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Network infrastructure professionals understand that a reliable and secure infrastructure is crucial to enabling business execution. Join the network infrastructure community to interact with thousands of IT professionals. Browse hundreds of on-demand and live webinars and videos to learn about the latest trends in network computing, SDN, WAN optimization and more.
  • For any developer, choosing the right compute infrastructure and back-end database is a critically important decision. In this webinar, we'll explore specific challenges that mobile app and game developers face and how the cloud can provide a winning solution. We’ll also explore cloud solutions for big data challenges for MMOG, built-in analytics, online and offline MOG online modes, infrastructure reference architecture, and social network and cross-platform game use cases.
  • Providing a seamless user experience from browsing to purchase requires consistent uptime and performance, and seasonal traffic spikes require elastic scalability. In this webinar, we'll explore these and other big data challenges faced by e-commerce businesses and how the cloud can provide a winning solution. We’ll review mobile shops login data analysis, dynamic content, affiliate programs, infrastructure reference architecture, mobile plate- form integration with social media, and network integration and built-in instant messaging uses cases.
  • Lee Smith (Dee Smith & Associates) and David Cuthbertson (SMS) will cover their approach and methods of assessing existing data centre facilities and management processes. Rapid changes in both IT and data centre technologies often mean that facilities and management techniques fail to evolve fast enough, with the data centre potentially being the weak link in the delivery chain of all IT services. Achieving a baseline through an assessment is critical for any improvement or transformation activity - but is not so easy to do in practice.
  • With 75% of enterprise users reporting that they use their cell phones for making work calls, the inevitable question we must ask is, "can we just run our business on cell phones and ditch the PBX?" In this webinar, we will review the massive changes in the wireless landscape that have made this viable in the past 3 months, the solutions that make it possible and what implications this has for the modern BYOD organization.
  • A lot has changed in the way we communicate for business. A decade ago, most organizations had employees who came to the office every day, used desktop computers and desk phones, and stopped communicating for work when they went home.

    Today, people communicate for work anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Per Forrester, sixty-six percent of employees use two or more mobile devices for work. And according to Frost & Sullivan, nearly 25 percent of employees work from home or the road. What’s more, the desk phone is not the only business device. Based on a RingCentral survey, 35 percent of employees are using their mobile phones for work even when they are in the office. And nearly 80 percent of employees text for business, with 32 percent reporting that they’ve even closed a business deal via text.

    Even with these undeniable business behavior changes, the vast majority of companies haven’t optimized their communications infrastructure for mobile workforces or BYOD.

    Join this webinar to get ahead of the pack and learn the benefits of a cloud communications solution that supports the new world of work.

    •Understand the trends driving mobility and behavior changes in the work place, with Melanie Turek, VP of Research for Enterprise Communication & Collaboration, Frost & Sullivan.
    •Get the real story from a business that has addressed their mobility needs first hand from Adam Fishman, director of growth and operations for Lyft, a community ride-sharing service.
    •Hear how a cloud communications solution is addressing several challenges businesses face in the new work world from Nisha Ahluwalia, VP of product marketing at RingCentral.
  • With 40% of time at work spent on administrative chores, inefficient communication is a big problem in business. Find out how to use tech to reduce wasted time in meetings, spend less time in your inbox and improve the way your company collaborates.

    About the presenter: Ray Gillenwater is the Co-founder and CEO of SpeakUp (getspeakup.com) an Enterprise Collaboration platform that enables collaborative problem solving and ideation. A student of Communications and a former executive at BlackBerry, Ray will share his experience and recommendations to help improve communication at your company.
  • Skype for Business is about to launch, but what will this bring? For the first time we are seeing a product built for the consumer market - 300+ million users worldwide - moving in to the Enterprise.

    In this presentation we will share with you what Skype for Business will mean for the Enterprise, how will it integrate in multi-vendor environments and the changes we'll see from Lync.

    Presented by John Hand, a former Microsoft employee of 25+ years who is now IR’s Microsoft Channel Manager, this presentation will remove the marketing spin and give you real insight on what to expect from Skype for Business.

    Following the 30-minute presentation there will be 15mins of Q&A with John and Matthew Torpey, one of our Solution Engineers, to cover of the technical questions and how you can monitor Skype for Business in real time.
  • Coworkers have become accustomed to instant messaging on-the-go, video chatting while offsite and single number reach. But, hidden in the background, is the confusing, long and time consuming task of configuring these Unified Communication conveniences.

    Join us as Felix Delgado explores the labyrinth of provisioning within Cisco’s UC environment where one wrong click can lead to problems for the end user’s phone, voicemail or presence. Also, he will highlight a potential solution to these challenges.
  • Unified Communications and Collaboration has been here over 8 years, and yet adoption of the technology has been marginal at best. Yet there are best practices for implementing a highly successful UCC adoption strategy.

    Join Independent UC consultant and industry expert Steve Leaden for this lively BrightTalk Webinar and learn:
    - Understanding the market drivers that are driving adoption for UCC today
    - Learn the process for high adoption, from Assessment to Procurement to best Implementation strategies
    - Discover the key elements that drive high adoption UCC rates
    - Identify the discovery process for moving your UCC project forward
    - Identify the ROI factors for getting project approvals and ways of paying for a UCC project from day one
    - Learn about use cases and test bedding as strategic stepping stones in the process
    - Leverage best practices for a successful, high adoption UCC environment
    - From this Webinar you will take away a baseline for how to leverage strategies for delivering a high adoption UCC model for your own organization.
  • Every year, businesses are making the decision to adopt a Unified Communications platform. Why? The reason is simple – Unified Communications capabilities save companies time and money, and increases productivity.

    Today’s mobile and resource-challenged workers require more freedom and flexibility in how they communicate with their colleagues, teams, partners and customers. Instant Messaging, Presence, Voice and Video Calling, SMS Texting, and Screen Sharing features enable employees to easily connect with their colleagues, partners and customers. Each of these tools have an associated cost, which can add up quickly per user. By removing the a la carte price tags and contracts and rolling all of the tools into one unified platform, both the business and its employees reap the benefits.

    In this webinar, we will cover the following:

    - Typical per-user spend on Screen Share, Video Conferencing, Presence, and IM tools

    - Why businesses are moving to Unified Communications

    - Features of a Unified Communications system

    - Product demonstration
  • The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement has been a huge boon for businesses that put a premium on productivity. File sync and share solutions have emerged to help employees work from anywhere, at any time, on any device. In this BrightTALK exclusive, eFolder explores the top seven features that business should consider when adopting a file sync and share solution. Learn what is required for a file sync and share solution to improve collaboration, maximize productivity, and ensure security.
  • Business computing is changing before our eyes. Physical PCs and servers cannot keep pace with the mobile workforces of today or tomorrow. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is no longer a “nice to have”, it is a “must have”. The problem most companies face is providing secure and controllable access – anytime, anywhere – to the data, applications, tools and resources required to maintain an enterprise network. DaaS is quickly becoming the leading solution for companies to adopt a comprehensive BYOD policy while actually increasing security and ubiquitous access. Join Nuvestack, the leader in DaaS technology, for an informative and insightful look at what it really takes to implement and manage DaaS as a BYOD strategy.
  • 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.
  • Do Your Workers Meet in the Cloud?

    Enterprises are only realizing 43% of technology's business potential according to Gartner. At the same time, most CEOs see IT’s role evolving over the next several years to become more involved in business strategy. Do you have a plan to drive innovation with new technologies such as cloud voice and video conferencing?

    Sign up for this live eSeminar to hear Clint Edwards, Polycom VP Global Cloud & Service, describe why 2014 is the Year of the Cloud. As a leader in cloud-based collaboration, Polycom understands the dramatic ways that mature cloud communications are disrupting old models by enabling mobile and distributed workforces. Vi Chau, Director, Product Management at RingCentral will also give a glimpse of how cloud technologies uniquely integrate mobile workers into the core business. Finally, RingCentral customer Paul Clowser, Director of IT, Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group will describe the tangible benefits his company has gained from cloud collaboration.

    Join this eSeminar and discover how:

    •VoIP cloud has evolved and the mobile and collaboration capabilities you can leverage today

    •Better phone system integration can eliminate lost deals through delays in communication

    •To achieve economic benefits from integrating mobile and remote workers through voice and video conferencing
  • Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) can be implemented not only at the data center but also at the network and customer edge. This webinar presented the rationale for a Distributed NFV (D-NFV) implementation, specifically for virtualization at the customer site. D-NFV offers a good fit for the emerging virtual CPE (vCPE) model, which will enable shorter and more flexible deployment cycles for new services with a lucrative cost structure. The webinar will also review different vCPE implementation options, including a solution based on L2/L3 CPE with a built-in x86 engine.
  • Digital storage plays a significant role in the professional media and entertainment industry. Digital storage for the M&E industry has demand characteristics often very different from typical IT storage because of the performance requirements of real-time video in capture, editing and post-production, as well as distribution. On the other hand, the ever growing archive of long-tail digital content and increasing digitized historical analog content is swelling the demand for cold as well as warm archives using tape, optical discs and hard drive arrays.

    In March through May of 2014 Coughlin Associates, Inc. conducted a survey of professional media and entertainment professionals on various digital storage topics. The survey was broken down into several segments: content capture, editing and post-production, content delivery as well as archiving and digital preservation. This talk will include data from this survey as well as projections from the 2014 Digital Storage in Media and Entertainment Report covering major uses of digital storage technology in professional media and entertainment.
  • The consumerization of IT and other market forces have created a new reality for IT. Gone are the days that enterprise mobility consisted just of a BlackBerry and laptop. Today’s workers use a variety of devices to connect with both cloud and datacenter applications and services. Unfortunately, many IT organizations must deploy multiple solution silos in this new environment for end-to-end security, breeding compliance complexity and administrative burden. In this webinar learn how your enterprise can overcome these issues simply make your existing network “mobile-aware.”
  • Big data and virtualization have seldom had their paths intersect to this point as, like most breakthrough innovations, big data has been delivered in very tightly integrated packages during the initial phase of adoption. However, with an increasing number of enterprises embracing a “virtualized first” approach to their IT infrastructure, broad-based acceptance of big data will require a more modular and VM-centric mode of consumption going forward. This session will focus on how these complementary technologies can come together to better yield big knowledge from big data analytics.
  • Embedded Communications is exploding! Gartner estimates more than 26 billion embedded devices will be on the market in the next five years. This session will explore the drivers behind the rapid growth in embedded communications and the opportunities that exists for application providers to take advantage of Real Time Communications. The session will include use cases of how forward-thinking companies and app providers are leveraging embedded communications into their platforms to improve customer engagement and offer new product capabilities. We’ll answer the following questions:

    - How do I embed Real Time Communications?

    - How Cloud delivery models pave the way to easy integration to leveraging APIs, SDKs, and Quick Starts?

    - What type of Communications and Collaboration capabilities can I embed into my Applications?
  • 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.
  • Apache Spark (http://spark.apache.org/) is emerging as the next generation of technology for data processing. Compared to Hadoop MapReduce, Spark is easier to use and maintain, increasing its popularity, which is due to the fact that it excels in in-memory computations (many times faster than MapReduce). This also allows Spark to be the de-facto platform for machine learning algorithms at scale.

    In this presentation, the Spark platform will be introduced to the audience by:
    • Walking through interesting features of Spark
    • Comparing and contrasting it with Hadoop
    • Highlighting Spark use cases and its ecosystem
  • Here’s what you need to know to evaluate — and successfully implement — a private cloud deployment.

    According to The Radicati Group, Hosted Exchange deployments on private clouds—that is, clouds that are managed by a third party but are not shared by multiple tenants— are expected to show strong growth as 25% of companies will be moving to dedicated deployments in 2018.

    In this live webinar, we’ll explore the trends and rewards of private Exchange clouds. This includes:

    • Where private cloud computing makes sense and where it does not
    • The main benefits of private cloud
    • How to create a business case for using a private cloud versus using public cloud
    • How to design private cloud deployments
    • When it makes sense to outsource to a specialised vendor