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DevOps on Day 2
Date: Dec 20, 2017

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As DevOps crosses the chasm into enterprise organizations, interest is moving from “What is DevOps?” to “Where and how do we start?” This is particularly so for pre- and post-production IT operations teams where faster deployments and cloud infrastructure are changing the fundamental way in which they need to think and work.

During this session Jayne Groll, CEO of the DevOps Institute and Chair of the 2018 Interop ITX DevOps track, introduces some of the emerging practices and principles that are key to successful DevOps.

5 Things Data Professionals Need to Focus on in 2018
Date: Dec 20, 2017

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Back in 2012, the data scientist was declared "the sexiest job of the 21st century," largely due to the huge amount of potential for these professionals to create business value from countless volumes of messy data. Here it is almost 2018, and data professionals continue to find themselves with the most sought-after expertise in the US. That's because data creation is happening at lightning speeds from sources that multiply daily.

Data is coming at us fast, and not just via streaming big data. The role of the data professional becomes even more challenging as new database types, services and features are being delivered at a faster rate. Add to this a mix of new compliance and legislative changes and even the most savvy professionals are struggling to keep up.

Planning for Infrastructure Transformation
Date: Oct 31, 2017

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Companies large and small are adopting "digital business" in an effort to align business goals with technology that will help them move as fast as possible with the greatest efficiency. These initiatives cannot succeed without drastically re-thinking the infrastructure on which all systems and applications run. During this webinar we'll discuss the factors to consider and how you can develop both a strategy and tactical plans for updating your organization's infrastructure.

Four Key Steps in Implementing the Data Warehouse of the Future
Date: Oct 26, 2017

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Historically, data warehouses have served as the “single source of truth” businesses use for analytics and reporting. But traditional data warehouses are no longer meeting enterprises’ data needs.

Today organizations need performance and flexibility at an affordable price. A Hadoop-based environment offers just that: speed, scalability, and flexibility while minimizing disruption to a company.

Join this session to learn how to implement the technology gradually, target the right use cases and plan for scale.

Managing Multiple Clouds: Best Practices
Date: Jul 26, 2017

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Putting all your eggs in one cloud basket is risky, because clouds are not immune to denials of service, nor are they immune to going out of business. Using multiple clouds with multiple vendors is a good idea, but managing it can be tricky. In this session, we'll discuss best practices and provide tips and advice to help you decide how best to manage your cloud data and your vendor relationships.

How Cloud Can Streamline Business Workflow
Date: Jul 11, 2017

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As the cloud matures, companies will start using it differently, moving from static, high-volume tasks such as ERP or storage to a true integration with the workflow of the business. Improved APIs, maximized scaling, "big memory" and enhanced use of big data will make the cloud more useful and efficient for businesses.

In order to optimize your utilization of cloud computing, you need to be able to deliver reliability and scalability while managing workload spikes for a range of applications. Leveraging the cloud for prioritizing traffic, scaling your applications' workloads, and streamlining connections between data centers can help you realize those performance goals.

In this session, we'll discuss how to enter the next phase of cloud computing, using cloud services and capabilities to deliver business value across a wide range of applications, including communications and collaboration.

Open Source Software: The Infrastructure Impact
Date: Jun 22, 2017

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Open source technology is gaining ground throughout IT and especially in operating systems and databases. Open source software drives efficiency and innovation, but affects your application stacks and introduces new challenges to keeping them highly available and performing. Find out about the hottest open source options and how they can help your organization achieve better uptime and performance levels. We'll also explore the tradeoffs of using open source software, how to evaluate and assess the available types, and the potential effects on your applications and infrastructure.

How DevOps can simplify IT Operations
Date: Jun 15, 2017

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The operational models and technologies used to manage and operate IT on a day-to-day basis are dramatically changing. Open, programmable systems and devices are becoming the norm, allowing integration with DevOps automation tools.
In this session, we'll discuss ways organizations and individuals can use DevOps tools and concepts to implement automation and simplify IT operations, the emergence of a “superpattern” in DevOps and how you can apply these processes to automation.

Donít Despair Ė Free Yourself from Past-Era Applications
Date: Jun 08, 2017

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Legacy applications are costing your organization money and standing in the way of innovation.  On average, 70% of IT budget is absorbed by supporting current infrastructure and applications, leaving little for disruptive technologies that can improve your business.
Don’t let complexity issues, fear of migration, or worries about data loss prevent your company from streamlining your IT environment.

E-Discovery and the Public Cloud
Date: Jun 01, 2017

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If a litigant or a regulator demands your corporate client’s data, there are several things you should consider before producing one of your client’s most valuable assets to a third-party. Does your service agreement with your cloud provider include provisions to ensure that they will help you comply with court demands in a timely manner? In this session we'll break down the regulatory and legal compliance issues to be aware of, help you identify contract pitfalls to avoid, and give you the guidance you need to make sure you're prepared next time your organization needs to fulfill an E-Discovery request.

Donít be Duped: Hadoop Roll-out can be Pain Free & Easy
Date: Apr 26, 2017

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Get ahead of the curve in harnessing the power of data analytics. Don’t hinder your organizations competitive edge due to Hadoop hurdles, jump over them!

Hadoop and it’s Data Analytics capabilities offer tremendous potential for deriving business insights from ever increasing stores of data, but many organizations struggle with lack of in-house skills and time to work on Hadoop design, architecture, networking and configurations. Is your organization one of them?

Data at Risk: Regulatory Compliance and Privacy Protection
Date: Mar 30, 2017

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The current spate of high profile data breaches has put privacy in the spotlight. There are dozens of state and federal regulations that may apply, plus numerous industry codes and standards, to say nothing of international rules. Without a thorough legal review of data retention and management practices, a company is at risk. This session will address critical considerations around compliant management of data.

2017 State of IT Report
2017 State of IT Report
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