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  • How to Combine Hadoop & Spark with a Converged Data Platform How to Combine Hadoop & Spark with a Converged Data Platform Jack Norris, Senior Vice President of Data and Applications, MapR Recorded: Jan 20 2017 40 mins
    MapR provides the industry's only converged data platform that integrates the power of Hadoop and Spark with global event streaming, real-time database capabilities, and enterprise storage, enabling customers to harness the enormous power of their data. A majority of current customers report achieving payback in fewer than 12 months and realizing greater than 5X ROI.

    Join this webcast to learn how to:
    - Quickly and easily deploy a cloud-based, converged big data platform
    - Support hybrid environments and easily keep cloud and on-premises environments in sync
    - Design and deliver enterprise grade, production big data applications in the cloud
    - Help your enterprise achieve 5x ROI and harness the enormous power of your data
  • Top 5 Cloud and Mobile Cybersecurity Threats in 2017 Top 5 Cloud and Mobile Cybersecurity Threats in 2017 Doug Splinter & PJ Johnson, Technical Solutions Professionals, Microsoft Recorded: Jan 20 2017 41 mins
    Connected cloud and mobile technologies present immense business opportunity, but there is potential for increased risk as organizations increase their exposure to cybersecurity threats. The digital world requires new approaches to protect against, detect and respond to security threats.

    Join this webcast to learn more about:
    - Protecting against identity compromise and identity breaches before they cause damage
    - Ensuring device security while enabling mobile work for your users
    - The unique perspective Microsoft brings to cybersecurity
  • The Power of Sales and Marketing Alignment The Power of Sales and Marketing Alignment Tracy Eiler, CMO & Andrea Austin, VP of Enterprise Sales at InsideView, Barbara Giamanco, CEO Social Centered Selling Recorded: Jan 20 2017 62 mins
    Increase pipeline, crush quota and accelerate deals to close by aligning sales and marketing strategies and tactics.

    Marketing, sales and account management must align around the needs of the customer to generate bigger and better pipeline, crush quota, and drive stronger lead- to-close ratios in order to accelerate revenue.

    Join this webcast to learn:
    - What 1,000 sales and marketing professionals said about aligning to generate bottom-line results
    - Why data must be your foundation
    - How to remove the cultural barriers to success
    - The right processes to support alignment
    - Strategies for getting started
  • 10 Reasons you May Have Outgrown your Current Accounting Software 10 Reasons you May Have Outgrown your Current Accounting Software David Gersten, Technology Specialist, Microsoft Recorded: Jan 19 2017 61 mins
    You know the old saying - time is money.

    Have you often wondered if your current accounting methods or software, is right for your business? Have you wanted to learn more, but don’t want to be sold a system you don’t know will work. We’ll explore how businesses are moving into the future of Accounting and show you some of the features and functions of this solution that helps you track and save money and save time.

    In this webcast you will learn:
    - Why businesses have moved from spreadsheets to software
    - What are the pitfalls of current accounting software
    - How to choose the right one
    - How you can move in front of your competition but operationalizing your methods
    - How simple it is to adopt and learn

    If you are a CFO, C-level executive, IT Director, IT Manager, Business Development Decision Maker, or Technical Decision Maker, you won't want to miss this discussion!
  • How to Build Engaging Apps on Xamarin with Azure Backend How to Build Engaging Apps on Xamarin with Azure Backend Mahdi Alirezaie, Technical Solutions Professional, Microsoft Corporation Recorded: Jan 19 2017 61 mins
    Whether you’re a new mobile developer or an experienced enterprise team lead, Microsoft’s Azure App Service and Xamarin give you everything you need to build engaging Android, iOS, and Windows apps. See how easy it is to create a cloud backend for your mobile app straight from the Azure Portal and add customization to your backend from authentication to special API controllers.

    Join this webcast to learn how to:
    - Deploy your first App Service
    - Understand how the .NET Azure client SDK works
    - Enhance your app with Authentication and Offline sync
  • The Tech Tools Empowering National Security in a Digital World The Tech Tools Empowering National Security in a Digital World Iveta Topalova, WW Public Sector Architect Manager Recorded: Jan 18 2017 25 mins
    National security agencies face significant challenges today. From new and unknown threats, to operating tempo and budget challenges, having the right technology in place is key to ensuring security in an increasingly evolving threatscape.

    What if technology could help you:
    Gain a common operating picture through shared awareness and visualization of unfolding events
    Harness and validate new and existing sources of data to unlock key patterns and insights
    Align and modernize systems for improved anytime, anywhere command and operations communication
    Improve operational readiness and impact through the use of devices and apps tailored to specific roles and missions

    In this webcast, we begin with the end in mind: the need for the optimization of data insights through analytics, the alignment of platforms and devices for enhanced security and readiness, and the enablement of command and operations within an agile, data-driven national security ecosystem.

    Join this discussion to:
    - Discuss current trends that are presenting significant challenges to protecting US citizens from terrorism and crime
    - See how advancements in technology are empowering national security and federal law enforcement agencies to meet these challenges
    - Learn how agencies are implementing a digital transformation strategy to enhance how they better protect citizens
  • IDC CloudView Survey Says: Accelerate & Enhance your Cloud Competencies IDC CloudView Survey Says: Accelerate & Enhance your Cloud Competencies Scott Emigh, CTO of Corporate Accounts & Jonathan Swartz, Azure National Solution Director Recorded: Jan 17 2017 26 mins
    According to IDC's CloudView 2016 survey, 58% of organizations have embraced the cloud for more than one or two workloads, but only 5% believe they have an optimized cloud strategy.

    When beginning your journey to the cloud, the first step is often the most challenging. Poor guidance, complex technologies, security questions, and regulatory concerns, plus the ever-increasing pressures to innovate while managing costs, lead to indecision for many business and IT leaders.

    To give customers the tools they need for cloud success, Microsoft gathered insights from thousands of customer engagements to create the Cloud Accelerator Program—a structured, targeted series of lessons and resources for quickly achieving measurable cloud results.

    Join this webcast to:
    - Learn from the success of others. Get the skills, tools, and approaches to solving business problems enabled by the power of the Azure platform.
    - Discover the breadth of the Azure platform. Find new ways to help solve your company’s most critical business problems.
    - Experience all that the Azure platform can bring to your business. Use hands-on content and real solutions running in your environment to create real business value.
    - Implement the insights gained from thousands of customers in your own environment with the help of Microsoft and our partners.
  • Tips for Better Business Through Connected Operations Tips for Better Business Through Connected Operations Barbara Giamanco, Franz E. Gruber and Babette Ten Haken Recorded: Jan 17 2017 52 mins
    Today’s demanding business requires seamless, connected operations whether your business is retail, manufacturing, service, distribution, or the public sector. Create a secure, seamless experience that gives you the freedom to work anywhere, anytime, across multiple devices. To compete globally, you need an operational foundation that enables you to make smarter decisions, redesign business processes faster, and fuel business growth.

    Join this dynamic discussion with Barbara Giamanco, CEO of Social Centered Selling, Franz E. Gruber, Founder and Chairman at FORCAM, and Babette Ten Haken, Founder and President of Sales Aerobics for Engineers®.

    In this webcast you will learn how to:
    - Create an operational solution that evolves as your business grows
    - Trim costs and increase transparency across your organization
    - Work smarter and accelerate new product introductions
    - Deliver exceptional customer experience with personalized interactions
  • Self-Service BI Applications for Business Analysts Self-Service BI Applications for Business Analysts Kevin Orbaker, Technical Solutions Professional, Microsoft Recorded: Jan 16 2017 36 mins
    Business analysts fuse the science and the art of data analysis to build custom reports and drill down on important business drivers.

    Join this webcast to learn:
    •How powerful analytical tools can bridge the gap from cold data to meaningful insight
    •How Business Intelligence applications can combine data from multiple sources for a more well-rounded picture
    •How these apps can perform richer analysis to bring data to life for everyone on your team
  • Digital Transformation and the Modern Tech Leader Digital Transformation and the Modern Tech Leader David Gemoll, Cloud Transformation Executive Recorded: Jan 16 2017 25 mins
    As a Tech Leader you are doing amazing things in the face of a complex and competitive digital world. We know that however advanced our technology may be, it’s only useful if it helps your organization engage customers, optimize operations, transform your products and empower your employees. Using customer case studies, this session illustrates how technology leaders from across the globe are using Microsoft solutions to fuel their digital transformation; delivering new value to their stakeholders, while developing new business models. To be a modern tech leader you must be prepared to respond to the digital-first business imperative, we’ll show you how Microsoft can empower you and your organization to do just that.

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