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  • An AANPM solution should focus on the real-time performance of end users. Instead of making use of 100% synthetic tests into an application environment, real end-user traffic can be used to find slow application response times, changes in network latency, and poorly written application code.

    Attention can be focused on the true root cause of the performance problem, rather than engaging in guesswork network troubleshooting. An AANPM solution aids IT organizations in quickly identifying the component of the network or application that is inducing the delay, enabling engineers to resolve the problem.

    In this third of four webinars we will look at how an AANPM solution is implemented and how it benefits engineers and technicians.
  • Join Kroll’s Indonesia team as they share their experience investigating risk in one of Asia’s most attractive markets.

    Indonesia in 2015 remains one of Asia’s most significant sources of growth, and continues to draw investors from Asia, North America, and Europe. While there is good reason to be hopeful due to a strong new political administration, throughout the economy reputation, corruption, fraud and political risks remain. ​

    Kroll’s team will discuss their views on the changing risk environment around Indonesia’s investment opportunities, as well as share their experience researching integrity issues, infrastructure bottlenecks, and sensitive industries.
  • Tony Fortunato, Sr. Network Performance Analyst with the Tech Firm, will demonstrate the benefits of using an OptiView XG to root out the causes of issues in today's complex network environments.
  • You may not know much about it, but Hadoop is coming in a big way. The list of services you provide and support grows larger by the day and very soon Hadoop related technologies will likely play a critical role in many of those services. Much of the processing that happens in Hadoop is batch related but the built in tools for managing that batch is inferior and will cause delays when trying to deploy the related applications and services. Join us to learn:

    •What Hadoop is and what it is used for
    •The type of processing performed in Hadoop environments
    •How to deliver better Hadoop workload related services
  • A recent analyst study found that 88% of organizations are “doing Project and Portfolio Management (PPM).” This finding could lead many to believe all is well with this critical business process so essential to strategic success. This is hardly the case as studies also show PPM is still generally immature in enterprises today. The lack of maturity is largely due to the fact that most organizations are addressing only a subset of PPM capabilities. So though almost every organization can lay claim to doing PPM, few are actually doing PPM for all its worth. Many of these organizations will continue to miss out on the incredible possibility and promise of this essential business capability until they grasp and appreciate the full scope and potential of PPM.

    One of the greatest barriers to realizing the full potential of PPM is an enterprise-wide awareness of the span of PPM and the likely gap that must be overcome to achieve it. There is a plethora of great PPM insight contained in the numerous books, methodologies, and frameworks available today, but using this volume of information to get everyone on the same page is a daunting challenge. The key is to use a simple approach and model to quickly establish a common understanding of this critical business discipline and to easily foster the conversations and discussions to drive the endeavor to raise PPM proficiency.

    This brief webcast will present a PPM model that is easy to remember, easy to communicate, and proven to quickly illuminate the gap between existing immature PPM processes and the full scope and potential of comprehensive Project and Portfolio Management.
  • Portfolio planning activities have struggled to gain respect in most businesses. Lack of enterprise-wide orchestration arises from a lack of effective involvement and intimate business knowledge – not simply of operations and processes, but of business imperatives, obstacles and desired outcomes. And the information systems aspects continue to be planned in splendid isolation from the business, causing IT people to mistakenly celebrate victory when a new IT system goes live. However a project only really starts when the IT goes live, and so the planning needs to be fully integrated. This can only be accomplished first by building strong relationships with business peers that will result in measurable value creation. The next step is to implement a sophisticated PPM system that can handle the extreme complexity of orchestrating all the business and related technology portfolio of initiatives, capable of optimizing the plans (and the outcomes) as the business environment changes.

    To achieve this, a new PPM model needs to be created to look at portfolio management in a holistic way, enterprise-wide. Planners need a capability that will generate multiple scenarios and real-time decision support. This dimensionality and complexity is well beyond the capacity of the human brain. By implementing such a tool, IT would be positioned as a critical partner with the business – not just in implementing mainstream information systems, but also in helping the business with a much better way to plan and manage all of its key initiatives effectively

    This session focuses on how enterprise leaders and divisional leaders and IT leaders should be working in harmony to orchestrate great business outcomes, rather than looking after their parochial interests.
  • The development of a solid product innovation strategy is undoubtledly a collaborative effort, and company cultures that support an open and robust dialog will be more able to evolve their strategies to address their changing business environments.

    Attend this webcast featuring Michelle Jones from Stage-Gate International as she discusses how these companies are better equipped to address risk and derive more value from their product innovation efforts. Also hear why aligning your product innovation strategy is an important precursor to making continuous strategic assessments and project prioritization decisions.

    All attendees will gain insight into the 5 key elements that comprise a consensus based innovation strategy, the importance of clearly communicating that strategy to drive strategic portfolio management, and the metrics to measure performance.

    This event is approved for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
  • Wall Street expects it and customer demand it – accountability from Sr. Executives for the future direction of their organizations. How can executives ensure their strategic plans are in action and on track? How can they shift and pivot to changing market conditions along with the risks and impacts to the long-term vision and goals? How do you thread accountability from planning to execution to results?

    Join this session, where David Werner, Senior Principal Product Marketing Manager, CA Technologies, speaks with Rick Morris, published Author and Owner/President of R2 Consulting about ways to bring more accountability through your strategic plan.
  • A recent analyst study found that 88% of organizations are “doing Project and Portfolio Management (PPM).” This finding could lead many to believe all is well with this critical business process so essential to strategic success. This is hardly the case as studies also show PPM is still generally immature in enterprises today. The lack of maturity is largely due to the fact that most organizations are addressing only a subset of PPM capabilities. So though almost every organization can lay claim to doing PPM, few are actually doing PPM for all its worth. Many of these organizations will continue to miss out on the incredible possibility and promise of this essential business capability until they grasp and appreciate the full scope and potential of PPM.

    One of the greatest barriers to realizing the full potential of PPM is an enterprise-wide awareness of the span of PPM and the likely gap that must be overcome to achieve it. There is a plethora of great PPM insight contained in the numerous books, methodologies, and frameworks available today, but using this volume of information to get everyone on the same page is a daunting challenge. The key is to use a simple approach and model to quickly establish a common understanding of this critical business discipline and to easily foster the conversations and discussions to drive the endeavor to raise PPM proficiency.

    This brief webcast will present a PPM model that is easy to remember, easy to communicate, and proven to quickly illuminate the gap between existing immature PPM processes and the full scope and potential of comprehensive Project and Portfolio Management.
  • At its most basic level, communication is the transfer of information and ideas between two or more entities. In the context of organizational project and program management, communication is a core competency that, when properly executed, connects every member of a project team to a common set of strategies, goals and actions. Unless these components are effectively shared by project leads and understood by stakeholders, project outcomes are jeopardized and budgets incur unnecessary risk. Effective communications leads to more successful projects, allowing organizations to become high performers and risk 14 times fewer dollars than their low-performing counterparts.

    This webinar reveals the communications challenges that prevent organizations from accomplishing more successful projects, and identifies key initiatives enable organizations to improve their communication as they face their own unique challenges in an ever-changing complex and risky environment.

    This session is approved for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
  • Improving service quality relies on a solid configuration data foundation. A Configuration Management System (CMS)-based on a CMDB and automated, intelligent discovery- provides the data everyone can trust and build on. It delivers the accurate, up-to-date information to the right users. But the data alone does not cut it; an accurate and up-to-date service model is also needed.

    Join this webinar to learn how to boost your services' quality and develop a more successful service desk with a CMS, automated discovery, and automated service modeling partnered with increased process maturity.
  • A recent comprehensive survey commissioned by CA revealed some very clear trends in portfolio management and provided evidence of what distinguishes a strong portfolio performer from a weak one.

    In this engaging presentation report author, Andy Jordan will explore these indicators and provide recommendations for how your organization can become more adaptable, agile and responsive to portfolio changes.

    Learn how you can build improved effectiveness into your portfolio execution approach, and how communication can contribute to your success.

    This event is approved for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
  • Most IT providers have offers related to big data, cloud, mobility and security, and companies are looking at IT as the way to reduce costs and be competitive during an economic crisis. Investments in IT trends such as cloud computing and big data will rise thanks to a new player in the game: the business departments. This analyst briefing will show why companies are investing in IT, and what will change in 2015.

    Why you should attend:

    - Discover how many companies will adopt big data, cloud, mobility and security in 2015
    - Understand the current scenario of these trends in Latin America
    - Learn what will be different in 2015 regarding each trend
  • The C-level suite agrees that aligning business and technology objectives are an essential element in achieving what’s necessary to win, retain and serve their customers, however, are they putting their money where their mouths are? The data tells a different story. According to Forrester Research, while two thirds of CIOs and CMOs agree that the CMO is an active participant in strategic planning, the perception of CIO involvement varies significantly between the two roles. Moreover, half of surveyed PMO leaders feel they have all the tools in place to competently manage the portfolio pipeline. Companies are routinely adopting practices to deliver faster and better; it’s time for executives to do the same. Effectively managing a portfolio that enables business leaders to achieve their strategic objectives requires tooling that supports pragmatic practices in order to gather data at the right level and at the right time.

    This presentation examines portfolio management trends and best practices that high achieving organizations have applied to turbo charge their planning process.

    Forrester Research, Inc., The State Of Strategic Execution In 2015, January 27, 2015

    This event is approved for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
  • At a time when digital transformation is driving significant change across all industry sectors, it is critical that organizations are able to align functional and cross-functional project activities to their strategic objectives. In the digital economy, the lines between technology, new product development, applications, service delivery and change management are increasingly blurred, and it's vital for the business to have an integrated view, not only to support strategic planning and investment prioritization, but also to effectively manage these initiatives through execution. The project portfolio management process must also evolve to handle both fast-moving digital initiatives and longer-term projects, with a shortened feedback loop that engages project teams and business stakeholders, and provides visibility at all levels. This session will address topics including:

    ·How to align projects to business goals in planning AND execution
    ·Why PPM is vital for a digital project portfolio
    ·How PPM can unify cross-functional initiatives
    ·When to consider changes to PPM processes
    ·Why project visibility is critical to successful business change

    This event is approved for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
  • Join us for a 30-minute live session every Friday, where we’ll tour the RingCentral interface, discuss the latest innovations and features available on the RingCentral platform, and share best practices on leveraging cloud communications for your business. This session features a live demo of RingCentral Office and an open Q&A session led by a Sales Engineer.

    This week tune in and learn about how RingCentral integrates with Google Gmail, Calendar, Docs and more.
  • There are a number of existing models for managing Service Operations - from outsourcing, to a SIaM model, or even an In-House set-up - but how will your Service Management team effectively deliver value to your organisation when it comes to maintaining and improving the delivery of Business-critical services?

    Join Mark as he examines how IT Service Management can manage, influence or direct the work of Service Operation in relation to the management of Incident & Problem Management.
  • Why wait until it's too late? Making the switch from reactive to pro-active problem management can greatly improve the way your organisation runs and creates value. Attend this webinar to learn:

    - How proper Event Management and Knowledge Management can make the difference in your ITSM strategies
    - The benefits of a service catalog versus standard ticketing forms or a self-service portal
    - Practical tips for rolling with the punches and ensuring your IT aligns with your business goals
  • The latest release of the premier standard for delivering management information via system firmware, System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) Reference Specification, Version 3, extends support for 64-bit architecture systems. We will review each of the changes with the focus on the new 64-bit support for accessing SMBIOS data. Since its release in 1995, the widely implemented SMBIOS standard has simplified the management of more than two billion client and server systems.
  • What advantages does cloud provide to a growing business?

    Regardless of the organization’s size, industry or geographic location, decision makers and IT staff always look to ensure reliability, flexibility and adaptability of their network infrastructure.

    As businesses expand to multiple locations, instant and reliable communication between remote workers becomes a necessity. Find out what advantages a cloud-based communication system provides over an on-premise legacy solution.
  • Modern applications are game changers. Nearly every aspect of today’s application is changing – the front end, back end, and underlying dynamic infrastructure.

    Join us for this event and you'll learn about the latest innovations and announcements for HP Software’s monitoring solutions. You’ll hear how these HP innovations address today’s market trends. You will also find out about the key updates released during the past year—new features, use cases, and customer value—across application performance management, operations analytics, system management, network management, and storage management.
  • “Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now." - Alan Lakein

    There is a close connection between purpose and priority. There are many priorities in managing and investing in technology today but which ones are the “highest”, “the top”, “the first”,” the main” and “the most important”. How will you know? Should there only be one priority? Goal setting and planning your IT and business technology investment is a key topic for many technology and business managers. You see three letter acronyms such as ITFM, TBM, BIT (and maybe more) but they all are trying to achieve the same: management of the technology budget to sustain or better continually increase your company’s customer experience. Which acronym and vendor should you follow? Before we answer that, we like to ask you:

    Where are you going?
    Where do you want to be someday?

    Join Cask's Jason Rosenfeld, and featured guest, Eveline Oehrlich of Forrester Research in our upcoming webinar where we will describe the key journey of shifting your technology management strategy from running the business to changing the business – no matter which acronym you want to use.
  • Incident management can be a very costly process, with lots of staff using expensive tools and telephony. It is also very visible to customers, who will let you know very quickly if it doesn’t meet their needs. So it’s really important to make sure this process is as efficient and effective as possible.

    This session will be based on Stuart’s many years of working with clients from a wide variety of industries and countries, many of whom have needed to implement improvements to incident management. Stuart will describe approaches that have worked for other organizations, which you may be able to adopt into your own improvement program.
  • In the era of the customer it's more important than ever to empower your ITSM team with the best tools to resolve customer problems quickly and efficiently. But does that mean giving up on the personal touch? Are automated, self-help tools the future of the ITSM function? And how can you keep lowering costs and still maintain an excellent level of customer engagement? This session with Csaba Jaromi at LogMeIn will attempt to answer these questions by focussing on three areas of improvement for ITSM Problem Management.
  • One issue that Incident and Problem Management departments face is being able to resolve an incident without knowing what has broken or failed. Is this possible? and if so, why do you still need Problem Management

    So join Dave Jones as he clarifies these issues and explores further questions:

    - Should we focus on identifying root causes as part of the Incident Management process?
    - Can we use the proactive prevention aspect of Problem Management to stop the same thing from happening again? The end result being a memorable customer experience of service excellence.
  • With the business environment and thus the strategic business needs relating to information and technology continually changing, ITSM is arguably more valuable to organizations now than ever before. In meeting the challenges presented by dynamic business environments, enterprises are constantly looking for an advantage, and ITSM can help.

    This presentation will explore why ITSM is of value to the modern, forward-thinking enterprise. It will look at the important business strategic objectives and how ITSM practices and supporting technology can help in delivering against them.

    This event is approved for 1 Continual Professional Development (CPD) credit.
  • The world of IT Service Management (ITSM) has changed greatly in the recent past and will continue to do so at an increasing rate. One thing is clear: consumers of IT services now demand a pain-free, proactive, personalized and productive experience in the workplace, similar to that of consumers outside the workplace. They expect minimal touch points when resolving issues, requesting services, getting assets…and they want to do it themselves, without involving technical assistance. These expectations are the foundation to why Forrester Research sees Workplace Enablement as being the natural evolution of ITSM.

    In this webcast, guest speaker Amy DeMartine, Senior Analyst at Forrester Research, talks about what this means to today’s IT organizations and what needs to be done to deliver the service your IT consumers expect in the workplace today and in the future.

    This session is approved for 1 Continual Professional Development (CPD) priSM credit.
  • In the modern app economy where we have access to a myriad of goods and services in the space between our two thumbs, does the Service Catalog have any relevance?

    In this webcast, industry expert, trainer and peer-recognized Fellow in Service Management (FSM), Doug Tedder, will discuss why having a Service Catalog -- now more than ever -- will differentiate the customer-centric e-company from its competition. He’ll also address how developing a Service Catalog may just be the opportunity that IT needs to illustrate the critical contribution that IT organizations can make to their online-all-of-the-time businesses in the app economy.

    This session is approved for 1 Continual Professional Development (CPD) priSM credit.
  • With AANPM, there really is a better way to keep networks and applications running smoothly. These systems provide answers that will reduce stress, promote better decision-making, bring team members together, and promote proactivity.

    In this last of four webinars we will consider ten additional considerations with AANPM solutions that will help IT organizations implement, manage, and experience the benefits.
  • Due to the increasing power and prevalence of mobile devices, apps are rapidly moving from consumer-oriented gadgets to main IT functionality delivery platforms for enterprises. More powerful apps require more development man-hours and result in rising prices and increased licensing complexity. Many enterprises already struggle with software licensing compliance and costs on the traditional IT platforms.

    This session focuses on strategies for getting ahead of the curve and preventing the current software licensing challenge from being repeated in the app economy.

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