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Kevin Bender, ASG & Brad Steinmeyer, Zia ConsultingRecorded: Mar 21 201929 mins
As companies strive to make the Cloud a coherent part of their overall IT infrastructure, we often hear customers asking, “Are we taking the best approach to get the most from our Content?” Navigating the best path for your organization is more varied and compelling than ‘just moving content to the Cloud’.
Blending traditional and modern IT models can offer cost savings as well as the agility you need to compete in the digital world. Watch this webinar to hear ASG and Zia Consulting discuss best practices developed while helping organizations construct and implement successful cloud strategies:
• How Cloud migration can enhance IT agility and business competitiveness
• What Consolidation vs. Migration really means
• How Efficiency and Security can and should ‘work together’
• How to measure immediate gains that align with your long-term vision
• Why the Cloud is important as you drive digital transformation
David Bloxham - SoftwareONE; Kaz Traverso - SoftwareONE; Paul Manaton - RiverMeadowRecorded: Mar 21 201926 mins
With support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 ending on 9th July, 2019 and Windows Server January 2020, what are your upgrade options?
End of support means the end of security updates, which can cause security and compliance issues and put applications and business at risk so it’s important to create an upgrade transition plan.
SoftwareONE and migration acceleration specialists, RiverMeadow, will discuss the key considerations to ensure a successful transition including:
•What are the available options: on-premise upgrades, migrate to cloud or do nothing?
•Best practice methodologies
•Cloud tooling options for migration acceleration
•Cloud migration framework for success
Organisations have options. Each is worth exploring and you may use multiple options to move workloads from SQL Server, depending on the workload.
This webinar will primarily focus on cloud migration.
Paul O'Connor, Global Lead CSP Indirect Program; Clare Richards, Partner Business Manager; Kathy Jones, SPLA Business ManagerRecorded: Mar 20 201923 mins
If you are a Microsoft partner that falls into one of the following categories and you are unsure what benefits the new Microsoft CSP Indirect program brings to you, we recommend joining this webinar:
•System Integrator (SI) Partners – these partners will now be able to offer software and support to customers that they were not able to access in the past providing the partner with new sources of revenue and a differentiated value proposition.
•Hosters/SPLAs – the CSP Indirect program allows these partners to forego their existing infrastructures, which may not be viable long-term, and work through SoftwareONE and Microsoft to help end-customers.
•ISVs – providing help with scale and reach; working with SoftwareONE’s CSP Indirect team can help them get to market faster and at a greater scale ensuring faster returns for ISV startup stakeholders.
Finding new business in your customer base this year may seem daunting. Building a new practice may be a costly venture that won’t return value to the business for years. However, delivering long-term customer value is paramount and critical to growing your business.
SoftwareONE is a certified member of the CSP Indirect program and it’s an exciting time for those in the Microsoft ecosystem, benefiting partners and end customers alike.
Find out more about the new opportunities available to you and specifics about SoftwareONE’s additional value and services delivered through our unique CSP Indirect program called ONEClub.
Nancy Wu, Sales and Customer Support, SkyStemRecorded: Mar 19 201957 mins
With the auditors approaching (or maybe they just never left), the accounting team needs to put its best foot (and documentation) forward in order to avoid a long and drawn out affair with the auditors. Join us in this webinar, where we share the best ways to build and maintain your internal controls infrastructure to impress your auditors and make the year-end audit as quick and painless as can be.
Please note: CPE credit not available for this playback.
Kaz Traverso, Solutions Specialist; David Bloxham, Marketing ManagerRecorded: Mar 14 201920 mins
Make sure you are fully informed about the upcoming end-of-support for Microsoft SQL Server and Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 – and ensure your organisation is ready.
Once SQL Server 2008 reaches its end of support deadline on 9th July 2019 and Windows Server January 2020, security updates will no longer be released for it, leaving systems open to outside threats, and the risk of non-compliancy with industry requirements such as GDPR.
In part 1 of our 4-part series to help with your readiness Solution Specialist from SoftwareONE, Kaz Traverso, and Marketing Manager, David Bloxham, will discuss the essential pieces of information to help with your strategy planning, including:
•What is ‘End of Support’ and what does it mean
•What are the timelines and other upcoming End of Support products
•Security risks and impact on ISO and GDPR compliance
•How to understand your risk – discovery tools and assessment
•What are your options – stay on-prem or move to Azure or hybrid approach?
Within the webinar series in part 2 we discuss the cloud migration options and process in more detail, part 3 looks at licensing and commercial options and in part 4 we share best practice governance for hybrid environments for cloud management and cost control.
Vishal Ganeriwala Sr. Director, Workspace Marketing, CitrixRecorded: Mar 13 201934 mins
Traditionally, apps, desktops, devices and data are all managed through different systems, which is complex and time-consuming. Unifying management as cloud services with a single control plane improves the delivery and management of the apps and data employees need. Citrix delivers a complete, secure digital workspace.
Join this webinar to learn more about how managing apps, desktops, devices and data with Citrix Workspace is:
• Fast: Deploy apps and desktops, or complete secure digital workspaces in hours, not weeks.
• Simple: Implement a fully-integrated portfolio via a single-management plane to simplify administration.
• Adaptable: Choose to deploy on any cloud or virtual infrastructure — or a hybrid of both.
• Secure: Keep all proprietary information for your apps, desktops and data under your control.
Nancy Wu, Sales and Customer Support, SkyStemRecorded: Mar 12 201959 mins
[Live Recording] It's time to show some love for the workhorse of the financial close process -- balance sheet account reconciliations! Join us in this webinar, where we share best practices on how to think about the reconciliation work each month, when best to do reconciliations, how they should be prepared, and some common pitfalls to avoid.
Please note: CPE credit not available for this playback.
Peadar O'Sullivan, Solutions Architect; Tim Bennett, Solutions SpecialistRecorded: Mar 12 201962 mins
Microsoft has announced the integration of Skype for Business Online into Microsoft Teams.
We are also excited to announce the launch of UCSimple into the UK, Ireland and South Africa markets.
Would you like to know what this Microsoft change means to your organisation and the opportunities Microsoft Teams and SoftwarONE’s UCSimple solution offers as part of your workplace strategy?
In this 60 minute webinar our experts will discuss:
•The features and use cases of Microsoft Teams and the UC roadmap
•How you can meaningfully plan your UC transformation and find the right tools for your organisation
•How you can technically compose and implement your UC strategy without losing the commitment of your employees
•How you can make sure your new UC environment is running smoothly with no interruptions after the implementation
The future workplace has arrived. Technology is changing the way we work, and businesses are using more advanced tools to help people communicate and collaborate.
Unified Communications (UC) brings together a variety of communication services, including email, telephony, and web conferencing, enabling unrestricted communication and collaboration - in real time, across multiple devices, and without media disruption.
To be successful in your migration, you need to define your UC strategy and implement and maintain the appropriate infrastructure. We are happy to help you in finding the right strategy for your future workplace and optimally utilising your transformation journey.
Philip Russom, TDWI; Sue Habas, ASG & Yetkin Ozkucur, ASGRecorded: Mar 8 201965 mins
Metadata is more relevant than ever. It continues to be a powerful enabler for high-value data-driven business activities across operations, analytics and compliance. However, to maintain the relevance, metadata management must deal with the increasing complexity of today’s business use cases and hybrid data environments.
Metadata management is notoriously manual which makes it slow in development and error-prone in maintenance. MDM needs better tool automation. MDM is typically siloed due to users managing metadata per tool or platform. MDM needs a unified solution that is suited to sharing, reuse, governance and comprehensive views of distributed data.
Watch this webinar, featuring Phillip Russom from TDWI alongside Sue Habas and Yetkin Ozkucur from ASG Technologies to learn:
• How intelligent tool automation accelerates access to data value
• How automated data lineage, impact analysis, cataloging and mapping support data governance and compliance
• How the value of new semantics enables new practices in self-service data exploration, discovery, analytics and visualization
• Why unified metadata management’s role is critical as users extend their IT ecosystems with SaaS apps, multiple clouds and hybrid architectures
Greg Wilson, ASG Technologies & Steve Studer, Zia ConsultingRecorded: Feb 28 201939 mins
Are you struggling to keep up with new regulatory and corporate policies?
The new wave of consumer privacy regulations and the explosive growth of unstructured data are challenging organizations to rethink how they define, implement, adhere to and track their content governance practices.
Traditional approaches—often manually executed tactics—are siloed, expensive, inconsistent, and not scalable. A fresh approach is required when it comes to governing these large volumes of content and wide array of data types that are spread across disparate systems.
Watch ASG and Zia Consulting discuss best practices for addressing consumer privacy regulations, including:
• Defining content policies to comply with governance and regulations
• Managing the enormous volumes of electronic records with a solution that automates all processes
• Using ASG Mobius to create a granular, event-based retention and deletion process
Sean Leach, Fastly and Sophia Vargas, ForresterRecorded: Feb 26 201918 mins
Organizations today are facing 4 main challenges when adopting cloud infrastructure and delivering apps in a multi cloud environment.
Join this webinar with experts from Fastly and Forrester to learn how to:
- Maximize availability by ensuring sufficient redundancy and failover options
- Maintain visibility and control to guarantee app performance
- Optimize performance across a diverse set of resources, locations and workload types
- Address interoperability and leverage hybrid app components as one dynamic system
Tune in with Sophia Vargas from Forrester and Sean Leach from Fastly as they discuss the state of cloud adoption, what to consider when delivering apps in a hybrid/multi cloud and the new approaches to cloud app delivery at the edge.
Many procurement professionals we speak with struggle to get the insights into software purchases, software and cloud usage, contract terms, outstanding invoices, expired quotes and renewal information that they require to do their roles effectively.
This information is often spread across multiple paper documents, systems, spreadsheets or databases, which makes it tedious and time consuming to gather the necessary data and often leaves Procurement Specialists unprepared at the time of software renewals.
Lack of visibility into software and cloud spend makes it difficult to negotiate optimal commercial terms and contracts.
This is why we developed the new Procurement Workbench in PyraCloud.
We wanted to provide Procurement Specialists with a quick and easy way to see all relevant information and insights needed for their role.
Join one of our experts, Rhys Williams, and learn how the PyraCloud Procurement Workbench can help you streamline your process by:
• Simplifying the management of quotes, orders and invoices
• Improving product search capabilities across multiple products and services in global catalogues
• Tracking software previously purchased, product favourites and subscriptions
• Consolidating multiple aspects of the procurement process in one place
PyraCloud provides a single platform to manage the software procurement process in one place – no need to login to multiple systems – saving you time and money. Join us on the webinar to find out more.
Damon Tepe & Jeff HickmanRecorded: Feb 21 201960 mins
Breaches continue to litter headlines, increasing in volume and severity. To protect critical systems and assets from attack many organizations rely on two-factor authentication (2FA). But that may be resulting in a false sense of security.
Join SecureAuth as we explore how evolved attackers are working around popular 2FA methods. And we will demonstrate how behind-the-scenes adaptive risk checks of device, location, IP address, account type, and behavior can elevate identity trust and stop attackers cold! Even if they have stolen credentials and can bypass 2FA.
Better breach protection starts with better identity trust!
During this session you’ll learn how:
• Attackers are getting around two-factor authentication
• Risk and context checks can raise trust in identities and identify attackers
• Adaptive authentication delivers better access security without slowing down your business
Damon Tepe - Director, Product Marketing, SecureAuth
Jeff Hickman - Director of Sales Engineering, SecureAuth
David Bloxham, SoftwareONE; Kevin O'Donnell, NitroRecorded: Feb 19 201933 mins
Successful digital transformation begins by equipping all knowledge workers with strategic, easy-to-use tools. SoftwareONE and Nitro can provide you with tools to reduce printing and enable 100% digital workflows through PDF productivity, eSigning and usage insights.
During this webinar, Nitro’s Director of Product, Kevin O’Donnell, will explain how these tools can be easily implemented and how they can benefit organisations of every size.
• Learn the benefits of going paperless. Aside from saving trees a paperless office can help greatly with GDPR compliance and protects the confidentiality and integrity of documents.
• eSigning tools are only available to a fraction of knowledge workers today; Kevin will discuss why this is the case and how this tool can be extended across the entire organisation in an affordable way.
• Can every industry and organisation digitize their workflows? We will share how companies in various industries are using Nitro as part of their digital transformation initiative.
Kevin has 16 years of experience in technology innovation, strategic leadership and delivering scalable, breakthrough global solutions. Kevin leads Nitro’s Product Management and UX teams to deliver innovative Digital Transformation breakthroughs across all platforms.
David M. Zendzian, CTO, at Pivotal and Jeff Williams, Co-founder and CTO at Contrast SecurityRecorded: Feb 14 201963 mins
The latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report continues to confirm that top sources of data breaches continue to be at the application layer. DevOps and security teams are adopting modern, fully automated software delivery platforms to release apps to production environments multiple times a week or even daily. This has forced security teams to rethink the traditional processes and practices to make security a key component of their cloud-native transformation.
Join Jeff and David to learn how enterprises are addressing cloud native application security at speed and scale. This session will cover:
- Common security anti-patterns
- What is Cloud-Native Security?
- People: How to align Dev, Security and Ops teams to achieve Cloud Native Security
- Process: How does Cloud Native change security processes to support the modern agile business?
- Technology: Introducing Cloud Native Security tools to achieve continuous application security
This is the first webinar in a series presented by Pivotal and Contrast Security on Cloud-native Security best practices
The traditional approach to monolithic software flashing of devices at the manufacturing stage is not sustainable in the IoT era. Organisations need to take a more long term and future proofed view. In this webinar, learn how the use of an IoT app store can create a customised software portfolio for devices to address security concerns, whilst also supporting the addition of new features and the reduction of support times. The webinar will also cover the different types of stores available, how software updates can be managed in a scheduled manner and permissions set for different users.
Jeff Cherrington, VP, Product Management, Systems, ASG TechnologiesRecorded: Feb 13 201947 mins
Technology serves business and people. Business serves people - not technology. Having a perfectly tuned mainframe, server, virtual, or cloud technology stack won’t provide your business with value – only the ability to leverage the technology to focus on business outcomes will add that insight.
As Gartner wrote in its Insights from the 2018 CIO Agenda Report, “The CIO role is changing from IT-outcome-focused to business-outcome-focused." Does your enterprise support this view?
In this session, find out what you should be looking for from software products and the vendors supplying them to ensure you can focus on mission critical processes, and less on the underlying technology.
Rob Pakai and J.R. MillerRecorded: Feb 12 201931 mins
Using two-factor authentication (2FA) alone is not enough to protect against determined attackers. If security is important, you need to look beyond just 2FA. The next generation of identity security uses risk checks to supplement 2FA, improving security and significantly reducing authentication disruptions for users.
Andy Brown, James Romer & David ThomasRecorded: Feb 12 201931 mins
Cyber-attacks happen every day and law firms are a prime target because their intellectual property & client data can be easily monetized. Passwords, and even 2FA, alone are not enough. Ensure your data access is secured with multi-factor and adaptive authentication from the market leader, SecureAuth IdP.
Damon Tepe & Jeff HickmanRecorded: Feb 12 20196 mins
An age-old dilemma: security versus user experience. Traditionally, hardening security adds to the user burden. But with 81% of reported breaches involving stolen or weak credentials, can you continue to sacrifice security for user convenience? Good news, you don’t have to. Raise security without raising disruptions, SecureAuth IdP.
Denny Yost, Enterprise Systems Media; Gary Henderson, ASGRecorded: Feb 12 201925 mins
Are you over-provisioning server capacity, experiencing unplanned capital expenditures or just lacking the necessary capacity planning information to help you make critical decisions? If you answered “YES!”, you are not alone. In a recent independent study conducted by Enterprise Systems Media, more than 50% of respondents acknowledged that they do not have a single, consistent multi-platform solution that provides information to managers, internal buyers, or end-users about performance and capacity across their enterprise. Additionally, close to 30% responded that they did not know if this capability even exists within their organizations.
Watch this webinar featuring Enterprise Systems Media’s Denny Yost and ASG’s Gary Henderson to learn how your organization compares.
During this presentation, the results of the survey are reviewed and you’ll discover strategies for tackling challenges in enterprise capacity planning such as:
-Optimization of Resource Use
-Improving Service Availability across all Platforms
Matt Crawford, Citrix Dir. Solutions Marketing and Matt Brooks, Citrix Sr. Technical Product Marketing Mgr.Mar 28 20194:00 pmUTC51 mins
Learn how to manage the top migration challenges and improve user productivity, security and IT management flexibility.
With the shift to the Cloud, more companies are moving to Office 365 and Windows 10. Before you make your move, you’ll want to attend this webinar to learn how to manage the top migration challenges with Citrix Workspace and improve user productivity, security and IT management flexibility.
For a sneak preview, here are few of the top challenges that you’ll learn how to solve by attending the webinar:
•Managing a mixed environment of Windows 10 and Windows 7 devices with legacy PC management tools
•Windows 10 application incompatibilities
•Mobile security risks with running Exchange on-prem
•Network latency from running O365 in the cloud
•Managing multiple file hosting services including OneDrive
Rich Reyes, EVP of Software Advisory at Connor Consulting and Alex Geuken, CEO, North Europe of XensamMar 28 20194:00 pmUTC60 mins
The evolution of Software Asset Management (SAM) is upon us as the latest trends such as cloud, IoT and digitization are making it more difficult than ever to track, manage and drive a positive ROI for IT investments. With a changing technology landscape, companies require a more modern and agile approach to SAM that incorporates the power of enterprise data, strategic program governance, and repeatable processes. Join Rich Reyes, EVP of Software Advisory at Connor Consulting and Alex Geuken, CEO, North Europe of Xensam as they discuss factors impacting IT and SAM, leading practices to modernize your license management program, and recommendations on how smart technology with thought leadership can get you there.
Ian Rowlands, Director, Product Marketing, Data Intelligence, ASG Technologies & Kevin Moos, President, Primitive LogicMar 28 20195:00 pmUTC60 mins
Are you protecting your Customer Data in compliance with the latest privacy regulations?
Join ASG and Primitive Logic on March 28th to hear how an integrated framework for Customer privacy can enable you to reduce data management and privacy costs.
Learn how your peers are succeeding with data privacy management and how it is enhancing their business. You will get recommendations on how decision-makers like you, can foster ethical data stewardship to strengthen Customer trust.
You will walk away with deeper knowledge of:
• The factors and trends that are shaping consumer privacy protection
• The business and operational benefits of applying an integrated approach to protecting Customer data
• The cost-benefits of establishing a comprehensive data privacy framework
Register today to ensure you are part of the conversation.
Need to get up to speed with Kubernetes? This webinar will give you the primer to the Kubernetes platform that you need. You’ve probably heard that Kubernetes is great technology, but have you considered how you can use it in the enterprise? We’ll give a comprehensive overview, demos, and even ideas into how it can be used in your business!
Join this webinar for an opportunity to...
>See how companies can save money and go faster with Kubernetes
>Learn how you can get started with Kubernetes from deployment to your first workloads
>Get an opportunity for Q&A with Canonical’s Container experts
Simon Matthews, Microsoft Licensing Consultant - SoftwareONEApr 4 20199:00 amUTC45 mins
As part of any technology migration or upgrade it is highly recommended to also consider the licensing and commercial options with the technical planning.
SQL & Windows Server can be one of the most challenging products to upgrade or migrate due to the mission critical data that is typically being processed on the machines – and SQL’s licensing rules only adds further complexity!
Simon Matthews, an experienced Microsoft licensing consultant from SoftwareONE, will help you navigate the key licensing and commercial considerations, including:
•New licensing rules since SQL 2008 and overarching changes such as ‘Passive’ and ‘Licence Mobility’
•The role and importance of Software Assurance
•Licensing for staying on-premise
•Licensing for cloud migrations
After this session you will have greater clarity on how to plan your migration and upgrade strategies.
As content is typically stored across a wide-range of disparate repositories, many organizations struggle to consolidate a comprehensive, single view of their content. This lack of visibility is making it increasingly difficult for businesses to realize the value of their content (structured and unstructured) and comply with the increasing number of regulations and governance policies.
Regulations and governance requirements are expanding the need for records management to improve privacy management. The new automated information governance capabilities of Mobius support the need to create records of all types of content and to meet privacy requirements of new regulations such as the GDPR and the CCPA.
Solving these complex challenges, while securing data, is a topic ASG Technologies understands well.
Join us as we discuss how we help customers:
• Enable businesses to meet rapidly changing needs with low-code / no-code workflow tools
• Realize the benefits of the cloud with the flexibility to adopt at the pace of business
• Manage records management requirements – reducing risk & improving privacy management
• Create a single view of content with federation across repositories
AI and ML adoption in the enterprise is exploding from Silicon Valley to Wall Street. Ubuntu is becoming the premier platform for these ambitions — from developer workstations, to racks, to clouds and to the edge with smart connected IoT. But with new developer trends comes a plethora of new technologies and terminologies to understand.
In this webinar, join Canonical’s Kubernetes Product Manager Carmine Rimi for:
∙ A decoding of key concepts in AI/ML
∙ A look into why AI applications and their development are reshaping company’s IT
∙ A deep dive into how enterprises are applying devops practices to their ML infrastructure and workflows
∙ An introduction to Canonical AI / ML portfolio from Ubuntu to the Canonical Distribution of Kubernetes and and how to get started quickly with your project
And in addition, we’ll be answering some of these questions:
∙ What do Kubeflow, Tensorflow, Jupyter, Edge AI, and GPGPUs do?
∙ What’s the difference between AI and ML?
∙ What is an AI model? How do you train it? How do you develop / improve it? How do you execute it?
And finally, we’ll be taking the time to answer your questions in a Q&A session
Rhys Williams, PyraCloud Engagement Lead - SoftwareONEApr 11 20199:00 amUTC45 mins
Having assessed your SQL & Windows Server estate and identified servers that are reaching end of support it is highly likely you will be considering a hybrid cloud approach and migrating some or all of these workloads to the cloud.
When moving workloads to the cloud many organisations face challenges maintaining visibility and control of their cloud spend and sprawl, which leads to unbudgeted costs, unpredictable forecasting and dissatisfaction.
Join Rhys Williams from SoftwareONE who will discuss how our PyraCloud platform is helping existing customers overcome these challenges and giving them confidence in the cloud. Topics to be discussed include:
•Improving governance of both software and cloud spend in hybrid environment
•Insights and accountability for cloud consumption
•Allocation of SQL licenses through Resource Hub
Mike Harding, Product Manager - Microsoft Storage Solutions, HPE; Chris Lionetti, Nimble Storage Technical Marketing ManagerApr 11 20193:00 pmUTC60 mins
Abstract: With Microsoft releasing a new set of server products, 2019 will be a busy year for Windows Admins and IT staff responsible for managing them. Learn how the right enterprise infrastructure products and tools will help ensure smooth upgrades, and the ability to unlock the highest levels of performance, availability & new functionality. Windows solution experts share info on best practices and the latest HPE Storage Integrations, plug-ins and tools covering SCOM, SCVMM, PowerShell and more.