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Live Event Date: April 3, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT 2014 is the year that cloud integration comes to the forefront. Moving applications and services from on-premise into the Cloud is an unstoppable enterprise force. When done correctly, Cloud means higher efficiency, more flexibility and lower cost. Done incorrectly, you can run into dead-ends, costly delays and other pitfalls. Which business processes are optimal for Cloud? Which are best left inside the firewall? And what are the pitfalls and payoffs of conducting your business processes in the Cloud? In this eseminar, Cloud Computing and BPM (Business Process Management) expert Keith Swenson will address these questions based on his experience of working with leading organizations on diverse Cloud BPM projects. Topics will include: Understanding the payoffs of conducting business processes in the Cloud Avoiding the pitfalls and risks of moving your business processes to the Cloud How to qualify a Cloud BPM provider Details of real-world Cloud BPM case studies Featured Speakers: Keith Swenson, Vice President of Research and Development - Fujitsu North America Lenny Liebmann, Moderator - QuinStreet Attend this live eSeminar and be automatically entered to win a new iPad Air! Official Rules for more details.
Live Event Date: March 18, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT Public cloud services like Dropbox took off in the workplace because enterprise file sharing needed (very badly) to catch up with enterprise email. Most organizations already know how to enable secure access to email via mobile devices. Email clients like Outlook automatically sync your email so you have access to it offline, and of course you can send email to people outside your organization. Dropbox and other cloud file sharing technologies jumped ahead of SMB file shares by offering this type of experience sharing, but now the technology exists to do the same thing with the file shares already in your data center. With DatAnywhere, you can leverage your existing storage infrastructure, permissions, and Active Directory to give users the benefits of cloud-style file sharing while keeping data on your existing SMB/CIFS file shares. With DatAnywhere you can: Create secure private cloud experience using your existing file sharing infrastructure Keep data on your file servers and definitive copy in corporate storage Keep and enforce existing permissions (e.g., NTFS and AD) Provide secure, enterprise-capable file synchronization and mobile device access Provide secure file sharing with customers, partners and other third parties Featured Speakers: David Gibson - VP at Varonis Systems Rob Sobers - Director at Varonis Systems Paul Gillin - QuinStreet Moderator Attend this live eSeminar and be automatically entered to win a new iPad Air! Official Rules for more details.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:00 PM EDT If you're like most IT professionals, optimization of all the Big Data that makes your organization "go & grow" is a challenge. How do you store more of your ever growing data if your IT budget is not growing too? Flash Storage is a solution that has helped many organizations expand their datacenters while maximizing their ROI. Register for this webcast to learn the benefits of flash storage from IBM Customer, Leonardo Irastorza of Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd and Storage Expert, Jon Toigo. IBM® FlashSystem™ Storage Solutions offer technical as well as real economic benefits. Fast. IBM storage technologies provide lower latencies and smarter data management in real-time Agile. Maximize capacity and deliver enterprise reliability, continuity, availability, and data efficiency through extreme performance, mirroring, provisioning, copying and Real-time Compression. Resilient. Save hours of downtime, gain more fault tolerance and better systems management Moderator: Kevin Powell IBM Business Line Manager - IBM Flash Portfolio & TMS Acquisition Speakers: Leonardo Irastorza Enterprise SAN & Storage Manager Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited Jon Toigo Analyst; Owner Toigo Partners International
Third-party applications, browsers and plugins have become the attack vector of choice for the modern cyber criminal. Computing surveyed over 200 UK business decision makers to understand how they perceived the risks that they faced from third-party applications. We set out to understand how they were managing and mitigating the challenges to employee productivity, compliance and information security. This paper features a detailed discussion of the survey findings alongside analysis of how third-party applications have come to pose such a threat. The paper discusses why vulnerabilities for which remediation is available are so widespread and why business organisations are often slow to deploy up-to-date versions of popular third-party applications and security patches. The paper concludes with a discussion of why only a holistic approach to endpoint security management can empower organizations to realize the benefits of third-party applications whilst mitigating the risks that they can present.
Event Date: March 20, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT Almost every company today is trying to reduce risk and lower costs. One way companies are doing this is by upgrading their business analytics infrastructure to a more cost effective platform. See how clients are gaining business insights 8x to 25x faster, while reducing storage requirements by 10 times with IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration on Power Systems. Join this webcast to learn from industry analyst Joe Clabby, President, Clabby Analytics, how the right in-memory database technology can help businesses make more informed decisions (faster), thus leading to better business outcomes. Featured Speakers: Joe Clabby, President - Clabby Analytics Robert Friske, Power Systems Marketing Manager - IBM Paul Gillin, Moderator - QuinStreet