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Business Intelligence and Analytics

  • Data Visualisation Best Practices Data Visualisation Best Practices Brett Churchill, BI Consultant, Yellowfin Live 45 mins
    Business Intelligence investment is booming and the amount of data available for reporting and analysis is skyrocketing.
    So, it’s never been harder, or more important to quickly uncover and communicate the actionable insights within your data. But, how do you deliver value from your BI deployment?
    Watch this webinar to learn how to choose, design and deliver the best visualisations to effectively communicate the significance of your metrics and trends to your BI users.
  • Big Data Analytics and Data Management with Hortonworks & HPE Big Data Analytics and Data Management with Hortonworks & HPE Vincent Powell, HPE & Dave Russell, Hortonworks Recorded: Aug 23 2016 63 mins
    As organizations strive to identify and realize the value in Big Data, many now seek more agile and capable analytic systems. While many have piloted Hadoop as a data repository for simple workloads, there is much more value that can be created from Hadoop by leveraging the data in the platform more, to interact with the data and uncover new business insights.

    To understand how to be agile and data driven, please join us for a webinar with some of our Big Data experts. At this session we will be covering:

    • Best practice methods needed to extract value from Hadoop investments, analysing opportunities and obstacles many organizations face nowadays.
    • How to identify, validate and prioritise IT use cases based on value.
    • Why consumption based platforms are, in the current business world, the best of choice to overcome the risk of technology obsolescence.
    • Strategic guide to work with customer senior management and lead architects to address their architectural direction and alignment with business priorities.
    • Competitive information you need to craft the winning analytics strategy to derive real-time business insights from new and existing data sources.
  • What does the GDPR mean to you? What does the GDPR mean to you? Arif Muhammad, Director Product Management and Wilfred Mathanaraj, Product Owner TDM, CA Technologies Recorded: Aug 18 2016 42 mins
    There's new legislation in place, that's expanded the definition of personal data and puts IT and testing departments on high alert to safeguard personal data, across testing and development environments. It's the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Are you ready for it?

    In this session, we’ll demonstrate how CA Test Data Manager helps to both mask your production data and to generate synthetic test data; a powerful combination to help you meet compliance needs and deliver quality applications. There will be a short section on the future of the tester self-service model that will enable testers to efficiently get access to the right test data.
  • The Business Impact of Fast Data Analytics The Business Impact of Fast Data Analytics Impetus; Fannie Mae Recorded: Aug 18 2016 61 mins
    The promise of big data is greater than ever before…due to an explosion in the number and variety of data sources. This has caused a shift from traditional structured, and batch or periodic data warehouse environments to today’s more complex combination of structured with semi & unstructured data, along with the requirement to apply analytics in real-time. To determine how best to deliver on the full promise of this opportunity, enterprises today have to sort through an often confusing array of commercial and open source solutions.

    This webinar will feature a real-world example describing how Fannie Mae worked with partners Hortonworks and Impetus Technologies to develop a streamlined solution to:
    -Reduce the cost and complexity of their data infrastructure by leveraging more efficient and effective big data and fast data ingestion platforms
    -Deliver net new analytics capabilities
    -Apply data quality checks and data enrichment at the point of ingest through the use of real-time analytics
  • Find Your Way With Location Analytics Find Your Way With Location Analytics Mark Winslow, Location Analytics Specialist, Information Builders Recorded: Aug 18 2016 25 mins
    Summer Shorts Series

    After a long week on the beach, you might need a map to find your way back to work, and especially to see what your business is doing.

    WebFOCUS maps combine the best-of-breed mapping from Esri with the industry-leading BI capability of Information Builders' analytics platform.

    Join us as we explore how mapping and BI can help you:

    Visualize your corporate data with Esri maps
    Interact with multiple map layers
    Include custom map layers
    Enrich your findings with Esri demographic data

    Bring your questions!
  • Microsoft SQL Series: 5 steps to Migrate from Oracle to SQL Server Microsoft SQL Series: 5 steps to Migrate from Oracle to SQL Server Kevin Orbaker & Rajinder Gill Recorded: Aug 17 2016 65 mins
    Migration is a process. We have in-depth methodologies, resources, offers and tools to help you move from Oracle to SQL Server quickly and painlessly. Learn 5 steps to migrate from Oracle and unlock value from your data using the cutting edge capabilities of SQL Server.

    Join this session to learn about the 5 steps in migration:
    •Assess your current data systems
    •Develop a Migration Plan
    •Deploy to the new system
    •Validate everything is working properly
    •Cutover from your old system
  • Exploring 7 Kinds of Data Stories Exploring 7 Kinds of Data Stories Ben Jones, Director of Product Management, Tableau Recorded: Aug 17 2016 47 mins
    What makes a story data-driven? It’s no secret that we’re all swimming in data. Journalists, in particular – but also businesspeople, analysts, students and more – want to tell stories with data. We know that the human brain is wired to understand data visually. Whether you’re looking at big or small data, bringing data visualizations into your work adds depth and detail to an article, report, or presentation.

    In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll cover seven types of data stories and how to incorporate them into your work. Whether you’re a reporter, a student, a businessperson, or anyone else, you’ll learn how to tell stronger, more compelling stories using data. You’ll be a better storyteller for it.
  • EM360° Panel: Dell, Intel & Cloudera EM360° Panel: Dell, Intel & Cloudera Anthony Dina, Director of Enterprise Technologists at Dell Recorded: Aug 17 2016 9 mins
    Dell invites their partners Intel and Cloudera to discuss the most prevalent Big Data trends and also how issues surrounding information security are being identified and solved. Anthony Dina hosts, joined by security expert Sam Heywood (Cloudera) and Head of Big Data strategy, Brandon Draeger (Intel).
  • Exemplary Customer Service Starts with the Right Ingredients Exemplary Customer Service Starts with the Right Ingredients Dave Atherton, Head of Customer Services at AO.com; David Wilson, Head of IT at AO.com Recorded: Aug 17 2016 4 mins
    AO.com, the award winning UK online retailer which specialises in household appliances, was clear on the right ingredients, but it needed the right technology to deliver them to its customers. The first step on this journey was deciding who to buy the technology from, and there started the relationship with Interactive Intelligence.

    With the implementation of the Interactive Intelligence Customer Interaction Center (CIC) AO.com know exactly at which part of the journey a customer is and can interact with them accordingly. AO.com can now detect if a customer is ringing on the day of their delivery. If they are, there is a 90 percent chance they want to find out what time their new washing machine or oven will be arriving. To save the customer spending time waiting to speak to an operator, AO.com automatically tells the customer what their delivery time is. This result is a 50 percent drop out at this point as this information is exactly what customers wanted to find out.
    David Atherton, Head of Customer Service at AO.com commented “It is a great service, as the customer gets the information they need without having to ask and it works for us as it leaves the agents free to deal with customers who do need to speak to somebody. It is a self-service programme to empower the customer to have access to as much info as they can without having to wait unnecessarily.”

    The right ingredients are foundational to a high-quality customer experience. Define your objectives, clearly communicate them, take into account the entire customer journey, plan for the future, then revise the plan as needed based on results.

    The measurements help ensure you meet your objective, the ingredients are essential to success.
  • IP EXPO Europe 2016: IoT Predictions IP EXPO Europe 2016: IoT Predictions Philip Carnelley, Research Director at IDC; Rob Bamforth, Principal Analyst at Quocirca; Mark Burgess, Independent Researcher Recorded: Aug 17 2016 3 mins
    With a record number of visitors at this year’s IP EXPO Europe, there was quite a hubbub of activity spread across the six IT events at the Excel, London.
    EM360° caught up with a few key speakers and analysts from research firms IDC and Quocirca at the event and captured their views on how they see things emerging for the Internet of Things – a hot topic in the room.
    Featuring Rob Bamforth, Prinicpal Analyst at Quocirca; Philip Carnelley, Research Director at IDC; and Mark Burgess, founder of CFEngine and independent infrastructure analyst, who closed Day 1 with his keynote ‘Thinking in Promises for an Internet of Things’.
  • Microsoft SQL Series: Running your Mission Critical Line of Business Apps Microsoft SQL Series: Running your Mission Critical Line of Business Apps Ross LoForte & Jimmy May Recorded: Aug 16 2016 57 mins
    In a recent Gartner survey, more than 85% of enterprise respondents indicated that data growth, performance and availability was their largest challenge.

    Join this session to learn how SQL Server can help you run your mission critical line of business applications including:

    •Enterprise performance
    •Security and compliance
    •High availability and disaster recovery
  • Blazent- Growth drivers for IT Blazent- Growth drivers for IT Charlie Piper - CEO and Dan Ortega - VP of Marketing Recorded: Aug 16 2016 4 mins
    Charlie Piper, Blazent's CEO, joins Dan Ortega, the VP of Marketing to describe the central role data quality plays in transforming IT into a growth driver for business.
  • Enterprise BI levels up: The two-tier platform approach Enterprise BI levels up: The two-tier platform approach Richard Neale Recorded: Aug 16 2016 4 mins
    In this video, Richard Neale of cloud enterprise BI platform company, Birst, looks at the latest recommendations for organising BI teams to simultaneously support a centralised and de-centralised approach to BI and the necessary next generation BI platform technology required to support this.
  • Microsoft SQL Series: Overview for Database Professionals Microsoft SQL Series: Overview for Database Professionals Kevin Orbaker, Microsoft Recorded: Aug 12 2016 53 mins
    We will help you understand the planning and process required to migrate from Oracle to SQL Server including apps, hardware, licensing and training. If you are potentially looking to migrate off Oracle onto SQL Server, specifically around Mission Critical and OLTP, this webcast is for you.

    Join this session to learn more about:
    •Understanding SQL Server components prior to migration
    •Architecture: processes, storage architecture
    •Database objects
    •Working with data
  • Microsoft Visio Video Guide: How to Interact with AutoCAD Drawings Microsoft Visio Video Guide: How to Interact with AutoCAD Drawings David Parker, Founder, bVisual Recorded: Aug 11 2016 60 mins
    Layout and design is one of the key Visio scenarios loved by architects, engineers, and operations teams. Come learn about how the latest features can make office and facilities management easier and more collaborative. And get the best practices to import and simplify AutoCAD files and add data visualizations on top of your processes and plans
  • Deep Dive and Demo of Informatica Data Integration Hub 10.1 Deep Dive and Demo of Informatica Data Integration Hub 10.1 Charlie Hughes, DIH Domain Expert, Etai Margolin, DIH Product Manager, Stefan Manns, DIH Product Specialist Recorded: Aug 11 2016 60 mins
    In order to fully realize the benefits of new Cloud and Big Data applications and analytics systems, they need to be integrated with existing systems. Informatica Data Integration Hub 10.1 combines business self-service with centralized, hub-based data integration including SaaS apps and analytics systems as well as Hadoop in a single system. Join a presentation, demo and conversation with Informatica product experts about how your organization could benefit from the highly productive data integration solution provided by the world’s leading pub/sub data hub.

    You will learn:

    - How Data Integration Hub’s modern publish/subscribe data integration solution works
    - How to more efficiently integrate multiple SaaS applications with on-premises systems using DIH
    - How Hadoop-scale data processing and storage can be used seamlessly together with traditional PowerCenter workflows
  • Big Data Integration Big Data Integration Marcelo Litovsky, Senior Solutions Architect, Information Builders Recorded: Aug 11 2016 28 mins
    Summer Shorts Series

    Today's organizations contend with more diverse applications, data, and systems than ever before – silos that are often
    fragmented and difficult to leverage together. iWay Big Data Integrator (BDI) simplifies the creation, management,
    and use of Hadoop-based data lakes. It provides a modern, native approach to Hadoop-based data integration and
    management that ensures high levels of capability, compatibility, and flexibility to help your organization.

    Join us to learn how you can simplify adoption of Apache Hadoop using iWay Big Data Integrator.
    Learn about our ability to streamline the deployment of ingestion, transformation, and extraction tasks.

    Bring your questions!
  • Separating the Myths from the Truths in Data Visualisation Separating the Myths from the Truths in Data Visualisation Andy Kirk, Data Visualization specialist and Editor, VisualisingData.com Recorded: Aug 11 2016 45 mins
    In this talk Andy Kirk will shine a light on some of the most discussed and debated aspects of data visualisation design. The aim of the talk is to expose some of the myths about data visualisation and reinforce some of the truths in order to offer practitioners, professionals and part-time enthusiasts alike greater clarity about this increasingly popular discipline.

    Viewers will come away with a greater understanding of the rights and the wrongs in data visualisation as well as an awareness of the aspects of this activity that must remain tagged with the elusive notion of ‘it depends’. Along the way Andy will exhibit some of the best examples and techniques from across the field.
  • The New World of Field Service: Delivering Remarkable Customer Experiences The New World of Field Service: Delivering Remarkable Customer Experiences Jim Burkeholder, Dynamics Field Service Sales, FieldOne Recorded: Aug 10 2016 20 mins
    What is a great customer experience? How can your mobile workforce not only provide great service, but delight your customers? How can you continue to increase customer satisfaction yet reduce costs to deliver exceptional service? In this session, you will learn from FieldOne and FPL FiberNet, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy, how to delight your customers and your CFO by changing the way you think about delivering services.
  • Self Service Data Management for Analytics Users Across the Enterprise Self Service Data Management for Analytics Users Across the Enterprise Ken Pikulik and Bob Matsey from Teradata Corporation Recorded: Aug 10 2016 60 mins
    With the proliferation of analytics expanding across every function of the enterprise, the need for broader access to data by experienced data scientists and non-technical users to produce reports and make discovery is growing exponentially.

    The unintended consequences of this trend is a bottleneck within IT to deliver the necessary data while still maintaining the governance and data security standards required to safeguard this critical corporate asset.

    This presentation will illustrate how organizations are solving this challenge and enabling users to both access larger quantities of existing data as well as add new data to their own models without negatively impacting the quality, security or cost to store that data. It will also highlight some of the cost and performance benefits achieved by enabling self-service data management.
  • Portfolio Management Done Better– The Next Generation Portfolio Management Done Better– The Next Generation Andy Jordon, ProjectManagement.com and Jim Tisch, Dir Product Marketing, PPM Recorded: Aug 10 2016 61 mins
    Does your organization practice portfolio management? Do you feel there’s still an opportunity to do things better? If so, or if you haven’t yet committed to portfolio management, this webinar is for you. Industry expert Andy Jordan will explain the concept of portfolio driven organizations, a response to existing portfolio management falling short of expectations. Among other topics covered will be:
    •The portfolio driven concept
    •Building an integrated planning and delivery organization
    •The role of the PMO
    •How to make it happen
    Don’t miss this chance to gain a competitive advantage on your rivals, join us for this webinar and get access to leading edge thinking on portfolio management and practical steps to making it happen in your organization.
  • Why Governed Data Discovery? Why Governed Data Discovery? Chris Banks, Senior Director, WebFOCUS Recorded: Aug 10 2016 45 mins
    Everyone loves to visualize data, but sometimes data visualizations are the wrong tools for the job. Learn to avoid common pitfalls and see how to make fast, easy, and accurate data visualizations part of your analytics mix, so everyone can make informed decisions.
  • Intel & Threat Analysis – The Defensive Duo Intel & Threat Analysis – The Defensive Duo Jens Monrad, Global Threat Intelligence Liaison, FireEye; Al Maslowski-Yerges Manager, Americas Systems Engineering Recorded: Aug 10 2016 41 mins
    The ongoing battle with cybercrime is asymmetric. You’ve invested millions in protection technology but unknown attackers still find a way in. So how do you stay ahead of the curve?

    "The core problem is that most cyber security tools do not make a distinction between everyday malware and advanced targeted attacks. If security tools cannot tell the difference, security teams have no way of prioritizing the alerts that matter the most."

    Join Jens Monrad, Global Threat Intelligence Liaison from FireEye in this webinar that will discuss:

    •How to ensure you are responding to the alert that matters

    •Benefits of Alerts with threat Intelligence

    •Using threat intelligence to think like your attacker

    •How to apply threat intelligence, expert rules and advanced security data analytics in order to shut down threats before they cause damage

    •How security teams can prioritize and optimize their response efforts.
  • Building Your Next Generation Data Architecture with Hadoop Building Your Next Generation Data Architecture with Hadoop Brad Peters, Birst Founder and Chief Product Officer, and Raymie Stata, Founder and CEO Altiscale Recorded: Aug 10 2016 54 mins
    Building your Next Generation Data Architecture, a webinar co-hosted by Birst and Altiscale. Featuring Brad Peters, Birst Founder and Chief Product Officer, and Raymie Stata, Founder and CEO Altiscale, you’ll hear examples of how customers have operationalised Hadoop in the enterprise, overcoming major obstacles to make data in Hadoop available to broad sets of users across their companies.

    This webinar reveals:

    · How organisations are transitioning to the next generation data architecture

    · Recommendations for how IT organizations can maximise the value of their existing data architectures

    · How to overcome hurdles when operationalising Hadoop in the enterprise

    · Examples of customer reference architectures
  • Mobile Trends in Universal RUM Solutions Mobile Trends in Universal RUM Solutions Nic Jansma - Senior Software Engineer & Lauren Younger - Dir. Product Management, mPulse and Data Science Workbench Recorded: Aug 9 2016 34 mins
    With global web usage converting from desktop to a variety of screen sizes, most organizations have embraced responsive web design as a key part of their product strategy. As a result, stakeholders are making decisions to implement technical solutions across various platforms and form factors.

    There's a huge body of research demonstrating that page load time has a significant impact on business metrics ranging from conversions and revenue to user satisfaction and retention. Because of this, organizations are adopting a variety of solutions -- including single-page application (SPA) and Google Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) frameworks -- to deliver better, faster mobile experiences for their users. To effectively measure and correlate performance to business metrics, organizations are employing Real User Monitoring (RUM) solutions coupled with SPA and AMP support.

    This webinar will explore SPA and AMP frameworks in modern applications, and will show you best practices about how to monitor them in RUM, enabling you to understand and optimize performance across all form factors and to increase conversions and revenue.

    You will learn about:
    - Market outlook on mobile development and frameworks
    - AMP framework
    - Common SPA frameworks, including AngularJS, Backbone.js, Ember.js, and React
    - Universal RUM
    - Ability to monitor modern framework applications in RUM
    - Performance issue solutions across any platform or form factor