms, standards, bandwidth rates and data models mean more IT shops are taking a “cloud-first” approach to new services, keeping only select jobs in house. Cost and ROI models support this stance. But what’s often left out of the calculus is the impact on the end user. Will they be more productive? Will it be easier for them to do their jobs, process data, and share information? This webinar takes a step back and looks at the impact on the employee base. We identify 7 major gaps that most organizations ignore in pursuit of the bigger vision.

Attend this webinar and:

 - Learn how to avoid getting a SaaS project dumped on IT
 - Help finance understand cloud CapEx versus OpEx
 - Identify why a SaaS app is underperforming
 - Avoid the pitfalls of cloud apps growing faster than your IT budget
 - Manage the eventual problem of Marketing developing their own SaaS apps

Register today.

Friday, March 28, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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BYOD Best Practices Webinar: Enterprise Security Management For Mobile Devices
Sponsor: IBM
Does your company need a robust, simple and secure plan and solution to manage the BYOD era?

Are you doing everything you can to enable your employees to be productive, while ensuring that your corporate data is secure without sacrificing the experience that your employees expect from their mobile devices?

Join this webinar to:

 - Discover best practices to effectively secure and manage all your personally owned and corporate owned mobile devices and endpoints
 - Gain an understanding of how to manage all enterprise endpoints from a unified console
 - Acquire monitoring techniques for compliance and acceptable use of mobile devices and endpoints

This webinar will also explore MaaS360's mobile device, application and content management solutions and how they can help organizations of any size deliver a secure mobile solution.

We will identify and discuss industry best practices that will help you to effectively secure and manage all mobile devices that access your data, network and content.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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How To Deliver Business Critical Apps to Employees Everywhere
Sponsor: Riverbed
Organizations are expected to provide the best possible experience to end-users regardless of their location, yet they must also manage their IT infrastructure efficiently and securely. So how can you save time and money while improving the end-user experience in a hybrid infrastructure environment?

Join us for this webinar where we reveal ways you can:

 - Speed applications up to 100 times while reducing bandwidth consumption by 65-95%
 - Scale to serve twice as many users with half the number of web servers
 - Accelerate and prioritize mission-critical SaaS and cloud-based applications
 - Monitor applications with end-to-end network and application visibility

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 -- 1:00 PM PT / 4:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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3 Enemies To Application Performance -- And How To Prevent Them
An InformationWeek Webinar
Business continuity. File sharing. Communications.

Regardless of the IT initiative, you need your application to perform its very best any time, and every time. But even applications that are responsive within the office can behave poorly and erratically over wide area networks (WAN). Join us for this educational webinar as we explore the three major performance risks to today’s business applications over distance -- and how you can prevent them from undermining your project.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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How To Meet, Manage, and Monitor Application SLAs in Physical and Virtual Environments
An InformationWeek Webinar
IT organizations insist on receiving an SLA for services delivered by a service provider. In today’s increasingly complex IT environment of mobile applications, virtualization, cloud, and SDN, organizations have been reluctant to offer an SLA internally to their organizations’ business and functional managers.

However, most report that the internal SLAs they offer are relatively weak and do not have the tools to effectively manage them.

Today, most load balancers/application delivery controllers (ADCs) work on a best-effort approach and are shared by several applications. Most importantly there’s no real ability to ensure SLA.

Attend this webinar to learn why managing internal SLAs for one or more business-critical applications is extremely important to your business functions and IT organization and how you can utilize Radware to deliver, monitor, and manage application level SLA and web performance optimization even while under cyber-attack.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 -- 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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The Connected Car: Fulfilling the Promise with IBM
Sponsor: IBM
Consumers expect safety, convenience, information, entertainment, and increasingly smartphone apps that allow them to interact with their cars.

Automotive manufacturers need to be looking at how they use data from the Connected Car to drive new revenue generation, cost avoidance, and brand differentiation.

This webinar will show how you can benefit from the Connected Car by working with IBM to:

 - Scale Connected Car solutions without incremental costs
 - Act on insights from vehicles in real time
 - Free data from siloed applications to extract its full potential
 - Develop new services faster to stay ahead in the market
 - Reduce Costs while engaging customers

Attend this webinar to learn more about how IBM’s connected car solution can help your company gain long-term competitive differentiators.

All attendees will also receive the following whitepaper: IBM MessageSight in the automotive industry.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Expert Panel: Continuous Delivery Best Practices Revealed
Sponsor: Perforce
There is a lot of talk about Continuous Delivery as organizations strive to release better products faster. However talk is one thing; action is another. It’s time to listen to the voice of experience.

In this webcast you’ll learn about some of the current thinking on mobility management as it relates to security, identity and resource access. In particular we’ll address:

Register to join Forrester Principal Analyst Kurt Bittner and a panel of Perforce customers—including Procter & Gamble, Intuit, Edmunds.com and Tableau Software—as they discuss their hands-on experiences with Continuous Delivery.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Hybrid Clouds: 5 Gotchas Revealed
Sponsor: IBM
Hybrid clouds, where IT can mix and match on- and off-site infrastructure and applications based on the best fit, are rising in popularity. Among respondents to our 2014 Private Cloud Survey, 72% of those using a private cloud and using or planning to use public cloud services favor a hybrid model. However, hybrid clouds are not without problems.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

 - Uncover the best security tricks and tips for hosting a private cloud
 - Avoid common pitfalls of hybrid cloud setups
 - Understand the biggest risk factors when setting up a public cloud infrastructure

Register for this InformationWeek webinar to learn more about the Top 5 gotchas that plague hybrid setups, from standards to security, and best practices to maximize flexibility.

Monday, Mar 21, 2014 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Big Data and Analytics: Why You Need a Platform
Sponsor: IBM
Big data is all about delivering value from advanced analytics and a single version of truth at all scales. It’s time to discuss the growing role of data warehousing within your big data analytics ecosystem.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

 - Build a culture that infuses analytics everywhere
 - Invest in a big data & analytics platform
 - Be proactive about privacy, security and governance

Register for this webinar to hear James Kobielus, IBM Big Data Evangelist, outline the major components, tool suites, databases, and industry approaches for leveraging of data warehouses within the astonishingly innovative big-data universe.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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OpenStack Private Cloud: Accelerate Your ROI
Sponsor: AMD
OpenStack Private Clouds promises to deliver the utility of Public Cloud with lower TCO – but implementing production-ready OpenStack is not easy. This webinar will show how you can be successful with OpenStack today and accelerate your time to value.

Come learn about the different ways to successfully implement OpenStack Private Cloud for your business today, and gain insight on how you can minimize risk and accelerate your return on investment.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Website Optimization And How To Boost Performance And Scale
Sponsor: IBM
Performance and scale are critical in the competitive world of modern web commerce. A website that gets bogged down under high volume can result in discouraged customers and lost sales.

Being prepared for peak load is key to ensuring that customers stay happy, stay focused, and keep coming back.

By combining the robust capabilities of innovative IBM technologies, your websites can ensure a consistent and satisfying experience for your customers.

Join this webinar to learn how you can:

 - Reduce average response-times
 - Create less statistical fluctuation in response-time to generate a more consistent user experience
 - Significantly improve time to reach steady-state after full or partial site restart, by 40%
 - Simplify tuning and operational maintenance
 - Apply Elastic Caching to your existing application infrastructure to address scalability issues with database servers

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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5 Big Data Best Practices - And How To Optimize Your Architecture For Them
Sponsor: IBM
The very traits that made conventional relational databases indispensable to enterprises now hinder scalability. At some point in the big data journey, most organizations will need to migrate to a distributed model. But spreading a database across multiple nodes is no easy feat.

In this InformationWeek webcast, we’ll give top signs that it’s time to bite the bullet and move to a distributed architecture. We’ll also arm you with tips and tricks to make the shift as painless and inexpensive as possible.

Join this webinar to:

 - Uncover the four major reasons why large organizations have chosen distributed databases over traditional relational databases;
 - Hear use cases in which you can distribute a relational database;
 - Understand Hadoop and where it fits -- and where it doesn’t -- in a distributed database strategy;
 - Learn how to cut through much of the marketing hype around distributed databases.

Take your organization from relational databases to a distributed architecture with this webinar.

Bonus InformationWeek Report: All attendees will receive a complimentary InformationWeek report on Data Scatter.

Monday, March 19, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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How to Choose an IaaS Partner
Sponsor: IBM
Think all IaaS partners are created equal? Think again. In this InformationWeek webinar, we’ll walk through mapping your needs to key differentiators, such as VMs by API, block storage (including snapshots, restores, detaches and multiple machines connecting to a single volume). We'll also talk shop on object storage, the ability to collocate machines, and configuration management/orchestration.

Attend this webinar to:

 - Learn where Amazon Web Services is the best choice and where it is not;
 - Discover which features you need an IaaS provider to have (that some don’t); and
 - Achieve a successful hybrid cloud strategy.

Register for this webinar and learn about the key differentiators that can mean success for your IaaS project -- or defeat.

Friday, March 14, 2014 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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What’s the True ROI of Your Mobile Security Investment?
Sponsor: AT&T
Does investing in mobile security really payoff? What are the benefits you can expect? Some organizations struggle to answer these questions, and as a result, fail to invest in mobile management and security solutions. However, in the world of increasingly mobile workers, a risk-rewards analysis will most likely indicate that mobile security has value.

Attend this webinar to learn:

 - How inefficient mobile security can lead to competitive disadvantage
 - The ROI of investing in security solutions
 - Best practices for implementing mobile security policies

Thursday, March 13, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Forrester Reveals Total Economic Impact of IBM PureApplication System
Sponsor: IBM
The IBM PureApplication System is a cloud application platform specifically designed and tuned for enterprise applications. IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a study to try and answer the question of “how much” the PureApplication System impacts and changes the economic value of IT within one customer organization. The research is based on actual customer experience and interviews with the customer about the effects on the complete application lifecycle from design, through development and deployment, into the test and management and maintenance phases.

Join us for this webinar to:

 - Gain an understanding of the generated benefits of PureApplication system
 - Leverage acquired IT flexibility to develop new innovations to address changing business requirements
 - Manage costs through enhanced application lifecycle management
 - Reduce risk to minimize unexpected delays

This webcast will discuss the findings of the study and the built-in expertise that enables PureApplication System to fundamentally change the experience and economics of IT.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Datavail presents: 5 Reasons to Choose a Managed Services Approach to Database Administration With Noel Yuhanna, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Sponsor: Datavail
In January 2014, Datavail commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the viability of a managed service approach to database administration. With the explosion in the variety, velocity and volume of data and databases, coupled with the scarcity of database administration (DBA) talent, the time is right to consider an alternative approach to managing databases. Forrester Consulting recently conducted a survey of executives in mid to large enterprises who are using managed services to augment their in-house DBA.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

 - Dramatically improve your SLAs
 - Obtain consistent 24x7 coverage
 - Gain a deep expertise in areas where in-house staff needed assistance
 - Improve your retention of DBAs

Register for this webinar to join Forrester Analyst Noel Yuhanna, who will share the results of the study, as well as interview a Fortune 1000 executive on the results they achieved.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 -- 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Reduce Transactional System Complexities to Fund Your Next Innovation
Sponsor: IBM
Online transactions are the lifeblood of so many businesses, and even a small hiccup can have an immediate impact on revenue and a far reaching effect on brand reputation.

IBM PureData System for Transactions can deliver high availability transactional data services with radical simplicity.

Join this webinar to discover how you can:

 - Get your system up and running and ready for data within hours
 - Deploy high availability clusters and databases quickly and easily using configuration patterns
 - Apply OS, firmware and capacity upgrades with zero planned downtime
 - Support DB2 applications unchanged and Oracle Database applications with minimal change
 - Achieve predictable Service Level Agreements

Attend the webinar to learn how PureData System for Transactions can save significant time, effort and cost in deploying and managing high availability, high throughput transactional databases and applications.

Mon, Mar 11, 2014 -- 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Requirements Checklist for Creating 5-Star Mobile Apps
Sponsor: IBM
4-PART WEBINAR SERIES:
A Best Practices Guide to Building and Running Quality Mobile Applications

This four-part series is designed for those who lead mobile application initiatives for their organizations (e.g., CIOs, Applications VPs, etc. ). The goal of the series is to help you evaluate best practices and solution options for developing consistent, high quality experiences across a diverse set of mobile devices in a way that’s secure, affordable, fast and can scale. It’s for those organizations that are moving from first to second wave mobile applications. And because time is at a premium, each webcast is only 15 minutes in duration.

SIGN UP TODAY FOR PART 4:
Requirements Checklist for Creating 5-Star Mobile Apps



Attend this 15-minute webcast to learn the key capabilities required to support 5-star mobile application development.

Join this webcast so you can:

 - Learn the key capabilities required to support 5-star mobile application development.
 - Know what’s most important to you in a mobile application development platform.
 - Be able to easily compare key mobile application platform capabilities across solutions under consideration.

Complimentary Checklist: After the webcast you can download a checklist of these key requirements to help you test the ability of any mobile application development solution to meet your mobile enterprise needs -- whether you invest in a platform or build your own.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 -- 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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6 Key Steps To Justify Business Continuity And Resiliency Investments
Sponsor: IBM
As a business continuity professional, your job is not only continuity and resiliency for your business, but also keeping down costs and trying to, justify investments and maintain readiness for a 'black swan' event.

Join this webinar to hear detailed insights taken from an IBM Global Study on the Economic Impact of IT Risk. Based on a recent survey of over 1,000 business continuity specialists across 37 countries this webinar and related study will help you to learn from your peers to:

 - Better understand the state of business continuity today
 - Develop action plans to help you make the case for business continuity and resiliency spending
 - Understand reputational risk as an area of growing importance

Join this webinar and learn how you can make your own business case for resiliency investment. Register Now!

Free Research Report: Attendees will also receive the research report upon which the webinar is based: Building the business case for continuity and resiliency.

Monday, March 5, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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The Best Way to Create ROI for Mobile Application Projects
Sponsor: IBM

4-PART WEBINAR SERIES:
A Best Practices Guide to Building and Running Quality Mobile Applications

This four-part series is designed for those who lead mobile application initiatives for their organizations (e.g., CIOs, Applications VPs, etc. ). The goal of the series is to help you evaluate best practices and solution options for developing consistent, high quality experiences across a diverse set of mobile devices in a way that’s secure, affordable, fast and can scale. It’s for those organizations that are moving from first to second wave mobile applications. And because time is at a premium, each webcast is only 15 minutes in duration.

SIGN UP TODAY FOR PART 3:
The Best Way to Create ROI for Mobile Application Projects

What return of investment can you expect from your mobile investments?

Attend this 15-minute webcast to hear Jeff Hammond from Forrester discuss what organizations can expect to save by investing in a Mobile Application Platform.

All attendees will also receive the Forrester Consulting report: The Total Economic Impact of IBM’s Worklight Platform.

Monday, March 3, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes

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Mobile App Development: Respond Quickly And Deliver What Matters
Sponsor: IBM
When it comes to mobile apps, having the right tools can make the difference between building an app that captivates the user and poor ratings that ruin an organization’s image.

To build anything the least bit complex requires collaboration across the entire team, integration across the tool chain, and agile team support for rapid response to change.

Join this webinar to learn:

 - The makeup of today’s most successful mobile applications
 - How simplicity in integration and automation support development teams to collaboratively design and build complex mobile apps of the highest quality
 - Real-world examples of successful mobile apps developed with IBM software.

This webcast, the first in a series on DevOps for Mobile, explores the critical role development tooling and automation plays in enabling teams to engage their users and respond rapidly to their feedback as they strive to rapidly deliver the best mobile apps possible.

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Friday, February 28, 2014 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Demo: How To Speed, Secure and Simplify Application Development and Deployment
An InformationWeek Webinar
A Best Practices Guide to Building and Running Quality Mobile Applications

This four-part series is designed for those who lead mobile application initiatives for their organizations (e.g., CIOs, Applications VPs, etc. ). The goal of the series is to help you evaluate best practices and solution options for developing consistent, high quality experiences across a diverse set of mobile devices in a way that’s secure, affordable, fast and can scale. It’s for those organizations that are moving from first to second wave mobile applications. And because time is at a premium, each webcast is only 15 minutes in duration.

SIGN UP TODAY FOR PART 2:
Demo: How To Speed, Secure and Simplify Application Development and Deployment

How do you rapidly and affordably develop, test, deploy, secure and govern a portfolio of quality enterprise mobile applications?

Attend this 15-minute demonstration to see how an open, comprehensive application platform can enable your organization to develop, deploy and manage hybrid and native applications across multiple platforms, with a special focus on application testing and governance.

LOOK FOR INFORMATION ON PARTS 3 & 4 COMING SOON:
3/3: The Best Way to Create ROI for Mobile Application Projects
3/6: A Requirements Checklist for Creating 5-Star Mobile Apps

Thursday, February 27, 2014 -- 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Independent Research: Top Trends for Private Cloud Computing
An InformationWeek Webinar
Over half of North American and European enterprises are prioritizing building a private cloud in 2014. The private cloud market is rapidly evolving, making it challenging to understand key trends, market adoption, areas where private cloud solutions will develop, and which criteria you should consider when evaluating vendors. Forrester Research recently published a report, The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Solutions, Q4 2013, which highlights their investigation in the private cloud landscape.

Register for this webinar featuring our guest, Forrester analyst Lauren Nelson, and learn some of the key findings of the report which include:

 - Key development trends in the private cloud market
 - Market data on private cloud adoption
 - Forrester’s methodology for evaluating private cloud solution providers.

Thursday, February 27, 2014 -- 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Eliminate Downtime With Effective Application Performance Management
Sponsor: CA Technologies

The operating environment for mission-critical IT systems continues to grow in complexity, but your tolerance for downtime cannot.

Loss of employee productivity and revenue can result from an inability to monitor end-to-end transaction performance and analyze application-related data from across your organization.

Join this webinar we share our analysis of how 230 of your peers are coping with the need to ensure that applications are effectively managed, exhibit acceptable performance, and are cost effective, including how you can:

 - Monitor and manage complex, heterogeneous systems encompassing everything from mainframe-based applications to mobile, cloud, and web apps
 - Leverage analytics to provide advanced warning and diagnosis of problems
 - Use a 360-degree view of application and business service delivery
 - Reduce workload while also enabling IT mitigate a crisis.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 -- 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Top Signs Your Apps Were Built for Today - Not Tomorrow
Sponsor: IBM

4-PART WEBINAR SERIES:

A Best Practices Guide to Building and Running Quality Mobile Applications

This four-part series is designed for those who lead mobile application initiatives for their organizations (e.g., CIOs, Applications VPs, etc. ). The goal of the series is to help you evaluate best practices and solution options for developing consistent, high quality experiences across a diverse set of mobile devices in a way that’s secure, affordable, fast and can scale. It’s for those organizations that are moving from first to second wave mobile applications. And because time is at a premium, each webcast is only 15 minutes in duration.

SIGN UP TODAY FOR PART 1:

Whether you’ve built and are running several B2C or B2E apps, or just starting down that path, are you building your mobile apps for today or tomorrow?

Attend this 15-minute webcast to evaluate whether your current mobile application development practices are sustainable. Key takeaways include:

 - Learn the difference between apps built for today versus tomorrow
 - Learn different solution types for building and running quality mobile applications
 - Learn why you may need a comprehensive solution in app platforms and services.

To build and run applications for tomorrow, you need to accelerate integration with backend systems and provide testing and security, all of which will help your business to engage customers in new and secure ways and transform your business processes to create new value.

Attendees will also receive a copy of the complete IBM Institute for Business Value study that highlights the best practices of mobile strategy leaders and how mobility delivers business value.

LOOK FOR INFORMATION ON PARTS 2, 3 & 4 COMING SOON:

2/27: Demo: How To Speed, Secure and Simplify Application Development and Deployment
3/3: The Best Way to Create ROI for Mobile Application Projects
3/6: A Requirements Checklist for Creating 5-Star Mobile Apps

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 -- 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Eliminate Network Downtime and Achieve Total Availability
An InformationWeek Webinar
With apologies to John Lennon for altering his famous quote, “Life is what happens while you are busy monitoring and resolving your network issues.”

The satisfaction of your customers, the productivity of your employees, and the overall profitability of your business depend on the health of your network—and you simply cannot carry that weight alone.

Time and again you’ve searched for a solution that would allow you to get back those hours of the day (and night) spent worrying about network performance. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Join us for “Eliminate Network Downtime and Achieve Total Availability” a webinar, presented by Pomeroy and InformationWeek, that will show how you can:

 - Reduce downtime by 34% -- and increase network availability by 15%
 - Achieve proactive 24/7 network monitoring at little or no cost
 - Conduct a simple network assessment that identifies critical gaps and needs.

Let it be your 2014 goal to have a network-worry-free 2014, with accurate and continuously updated data on each device in your network, with real-time status reports and with resolutions to issues before you even know you have them.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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Taking Storage to the Cloud: A New Approach for Sustainable Enterprise Storage
An InformationWeek Webinar
Easily and affordably scaling your storage infrastructure in an era of unprecedented data growth is an ongoing challenge for most enterprises.

Many see the cloud as a potential solution to the problem, but getting data there and making it accessible to users isn’t easy.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

 - How the separation of storage performance from capacity allows for greater scalability and agility
 - How to easily migrate data between cloud and on-premises storage
 - How to solve the unsustainable growth of unstructured data with pay-as-you-grow solutions using the public cloud
 - As enterprise faces a greater need for performance and capacity, the current method of adding on premises storage proves inadequate. Seamless integration of cloud can bring sustainability to enterprise storage infrastructure.

Register for this webinar to find out how.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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The Digital Customer Experience: How Insurers Can Drive Growth in 2014
An Insurance & Technology Webinar
Seeking improvements in customer insight, performance and efficiency, insurers have been striving for years to digitize various aspects of their operations.

Now, with the disruptive forces of mobility, big data and analytics, social media, digitization of the insurance business is becoming pervasive and has the potential to help insurers boost revenues, control operational costs and enable improved cross-selling and retention.

Register for this webinar to discover how you can:
 -Reduce time to market for new products and functionality.
 -Provide a consistent and personalized experience across all channels.
 -Improve agent, underwriter and CSR productivity.
-Enhance brand promotion, communications and perception.
 -Increase sales leads and policy renewal.

Join experts from Celent, Insurance & Technology, and HCL, to learn how you can create an end-to-end digital program that can propel growth and improve market leadership.

Thursday, January 23, 2014 -- 8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET -- 60 Minutes
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Beyond Fairy Dust & The No Police: How Cloud Computing Makes Government Better
An InformationWeek Webinar
From the outside, government cloud computing seems to fall into one of two camps: Either the cloud is magic and fixes everything, or the cloud will be Armageddon for the government. Truly, the answer is neither fairy dust nor everything the No Police would like you to believe. In this webinar, Jonathan Feldman, CIO for the city of Asheville, North Carolina, will lay out several scenarios (smugly called "use cases" by the fairy dust clouderati) where using software-as-a-service (SaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) has helped government agencies deal with the ever-tightening noose of fewer resources and more responsibilities. Join us for a practical cloud computing brainstorm session that is light on the buzzwords and loaded with real world scenarios you can borrow for your own agency.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
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Common Core & Online Testing: Top Challenges Solved
An InformationWeek Webinar
Common Core legislation is creating challenges for schools. Adjusting to the new curriculum can be challenging in and of itself, but many schools have been looking at particular issues with online testing such as security, management, and providing a consistently clean system.

Register for this webinar to learn about how Dell and Citrix can solve your school’s online testing challenges.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET
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Skirting the Big Data Worker Shortage
An InformationWeek Webinar
There is a growing shortage of trained and experienced big data workers, particularly in the data scientist field. Federal departments and agencies, however, have embraced big data in a big way. How are they getting around the problem of not enough workers? What tools do they use to make big data easier for the uninitiated? Does the lack of specific big data trained employees pose an increased security risk? We'll get answers to those questions.

Attend this webinar to:

 -Find out just how big a problem the worker shortage is
 -Learn what tools could help make most IT workers data analysts
 -Discover the effect the shortage could have of government programs

Register for this webinar to hear from Michael A. Davis, who has earned a reputation as one of the nation's leading authorities on information technology. The list of organizations that rely on his council includes AT&T, Sears, Exelon, the US Department of Defense, and Discover Financial. Davis is President of External IT, a national managed IT services, cloud services, and IT security provider that focuses on unifying the business IT experience.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
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Gartner’s Take on Enterprise Mobility: Technology Gatekeepers or Business Enablers?
An InformationWeek Webinar
With the introduction of employee choice, BYOD environments, and the ever-expanding list of form factors and operating systems, IT leaders are expected to turn mobility challenges into organizational productivity. But along with business efficiencies, mobility can introduce new risks to an organization, with unprecedented challenges to corporate data, networks, and employees. So how does IT transform from a technology gatekeeper to a key business enabler?

Register for this webinar to join Terry Cosgrove, Research Director at Gartner, for a look to the future, including the potential impact of the mobility challenges we face today.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
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Fax in the Cloud: Join The Webinar
An InformationWeek Webinar
Fax is something most enterprises cannot do without, but it is very costly in terms of time spent waiting at traditional fax machines and maintaining necessary infrastructure.

Cloud fax services help - freeing both fax users and IT personnel to focus on more strategic enterprise tasks.

Register for "Too Many Fax Machines, Not Enough Time," a webinar that will show how the cloud can optimize fax operations including:

 -Streamling and centralizing enterprise fax assets
 -Reducing expenditure in fax hardware such as machines and expensive on-premises solutions
 -Freeing IT from unnecessary troubleshooting, giving them time to drive more value added projects
 -Improving productivity by allowing users to fax directly from the applications they use the most



Tuesday, January 21, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET
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The Time to Deploy 802.11ac is Now: Strategies for implementing enterprise-wide Gigabit Wi-Fi
An InformationWeek Webinar
Whether IT managers are evaluating initial 802.11ac deployments for high-capacity, high-density locations, or for the broad replacement of 802.11n and earlier Wi-Fi technologies; waiting is not an option. 802.11ac is here and it offers unprecedented levels of throughput and capacity.

Join this webinar to:

 -Review the key technology advances in 802.11ac
 -Discuss how to overcome common barriers to adoption
 -Evaluate readiness for 802.11ac, and examine the future of Enterprise Wi-Fi



Join industry-expert Craig Mathias of Farpoint Group and Gregory Martin, Director of IT Operations of Royal Caribbean Cruises as they discuss why migrating to 802.11ac for best-in-class organizations is important today and how to address emerging coverage, capacity and deployment options with Gigabit Wi-Fi.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 -- 8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET
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Beyond Log Management: How Evolving SIEM Defends against Advanced Persistent Threats
An InformationWeek Webinar
The threat landscape is constantly evolving, with Advanced Persistent Threats and zero-day exploits challenging our best abilities to keep systems and data safe and secure. As a result the way we monitor and manage security events is also evolving – and SIEM, which used to be synonymous with log management has evolved to meet today’s threats and prepare for tomorrow’s as well. Join our complimentary webinar sponsored by Dark Reading and HP to hear from Forrester security expert Edward Ferrara who will discuss how SIEM is evolving and how to best take advantage of the new security tools that puts at your disposal.

Attend this event to learn: How SIEM is evolving in conjunction with the threat landscape:

 - Ways application monitoring impacts security management
 - The role of Big Data in correlating security events
 - What do to now to be prepared for the evolution of SIEM

Register now for this important event and bring your questions for our panel of experts to address during the live Q&A following the presentation.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET
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Cyber Security Standards for Major Infrastructure
An InformationWeek Government Webinar
It is now simply a given fact that the critical infrastructure technology of the United States ¬government and the supporting private contractors that serve it and its citizens is vulnerable to cyber-attacks from both criminals and state-backed operators. Given this disturbing reality, the federal government established an executive order that directed the various federal agencies and departments to improve the state of cyber-security in the face of inevitable, well-organized attacks.

Attend this webinar to:

 - Learn what the government defines as critical infrastructure
 - Discover how far toward a final framework the government is
 - Find out what new standards and procedures are already being used

Register for this webinar to learn how far along in development the framework is, and just how far there is left to go.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 -- 8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET -- 60 minutes
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Intrusion Prevention Systems: What to Look for in a Solution
An InformationWeek Webinar
Attend this webinar to learn how to:

 -Define Deeper Network Security
 -Choose a new IPS or NGFW
 -Discover how cyber criminals attempt to evade IPS detection

Register for this webinar to learn what to look for in order to make the right choice when selecting an intrusion prevention system.

Thursday, January 9, 2014 -- 8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET -- 60 minutes
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Why Netezza Technology is a Game Changer For Analytics
An InformationWeek Webinar
Speed-of-thought analytics is created on a sound architecture.

Loading up data and formulating it for analysts is relatively easy, compared to making it an ongoing, operational and durable environment.

Join this webinar to learn how you can:

 -Forsake application-centric, tightly coupled front-end/back-end BI implementations
 -Embrace a decoupled-but-harnessed back-end/front-end architectural approach, preserving integrity but increasing volume and velocity
 -Empower the architects to easily extend functionality and maintain performance without disrupting the user experience
 -Isolate the end-users with a self-contained, stable and durable experience, achieving the elusive self-service-BI dream

You can now enable broad functionalities and scale to stratospheric volumes with little additional effort.

Discover IBM PureData System for Analytics, powered by Netezza technology, that changes the game and the rules-of-play, providing the power, simplicity and agility required for effective analytics development and refactoring, as well as automating the analytics for operationally-enabled mass consumption.

Register for this webinar now.

Thursday, December 19, 2013 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
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Cloud Shift: Object Storage Services
An InformationWeek Webinar
Developments in object storage technology have made integrating inexpensive, flexible cloud storage solutions easy for organizations of all sizes. As new solutions pour into the space, Increasing product maturity and brand trust have garnered improvements in performance, security, availability and compliance. Yet in this increasingly competitive market, only good planning and careful implementation will yield a strong ROI. Join us while we discuss how to achieve maximum benefit and cost savings from object storage.

Thursday, December 19, 2013 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET
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The Real Cost of Healthcare Data Breaches
An InformationWeek Webinar
In this presentation, IT security veteran, Mac McMillan will analyze the security costs associated with a healthcare data breach and describe its impacts on a healthcare organization’s top-line revenue. McMillan will also provide guidance on determining the appropriate approach to security and the formula for identifying the financial costs associated with security incidents, which is invaluable to IT professional tasked with protecting sensitive data.

 - Learn how prevalent breaches are in the healthcare industry and why most security and privacy programs aren't enough
 - Identify that total financial costs associated with an incident
 - Understand the costs of security viruses

Thursday, December 19, 2013 -- 8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET -- 60 minutes
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The Mobile Business Mindset
An InformationWeek Webinar
Mobile devices have changed how we communicate, read, shop and entertain ourselves -- and they're changing the way we do business. Tablets and smartphones with slick apps tapping into backend cloud services make existing business processes more efficient while enabling brand new ones. But mobile apps are a different breed -- you can't just reformat a desktop client for a phone or expect developers to jump from a client-server project one week to a mobile app project the next. The differences between mobile apps and conventional Windows clients, or even web applications, are far more than skin deep. Yes, the touch-versus-keyboard interface, APIs, and programming languages are new, but that's small potatoes. In this webinar, we'll outline the attributes of mobile app functionality and development that distinguish it from traditional PC or even browser applications and what's necessary to make a business mobile ready.

Thursday, December 18, 2013 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
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Transforming Operations - Part 1: Managing Outsourced Development in Telecommunications
An InformationWeek Webinar
Communications Service Providers are large users of outsourcing to help them in their software development efforts - and this trend is continuing, especially with the availability of lower-cost, overseas software development firms and crowd-sourcing.

But how do you ensure requirements are met and the software is delivered in a timely matter with the expected quality? Join us to learn how properly outsourced telecommunications can cut cost and expedite growth.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
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The Epidemic of Healthcare Analytics: How IT Can Cure
An InformationWeek Healthcare Webinar
In this webinar we will identify some of the key principles, concepts and barriers to successful data collection, analysis and program improvement, including how to:

 - Set core strategic objectives and establish control over your data;
 - Identify key metrics, and lay the groundwork for collection of usable, useful and actionable data; and
 - Anticipate trends in data collection and analysis, particularly always-on patient-facing mobile data collection.

It’s not what you have, it’s what you do with it - and making sure that what you do have is what you actually need. As the flood of data rises higher, we’ll help make sure it lifts your boat instead of swamping it.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 -- 8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM PM ET -- 60 minutes
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IT Budget: Getting A Seat At The Table
An InformationWeek Webinar
Nobody denies that there's serious technology spending happening outside of central IT. 37% of respondents from a recent InformationWeek budgeting survey say that this spending is on the rise, and 25% say that IT only gets involved when invited by business units to do so. And, in an era where the integration of technology into all aspects of business is seriously on the rise, 14% say that IT spending is on the decline. What can IT leaders do to ensure that they are at the table when key budgeting decisions are made? It's about the carrot, not the stick, and focusing on business units' self interest. We'll review several key activities that IT can engage in to boost their chances of project success via a more healthy budget process. Our guest, who has worked at the world’s second largest asset manager, will share insights about budgeting status quo both as internal IT and a consultant.

 - Learn useful industry metrics that allow you to better present your case to management
 - Review key IT pro activities that make IT top-of-mind during executive budget deliberations
 - Gain insight about how traditional budgeting can impact business project agility and cost



Tuesday, December 17, 2013 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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The Automation Games: Why Your Cloud Vendors are Holding You Back
An InformationWeek Webinar
Too many enterprises embrace cloud computing just to avoid having to allocate virtual machines manually, and then they call it a day. Once the server is the launched, it still requires human intervention to install and configure software and get the machine running properly -- and then more human intervention every time the operating system or software needs an upgrade. Sometimes the site even needs to go down to apply a new service patch. What is this-1995?

Vendors want you to believe they're going to save you but they're the biggest problem -- their technology still lives in the data-center virtualization world of the past decade, and they're just trying to stay afloat -- they're not interested in helping companies implement good cloud automation strategies. This webinar will walk through what is possible today in cloud automation, and outline how you can get there, with or without your vendors.

You will learn:

 - The three levels of cloud automation, from virtualization to orchestration;
 - The tools that you can use to orchestrate your cloud; and
 - Questions you can ask your vendors to assess their ability to help you.



Tuesday, December 17, 2013 -- 8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET -- 60 minutes
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Mobile Content Management: What You Really Need to Know
An InformationWeek Webinar
How effective is your mobile business environment? Interacting with content via a mobile device is the expected user paradigm; employees want to use a smartphone or tablet to interact with business content from where ever they are. But how can users access the information that they need without putting your content assets at risk? Does your business have a policy regarding the use of consumer-based fileshare services? If your business systems don't support it, your employees may be putting your assets on third-party fileshares which can cause significant risk.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

 -Integrate your applications to a mobile work environment
 -Keep your data safe and well-managed, regardless of where the content is created
 -Support multiple business uses and content sources

Join us for a conversation around mobile enterprise content management, featuring Social Content Management experts from IBM and guest Forrester Research Analyst, Rob Koplowitz. We will discuss best practices for allowing employees working remotely to access their data while maintaining security and governance. You will also hear the results of the latest Forrester Research survey around mobile content management.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET
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Data-Driven Insights Help Healthcare Organizations Achieve Outcomes that Matter
An InformationWeek Healthcare Webinar
Join InformationWeek Contributing Editor Karen Bannan and Sri Srinivasan, Global Industry Leader, Big Data & Analytics, IBM to learn how healthcare organizations are addressing these issues, the benefits patients are seeing, and how big data and analytics brings about knowledge, innovation, and - in some cases - improved quality of life and care.

You will learn:

 - Which forces are creating the greatest need for change
 - Perspectives on how healthcare organizations need to transform to survive
 - What types of analytics will make a difference in the business
 - How to get there, delivering value now and establishing the foundation for a long term strategy
 - Examples of how healthcare organizations are charting their analytics journey


Register today to attend this December 16th webinar. Or, if you can't make it on 12/16, register today for on-demand access.

Monday, December 16, 2013 -- 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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The future of BYOD: Securing The Mobile Enterprise
An InformationWeek Webinar
Mobile device platforms continue to infiltrate the enterprise and users are clamoring for deeper and broader access. Anytime anywhere work possibilities are multiplying and controlling access is getting more challenging. BYOD devices are directly connecting to email, associating with corporate wireless networks, and downloading files from cloud data stores on a regular basis. Beware the risks that uncontrolled mobility places on your data and your organization’s reputation...

In this webcast you’ll learn about some of the current thinking on mobility management as it relates to security, identity and resource access. In particular we’ll address:

 - What type of mobile management is appropriate for my organization
 - How can I enhance the existing network infrastructure to support mobility initiatives
 - Ways for making BYOD a success while adequately protecting corporate data

It’s not too late to get ahead of the mobility curve! Just be ready and be smart about your mobility strategy.

Monday, December 16, 2013 -- 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET -- 60 minutes
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8 Ways Enterprises Screw Up Cloud Deployments (or Architectures)
An InformationWeek Webinar
Most companies cite business agility as the most important reason for moving to the cloud. But as companies migrate more and more services to the cloud (public, private, hybrid), they are failing to realize the enormous benefits of the cloud because they’re just forklifting existing applications from on-premises servers to “the cloud”. It’s like running a mainframe terminal session on an iPad – you’re missing out on key benefits of the iPad. In this webcast, we’ll talk about the 8 most common ways that Enterprises fail to realize the benefits of a cloud deployment, and explain how you can avoid them.

You will learn:

 -How hardware and software failure can be your friend
 -hy you should never again pay a sysadmin to "stand up a server"
 -The new paradigm: Servers are software

Register today to attend this December 16th webinar. Or, if you can't make it on 12/16, register today for on-demand access.

Monday, December 16, 2013 -- 8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET
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The Business of Going Digital
Digital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
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