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The Top Five VDI Project Roadblocks and How To Avoid Them
Date: Apr 23, 2014 - 13:00:00 EDT

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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.

Eliminate Downtime With Effective Application Performance Management
Date: Apr 24, 2014 - 12:00:00 EDT

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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
The Secret to Funding Business Innovations through Dramatic Savings in IT
Date: Apr 24, 2014 - 13:00:00 EDT

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The Secret to Funding Business Innnovations through Dramatic Savings in IT


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.

Exclusive Broadcast: Keynote Interview With Box CEO Aaron Levie
Date: Apr 24, 2014 - 13:00:00 EDT

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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.

802.11ac & SDN : The New Enterprise Edge
Date: Apr 29, 2014 - 11:00:00 EDT

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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
  • Cupertino Inn: Jazz Johal – IT Manager
  • Cornwall Community Hospital: Mario Alibrando - Director of IT



Hybrid Cloud Backups: How to Get More for Less
Date: Apr 29, 2014 - 12:00:00 EDT

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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

Register for this webinar to learn why a hybrid approach is a far more realistic and effective way to go for companies of nearly all sizes.

BONUS: Attendees will also receive "Hybrid Cloud Backup Delivers More for Less". In this technology brief, research firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) shares their perspective on the increasing importance of a hybrid approach which combines on-premise and cloud capabilities to meet today's data protection requirements.

Next-gen Mobility: Will Your Strategy Make the Cut?
Date: Apr 30, 2014 - 13:00:00 EDT

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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, IDC and Steve Boyle, IBM Mobility Services discuss how you can:

    • Identify your mobility goals and a migration strategy
    • Evaluate 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 mobility challenges and migrate to a next-generation mobile offering.

Bare Metal to OpenStack: What You Need to Know
Date: Apr 30, 2014 - 13:00:00 EDT

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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.

Attend this webinar to:

  • Learn about an end-to-end solution that provisions bare metal servers and deploys OpenStack and other applications that is available today
  • Gain insights into how AMD and Canonical collaboration has created a solution that simplifies data center deployment and management
  • Realize how simple creating and deploying a public or private cloud can be using AMD’s SM15000 and Ubuntu OpenStack
  • Achieve enterprise-class OpenStack with the performance, security and economic advantages of the 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.

Virtualizing 3D Computer Labs for Engineering, Architecture and Graphic Design in Education
Date: Apr 30, 2014 - 13:00:00 EDT

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Want to learn how La Cité collégiale, the largest French-language college in Ontario, Canada was able to build out 65 virtualized high performance computer labs with about 20 stations per lab?

Dell, NVIDIA, and VMware have teamed up to deliver a complete 3D graphics enabled virtual desktop solution that gives higher education IT departments a cost-effective way to support their computer lab needs.

Join this webinar to discover how you can:

  • Deliver full 3D enabled desktops to computer labs using shared graphics and thin or zero clients
  • Overcome cost issues around virtualizing high performance computer labs
  • Initiate centrally management of desktops in an energy efficient manner

Hear first-hand from a customer that is leveraging an effective virtualization solution - and gain deployment best practices.

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Tony Scott, VMWare CIO Joins InformationWeek To Discuss Digital Business And IT
Date: May 01, 2014 - 12:00:00 EDT

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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 explain why how "digital business" is reshaping IT's role in companies and the opportunities for IT execs to overcome the roadblocks and lead digital strategy for their companies.what's driving the change. 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.

Digital business isn't about whether the CIO or CMO has the bigger tech budget. It's about getting closer to customers and making employees more effective. This meeting will explore what it takes to drive real competitive advantage through a digital strategy.

Bonus: Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of InformationWeek’s 2014 Digital Business Survey – a $99.00 value. Register now.

Utilizing Service Virtualization to Mitigate a 3-month Slip – One Company’s Experience
Date: May 13, 2014 - 14:00:00 EDT

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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.

Bonus: Learn how to deliver higher quality software by increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your testing processes while reducing testing downtime and testing cost. Register now and you will receive a complimentary copy of the IBM Limited Edition book, Service Virtualization for Dummies.

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