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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.

Don’t Despair – 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.

Don’t 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.

Managing the Employee Lifecycle with Office 365
Date: Jan 31, 2017

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Microsoft's Office 365 has become the collaboration software of choice for many organizations. While some of these are choosing Microsoft for the first time, many Office 365 customers have a history with complex legacy infrastructure that makes it difficult and time consuming to shift to the cloud. Learn to remove the identity barriers for your Office 365 migration to seamlessly manage the employee lifecycle while building a foundation from which to launch your entire future cloud strategy.

Re-invent Classic Finance Functions with Predictive Analytics
Date: Jan 25, 2017

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Today's finance leaders understand that predictive analytics have the potential to improve margins and net results. Analytics allows them to identify less obvious patterns in data and provides quicker access to key performance indicators (KPIs). By using predictive analytics solutions based on in-memory technology, finance leaders are enhancing their ability to perform classic finance functions like forecasting, analyzing external profitability drivers, and financial loss prevention. These strategic advantages enable finance to take on a greater leadership role within their organizations.

Want to learn how to make this work for your business?

Attend this webinar and you will learn:

  • How analytics tools can improve the quality and speed of your financial models
  • How finance teams can generate forecasts in near real-time by using in-memory technology
  • How predictive analytics can go beyond traditional fraud detection methods and identify hidden characteristics
  • How predictive analytics enhances tasks like warranty analysis, credit scoring, credit risk analysis, and accounts receivable
  • How to do of all of this – without a data expert
Best Practices for Using and Managing AWS Lambda Services
Date: Nov 10, 2016

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The world of the serverless app is here – with AWS Lambda pioneering serverless computing. With its NoOps promise of enabling users to run code that responds to events without requiring provision and management of servers (and only charging for the compute time consumed), Developers and DevOps teams everywhere want to leverage Lambda. But as with any new technology, there are significant challenges with knowledge, adoption and operational usage.

The common questions that most teams ask include:  

  • How do I use Lambda effectively?
  • What use cases work well with Lambda?
  • How do I manage Lambda performance and operations?

Join us for this exclusive webinar presented by Sumo Logic and 2U engineer David A. Black and you will learn:

  • Basics of AWS Lambda
  • Best practices for using AWS Lambda efficiently
  • How to get started using AWS Lambda
  • What use cases work best with AWS Lambda
  • AWS Lambda management possibilities
Finding a Cloud Solution That Meets Your Security Requirements
Date: Nov 10, 2016

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IT organizations face unprecedented security challenges today, with data and systems under constant threat and security talent hard to find. Meanwhile, there’s pressure to move workloads to the cloud in order to meet business demand for rapid response time in the development and use of applications. IT professionals are challenged to strike a balance between addressing the organization’s critical security and compliance needs and meeting the demands of business executives whose main priorities are meeting bottom line goals. One option to ease your pain is to work with a vendor to build a virtual private cloud designed with security top-of-mind.

Attend this webinar sponsored by Armor on November 10th and find out how to implement a secure virtual private cloud management solution in your organization — allowing you to give the business what it needs while keeping your data safe.

Attend this webinar and you will learn:

  • How a secure managed cloud can ease your compliance burdens
  • Which turnkey solutions are already available to help you achieve your security goals
  • How you can work with cloud vendors to build a world-class security operations center for your organization
How Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) are Changing the Wireless World
Date: Nov 03, 2016

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In today’s era of smart devices, wireless has become a basic need and strategic medium for delivering personalized experiences to mobile users. Wi-Fi is currently the predominate technology for mobile connectivity, but Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is quickly growing in popularity as the pre-eminent, “must-have” technology for indoor location based services. When combined together, Wi-Fi and BLE deliver amazing new mobile experiences to users and create a classic example of 1 + 1 = 3.

When you attend this exciting and interactive video webinar, you will:

  • Learn how to design, implement, and operate wireless networks that take advantage of both Wi-Fi and BLE
  • Get best practices for deploying Wi-Fi and BLE networks
  • Understand why BLE technology is becoming an enterprise “must-have”
  • Explore examples of real BLE use cases and applications of these for Marketing, IT Tech, and Industry enterprises
  • Find out what’s coming next in BLE technologies
  • Get the chance to have your questions answered in a live Q&A session
Manage Your Business, Not Your Data: Get Your Reporting & Analytics Under Control
Date: Oct 26, 2016

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Do you struggle with standard reporting and the timeliness of those reports? Do you need to see beyond standard reporting and leverage data analytics?  Are you using transactional and analytical applications built on separate platforms? There is a better way!  You can deliver self-service reporting and analytics to business users in one simple, integrated appliance. 

In this webinar we will share:

  • How an agile data-mart can deliver a single source of truth with consistent calculation models and KPIs across your organization
  • Ways to build new analytics and reports in real time with built-in business logic functions
  • An example of a successfully implemented agile data-mart
  • How you can eliminate the support demands of shadow IT

Attend and you will learn:

  • How to get reporting and analytics under control with a single-source in-memory data-mart
  • How moving to simpler platforms delivers a highly agile solution and offers a competitive advantage
  • How to reduce BI costs by standardizing and consolidating reporting
  • How to deliver advanced analytics without the need for a data expert
  • How to focus on value add reporting and analytics activities – instead of data movement
  • How to get back your time so you can manage your business, not your data
Live Demo: Office 365 Provisioning Deep Dive
Date: Oct 25, 2016

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Since the release of Office 365 five years ago, many of the “easy” Office 365 migrations have been completed. Customers migrating to Office 365 now have much more complex requirements, such as having to work around unique user access and governance challenges that may involve their employees, customers, partners and providers. Solving these unique challenges while providing seamless access across your user populations is an issue many businesses face – but management can be achieved.

When you attend this live webinar with demo you will:

  • See how to configure SSO for Office 365 in minutes
  • Discover how to automatically assign service-level licenses
  • Learn how to easily manage user provisioning from one pane of glass
  • Get key considerations & questions to ask when migrating to Office 365
  • Explore how you can remove the identity barriers for your Office 365 migration, while building a foundation from which to launch your entire future cloud strategy
The Digital Transformation Journey: How Far Along is Your Financial Institution?
Date: Oct 06, 2016

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The banking industry is undergoing unprecedented changes due to channel proliferation, increasing customer expectations and an increasingly competitive marketplace. Banks must continue to innovate and gain efficiencies amidst a flood of incoming data – all while keeping down costs. In order to do this, digital transformation needs to be a priority. And while many banks understand this need to transform, the reality is that they still have a long way to go.

Many obstacles stand in the way of this digitalization – evolving business requirements, complex technology and data integration, and long development cycles, slowing speed to market. Banks need to quickly navigate their way through these barriers to achieve digitalization, or risk falling behind the competition.

Attend this webinar on October 6th and you will:

  • Discover how to identify – and address – the people, process and technology challenges in digital transformation
  • Pinpoint obstacles that are stopping your organization from achieving digital transformation – and learn how to break through them
  • Understand what options banks have to digitally transform for maximum impact while reducing risk and disruption
  • Get the inside scoop on specific solutions and technologies that can facilitate digitalization – and what myriad of benefits they can bring to your entire organization
Solve Your App Sprawl Headaches!
Date: Sep 28, 2016

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If you’re like most IT professionals today, you’re dealing with an explosion of rogue apps in your enterprise brought on by the proliferation of shadow IT. Sure, many of these apps help departments quickly address pressing business needs, but they’re becoming an IT management nightmare! You’re dealing with a tangle of compliance, interoperability, and management issues that threaten the productivity and agility of your entire company.  

Join us as we explore the challenges and benefits of democratizing app development so that both IT and the business benefit from a more agile app dev process.

Attend this webinar and you will learn:

  • How to appease business colleagues who no longer want to wait for IT to develop their apps.
  • What to do when business units take app development into their own hands, and how that affects business
  • What pitfalls and security dangers lurk in letting the business develop apps without IT’s involvement.
  • How IT can work with the business to make tools available that will democratize app development while adhering to IT best practices.




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