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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.
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 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
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
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.
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).
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.
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’.
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.
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
•Working with data
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
With the shift to the cloud, how do you ensure you retain control of your data? Security, compliance and privacy are all paramount to making the most of leveraging the cloud.
In this webcast, viewers will learn:
•What are best practices for security in the cloud
•How to securely and easily manage and deploy solutions across the organization
•Modern techniques for data loss prevention
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.
A Case Study presented by Kurt Jackson, Platform Lead, Autodesk
Companies such as Autodesk are fast replacing the once-true- and-tried physical data warehouses with logical data warehouses/ data lakes. Why? Because they are able to accomplish the same results in 1/6 th of the time and with 1/4 th of the resources.
In this webinar, Autodesk’s Platform Lead, Kurt Jackson,, will describe how they designed a modern fast data architecture as a single unified logical data warehouse/ data lake using data virtualization and contemporary big data analytics like Spark.
Logical data warehouse / data lake is a virtual abstraction layer over the physical data warehouse, big data repositories, cloud, and other enterprise applications. It unifies both structured and unstructured data in real-time to power analytical and operational use cases.
Attend and Learn:
-Why logical data warehouse/ data lakes are the bedrock of modern data architecture
-How you can build a logical data warehouse using data virtualization
-How to create a single, unified enterprise-wide access and governance point for any data used within the company
Within the financial services industry, middle office analytics and simulations continue to grow in volume and complexity. Massive compute and storage demands cause strain on IT resources. While new technologies promise speed and scalability, evaluating this unique middle office environment requires a look at compliance, risk, and pricing analytics to determine potential gains and losses. In this webinar, IDC – Financial Insights Research Director, Bill Fearnley, looks at current middle office IT workflows supporting analytics, backtesting and financial modeling and evaluates a hybrid cloud infrastructure to support growing demands.
In this webinar, you’ll:
· Hear an IDC Analyst’s view on the current financial services IT environment
· Learn of common challenges and approaches to combat growing strain on compute and storage infrastructure
· Join in a discussion about the viability of enabling cloud services to expand compute and storage capacity
· Gain guidance on how large hedge funds and investment banks are overcoming inherent cloud challenges like latency, data accessibility, and cost management
Many corporations are looking overseas for continued business growth in both consumer and business markets. Now more than ever, customer contact data is a vital corporate asset.
If you are responsible for managing global address data, this webinar is for you. You will learn how to optimize performance from Informatica’s Address Verification product by developing best practices for global address data management.
During this webinar, viewers will learn:
•Developing quality acceptance standards for multiple data sources
•Identifying and troubleshooting poor quality incoming data
•Creating business rules for exception processing
•Understanding language and cultural idiosyncrasies that affect address data
•Educating your team about the Do’s and Don’ts of global address management
•Developing core best practices for your organization
•Selecting the best parameters in Address Verification for your specific business needs
Join industry veteran and thought leader, Sheila Donovan, President and Founder of Global DM Solutions, as she walks through this exciting content.
The challenge of managing millions of size and location requirements is overwhelming, and the results are not readily scalable with our given staff. While technology and vast amounts of data help create more localized assortments based on consumer preferences, product attributes and location performance, it’s nearly impossible to narrow the assortment management process to the size level with great accuracy.
J. Crew executives, Jason Nusca, Vice President Merchandise Information Office, and Pamella Lee, Vice President Allocation will join SAS Retail Solutions and Analytics Advisors, Donna McGuckin and Jason Gautereaux, to discuss how retail and wholesale organizations are transforming and enabling their teams to:
•Maximize omni-channel inventory to meet consumer size demand
•Make millions of item/location decisions accurately by size
•Transform business to meet winning omni-channel strategies profitably
•Identify the business value and build confidence enterprise wide
Discussing the Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK) an extension of the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) into a storage context. We cover how SPDK got started, what the benefits are of an NVMe* polled mode driver, how SPDK supports protocols like NVMe over Fabrics and the future areas of development for SPDK.
It’s widely known that the HPE Vertica Analytics Platform provides blazing-fast performance for thousands of organizations. But how does Vertica actually make that happen? Join us to look "Under the Hood" of Vertica and learn about the core technologies, approaches, and to get a glimpse of HPE “Excavator,” the current version of HPE Vertica.
Rapidly evolving trends among digital financial services are driving fintech developers to create much more personalized customer experiences within their applications. By harnessing the power of consumer transaction data, these industry innovators can enhance customer engagement and drive more targeted cross-sell and upsell revenue opportunities.
Analyzing consumers’ financial data is quickly becoming the future of online banking and those in the fintech community that can leverage this information quickly and effectively will have the edge and be able to deliver the personalized services necessary to attract and retain the next generation of banking customers.
Join us on August 24 to hear from a panel of industry experts as we discuss the evolution of consumer transaction data analytics and how to leverage it to create a more contextualized and personalized user experience.
* The increasing demand for fintech apps to create an individualized digital banking experience
* The rapid advancement of gathering and analyzing consumer transactional data
* How fintech developers can leverage contextual data to improve customer products
* Alex Cram, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Track Technologies
* Robin Verderosa, Senior Product Manager, Envestnet | Yodlee
* Jim Del Favero, Chief Product Officer at Personal Capital
* Mani Fazeli, VP of Product, Wave
* Evan Schuman, Moderator, VentureBeat
Want faster time to deployment? Need to quickly scale your applications? Microsoft can help.
Microsoft offers a comprehensive set of container technologies for scalable, high availability, and agile release cadence. Join us for an overview of how containers can improve your organization's application development lifecycle. The session will leverage real world examples and highlight Docker.
Watch this webcast to understand:
•The beneficial impact of adopting container technology
•Installation, security, design considerations and deployment operations followed by a quick tour of the Docker platform
•How container technology positively impacts operations
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Join us for a webinar to share the results of the 2016 State of Open Source Software Report. We’ll share insights from IT professionals on the adoption of Open Source software, how open source is being used in monitoring and what’s important to consider when evaluating an open source solution.
Performance Management Framework (PMF) for WebFOCUS lets you quickly go from discovery in WebFOCUS to ongoing measurement – giving you the ability to communicate and act as you observe your metrics.
To speed you along, your business users can work seamlessly with WebFOCUS content creators to assemble dashboards that link up operational reporting and charts to PMF’s high-level strategies and summaries.
Watch two rockstars – Bob Ferrante and Porter Thorndike – collaborate and assemble gorgeous and super-useful content, right before your eyes.
To be a high performing business, you require effective metrics and measurements that will help you gain valuable performance insights which will help drive informed and strategic decisions for your organization. Join Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com as he discusses what people are doing wrong when it comes to Agile metrics and provide guidance on how to get it right – the first time. Andy will also discuss the risks of using common metrics between Agile and waterfall approaches as well as why organizations need to focus on value-based metrics rather than arbitrary metrics of progress.
This session is approved for 1 Project Management Institute (PMI) PMP PDU Credit.
Ingesting data into Hadoop is a frustrating, time-consuming activity. Further, the growth of data has created immense challenges that are not met by traditional legacy systems. Not only do you have to ingest structured data but unstructured data as well - at scale. Also, this ingestion needs to happen 24x7, never go down nor lose data.
Having a simplified big data application that collects, aggregates and moves volumes of data to and from Hadoop is necessary for an efficient data processing pipeline.
Many financial institutions recognize that they still do not have sufficient data management, infrastructure, or staffing in place to address all the issues brought about by the myriad of risk regulations. While larger banks continue to struggle with the qualitative aspects of supervisory stress testing and capital planning, IFRS 9 and the new CECL accounting standard will demand greater interconnection of Finance and Risk, more complex modeling, and increased public disclosure. Heightened expectations of strong model risk management and governance further strain organizations.
To address these challenges, institutions are reexamining existing processes with a goal to establish a more efficient and controlled modeling environment—including model implementation and lifecycle management, orchestration, and governance. How can financial institutions ensure they have the foundational building blocks in place to meet these increasing demands?
Microsoft just announced the Skype Operations Framework (SOF) - which incorporates network pre-assessment. This session will take a deep dive in to how the program can be used to deliver an effective and reliable Skype for Business Deployment.
One of the most critical elements in a successful UC deployment in the cloud or a hybrid environment is ensuring the IT infrastructure is optimized to cope with the demands of real-time communications.
However, organizations often fail to pre-assess their network and UC environment and later find out during deployment the network is unable to handle the demands, causing a poor user experience.
Join us to learn more about the new SOF and network pre-assessment requirement.
All organizations, no matter how large or small, are leveraging virtualization and the cloud to meet the speed and agility needs of today’s businesses. But it comes with challenges. Is the worry of protecting your organization’s critical data keeping you up at night? Wondering how to secure the data in your virtual environments?
Join this live panel discussion to find out how ZaneRay, a Montana-based web design and e-commerce consultancy, protects their high-value websites, internal systems and client data. Learn best practices for VM backup from practitioners just like you!
In the cloud computing era, data growth is exponential. Every day billions of photos are shared and large amount of new data created in multiple formats. Within this cloud of data, the relevant data with real monetary value is small. To extract the valuable data, big data analytics frame works like SparK is used. This can run on top of a variety of file systems and data bases. To accelerate the SparK by 10-1000x, customers are creating solutions like log file accelerators, storage layer accelerators, MLLIB (One of the SparK library) accelerators, and SQL accelerators etc.
FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) are the ideal fit for these type of accelerators where the workloads are constantly changing. For example, they can accelerate different algorithms on different data based on end users and the time of the day, but keep the same hardware.
This webinar will describe the role of FPGAs in SparK accelerators and give SparK accelerator use cases.
Traditional business reporting is often one-size-fits-all. It rarely provides the targeted analytic content required by different decision-makers with unique informational needs. Business leaders need more than just accurate and timely reporting—they need data-driven analytic context. In this webinar, we’ll examine how organizations can benefit from modern BI tools that feature advanced, customizable reporting capabilities (smart infographics, dynamic text, and more) that automatically deliver contextualized analytic content for specific users. Examples will be demonstrated using Pyramid Analytics’ BI Office.
Become a cloud-first company on your terms with hybrid cloud data management. Join us to learn how you can use Informatica Cloud or leverage your existing PowerCenter investment to redirect workloads and run on Microsoft Azure public cloud eco-system. You will learn how your organization can benefit from cloud economics and improved agility, while continuing to leverage existing PowerCenter resources, skills and work-products. Gain insight into the products and connectors available to run Informatica on Azure. Hear how Life Time Fitness is using Informatica Cloud and PowerCenter running on Microsoft Azure to drive customer intimacy and improve operational efficiency.
Your website is probably one of – if not the – primary revenue drivers in your company. But do you know what’s really happening to your visitors? If you have third party components on your site, how do you manage the risk and the ROI of the tools provided by these parties?
Join the discussion with Web Performance experts: Scott D. Lowe & Buddy Brewer, SVP of Products at SOASTA, to get a better understanding of the impact 3rd party scripts can have on your site. We will be joined by Jason Trester, CBS Interactive’s Senior Director of Site Engineering. Jason will share with the audience his experience with SOASTA and how it’s transformed their audience experience.