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The IT Specialist Network is a global community of 350,000+ IT professionals dedicated to the field of information technology. As Certified IT Specialists, its members evaluate or review IT products and services from all sectors of the industry. It also advises IT buyers or decision makers via its online IT Specialist Advisory Services.

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Understand the Business Value Lifecycle for 3D Modeling and Project-Oriented ERP New projects drive revenue. Every project is different, has different deadlines, and has different data management requirements. Delivering an IT infrastructure that can deal with the erratic workloads and constantly changing data needs is nearly impossible, let alone being confident that Finance will be able to run reports fast enough to close the books at the end of the month with no complaints. Join Chris McCall, SVP Marketing from NexGen Storage to discuss new value-driven data management capabilities designed to deliver a superior end user experience for project-oriented architecture and engineering firms. Read more >
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  • A lot has changed in the way we communicate for business. A decade ago, most organizations had employees who came to the office every day, used desktop computers and desk phones, and stopped communicating for work when they went home.

    Today, people communicate for work anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Per Forrester, sixty-six percent of employees use two or more mobile devices for work. And according to Frost & Sullivan, nearly 25 percent of employees work from home or the road. What’s more, the desk phone is not the only business device. Based on a RingCentral survey, 35 percent of employees are using their mobile phones for work even when they are in the office. And nearly 80 percent of employees text for business, with 32 percent reporting that they’ve even closed a business deal via text.

    Even with these undeniable business behavior changes, the vast majority of companies haven’t optimized their communications infrastructure for mobile workforces or BYOD.

    Join this webinar to get ahead of the pack and learn the benefits of a cloud communications solution that supports the new world of work.

    •Understand the trends driving mobility and behavior changes in the work place, with Melanie Turek, VP of Research for Enterprise Communication & Collaboration, Frost & Sullivan.
    •Get the real story from a business that has addressed their mobility needs first hand from Adam Fishman, director of growth and operations for Lyft, a community ride-sharing service.
    •Hear how a cloud communications solution is addressing several challenges businesses face in the new work world from Nisha Ahluwalia, VP of product marketing at RingCentral.
  • The BYOD trend is a symptom of consumerization in the mobile/cloud era that presents an opportunity for IT to be more relevant to the business. Recent studies show more interest than ever in BYO “anything” programs, however this transformation is hindered by concerns over security and complexity. From MacBooks and laptops to smartphones and tablets, a BYO “Anything” strategy must start with the user, not the device. By attending this webinar and discussion, you will learn:
    - How to take a people-centric approach to BYOD programs
    - Simple tips for navigating through the policy nightmares associated with BYOD
    - Key infrastructure requirement for a successful BYOD program
    - How a successful BYOD program can lead to even greater value for business mobility
  • Milliseconds can mean millions of dollars made or lost but if you have to pay millions of dollars for it in the first place, is it really worth it? Loading up servers with flash or buying the most expensive storage systems on the planet have been the only way to achieve the lowest possible latency for virtualized SQL apps that require HA. Join George Wagner, Sr. Product Marketing Manager from NexGen Storage to discuss how new value-driven data management capabilities can deliver extreme low latency to the data that needs it without breaking the bank.
  • As a business, concerns over RTO, RPO, costs, security, and data privacy have historically made the decision for cloud backup a complicated one. However, cloud technologies continue to evolve, and can now provide substantial cost benefits while overcoming the most stringent security, data privacy, storage and performance hurdles. This makes it a perfect fit for many backup needs — especially remote office server backup.

    In this session we’ll cover:

    * The state of the cloud and the latest advancements for D2C server backup
    * How security and data storage advancements are addressing key enterprise data privacy concerns
    * How to leverage the cloud for remote office server backup and archiving, while significantly lowering storage and administration expenses
  • Based on recent research by analyst Bob Larrivee of AIIM, this webinar will address how organizations can leverage technology to identify, evaluate and optimize business processes to increase operational efficiency.

    Join us as we explore:
    - Drivers for problem-solving, tracking KPIs, process failures and workflow management
    - How technology can reduce errors and exceptions that lead to lost business and non-compliance
    - Increasing visibility to optimize processes, reduce costs and deliver a superior customer experience
  • Scaling multiple databases with a single legacy storage system works well from a cost perspective, but workload conflicts and hardware contention make these solutions an unattractive choice for anything but low-performance applications.

    Attend the webinar to learn about:
    - How SolidFire’s all-flash storage system provides high performance at massive scale for mixed workload processing while simultaneously controlling costs and guaranteeing performance
    - How to deploy four or more database copies using SolidFire’s Oracle Validated Configuration, at a price point at or below the cost of traditional storage systems
    - SolidFire’s Quality of Service (QoS) guarantee; every copy receives dedicated all-flash performance, so IT admins can deliver solutions with confidence and maximize business efficiency
  • With the maturation and increased adoption of Big Data technologies such as Hadoop, the process for how data flows through an organization is evolving so to ensure these technologies are utilized to their full potential. Traditional technologies for data discovery, governance and preparation simply don’t fit the requirements of this new ecosystem’s technology and users.
  • Designing a fully orchestrated OpenStack cloud can be complex, time-consuming, and downright scary, making you feel as if you're standing on a precarious professional cliff. In this webinar, you'll find lampposts of knowledge and wisdom to light your way. StackVelocity and SUSE have teamed up to help you understand how to develop solutions that allow you to accelerate your time to value while maintaining the economics required for success in the marketplace.

    In this webinar, you will learn:
    -The challenges in orchestrating OpenStack that all enterprises should consider
    -How to think about the challenges in terms of the features your cloud is expected to deliver (e.g., DBaaS; LBaaS; federation to other cloud infrastructures, OpenStack or otherwise)
    -The best practices for designing, building, pre-validating, installing, managing, monitoring and optimizing an OpenStack cloud
    -How to plan your orchestration strategy in light of the ongoing maturation of OpenStack
    -How the StackVelocity/SUSE solution for cloud orchestration gets you from "sowing" to "reaping" as quickly as possible

    This session will provide practical, actionable strategies you can put to use immediately, regardless of the OpenStack distro or cloud orchestration solution you choose to implement. Join us!

    Speakers: Russ Lindsay, Director of Solutions Architecture, StackVelocity; David Byte, Senior Technology Strategist, SUSE; and Pete Chadwick, Senior Product Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Solutions, SUSE
  • Configuring a VDI image is a complex task for the systems engineer. This session will help prepare the engineer for creating an image as well as vetting and troubleshooting it before it gets to production. Topics include:

    - Image Creation Best Practices (Scripts, What-to-dos, What not-to-dos)
    - Image Testing (Tools free and not)
    - Troubleshooting (How to find out what’s wrong when it goes wrong)
    - VDI Deployments (Why?)
    - User Experience Monitoring (You need it, but how?)
  • Everything you do is case driven, deadlines are everything and end user experience with data whether it’s uploading or analyzing is critical. All of these things mean the business value of data is in constant flux, but data storage treat all data equally forcing you to choose between staying in budget or meeting end user service level expectations. Join Chris McCall, SVP Marketing of NexGen Storage to discuss new value-driven data management capabilities designed to help Legal Service IT providers deliver a best-in-class end user experience.

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