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  • Connecting buyer and supplier in B2B has always been a challenge. The need for speed and information quality as increased over time.

    B2B supply of product catalogs large customers is the core of the sales business of distributors and manufacturers. Feeding the procurement system of large enterprises quicker can bost revenue and build customer relationships.

    On the other side purchasing teams are focussing minimizing manual efforts when sourcing product catalogs from b2b suppliers. The quality of product catalogs from suppliers is still not on the level of quality procurement specialists dream of.

    In this webinar procurement specialists and B2B suppliers will listen and learn:

    Informatica Procurement at a glance

    - Catalog Stream, the B2B Commerce Machine: PIM-2-Procurement B2B integration, for better data quality from suppliers to reduce data management efforts

    - Simple order and approval process in the catalog interface with enhanced ERP integration & eMail

    - Always Auto Content: Auto content synchronization for always valid content and search on classification view with user-based views and new catalog content

    - Catalog Information Everywhere: Integration with surrounding applications based on the Service API (ready for data fueled mobile apps)

    - Demo & more
  • Mater Data Management (MDM) is a key foundation for trusted data and more efficient business processes, touching almost every important activity in a company. Using this data strategically can differentiate you from your competitors.

    To succeed when planning and designing an MDM program, you need to understand where things can go wrong. Join us for this webinar to learn more about the concepts around MDM, including the wider consideration of implementing a data quality framework and pervasive data governance. We will also outline the top worst practices to avoid and discuss how to ensure your MDM initiative is a success.
  • Connecting buyer & supplier: Das Zusammenspiel von Lieferanten und Einkäufern im B2B stellt von je her die Anforderung an noch mehr Geschwindigkeit aber auch an verlässliche und korrekte Informationen über Produkte und Dienstleistungen.

    In diesem Webinar erfahren Einkäufer und B2B Lieferanten alles über die neue Version von Informatica Procurement 8.0 und ...

    - Informatica Procurement im Überblick

    - Catalog Stream the B2B Commerce Machine: für bessere Integration und Datenqualität von Lieferanten durch die direkte Anbindung von PIM-Systemen.

    - Simple Order: Einfache Bestell- und Freigabeprozesse mit erweiterter ERP-Integration und E-Mail

    - Always Auto Content: Automatisches Katalog-Refresh für stets validen Content, perfekte Suchergebnisse bei neuen Katalogen – auch für Anwenderbasierte Sichten

    - Catalog Information Everywhere: Einfache Integration mit verbundenen Anwendungen auf Basis der Service API z.B. für mobile Apps.

    - Live-Demo & mehr…
  • At a time when digital transformation is driving significant change across all industry sectors, it is critical that organizations are able to align functional and cross-functional project activities to their strategic objectives. In the digital economy, the lines between technology, new product development, applications, service delivery and change management are increasingly blurred, and it's vital for the business to have an integrated view, not only to support strategic planning and investment prioritization, but also to effectively manage these initiatives through execution. The project portfolio management process must also evolve to handle both fast-moving digital initiatives and longer-term projects, with a shortened feedback loop that engages project teams and business stakeholders, and provides visibility at all levels. This session will address topics including:

    ·How to align projects to business goals in planning AND execution
    ·Why PPM is vital for a digital project portfolio
    ·How PPM can unify cross-functional initiatives
    ·When to consider changes to PPM processes
    ·Why project visibility is critical to successful business change

    This event is approved for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
  • Most IT providers have offers related to big data, cloud, mobility and security, and companies are looking at IT as the way to reduce costs and be competitive during an economic crisis. Investments in IT trends such as cloud computing and big data will rise thanks to a new player in the game: the business departments. This analyst briefing will show why companies are investing in IT, and what will change in 2015.

    Why you should attend:

    - Discover how many companies will adopt big data, cloud, mobility and security in 2015
    - Understand the current scenario of these trends in Latin America
    - Learn what will be different in 2015 regarding each trend
  • Speakers:
    John Koetsier: VP Research; VentureBeat
    Jen Kavanagh: EVP, General Manager (US); Beamly

    Abstract:
    The biggest apps and the most successful enterprises do things differently. Mobile marketing automation is how Subway Surfer improves monetization. It's how Starbucks engages deeper with its customers. And it's how Plants vs Zombies gets you back.

    We surveyed 375 mobile developers with over 900 million monthly average users to find the best mobile marketing automation platforms. Then we analyzed 1.8 million apps in Google Play and the iOS app store, conducted 17 live interviews, and surveyed 19 MMA providers.

    The result is the most complete report on mobile marketing automation available.
  • Big Data Analytics is transforming how banks and financial institutions unlock insights, make more meaningful decisions, and manage risk. Join this webinar to see how you can gain a clear understanding of the customer journey by leveraging Platfora to interactively analyze the mass of raw data that is stored in your Hortonworks Data Platform. Our experts will highlight use cases, including customer analytics and security analytics.
  • Skype for Business is about to launch, but what will this bring? For the first time we are seeing a product built for the consumer market - 300+ million users worldwide - moving in to the Enterprise.

    In this presentation we will share with you what Skype for Business will mean for the Enterprise, how it will integrate in multi-vendor environments and the changes we'll see from Lync.

    Presented by John Hand, a former Microsoft employee of 25+ years who is now IR’s Global Microsoft Alliance Director, this presentation will remove the marketing spin and give you real insight on what to expect from Skype for Business.

    Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for Q&A.
  • 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
  • Big data has proven its value in many industries, but it has resurfaced the age old tension between storage performance and capacity. Advancements brought about with state of the art storage technologies can resolve this tension in big data environments.

    Join us and learn:

    - How flash can help accelerate big data analytics

    - The pros and cons for both all-flash and hybrid storage systems

    - How real-life organizations have used flash to overcome big data storage challenges and significantly reduce IT costs
  • Modern applications are game changers. Nearly every aspect of today’s application is changing – the front end, back end, and underlying dynamic infrastructure.

    Join us for this event and you'll learn about the latest innovations and announcements for HP Software’s monitoring solutions. You’ll hear how these HP innovations address today’s market trends. You will also find out about the key updates released during the past year—new features, use cases, and customer value—across application performance management, operations analytics, system management, network management, and storage management.
  • In this presentation, we will provide an introduction to Apache Ignite (incubating), which is an open source, distributed framework for a unified In-Memory Data Fabric, originally developed by GridGain Systems. Apache Ignite provides a high-performance, distributed in-memory data management software layer that has been designed to operate between both new and existing data sources and applications, boosting application performance and scale by orders of magnitude.
  • Analytics clusters, typified by Hadoop, commonly use just a bunch of disks (JBOD) embedded in cluster nodes to create a storage layer. However, because users now want to run multiple applications within these clusters, this layer has to take on the characteristics of persistent storage where data can be maintained for long time periods. This webinar will review, evaluate and discuss implementations of persistent storage now emerging for Big Data that go well beyond just bunches of disks.
  • Apache Spark offers unique in-memory capabilities and is well suited to a wide variety of data processing workloads including machine learning and micro-batch processing. With HDP 2.2, Apache Spark is a fully supported component of the Hortonworks Data Platform. In this session we will cover the key fundamentals of Apache Spark and operational best practices for executing Spark jobs along with the rest of Big Data workloads. We will also provide a working example to showcase micro-batch and machine learning processing using Apache Spark.
  • Apache Spark (http://spark.apache.org/) is emerging as the next generation of technology for data processing. Compared to Hadoop MapReduce, Spark is easier to use and maintain, increasing its popularity, which is due to the fact that it excels in in-memory computations (many times faster than MapReduce). This also allows Spark to be the de-facto platform for machine learning algorithms at scale.

    In this presentation, the Spark platform will be introduced to the audience by:
    • Walking through interesting features of Spark
    • Comparing and contrasting it with Hadoop
    • Highlighting Spark use cases and its ecosystem
  • The benefits of cloud are indisputable. Commodity servers and myriad networking choices have made choosing the right infrastructure relatively painless. Storage, however, remains a complex, expensive aspect of setting up a cloud ― one you can’t afford to get wrong. When it comes to storage for OpenStack, one size doesn’t fit all, and you need to choose the right tool for the job. What kind of workloads require Cinder block storage for optimal performance? With so many production-quality distributed block storage systems available today, how do you know which one will best meet your needs?

    Attend the Webinar to learn:
    - What workloads are best suited for performance-optimized block storage
    - What storage features are critical to the success of your OpenStack cloud
    - How and where to utilize complementary object storage
  • Join us for a webinar with Lucidworks CTO and Apache Solr committer Grant Ingersoll for a guided tour of the latest release of Solr. You'll learn about SolrCloud hardening, clusterstate improvements, the schema and solrconfig APIs, easier ZooKeeper management, improved flexible and schemaless indexing, and overall ease-of-use improvements.
  • Organizations of all types and sizes are awash in Big Data but lack the right tools to take advantage. Discover how to get the most from your own stores of information with a solution that provides everything from fast analytics and ease of use to ubiquitous to database and cloud services through smart dashboards and automatic updates.
  • Some of the most critical data required to solve analytical problems in the healthcare and life sciences world lack the type of keys that we rely on so heavily in other domains. This session will focus on solutions to the fundamental data connectivity challenges in this area and how to enable impactful analytics on a few high value but disconnected healthcare data sources.
  • As more organisations shift operational costs to focus on innovation, traditional day-to-day IT running expenses are becoming squeezed. This presentation looks at how you can reduce your hybrid cloud running costs while at the same time improve the interaction between your production and development teams even if they reside in different clouds.

    This session will show you how to:
    · Provision hybrid cloud resources to control costs

    · Simplify data transfer between dev & production

    · Leverage Public cloud for Disaster Recovery

    · Unshackle yourself from hardware or hypervisor lock-in
  • Retailers face the challenge of getting customer data and communication right from every channel throughout the customer journey. Without verifying and cleansing data at the point of collection, costs are higher, customers are frustrated, and your reputation is at risk. Watch this webinar, presented by Thomas Brence, Director of Informatica Data as a Service Product Marketing, and Donal Dunne, Informatica Senior Marketing Manager for Retail and CPG, to see how Informatica Data as a Service can help retailers achieve accurate customer contact information every step of the way.