Unified communications improve collaboration and increase productivity among employees through technologies such as VoIP, instant messaging and social media. Join this community to learn how to benefit from the full value of unified communications and collaboration technologies.
Join to hear the latest on Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams.The differences how they will work together, common implementation problems and managing adoption. Hear user stories from Microsoft Australia partner of the year award winner Insync Technology.
Enterprises have a variety of choices when it comes to adopting new Unified Communications (UC) solutions. The current reality is that very few enterprises come close to unlocking the full potential of their UC platform to achieve the ideal experience. The UC landscape is evolving and the buying decision is becoming increasingly complex. IT teams need to constantly re-evaluate their strategy keeping in mind the numerous UC and UCaaS solutions, the end-user behavior, and growing expectations from the platform.
In this webinar, Bill Haskins from Wainhouse Research provides his expert analysis of the current UC market. Bill will discuss the pros and cons of leading enterprise UC solutions. Having observed the evolution of the UC industry closely, Bill will coverkey considerations for enterprise IT teams as they prepare their UC roadmaps for current and future needs. As most mid and large organizations have a considerable Cisco UC infrastructure footprint, Bill will also talk about Cisco’s approach to UC.
Bill will be joined by Chad Elford from Tata Communications who will discuss the UC approach taken by many leading enterprises globally. Chad will provide insights on business collaboration through UCaaS solutions and how it helps enterprises achieve their goals.
If you are currently deciding the UC strategy for your organization or mid-way through executing one, this webinar will provide you with valuable intelligence to help you fine tune/pivot your UC roadmap for your organization’s digital transformation.
Key Learning Objectives
•Understand the enterprise UC and UCaaS landscape today with an analyst perspective of the leading solutions
•Gain strategic insights which would help in planning and/or optimize current enterprise UC plans
•Learn how enterprises can achieve the full potential of their UCaaS platform to drive digital transformation for the organization
Listen to Kevin Curtis, Distinguished IOT Architect – Connected Cities, Verizon Enterprise Solutions (VES) talk about how digital transformation occurs when information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) data assets are effectively integrated, to realize new business outcomes and to create transformative value, not previously possible.
In this webinar we’ll outline how the latest software-defined technologies and virtualization are transforming the enterprise WAN. There is a lot of hype surrounding these technologies, but what is really relevant, and what benefits can realistically be achieved?
We will cover the following:
►Why the enterprise WAN approach needs to be refreshed
►What is SDN / SD-WAN and how does it relate to the WAN?
►The benefits enterprises see in a software-defined WAN
►Virtualisation in the WAN: when should this be considered?
Freeport-McMoRan faced immense connectivity and bandwidth issues in its copper mines located in remote locations. Moreover, this S&P 500 company was also looking to revolutionize their IT infrastructure by bringing secure access to cloud-based applications on Microsoft Azure.
Join this webinar to hear directly from the experts at Freeport-McMoRan on how it leveraged VeloCloud SD-WAN to greatly improve user experience with assured Application Performance and simplified access to Microsoft Azure.
Attend this webinar to learn:
- How Freeport-McMoRan quadrupled its bandwidth to support terabyte-sized file transmissions
- Dramatically improved the network user-experience with VeloCloud SD-WAN
- How legacy issues, such as non-performing circuits, can easily be fixed and optimized with VeloCloud SD-WAN
- How Virtual VeloCloud Edge can easily run on Microsoft Azure to optimize access to cloud applications
This webinar is brought to you by the Vivit DevOps Special Interest Group.
Businesses need to be more responsive to market changes and meeting customer demand for improved services and better user experiences. In order to meet such high expectations and be competitive in your market, it requires great flexibility and speed throughout the organization. DevOps enables your software development, infrastructure and operations teams to identify and eliminate inefficiencies through communication, collaboration, and automation.
Join us for this webinar to learn:
•How you can build a culture of DevOps
RE: A Fix for Dropped Conference Calls
The Rise of the Connected Conference Room System
The connected conference room is essential to modern meetings. We've all been on shoddy calls with snaps, crackles, pops, flashes...you get the idea.
The good news is that the team here at Lifesize has cracked the code on eliminating meetings that suck, and it all comes down to a connected conference room. Global Director of Sales Engineering Scott Rankin, and Sr. Product Marketing Manager Amanda Etheridge will share some insight on how to adapt your conference room strategy to eliminate dropped calls and the constant reliance on IT to fix what's broken.
•What you need in your conference room
•Why you need it
•How to solve the problem
We'll keep this thing to 45 minutes or less because we know you are perhaps the busiest person in the building. See you there!
Organizations on the journey to digital transformation are encountering new challenges with managing risk. Not only are complex digital transformation initiatives making it difficult for organizations to fully grasp their entire risk profile but digital transformation is also resulting in new types of risk for the company. Organizations with strong risk aversion are in danger of preventing or stifling innovation and change. How can organizations manage risk and create a strategy that empowers digital transformation? What have organizations learned on the road to digital transformation that can help others early on in the journey?
Software-Defined networking has transformed data center networks and given us a taste of the greater flexibility, performance and potential savings in the move from fixed to agile networks.
With a large number of of widely distributed sites or branches, a vast mix of vendors and deployed network equipment, decades of legacy platforms, and varying service quality over networks assembled from unpredictable connections, the traditional WAN infrastructure poses many challenges that can benefit even more so from the promise of SD-WAN.
The pressure for a software defined WAN has also increased due to the shift to cloud computing. That’s where SD-WAN steps in to solve common issues, offering a wide range of benefits for your large organization. These range from equipment and circuit cost savings, to increased security and agility, to support for strategic business and architectural initiatives.
As you consider available solutions, implementation partners and deployment architectures, the big question is whether to “Do It Yourself” or choose a “Managed SD-WAN.” This is not necessarily the same as choosing between an on-premises solution versus a solution with components hosted in the cloud.
In this webinar, we’ll examine:
* The various flavors of managed SD-WAN deployments: on-premises, cloud hosted or integrated with provider networks.
* What are the relevant decision criteria for choosing one approach versus another?
* Which deployment better supports the move to public cloud infrastructures and software as a service?
* How to choose which solution is right for your business.
As part of an ongoing partnership, WITI (Women in Technology International) and 451 Research have joined together to conduct a survey on how gender viewpoints differ in the workplace. The survey, conducted in June and July 2017 and completed by 1,901 respondents currently working in a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM)-related field, touched on a variety of topics to better understand what factors have helped shape employees’ careers and what challenges they face in the workplace. To better understand where gender might result in different points of view, the survey was fielded to both women and men.
Join 451 Research Vice President Melanie Posey for an interactive webinar as she walks through the key findings of the report.
Employees with business mobile phones have become more pervasive and so have the management challenges associated with them. Unexpected overages, high mobile helpdesk costs, and unused mobile phones, are all too common, leading to an ever-increasing mobility TCO.
Cisco recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a research study on mobility management challenges. Guest speaker Michele Pelino, Principal Analyst at Forrester, will reveal Forrester’s findings on what is actually impacting your mobility costs and how automation can solve your challenges. She’ll also share her top recommendations on what you can do to optimize your mobility TCO.
What you’ll learn:
•What are the biggest contributors to high mobility TCO?
•What are the hidden costs of asset management?
•Why you should care about instant MACDs?
•How can automation deliver the most savings?
•Forrester’s top recommendations to reduce mobility costs
Co-speaker Pallavi Vanacharla, Cisco Jasper’s Head of Enterprise Mobility Product Marketing, will show you how to automate your mobility management with Cisco’s Control Center for Mobile Enterprise (CCME) platform.
Digital Transformation is changing user expectations. In our personal lives, we communicate and collaborate using a whole range of on-demand and flexible platforms and applications.
The challenge is to meet user expectations and deliver communication and collaboration solutions that match or exceed what’s available in the consumer world. Legacy models limit how fast an enterprise can react and scale to meet new demand while making it difficult to adapt and change.
Global Session Initiation Protocol can be a foundation for true business transformation and make it a reality within an enterprise. Businesses can unleash the power of SIP to create new user experiences while generating cost-savings and capturing new growth.
Join Chris Barnard – IDC Vice President, Telecommunications and Networking, and Simon Farr – Product Marketing Director, Business Collaboration, Tata Communications in a live webinar. Chris and Simon will explore the potential of SIP and how it can act as a foundation for Digital Transformation.
Takeaways from this webcast
• How Digital Transformation is shaping business expectations
• Key reasons why Session Initiation Protocol can be a foundation for Digital Transformation
• Strategies for moving beyond legacy models
• How to maximize the value of SIP in a business environment
• Deploying SIP and using it to drive efficiency, productivity and growth
The entire landscape of retail is undergoing a revolution and most notable are the in-store and network transformations needed to support this shift. With branch retail stores competing for every customer dollar, retailers must stay ahead of the curve of what these customers demand and deliver it as a seamless, valuable, and exceptional experience.
In the third of our Retail Revolution series, we will host Brooks Brothers, a customer that has revolutionized the in-store experience and its network to continue to deliver to customers the exceptional white-glove experience they expect from the nearly 200 year old historic retailer. Brooks Brothers will discuss how SD-WAN enables them to be transaction-ready at all times, quickly deploy new retail branches, increase in-store sales, and gain unprecedented management, visibility and control across its entire network.
IT’s desire to become more nimble and agile has resulted in the rapid adoption of cloud delivered applications. This is not limited to the heavy hitters like salesforce.com for CRM or Office 365 for productivity. There are also applications servicing tasks and functions organizations might choose to outsource. The result is critical data spread across a vast array of resources, both on and off premise. Many organizations may use built-in cloud security functionality on top of their individual legacy deployments. However, this leads to silos of capability, mismatched policies, and noise in the form of alerts needing to be addressed.
Join Forcepoint and 451 Research as we address how taking a human-centric, risk adaptive approach can transform data security programs.
In the second year of a global tracking study, Opus Research presents findings from a survey of 500 business decision-makers to understand their perspectives in evaluating and deploying Speech Analytics platforms and services.
This study, commissioned by Uniphore, documents critical datapoints in the perceived value of Speech Analytics and its impact on contact center operations, compliance and regulation, workforce optimization, customer experience and delivering a return on investment.
Attendees to this webinar will receive a complimentary copy of the report “Executive Survey: Drivers for Deploying Speech Analytics (2017 Edition)."
On Wednesday, November 8th (8:30 PM IST | 11 AM EST | 8 AM PST), join Dan Miller, lead analyst & founder at Opus Research, Derek Top, director of research with Opus Research, and representatives from Uniphore, as they unveil the key findings from this definitive report on speech analytics.
The high speeds expected from future 5G networks and the demands of dense data over those networks is leading to communications network densification. Data centers, a key component of high speed delivery, are redefining their role, becoming a part of the fog and moving increasingly to the edge. This webcast will cover the role micro data centers will play in community network communications infrastructure; their configuration and structure; use of artificial intelligence and virtualization; control systems and operations; and workforce needs.
>> Don Byrne, Managing Director, Metrix411
>> Phillip Marangella, VP of Business Development, Cloud and IoT Solutions, EdgeConneX
Bei den meisten unserer Kunden haben sich Geschäfts- und Applikationsbedürfnisse verändert. Genau deshalb brauchen Unternehmen auch eine Infrastruktur, die reaktionsfähig, agil und skalierbar ist, um alle Anforderungen von Applikationen bis zu den Bedürfnissen der LOBs abzudecken. Dabei tauchen immer wieder die Fragen auf:
Wie wichtig ist es für Unternehmen ein „pay-as you growth“ Model zu haben?
Ist Skalierbarkeit der IT Infrastruktur notwendig?
Wir beschäftigen uns im Webinar mit der hyperkonvergenten Infrastrukturlösung von Cisco, Cisco HyperFlex, und wollen näher auf den Erfahrungsbericht von Installation bis im laufenden Betrieb eingehen. Die neue Release bietet unter anderem native Replication/DR und den Ausbau von Storage Kapazitäten in den Nodes.
Details der Agenda:
o 1 Jahr HyperFlex – Erfahrungsbericht im laufenden Betrieb
Oliver Kaiser OpenNetworks GmbH
o Neuerungen HyperFlex R 2.5
o Native Replication/DR
o HX Connect (HTML5 Hypervisor Agnostic Management Lösung)
o Ausbau von Storage Kapazitäten in den Nodes
o API basierte Architektur um Cloud Services zu ermöglichen
o ACI Integration
o Support von vSphere 6.5
o HX Profiler
o Whitepaper für SQL, Oracle & Exchange
Level 5 autonomy for automotive and the broader intelligent transportation industry will require hyper broadband connectivity. Smart communities and corporations developing products and services for ubiquitous connectivity understand that it requires a holistic vision of a fully 5G-connected environment.
This webcast will discuss the work cities, and automotive suppliers and OEMs are doing to build infrastructure and transportation vehicles that will move from human driven, through connected to autonomous capabilities.
>> Jill North, Innovation Program Manager, Department of Transportation, City of San Jose
>> Robert Grant, Senior Director of Public Policy, Lyft
>> Jeff Stewart, Assistant Vice President, Global Public Policy, AT&T
>> Tim Weisenberger, Project Manager, Technical Programs, Ground Vehicle Standards, SAE International
Clearly, the onslaught of data, particularly big data, continues to cause many organizations to look for new ways in which to store, analyze, and manage that data. Cloud computing from public cloud vendors is often one place in which enterprises turn. Traditionally deployed and managed on-premises, databases are the lifeline of many enterprises. And while the cloud is appealing for a number of reasons, there are still questions on the minds of many organizations in choosing the right cloud partner to manage their database in the cloud.
Skype for Business success depends on the end-user experience and adoption. But how can you ensure this will work? Is your network able to handle the load? Join us to learn how you can deliver faster ROI on a Skype for Business deployment.
Listen to GlobalData's Peter Jarich – VP, Consumer Services and Service Provider Infrastructure talk about who is in the lead for 5G test trials and deployments and what regions of the world we can expect the next generation of network communications?
Since the late 1990’s, corporate email archives have become a necessity for many organizations, especially for those in regulated industries or those faced with ongoing eDiscovery requirements.
Email archives were seen as the only workable solution to capture, secure, manage and make searchable, those emails and attachments that government agencies requested or the courts demanded through eDiscovery requests.
Prior to 2010, stand-alone, on-premise email archives were the go-to solution to ensure regulatory compliance and reduce eDiscovery risk. Cloud-based email archiving solutions were later introduced and have experienced phenomenal growth over the last several years. The adoption of cloud-based email archives has raised the question: Should you migrate your existing on-premise email archive data to the cloud, and if yes, what’s the best way to do it successfully?
To answer this and other questions, Join Robert Desteno, CEO from Archive360 and Bill Tolson from Actiance as they explore this and other topics including:
•The advantages of migrating to a cloud archive
•Steps to consider before beginning the migration process
•Best practices to ensure a successful migration
Flexibilität, Einfachheit und Automatisierung sind momentan die Treiber von neuen Infrastrukturlösungen im Rechenzentrum. Dabei darf das Thema Verfügbarkeit natürlich nicht zu kurz kommen! Um es für unsere Kunden und Partner noch einfacher zu machen hat sich Cisco aus diesem Grund entschieden die Veeam Availability Lösungen ins Cisco Portfolio aufzunehmen.
In unserem Live Webinar zeigen wir Ihnen, wie mit Veeam Availability Lösungen auf Cisco UCS und HyperFlex einfach und flexibel hochverfügbare Services bereitgestellt werden und welche Vorteile das für Sie bringt.
Digital transformation. It’s disrupting every industry and impacting how you deliver a great customer experience. Companies that ignore it risk their very survival; but those that embrace it can dramatically improve customer satisfaction and drive greater value. The truth is, keeping up with bandwidth demands and continuing innovation, while transitioning from manual processes to end-to-end digital processes, is extremely difficult on their own. Plus your customers have an expectation of your brand to be available 24x7 and deliver at any time of the day or night that they desire.
Join our live webinar and learn:
· Why digital transformation will only be successful if you begin with the customer in mind.
· What digital technologies are being used by top companies to maximize customer satisfaction and drive revenues.
· How to define the best approach to transforming the customer experience for your industry/organization.
Director of Strategic Enterprise Networks, Verizon Enterprise Solutions Product Marketing
Global Lead for Vertical Marketing
Director of Business Innovation & Digital Experience
Is your day spent plowing through endless piles of messages, while policy violations may lie hidden in your data? How can you make daily review easier while – at the same time – ensure you are addressing topics that are of greatest interest to regulators?
Today, compliance officers of financial services firms are challenged by information like never before. Data volume is doubling every 18 months and new forms of electronic communication emerge regularly, making supervisory review workloads untenable. At the same time, SEC/FINRA/IIROC regulatory scrutiny over supervisory compliance practices has never been higher, with stiff regulatory fines appearing in the news almost daily. Clearly, conducting review of today’s communications with tools designed 10+ years ago for email is not sustainable.
Join us and our special guest, Mitch Atkins, founder and Principal at FirstMark Regulatory Solutions, for a discussion of the issues impacting supervisory review, and how firms can re-focus efforts on the identification and mitigation of complex compliance risk. In this webcast you’ll learn:
•Common compliance risks faced by broker-dealers and their impact on FINRA priorities in 2016;
•How the growth of non-email is impacting compliance review;
•Emerging best practices in managing review volumes and conducting compliance surveillance
Legacy network procedures and processes are traditionally focused on the individual steps required to implement change and initiate actions. Even with the automation of various steps within the process, there remains much investment of time and human resources to manually configure every activity.
But as networks increase in complexity, especially with the transition to cloud-based applications and services, throwing manpower at the problem, is not scalable. Instead, organizations are adopting Cloud-DelIviered SD-WAN and as an extension, outcome-driven networking. With outcome-driven networking, organizations determine the outcome they need to deliver and allow the network intelligence and automation SD-WAN provides to revolutionize their IT teams and their businesses.
In this webinar, ESG senior analyst, Bob Laliberte, introduces outcome-driven networking and why it is changing the network world, including:
• Challenges faced by networks
• The components of a robust outcome-driven networking approach
• Key benefits to deploying an outcome-driven SD-WAN
• ROI on implementing outcome-driven networking
Prior to 2010, email messaging and archiving technologies were primarily deployed behind the firewall, with accompanying investments in storage, hardware, infrastructure, and IT resources. Since then, employee communications volume and variety have continued to explode –along with the cost and management hassle. Unfortunately, this time period has also witnessed an explosion of users utilizing their own devices, unsanctioned communications channels, and personal storage locations to get their jobs done.
Now, as messaging systems move to Office 365 many are asking: Is the move to Office 365 also the right time to gain control over other employee communications channels, and if yes, what’s the best way to do it successfully?
To answer this and other questions, join Actiance and VerQu as we explore:
•Best practices in moving employee communications to Office 365
•Steps to consider before beginning the migration process
•How to assess regulatory compliance and eDiscovery implications when migrating to Office 365
We will conclude with a discussion of how Actiance can help organizations harness Office365, while gaining control over the latest communication channels to ensure that companies meet regulatory compliance and eDiscovery demands.
With offices in 30+ countries, a de-centralized network infrastructure, and a company-wide migration to cloud applications, the existing mix of MPLS and internet across sites was hugely limiting to Stolt-Nielsen’s future growth strategies.
Of major importance was moving to a platform that connected Stolt-Nielsen’s entire network to the same applications no matter where offices were located, guaranteeing that those applications were always accessible, and provided a high-quality experience for all users.
Stolt-Nielsen was using Office365, Skype for Business, and file replication across the entire organization and wanted every user to have the same experience regardless of location. Stolt-Nielsen turned to VeloCloud Managed Service Provider, Videns, to re-think its network strategy and transform the WAN.
In this webinar, Stolt-Nielsen and Videns discuss the benefits they were looking to achieve, what the alternative solution evaluation process looked like, and the results attained with a new infrastructure.
Many organizations are evaluating cloud-based archiving solutions by performing comparative cost analyses against legacy on-premises systems. However, constructing a true comparative analysis can be difficult because the software, hardware, storage, and infrastructure costs of on-premises systems are often distributed across multiple IT cost centers or are simply difficult to estimate.
Join Actiance and Michael Osterman of Osterman Research as we discuss the results of an Osterman survey on the actual costs of maintaining and operating a Veritas Enterprise Vault environment versus a cloud-based archiving solution.
During this webinar, you will learn about:
– Real world cost experiences in managing on-premise archives
– How the survey results have led to the development of a TCO model to help you determine your own cost comparison
– How the Actiance Platform offers a significantly lower cost of ownership while providing an architecture to support your archiving needs
When Microsoft launched Teams in 2016 many wondered what this would mean for Skype for Business. Join us to hear from Microsoft's David Branscome on the road ahead for Intelligent Communications and collaboration.
Designing and managing complex, specific and even specialist work is no longer only the remit of centralized teams of specialist project managers, analysts and process experts. Companies are looking for looser, more matrixed, decentralized and collaborative forms of organization, they are reconsidering processes, people and technology as part of this shift with a focus increasingly on enabling these types of work to be done by business leaders and their teams.
Unfortunately the traditional mix of collaboration, team, task, project and business process management tools are struggling to deliver the balance of cohesive, flexible and extensible work processes business teams need.
They need a way of building automated processes that span across different systems and applications so that their myriad tactical workflows can be elevated into a strategic mesh of operations, giving them new ways to think about organizational culture, business agility, employee engagement, work throughput and customer satisfaction.
In this webinar Chris Marsh, Director of Workforce Productivity and Compliance at 451 Research and Ryan Duguid, SVP of Technology Strategy at Nintex will discuss the trends, pain points and opportunities around content and workflow automation for the modern workforce.