Webinar Archives
Upcoming Webinars
Enabling Modern Work Styles With Desktop Virtualization
Date: Apr 09, 2014

View archived 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.

DevOps for Dummies | Complimentary eBook + DevOps on Cloud Webinar
Date: Mar 31, 2014

View archived webinar

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

BONUS: All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of DevOps for Dummies

Performance from the User’s Perspective
Date: Mar 28, 2014

View archived webinar

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.

App Ratings: How to Drive Them Up
Date: Mar 21, 2014

View archived webinar

How we view the quality of a mobile application is different than traditional software.

With mobile, bug counts, defect density, and adherence to requirements take a back seat to user sentiment. What users think about an app is more critical to an app’s success, than pretty much any other measure of quality.

In this webcast we want to explore what matters most and how you can deliver apps that exceed expectations.

Join this webinar so you can:

  • Discover the latest trends in mobile app test and quality strategy
  • Uncover key steps you can take now to rapidly reduce app cycle times
  • Improve brand image, exceed user expectations, and drive strong growth through your mobile systems.

Get the secrets to rising ratings and user approval from your mobile apps that will drive your business forward. 

BONUS: All attendees will receive the whitepaper: Ten answers for mobile app testing problems

5 Big Data Best Practices - And How To Optimize Your Architecture For Them
Date: Mar 19, 2014

View archived webinar

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.

OpenStack Private Cloud: Accelerate Your ROI
Date: Mar 19, 2014

View archived webinar

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.

Join this webinar to:

  • Achieve the simplicity and convenience of the public cloud with the performance, security, and economic advantages of private cloud.  Enterprise-class OpenStack is a reality today.
  • Realize significant savings with OpenStack Private Cloud compared to Public Cloud, and achieve a return on your investment in only 6 to 12 months.
  • Evaluate the different ways to successfully implement OpenStack Private Cloud.  Understand the range of ecosystem options including self-supported “free” distributions, supported distributions from Linux vendors, as well as fully managed solutions providers.
  • Select the right solution for your business based on your business size, application requirements, business needs, OpenStack expertise, and expected growth.
  • Further reduce TCO and simplify implementation by implementing any of these solutions on SeaMicro Fabric Compute systems.

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.

What’s the True ROI of Your Mobile Security Investment?
Date: Mar 13, 2014

View archived webinar

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
  • Financial implications if you don’t secure devices and apps
  • Best practices for implementing mobile security policies
  • Why security concerns should not be an impediment to your mobile computing strategy

Register for this webinar for an engaging and thought provoking discussion between Charles Kolodgy, IDC Research VP Security Products, Dr. Larry Ponemon, Chairman and Founder of Ponemon Institute, and Sundhar Annamalai, Executive Director, Product Marketing Management, AT&T Advanced Mobility Solutions as they explore the compelling ways mobile security proves its worth for organizations. Listen as they discuss how the right security solutions can help an organization reap sizable benefits and avoid unnecessary costs.

Datavail presents: 5 Reasons to Choose a Managed Services Approach to Database Administration With Noel Yuhanna, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Date: Mar 12, 2014

View archived webinar

With the explosion in the variety, velocity and volume of data and databases, coupled with the scarcity of DBA talent, the time is right to consider an alternative approach to managing databases. Forrester Analyst Noel Yuhanna recently conducted a survey of executives in mid to large enterprises who are using managed services to augment their in-house DBA. Yuhanna will share the results of the survey, as well as interview a Fortune 1000 executive on the results they achieved, which include:

  • Improved SLAs – in many cases, dramatically improved
  • Consistent 24x7 coverage
  • Deep expertise in areas where in-house staff needed assistance
  • Multi-platform expertise
  • Improved retention of DBAs

Join the webinar and also receive a detailed white paper sharing the findings from the survey.


Oracle License Management: How to Take Control
Date: Mar 06, 2014

View archived webinar

When a large software vendor such as Oracle requests a license reconciliation, organizations need to be prepared. Organizations that understand this problem are faced with the reality that there is no easy, automated way to tackle this challenge—at least until today.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Accurately and consistently manage your Oracle enterprise licenses
  • Understand how HP’s solutions, combined with profession services from EWC, can help you get there
  • Enable your organization to take control of your Oracle environment so you are in the driver’s seat
  • Expand the capabilities of this solution to a broader software asset management program that drives measurable business value

Register for this webinar to learn how to develop a consistent, automated way to respond to license reconciliation processes for compliance.

Requirements Checklist for Creating 5-Star Mobile Apps
Date: Mar 06, 2014

View archived webinar

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.

How Predictive Analytics can Prevent Business Outages
Date: Mar 06, 2014

View archived webinar

IT organizations use BSM solutions to manage the availability and performance of their business technology. As IT management capabilities evolve, customers are finding new ways to leverage those capabilities and help the business.

In this session, Playtech’s Eli Eyal will describe how they used predictive analytics software to:

  • Analyze business and infrastructure metrics.
  • Gain insight of actual business trends.
  • Detect anomalies before the business is impacted.
  • Keep their partners and their own revenues on track.
Improve the Student Experience: Desktop Virtualization for Education
Date: Mar 05, 2014

View archived webinar

The rapid evolution of technology is changing the way we learn, work and educate. Schools at all levels can prepare students for success with instruction based on their individual needs, and empower instructors, researchers and administrators to do their best work. Students want the freedom to learn and study using the latest software or applications on any device, in the location where they feel most productive and inspired.

IT faces many challenges to provide a wide range of access and support while still maintaining security and budget requirements. It is time for a change to Cloud Client Computing. Dell’s Virtual Labs desktop virtualization solution for education can provide the freedom for instructors to be dynamic with their approaches and the freedom for students to have access from anywhere on any device.

Join Dell and Citrix to learn about how their solutions for education can allow IT to:

  • Provide the best end user experience for students, faculty and staff
  • Offer shared services with a seamless experience across any device
  • Reduce costs for IT and students
  • Ensure new technology is adopted across campus
The Best Way to Create ROI for Mobile Application Projects
Date: Mar 03, 2014

View archived webinar

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 20 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 20-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.

SIGN UP TODAY TO RECEIVE INFORMATION ON THE NEXT WEBINAR:

3/6: A Requirements Checklist for Creating 5-Star Mobile Apps

Demo: How To Speed, Secure and Simplify Application Development and Deployment
Date: Feb 27, 2014

View archived webinar

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 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.

SIGN UP TODAY TO RECEIVE INFORMATION ON THE SERIES:

3/3: The Best Way to Create ROI for Mobile Application Projects

3/6: A Requirements Checklist for Creating 5-Star Mobile Apps

 

 

You Don't Have A Data Center Strategy? Here's Why You Need One Immediately
Date: Feb 26, 2014

View archived webinar

Companies of all sizes are trying to trim expenses by reducing their overall data center footprint. Yet demands for more computing power continue to increase. Add in newer technologies and applications, such as cloud computing and big data analytics, and it becomes difficult for technology executives to reduce costs while responding to business needs.

Take the first step in addressing the problem by attending this informative webinar, brought to you by InformationWeek and Wall Street & Technology. You’ll learn how you can:

  • Formulate effective data center strategies for your organization
  • Identify new data center technologies available for your own use
  • Use third-party providers to develop a comprehensive and flexible data center strategy customized for your needs

Anyone looking to modernize their data center, meet growing business demands, and leverage the newest technology will benefit from joining this webcast.

Webinar Test
Date: Feb 25, 2014

View archived webinar

Webinar Test

Webinar Title
Date: Feb 25, 2014

View archived webinar

Webinar Description

Top Signs Your Apps Were Built for Today - Not Tomorrow
Date: Feb 25, 2014

View archived webinar

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 20 minutes in duration.

SIGN UP TODAY FOR PART 1:

Top Signs Your Apps Were Built for Today - Not Tomorrow

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 20-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.

SIGN UP TODAY TO RECEIVE INFORMATION ON THE SERIES:

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

Beyond DDoS: Case Studies on Attack Mitigation for Financial Services
Date: Feb 19, 2014

View archived webinar

Attend this webinar for an update on the threat landscape and the latest approaches to mitigation.

Akamai’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) works with leading financial services firms across the globe on the design and implementation of web security defenses for DDoS, data breaches, and a host of new attack vectors.  During the last six months, the CSIRT team has seen an increase in large-scale DNS and NTP reflection attacks, account checkers, and massive RFI scanning of PHP servers.  Major events, like the Olympics, have been accompanied by increased hacktivism.  Through case studies, senior CSIRT staff will share their recent first-hand experiences.

Join this webinar with Akamai to learn:

  • Why a defense in depth approach is essential to combat a growing array of attack categories
  • How leading firms are stopping even the largest scale attacks
  • Case studies on the defending against data breach, DNS, and NTP attacks
  • The advantages of massively distributed cloud-based defenses in today’s threat environment
  • How financial firms are simultaneously  improving  security, performance, and availability
Accelerate DevOps Automation for Bare Metal with SeaMicro SM15000 Server
Date: Jan 30, 2014

View archived webinar

DevOps automation for bare metal servers requires custom development that could be difficult to maintain and scale. 

With servers that support native RESTful APIs, the automation process is accelerated and ongoing management is drastically simplified.

Join this webinar to discover how you can:

  • Accelerate data center automation with standards based RESTful APIs for bare metal servers
  • Deploy a flexible infrastructure that can quickly leverage new features from OpenStack
  • Leverage common workflows for virtualized and bare metal server environments
  • Deliver computing and storage services quickly and scale as needed to meet the needs of your customers

Come learn about the industry’s first dense server with RESTful APIs and see a live demo.

Taking Storage to the Cloud
Date: Jan 29, 2014

View archived 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.

Eliminate Network Downtime and Achieve Total Availability
Date: Jan 29, 2014

View archived 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. 

It won’t be long before you say “Imagine, I got my life back.”

Register Now.

How to Dump Oracle (and other Database Success Stories)
Date: Jan 22, 2014

View archived webinar

Do you feel like you're sitting on the sideline with your large (and extremely expensive) relational database systems and first-generation (and extremely expensive) analytical database systems, complaining about license fees and worrying that the path out is too treacherous to attempt?  Good news!  It's time for enterprises to join the wave of startups and smaller organizations in their adoption of newer/better/cheaper database systems. In this webinar, you'll hear about examples of ways that larger organizations can streamline their database efforts and tell Oracle to hit the road.

Takeaways:

  • You will understand the current database landscape much better than you do today.
  • You will know when to pick which distributed database.
  • You will learn the many ways that Hadoop rocks.
Gartner’s Take on Enterprise Mobility: Technology Gatekeepers or Business Enablers?
Date: Jan 21, 2014

View archived 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?

Attend this webinar to learn about: 

  • The top IT mobility challenges today and into the future
  • The impact of employee-owned devices and the importance of BYOD policy compliance
  • The inherent risks to corporate data as the result of a more mobile workforce

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.

Fax in the Cloud: Join The Webinar
Date: Jan 21, 2014

View archived 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:

  • Streamlining 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

Fax is ubiquitous and will remain a critical enterprise function, but if not optimized it can hamper worker productivity and ROI.

A cloud fax solution is ideal for creating efficiencies that offset the process and cost bottlenecks that enterprise faxing can bring.

iPad & Android Security: Protect Corporate Apps and Data
Date: Jan 16, 2014

View archived webinar

Mobile workers are increasingly demanding access to mission-critical data and apps from personal smartphones, tablets and laptops. However, co-mingling of personal and business data and apps on mobile devices creates risk of business data loss and introduction of malware. What are the risks and what technologies can businesses deploy to enable productivity while protecting from these threats?

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Understand the risks introduced when personal and business data and apps co-mingle on mobile devices
  • Choose from available technologies and technology trends to address these risks

Register for this webinar to join Dell to understand the risks introduced when personal and business data co-mingle on mobile devices and technologies to consider to protect corporate data.

Intrusion Prevention Systems: What to Look for in a Solution
Date: Jan 09, 2014

View archived webinar

Next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) feature a tightly integrated intrusion prevention system (IPS) to provide the ability to identify and block threats before they can enter your network. This webcast will detail each of the functions your IPS should be able to perform in order to provide deeper network security for your organization.

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.

Cloud Shift: Object Storage Services
Date: Dec 19, 2013

View archived webinar

Developments in object storage technology have made integrating inexpensive, flexible cloud storage easy for organizations of all sizes. As new options pour into the space, increasing product maturity and brand trust, we've seen 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 while also discussing how to:

  • Improve organizational security posture with inexpensive, security certified datacenter storage.
  • Increase application availability by integrating applications with distributed storage.
  • Improve disaster recovery capabilities by leveraging API driven, inexpensive storage resources.
  • Explore simple integrations with leading object storage providers.
  • Instantly add additional tiers of storage for new projects.
  • Use novel deployment architectures to significantly cut organization capital and operational expenses.

Don't miss this opportunity to leverage object storage to cut costs and improve service delivery, risk free.

The Mobile Business Mindset
Date: Dec 18, 2013

View archived 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.

You'll learn:

  • The importance of starting with a mobile strategy that guides how and where to select the best app targets.
  • How mobile app design, features and usability differs from conventional client-server or Web apps and the importance of starting with a user-centric design.
  • How to build mobile development capability through a mix of third-party mobile development specialists, new dedicated, but autonomous mobile development teams and retraining existing staff.
  • Options for building mobile apps including browser-based apps, skinned HTML 5 and native apps.
  • Common features of cross-platform mobile development platforms and the pros and cons versus native iOS and Android IDEs.
The Automation Games: Why Your Cloud Vendors are Holding You Back
Date: Dec 17, 2013

View archived 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.
The Future of BYOD: Securing the Mobile Enterprise
Date: Dec 16, 2013

View archived 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.

5 Reasons to Choose an Open Platform for Cloud
Date: Dec 12, 2013

View archived webinar

5 Reasons to Choose an Open Platform for Cloud

New Power Logo

Are you deploying applications and servers in your own cloud? Would you consider a cost-effective platform that optimizes across systems and allows you to manage your heterogeneous environment?

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Build a robust, secure virtualization foundation
  • Begin with an easy to deploy, simple to use entry cloud solution
  • Find out more about the capabilities of advanced cloud

Register for this webinar to learn the current trends and best practices in the marketplace around cloud solutions.

 

Agile Desktop Infrastructures: You CAN Have It All
Date: Dec 12, 2013

View archived webinar

Technology experts agree: to achieve an optimal desktop environment – and still deliver the very best end-user experience – your transformation must begin now.  While no single point solution is likely to address all of your desktop management needs, don’t lose hope.  With the Agile Desktop Infrastructure, you CAN have it all – physical, virtual and desktop-as-a-service.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  •  Approach the management of multi-device environments, applications and content
  • Secure IP and data and ensure compliance
  • Improve cost management
  • Avoid the most common mistakes organizations make

Register for this webinar to learn how to significantly impact desktop management in your organization in 2014. Don’t miss out.

Social Anxiety: Why 2014 Will Make Or Break Collaboration
Date: Dec 09, 2013

View archived webinar

2013 saw another year of rapid growth in social collaboration redefining our relationships with friends, customers, and employees. Unfortunately, enterprises continue to lag in adopting the new options for communication. Users struggle with the jumble of options -- email, text, phone, intranets, portals, and the ever-encroaching social networks like LinkedIn and FaceBook. We’ll discuss the major trends going into 2014 and touch on the most critical components for success including:

  •  Learn why CIOs need a more complete digital strategy
  •  Discussing the shifting role of email
  •  What you need to understand about the rise of social monitoring
  •  Learn the best ways to manage your security concerns
Architecting Private and Hybrid Cloud Solutions: Best Practices Revealed
Date: Dec 06, 2013

View archived webinar

Successful cloud implementations not only require the best solutions, they also necessitate proper execution to realize your business objectives and yield the greatest results.Join this session to hear IBM Distinguished Engineers describe the key considerations and guidelines for architecting private and hybrid clouds. 

Attend this webinar to:

  • Hear experienced cloud experts architect innovative private and hybrid cloud solutions to realize client requirements and business outcomes
  • Discover how to securely orchestrate the development, deployment, and management of your private and hybrid clouds
  • Gain knowledge of how you can create, deploy, manage and monitor applications in the model of “Everything-as-a-Service” (EaaS)
  • Find out how cloud computing implementations realize savings, streamline business processes and improve business results

Register for this webinar to learn how to design, build and implement your cloud infrastructure using proven cloud technologies.

Mobile First Business Transformation: How To Create A World Class Strategy
Date: Dec 04, 2013

View archived webinar

How do you use mobile to create new business value in ways that drive growth and optimal ROI?

By transforming your business around mobile, you fundamentally change and create new value for customer, supplier and employee interaction.

Join this webinar where you will learn how you can:

•         Harness mobile capabilities to drive value in your organization
•         Build a world-class mobile strategy
•         Leverage mobility to improve organizational responsiveness
•         Create more effective mobile IT solutions

Please forward this message to your colleagues. Register Now.

BONUS: All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of IBM’s study of senior managers from hundreds of enterprises around the globe, in multiple industries, with a range of titles, who reveal their mobile strategies and current level of success.

Accelerate Cloud Computing Success with an Open Cloud
Date: Dec 02, 2013

View archived webinar

To maximize the benefits of cloud, your infrastructure requires interoperability and open source to ensure seamless integration across the enterprise. Adoption of an open cloud is extremely important so you won’t have to fear vendor lock-in.  

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Reduce the risk of vendor lock-in with cloud standards and open source
  • Ensure an interoperable cloud with open source and open standards
  • Lower IT integration and switching costs

Register for this webinar to learn real-world examples of how open source can impact the design and implementation of your public, private, and/or hybrid cloud. IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technology Officer, Chris Ferris and OpenStack Chief Operating Officer, Mark Collier discuss how you can reduce the cost to integrate new IT hardware and software into the cloud now and in the future.

Developing a User-Centric Secure Mobile Strategy: It's in Reach
Date: Nov 21, 2013

View archived webinar

Only a few years ago mobile strategies were rudimentary at best. However, as Bring Your Own Device became more commonplace, companies are having to play catch-up, balancing the need to give users the mobile experience that they are asking for while still maintaining some semblance of security. This is key since, when IT can’t keep up, end users simply go rogue, accessing company data with their own devices. This leads to security issues across the board – on the device, in the datacenter, and on the desktop as well.

Join mobile and social content management experts Cengiz Satir and Ian Story from IBM in a roundtable discussion with Karen Bannan, Contributing Editor from InformationWeek to answer YOUR questions. Questions submitted in advance are also welcome. Send them to Mia Winn mwinn@us.ibm.com to be sure that they are answered during our live event.

During this discussion, we will touch on:

  • How to assess and manage risk in the BYOD world
  • Why it's crucial to view your mobile strategy as part of a larger enterprise content management strategy
  • How user experience drives compliance with corporate policies and procedures
  • How to translate security concerns into business-centric discussions
Top Business Continuity And Resiliency Learnings
Date: Nov 19, 2013

View archived webinar

A strong resiliency program requires constant evolution to keep up with a changing risk landscape.

Building such a program requires resiliency for everything from disruptions caused by natural events to risks resulting from strategic growth initiatives.

Register for this interactive discussion to discover how you can:

  • Expand resiliency planning beyond disruption mitigation
  • Realize real benefits from good planning and execution of resiliency strategy
  • Obtain techniques for how you can implement a more business-centric approach to business continuity management and help reduce risk
  • Engage your C-suite executive in your business continuity budgeting & planning efforts

Interact with Paige Poore, Director of Business Continuity for IBM Global Technology Services, as she discusses key considerations for resiliency planning that you may overlook - and how you can build C-suite buy-in for improvements to your resiliency roadmap.

Please remember to share this information with your colleagues who may also be interested in business continuity best practices.

Your Mobile Customer is Ready to Engage. Are you?
Date: Nov 14, 2013

View archived webinar

It’s no secret that companies today need a mobile strategy in order to communicate with their ever increasingly mobile audience.  But putting together an effective and cost-efficient mobile engagement strategy is no easy task.

  • Your mobile strategy must tie-in to your existing communication practices to enable true cross-channel interactions, and so that your company is speaking with one voice.  
  • Your newer front-end mobile applications technologies should work seamlessly with your more established back-end operational or transactional systems.
  • Your mobile strategy must constantly be reassessed. Mobile technology is experiencing an incredible pace of change. What might have been acceptable a year or even just six months ago, might no longer be enough.

Are you prepared? Join Message Systems and guest speaker Julie Ask, Forrester Research, Inc., and learn:

  • How mobile is changing the engagement model with customers.
  • Why, where and when mobile is effective, and what role messaging can play
  • Why highly visible front-end technologies should not overshadow back-end requirements
  • How to consolidate your email, SMS/MMS, and mobile push initiatives into a unified engagement strategy

 

Stop Risking Business-Critical Systems
Date: Nov 13, 2013

View archived webinar

Gain Control of IBM i Application Lifecycles: Don’t Risk Your Business-Critical Systems

Increasingly, enterprise IT and development organizations are putting their business-critical systems at risk by working across multiple platforms in an unstructured, manual and non-compliant manner.

Attend to learn how organizations using IBM i as one of their platforms can learn how to:

  • Improve visibility, coordination, and control over your multi-platform development environments
  • Enable development, operations, release and IT management to coordinate and synchronize legacy systems with today’s development environments
  • Meet your audit requirements so you can stay compliant
  • Align with DevOps processes and best practices 

Register for this webinar to hear how a large insurance company, Wright Flood used Rocket Aldon’s ALM Hub to enable development, operations and IT management to coordinate and synchronize legacy systems with today’s development environments, while managing releases in a compliant manner.

Best Practices for Migrating from Windows XP and Protecting PCs not Migrated Before XP Support Expires
Date: Oct 24, 2013

View archived webinar

The clock is ticking on Windows XP support. With Microsoft ending support for Windows XP in a few months, migrating XP systems to Windows 7 or 8 is essential to ensure security and performance of your systems. However, most organizations find migration to be a drain on time and resources. And many will be unable to migrate all of their XP systems before Microsoft support for XP ends in April, 2014. Will your organization complete its XP migration before the end of Microsoft support?

According to a July 2013 survey by Dimensional Research, only 37 percent of the surveyed companies had completed their migration from Windows XP, and more than half of the 63 percent that were still in the process of migrating did not anticipate completion before April, 2014. The same survey also found that reimaging and redeploying a single PC with a new OS took more than an hour for most organizations (73 percent).

Register today and join industry expert Robert Young from IDC for a one-hour event that will show you how your peers are coping with migrating away from XP, provide you with best practices and automated tools for migration, and show you how to protect systems remaining on Windows XP.
In this live webinar, you will learn:

  • Top Windows XP migration issues faced by your peers
  • The right practices and tools for a successful and timely migration – from inventory rationalization and deployment to ongoing maintenance and support
  • How to protect systems remaining on Windows XP with minimal impact and cost

All attendees will receive an IDC Analyst Connection Report written by Robert Young and sponsored by Dell. One lucky attendee will receive a Dell XPS10 tablet.

Mobile Madness - Strategies to Mitigate Mobile Security Threats
Date: Oct 22, 2013

View archived webinar

Demand for fast, easy mobile access to mission-critical business applications is on the rise.

In this session we’ll outline the mobile security threats this presents and strategies to enable mobile workers while minimizing risk to IT infrastructure.

This interactive discussion will examine mobile trends and their impact:

  • What workers are demanding access to now?
  • What security threats will this create for organizations?
  • What security strategies and technologies are available to enable mobile workers while protecting corporate infrastructure from threats?

Join us for Mobile Madness to learn the key security threats introduced by the mobile workforce and strategies to mitigate risk.

Register Now.

Big Data Analytics: Are You Ready?
Date: Oct 17, 2013

View archived webinar

Business leaders are seeking the business insights, market share, and revenue growth promised by the rise of big data analytics.  The opportunity and adoption of big data analytics presents real challenges to IT leaders as the influx of unstructured data radically increases the demand for IT resources.  Solitaire Interglobal Ltd studied 31,000+ client deployments to isolate infrastructure characteristics from both a net business effect and raw performance perspective.

Attend this webinar to learn:

  • How demand for IT resources increases in each stage of a big data analytics solution deployment.
  • The top metrics IT organizations use to measure the ability to handle demand, and quickly get ROI from big data projects.
  • How big data analytics infrastructure platforms compare when dealing with the alarming rise of security incursion attempts.
  • Practical big data deployment examples from Michael Kowolenko, Ph.D.,  North Carolina State University, Poole College of Management.

Register for this webinar to better understand how IT organizations are adopting, deploying, and managing the demand for big data analytics.

Innovations in Integration: Achieving Holistic Rapid Detection and Response
Date: Oct 15, 2013

View archived webinar

Detection and response times are a joke. According to the 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report, 66% of reported incidents weren’t discovered until months after the fact, 69% were actually discovered by third-parties, 14% of incidents took weeks or more to contain and 22% took months or more to contain.

Lofty talk of people, processes and information sharing has its place, but we won’t see our security posture improve until weaknesses in the underlying cyber security infrastructure are addressed. Whether an organization relies on incident response services professionals or an in-house security and response team, the challenges are typically the same. The traditional cyber security infrastructure is riddled with detection, analysis and remediation gaps. This is because the industry is largely comprised of niche companies producing niche tools, and these disparate tools are juggled by several disparate teams that have no means of collaborating in real time. Such a piecemeal approach hamstrings people and their processes, inhibits information sharing, and makes rapid detection and response impossible.

Join Kevin Whartenby of HP and Jason Mical of AccessData as they review new technological advancements that make holistic rapid detection and response a reality. Whartenby and Mical will discuss how organizations and more advanced service providers are filling detection, analysis and remediation gaps by integrating critical analysis capabilities, implementing a “virtual war room” environment to enable real-time collaboration, and leveraging bi-directional integration between an integrated rapid detection and response platform and SIEM solutions, such as ArcSight ESM.

Topics discussed in this presentation include…

  • Detecting more and responding faster with integrated network, host and malware analysis
  • Automating response with bi-directional SIEM integration that provides 360-degree “threatscape” visibility
  • Using new host-based packet capture capabilities to expand your visibility into off-network laptops
  • Creating a “virtual war room environment” to achieve real-time collaboration among teams (NetSec, SOC, Malware, Forensics, Information Assurance…)
  • Assessing your service providers’ capabilities to ensure they’re able to provide holistic response services
OpenStack: Blueprint for Deployment Success
Date: Oct 09, 2013

View archived webinar

OpenStack is a set of applications with many different deployment options. 

Without the right blueprint, deployments can get complicated and not allow the user to fully benefit from OpenStacks capabilities.

Join this webinar and discover how you can:

  • Gain insights into server innovations that simplify the deployment and ongoing maintenance of OpenStack while dramatically reducing space and power
  • Determine the key to successful sizing for your OpenStack workloads to optimize your CAPEX and OPEX budgets
  • Design and execute a successful OpenStack cloud that is power efficient in just a single rack
  • Learn how a company facilitates trillions of ad transactions in the blink of an eye and their plans to use OpenStack to optimize their global data center deployment

This webinar provides compelling insights and learnings from real life OpenStack deployments. 

 

Register now! Space is limited.

Datacenter Modernization: How Customers are Standardizing in Preparation for the Future
Date: Oct 02, 2013

View archived webinar

Once every couple of decades, the IT industry goes through a technology reset, which creates a before-and-after demarcation line that divides systems, processes, applications, and even people. 

Progressive companies are modernizing their datacenters.

Join IDC analyst Al Gillen as he explains the concept of a 3rd platform, and reviews the market trends that have brought us to the threshold of the next generation of computing.

In this presentation we'll:

  • Review market trends that have brought us to the threshold of the next generation of computing.
  • Learn what progressive companies are doing today as they modernize their IT infrastructure
  • Discover the benefits these cutting edge organizations are enjoying as a result in this proactive investment. 

Space is limited. Please register right now to reserve your spot.

Solving Big Data Challenges with Simplicity & Speed
Date: Sep 30, 2013

View archived webinar

For today’s organizations to be competitive, they need to quickly, easily analyze and explore data. Achieving this successfully depends greatly on the technology chosen for the job.

A recent ITG led presentation featuring the TCO study conducted to assess the TCO of IBM PureData System for Analytics highlights the overall TCO advantages and illustrates the superiority of IBM PureData System for Analytics over its competition.

Register for this interactive webinar to discover how to overcome:

  • Slow analytics performance
  • Lack of data capacity
  • Complex infrastructures

Join us for a fact-based comparison that will illustrate how to meet Big Data Challenges with simplicity and speed to lower cost and optimize performance.   

Register and attend to receive a copy of the new ITG TCO comparison and see how IBM and Oracle stack up.

Smarter Process: Five Ways to Make Your Day-to-Day Operations Better, Faster and More Measurable
Date: Sep 27, 2013

View archived webinar

While much of the market focuses on Big Data and big decisions, it is actually the numerous routine decisions employees make every day that can cumulatively have even greater impact on your company’s bottom line. Unfortunately, these numerous small—but cumulatively high-impact—decisions are typically part of business processes that are inadequately understood and overly complex.

Fortunately, companies just like yours have found simple, cost-effective ways to improve their processes and make these frequently occurring business decisions measurably better and faster. As a result, they’ve improved their operating margins, mitigated operational risks and now deliver a competitively superior customer experience.

Join this free, insight-packed webinar to find out how you, too, can transform your company’s day-to-day business processes quickly, cost-effectively and without taking on a “boil the ocean” project. In just one well-spent hour, you’ll learn:

  • Why shadow processes remain such a major drag on business performance
  • How even basic mapping and metrics radically improve routine decision-making
  • What happens when you empower business users to write their own business rules and directly make changes to their automated processes
  • The new role of mobility in reinventing business processes
  • How to best initiate measurable, high-ROI improvement with operational decision-making and customer-centric processes


No company can afford to let its core day-to-day processes continue to languish while the rest of the business benefits from new ideas and technologies. Attend this free webinar to ensure your company doesn’t get left out of the Smarter Process revolution!

Analyze This: What Kind of Storage Makes Good Business Sense?
Date: Sep 19, 2013

View archived webinar

Organizations are increasingly finding value in running analytics workloads. But what's the kind of storage that will rise to the task, letting analytics do their sweet job of helping conceive new ways to improve your business bottom line and yet without hitting up that bottom line... and your storage team's productivity?

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Get analytics done efficiently with an enterprise storage system
  • Reduce loan default calculation time from 96 hours to just 4 hours and project processing time by 90%
  • Increase data throughput by 400% for deeper, more sophisticated analyses

Register to find out how SAS is a sweet spot for XIV® and hear about specific customer use cases as to how that can translate for you into good business dollars and "sense."

Risky Business: What every IT professional needs to know to lead and succeed
Date: Sep 18, 2013

View archived webinar

As an IT risk professional, are you challenged to obtain budget to meet the needs of the business? New research can help you build the case for continuity and security investments.

Join this InformationWeek webinar led by Larry Ponemon, founder and chairman of the Ponemon Institute, a research think tank dedicated to advancing privacy and data-production practices. You'll hear the findings of a new, ground-breaking global study on risk management. This new Ponemon Institute study finds that risk management is one of the most critical investments a company can make to support its reputation and profitability. Join this webinar, and you will also receive:

  • Data that shows the ROI on continuity and security investments.
  • Information that demonstrates the value of preventative action.
  • Insights that indicate how and why the risk role is becoming more crucial in the enterprise.
  • What you can do now to take advantage of this new research and thought leadership.


Are you ready to learn the latest findings on risk management — and find new ways to build a strong business case for your IT continuity and security investment?

Enterprise Application Evolution: Hybrid Apps and the Cloud
Date: Sep 18, 2013

View archived webinar
Complex multi-tier enterprise applications that have been under development for decades assume reliable hardware and typically have dependencies on underlying operating systems, hardware configurations, and network topologies. The boundary between one application or service and another is often fuzzy, with many interdependencies, which shows why the evolution of enterprise apps will be hybrid.
 
Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Evolve complex multi-tier enterprise applications to leverage public cloud resources
  • Architect your application development and testing environments to maximize efficiencies
  • Enable self-service to development teams providing Agile infrastructure
  • Maintain resource utilization visibility and control over public cloud resources
Register now to gain insights from Brad Schick, CTO of Skytap, into why the evolution of enterprise applications will be hybrid applications that will opportunistically take advantage of cloud based services.


Mobility in the Government: Best Practices
Date: Sep 18, 2013

View archived webinar

While mobility gives your employees much needed access whenever and wherever, it involves keeping them aware of a new set of security responsibilities and liabilities that come with newfound workplace flexibility. In government, the infrastructure and protections to meet exploding mobility services lag demands, posing significant culture and technologies challenges for both providers and users.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Determine what is necessary to enable mobility’s effective deployment and use in government
  • Examine workforce mobility needs and opportunities along with recommendations for worker toolsets and potential productivity gains
  • Identify risks and liabilities to entrusting decentralized government information to individual workers

Register for this webinar to learn why in order to realize mobility's full potential, both government services providers and users must recognize the full challenges of capitalizing on this opportunity and how to begin proactively securing it.

IT Technology Roadmaps – Serving Tomorrow Today
Date: Sep 12, 2013

View archived webinar

A few years ago, a typical five-year technology roadmap focused on hardware including computers, BlackBerry smartphones, servers, and other components.  Today – as a result of BYOD, employee choice, and the expansion of the endpoint – the scope of IT has expanded to include the management of people, processes, devices, apps, and data.

Now more than ever, IT needs to have a forward-facing plan…a roadmap that provides vision and the flexibility to adjust to new technology and trends as they happen.

Key takeaways will include:

  •  Workforce technologies that support the goals of the business
  • Data access and storage built for employee productivity
  • Providing employees with devices of their choice

Join guest speaker Christian Kane, Analyst at Forrester Research, Inc, for a productive and practical approach to building an IT five-year technology roadmap. Reserve your seat today.

Agile Service Desk: Keeping Pace or Getting out Paced by New Technology?
Date: Sep 12, 2013

View archived webinar

As more organizations support increasingly mobile and heterogeneous environments, as well as remote sites and employees, the roles and needs of the IT service desk are changing. Your IT department needs to become more agile in order to keep pace with the changing IT environment.
Join systems management experts form Dell KACE in this live webinar for a quick look at the state of the service desk, and explore new requirements and tradeoffs in choosing and using a service desk solution. Then you’ll learn practical ways to ensure an effective service desk in 2013 and beyond. You’ll discover:

  • What the most important service desk issues are facing IT today
  • Why service desk integration across the organization is so important
  • Why ease of use trumps other considerations when selecting a service desk solution
  • Where ITIL fits in service desk implementations
  • Why some point solutions may have outlived their usefulness

IT is rapidly transforming from being a cost center to becoming a strategic asset and the service desk is a key factor in the IT organizations overall success. Join us for this live event and make sure that your IT organization’s service desk is as agile as it needs to be to keep pace with new technologies.

Windows Upgrade: Key Processes And Resources Revealed
Date: Sep 12, 2013

View archived webinar

The end of Windows XP support is quickly approaching yet many organizations still have users on XP with legacy applications.

Register for this interactive webinar by Dell and discover how you can:

  • Accelerate your migration to Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Automate the migration to reduce cost and timeline
  • Get control over the software library to optimize software license spend, harvest unused licenses and reduce ongoing support costs
  • Avoid XP custom support costs or the risks of running on an unsupported OS

Now is the time to seek the help needed to upgrade outdated hardware and migrate compatible hardware before XP support ends.

Stop Making It Easier For Criminals To Commit Fraud
Date: Aug 27, 2013

View archived webinar

Banks and financial institutions are overwhelmed with data and information, much of which is hidden in emails, social media communications, documents, voice and video.  This is collectively referred to as “content”.  Some industry analysts estimate that content represents as much as 80% of an institution’s information asset. Compounding the problem is the number of channels that have grown along with the increase in volume and data formats.

One aspect which has not grown is time!  Investigators need time to gather, assimilate and make sense of this deluge of content - connect the dots - to intercede to stop fraudulent transactions from being executed. One bank reports 80% of their AML investigators’ time is spent gathering and organizing the information to determine false positives as opposed to investigating criminal activity.  The process must be improved because criminals are counting on this delay and developing new techniques daily.  Banks and financial institutions must stay ahead of the fraudsters or reputational and financial loss could be catastrophic. 

This webinar will discuss how IBM is helping banks and financial institutions implement dynamic investigation processes. The solution leverages powerful content capture, classification, case management and content analytics capabilities that result in a reduction in the resources needed to collect and assimilate data, eliminating manual steps, and progressing toward a ‘just in time’ approach to fighting fraud.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Improve investigation effectiveness
  • Expedite investigations
  • Augment existing enterprise fraud management solutions
Should You Run Your ERP/CRM in the Cloud?
Date: Aug 22, 2013

View archived webinar

ERP and CRM applications from SAP and Oracle are the lifeblood of many businesses—the engines that keep critical functions running. But these complex applications also make intensive demands on your IT organization, driving up ownership costs and preventing IT staff from focusing on new, potentially high-ROI initiatives.

You may be able to overcome these issues by moving your ERP and CRM applications to the cloud. To do so, however, you need good answers to some key questions—including some pretty thorny ones about performance, security, integration and control.

Watch this informative webinar to get the answers you need from two top industry experts—IDC chief analyst Frank Gens and IBM VP of Global Cloud Managed Service Delivery Mike Valente—as they discuss:

  • The growing challenges of ERP/CRM ownership in a Big Data world
  • Common obstacles to cloud deployment of mission-critical apps
  • Best practices for cloud migration
  • Real-world lessons from successful cloud adopters


This webinar offers you a unique opportunity to directly ask Frank and Mike your biggest questions about ERP and CRM in the cloud. If you attend, you'll also get access to our useful white paper, "Taming the SAP Maintenance Burden to Deliver Bottom-Line Value."

SAP Platform Considerations - What the Findings from over 54,000 Deployments Reveal
Date: Aug 21, 2013

View archived webinar

What happens when you ask 54,150+ companies about SAP application deployments across multiple platforms? It turns out, they have a lot to say and many stories to tell as selecting an ERP system can be challenging.

Solitaire Interglobal Ltd. has closely examined customer implementations to analyze how the choice of platform for SAP deployments can affect an organization’s costs, risk and strategic positioning in the current marketplace. Their findings reveal a wide variety of factors to consider when choosing a platform for SAP implementations. The selection of the right platform can enable businesses to adjust to shifting business and market needs to gain competitive advantage.

In this webinar, we’ll discuss:

  • Critical business and performance metrics that can assist you in choosing the optimal platform for SAP ERP deployments
  • Insights, lessons learned and benefits derived from 54K+ customer deployments via data gathered by Solitaire Interglobal
  • Comparative results of production deployments across UNIX and x86 offerings for SAP implementations ranging from risk, security, overall costs (TCO and TCA) to customer satisfaction and perceived value
Putting Mobile First: 4 best practices for IT
Date: Aug 15, 2013

View archived webinar

Mobile devices are spreading like wildfire through the enterprise. IDC predicts that the number of employee-owned mobile devices in the workplace will reach 5.25 billion devices in 2016, up from 2 billion today. Even now, this onslaught of mobile devices is straining IT infrastructures around the world.

Fortunately, there are ways for CIOs and other senior IT executives to manage mobile devices in the enterprise, and enjoy large benefits. A new IBM study finds that a select group of mobile-savvy enterprises are prioritizing mobile technology and making it a strategic IT imperative. What's more, the IBM study finds, these "mobile first" organizations are:

  • Two times more likely than other organization to grow revenue by 10% or more a year.
  • Four times more likely than others to benefit from increased customer interactions.
  • Enjoying higher rates of employee responsiveness and productivity.
  • Gaining strong returns on their mobility investments.
  • Dramatically improving both customer service and customer satisfaction.


In this webinar, you'll learn more about what these leading organizations are doing to gain a real competitive advantage with mobile technology. You will also learn how you can improve your own organization’s approach to mobile technology. This webinar will provide you with cutting-edge tips and advice, based on the findings of the new IBM survey, that will help you get the most from your mobile strategy.

As a bonus, attend this live broadcast, and you will also receive the full IBM study.

Are you ready to make the most of the new mobile technologies? Then register today.

Take Charge of the Way You Work
Date: Aug 08, 2013

View archived webinar

The future of work is already being shaped by today’s trends. One powerful force is the rampant growth of business information. Even in this digital age, much of this information still exists as paper. This largely unstructured data stays locked outside your existing processes and systems.

 Increasingly decentralized teams struggle to bridge the information gaps and silos that hinder productivity, customer service and business success. As we enter the age of “hyperspecialization,” knowledge workers depend on information that can be transported anywhere in the world nearly instantaneously and at almost no cost.

 Process Strategies for Decentralized Organizations

MIT professor, critically acclaimed author and organizational visionary, Thomas Malone, takes a look at process strategies for today’s decentralized workforce. For almost three decades, Malone has been researching the enormous impact of information technology on organizations. He will help you think through the new and necessary ways of working and how to best put them into practice.

You’ll learn the answers to these core questions:

  • What is changing?
  • What can you do about it?
  • Where do you start?

The Role of Output, Process and Content Management

What is the new role of process in all this? Imagine an end-to-end platform to load and offload specific information chunks, and intelligently manage their interaction and availability to centralized business systems and decentralized groups of knowledge workers. Optimized processes to better control paper and digital information are one key to better productivity in decentralized  and hyperspecialized enterprises.

In the second part of this webinar Keith Jones, VP Worldwide Marketing, OEM and Alliances for Lexmark’s Printing Solutions and Services Division, explains how smart output, process and content management help you overcome paper-document inefficiency and information overload. This three-part strategy replaces paper-based systems and hardware with workflow-optimized devices and processes.

Join us to prepare for the future of work and the changing work of today.

Mobile ECM - What You Should Be Thinking About
Date: Aug 06, 2013

View archived webinar
The use of smart devices and social applications has not only contributed to the explosion of information, but also to the growing trend where businesses are rapidly adopting social and mobile approaches to creating, consuming and managing content. Ability to manage content in the context of the work we do is now an expected user paradigm. Knowing that you can access content securely is no longer enough. Organizations want trusted content access from smart devices, but more importantly there is a demand for consistency across mobile, web and the desktop. The need for a seamless user experience for content management regardless of how, when and where content is accessed, managed and consumed is becoming critically important for businesses.

Attend this webinar to learn how you can:
  • Bring collaborative and mobile content to your business
  • Create a seamless user experience, regardless of platform (PC, tablet, mobile phone)
  • Update content on-the-fly from any device with all of the security and control that you would expect from a desktop software
  • Improve productivity and manage content in context of the work environment
Gaining Competitive Advantage in the New Era of Big Data & Analytics
Date: Jul 31, 2013

View archived webinar
Today we are in the midst of a technology shift which is driving both growth and innovation. Data is the next natural resource – what organizations do with it is what will make the difference. Now, organizations can make more insightful decisions faster, deriving more value and innovation from their data using analytics. A data driven approach to decision-making and analytics can help an enterprise discover new opportunities and further capitalize on current initiatives but where do you start?

IDC research shows that most analytically oriented organizations are 20% more likely to be among the most competitive organizations within their industry. In this webcast, Dan Vesset, vice president of business analytics and big data research at IDC, will discuss the considerations for a successful analytics deployment, including recommendations for short and intermediate term steps to help your organization advance to higher levels of big data and analytics competency and maturity.  

To capitalize on this new era of computing and gain a competitive advantage, businesses need to mine data to derive insights that lead to quick business decisions and improved business results.  An opportunity for organizations to reshape the value they deliver, but cost, complexity and risk are standing in the way. Discover how IBMs Big Data & Analytics solutions and IBM Power Systems can help you overcome these barriers and transform the way your organization thinks, behaves and operates for better outcomes.

Attend this webinar to learn:
  • How Mobile, Social and Big Data & Analytics are transforming processes, business models and industries
  • Considerations for a successful analytics deployment 
  • IBM's approach to integrated Big Data & Analytics solutions 
  • Use case examples on how customers are gaining a competitive advantage with Big Data & Analytics and IBM Power systems 
  • New ways to leverage Big Data (DB2 BLU/Flash/Cognos/SPSS) and Why Infrastructure Matters
You Can’t Make Me! Using Change Management for Process Improvement Success
Date: Jul 18, 2013

View archived webinar

Business Process Improvement drives productivity improvements, but the very nature of process improvement requires people to change. That reality, along with an ever-increasing volume of change across every industry, makes change management essential to process improvement success. Process management and change management go hand in hand.

Even the best process improvements fall flat when people resist new ways of working. Overcome resistance by incorporating Change Management into your Business Process Improvement plans. The probability of success is nearly six times higher for organizations that effectively use change management. So when you commit to business process improvement, change management must be part of your solution if you expect to realize the benefits you want. This webinar will help.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Connect change management to successful process improvement
  • Engage your employees in process improvement changes
  • Target the source of employee resistance
  • Involve leaders in change management to get sustained results
  • Understand the human aspects of process improvement 

Two Big Brains, One Great Webinar

You’ll get insights and ideas from two experts in the fields of Change Management and Business Process Improvement. Popular author, teacher and advisor Phil Eastman II speaks on change engagement to audiences around the world. You can’t train your way through the human side of change, says Phil, so attend this webinar to find out what you can do. 

Lexmark helps customers transform daily workflow through process improvement. Lexmark process improvement evangelist, John McCoy, shares examples of companies that have successfully combined process improvement with change management. You’ll get ideas on how you can do it, too.

 

How to Move to a Zero Touch Enterprise
Date: Jul 16, 2013

View archived webinar

In the quest to reduce cost and stay competitive, organizations are looking to expand analytical approaches including streamlining IT and business processes to move to a more 'zero touch' enterprise.  Reducing the lag time and human interactions within existing business process workflows can not only reduce cost, but also enhance customer care, reduce outages, and enhance predictive maintenance.  
 
Register to learn how to:

  • Gain real-time visibility into operations, customer experience, transactions and behavior
  • Proactively plan to increase operational efficiency
  • Identify and investigate anomalies
  • Monitor end-to-end infrastructure to proactively avoid service degradation or outages
 

Join this webinar to learn how, by integrating machine data with enterprise data, you can gain real-time visibility into operations, proactively plan to increase operational efficiency, identify and investigate anomalies, and gain new insight.

The Promise of 802.11ac
Date: Jul 16, 2013

View archived webinar

The Promise of 802.11ac
Strategies for Realizing the Full Benefit of Multi-gigabit Wi-Fi.

Users of a new generation of Wi-Fi enabled devices will soon be demanding the network speeds promised by the 802.11ac standard for UC&C, HD video, cloud-based storage, and other bandwidth intensive applications.  But watch out -- not all solutions will enable the full potential of 802.11ac.

Join Rohit Mehra from IDC, David Johnson from University of Houston and Chris Carey from Bellarmine College Preparatory to learn about the benefits and challenges associated with 802.11ac and how leading organizations are preparing for the migration to the new standard for greater capacity, speed and application assurance.

During this webinar, you will learn:

  • The benefits of 802.11ac and how the new standard delivers gigabit-per-second speeds
  • Key factors and applications driving adoption of Gigabit Wi-Fi
  • Things to consider when migrating your network to 802.11ac
How B2B Solutions Can Enable Growth
Date: Jul 15, 2013

View archived webinar
BlueStar, a midsized company and global distributor of RFID, digital signage and security solutions, had outgrown its existing B2B system, and needed to implement a new solution that could scale with the company as it continues to grow.

Working together with REMEDI Electronic Commerce Group, a provider of B2B software and services and an IBM Business Partner, BlueStar was able to implement a new IBM B2B integration solution that helped them quickly lower costs, drive efficiency, and set themselves up for long-term growth.

In this IBM sponsored webinar, representatives from BlueStar and REMEDI discuss how their partnership allowed BlueStar to overcome their B2B integration challenges, increase efficiency, and do away with error-prone manual processes.

Attend the webcast, and you will learn how REMEDI’s rapid implementation plan allowed BlueStar to speed time to market and demonstrate business results and ROI almost immediately. The webinar also discusses how BlueStar gained greater visibility into their business network and greatly increased the speed of their error resolution processes.
Flash: An Evolution in Primary Storage
Date: Jul 10, 2013

View archived webinar

Flash is a welcome addition to IT’s toolbox for solving I/O problems in the modern data center. Still, integrating these technologies in a way that is non-disruptive and cost-effective can be a major challenge. In this webinar, we will explore the problems endemic to flash storage adoption and look at ways to mitigate limitations.

Register now, as we will:

  • Explore the newly available options in enterprise flash.
  • Discuss common problems, such as implementation, compatibility, redundancy and hardware lifecycle.
  • Analyze the cost-versus-benefit and cite specific use case scenarios where performance gains clearly outweigh cost and platform limitations.
  • Explore deployment modalities that integrate enterprise flash smoothly and without sacrificing features like redundancy.
New flash storage options are fast becoming the go-to tech for solving serious I/O problems. Effective use of these technologies hinges on understanding how they work, their strengths and weaknesses, and most importantly, how to integrate them for maximum benefit without breaking the bank.

Simplify your data center fabric with Dell and VMware
Date: Jun 27, 2013

View archived webinar

IT industry churn -- emerging applications, workflow reinvention, nascent standards and innovative topologies -- can complicate data center network planning. Yet survey data shows that IT managers keenly understand the potential for network upgrades to boost data center productivity and efficiency. Dell and VMware have partnered to develop innovative, standards-based Ethernet storage fabric solutions to help organizations balance near-term optimization with forward-looking flexibility, and help maximize their networks' life-cycle value.

Attend this event to gain new insights into:

  • How to simplify your data center by removing the rigidity of traditional storage systems
  • The new topologies that companies are adopting to support new compute models and workflows
  • How Dell Fluid Data architecture can help you transform your storage life-cycle economics
  • How interoperability and extensibility -- key design tenets of Dell Active Fabric and VMware VXLAN technologies -- can help you optimize operations today and simplify innovation tomorrow
  • The unique advantages Dell and VMware bring as data center fabric solution partners through the VMware vCloud Suite and Dell Enterprise Solutions
Smarter Mobile Security: Securing BYOD
Date: Jun 27, 2013

View archived webinar

Almost every organization will adopt BYOD in some form to accommodate today's knowledge workers — who insist on using their personal smartphones and tablets for work, too. The question facing IT is how to safeguard the security of BYOD-style access to corporate resources, while also meeting users’ expectations for instant-on access to the resources they need to do their jobs.

Participate in this timely, informative webinar to discover:

  • The real-world challenges you’re likely to face as you seek to safely implement BYOD
  • How techniques like SSO, risk scoring and context-based access control help mitigate BYOD-related risks
  • What organizations like yours are doing to control the cost of BYOD security management


This webinar also offers you a unique opportunity to ask leading BYOD experts your top questions about BYOD security.

Meeting the Unilever eScience Challenges: <br>To out-compute is to out-compete
Date: Jun 27, 2013

View archived webinar
While data volumes grow and applications require more compute power, organizations are pressured to accelerate time-to-results while controlling or reducing costs.   
 
Dr. Massimo Noro from the Strategic Science Group at Unilever will reveal how technical computing is the high performance secret behind transforming information that delivers “outstanding products to the consumer faster than anyone else”.   And Louise Westoby, IBM Platform Computing Manager,  will describe the IBM Technical Computing solutions leveraged by Unilever, that are the backbone of High Performance Computing (HPC) Infrastructures.
 
Register for this webinar to see how you can:

  • Apply the lessons learned by Unilever about leveraging technical computing environments to your own organization
  • Gain an end-to-end, high-performance infrastructure optimized for compute-intensive, big data, cloud and analytics workloads
Join and learn how technical computing capabilities can help organizations of all sizes accelerate their time-to-results by transforming IT infrastructures to become more agile for high performance computing.
Agile and Logical Data Warehousing Best Practices
Date: Jun 25, 2013

View archived webinar

 

The concept of data warehousing has been around for a long time, but the need for innovation in analytics has put greater emphasis on evolving the traditional concept of a data warehouse.  With the advent of small footprint data warehouse in an appliance form factor, the functional use cases for a data warehouse has evolved and organizations are starting to augment their data warehouse strategy to align with a more agile and logical approach.  What’s the best way to leverage a data warehouse for your organization? How do you continue driving ROI out of your data warehouse investment? How do you refresh your approach even with existing data warehouses in place?

In this webinar, we’ll discuss why an agile and logical data warehouse strategy makes sense and some of the functional use cases: 

  1. Enterprise Data Warehouse
  2. Departmental data warehouse
  3. Hub and spoke
  4. Agile Data Warehousing (Testing and Development)

Our thought leaders understand the dynamics in today’s analytics environment and can provide real world insight into a data warehouse strategy that makes the most sense for your organization.

Windows Storage Server 2012 on IBM System x
Date: Jun 20, 2013

View archived webinar

With the introduction of the Microsoft® Windows® Storage Server 2012 offering via the IBM® Reseller Option Kit (ROK) program, clients can now get customized unified storage solutions which precisely match their specific needs.  Combined with the IBM System x® servers, powered by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors and pre-installed by an IBM Business Partner, Windows Storage Server delivers enterprise-class storage management technology in an affordable, all-in-one solution.  It is a great choice for your business regardless of whether you are a first-time user of network-attached storage (NAS) or you are deploying advanced storage solutions. 

By attending this webinar, you will learn about three deployment scenarios for Windows Storage Server 2012 on IBM System x hardware:

  • Branch office file and print server
  • Stand-alone unified storage server
  • Highly available unified NAS gateway

Learn about key file-server technologies, including:

  • Continuous availability for iSCSI, SMB and NFS
  • SMB Scale-out application storage for Hyper-V VMs and SQL databases
  • Deduplication
  • Storage Spaces
  • Storage Provisioning and management using Server Manager and PowerShell.
Reserve your seat today!
Putting the Mobile Employee to Work
Date: Jun 20, 2013

View archived webinar

The technology in smartphones and tablets is easier to use and more compelling than ever, so it’s no surprise that end users want access to these same tools in the workplace. Ironically, BYOD often becomes a roadblock to productivity when a device crosses the enterprise threshold.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Learn how to give mobile workers file and print tools on any device
  • Discover how mobile device management can make workers more productive
  • See demos of Novell mobility solutions in action
  • Come to peace with mobility
Witness the optimal state of the mobile enterprise and how Novell® ZENworks® Mobile Management, Novell Filr and Novell iPrint make life easy not only for IT, but for your end users as well.
BYOD and Windows 7 Migration are the Questions. Is Desktop as a Service the Answer?
Date: Jun 19, 2013

View archived webinar

Welcome or not, the future of Desktop Management is here.

Today’s desktop takes many forms – whether it’s the physical device or its environment – fat, thin, zero, mobile or virtual. So, where’s the desktop going next and why?

DaaS, or cloud-hosted virtual desktops, is receiving wide recognition for its promise of improved device and network security, infrastructure agility and end-user support – all at little or no incremental cost.

If you have questions about DaaS, you’re not alone. Few managers know enough about the business requirements, available operating systems, Microsoft licensing and TCO impact. That may explain why roughly one-half of organizations have yet to embrace any form of desktop virtualization. So now is the time to move.

In this webinar Pomeroy’s virtualization experts will cut through the hype and myths to clear up the confusion over Desktop as a Service:

  • What are the clear advantages and disadvantages of Desktop as a
       Service? What do you need to know now?
  • Why the urgency? How are BYOD and Win 7 Migrations driving cloud
       -hosted virtual desktops?
  • Market leader lessons learned – what top organizations discovered
       that changed their thinking about desktop virtualization.

Why participate?  This webcast is the perfect opportunity for IT managers to better understand the requirements, use cases, risks and benefits of DaaS to help frame their own decision-making. From the operational to the technical, attendees will develop a clearer understanding how DaaS may make the most business sense for their individual use cases.

Whether your organization is wrestling with BYOD and security, or how to control increasing desktop management complexity and costs, this webcast may be the best one hour of your time you spend this month.

Register now.



Desktop and Application Virtualization Best Practices
Date: Jun 18, 2013

View archived webinar

As desktop and application virtualization continues to expand and become more popular with end users, IT decision makers will need to understand what elements of the infrastructure and project are critical to the ROI and ability to meet service level requirements.  

Attend this webinar to:

  • Learn infrastructure sizing recommendations
  • Understand how various worker types impact your Desktop Virtualization project
  • Discover how non persistent images can save you significant storage costs
  • Determine the best practices you should undertake to have a successful project
Register for this webinar to gain information about the steps you need to insure your desktop virtualization project meets ROI expectations and is successful.
IT Convergence Strategies: Why, When and How
Date: Jun 18, 2013

View archived webinar

The speed of change continues to challenge IT departments, which must quickly respond to — and, in some cases, anticipate — business shifts while keeping costs low. The push to virtualize grew out of this challenge, yet virtualization alone isn’t a complete answer. Instead, many companies are now looking to converge their IT solutions to create a simplified, automated environment that enables the fast, efficient IT responses businesses need to compete in an increasingly mobile, global market.

Because IT convergence is a journey, companies face many questions about the best path to take to suit their budgets and infrastructure. Join us for an in-depth exploration of why, when and how best to begin your move toward IT convergence.

You’ll learn:

  • 5 truths about infrastructure convergence today that go beyond the hype
  • How to exploit the 4 phases of convergence maximum efficiency and agility
  • Key milestones to plan for on the convergence journey
  • Why integrated management is a critical component of convergence plans
  • The importance of an open, modular approach, such as Dell’s active infrastructure, to building a converged data center


Register today to secure your place in this interactive discussion of the need for and best path toward IT convergence.

Small Business Cloud Solutions
Date: Jun 17, 2013

View archived webinar
IBM SmartCloud Entry enables mid-market companies to leverage their virtualized infrastructure and provision cloud resources with a few simple mouse clicks. It's an easy to deploy, simple to use software offering that features a self-service portal for workload provisioning, virtualized image management, and monitoring. It's an innovative, cost-effective approach that also includes security, automation, basic metering, and integrated platform management. Join this webinar to learn about the latest enhancements, and how this solution can help lower total costs, provide better utilization of hardware, and improve quality of IT services.
Agile Mobile Development - faster response time to feedback
Date: Jun 13, 2013

View archived webinar

Mobile is hot! To succeed in the market, a truly mobile enterprise must respond to feedback quickly, ensuring they maintain customer loyalty and increase their market share as a result of continuous positive feedback.

In this webinar we will review the understanding of agile development applied to mobile app development, and how the right approach can deliver on a fundamental need of mobile, faster response time to user feedback. We will explore the need for continuous build, continuous install, and continuous test as critical aspects of applying agile processes to delivering mobile apps in time and with the quality and capabilities their users demand.

Attend this web seminar to learn:

  • How an agile process can help mobile app developers respond quickly and effectively to customer feedback and deliver the mobile experience they expect
  • Continuous build, install, and test are key aspects of building in quality to mobile apps
  • IBM MobileFirst solutions enable continuous delivery of exceptional mobile applications
Proven Tips for High Volume Sending
Date: Jun 12, 2013

View archived webinar

Issues with messaging deliverability can be dramatically compounded when sending in large volumes. Learn how to overcome these obstacles as we chat with Jill Resnick, a Postmaster who previously worked at Macy's and American Cancer Society, and Mike Hillyer, Global Solutions Consultant from Message Systems. They'll share their best practices on reducing deliverability issues, traffic shaping and other tips! Join us in this webinar, and learn proven techniques to:

  • Improve your operational efficiency through increased message deliverability
  • Better manage traffic shaping behaviors for improved customer experience
  • Build your technology systems to prepare for future growth
Use Process Analytics to Drive Better Business Performance
Date: Jun 11, 2013

View archived webinar

Would a good, hard look at your processes benefit your organization? Something you thought was working fine might be causing more problems than you realize. Now you don’t have to guess. You can use analytics to identify problems and suggest solutions.

Join this UBM Techweb webinar to find out how process analytics can change your business. Brad Power, noted process innovation consultant and researcher, joins Danny Cates, process evangelist in Lexmark’s Perceptive Software division, to dissect case studies of process improvement success. Brad takes the 50,000 feet view, while Danny gets down into the nuts and bolts of business process magic.

Real Lessons from Real Case Studies

We’ve handpicked stories to spark useful ideas and thoughtful insights for your own operation. You’ll hear the eye-opening experience of an award-winning SAP-based energy utility that applied analytics to reveal 150,000 different routes within a single process. When a public organization was paying too much for healthcare benefits, you’ll see how process analytics revealed the cause and the solution, leading to dramatic savings in the very first year.

But that’s not all. This webinar will explore questions like:

  • What should you consider to make processes an extension of your strategy?
  • What benefits can you expect from process improvement initiatives?
  • How does internal auditing lead to operational improvement?
  • What happens when exceptions are the rule, and not the exception?
  • How can analytics improve operational alignment and persuade decision makers to make a change?

Process improvement matters to competitive and operational excellence, no matter what business you are in. We invite you to join this webinar and discover new ways of looking at data and find out how to apply analytics to process improvement.

Use Process Analytics to Drive Better Business Performance
Date: Jun 11, 2013

View archived webinar

Would a good, hard look at your processes benefit your organization? Something you thought was working fine might be causing more problems than you realize. Now you don’t have to guess. You can use analytics to identify problems and suggest solutions.

Join this UBM Tech webinar to find out how process analytics can change your business. Brad Power, noted process innovation consultant and researcher, joins Danny Cates, process evangelist in Lexmark’s Perceptive Software division, to dissect case studies of process improvement success. Brad takes the 50,000 feet view, while Danny gets down into the nuts and bolts of business process magic.

Real Lessons from Real Case Studies

We’ve handpicked stories to spark useful ideas and thoughtful insights for your own operation. You’ll hear the eye-opening experience of an award-winning SAP-based energy utility that applied analytics to reveal 150,000 different routes within a single process. When a public organization was paying too much for healthcare benefits, you’ll see how process analytics revealed the cause and the solution, leading to dramatic savings in the very first year.

But that’s not all. This webinar will explore questions like:

  • What should you consider to make processes an extension of your strategy?
  • What benefits can you expect from process improvement initiatives?
  • How does internal auditing lead to operational improvement?
  • What happens when exceptions are the rule, and not the exception?
  • How can analytics improve operational alignment and persuade decision makers to make a change?

Process improvement matters to competitive and operational excellence, no matter what business you are in. We invite you to join this webinar and discover new ways of looking at data and find out how to apply analytics to process improvement.

Using InfoSphere Information Server to Integrate and Manage Big Data
Date: Jun 10, 2013

View archived webinar
Organizations exploring big data analytics, such as Apache Hadoop for data at rest or streaming technology for data in motion, face many of the same challenges as they do with other analytical environments. These challenges include determining the location of the information sources needed for analysis, how that information can be moved into the analytical environment, how it must be reformatted so that it becomes easier and more efficient to explore, and what data should be persisted to quickly get to the next level of analysis.

InfoSphere Information Server v9.1 includes new capabilities that organizations need to integrate the extreme volume, variety and velocity of big data - from new and emerging big data sources. Join us to learn more about how Information Server forms a key piece of the IBM Big Data Platform for next generation analytics.
Augment your data warehouse with big data solutions
Date: Jun 03, 2013

View archived webinar

Register to receive your free IBM report, "Harness the Power of Big Data: The IBM Big Data Platform" and learn all about IBM's enterprise-class end-to-end Big Data platform.

Most businesses today are drowning in data.  As a result, the warehouse has become strained.  If you find yourself using your data warehouse as a repository for all data or having to throw away data because you're simply unable to store or process it in the warehouse, you may need to consider using big data technologies to augment your data warehouse. This webinar is for you.  

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Improve business insights
    • by leveraging new data sources to gain insights not previously possible
    • by integrating with data in motion
    • dramatically quicker than previously possible …in minutes and hours instead of days and weeks
  • Optimize use of data warehouse infrastructure to lower total cost of ownership
    • Leverage Hadoop for handling new data sources
    • Optimized storage of data across data warehouse and Hadoop
    • Data warehouse environment optimized for cost and performance

You will also learn how you can integrate big data technologies with your data warehouse to increase operational efficiency.  Augmenting your warehouse with big data capabilities can not only help you perform deeper analysis by leveraging new types of data (structured, unstructured and streaming), it will also help you optimize your warehouse performance and lower infrastructure costs.

Building a Hybrid Cloud in Government: It's not that Complicated
Date: May 22, 2013

View archived webinar

The promised benefits of the Cloud are clear, and government mandates are pushing you to make the move. But, you may be worried about the complexity of putting together a self-service, hybrid cloud that spans resources in your datacenter and those rented from public cloud providers. Learn how to build and manage private cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service using open source datacenter virtualization and management technologies, while minimizing the complexity, cost, and risk of transitioning mission critical workloads to the cloud.

Attend this webinar to learn more about:

  • An effective datacenter virtualization solution that offers performance, scalability, and unmatched security
  • Flexible cloud management, monitoring, and automation that provides essential cloud computing functionality
  • How to manage existing datacenter virtualization assets while seamlessly transitioning workloads to other on-premise or public cloud providers


Register for this webinar to learn why building a hybrid cloud doesn't have to be complicated.

Automating Hospital Workflows That Maximize Efficiency And Patient Satisfaction
Date: May 15, 2013

View archived webinar

Are you looking to dramatically improve efficiency in your hospital?

Eliminate the manual processes in your hospital and automate workflows for a better patient experience.

Join us for this live discussion to see how you can:

  • Automate the delivery of order requisitions, reducing delays to find orders when patients present.
  • Boost hospital staff productivity by offering clinicians web-based access to orders at any draw station and clinical department.
  • Create links to results to ensure appropriate identity data on results returned to the physician EMR/EHR.


Join us to learn now to employ a seamless patient care strategy to maximize efficiency and improve patient satisfaction today.

Register Now!

Remote Data Replication: Combat Disasters And Optimize Business Operations
Date: May 08, 2013

View archived webinar

Offsite data replication is key to ensuring ongoing business operations, but it can be complex and costly, especially when performed over long distances.

Join this discussion to discover how you can apply fast, cost effective and reliable remote replication that can:

  • Meet Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) by reducing remote replication times by up to 20X
  • Reduce bandwidth costs and extend replication distances
  • Lower storage costs while increasing storage flexibility
  • Leverage emerging cloud and virtualization technologies for better offsite disaster recovery


Hear from the experts and users at Dell Compellent, Silver Peak and AlaskaUSA discuss essential data replication strategies and technologies.

Supporting your BYOD Program with Mobile Enterprise Services
Date: May 07, 2013

View archived webinar

Have you evaluated the costs and risks of managing your "bring your own device" (BYOD) environment? With employees bringing their own smartphones and tablets to the workplace, managing and securing these devices, and creating a flexible mobile environment can be complex, risky and costly.

View this webinar to hear more about the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by engaging a Mobile Enterprise Services provider to help implement a BYOD program, based on a study commissioned by IBM and conducted by Forrester Consulting. Hear guest speakers, Dave Johnson (Forrester Senior Analyst), Michelle Evangelista (Forrester Total Economic Impact Consultant), and Kenneth Khouri (IBM Director of Workplace Services Portfolio) discuss some of the benefits of engaging a Mobile Enterprise Services provider including:

  • Reduce complexity, risk and higher costs that come with a proliferation of mobile platforms
  • Increase workplace productivity, flexibility and employee satisfaction
  • Maintain competitive appeal for market leadership
  • Increase the security of company information accessed over mobile devices
  • Ability to support a wide variety of smartphones, tablets and wireless devices


Register today and gain insights into the real business value of managed mobility services for your BYOD environment.

Document Danger: What To Do About Hardcopy Security
Date: May 02, 2013

View archived webinar

How safe are your account records, client claims, employee evaluations, patient data, trade secrets and other confidential business information?

Most companies have policies in place when it comes to electronic documents, but printed output often goes unprotected. When hard copy documents and processes aren’t secured, you could face serious consequences, including fines and penalties, lawsuits, customer defection, and damage to your public image.

Join John Mancini, president of AIIM, and Lexmark Director and General Manager, Larry Early, for an important look at document security and information governance. Find out what you can do today to start creating more secure document processes that protect your data. The solution might be easier than you think.

Register for this webinar to learn:

  • What is the current state of information governance?
  • Where document security gaps occur most frequently
  • What risks does this expose your enterprise to?
  • The security risks of unstructured data outside your processes
  • What strategies are organizations deploying to meet this risk?
  • Why a solution might be easier than you think
  • How a market leader helps companies avoid security issues in processes
IT Service Support Management: The Gartner Perspective
Date: May 01, 2013

View archived webinar

If you've implemented IT Service Management or ITSM within your organization, then you already understand the value in a process-based infrastructure that delivers consistent service to employees, customers, and your business.

But the service management space is evolving, expanding beyond the narrow scope of IT to focus on the entire business. Today technicians need to understand the potential impact to all areas of the business and be able to deliver an appropriate solution quickly and efficiently. Many new ITSM technologies have entered the market, delivered via the cloud, on-premise or virtually. So how should you prepare for your future service management needs?

Join Jarod Greene, Senior Research Analyst at Gartner on Wednesday, May 1st for his forward perspective. Jarod is the principal analyst behind the Gartner ITSSM (IT Service Support Management) Magic Quadrant and is one of the foremost experts in this field. During the session Jarod will share:

  • The history of ITSSM and his perspective on future trends
  • What to consider when researching ITSSM options
  • The importance of supporting ITSSM programs with IT security
Mobile DevOps - Handling Platform Sprawl
Date: Apr 30, 2013

View archived webinar

The market as a whole is changing from large scale enterprise apps and complex web applications, to much more focused capabilities delivered thru very personal mobile devices. At the same time, businesses have accepted the BYOD (bring your own device) movement, and it has brought them a plethora of target platforms for mobile applications. Businesses have also moved from the monolithic days of the single desktop environment, or the simplicity of a few targeted browsers, to 10's of operating platforms and 100s of screens resolutions.

User expectations are driving businesses away from the safety of mobile web, to hybrid and native applications. Attend this webcast to learn more about the growing platform sprawl. This session will help you see how DevOps practices can be used to help address your mobile lifecycle challenges.

Effective Automation For Your Data Center: Top Five Best Strategies For Building Your Private Cloud
Date: Apr 25, 2013

View archived webinar

The scope, scale and complexity of enterprise data centers is rapidly rising due to increased use of virtualization, cloud, big data and mobility. Applications and workloads are becoming more dynamic and volatile and IT staff are being asked to become more efficient and responsive. Automation across physical, virtual and cloud data centers is vital for effective operations and consistent service levels.

Register for this webinar and learn five of the most important automation strategies to use today in your data center.

  • The impact of virtualization, cloud, big data and mobility on the operational priorities for today's enterprise data centers
  • How leading IT decision makers expect to use a range of automation and orchestration technologies to streamline operations and improve service levels
  • The most important evaluation criteria to consider when investing in data center automation and orchestration solutions
  • Five key steps to ensure your organization successfully implements and utilizes data center automation and orchestration technologies across the enterprise
Get Smart: Accelerating Workforce Performance with Touch Devices
Date: Apr 25, 2013

View archived webinar

Today's workforce is increasingly depending on a range of smart devices, wireless broadband connections, and evolving mobile applications to become more agile and to better collaborate in their jobs. As such, IT professionals need to provide workers with devices that are intuitive, easy to use, and that provide access to core job applications in order to improve employee productivity.

From tablets to touch screen devices to mobile iOS and/or Android devices, the business world is seeing an explosion of technology that’s just a touch away. But building application access solutions for these devices is anything but easy. This webcast will explore the challenges inherent in the new world of touch technology while providing solutions to maximize the effect these devices can have on increasing productivity across the enterprise.

Join this webcast to learn more about:

  • The obstacles that confront IT professionals in integrating touch screen solutions into their enterprises
  • How to provide secure application access to workers using tablets, smart phones and other touch screen mobile devices
  • How to provide the kind of peripherals and support to mobile professionals in the field similar to the PC-like computing experience found in the office
  • Case studies of touch screen usage in field sales and service across a range of vertical industries
  • How a partner like Dell can help you realize the full benefits of touch screen technology for mobile workers to improve performance and increase revenues
Build, Run and Manage Cross-Platform Mobile Apps with a Mobile Application Platform
Date: Apr 24, 2013

View archived webinar

The explosion of mobile applications provides a unique opportunity to extend your collection of integration services to significant number of possible devices beyond the typical desktop browser. In addition to connecting devices, one must also connect data, systems and technologies to back-end servers and hardware as well as cloud infrastructures and 3rd party APIs.

This webcast discusses the strategy and implications of connecting and integrating devices, data and systems in a mobile-first environment. Attend to learn how you can:

  • Extend Integration Capabilities
  • Connect data, systems and technologies to the back end server
Provisioning and Monitoring End User Access
Date: Apr 24, 2013

View archived webinar

Most enterprises have a structured process for adding new users to their IT systems, but many fail to keep track of end user privileges over time. Does your organization reconsider a user’s access privileges when they change roles inside the organization – or do end users still have access to applications they no longer need? In this informative webcast, industry experts discuss the process of re-evaluating end user access requirements – sometimes called attestation – to be certain that users have all the privileges they need, and none they don’t. Speakers will offer recommendations on how you can monitor user access rights and check them regularly to ensure proper compliance with regulations and reduce the chances of a security breach.

Join this webcast and you learn about:

  • How enabling the line of business managers to be involved and approving access requests (as opposed to IT) ensures proper governance
  • How a change in a user’s role in the organization can radically change the data and applications that they use every day
  • How you can assign and update access privileges quickly and easily by defining roles and tying into enterprise directories


We hope you can join us!

Interactive Learning & Inclusive technology for all students in K12
Date: Apr 23, 2013

View archived webinar

The way students learn is fundamentally changing. A flexible, blended classroom model is replacing the one-size-fits-all classroom approach that was confined to set hours and locations. Teachers are using digital technologies such as tablets to engage students in a more personalized learning experience. Students are collaborating across geographical boundaries, and consuming and producing innovative education-related content.

Additionally, assistive technology opens up the world for your district’s students with disabilities, giving them greater independence, a voice for communication and the ability to fully participate in this technology enabled inclusive environment.

But the diverse range of available technologies — such as text-to-speech software, magnifying screens, switches, and tablets powered by Microsoft Windows 8 is complex. Choosing the right ones for your students, and then implementing and supporting them can be challenging for your district’s educators and administrators.

Join us for this engaging webinar with subject matter experts from the Dell Education Team to discuss:

  • How Windows 8 in changing the game for student enablement and engagement of students in the learning environment
  • How Windows 8 is empowering students and teachers in the ability to create and produce content
  • How Windows 8 is simplifying tablet deployments into schools for school technology teams
  • How Dell designed the Latitude 10 tablet to support education deployments
  • How the Latitude 10 with Windows 8 can support students with special needs
  • How Dell provides a single source solution for all your assistive technology needs
Website Monitoring: Prevent Data Leakage, Optimize Performance, Boost Marketing ROI
Date: Apr 23, 2013

View archived webinar

Today’s Websites are loaded with first and third party tracking code, making it difficult for site owners to obtain a clear understanding of this activity across their domains. Left unmanaged, unknown tracking code can result in data leakage, slow site performance and expose site owners to unnecessary privacy risks.
    
Attend this webcast to learn how website monitoring can help you:

  • Control unauthorized data leakage through third-party cookies
  • Prevent revenue loss through unauthorized targeting and retargeting
  • Optimize performance by removing slow or extraneous third party code
  • Leverage tracking insights to ensure cookie and privacy policy compliance
  • Perform opt-out quality checks to avoid privacy violations


Information security and marketing leaders will gain website monitoring insights to manage risks related to privacy, potential lost revenue and third-party tracking.

Maximizing Virtualization: The value of density in virtualization-optimized platforms
Date: Apr 23, 2013

View archived webinar

IT organizations continue to strive for efficiency in their virtual environments. These efforts are often undermined by a lack of density in the platform footprint, segregated management within the environment and the required flexibility to support a sound strategic direction.

The true value of density goes beyond space to include a host of other factors:

  • Consolidation efficiencies and performance benefits
  • Generational improvements in hardware
  • Systems management efficiencies of scale
  • Physical space, power and cooling efficiency
  • Infrastructure savings


Maximizing density gives customers ROI that can be realized in many ways. Moving to an agile, cloud-capable virtual environment means re-evaluating your platform strategy to consider solutions that are not only optimized for virtualization density, but designed with the key tenants of modularity and flexibility at their core.

Please join us for an interactive discussion on Dell’s solutions for virtualization, and the aspects of our approach that can enable you to move to a next gen hyper-scale virtualization platform.

Website Monitoring: Prevent Data Leakage, Optimize Performance, Boost Marketing ROI
Date: Apr 23, 2013

View archived webinar
Today’s Websites are loaded with first and third party tracking code, making it difficult for site owners to obtain a clear understanding of this activity across their domains. Left unmanaged, unknown tracking code can result in data leakage, slow site performance and expose site owners to unnecessary privacy risks.
    
Attend this webcast to learn how website monitoring can help you:

  • Control unauthorized data leakage through third-party cookies
  • Prevent revenue loss through unauthorized targeting and retargeting
  • Optimize performance by removing slow or extraneous third party code
  • Leverage tracking insights to ensure cookie and privacy policy compliance
  • Perform opt-out quality checks to avoid privacy violations

Information security and marketing leaders will gain website monitoring insights to manage risks related to privacy, potential lost revenue and third-party tracking.
How to Bring Multichannel Data Into Your Business Processes
Date: Apr 19, 2013

View archived webinar

Even the best business processes fail when data can't get in. Here's a solution.

Join enterprise architecture experts and workflow professionals to hear about the latest thinking in streamlining business processes and making data more available when and where it's needed.

Multi-channel input, advanced analytics capabilities, cloud-based processes and other trends have changed the nature of data workflow. With big data, mobile devices, and even traditional workhorses like email, spreadsheets and voice mail, the sources of business data have multiplied almost beyond control. Sometimes paper is the beginning of data-centric processes; more and more frequently data comes in via mobile devices or through a cloud source. Many organizations must deal with a hybrid environment of digital and paper-based content. The problem remains the same: how to organize, manage and use the fire hose of business data that confronts us every day -- and slows us down because it’s not available when we need it.

The solution to connecting unavailable data with the business users and systems that need it starts at the point of use. Capturing and organizing data in the most efficient way at the beginning of each process is the key to workflow efficiency and team productivity. Multichannel capture has thus become a new model for process efficiency.

Having expanded data sources can be good for enterprises, but process barriers like stubbornly unavailable data cancel out productivity. New content workflow models must be able to accommodate alternative data input sources like mobile devices, scanning, email and more.

With a multichannel-capable onramp for acquiring and managing enterprise information, you gain a powerful efficiency tool that has broad application across your global enterprise. Now you can get a leg up on researching and launching a multichannel data capture strategy. This webinar defines the new approach and lays out the criteria you should consider to choose the best solution for your enterprise.

Who should attend this webinar:

  • Business process management professionals seeking better workflow connectivity
  • Enterprise architecture professionals ready for new approaches to processes
  • CIOs, IT executives and operations leaders who want greater operational efficiency
The Agile Archive
The Agile Archive
When it comes to managing data, don’t look at backup and archiving systems as burdens and cost centers. A well-designed archive can enhance data protection and restores, ease search and e-discovery efforts, and save money by intelligently moving data from expensive primary storage systems.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Elite 100 - 2014
Our InformationWeek Elite 100 issue -- our 26th ranking of technology innovators -- shines a spotlight on businesses that are succeeding because of their digital strategies. We take a close at look at the top five companies in this year's ranking and the eight winners of our Business Innovation awards, and offer 20 great ideas that you can use in your company. We also provide a ranked list of our Elite 100 innovators.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Audio Interviews
Archived Audio Interviews
GE is a leader in combining connected devices and advanced analytics in pursuit of practical goals like less downtime, lower operating costs, and higher throughput. At GIO Power & Water, CIO Jim Fowler is part of the team exploring how to apply these techniques to some of the world's essential infrastructure, from power plants to water treatment systems. Join us, and bring your questions, as we talk about what's ahead.