2015 New Year’s resolutions for IT - #3 of 3. Driven by quantum leaps in computing and global communications, the pace of innovation in the modern business environment has increased by orders of magnitude in the past few decades thanks to game-changing innovations such as cloud computing, robust open-source solutions, big data and DevOps. The pace of innovation has shrunk from years to quarters, and often from days to hours.
In this fast-paced environment, developing new products and features and while insuring the highest levels of quality will make or break your business. New methodologies such as Agile and Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery (CICD) allow companies to maintain their competitive advantage while providing an integrated experience for customers.
Resolve to modernize your people, process & technology and register now.
2015 New Year’s resolutions for IT - #1 of 3. – Are you spending 80% of your time “keeping the lights on”, consumed with the mundane non-differentiating task of managing infrastructure (the plan-build-operate cycle)? For most businesses, managing and optimizing technology infrastructure simply does not offer any significant business value or competitive advantage.
There is a rising trend of progressive and forward-thinking IT departments outsourcing their infrastructure and other non-differentiating technology services to service providers, and re-focusing their talent on activities such as service/vendor management, business process optimization, big data, analytics and mobile productivity.
Resolve to get out of the data center business and register now.
2015 New Year’s resolutions for IT - #2 of 3. You know your business better than any newly minted web start-up. Take advantage of this opportunity and apply your own “start-up mentality” to reinvent your IT organization.
Modern IT teams are transforming their knowledge and use of technology to become true partners to the business and permanently address the issue of “shadow IT”. Through a combination of brokered services from external providers, and internal services delivered in a timely manner, they are acting more akin to “service innovators” as opposed to “system operators”. This means that Central IT can finally, through this transformation, ensure the levels of governance, security and accountability are met, deliver faster time to market, offer higher service levels, and enable clarity in costs by leveraging charge-back/show-back to business units.
Resolve to become a service provider to the business and register now.
Andrew Parsons will provide an update on the global REIT market, including key investment trends and the outlook for 2015.Read more >
Managing IP, in association with McAndrews, Held & Malloy, invites you to join a free web seminar focusing on strategies for early resolution of IP disputes.
As litigation becomes increasingly expensive and prolonged, early resolution strategies are more and more attractive to IP managers. IP has never been more valuable to an organization, but without the correct enforcement and resolution strategies, IP disputes can become a heavy burden on your budget. Thus, having a range of successful early resolution strategies at your disposal will enable you to save money and find mutually beneficial solutions for IP owners and accused infringers.
•James Nurton, managing editor, Managing IP (moderator)
•Edward A. Mas II , partner, McAndrews, Held & Malloy
•Leland G. Hansen, partner, McAndrews, Held & Malloy
• Vaishali Udupa, IP litigation manager, Hewlett-Packard
The webinar will focus on successful early resolution strategies, covering:
•The importance of preparation
•How to select an appropriate forum
•Assessment of litigation costs and potential exposure
•Identifying potential counterclaims
•How to conduct early discovery and avoid delays
•Ways to file an early motion for summary judgment
•The utility of settlements
•Properly-timed PTO and ADR Proceedings
•How a redesign might solve your problems
With litigation becoming increasingly expensive and prolonged, having a well-functioning early resolution strategy is essential for sustaining a strong presence in the market place. This webinar will provide an invaluable guide for IP managers who are facing the problem of having to deliver ever greater levels of IP protection or defense, all while managing resources under considerable time constraints. The live audience will be able to ask questions of the speakers during the webinar, which will be in English and will last one hour.
Andrew Parsons, MD and Global Portfolio Manager of Resolution Capital will provide a market update and present on key trends in the GREIT sector for the December 2012 quarter.Read more >
According to the 2016 Top Threats report from CSA, the ramifications of poor cloud computing decisions is no longer an IT issue but rather a boardroom issue. Executives at the highest levels are under scrutiny about security posture, and their response to a breach, from stakeholders, regulators and consumers.
The growth of cloud and mobile technologies in the workplace has forced IT and security professionals to re-think their security strategy. A traditional network perimeter built on firewalls, VPNs, IDS, and DLP does not address the new threat landscape of phishing, social engineering, and data breaches.
Join CSA CEO, Jim Reavis and Okta CISO, David Baker, for a discussion on the top threats organizations face, how the landscape is changing and best practices for improving the security of your organization.
You’ll take away:
-Highlights from the CSA 2016 Top Threats report
-How to build a new security perimeter based on user identity, capable of detecting and stopping attacks in real time
-How to improve visibility into user behavior and implement controls without sacrificing productivity
An overview of key events and trends shaping the global listed real estate markets.Read more >
Give up burgers? Quit smoking? More exercise? Yes it’s resolution time again. Let us help you keep those resolutions by making life easier for IT by tackling Big Data issues at the office!
Everyone's heard of Big Data, there's a lot of buzz around it, but how does it apply to IT Operations?
HP Software provides a new approach to making IT operations teams more efficient, by applying Big Data Analytics to collect, store and analyze all IT operations data, whatever the source. HP Operations Analytics is a new solution that adds visual analytics to powerful search through IT data. This provides guidance by exposing the most pertinent information, meaning IT operations is better prepared, and can predict and pinpoint issues much faster than ever before. So much easier than quitting smoking!
Join HP Software to learn more about this powerful new solution, see a demonstration and hear the benefits of using it.
A review of the global REIT markets over the December quarter - key trends and forecasts.Read more >
Achieved price multiples for brokers and MGAs vary greatly.
It is often the case that a vendor can receive a spread of offers where the highest is more than twice the lowest.
This webinar looks at some of the key factors that influence price multiples, and identifies some of the things that vendors should do to prepare themselves ahead of sale in order to ensure that when they come to sell, they achieve a premium price.
About Your Speaker:
Roddy Simpson co-founded Resolution Partners with Hamish Ridgwell in 2001, as a specialist insurance-focused corporate finance advisory firm.
Resolution Partners provides independent, objective and expert corporate finance advice to owner-managed and institutionally owned brokers, MGAs and intermediaries in connection with corporate strategy; mergers, acquisitions, disposals & MBOs; and raising equity & debt capital.
September Quarter Update on the Global REIT sector.Read more >
Join SuccessFlow’s MD, Mark Donkin, for our New Year webinar that will provide the latest insights on how to create and implement a successful Content Marketing strategy. If you want to increase your sales and marketing activities in 2015, we can provide you with the necessary knowledge.
This webinar will cover
- Creating a successful content strategy
- Using personas to segment your database
- Optimising your content for lead generation
- Managing your content build by creating content timelines
- Choosing appropriate software for your needs
- Using nurture programmes and scoring frameworks to enhance conversion rates