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.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is empowering businesses with unprecedented ways to serve customers, rapidly solve problems, and optimize operations. Using IoT, savvy companies are transforming their products to enable the delivery of connected services that deliver new customer experiences and unlock new sources of revenue.
From enabling leaders in agribusiness to increase crop yields, to amplifying connected car innovation, Cisco Jasper Control Center cloud platform powers more than 5,000 companies in dozens of industries. Leveraging learnings from a decade of IoT experience, we’ll look at how real-world businesses are using IoT innovation to capture their share of this multi-billion-dollar opportunity.
- How IoT helps you drive successful business outcomes
- Best practices for accelerating your IoT service business
- Lessons from leaders that can help you work smarter and scale faster
...because you might be using 4.4 of the wrong collaboration tools and have no idea. Fear not, we’re connecting with CDW to dig in to some new stats on shadow IT and the collaboration inefficiencies that come from deploying “way, way, way too many tools.”
We’ll also share some best practices for selecting and on boarding IT-driven business collaboration tech that can help you stop paying for feature overlap and get on with your life.
Agile works well for small, co-located teams that can hover around sticky notes on a Kanban board, and collaborate on-demand. But as initiatives become more complex, and teams become dispersed, Agile can be difficult to scale across the enterprise.
What’s missing in Agile practices today is the ability to see the whole picture. With user stories as the source of record for an application, it’s hard to connect all the dots to see the complete functionality of a feature or capability. Think about the new team who will be developing additional features on that capability - where can they learn everything it does today? How will they know the impact their changes will have on that capability or potentially other capabilities? How will they collaborate on those changes and get them reviewed in a timely manner? How will your business stakeholder understand the impact of new those changes to the overall business process? Storyteller provides a centralized reusable searchable repository of exiting business and technical process models and requirements (business, non-functional and regulatory). In addition we also offer rich visualization, collaboration and review functionalities. These base capabilities are being used today to address the questions above. And - we do it in a way that everyone can understand from Business Stakeholders down to developers and testers.
Storyteller is a key player in Enterprise Agile. We bridge the business gaps in the current agile process. For companies struggling with Agile Transformation, we providing guardrails around writing user stories and feature decomposition. Project teams can save time and effort by using our user story and test plan generation which can them be automatically synched over to ALM tools. We are also a key player in the BizDevOps chain by providing that upfront business alignment so what is produced though “Dev” and delivered and maintained by “Ops” is exactly what “Biz” wanted.
IT is now seen as an increasingly strategic function within the business, and pivotal to organisational attempts to embrace digital transformation and customer experience initiatives. But there are many challenges and barriers that can get in the way of the CIO who wishes to drive through change.
To explore this in more detail, Adobe and Econsultancy surveyed over 500 IT leaders as part of its Digital Trends report series. This study aims to shine a light on the priorities and pain points that these professionals are facing, and the initiatives they are pushing forward to deliver immediate value to the business and long-term innovation.
This webinar will reveal these key findings and provide actionable tips for IT leaders to implement, with attendees also receiving a complimentary copy of the 2017 Digital Trends in IT report.
Getting started on an IoT project? Are you going to build a business or a liability for yourself? Canonical commissioned a research of 361 IoT professionals to find out how their projects are progressing. The findings were compiled in a report titled Defining IoT Business Models, which explored the practices of organisations currently implementing IoT projects. You can read it for yourself at http://ubunt.eu/vkTPIW
In this webinar, Canonical's EVP of Devices & IoT and 451 Research's IoT Analyst will discuss our findings as well as the challenges and opportunities businesses will face with the internet of things!
Join our webinar to find out...
>How businesses can monetise the internet of things in the long term
>What skills they need and where to find them
>How to address fundamental security considerations.
Real estate developers, owners and tenants are rethinking the office building experience. Not only are buildings becoming increasingly efficient in in-door energy management and operations, they are also beginning to interact with the people who work within the walls, and with the out of doors environment.
This type of sentient building design is making use of increased connectivity to and in buildings, as well as the use of sensors and IoT applications. This webcast will discuss communications and connectivity infrastructure that is being deployed in and to current real estate developments; what buiding owners, operators and tenants expect; the impact smart community development is having on smart buildings; and sample smart building IoT applications.
Yann Palmore, Vice President, Smart Building Solutions, JLL
Ray Moya, COO/CTO, Argent Associates, Inc.
>> Yann Palmore helps CRE investors, owners, and operators understand how to rethink building system infrastructure to support Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and drive smart building strategies. Yann’s key responsibilities are to guide clients through a structured process that prioritizes program goals, defines specific smart building strategies, specifies appropriate technologies, and oversees program implementation.
>> Ray Moya has over 25 years of network engineering and organizational management experience. His specializations include, wireline and wireless voice and data networks, network security, software development, and finance. He has designed, engineered and installed hundreds of Fortune 500 Company and Government networks. He leads network-consulting teams in LAN/WAN, software development, wireless technologies, and Network security.
For more about the speakers, please visit: http://www.tiaonline.org/webcast-iot-and-smart-buildings-new-construct
Join 451 Research and CenturyLink on the 20th September at 3:00pm UK time, 4:00pm CET, to discuss how enterprises are choosing and deploying digital transformation initiatives for business gain. This webinar will focus on the strategies and actions impacting the European market.
Organisations of all sizes and in every sector are busy redefining their IT priorities for a digital future, identifying the goals of enhanced customer experience, operational efficiency, business agility and improved risk management as four key pillars for their digital transformation strategies.
Digital transformation can play out differently depending on a company’s maturity, the vertical sector in which it operates, its employees, its infrastructure, and its ability to innovate. Knowing where to start, and how to maintain momentum is critical.
Join 451 Research and CenturyLink to learn how European enterprises are making assured first steps, and discover the following:
- Understand how companies with more progressive digital transformation strategies are prioritising their efforts for competitive differentiation, changing the nature of their business with innovative technologies, and making service provider choices to accelerate results.
- Gain insights and recommendations from a major survey of the IT priorities of enterprises in Europe.
- Identify the key shifts in business context that will continue to shape digitisation efforts, and how these need to be reflected in a digital transformation roadmap for IT organisations.
In a rapidly evolving and digitized economy, the adoption of cloud services is accelerating for companies both small and large who want to remain competitive and relevant to their market and clients. Network transformation becomes critical for enterprises to support these cloud initiatives and in this context the emergence of SD-WAN is very timely. If you are considering SD-WAN to access cloud applications and leverage the Internet for your wide area network, this webinar will provide insight into real life SD-WAN deployment considerations. This knowledge will help you fast track your SD-WAN decision-making process and avoid costly mistakes.
Join this webinar to learn:
• How connectivity and security need to be a critical consideration of SD-WAN deployment, both at the data center and small branch office level
• How SD-WAN network analytics can provide you with detailed visibility into the behavior of your network and can help your IT organization better manage workload and performance
• Why it’s important to select a partner who is flexible and can offer choices from the design, deployment and management of the transformation
• And more
When Saber Health, a leading provider of healthcare facilities, brought on WAN Dynamics as their new service provider, it needed a network solution that could remedy their existing issues and enable future expansion. WAN Dynamics deployed software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), creating a dynamic and responsive network across more than 120 sites that remedied their legacy infrastructure and carrier issues, improved their quality of service (QoS), powered their growth by acquisition strategy, and more.
In this webinar, you’ll find out how Saber Health used SD-WAN to:
* Enable accessibility to cloud-based applications
* Broaden scope of services offered to residents
* Scale quickly regardless of existing network design or infrastructure
* Gain complete network visibility
* Fix legacy issues such as non-performing circuits, problem identification and resolution
* Quickly turn up new sites
* Resolve legacy carrier issues
For state and local government
State and local government agencies are currently undergoing massive transformation programs that will fundamentally change the shape of their organizations. How can a CIO or Program Manager gain complete visibility, insight, and control over the entire agency program or set of programs?
Join this webinar to:
•Gain an overview and framework for leveraging the cloud-based Microsoft Project Online solution in your agency
•See examples of how other large state and local government agencies are managing their transformation programs
Skype for Business is transforming the UC landscape, but how can organizations effectively evaluate Microsoft's UC offering and the readiness of their own environment? This session will review UC assessment software in detail.
Coevolve and VeloCloud had a great response to our Webinar: “Building an SD-WAN Business Case – Part 1”. Now it is time to expand on that information about building a compelling business case to adopt SD-WAN and share a next level of experience.
In“Part 2 – Getting sign off for your SD-WAN Business Case” Tim Sullivan, CEO of Coevolve and Sasha Nunke, Sr. Director of Marketing, VeloCloud will discuss details on the following:
- The SD-WAN business case headlines required for C-level approval
- What commercial due diligence is required and how do you evaluate it?
- What are the most persuasive operational benefits of SD-WAN?
- What TCO and rate of return metrics typically achieved by other enterprise SD-WAN achieving?
Utilizing a simple, unified video conferencing solution within your company not only enables you to communicate just like being there in person (minus the travel expenses), but it also enhances the face-to-face communication necessary for productive, authentic collaboration.
In this webinar, we’ll share the top five reasons businesses deploy video conferencing and why IT should be involved in the entire process.
Bring your colleagues, questions and clever banter and join us.
Here is the full guide on which this webinar is based. We hope you enjoy it!
With ever-mounting pressure on customer experience, marketing and contact center professionals to deliver and chatbots and virtual agents, deploying an enterprise intelligent assistant requires a comprehensive business plan and deployment strategy.
In this webinar, Opus Research and representatives from Synthetix, outline:
•Differences between glorified FAQs and intelligent assistants
•Choosing the right technology to enable ROI
•How to build a successful business case
•Real-world lessons learned from a intelligent assistant case study
You’ve heard about the cloud, you know the benefits it offers, yet you’re still using an on-premises solution for your company’s emails. Maybe the thought of the transition is too daunting, or you’re not convinced it’s necessary at this time, but chances are, you're already running at least one application in the cloud or considering which IT operation to move.
This webcast series will show you how you can give your employees the freedom to work when and where they need to—on their favorite devices—to increase productivity, simplify team collaboration, enable co-authoring, and enhance employee work-life balance.
Join this webinar to learn how to:
•Harness powerful tools for modern meetings, collaboration, and content creation
•Work from anywhere on a proven platform with rich, fully-featured mobile applications
•Provide user access across platforms, devices, and browsers in a secure, compliant fashion
•Work securely with a rich, enterprise-grade productivity solution across all user devices
Get to know these versatile devices that can adapt to your needs
Breaking old organizational habits can help you think in new ways and move your business forward. By design, Surface encourages you to work, create, and collaborate differently. Surface is changing how our customers do business, from collaboration with Surface Hub, to creation with Surface Studio, to how they show up every day with Surface Pro, Laptop or Book.
Join this webinar to:
•Discover the engineering principles that influence Surface design.
•Find out about the newest Surface products.
•Learn how businesses are using Surface to transform.
Gear up for the start of the new year with Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace ideal for streamlining processes, compiling resources, and accelerating and enriching the learning environment. Teams brings people, conversations, and content—along with the tools institutions need—together in one place so they can easily collaborate to achieve more.
Discover how to increase continuity and transparency across faculty projects and committees, and explore the possibilities for developing student communication skills while still maintaining moderation controls.
There has been a flood of publicity around big data, data processing, and the role of predictive analytics in businesses of the future.
As business operators how do we get access to these valuable business insights, even when there is not a data analyst around to walk us through their results?
- Should your software emulate a data scientist?
- Learn about the power of data visualizations.
- Learn about creating value from disperse data sets.
Many organizations are implementing or assessing Skype for Business. Adoption of the technology is critical to success and delivering ROI, but how can this be measured and improved? This webinar will show how.
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 webinar explores a framework for managing availability and service quality of multivendor on-prem 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 MTTR.
Creating a seamless connected environment that supports smart community citizen services, streamlines operations, supports economic development is already a challenge for community officials. There are many different needs and directions to begin the conversion to an “intelligent” environment. Communities are also planning and building not just for current needs, but also for future connectivity infrastructure that will be used by autonomous vehicles, smart buildings, connected homes, AR/VR, eRetail, eHealthcare, smartgrid and more.
This webcast will discuss such questions as:
> What issues are city officials prioritizing for resolution through smart community applications?
> How are communities planning for and deploying small cell infrastructure?
> Which departments are involved in communications infrastructure?
> How can suppliers navigate the multiple departments involved in decision making?
> What business models are cities negotiating with their technology product partners?
> What are some of the lessons learned from cities that you can translate into your own business offering?
Jascha Franklin-Hodge, CIO, Boston, MA
Kate Garman,Smart City Coordinator, Seattle, WA
Peter Marx, former CTO, City of Los Angeles, currently in the position of VP, GE Digital
HPE Software EVP & GM Chris Hsu hosts: 6 Key Tech Disruptions and Our Point of View
As part of the planned Software spin-off and merger with Micro Focus, HPE’s Software organization is undergoing a major transformation to shape the combined company as uniquely positioned to help customers on challenges across a hybridized environment.
And hybrid is much more than a buzzword. In today’s reality, not only do businesses have to deal with the rapidly changing technologies and multiple deployment models, but they also have to deal with the pressure of reducing their run costs and to constantly innovate.
During this transformation, we have interviewed thousands of customers, conducting deep market research, allowing us to gain unprecedented market insights. Join this webcast and learn about the new waves of tech disruptors, and how, our combined, software pure-play company is going to shape the industry.
“When you prepare for a global merger of this scale, it gives each company an unprecedented opportunity to look at all of their processes and take steps to optimize. We have had the luxury of stepping back and asking how do we transform our IT platform to support our strategy for tomorrow? Few of us ever get this opportunity.”
The rapid evolution of SD-WAN is driving an increased demand for configuration simplicity and network intelligence by network professionals. In addition, the common challenges inherent in today’s enterprise network infrastructure introduces a level of complexity that can often prevent the desire to adopt new solutions or processes. But the adoption of an Outcome-Driven SD-WAN network strategy enables intelligence for Cloud VPN connections, segmentation and traditional routing, radically easing both the short-term and long-term burden of network management.
This webinar will discuss:
- What is Outcome-Driven Networking?
- How to integrate SD-WAN into your existing WAN environment
- Simplifying Outcome-Driven SD-WAN network configurations and enabling intelligent routing
The branch router has existed for 30 years serving the purpose of interconnecting multiple protocols, directing on-premises traffic from site to site and over time integrated services into that router. A lot has changed over the last three decades. Standardization on Internet Protocol (IP) means has eliminated the need to interconnect multiple protocols, 60% of new workloads are now in the cloud versus on premises, and branch office services are being delivered from the cloud or as virtual network functions in the branch.
Enterprise IT has realized this transformation and are migrating from legacy routers to genuine SD-WAN as the way to adapt to these changes in the branch and wide area network. This webinar will focus on how Enterprises are:
* Addressing the shift of workloads into the cloud while maintaining performance, control, visibility and security
* Enabling branch office services to be securely, simply, and reliably supported from the cloud or on-premises
* Eliminating the complexity inherent in a router-based architecture through zero-touch deployment, Outcome-Driven Networking, automation and GUI-based orchestration
Seitdem es ein globales Verständnis dafür gibt, dass Bedrohungen durch Phishing, Malware und Exploits früher oder später Ihren Weg ins Rechenzentrum finden, wird es für Unternehmen zunehmend wichtiger, Applikationen und Datenbanken zu segmentieren, sowie Datenströme in Echtzeit zu analysieren und damit eine vollständige Visibilität der Abläufe und Ereignisse zu erhalten. Damit einher geht die optimierte, intelligente und selbstlernende Verwaltung, auf Basis automatisierter Prozesse und ein mehrstufiges Sicherheitskonzept, um Bedrohungen und Angriffe rasch zu erkennen, zu isolieren und einzudämmen.
In unserem Webinar möchten wir Ihnen ein paar Einblicke zu folgenden Themen geben:
· Welche Voraussetzungen gibt es für die Einhaltung von Datenschutzrichtlinien?
· Wie relevant ist es Zonen im Rechenzentrum einzurichten?
· Wie erkenne ich bestehende Applikationsabhängigkeiten im Echtbetrieb?
Digital transformation is real, and it’s happening – our data in the retail industry lends more insight to the state of the transition. It is an inescapable truth that every business is becoming a digital business empowered by new software initiatives such as AI, Robotics and IoT. The adoption of these disruptive trends will force a divide between business leaders and laggards. With the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday, how prepared are you to meet rising customer expectations. As the pace of innovation accelerates, retailers need to act now. Our Global retail research illustrates a significant gap between digital leaders and laggards and even a modest investment can improve operational efficiencies and agility.
The retail industry is bursting with digital innovation driving change. This session will review:
•How differentiation demands digital maturity
•Transformational technologies essential to create immersive, connected retail experiences across digital and physical worlds
•The role of cloud services and its impact on customer experience, agility, efficiency and risk
The push to virtualize communication networks, control centers, and data centers through NFV and SDN technologies offers both great opportunity for management, speed to market, scale and business, and also brings many challenges. Efficiency, cost management, ensuring SLAs, managing OPEX and CAPEX, reducing product production costs are all business concerns faced by communications providers as they convert their networks to be increasingly software driven. What are the new business models that software enables? What are the customer expectations for new service deliverables? How can service providers, data centers and others guarantee quality of service? What tests are being conducted and what industry practices are being established? This webcast will review how companies are meeting the challenge of operating with new processes and with new requirements.
>> Andrew Young, VP of Business Development, iconectiv
>> Jay Stewart, Senior Product Line Manager, Lifecycle Service Assurance, Spirent
Smart communities and corporations developing products and services for that environment understand that it requires a holistic view of what a “living” experience will be in a fully 5G-connected environment. Level 5 automotive autonomy will require a combination of wireless networks with V2V and V2I connectivity. This webcast will review the work automotive OEMs, cities and universities are doing to build infrastructure and transportation vehicles that will move from human driven, through connected to fully autonomous capabilities.
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
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.
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?