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best practices for achieving enterprise IT efficiency

The Enterprise Architecture channel presents the next generation of enterprise IT: recognizing the strategic importance of the data center to make companies more nimble and competitive. These presentations will help demanding IT professionals achieve flexibility, scalability and performance with reduced risk and complexity.

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5 Tips: How to Enable a Comprehensive BYOD Strategy The BYOD trend is a symptom of consumerization in the mobile/cloud era that presents an opportunity for IT to be more relevant to the business. Recent studies show more interest than ever in BYO “anything” programs, however this transformation is hindered by concerns over security and complexity. From MacBooks and laptops to smartphones and tablets, a BYO “Anything” strategy must start with the user, not the device. By attending this webinar and discussion, you will learn:
- How to take a people-centric approach to BYOD programs
- Simple tips for navigating through the policy nightmares associated with BYOD
- Key infrastructure requirement for a successful BYOD program
- How a successful BYOD program can lead to even greater value for business mobility
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Feb 26 2015
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  • The BYOD trend is a symptom of consumerization in the mobile/cloud era that presents an opportunity for IT to be more relevant to the business. Recent studies show more interest than ever in BYO “anything” programs, however this transformation is hindered by concerns over security and complexity. From MacBooks and laptops to smartphones and tablets, a BYO “Anything” strategy must start with the user, not the device. By attending this webinar and discussion, you will learn:
    - How to take a people-centric approach to BYOD programs
    - Simple tips for navigating through the policy nightmares associated with BYOD
    - Key infrastructure requirement for a successful BYOD program
    - How a successful BYOD program can lead to even greater value for business mobility
  • Milliseconds can mean millions of dollars made or lost but if you have to pay millions of dollars for it in the first place, is it really worth it? Loading up servers with flash or buying the most expensive storage systems on the planet have been the only way to achieve the lowest possible latency for virtualized SQL apps that require HA. Join George Wagner, Sr. Product Marketing Manager from NexGen Storage to discuss how new value-driven data management capabilities can deliver extreme low latency to the data that needs it without breaking the bank.
  • As a business, concerns over RTO, RPO, costs, security, and data privacy have historically made the decision for cloud backup a complicated one. However, cloud technologies continue to evolve, and can now provide substantial cost benefits while overcoming the most stringent security, data privacy, storage and performance hurdles. This makes it a perfect fit for many backup needs — especially remote office server backup.

    In this session we’ll cover:

    * The state of the cloud and the latest advancements for D2C server backup
    * How security and data storage advancements are addressing key enterprise data privacy concerns
    * How to leverage the cloud for remote office server backup and archiving, while significantly lowering storage and administration expenses
  • Advances in Unified Communications are being driven in large part by the necessity of enabling a remote and mobile workforce to be as connected as those in the office. As a result, communications platforms must evolve into truly unified, personal solutions to meet the needs of the changing mobile workplace. Zeus Kerravala, founder and principal analyst with ZK Research, will discuss his new white paper titled “Mobility Drives Need for Personal Unified Communications.” In this webinar, Zeus will detail why a shift to a Personal UC strategy is critical for increasing productivity and engagement with employees, customers and partners, and provide recommendations IT leaders can put in action today to gain and maintain a competitive edge.
  • Based on recent research by analyst Bob Larrivee of AIIM, this webinar will address how organizations can leverage technology to identify, evaluate and optimize business processes to increase operational efficiency.

    Join us as we explore:
    - Drivers for problem-solving, tracking KPIs, process failures and workflow management
    - How technology can reduce errors and exceptions that lead to lost business and non-compliance
    - Increasing visibility to optimize processes, reduce costs and deliver a superior customer experience
  • Scaling multiple databases with a single legacy storage system works well from a cost perspective, but workload conflicts and hardware contention make these solutions an unattractive choice for anything but low-performance applications.

    Attend the webinar to learn about:
    - How SolidFire’s all-flash storage system provides high performance at massive scale for mixed workload processing while simultaneously controlling costs and guaranteeing performance
    - How to deploy four or more database copies using SolidFire’s Oracle Validated Configuration, at a price point at or below the cost of traditional storage systems
    - SolidFire’s Quality of Service (QoS) guarantee; every copy receives dedicated all-flash performance, so IT admins can deliver solutions with confidence and maximize business efficiency
  • With the maturation and increased adoption of Big Data technologies such as Hadoop, the process for how data flows through an organization is evolving so to ensure these technologies are utilized to their full potential. Traditional technologies for data discovery, governance and preparation simply don’t fit the requirements of this new ecosystem’s technology and users.
  • The answer is YES! The ‘I’ in team doesn’t represent one single person in the apps development plan, rather it highlights the transformation of the once silo’d teams who support specific functions within the app lifecycle. The straight line of the ‘I’ symbolizes the one team approach that is making DevOps successful. Operations people are showing up in the testing phase of the application and the apps people are doing some measures and monitoring in operations. Recently, TechTarget named DevOps as one of six major data center trends for 2015. DevOps is no longer a new way to think about transformation; it is the ONLY way to bring together the silos that weigh down your business’ bottom line.

    Join our lively panel discussion with DevOps industry experts Paul Muller and Damon Edwards as they discuss:

    Common problems in traditional DevOps teams
    How these teams have changed to truly transform and become innovators
    How you can apply these ideas to your business to boost your bottom line
  • Selecting the right mobile application architecture for your app can be a daunting decision - and it should be. Going down the wrong road can be extraordinarily painful and fraught with costly overruns, project delays, and throwaway code. Our mobile app development experts share lessons learned from developing their own mobile architecture and from helping hundreds companies pick the right mobile path.

    In this session, you will learn how to navigate the mobile architecture decision process to select the right mix of native and HTML5 in order to achieve the perfect balance of richness of use, development productivity, and apps built for the long haul.
  • Designing a fully orchestrated OpenStack cloud can be complex, time-consuming, and downright scary, making you feel as if you're standing on a precarious professional cliff. In this webinar, you'll find lampposts of knowledge and wisdom to light your way. StackVelocity and SUSE have teamed up to help you understand how to develop solutions that allow you to accelerate your time to value while maintaining the economics required for success in the marketplace.

    In this webinar, you will learn:
    -The challenges in orchestrating OpenStack that all enterprises should consider
    -How to think about the challenges in terms of the features your cloud is expected to deliver (e.g., DBaaS; LBaaS; federation to other cloud infrastructures, OpenStack or otherwise)
    -The best practices for designing, building, pre-validating, installing, managing, monitoring and optimizing an OpenStack cloud
    -How to plan your orchestration strategy in light of the ongoing maturation of OpenStack
    -How the StackVelocity/SUSE solution for cloud orchestration gets you from "sowing" to "reaping" as quickly as possible

    This session will provide practical, actionable strategies you can put to use immediately, regardless of the OpenStack distro or cloud orchestration solution you choose to implement. Join us!

    Speakers: Russ Lindsay, Director of Solutions Architecture, StackVelocity; David Byte, Senior Technology Strategist, SUSE; and Pete Chadwick, Senior Product Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Solutions, SUSE

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