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What a Disaster: Working Cloud & ITSM for Business Continuity

Ivanka Menken, Co-Founder / CEO, The Art of Service Pty Ltd
Vivacious and driven, Ivanka Menken is a successful entrepreneur and the founder of The Art of Service, a fast-growing IT Service Management education company based in Brisbane, Australia. Ivanka is an accomplished speaker and writer whose books, blog and irrepressible charisma and expertise have helped her create a large following around the world. Ivanka is the author of close to one hundred books on IT Management, Service Management and Cloud Computing, including several which have appeared on Amazon bestseller lists. Her innovative ideas and products have changed the way people think about IT Management, Service Management and Cloud Computing.
Jun 29 2011
46 mins
What a Disaster: Working Cloud & ITSM for Business Continuity
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    Join us for a live webinar, “Optimizing customer signup flows in your mobile and web channels” and listen in as experts in ID authentication and identity verification discuss various strategies that will help you:

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    Don’t loose another customer because you can’t offer a real-time sign-up process through your online and mobile channels. Join us and learn how to optimize your sign-up flows, and enable anytime, anywhere through any digital channel customer account opening.
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    With more than 100 applications in production, a leading bank needed to reduce the time required to deploy and update its apps. By implementing an automation solution from HP, the bank reduced the application time-to-deploy by nearly 8X. Now the bank follows a seamless and standardized approach for deployment.
  • Why Capacity Management is Essential for a Cloud Strategy Recorded: Mar 26 2015 50 mins
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    To realize the full benefits of the cloud, you must choose a cloud that fits your needs and supports your organization’s cloud workloads. In this webinar, we will discuss the results of a Forrester Consulting study that show why capacity management is essential to your cloud transformation strategy. You will learn how capacity optimization tools manage workloads in the cloud and help you:

    • Gain visibility into capacity utilization at the resource, service, and business level.
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    • Increase agility, reduce IT costs, and minimize risks.

    Learn how capacity management will help you understand and optimize your environment to support effective decision-making aligned to business priorities.
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    Chris Haddad is an industry thought leader, hands-on practitioner, and SaaS pioneer. Chris has led many successful startup software teams who used agile best practices, rapid iterations, and emerging architecture components to eclipse incumbent providers. He has advised Fortune 500, Global 2000 organizations, and valley startups on software strategies, roadmaps, and best practices. Chris has led the application platform and data management research teams at Gartner, and is an accomplished conference speaker (Gartner Catalyst, SOA Symposium, WSO2Con, and more) whose goal is to make you and your team successful. Chris has written for,, InfoQ, and GigaOm.
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    So what keeps customers happy and coming back for more? Apps that support the on-the-go lifestyle and are engaging enough to keep users interested for the long term.

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    Barclay Rae (Barclay Rae Consulting), Stuart Rance (Optimal Service Management), Daniel Breston (Qriosity)
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    Topics to be discussed will include:
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    · Shouldn’t customers expect services to work properly without incidents?

    · Why do IT departments spend so much time and money on resolving incidents, when customers would rather see investment in new capabilities?

    ·How does incident management contribute to value creation?

    · Who should be doing incident management? Is it really something that should be left to the service desk alone?

    · How can these two processes contribute to customer experience, and why does this make a difference?
  • “Turbocharging” Your Response Capability Recorded: Mar 17 2015 48 mins
    Kenneth "Kengon" Gonzalez, Managing Partner, CSMP
    Today's IT organizations recognize the importance of incident and problem management in ensuring customer satisfaction, but often fail to allocate attention or budget to match its importance. At the same time, budgetary pressures, delivery demands and resource constraints are forcing those same organizations to recognize that they now need to "work smarter, not harder." With all of the tools, methods and sources of best practice guidance available, how does one select what is the best fit for an organization? How can you be sure that your improvements are going to result in the kinds of tangible improvements your sponsors and customers will recognize and value? What role does “customer-centricity” play in this? In this presentation, we’ll examine these questions, highlight some important sources of leverage and identify some practical steps that your organization can use to quickly “turbocharge” your response capability.
  • Desktop Support and Data Breaches: The Unknown Dangers Recorded: Mar 17 2015 33 mins
    Bryan Hood, Senior Solutions Engineer, Bomgar
    According to the 2014 HDI Desktop Support Practices & Salary Report, remote control tops the “must have” list of technologies to successfully provide desktop support to end users. Unfortunately, many service desks are using legacy remote access tools that often leave security gaps putting companies at higher risk of data breaches. This is not a new or unknown issue. Often, IT departments don’t realize the tools they’re using to provide tech support are also being compromised by hackers to plant malware and steal data.  According to the 2013 Trustwave Global Security Report, legacy remote access tools such as RDP and VNC are cited year after year as the most common attack pathways used by hackers. So if remote control tools top the must-have list, what can service desks do to securely support their users without putting their organizations at risk?

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  • Protect and Serve: It's a Tough Gig and Sometimes a Thankless One. Recorded: Mar 13 2015 46 mins
    Rob England, Consultant at The IT Skeptic
    "To protect and serve"" is a good motto for IT, as there seems to be an expectation that IT exists only to create new technology solutions in response to the demands of the business: to serve. It's not true. The Information Technology department exists to protect the IT interests of the owners of the organisation whilst also serving IT's customers and users. The two don't always align.

    IT is entrusted with custody of the organisation's IT assets. Sometimes it is not in the best interests of the organisation to abandon those investments or to increase the risks to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the information, in order to meet demands for new IT from the customers.

    Join IT Skeptic, consultant and commentator, Rob England as he explores IT's evolving role in striking a balance in extracting maximum value from existing investments against facilitating the generation of value from new investments.

    This session is approved for 1 Continual Professional Development (CPD) priSM credit.
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    Creating effective metrics is essential for IT Service Management (ITSM) to evolve as an increasingly critical part of cross-domain service delivery, optimization and planning. However, no two IT organizations are the same, and metrics for measuring IT efficiencies, costs, values and requirements need to be tailored to realistic levels of IT maturity and grounded in unique IT organizational environments.

    Join Enterprise Management Associates’ (EMA) Dennis Drogseth for this webcast designed to provide guidelines for building effective ITSM-related metrics based on maturity levels, objectives and readiness, including:
    • Guidelines for assessing your IT maturity level
    • Metrics associated with each maturity level
    • Process recommendations for establishing and communicating key metric priorities among key stakeholders
    • Quotes and examples of metrics-related planning from real-world ITSM initiatives

    This session is approved for 1 Continual Professional Development (CPD) priSM credit.
  • DevOps! How Come We Didn’t Think of This Sooner? Recorded: Mar 12 2015 47 mins
    George Spalding, Executive Vice President of Pink Elephant
    When a really good idea, a truly compelling service, or an “I-cannot-live-without-this” product hits the street our reaction is often “How come we didn’t think of this sooner?” Whether it’s an iPhone or iPad or a step-up bumper on a pickup truck, we are smacking our foreheads and grunting “Doh!”. DevOps is a really good idea. Merging Development with the Operations side of the house creates synergies and efficiencies that have never before been possible. From automated deployment to fewer bad changes to a robust release management process, it’s time for DevOps.

    Join Pink Elephant’s George Spalding and CA’s Robert Stroud to hear about this “Doh!” moment and how it impacts IT service management.

    This session is approved for 1 Continual Professional Development (CPD) priSM credit.
  • ITIL 2015: Six Trends Driving Transformational Change in IT Best-Practices Recorded: Mar 12 2015 47 mins
    Paul Dooley, itSMF
    New disruptive trends are challenging IT service providers to rethink the way they plan, deploy and deliver services. Today’s IT must deliver a world class “user experience” while allowing for more frequent and rapid application deployment that supports multiple channels with strong consideration to cloud, mobility, consumer experience and more.

    This session will discuss the delivery of a high performance “support center” that can help an IT organization meet these challenges by leveraging ITIL and other good practice guidance as the IT organization transitions from reactive service support to being a proactive service provider.

    This session is approved for 1 Continual Professional Development (CPD) priSM credit.
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