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It’s apropos that the application is at the center of disruptive innovation. It is the momentum changer, providing both critical mass and atmospheric-shattering velocity. And any company can disrupt their industry or any adjacent industry, if they create the right application. The stack abides. Does this application focus change since there are a multitude of shifting possibilities provided by software-defined infrastructure?
In this session, we will discuss how to monitor your application stack with discipline to keep the application stack optimal.
·How do I manage applications efficiently and effectively in the ever-changing Software Defined Data Center?
·How do I put into practice skills and techniques to ensure acceptable Quality-of-Service (QoS) in a continuous service integration and continuous service delivery environment?
Tips for Recognizing Key Data Center Trends and When to Incorporate SDDC into Your Data Center Architecture
In the evolutionary journey of the enterprise data center, key inflection points drive adoption of new technologies such as virtualization, converged infrastructure, cloud, and containers. As business demands drive faster IT acceleration and innovation, new architectures have emerged giving rise to the Software Defined Data Center. Join this webinar to gain knowledge and understanding of the key trends affecting today’s data center, the components of a SDDC, and what you need to know to align your data center plans with the future of your business.
Live from the 2016 Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit in Las Vegas, Brett Azuma from 451 Research will interview Julian Kudritzki, COO of Uptime Institute and John Sheputis, President of Infomart Data Centers about how organizations use Uptime Institute’s Efficient IT to seize opportunities to innovate while reducing their environmental impact and meeting a variety of business and sustainability goals.
India’s future energy needs are likely to grow more than any other country in the period to 2040. Energy consumption is predicted to more than double by 2040, with a consequent growth in the use of coal and oil.
India’s coal fleet is relatively young, predominantly subcritical but with a large tranche of future capacity planned or under construction. However, the planned future capacity is largely supercritical, rather than the current state-of-the-art ultra-supercritical technology that has been extensively proven in other countries. Indian projections and current policy seem to indicate that this trend will continue in the near future. This appears to be a missed opportunity for India to have the most efficient and modern plant to drive her economic growth; lower efficiency plant built in preference to the best high efficiency low emission (HELE) alternatives now would be “locked in” to the generating sector for the lifetime of that plant, possibly forty years.
The choice of subcritical, and now supercritical plant, over more advanced options is attributed to a cautious and conservative approach, gathering “home grown” experience on plant performance and maintenance in the light of challenges posed by India’s high ash coal resource. While this was undoubtedly a reasonable approach where power generation technologies were developed and built using regional skills and facilities, in the modern globalised power market a huge body of experience exists in dealing with all types of coal and manufacturers are prepared to design and offer high performance plant to burn even the most difficult coals, with full commercial guarantees. Fortunately, recent developments show that the Indian market is becoming more receptive to ultra-supercritical as the technology of first choice, but there is still much to be done to avoid the Indian coal fleet becoming locked into mainly supercritical plant.
Join us on September 20th to learn how intelligence can be used to improve your building and overall business. Hear from Procurement and IT managers at Liberty Hardware as they share their experiences on transforming their facility with networked lighting.
By exploring the areas of intersection between nuclear safety and nuclear security, the objective of this webinar is to identify how more effective protection of people and the environment can be achieved when nuclear safety and nuclear security are integrated a strategic, operational, and cultural level.
Countries are increasingly facing individuals “inspired” to commit violent acts against their fellow countrymen and governments. These individuals are often referred to as Homegrown Violent Extremists (HVEs). The term HVE includes any citizen who advocates, is engaged in, or is preparing to engage in ideologically-motivated terrorist activities to further political or social objectives. The objective of this webinar is to identify the current and future threat of radicalised individuals and how this might impact the nuclear industry.
The objective of this webinar is to take lessons learned from our WINS workshop on Countering Homegrown Violent Extremism in the Nuclear Sector and identify measures for mitigating the threat posed by radicalised individuals through behavioural observation. A real-life case scenario will be presented and lessons learned will be applied to the nuclear industry.
Join us on September 13, 2016 at 16:00 CET for our first webinar of the series following our May 2016 workshop on Countering Homegrown Violent Extremism in the Nuclear Sector. Mr. Jim Snyder will identify lessons learned from the In Amenas terrorist attack and how the associated security recommendations could be applied to the nuclear industry.
The historic vote by the UK to leave the European Union has created a huge amount of uncertainty in the UK, Europe, and the wider global economy. In the energy sector, the main areas of uncertainty hinge on the future of nuclear projects, UK’s commitment to renewable energy, and power infrastructure project costs.
Why You Must Attend:
· Find out the likely impact of Brexit on key aspects of the energy sector
· What are the opportunities created and what could change as a result of this vote?
· Understand the position of foreign utilities and how this vote could affect their decisions
California’s Building Code, Title 24, sets high standards for energy savings and is quickly reshaping the lighting industry as we know it. By 2030, all new non-residential construction will require zero net energy. Additionally, Title 24 compliance may be required in existing non-residential buildings in the event of certain lighting alterations.
See how Coca-Cola is using intelligent lighting to meet their sustainability goals by 2020. Learn more about how Digital Lumens’ intelligent LED lighting and smart building applications can transform your business at www.digitallumens.com
With next-generation analytics and operational insight, LightRules® software from Digital Lumens improves productivity, safety, and energy costs for industrial and commercial businesses around the world. Learn more about how Digital Lumens’ intelligent LED lighting and smart building applications can transform your business at www.digitallumens.com
El tema a tratar será ‘Control y estrategia operativa del proceso de flotación’, en el cual Outotec demostrará la importancia de lograr el máximo control en una planta de flotación.
Algunas de las herramientas básicas y avanzadas que han sido desarrolladas por Outotec serán presentadas a los participantes, así como los pasos para implementar una estrategia de control exitosa – enfatizando la diferencia entre estabilización y optimización de un circuito de flotación. Se invitará a los participantes a discutir los problemas actuales relacionados al control y estrategia operativa con el instructor. La duración de la presentación es de aproximadamente 45 minutos con 15 minutos para preguntas al final.
As the world’s largest consumer of coal and leading CO2 emitter, China’s role in the international effort to combat climate change can hardly be overstated. The challenges China faces to control emission and pollution levels while meeting the country’s increasing energy demand are enormous. Over the years, China has made considerable efforts to reduce CO2 emissions and control pollution levels, and notable progress has been made through the implementation of ambitious programmes aimed at improving energy efficiency across a number of industrial sectors and a rapid scale up of renewable energy. This study reviews China’s policy and regulatory initiatives, in particular those aimed at improving energy efficiency and reducing emissions, HELE (high efficiency low emissions) upgrades, diversify the energy mix, as well as the progress to date in reaching a series of ambitious goals. China’s rapid expansion of non-fossil energy which affects the structural change of the power sector and coal use in electricity generation, and therefore, CO2 emissions from coal-fired power generation are also discussed.
China has provided strong financing and policy support for the R&D of HELE technologies. China now possesses a range of HELE technologies that are applicable to new and/or retrofitting of the existing coal-fired power plants and they are described in the webinar. Finally, the peak of coal consumption and CO2 emissions from power generation from coal, in light of China’s economic and policy trends affecting the structure of the economy and the coal consumption, are assessed.
The topic in focus will be ‘flotation control and operating philosophy,’ and Outotec will demonstrate the importance of having maximum control over a flotation plant. Some of the basic and advanced tools that have been developed will be introduced to participants, and how to build a successful control strategy will be discussed – highlighting the difference between the stabilization and optimization of a plant. Participants will be invited to discuss current issues in control and operating philosophy with the presenter. Duration of the presentation is approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes Q&A at the end.
El tema a tratar será el de ‘Modernizaciones y mejoras para plantas de flotación’, y la importancia que tienen las modernizaciones a plantas y equipos de flotación operando bajo las condiciones adversas de la industria de la minería en la actualidad.
Con más de 100 años de desarrollo, Outotec ha logrado avances substanciales en tecnologías de flotación y control. Las nuevas tecnologías pueden ser utilizadas para reemplazar o mejorar los equipos existentes, logrando así mayores niveles de eficiencia, usabilidad, confiabilidad, estabilidad y flexibilidad. Los cambios en los cuerpos de mineral finalmente resultan en la necesidad de implementar cambios en los equipos existentes. Outotec explorará estos cambios y los últimos desarrollos en tecnología con los participantes, presentando herramientas simples que los asistentes podrán usar para identificar preliminarmente mejoras y sus beneficios. La duración de la presentación es de aproximadamente 45 minutos con 15 minutos para preguntas al final.
Join Experis Finance for a complimentary, virtual panel webinar focused on whether or not your AML models for transaction monitoring perform according to regulatory expectations.
Regulatory guidance requires independent validation of models used for risk management purposes, including AML systems. Greater emphasis is being placed on institutions to identify suspicious activity and ensure that the models used are effective. This panel, which includes both community bank and large bank perspectives, will discuss the independent validation of transaction monitoring systems, examples of typical validation findings, and the development of an action plan to address the results of a validation.
After attending this webinar,
•You will begin to understand the necessary components of Data Management as it relates to the set-up of Transaction Monitoring Systems
•You will understand the current rules-based systems, the newer behavioral-based systems, and how they work
•You will understand the basics of how to select a new transaction monitoring system
•You will understand the next generation of Cyber Threats and how they differ from traditional attacks
- Robert Colatarci, Senior Manager, Financial Institution Services, Experis Finance
- Peter D. Wild, Internal Audit Partner, Wild AML Services
- Rebecca Schauer Robertson, Sr. Vice President - Director of AML Compliance, South State Bank
- Shannon Cox, Sr. Vice President - Enterprise BSA Officer, First National Bank of Santa Fe
Global energy demand is rising, while water is becoming a scarcer commodity in many parts of the world due to over-exploitation, droughts, heat waves, and other factors. Meeting the growing demand will place
increasing stress on limited fresh water resources. The power generation industry is typically the largest industrial user of fresh water in a country. Consequently, the vulnerability of the power generation
industry to constraints in water availability can be expected to increase. Hence non-fresh water sources will become increasingly important. This report examines the availability and use of potential non-fresh water sources in China, India, South Africa and the USA. These are the four top thermal coal consuming countries in the world. The alternative sources are municipal waste water, brackish and sea water, mine
water, produced water from oil and gas wells (including coalbed methane wells), and water extracted from deep saline aquifers during CO2 storage. In certain cases, and with suitable design of the on-site
water treatment plant, a coal-fired power plant could become a supplier of both energy and fresh water, instead of a water consumer.
The topic in focus will be ‘flotation modernizations and upgrades,’ and their vital importance in improving plants and processes operating under the current pressure of the mineral processing industry. With over 100 years of development, advances in flotation technology and controls have been substantial. New technology can be used to replace or improve existing equipment, leading to greater levels of efficiency, usability, reliability, stability and flexibility. Changes in ore bodies mean that subsequent changes in equipment are also required – Outotec will explore these changes and latest developments with participants, introducing some simple tools that the audience can use to make preliminary assessments. Duration of the presentation is approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes Q&A at the end.
Signalhorn’s Chief IT Security Officer (CISO) Istvan Rabai presents an overview of present-day IT security.
The focus of this webinar will be on identifying specific vulnerabilities and measures to improve the security of a communication network.
Istvan will show - from his own first-hand experience, how an actual incident became the catalyst for the implementation of a state-of-the-art secure infrastructure that currently serves an impressive number of Government, NGO and security sensitive Corporate customers.
The webinar will cover several key aspects, but as there is no blueprint solution for all security issues, you will have the opportunity to address yours individually in the Q&A discussion at the end of the session.
This is what you will learn in this session:
- Main aspects of IT security
- Essential steps to guarantee IT security
- Typical preventive measures
- Typical redundant managed networks
- Case study: The Signalhorn IT security story
In this session, 6x Microsoft MVP and Sr. Solutions Specialist, Duncan McAlynn, will have a discussion with Logun Baker, Senior Systems Administrator for The Huntington National Bank, regarding the challenges of 3rd party application patching within their enterprise and how they have solved those problems
During the webinar, McAlynn will also be demonstrating how PatchLink natively plugs into the SCCM Admin Console, providing seamless integration into existing patch management workflows without any additional client deployment, infrastructure requirements or added consoles.
-Hear a real-world case study from a customer that addresses 3rd party patching to protect and defend themselves against malware/randsomware within their enterprise
-Learn about free add-on tools available from Microsoft and the System Center community to help extend and enhance the core capabilities of SCCM for security compliance monitoring and management
A menudo las prácticas apropiadas de mantenimiento mecánico de una planta de flotación son descuidadas debido a un fuerte enfoque en aspectos relacionados al rendimiento metalúrgico, conllevando a la pérdida de recuperación fácilmente accesible. Por esta razón, el tema a cubrir será el de ‘Prácticas de mantenimiento en flotación’.
Estos problemas comunes de mantenimiento en conjunto con el desgaste de las piezas de refacción determinan en gran medida la eficiencia de una planta de flotación. Estos puntos serán discutidos con los participantes, así como una revisión general de algunas áreas críticas que afectan directamente al rendimiento de la planta. Un mantenimiento regular y bien definido puede prevenir paros inesperados, incrementar la disponibilidad y promover un mayor rendimiento en general de los componentes de la celda de flotación. La duración de la presentación es de aproximadamente 45 minutos con 15 minutos para preguntas al final.
In 2015, less than a tenth of enterprise IT stakeholders had confidence in Corporate Sustainability to affect IT efficiency and costs. One short year later, 2016 is a vastly different matter and the data suggests that the time of corporate sustainability in IT is here now: 70% of enterprise IT organizations actively participate in corporate sustainability efforts.
Senior executives are increasingly tasking all departments to work together to reduce resource consumption in the name of sustainability. The stakes are undeniably high, as sustainability efforts can impact important financial factors such as stock price and capitalization.
In this webinar, Uptime Institute COO, Julian Kudritzki will present new survey data, illustrating the sweeping changes facing enterprise IT and sustainability efforts, including:
-A snapshot of the current state of relations between enterprise IT and Sustainability counterparts.
-How will Corporate Sustainability shape technology adoption trends as it begins to exercise its influence in IT decision making?
-The ineffectual metrics and "green" signifiers which are no longer credible responses to increased cost pressures and the business demands for transparency.
As Windows support requirements continue to dominate the focus of enterprise endpoint management efforts, an increasing number of Apple device users are becoming frustrated with being treated as second-class citizens. At the heart of the problem are Windows-centric practices and solutions that do not comprehensively translate to supporting Mac and iOS platforms. However, adoption of Apple management point solutions that operate independent of existing Windows administration platforms only add to management complexity and fail to achieve service reliability and cost-effectiveness.
Join Steve Brasen, EMA Research Director from analyst firm, Enterprise Management Associates, and Tim Williams, Director Product Marketing at HEAT Software for a one-hour presentation identifying the optimal practices and solutions that will enable comprehensive management of Apple devices side-by-side with Windows endpoints.
Key topics of discussion include:
•What is the current state of Apple device adoption and use in the enterprise?
•What specific Apple requirements are not being serviced by traditional Windows-targeted management solutions?
•Which methods should be employed to maintain consistent user experiences across different endpoint architectures?
•What effect has increased workforce mobility had on emerging Apple support requirements?
•How can enterprise security requirements be maintained across disparate software and hardware ecosystems?
Why is Business Continuity Management (BCM) relevant to your organization? BCM is most relevant to organizations seeking to mitigate exposure to emerging global risk and trends. Learn the "value added" role of Internal Audit.
After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
•Understand the importance of Business Continuity Management to your organization
•Discover the emerging global risks and trends that could impact the viability of your organization
•Learn the "value added" role of Internal Audit as it relates to Business Continuity Management
Around half of the world’s estimated recoverable coal reserves comprise coals of low quality and value. These are mainly subbituminous and high-ash bituminous coals, and various grades of lignite. All are important for power generation and cogeneration. Each coal type brings its own combination of advantages and disadvantages. Despite the latter, a number of countries have turned increasingly to the use of such coals.
In the last decade, subbituminous coals and coals with higher ash content have been introduced into the market and traded in increasing quantities. As reserves of some better quality export coals have been depleted, there has been a shift towards the greater use of variants of lower quality, often to cut costs. However, switching may reduce power plant efficiency, increase emissions, and escalate plant maintenance requirements.
A number of major economies rely heavily on indigenous resources of lower quality coals as they may be the main energy resource available and are often cheap to mine using large scale opencast techniques. They can provide a secure source of energy and help minimise dependence on imported supplies.
The webinar examines the current production and use of these three categories of coal and discusses what the future may hold. All three are expected to continue to play a major role in energy production for some time.
Next generation data centers are filling the industry with buzz worthy tech concepts like hybrid IT, clouds, software defined anything, containers and micro-services. These sometimes disparate constructs can solve the same problem in multiple ways. As such connected context will be key to effectively and efficiently managing application performance across these next generation data centers.
In this session, we will be discussing how to monitor with discipline across next generation data centers.
1. What are next generation data centers?
2. How do IT organizations manage and optimize operational efficacy of these next gen data centers?
- Connected context of key application performance metrics
This session will provide detailed data centre metrics on the supply/demand landscape for colocation providers operating in the Singapore market. We take it one step further by segmenting Singapore into three primary districts or sub-regions to capture the nuance in each data centre hub location. How much data centre square feet, critical power is currently available and utilized in Singapore? And more importantly how much revenue is being generated by these third party service provider data centres? Where is it now and where is it headed? We will unwrap our detailed revenue and capacity projections from 2016-2020 while providing analytical insight on the factors driving growth.
At the core of cloud (public, private, hybrid) next generation data centers are software defined data infrastructures that exist to protect, preserve and serve applications, data along with their resulting information services. Software defined data infrastructure core components include hardware, software servers and storage configured (defined) to provide various services enabling application Performance Availability Capacity and Economics (PACE). Just as there are different types of environments, applications along with workloads various options, technologies as well as techniques exist for cloud services (and underlying data infrastructures). Join us in this session to discuss trends, technologies, tools, techniques and services options for cloud infrastructures.
- Data Infrastructures exist to support applications and their underlying resource needs
- Software Defined Infrastructures (SDDI) are what enable Software Defined Data Centers and clouds
- Various types of clouds along with cloud services that determine how resources get defined
- When, where, why and how to use cloud Infrastructures along with associated resources