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.
2017 has been a big year in UC, the increased impacts of AI, Microsoft's announcement Teams, Avaya exiting Chapter 11 and Cisco's continued march toward the cloud, just to name a few.
What will 2018 have in store? Join this webinar to get the lowdown on predictions for 2018 so you can stay ahead of the game.
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.
In the last ten years, the profile of network traffic has completely changed from the ten years before that. The internet of things (IoT), the variance and number of connected devices, video, images, voice, credit card data and payments processing, wifi, and much more has changed the requirements of what networks must support today.
Retail, specifically, must support various types of network traffic and each must be treated differently, such as separating PCI traffic from guest wifi from voice. This is where segmentation plays a strategic role.
This webinar will cover the following topics:
- What is segmentation as it relates to SD-WAN.
- Why segmentation matters in Retail, illustrated with use cases.
- A live demonstration segmentation with SD-WAN.
Embrace a more agile corporate future in the cloud
What was once limited to the confines of the on-premises world now extends to the cloud and mobile devices. On-premises solutions can no longer keep up with the identity management, device management, and information protection needed in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. That's why we created Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security, the only comprehensive mobility solution designed to help manage and protect users, devices, apps, and data.
Join this webinar to learn how to:
Safeguard your corporate data and enable more secure collaboration.
Manage single sign-on across devices, your datacenter, and the cloud.
Transition gradually from your own datacenter to the cloud.
Overcome your organization's hurdles to regulatory compliance
Achieving organizational compliance is no easy task, what with an average of 201 updates every day from 750 different regulatory bodies. Research shows that 65% of firms rank “design and implementation of internal processes” as their biggest hurdle to achieving GDPR compliance.
Join this webinar to:
- Learn the shared responsibility model for managing data on Microsoft Cloud Services.
- Discover how Compliance Manager works to help you improve your compliance posture.
- Find out how you can sign up for the Compliance Manager preview program.
UC moves quickly from on premise to cloud to mobility. Hear our predictions for 2018 including vendors like Microsoft, Avaya to Cisco. Also key technologies like cloud, mobility, contact centre and testing.
-The Lifesize Portfolio: what it does and why it matters
-The Lifesize Icon 450: a zoomed in view of camera quality, smart framing, specs and more
-The Lifesize Phone HD: a close up look at sound quality, ports and all.
-The Brand New App: Take a tour of the interface
Plus we’ll have time for Q&A from our product experts.
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.
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
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.
Organizations in most any industry are feeling increasing pressure to move fast. But at what cost? Some have learned the hard way that skipping crucial processes, like testing, damages performance and impacts customer sentiments on your brand. In this case, the fast time to market becomes meaningless.
Smart businesses are adapting to a shift left strategy. These teams are learning how to incorporate testing early and often in the release cycle, supporting business requirements to move fast while ensuring high-performing products and quality. But getting there isn’t easy. In this webinar, we’ll cover:
•Testing tools: tool choice is important. Not all tools have been designed to support this new paradigm.
•Integrations: to be effective, testing tools must integrate easily with the tools and processes modern teams use, including CI/CD and APM products. Further, these tools must be very easy to use, specifically for developers.
•Organizational models: shifting left requires changes to traditional organizations and culture. We’ll share insight into the successful models we’ve seen.
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.
What's the status of FirstNet's state opt-in benefits and how does the network help support public safety? Also, what are the benefits of connecting first responders to IoT and Smart Cities? These are the question that Bill Schrier will answer on this LIVE PODCAST by NMG Media.
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
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
All the rage these days is about improving customer experience (CX). It's a cornerstone of any digital transformation strategy. But how, in practice, do companies do it? Which technologies are must-haves, particularly in the contact center, and which should be on the planning list?
Nemertes Research has conducted an in-depth study tracking the digital transformation initiatives of 798 organizations across 12 countries, and another with 223 companies examining contact-center technologies and best practices.
This webinar provides IT and business professional with data-based, actionable advice for prioritizing technology investments that bolster customer experience for 2018 and beyond. You'll also learn how companies define digital transformation--and where CX fits in, based on real-world case studies. And, we'll cover how to build an effective business case for your next CX-driven initiative.
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
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.
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
The world of communications and collaboration is transforming drastically. Rather than disjointed voice, video, IM, and document sharing tools, companies are moving toward team collaboration--Microsoft Teams, Cisco Spark, Slack, for the most part, in addition to RingCentral Glip, Avaya Equinox, and others.
The big question: Which solution is the best for each company's requirements? We will cover technology features, architecture, user interface, and costs. And, we'll explore how your decision will affect a company's infrastructure, security, governance, and application strategies moving forward?
This panel will discuss and debate the various options for enterprise collaboration, with a focus on Teams, Spark, and Slack.
As more of our business data will exist in the cloud and as the scale of IoT creates more weak links in the security chain, what systems in the network are designed securely that CIOs and CSOs can leverage? And will a lack of industry standards and technology architecture around the IoT makes it difficult to create security policies? Also, why do some contend that the IoT is impossible to secure?
On this edition of NMGs podcast series, we invite Gee Rittenhouse, Senior Vice President, Security Business Group at Cisco and Mike Iwanoff, SVP/CISO/CIO at iconectiv.
Key takeaways for listeners:
a.Fraudsters are out in full force: Yesterday’s solution might not solve tomorrow’s problems/challenges
b.Tips and Info: Top three things I can do to get more info/more data and improve my posture in this area
c.Determine whether you have the technology requirements for an acceptable risk posture:
•segmentation of the network
•automation – allowing you to implement controls to recover from a threat, find the source and mitigate the threat from reoccurring.
d.Communicate that risk posture to exec team and to the board - At the end, the company should know what their risks are and what
they are willing to accept
e.Understand the challenge and know that you don’t have to build your own security solutions.
The cloud-powered enterprise is powerful, flexible, agile -- and vulnerable. Its forgotten Achilles' Heel, for many organizations: the network.
Using multiple clouds to juggle the work of the organization is now standard operating procedure, but a failure to take into account cloud's impact on WAN and Internet links, and to manage the flow of data among clouds, can lead to skyrocketing costs and serious capacity crunches.
Join Nemertes Research's John Burke as he shows you where the pain points lie, and the technologies that can help you eliminate the problems.
Digital workplace initiatives broadly expand applications and customization available to employees. During this webinar, we will cover:
• What is a digital workplace initiative, and the phases of deployment?
• What technologies and capabilities are included? Which vendors are the most critical?
• How soon will digital workplace initiatives incorporate artificial intelligence, human-to-machine interfaces, always-on collaboration, and other advanced technologies?
• Who is leading these initiatives? How involved are the business units, and which ones?
• What cultural or operational changes must be considered?
We look forward to sharing this information with you!
UC&C platforms continue to evolve to satisfy the needs of your business communications and
enhance user collaboration - but how can you keep up and assure service quality as you bring
together multiple vendors, platforms creating these complex, hybrid integrated solutions.
This session explores a framework for managing availability and service quality of multivendor onprem
and hybrid Unified Communications Services such as Skype for Business; Cisco UC ; SIP Trunking;
VoIP; desktop video; video conferencing; and telepresence, and discusses best practices for improving
IT collaboration to reduce management costs and complexity, improve service quality and reduce
New disruptive technologies are set to impact the global banking sector, forcing banks to redefine and transform themselves to survive in today's competitive market. The world's top banks, such as J.P. Morgan and Bank of America, have responded by forming digital transformation strategies to safeguard their existing market and venture into new ones. Fintech companies that began by targeting niche markets are now addressing the needs of a larger audience and directly competing against global banks. They have used technology to expedite the overall process and cut customer onboarding from a few days to a few minutes. While banks are open to working with Fintech companies, not all Fintech companies want to work with banks; they want to address customer pain points and deliver top-notch services and products at a fraction of the cost charged by banks and traditional financial services companies.
Software is driving the digital economy. Combining insight across key areas of the software market, we look ahead at what we think will transform in 2018, using predictions from four of our Research Channels: Customer Experience & Commerce, Data Platforms & Analytics, Development, DevOps & ITOps and Workforce Productivity & Compliance.
Join 451 Research’s leading software analysts, Nick Patience, Sheryl Kingstone, Chris Marsh, Matt Aslett, and Carl Lehmann on February 7 for a live webinar as they review and discuss the trends expected to shape the software landscape and the level of impact those changes will have. Please come armed with questions, as there will be a live Q&A session at the end of the webinar.