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  • It’s easy to focus on how the GUI (Graphic User Interface), layout and design elements of your new application, and how it is displayed on tablet, smartphone or notebook. But what about the back end dependencies that too often limit the performance and user experience of newly released apps?

    A recent survey by voke Research Inc. revealed that on average developers, testers and QA specialists require access to 52 dependent elements for development or testing, yet have unrestricted access to only 23 of these. That’s 29 constraint points that are fundamentally risking an organization’s competitiveness. Constraints such as response time, test data management and integration with 3rd parties can all impact the released application quality.

    CA Service Virtualization addresses these constraints directly, by simulating the behaviors of out-of-scope systems, whether these are ERP (such as SAP), mainframe, databases or even third-party applications. It replaces fragile stubs and mocks with dynamic, robust simulations that accurately model the behavior, data and performance of needed systems.

    Not only does this enable parallel development, it “shifts left” quality by allowing for integration testing earlier in the SDLC when issues are easier and less expensive to resolve.
  • It’s easy to focus on how the GUI (Graphic User Interface), layout and design elements of your new application, and how it is displayed on tablet, smartphone or notebook. But what about the back end dependencies that too often limit the performance and user experience of newly released apps?

    A recent survey by voke Research Inc. revealed that on average developers, testers and QA specialists require access to 52 dependent elements for development or testing, yet have unrestricted access to only 23 of these. That’s 29 constraint points that are fundamentally risking an organization’s competitiveness. Constraints such as response time, test data management and integration with 3rd parties can all impact the released application quality.

    CA Service Virtualization addresses these constraints directly, by simulating the behaviors of out-of-scope systems, whether these are ERP (such as SAP), mainframe, databases or even third-party applications. It replaces fragile stubs and mocks with dynamic, robust simulations that accurately model the behavior, data and performance of needed systems.

    Not only does this enable parallel development, it “shifts left” quality by allowing for integration testing earlier in the SDLC when issues are easier and less expensive to resolve.
  • Like most asset-intensive companies, you experience issues with poor quality asset and maintenance data in your CMMS system. You know you need to fix the issues to optimize your maintenance procedures, but you don't know where to begin. Join us as Paul Peterson and David Hattrick discuss the effects of bad data on the maintenance organization. Discover best practices to help you easily find and fix data issues
  • Transaction data is a goldmine, both to operations teams and channel banking managers. If you are tasked with delivering an amazing consumer experience, transforming this data into valuable insights has never been easier than NOW.

    Join NCR and INETCO to learn about best practices for transaction management. Explore how the latest in Fintech innovation has made it exponentially easier to collect, correlate and visualize valuable transaction data across your complex banking environment. Leave this webinar knowing how you can harness the game-changing knowledge of where, when and how consumers interact within your multi-channel banking environment.

    “62% of financial institutions in a recent Celent survey strongly believe that customer analytics offers significant competitive advantages and 53% strongly feel they need a granular, holistic and forward-looking view of customers to be competitive. One key to understanding customers and improving banking channel efficiencies lies in making rich transaction data accessible for actionable customer analytics.” - Bob Meara, Senior Banking Analyst at Celent
  • According to Gartner, “through 2019, more than 50% of data migration projects will exceed budget and/or result in some form of business disruption due to flawed execution."(1) Furthermore, 1 in 6 large IT projects go over budget by 200%, according to a Harvard Business Review article. It is widely recognized that application migration and consolidation projects are “risky business” – high-ticket items for the corporation, with a scary chance of failing. If you are undertaking any IT modernization or rationalization project, such as consolidating applications or migrating applications to the cloud or ‘on-prem’ application, such as SAP, this webinar is a must-see.

    The webinar is going to shine the light on the critical role that data plays in the success or failure of these projects. Application data consolidation and migration is typically 30% to 40% of the application go-live effort. There is a multitude of data issues that can plague a project like this and lead to its doom, and these are not always recognized and understood early on, which is the biggest problem.

    In this webinar, Philip Russom of TDWI will walk us through the potential data pitfalls a corporation should consider when undertaking an application consolidation or migration project. Philip will share best practices for managing data in order to minimize risks and ensure on-time and on-budget delivery of these projects. Rob will discuss Informatica’s unique methodology and solution to support these best practices. Rob will also share real-life examples on how Informatica is helping customers reduce risks and complete application consolidation and migration projects on budget and on schedule.

    1) Gartner report titled "Best Practices Mitigate Data Migration Risks and Challenges" published on December 9, 2014
  • There are many myths that project managers and executives simply accept about project management. Dates are mandated. Project managers own the project. Resources are unlimited. On the other side, there are many excuses such as things will never change here. You don’t understand our corporate culture. Our organization can’t work like that. If you have heard any of this or believe any of this, than this session is perfect for you. Come hear world renowned speaker Rick A. Morris, President of R2 Consulting, LLC Mythbust Project Management for you! Rick is an expert in down to earth delivery of simple and executable tips and tricks to get you on a path of powerful change! In a quick hour, walk away with some simple facts and stories that can change the way you think about project management.
  • Join Liaison Solutions Engineer William Gilchrist and Liaison's partner Bonnie Kucharski with NewEDI as they provide an overview of the critical aspects of B2B integration that can make or break your business, and provides best practices for each:

    •Trading partner on-boarding
    •Managing Documentation
    •Integrating with the back-office
    •Business Rules & Mapping
    •Testing
    •Acknowledgements, Auditing & Reporting
  • The need to share content -- securely, collaboratively, immediately -- is critical to your job. You’re working with outside agencies and business partners, sharing documents that contain sensitive data like product designs, ad campaigns and customer data, to name just a few.

    According to research from the Ponemon Institute, more than six out of ten people report having accidentally forwarded files to individuals not authorized to see them. It’s time to create some good habits that will allow you to collaborate with internal and external resources and be 100% compliant with the regulations that govern your industry.

    Please join us for an interactive presentation about how new habits and tools can make it easy for you to be efficient and compliant, without sacrificing speed or creativity.
  • Do you run mission critical applications in the cloud? If the answer is yes, then you already know how important it is to have visibility into all aspects of your infrastructure. An alert telling you your application is down is no longer sufficient. Today’s IT managers need to be made aware of potential problems before they arise.

    Join me, Dan Waymire, Sr. Account Manager at HOSTING, for a webinar on May 28th at 3 p.m. EST to learn how Hosting can provide unprecedented visibility into your infrastructure, allowing you to be one step ahead of service impacting events. Leveraging the industry leading ScienceLogic platform, I will cover the following:
    •A demonstration of how you can build real-time dashboards showing availability, utilization, and performance of your entire IT infrastructure
    •A walk-through of an Executive dashboard showing your leadership team the application availability in real time
    •IT manager dashboards capable of showing utilization & performance of web servers, database servers, switches, and firewalls all in a single pane of glass
  • User Environment Management (UEM) technologie zorgt ervoor dat alle gebruikers naar tevredenheid kunnen werken op ieder device, terwijl het de IT-omgeving en daarmee het beheer minder complex maakt. Vooral ook in een omgeving met een mix van fysieke en virtuele devices of een combinatie van meerdere devices, locaties of delivery methodes.

    Wil je weten of een UEM-oplossing toegevoegde waarde heeft voor jouw IT-omgeving? Schrijf je dan nu in voor de 5 technische webinars gehost door onze Pre Sales Consultants. Zij gaan in op de vijf belangrijkste redenen om de gebruikerservaring in jouw organisatie naar een hoger niveau te brengen en hoe je dat technisch gezien voor elkaar krijgt.

    Tijdens dit vierde webinar gaan we in op reden #4: Gebruikers willen gewoon dat het werkt. Naast het bespreken van de techniek, laten onze pre-sales door middel van een demo zien hoe je door middel van een UEM-oplossing de ervaring die gebruikers hebben als ze werken op hun systeem versnelt, waardoor de gebruikersacceptatie verbetert en de productiviteit wordt verhoogd. Door een efficiëntere distributie van het profiel- en applicatiebeleid, hoeven gebruikers niet meer te wachten op het laden van die delen van hun omgeving die ze (nog) niet nodig hebben. Daarnaast worden CPU-, geheugen- en schijfruimte op een slimme manier gealloceerd, user density verhoogd en de hardware-eisen verlaagd zodat de algehele kwaliteit van de IT-dienstverlening wordt verbeterd.
  • In the Age of the Customer, constant application updates are the norm and DevOps practices help companies not only deliver, but gain competitive advantage through differentiated user experiences. These DevOps practices specialize in the deployment, operations and ongoing support of digital services and applications that are created in agile development and continuous delivery environments. But how can IT Operations keep up? Application Performance Management (APM) enables Ops to collaborate with Dev across continuous delivery cycles to deliver a differentiated user experience, again and again.

    What you’ll learn:
    •How DevOps is changing the way applications are delivered
    •What DevOps means to IT Operations
    •How APM can help IT Operations put the Ops back in DevOps
  • Support for Windows Server 2003 ends July 14, 2015. Remaining on this operating system means security risks, high support costs and the end of compliance with payment card industry standards.
    Migrating server data can be a lengthy and complicated process that most IT teams cannot afford to manage alone in parallel with daily operations.
    Learn in this webcast how Dell can help you migrate to a modern cloud operating system, such as Windows Server 2012.
  • Moving existing applications to a public cloud can produce a variety of benefits for business and IT, including speed, flexibility, focus, agility, scale, geographic reach, and cost savings. At the same time, some application migrations fail to meet expectations and create new challenges, including down time, performance degradation and escalating costs. Join this session to hear what tools, processes and best practices are working – and how to avoid a failed migration project. You won’t regret it!
  • In this webinar, we will give an overview of the state of DevOps in 2015, and cover all relevant methodologies and technologies that DevOps teams and engineers are talking about.
  • These days, every aspect of educational development creates digital data. Students, faculty, and staff are continually creating files for assignments, lectures and lesson plans, lab and field research, plus the administrative “paper trail”, challenging you, the IT manager, to secure, protect, and manage the growing data sprawl. Schools are just as susceptible to security breaches as other organizations and must comply with stringent data privacy regulations, all while supporting a diverse and constantly changing user base.

    Join guest Mark Lamson, Director of IT at the Westerly, RI public school system, and David Stevens, Technical Marketing Manager at DataGravity, as they explore ways that local school districts, colleges and universities can use automated file and data analysis to reduce complexity and better serve their constituents. You’ll learn strategies to:

    •Enhance data compliance and security
    •Increase visibility and understanding of your data sets
    •Rein in data growth and storage utilization
  • IT Service Management (ITSM) has evolved dramatically and what was considered mature and effective ITSM a just short time ago is barely sufficient today. So what’s next for ITSM and are you prepared for the future?

    This webcast will discuss developments in ITSM and how industry best practices are changing. Learn more about what your organization needs to do to keep pace with the new frontier of ITSM.

    This session is approved for 1 priSM Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
  • May 7, 2015 @ 10am PST / 1pm EST
    Sponsored by Workfront, Inc

    Panelists:
    David Linthicum - Senior Vice President; Cloud Technology Partners
    Rich Morrow - Principal Engineer; quicloud
    More panelists to be announced soon!



    By attending this webinar, you'll:


    * Discover what works when mixing traditional app dev techniques
    * Automate Agile principles while deploying new or existing apps
    * Learn how cloud and big data can complicate the Agile scenario 
    * Avoid the pitfalls of bad dev op strategies
  • The world of mobile apps is rapidly changing and very, very competitive. Your mobile customers (users), always have choices, and if your app fails in their hands (or even worse if it rapidly drains their battery), then your app will be deleted. We know that users are quick to delete. You’re responsible for the quality of the user’s experience, and in this short and focused webinar we will share five key steps you need to take to deliver an exceptional user experience. Specifically, we’ll explore how to: shift mobile monitoring left into dev & test, accelerate and automate mobile testing, optimize for any mobile network conditions; and how to know your real user experience once in production.
  • When adding new 10G infrastructure to your network it is best practice to validate performance before making it operational. Yet this step is frequently skipped - increasing the likelihood of future problems such as:
    •Outages
    •More time spent troubleshooting
    •Sub-optimal application delivery

    In this webinar learn how the new OneTouch AT 10G Network Assistant facilitates 10G infrastructure acceptance testing with automated, 1-button standardised testing and reporting.
  • You’ve read about keyword research, inbound links and optimizing web copy for search. If you follow the leading SEO experts, you undoubtedly know about Penguin, Hummingbird and Mobilegeddon… But what are they NOT telling you about?

    In this webinar, SEO expert Bruce Chapman from DNN shares 24 rapid-fire tips that you haven’t considered. You’ll leave the webinar with tricks that you can apply to your website right away, tools you can use to test to find out the best results, increase engagement and outcomes.
  • Digital initiatives are very cross-functional by nature. Gaining and maintaining alignment on priorities can be quite difficult, particularly given the fast pace of retail and siloed nature of most retail organizations. Thus, the drive to achieve business benefits from digital initiatives can be elusive. In this webinar, we will discuss importance of governance and managing digital initiatives as a portfolio.

    Attendees will learn:
    •Leading practices for driving alignment on digital priorities
    •How to ensure digital efforts meet changing business needs and lead to business benefits (both near-term and longer term)
  • Software drives business optimizations, and agile software development approaches help drive innovation. Yet managing disparate applications deployed across a range of platforms without consistent agile quality strategies is costly, inefficient, and inherently risky. Effective approaches to agile quality are becoming increasingly vital to success.

    Agile development provides tremendous opportunities for efficient, adaptive code creation, yet organizational strategies to manage code quality and agile testing as part of an agile lifecycle remain woefully inadequate. In addition, as mobile, cloud, and social platforms themselves are evolving at an agile pace, complexity increases, adding further quality challenges.

    Join IDC analyst Melinda Ballou as she discusses business and development strategies to leverage an agile quality community culture, agile techniques, and automation as the complex sourcing of software creation evolves.

    Melinda will:
    • discuss the benefits and challenges of agile quality adoption
    • explain how agile quality and related lifecycle approaches enable speedier and collaborative code creation
    • provide visibility into software assets that improve software development and business adaptability
  • User Environment Management (UEM) technologie zorgt ervoor dat alle gebruikers naar tevredenheid kunnen werken op ieder device, terwijl het de IT-omgeving en daarmee het beheer minder complex maakt. Vooral ook in een omgeving met een mix van fysieke en virtuele devices of een combinatie van meerdere devices, locaties of delivery methodes.

    Wil je weten of een UEM-oplossing toegevoegde waarde heeft voor jouw IT-omgeving? Schrijf je dan nu in voor de 5 technische webinars gehost door onze Pre Sales Consultants. Zij gaan in op de vijf belangrijkste redenen om de gebruikerservaring in jouw organisatie naar een hoger niveau te brengen en hoe je dat technisch gezien voor elkaar krijgt.

    Tijdens dit vijfde en laatste webinar in deze serie gaan we in op reden #5: Gebruikers willen een efficiënte toegang tot hun data. Naast het bespreken van de techniek, laten onze pre-sales door middel van een demo zien hoe je gebruikers met UEM kunt laten profiteren van een naadloze toegang tot data door veilige en efficiënte processen die zorgen voor de juiste controle en beveiliging. Hierdoor krijgt iedereeen eenvoudig toegang krijgen tot hun werk op elke Windows PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone of Android-device. Gegevens zijn ook nog eens toekomstbestendig als opslageisen veranderen en het is niet nodig om steeds data te migreren als nieuwe devices worden ingezet.
  • Microservices are all the rage. An important characteristic of microservices is “shared nothing” … the idea of including necessary libraries or other elements in each microservice. By not sharing libraries outside of the microservice, organizations can support unlimited horizontal scalability, avoid overburdening the network, and avoid unnecessary dependencies that can lead to failures.

    “Shared nothing,” however, doesn’t mean that microservices don’t interact with each other or with other code in your application environment. In fact, developers may “share” where different applications may interact with an identical instances of the same microservice code.

    As a result, building shared services introduces new types of dependencies, especially when DevOps teams are implementing large distributed applications. Service Virtualization is necessary to make virtual services available to developers who are creating these microservices or any other code. Service Virtualization is important to ensure microservices will work properly as they scale up during continuous integration.

    In this webinar, architecture expert Jason Bloomberg will drill down into the microservices architecture principle of “shared nothing.” He will explain the challenges of implementing shared nothing microservices, and how Service Virtualization can address those and other constraint challenges. You’ll also hear from Scott Edwards, Director of Product Marketing at CA Technologies, on using Service Virtualization to remove bottlenecks throughout the SDLC to drive innovations to market, faster.