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IT Service Management

  • When and how to baseline your network When and how to baseline your network Tony Fortunato Recorded: Aug 31 2016 31 mins
    How can you tell if you have optimal network performance if you don’t have a baseline?

    The benefits of establishing and updating network baselines include knowing what’s normal, what isn’t, and when to address (or avoid) potential performance issues. In the webinar, Tony Fortunato, Sr. Network Performance Specialist with The Technology Firm, will explain:

    •What is a baseline
    •What isn’t a baseline
    •Why baselines are important and
    •How and when to baseline

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  • Security by Design: The Alignment of Security and Agility Security by Design: The Alignment of Security and Agility Uri Sarid, CTO, MuleSoft; Kevin Paige, Head of Security, MuleSoft Recorded: Aug 31 2016 40 mins
    By 2020, Gartner predicts 60% of digital businesses will suffer major service failures due to the inability of the IT security team to manage digital risk in new technology and use cases. With Target, Apple, Nissan, and Twitter all making the news recently for their security failures, CIOs and CISOs are under tremendous pressure to keep the business secure -- without slowing the business down.

    In this session, Uri Sarid, MuleSoft CTO and Kevin Paige, MuleSoft Head of Security, discuss the application networks and an emerging approach that CIOs and CISOs are driving together to deliver both security and business agility.

    Attendees will learn:

    – How to deal with security no longer resting in the hands of the security team due to shadow IT and other factors
    – How a well-defined API strategy can reduce risk
    – How application networks have emerged as an approach to deliver security and agility
    – How CISOs can drive agility and promote security by shifting mindsets
  • The State of Enterprise Data Quality 2016 The State of Enterprise Data Quality 2016 Carl Lehmann - 451 Research Recorded: Aug 30 2016 43 mins
    In this recorded webinar, Carl Lehmann of 451 Research presents the findings of their survey of 200 IT Professionals, revealing how organizations are using advanced analytics and machine learning.
  • How Global DMS Transformed their Customer Experience How Global DMS Transformed their Customer Experience Kelly Ann Jourdain, Manager, Technical Support, Global DMS and Carl Rio, Strategic Account Manager, NewVoiceMedia Recorded: Aug 30 2016 30 mins
    What’s the best way to enhance the sales and customer experience? Not quite sure what the answer is – don’t worry, every company finds themselves dwelling on how to accomplish this.

    Join Kelly Ann Jourdain, Manager Technical Support at Global DMS and Carl Rio, Strategic Account Manager at NewVoiceMedia as they discuss how Global DMS tackled transforming their customer and sales engagement by increasing their speed of call resolution, eliminating their back-up call center, utilizing omni-channel and analytics to drive efficiency gains.
  • Live Demo of OptiView XG Live Demo of OptiView XG Tony Fortunato, Senior Network Performance Specialist with The Technology Firm Recorded: Aug 30 2016 55 mins
    Troubleshooting performance problems in today’s networks is only getting more complex:

    • Growth of 10G links with limited visibility
    • Increasing demands on wireless networks
    • Complex infrastructure with outdated documentation

    Last thing you need are hard-to-use tools that are complex in themselves or require extensive training before you can effectively use them.

    Please join us for a free webinar where Tony Fortunato will talk about these issues and present a live demo of the OptiView® XG Network Analysis Tablet.

    XG expedites network performance problem solving by automating root cause analysis and providing guided troubleshooting to address problem areas - anywhere on the network – wired or wireless.
  • Troubleshooting VoIP Issues in Today’s Access Network Troubleshooting VoIP Issues in Today’s Access Network Bai Qing, Technical Director Recorded: Aug 30 2016 49 mins
    Voice over IP has been used for a number of years. Advanced encoding scheme, availability of bandwidth over the internet and mobile network has allowed adoption of VoIP in place of analog phones in many businesses large and small. However, most users still experience bad connection that ends with single-ended voice, choppy voice, and often requires reconnection to resolve… just to have the same problem resurface several calls later! Is this something that we must endure or there is a way to resolve the problem once and for all? This live webinar explores the challenges faced by network professionals responsible for the access network, and offers suggestions on how best to isolate and resolve the issues.

    The webinar will cover the following topics:

    •The lay of the land: VoIP in today’s Access Networks
    •Typical problems & challenges
    •Best practice in isolating problems
  • Save Time with Test Results Management at your Fingertips! Save Time with Test Results Management at your Fingertips! Bai Qing, Technical Director Recorded: Aug 30 2016 43 mins
    Field engineers spend a lot of time verifying and troubleshooting a barrage of network problems - Power Over Ethernet, WiFi, Network Services, Internet services, etc. All of these mean one thing – a huge pile of Test Results that are difficult to manage efficiently! This webinar introduces NETSCOUT’s Link-Live cloud platform, an effective tool to centrally manage network test results – see a live demonstration and find out how you can save time with Test Results Management at your fingertips.
  • Delivering ITSM Beyond the Four Walls of IT Delivering ITSM Beyond the Four Walls of IT Jamie Houlihan, Director Service Operations, Curves Jenny Craig Recorded: Aug 26 2016 48 mins
    How to Deliver ITSM Beyond IT

    Hear how wellness corporation Curves Jenny Craig extended an enterprise-wide service delivery strategy beyond the four walls of IT - reducing costs by over $1M annually and improving customer satisfaction. Following up on her successes in leveraging the Cherwell Service Management dashboard capabilities to improve service experience and demonstrating service center value to senior management, Jamie Houlihan will share her recent achievements and insights gained by expanding Cherwell Service Management beyond the IT department to facilities, supply chain, self-service, and human resources.You will learn how Cherwell Service Management enabled Curves Jenny Craig to streamline and organize departmental operations and ultimately increasing the overall efficiency of their organization's many business processes.
  • Thunderstorm in the Cloud Thunderstorm in the Cloud Mathias Fuchs, Senior Incident Response Consultant, Mandiant Recorded: Aug 26 2016 37 mins
    Immer größer wird die Anzahl der Unternehmen die ihre IT-Services teilweise oder ganz an Clouddienstleister abgeben. Dies führt zu einem erhöhten Aufwand und einigen Komplikationen wenn es zu Sicherheitsvorfällen kommt.
    In diesem Webinar präsentiert Mathias Fuchs Strategien wie Unternehmen trotzdem effizient Sicherheitsvorfälle untersuchen und eindämmen können. Anhand einer Fallstudie wir gezeigt wie sich cloudbasierte Untersuchungen von herkömmlichen unterscheiden.
  • Don’t Buy the Healthcare IT “Snake Oil”! Don’t Buy the Healthcare IT “Snake Oil”! Marion Jenkins, Healthcare Technology Partners Recorded: Aug 25 2016 26 mins
    Recently the president of the American Medical Association referred to healthcare IT as the “snake oil” of the 21st century. He referenced ineffective electronic health records, an explosion of direct-to-consumer digital health products, and apps of mixed quality.

    In this webinar, leading healthcare expert, Marion Jenkins, will cover the major causes of this sorry state of affairs, and discuss how healthcare technologies can actually help medical practices deliver better patient care.

    Major areas to be covered:

    1.Who is to blame? There is plenty to go around. Physicians? Healthcare IT vendors? The government? The solution must get past blame and address solutions.

    2.How can clinical users and executives “break through” the logjam of sub-optimal IT systems, poor implementation, and ineffective workflows?

    3.Is it possible to utilize new technologies to improve patient care, without breaking the bank and further hurting the clinician/patient experience?

    4.What are the necessary changes that enable technology to actually provide benefit in a healthcare setting?
  • Using your Load Balancer for Application Performance Monitoring Using your Load Balancer for Application Performance Monitoring Ashish Shah, Director of Product, Avi Networks Recorded: Aug 25 2016 47 mins
    Load balancers occupy an important position (in the path of application traffic) on the enterprise network. Yet, traditional application delivery controllers (ADCs) are unable to provide meaningful application insights to drive business decisions. Avi Networks’ software-defined architecture for load balancing separates the control plane (management layer) from the data plane (load balancers) to generate continuous insights about applications.

    In this 30 minute presentation from Avi Networks, learn how you can get rich analytics and actionable insights into end user experience, application performance, resource utilization, security, and anomalous behavior. See how you can benefit from:

    • A “Network DVR” to record and replay traffic events to pinpoint app issues
    • At-a-glance view of all virtual services throughout the system
    • Real-time visibility into DDoS attacks, SSL versions and ciphers used in transactions
    • Health scores that give you immediate feedback on application performance
  • The Future of EDI The Future of EDI Eric Rempel, CIO, Redwood Logistics; David Chao, Director of Industry Marketing, MuleSoft Recorded: Aug 25 2016 47 mins
    For many businesses, the ability to be agile, offer great customer experiences and create innovations hits a roadblock with EDI. The famously complex messaging standard can hinder effective B2B communication.

    But one integrated transportation and logistics company, Redwood Logistics, based in Chicago, partnered with MuleSoft to not only innovate on top of EDI, but harness digital transformation to create an entirely new platform service offering

    In this webinar attendees will learn about:

    – The business and technical landscape that led Redwood Logistics to pivot to a new service offering and create a better business intelligence platform
    – How they overcame the challenges presented by B2B/EDI
    – Best practices to apply API-led connectivity to B2B communication
    – The positive business outcomes from Redwood’s digital transformation initiatives
  • 5 Metrics for Better Service Management Visibility 5 Metrics for Better Service Management Visibility Oz Merchant, Director of Customer Success, Samanage and Cord Silverstein, Director of Content, Samanage Recorded: Aug 25 2016 46 mins
    IT organizations are being asked to cut costs while increasing productivity and identifying new ways to generate revenue. The first step in delivering value to an organization is empowering IT with the gift of sight. Sure, you can measure just about anything, but should you? More metrics does not equal better metrics. Not tracking trends over time, not setting goals, and not sharing metrics reports are common mistakes. The right metrics, tracked consistently, allow you identify areas for improvement and act on them. Join us as we discuss how an effective IT service management solution, coupled with the right metrics on your radar, can bring a new level of efficiency to IT.

    Metrics we’ll focus on: Cost Per Ticket, Customer Satisfaction, Agent Utilization, First Touch Resolution, and Mean Time to Resolve.
  • Metric and Measurement Mistakes that Destroy Agile - 1 PMI PMP PDU Credit Metric and Measurement Mistakes that Destroy Agile - 1 PMI PMP PDU Credit Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com Recorded: Aug 25 2016 58 mins
    To be a high performing business, you require effective metrics and measurements that will help you gain valuable performance insights which will help drive informed and strategic decisions for your organization. Join Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com as he discusses what people are doing wrong when it comes to Agile metrics and provide guidance on how to get it right – the first time. Andy will also discuss the risks of using common metrics between Agile and waterfall approaches as well as why organizations need to focus on value-based metrics rather than arbitrary metrics of progress.

    This session is approved for 1 Project Management Institute (PMI) PMP PDU Credit.
  • What can Insurers learn from Uber’s Customer Experience? What can Insurers learn from Uber’s Customer Experience? Finny Chellakumar, Head, Aspire Systems Digital Recorded: Aug 24 2016 28 mins
    Insurance companies today are soon to witness their own version of Uberization. In this webcast you will learn...

    •The kind of experiences that can stir instant customer love and loyalty
    •With customer data everywhere, how can you wisely give your customers the power of decision making?
    •Best CX practices to prevent customer break ups

    To get an overview on how you can uber-revolutionize your CX, join Finny, Head, Aspire Systems Digital on this webcast.
  • Screen Sharing Worth 1000 Chats Screen Sharing Worth 1000 Chats Donald Hasson Recorded: Aug 23 2016 38 mins
    Chat is an excellent channel to improve service desk productivity, but when dealing with complex issues, it’s sometimes not enough. If your chat solution is implemented in a standalone silo, then customers may have to transfer to phone support when their issues go beyond the point of text, resulting in a disjointed customer experience. But if the chat transitions directly into a screen-sharing session, the support agent can instantly see and resolve the issue while maintaining a seamless conversation. This session will outline how to increase the value and power of chat through integrating it with other solutions such as remote support, knowledge bases, CRM and more. Turn your service desk into a one-stop-shop with a modern, integrated approach to support.
  • Become a Cloud Master with the HPE Helion Cloud Suite Become a Cloud Master with the HPE Helion Cloud Suite Keri Sprinkle, Neil Miles, Kiran Makarla HPE Recorded: Aug 23 2016 56 mins
    In our first Helion Cloud Suite web event, we introduced you to the new software suite from HPE that brings together a full range of hybrid cloud capabilities, enabling you to deliver and manage the full spectrum of applications and technologies -- from traditional, virtualized, cloud native and containers -- across a broad range of infrastructure environments.

    Join this web event for a deeper dive, and be the first to see this new suite in action:

    Manage hybrid and multi-cloud environments
    Develop, deploy, and scale cloud-native applications
    Drive business performance with focused analytics

    More than just a hybrid cloud management platform, the HPE Helion Cloud Suite can help you manage any cloud, any environment, and any technology for any application. Go beyond cloud management, and learn what it means to become a cloud master.

    View Part 1 of this 2 part series at: http://www.vivit-worldwide.org/members/group_content_view.asp?group=103644&id=600517
  • Hunting for Threats: tips and tricks for SOC experts Hunting for Threats: tips and tricks for SOC experts Matias Bevilacqua, Mandiant Principal Consultant Recorded: Aug 23 2016 49 mins
    Many Security Operation Centers operate in a reactive mode. They primarily respond to alerts that are being presented to them by implemented detection technologies. And we all know alerts are generated in overwhelming volumes, severely crippling SOC’s effectiveness and efficiency. Today’s threat landscape requires SOCs to operate ever more proactively to keep up with the threat actors. More and more SOCs therefor are actively ‘hunting’ for threats that may be residing in the environment they are to defend. ‘Hunting' however requires a different approach from the traditional, reactive mode, not least for the SOC experts themselves.

    Join Matias Bevilacqua, Mandiant Principal Incident Response Consultant, as he discusses tips and tricks for hunting for those lurking threats: what to look for, what tools to use, etc.? You will leave the session with some hands-on material to start turning over stones and uncover threats you never knew were there.
  • 2016 Webroot Quarterly Threat Update 2016 Webroot Quarterly Threat Update Tyler Moffitt | Security Threat Research Analyst Recorded: Aug 22 2016 48 mins
    According to the latest annual Webroot Threat Brief, 97% of malware is unique to a specific endpoint, rendering static, signature-database security virtually useless. In fact, many attacks are staged, delivered, and terminated within a matter of hours, or even minutes, having harvested user credentials and other sensitive information. With the rising popularity of polymorphism and other trends, it is more crucial than ever that organizations strengthen their security postures with next-generation endpoint protection and real-time, highly accurate threat intelligence. Join this webinar for an in-depth discussion of the most recent quarter’s malware stats and trends, and how businesses can leverage this data to keep themselves, their users, and their customers safe from advanced attacks.
  • Introducing the Invisible Mr. Robot: Process Automation for the People Introducing the Invisible Mr. Robot: Process Automation for the People George Spalding from Pink Elephant and Jim Blayney of CA Technologies Recorded: Aug 22 2016 49 mins
    In 1896, Sakichi Toyoda created “autonomation”, sometimes called intelligent automation. Ever since then manufacturers and, now service providers, have been trying to reduce the number of people involved in nearly every process. There seems to be a prevailing belief that automation is the “magic bullet” to greater efficiency. The downside of humans involves their lack of speed (they are simply slower than machines) and the introduction of human errors into the process. But the upside of people is their brain. They can think, evaluate, assess, question, choose, make decisions and resolve ambiguities. This creates the dilemma we in IT face every time we decide to automate a process. The tools are readily available to accomplish the automation task but have we successfully matured the process to allow it to be automated in the first place or is the “magic bullet” really human intervention? Join Jim Blayney of CA Technologies and George Spalding from Pink Elephant as they noodle on the pros and cons of process automation in IT.
    In this webinar you will learn:
    - What kind of process is an effective automation candidate?
    - How to design a process leading to automation
    - Why the pressure to automate sometimes creates an over dependency on tools vs. solutions?
  • How to Meet the Demands of the Modern IT User How to Meet the Demands of the Modern IT User Jarod Greene, VP Product Marketing, Cherwell & Brian Rieb, Technical Marketing Manager, Cherwell Recorded: Aug 19 2016 41 mins
    Give Business Consumers Best-of-Breed Tools to Improve Productivity

    See how Cherwell Service Management helps your IT team meet the demands of today’s business consumer with a modern, streamlined and easy-to-use self-service portal and service catalog. Learn how to: 1) Adopt a Customer-Centric Approach
    2) Strengthen IT Technician Skill Sets
    3) Improve Support Interactions with Context

    See how One-Step Visual Workflows allow you to easily customize workflows and automate tasks, expediting and improving service delivery to your end users. Learn about Cherwell’s Theme Editor, which enables you to customize your self-service portal(s) to match your corporate brand and increase utilization. Lastly, understand how Cherwell integrates with a wide range of third party solutions, allowing business consumers and IT to use best-of-breed tools to improve productivity.
  • Improving on "Whack-a-Mole" Vulnerability Management Improving on "Whack-a-Mole" Vulnerability Management Joseph Blankenship Senior Analyst, Forrester & Jimmy Graham Director, Product Management, Qualys Recorded: Aug 18 2016 50 mins
    The need to prioritize vulnerability management (VM) is greater than ever as IT security teams become overwhelmed with trying to protect against every threat that pops up. Organizations that understand the varying risks across vulnerabilities can focus on resolving dangerous exploitation, and avoid wasting crucial time addressing insignificant ones.

    We invite you to attend the “Improving on 'Whack-a-Mole' Vulnerability Management” webcast featuring guest speaker Joseph Blankenship, Senior Analyst at Forrester, and Jimmy Graham, Director of Product Management at Qualys.

    The following topics will be discussed during the webcast:

    * Forrester data trends and insights from real-world client scenarios

    * Why vulnerability management needs to be prioritized and elevated

    * How Qualys ThreatPROTECT shows you what to remediate first (led by Qualys)

    This webcast includes a live Q&A.
  • MuleSoft Best Practices: How to Get the Most out of Anypoint MuleSoft Best Practices: How to Get the Most out of Anypoint Rajesh Kumar, Technology Architect, InfoSys; Mike Stowe, Director of Developer Marketing, MuleSoft Recorded: Aug 18 2016 63 mins
    Getting started with MuleSoft? Looking for expert guidance on how to create integrations, manage APIs, and transform data? We'll be talking with a panel of certified MuleSoft developers about their experience working with Anypoint Platform - and we'll be taking your questions!

    Attendees will learn:

    – Tips and tricks on getting the most out of Anypoint Platform
    – Troubleshooting for real-world scenarios
    – Recommendations on necessary tools and training for Anypoint Platform
  • Unleash the Power of Your Operational Data: Take an Analytic Approach to Service Unleash the Power of Your Operational Data: Take an Analytic Approach to Service Heath Ramsey Director, Analytics and Reporting Customer Success Recorded: Aug 18 2016 58 mins
    As a leader in IT, you are constantly challenged to build and deliver higher quality services while minimizing cost. This is difficult to do while managing daily operations, meeting service level agreements (SLAs), and sifting through data to pinpoint areas of improvement.

    Service automation is a key strategy to drive major improvements across cost, quality and agility in service delivery. There are many areas that could be candidates for automation. Which would be the ones to drive the greatest business impact? This is where analytics come into play. By taking an analytical approach to automation, you’ll be making the best use of the operational data you already have.

    Join us and find out how to:

     Establish the value of structured communications as a baseline for organizing business goals and services

     Leverage leading and lagging indicators to measure performance of a structured process

     Align data and analytics to drive action across all stakeholders in an organization

     Integrate benchmarking as the next step in business outcome improvement
  • Drive ITSM improvements with SAM intelligence Drive ITSM improvements with SAM intelligence Guests Elinor Klavens & Robert Stroud Forrester Research and Snow Software Experts Per Skanne and Barry Friedman Sep 1 2016 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    You’ve got the service desk, you’ve got the team, you’re managing the calls. But is your ITSM function efficient and effective?

    Join Snow, along with guest speakers Elinor Klavens and Robert Stroud from Forrester who present in our webinar “Drive ITSM improvements with SAM intelligence” as they explain the best practices in integrating SAM and ITSM tools and why Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions are pivotal to the smooth running of today’s enterprises.

    This webinar will highlight how ITSM leaders can benefit from advanced SAM technologies, including:
    •Multi-platform audit data
    •Cleansed & normalized software inventory.
    •Self-service technologies for software requests & deployments
  • Managing Your RF Spectrum Managing Your RF Spectrum Devin Akin, CEO, Divergent Dynamics Sep 1 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Managing Your RF Spectrum: which is something nobody ever does, and absolutely should do!

    Many administrators will admit that they reactively manage their RF spectrum, waiting until client devices experience connectivity or performance problems before troubleshooting. Some administrators may incorrectly suppose that relying on Radio Resource Management (RRM) will solve their spectrum problems, but RRM algorithms simply react to RF interference sources. How then should we proactively manage our RF spectrum in order to lower OPEX, increase performance, and to get the expected ROI from our Wi-Fi systems? Join Wi-Fi expert Devin Akin as he teaches industry best practices for protecting and managing your most precious resource: airtime.
  • Manage any device, anywhere from a single console with HEAT LANrev Manage any device, anywhere from a single console with HEAT LANrev Margreet Fortune Sep 6 2016 9:45 am UTC 60 mins
    HEAT LANrev was Highly Commended in the recent Computing Vendor Excellence Awards in London - Mobile Management category.
    With the fragmentation of technology platforms and proliferation of mobile devices organisations today need a unified management approach for smart connected devices. Join this session to learn how HEAT LANrev can provide end to end multi-platform support for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android.
  • Why visibility is a crucial part of any security strategy Why visibility is a crucial part of any security strategy Peter Smith, Regional Sales Manager - Europe & Russell McDermott, Sales Engineer, Netwrix Sep 7 2016 2:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    With a recent increase in high-profile security breaches and compliance violations, traditional security mechanisms, such as firewalls, IDS, and antivirus are no longer enough to defend against external attackers, and insider threats. By having increased visibility into internal changes, configurations, access events, and permissions across the IT infrastructure, organizations can far more effectively defend against such attacks.

    So, please join our local auditing and compliance team from Netwrix, Pete Smith (Regional Sales Manager Europe) and Russell McDermott (Pre-Sales Engineer) and see how Netwrix Auditor can unlock the door into possible breaches in your IT environment.

    From our brief session you will learn:

    • How deeply security breaches and data leaks are really effecting organizations
    • How to protect your data from the insider threats
    • How to have “peace of mind”, and achieve complete visibility of your IT infrastructure
  • PMO and PPM – A match made in heaven (again)? PMO and PPM – A match made in heaven (again)? Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com and Jeff Moloughney, Sr. Dir Product Marketing, PPM Sep 7 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Project Portfolio Management (PPM) began life associated with PMOs, but for many organizations it shifted to other functions – strategy offices, organizational change management departments, etc. Now the pendulum is swinging back to PMOs, and this time those PMOs have to make it work. Join well known PMO expert Andy Jordan and CA guru Jeff Moloughney for this thought provoking look at how PMOs can deliver PPM success, including:
    •Formal vs. informal portfolio management
    •Enterprise vs. departmental portfolio management
    •Strategic project execution
    •Full lifecycle management
    The combination of practical concepts and real world success stories promises to provide an not-to-miss webinar, presented in Andy and Jeff’s up tempo and entertaining style. Join us to help drive your PMO to PPM success.
  • Ein Tag im Leben eines Analysten eines Security Operation Centers (SOC) Ein Tag im Leben eines Analysten eines Security Operation Centers (SOC) Sven Schriewer, Director, FireEye as a Service, FireEye Sep 8 2016 12:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Was macht überhaupt ein Analyst? Welche Abläufe finden wie statt? Welche Unterstützung benötigt ein Analyst, um effektiv zu sein. Und und und … .

    Möchte man ein SOC auf- oder ausbauen oder eine entsprechende SOC Aktivität extern unterstützen lassen, stellen sich solche und viele andere praktische Fragen. Wir geben einen Einblick, wie FireEye Analysten aus unserem SOC tagtäglich arbeiten. Ein Security Analyst berichtet von seiner täglichen Arbeit, wie er Angreifer im Zusammenspiel mit Spezialisten, Technologie und Intelligence identifiziert und Empfehlungen zur Abwehr gibt. Der SOC Direktor erläutert, wie die Analysten unterstützt und koordiniert werden.
  • Achieving Optimal Performance Through Smart Mobile Backhaul Network Design Achieving Optimal Performance Through Smart Mobile Backhaul Network Design Bruno Giguere - MEF; Julius Robson - Small Cell Forum; Glenn Parsons - Ericsson; Rami Yaron - Telco Systems Sep 8 2016 4:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    To meet the demands for quality of service (QoS) and experience (QoE) for its users, operators are deploying new types of infrastructure and technologies, such as Wi-Fi carrier grade, distributed antenna systems (DAS), small cells and remote radio heads (RHH), among others.

    Still, most of the traffic load will remain in the hands of the macro cells. This means that, before embarking on the deployment of new technologies and infrastructure, operators must have a clear strategy to improve their current Mobile Backhaul networks. Mobile Backhaul network design may determine the capacity and performance of the mobile network. LTE and LTE-Advance Small Cells impose new requirements on the backhaul such as synchronization and latency in order to achieve better user experience.

    This webinar will cover current and future work of MEF with regard to mobile backhaul for LTE/ LTE- Advance Small Cells including:
    -Optimizing your network for LTE Advance cellular backhaul - MEF Mobile Backhaul Initiative
    -Outlining requirements for synchronization, resiliency, and service mapping
    -Achieving performance objectives for multiple classes of service
    -Best practices in LTE-Advance and Small Cell backhaul transition
    -Outlining the latest MEF developments in mobile backhaul
    -Assessing the impact of small cells’ synchronization and coordination on the backhaul
  • Retail Disruption - How GANT Tackled Omnichannel Retail Disruption - How GANT Tackled Omnichannel Kiku Mlosch, Global E-Commerce Project Manager, GANT and Gustav Rosen, Integration Architect, Entiros Sep 8 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Retail stands as one of the most digitally disrupted industries to date with over 60% of purchases now said to be influenced by digital interactions, according to Deloitte. Against this backdrop, global retailer GANT is trailblazing a strategy which enables digital transformation to be the catalyst for innovation within the GANT ecosystem.

    Hear direct from Kiku Mlosch, Global E-Commerce Project Manager at GANT, and supporting partner Gustav Rosen, Integration Architect at Entiros, as they reveal their journey and approach to making omnichannel “a piece of cake”.
  • Effectively Manage Modern Unified Communications & Collaboration Services Effectively Manage Modern Unified Communications & Collaboration Services Dr. James Metzler, Founder and Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & Assoc. Paul Barrett, CTO Enterprise Business Operations, NET Sep 8 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Improvements in effective communications and collaboration within enterprise organizations has driven innovative new solutions for Voice over IP, instant messaging, video conferencing, telepresence, shared desktops, and SIP Trunking just to name a few. They all bring great value to the companies implementing them including increased employee productivity, improved customer service, and reduced costs. However, these real-time applications come with a unique set of challenges to ensure they are all delivered with a high quality user experience.
    This webinar will explore the key challenges that face enterprise IT teams responsible for delivering UC&C services.

    This webinar addresses if, and more likely when, quality issues impact the user experience:

    • What a modern UC&C management solution should look like
    • How it compares and contrasts to typical VoIP management tools of past
    • Why a next generation UC&C management solution should be useful to the voice and video teams as well as the network operations and planning teams
    • Which tactics to employ as a group to reduce the MTTR for UC&C service disruptions

    Please join us for this webinar with renowned industry analyst, Dr. James Metzler, of Ashton, Metzler and Associates along with Paul Barrett, CTO for Enterprise Business Operations at NETSCOUT as they discuss these issues and present ways in which UC&C management solutions have evolved to address the needs of today’s next generation UC&C enterprise environments.
  • What the MFA?! Moving Beyond Passwords What the MFA?! Moving Beyond Passwords Stacy Blaiss (Director of Product Marketing), Jason Jones (Technical Product Manager) Sep 8 2016 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Despite the rise of credential theft via phishing attacks and cyber-breaches, passwords alone are still the most common form of protection for employee accounts; many of which are used to gain access to sensitive data and systems. Not only are passwords often static, too easy to guess, and prone to theft, it’s also difficult to verify who is actually using them. These security issues with passwords are bringing two factor authentication to the spotlight, which enable a second security check beyond user name and password. Implementing this extra layer of security not only protects sensitive data and critical systems, but also verifies the user is who they say they are. This webinar will feature expert insight into multi-factor authentication technology and how organizations can shore up their security practices to better protect their networks and privileged accounts.
  • Phygital Retail: Merging Online & In-store Customer Experience Phygital Retail: Merging Online & In-store Customer Experience Sunil Bajaj Director & Unit Head – Retail & CPG Practice,Kamal Chandramohan Practice Head – Mobility Sep 8 2016 6:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    You are a Retailer trying to figure out smooth transformation of physical stores into new age customer engagement hubs.You see it happening around you, but you want the best fit scalable solution for your business. Unsure, where to start. Attend this webinar, to learn the following:

    What will you learn?
    - What are the main challenges faced in merging physical stores with the online?
    - How adoption of a phygital retail solution can enable delivery of Personalized services to your customers?
    - Enhance customer engagement by empowering store associates
    - How to optimize the customer interaction at every point in the purchase journey?
    - Guided in-store navigation of your customers using beacons

    Who should attend?
    - Retail CEO, CTO & CIOs
    - VP/Director, IT & Omnichannel
    - Digital Strategists
    - CX Advisors
  • Enterprise Incident Response Through a Lens Enterprise Incident Response Through a Lens Stuart Davis, Director, Mandiant Sep 13 2016 11:00 am UTC 45 mins
    Join Stuart Davis – Director, Mandiant Consulting a FireEye company in this webinar to see how a real life organisation responded to a recent cyber breach involving an advanced cyber threat group (APT). Stuart will explain what happens when an organisation does not have the resources or skills to respond to cyber threat activity and will address how a third party incident response team can extend the internal CSIRT capabilities. He will walk through the stages of Mandiant Consultings enterprise incident response, show how cyber threat intelligence can enrich the information at hand to help these cyber investigators and finally discuss how remediation plans can be put in place to help contain an incident and bring the organisation back to normal business operations.
  • iSpeak DevOps: Building a Cloud Service Platform iSpeak DevOps: Building a Cloud Service Platform Jeanne Morain Sep 13 2016 4:00 pm UTC 30 mins
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    -Value-stream thinking vs. framework thinking
    -Lean IT, DevOps, and agile development
    -Why ITSM is critical in agile environments when defining non-functional requirements
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    •Understanding Jaspersoft and report writing terminology
    •Stepwise creation of different types of Ad Hoc views and reports - Tables, Charts, Crosstabs
    •Personalizing Ad Hoc reports
    •Best Practices
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    • IT service managers
    • Support center managers who are looking at future requirements
    • Desktop support managers
    • Anyone in IT service who wants to develop a better understanding of where the industry is going
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    Join us on Tuesday, September 20, 10am PST / 1pm ET, for a unique look into how CA Technologies GIS organization took on an agile transformation. During this webinar, you’ll learn: 
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    •The benefits almost two years later 
    •Their vision and roadmap for scaling agile further in their organization 
    No one can tell you agile is easy; the shift requires executive buy-in, culture or behavior change and ultimately the desire to provide your customer with what they need to be successful. Spend some time with us and ask questions. We’ll help you get to a point where your organization can stop starting and start finishing.   
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    •Learn how to apply the model in concert with a packet flow architecture
    •Accelerate your security infrastructure and enable smooth pilots and roll out of new security systems
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    Join Bill Briggs, CTO at Deloitte, and Ross Mason, Founder and VP of Product Strategy at MuleSoft, to learn what organizations and your business can look like in the future and how you can start today to make the imaginative possibilities into a reality.

    Attendees will learn:

    – How virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, microservices, and the Internet of Things will disrupt businesses in the next 18-24 months
    – How the digital future of businesses will impact the way IT plays a role within enterprises
    – How companies can leverage API-led connectivity to build application networks that set the foundation for making the future into a reality sooner