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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.

Register now.

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 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.

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

Annual DDoS Attacks and Impact Report Results Revealed
Date: May 08, 2014 - 13:00:00 EDT

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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.

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.

How to Calculate Data Confidence
Date: May 14, 2014 - 13:00:00 EDT

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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.

BONUS: Attendees of this webcast will receive a complimentary copy of The Information Confidence Calculator: Measuring Trust in Data report.

Mobile Matters: How Financial and Insurance Firms Can Optimize Mobile Experiences
Date: May 14, 2014 - 14:00:00 EDT

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Financial services companies are struggling to meet rapidly growing customer expectations for high performing mobile experiences. This can result in negative brand image, reduced loyalty, and slower revenue growth. High quality mobile and web experiences are equally important for customers, agents, partners, and employees.

Attend this webinar to learn:

  • How leading firms are overcoming obstacles to deliver fast, scalable, quality web experiences
  • How new technologies optimize performance for each user’s situation: device, location, and network quality
  • Benefits from accelerating static and dynamic information, images, and video
  • How to improve security without sacrificing Web performance

Register for this webinar to learn how to deliver fast, secure, high quality, Web and mobile experiences that drive revenue growth through increased customer, agent, and employee satisfaction.

Big Data and Analytics: Why You Need a Platform
Date: May 20, 2014 - 13:00:00 EDT

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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.

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