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    • Key considerations of an effective cloud strategy
      Key considerations of an effective cloud strategy Matt Nolan, senior cloud architect, Red Hat & Stephane Lefrere, director, cloud infrastructure practice, Red Hat Upcoming: Oct 31 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • One of the most pressing questions enterprises have to answer is: “Should we move to the cloud or stay on-premise?” For many, the answer is a blend of both. Determining your organization’s cloud strategy can be complex. Important considerations must be made around security and compliance requirements, balancing the needs of developers, as well as the existing infrastructure implementations.

      In this webinar, we’ll identify multiple considerations you’ll face when starting to think about your cloud strategy and walk through how to manage those critical choices. We’ll cover how to:
      - Evaluate the mix of private and public cloud options are best for your business
      - Prioritize services for your developers and end users
      - Identify new approaches to enable freedom of choice, mobility, and accelerate service delivery
      - Define a cloud strategy that accelerates your ability to deliver new applications and innovative solutions

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    • How to Ready Your Infrastructure for Public Cloud
      How to Ready Your Infrastructure for Public Cloud Taruna Gandhi - Group Manager, Product Marketing, Cloud Management Upcoming: Oct 26 2017 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    • What does modernizing the infrastructure for public cloud really mean? And what does your on-premises infrastructure have to do with an off-premises public cloud? Join us for this webcast and learn why modernizing your infrastructure is part of the journey for successful adoption of cloud computing. We’ll cover how you are well positioned for success with a VMware vSphere® foundation, and can continue the journey to a software-defined approach by virtualizing across the data center from compute to storage to networking, and adding unified management for intelligent operations. Specifically you’ll learn about:

      · Components of a modernized infrastructure
      · How to evolve to a software-defined environment
      · Use cases of modernizing the infrastructure

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    • 2017 Cloud Market Overview: An Exclusive Briefing with 451 Research
      2017 Cloud Market Overview: An Exclusive Briefing with 451 Research Melanie Posey - 451 Research Recorded: Sep 28 2017 6:00 pm UTC 63 mins
    • Companies are re-thinking their cloud adoption strategy. How does your organization compare? In a dynamic cloud marketplace, having access to the very latest data and expert insights not only can save considerable time and effort in planning cloud migrations, but also create the opportunity for competitive advantage.

      TierPoint is pleased to present an exclusive briefing with 451 Research. Melanie Posey, Research Vice President will share the results of newly commissioned research, providing valuable perspective for organizations planning and designing workload migrations to the cloud. Available only to webinar attendees, this vendor agnostic presentation will answer the following key questions:
      •What are your peers spending on cloud services?
      •What workloads are your peers porting, when, and how?
      •What are some of the challenges and inhibitors for various cloud strategies?
      •What ROI are your peers are seeing?

      About Melanie:
      Melanie Posey is the Research Vice President for 451 Research’s Voice of the Enterprise: Cloud Transformation offering. She focuses on tracking, analyzing and anticipating the pace and nature of enterprise cloud adoption.

      Prior to joining 451 Research, Melanie spent more than 15 years at IDC in a variety of roles, providing analysis, forecasting and insight for the cloud, hosting, datacenter, managed services and telecommunications markets. At IDC, Melanie received numerous awards for research, collaboration, sales support and client service, including being named runner-up for the prestigious James Peacock Memorial Award.

      During her more than 20-year career in the technology research and consulting arena, Melanie has been quoted extensively in the business and technology trade press, and is a frequent speaker at industry and client events.

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    • 5 Ways to Ignite Your Center of Excellence
      5 Ways to Ignite Your Center of Excellence Adam Hoffman, Principal Consultant, HelloNimble Recorded: Oct 12 2017 8:00 pm UTC 27 mins
    • Creating a Center of Excellence allows organizations to better:

      - Leverage the knowledge of diverse stakeholders
      - Reduce rework and cost
      - Manage change and measure success

      However, to efficiently achieve these results organizations must first initiate a cultural shift, co-create a shared vision of the future and align teams around a strategy for communicating and acting moving forward.

      In this session, Adam Hoffmann will discuss 5 steps that can be used to innovate a custom organizational action plan, foster a culture of collaboration and establish the role of the Center of Excellence in the organization that it serves.

      About the Speaker:

      Adam Hoffmann is the Principal Consultant at HelloNimble; a design consultancy in Melbourne, Florida. He is motivated by leveraging collaboration and research to gain human insights, craft stories and inspire actionable steps toward a desired future state.

      Adam’s diverse education from both the Art Institute of Portland and the Defense Information School paved the way for him to become a highly regarded program manager. Adam prides himself on fusing process and creativity, helping organizations reframe problems and co-create solutions that result in simple, innovative experiences for both the creator and the consumer.

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    • Keeping Pace with The Cloud: Managing and Optimizing as You Scale
      Keeping Pace with The Cloud: Managing and Optimizing as You Scale Patrick Gartlan, CTO at CloudCheckr Recorded: Oct 12 2017 6:30 pm UTC 27 mins
    • With cloud maturity comes operational efficiencies and endless potential for innovation and business growth. However, the complexities of governing cloud infrastructure are impeding without the right strategy. Visibility, accountability, and actionable insights are some of the most invaluable considerations. The AWS cloud clearly enables convenience and cost savings for organizations that know how to leverage its full potential. Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances (RIs), in particular, present a tremendous opportunity when scaling to save significantly on capacity but there are many considerations to fully reaping the benefits of RIs.

      In this session, CloudCheckr CTO Patrick Gartlan will present issues that every organization runs into when scaling, provide best practices for how to combat them and help you show your boss how RIs help you save money and move faster.

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    • Big Data Trends & Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
      Big Data Trends & Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Andrew Reichman, Sr. Director of Cloud Strategy, Oracle Recorded: Sep 22 2017 7:00 pm UTC 36 mins
    • Cloud has changed the game when it comes to data analytics. Previously, organizations had to lock themselves into a particular architecture and level of capacity for three to seven years and do all the lifting themselves. Cloud on the other hand allows them to experiment with different hardware and software options, get more of the solution as a service and scale up and down to meet project spikes and accelerate busy jobs at will. This makes it much more viable for any company to get the advantages of advanced analytics against large data sets, without an oversize IT staff or huge capital investments.

      Oracle cloud is specifically designed to help enterprises take advantage of cloud for data analytics—it offers massive non-variable performance, predictable low cost and broad choice of deployment and software options. Oracle and Qubole work together to deliver a new breed of data platform—capable of taming the scale, performance, cost and complexity issues associated with gaining business insight from data of all types.

      Watch this webinar to understand:
      - Summary of industry trends for big data on the cloud
      - How Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is optimized for big data workloads from a cost, performance and flexibility perspective
      - How Oracle Cloud Big Data solutions compare with on-premises and competing cloud options

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    • Avoid Sticker Shock!  Gain Control of Your Multi-Cloud Costs
      Avoid Sticker Shock! Gain Control of Your Multi-Cloud Costs Shyamal Patel, Product Manager, BMC Recorded: Oct 18 2017 5:00 pm UTC 43 mins
    • With the promise of agility and reduced costs, organizations are counting on cloud computing to help with their digital transformation. Yet organizations continue to get sticker shock when they move applications and workloads from on-premises to public cloud.

      TrueSight Cloud Cost Control provides visibility into current and future costs, simulated migrations and the insight needed for optimization resources. Keep your digital transformation on track by eliminating surprises and wasted operating spend with TrueSight Cloud Cost Control.

      Join this webcast with BMC Software Product Manager, Shyamal Patel, as we discuss how to accelerate your digital transformation and cloud migration strategies without the high price tag.

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    • How New Cloud Strategies Drive Productivity and Savings for the App Economy
      How New Cloud Strategies Drive Productivity and Savings for the App Economy Soloman Barghouthi, STSM, WW - Application Platform Specialist IBM Cloud Recorded: Dec 8 2016 10:05 pm UTC 18 mins
    • Today’s dynamic business climate is increasingly application-powered, and as a result the need for code to address change is accelerating. Even businesses that have already adopted agile development and deployment processes and DevOps strategies are struggling with many challenges including:
       
      - Requirement for significant IT involvement to deliver functionality
      - The increasing challenge of “multi-speed” IT and connecting front-end and back-end systems, exacerbated by application and data silos
      - Application development, testing and QA backlogs due to increasing user demands driven by consumerization of IT

      to name just a few. Attend this TechBytes video series sponsored by IBM to learn how organizations of all types and sizes are now addressing these myriad challenges by adopting new development and execution platforms that accelerate the entire application lifecycle while creating substantial savings. These bite-sized webinars will cover the latest market conditions in the application development arena, with a particular focus on mobile; dive into the greatest challenges facing development and deployment teams today, and present strategies and tactics that can reduce workload, deliver more, faster, while getting more out of your IT dollar.

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    • 7 Steps To Your Next Step: The Financial Services Journey To Cloud
      7 Steps To Your Next Step: The Financial Services Journey To Cloud Ray Bricknell, Managing Director, Behind Every Cloud; Kevin Linsell, Director of Strategy & Architecture, Adapt Recorded: Nov 23 2016 4:00 pm UTC 31 mins
    • Cloud has moved beyond the realms of market hype to become a reality, but for many the journey has only just begun. What risks do you face when moving your IT workloads to a cloud environment? What regulations do you need to take into account? How do you establish what you need in a market proliferated by different providers and platforms? This webinar will answer some of the practical questions companies face when exploring the next step on their Journey to Cloud.

      Duration: 30 minutes + Q&A (So come prepared!)

      Ray Bricknell, Managing Director at Financial Services focused consultancy, Behind Every Cloud, will dish out tangible insights and best practices that will put any cloud conundrum into perspective. Areas covered include:
      - The ins & outs of today’s (ever evolving) Journey to Cloud
      - A view on the industry's regulatory landscape & its impact to IT outsourcing
      - Finding the 'Best Execution Venue' for your IT workloads
      - Dealing with legacy & the realities of migration
      - Minimising operational risk when devising a cloud migration
      - Key learnings from Financial Services companies progressing through the journey

      This is a webinar for executives in Financial Services looking for tangible, strategic guidance and best practices in cloud. The webinar is facilitated by Kevin Linsell, Adapt’s Director of Strategy & Architecture.

      Duration: 30 minutes + Q&A (So come prepared!)

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    • Map A Monitoring and Management Strategy for Your Cloud
      Map A Monitoring and Management Strategy for Your Cloud David S. Linthicum, Leading Cloud Influencer and Blogger, SVP, Cloud Technology Partners Recorded: Jan 2 2017 5:00 pm UTC 29 mins
    • Monitoring and management of cloud-based production environments is often an afterthought. Why? Because there are so many other aspects to worry about, such as security, cost management, governance, etc. Monitoring often falls by the wayside or it is assumed the native tools from the cloud provider are sufficient for the task. The value of monitoring and management is not just the data points on applications, databases, storage and compute performance, but perhaps more importantly, the trends the tools may be seeing through predictive analytics. Trend analysis means gathering many data points over time and drawing conclusions as to what they mean.

      Join this session with cloud management expert David Linthicum to understand the most important monitoring and management concepts. Topics to be covered will include:
      • The need to span all of the clouds that you’re leveraging – private, public and hybrid.
      • The need to archive historical monitoring data and analyze over time to note trends and predict when problems may arise.
      • The need to pre-program responses to common issues and take automated corrective actions to “self heal” without manual intervention
      • The need to map a cloud management strategy that is right for you and ensure you get things right the first time.

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    • Get Your Cloud (Service) Strategy Right!
      Get Your Cloud (Service) Strategy Right! Martin Palmgren, IT Strategy and Transformation Executive @ .Communicate Recorded: Jun 29 2011 11:00 am UTC 45 mins
    • As you move to the cloud, ensure that you secure your IT Delivery apabilities with spelled out business objectives to which the IT organisation can deliver with an effective Service Strategy to leverage IT in the execution of the Business Strategy http://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/29211 .

      Where security is important, and I would think twice on the data that I would choose to put on the cloud, Time to Market and Cost Effectiveness are the critical success factors.

      Time to Market should not only include “how fast do we get IT services set” but how can we leverage the business strategy execution with IT as we support the end to end delivery of new products / services to market.
      The impact of Cost Effectiveness can be measured only as Total Cost of Ownership with cost, consumption and chargeback is defined (Cloud Computing: Fluff or Lightening http://www.brighttalk.com/community/it-service-management/webcast/21892 ).

      We also need to define a clear IT Service Strategy with an “IT Business Model” (“This is how we deliver IT services to the business”) and a “Business (IT) Value proposition” (“This is how we support business objectives with services in a time to market perspective”).

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