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    • Amazon EC2: Making 1.7 Million Cost and Performance Decisions
      Amazon EC2: Making 1.7 Million Cost and Performance Decisions Amiram Shachar, Founder & CEO Spotinst Recorded: Oct 12 2017 10:15 pm UTC 20 mins
    • According to Gartner, there are more than 1.7 million potential considerations when deploying an Amazon EC2 instance. While there are likely many options that could work for your organization, cost benefits of the cloud won't be realized without a strategic approach and ongoing management.

      In this session, Amiram Shachar, Founder & CEO of Spotinst, will discuss how to find the right balance between On-Demand, Reserved and Spot Instances and considerations for making the right decisions to achieve the proper balance between Cost and Performance. Specifically:

      - How it works - what is the Spot market, why should you use it and for what?
      - Who’s Afraid of the Spot Market? deep dive with Actual production, mission-critical use-cases
      - Predictive and proactive approach to the EC2 Spot Market

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    • The NHS Cost Recovery from Overseas Visitors and Migrants who use the NHS
      The NHS Cost Recovery from Overseas Visitors and Migrants who use the NHS Sir Keith Pearson Government’s independent NHS adviser for the Cost Recovery Programme Recorded: Feb 10 2015 11:30 am UTC 59 mins
    • The NHS Cost Recovery Team is leading work to improve systems for identifying and charging overseas visitors and migrants who use the NHS. This programme of work, though led by the Department, is being co produced with delivery partners in NHS England and the wider NHS, the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), the Home Office and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
      We aim to support and reinforce the principle of fairness by ensuring that everyone who can should contribute to the cost of the NHS.

      To support the recovery of costs from chargeable non-EEA visitors and migrants (i.e. patients who are charged directly) we will be introducing a new mechanism in April 2015 (subject to Parliament). It will share the risk of unpaid debt to provide a direct financial incentive to encourage trusts to invest in identification and cost recovery processes. This will deliver a major step change in behaviour and process.

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    • Cost Optimization on AWS
      Cost Optimization on AWS Antoine Brochet, Account Manager, Amazon Web Services Recorded: Nov 9 2017 10:45 am UTC 49 mins
    • This webinar discusses strategies that you can adopt to help you save money in the AWS Cloud. From turning systems off at night, to implementing bidding strategies on the spot market, there are many ways in which you can manage and reduce your costs with AWS.

      Dive into the differences between instance types; explain how you can reduce costs with Reserved Instances, the spot market and by architecting to reduce costs. We'll discuss how to combine the AWS different pricing models and leverage the AWS Marketplace to run cost effective workloads and introduce customer examples to illustrate how AWS customers gain the most from AWS whilst at the same time managing their spend.

      Topics include:
      • Understand different cost optimization strategies you can employ in the AWS Cloud
      • Learn how to take advantage of different instance types
      • Discover architectural principles behind cost optimization in AWS
      • Explore how the AWS Marketplace helps you saving cost on 3rd Party Software

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    • Managing AWS Billing & Cloud Cost
      Managing AWS Billing & Cloud Cost Tim Hill, Program Manager, Product Development - 2nd Watch Recorded: May 15 2017 5:00 pm UTC 55 mins
    • As more and more enterprises are moving to the cloud for its scalability, agility, convenience and cost savings, it’s important to have insight and control over your cloud costs and billing. By gaining comprehensive visibility into your cloud spend you can properly allocate your costs to your financial reporting structure, track costs associated with each workload, prepare for unexpected cost spikes and dips and encourage accountability among your business units.

      Join Amazon Web Services Premier Partner, 2nd Watch, for a live webinar on Managing AWS Billing and Cloud Costs on Monday, May 15 at 10am PST / 1pm EST.

      This webinar will address:
      •AWS billing challenges
      •Obstacles and roadblocks companies face in the cloud
      •Utilizing AWS tags to organize data into comprehensive reports & reduce error
      •Visibility into your cloud data to increase efficiency and make better-informed decisions

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    • Beyond the Sticker Price: Factors Impacting the Total Cost of Ownership of SIEM
      Beyond the Sticker Price: Factors Impacting the Total Cost of Ownership of SIEM Michael Suby, Vice President of Research at Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Mar 22 2017 12:00 am UTC 36 mins
    • Unfortunately many organizations today are losing the race against the hacker community by a large margin. As noted in the Verizon 2016 Data Breach Investigation Report, the percent of compromises that transpired in “days or less” has risen from 67% to 84% over the last 10 years. Over this same time period, the percent of compromise discoveries that occurred in “days or less” also improved, but not enough to narrow the time gap between compromise and discovery. In other words, the bad guys are accelerating their exploits faster than the good guys are accelerating their ability to discover.

      The path to narrowing the time gap between compromise and discovery, and then neutralizing business-impacting incidents, is through a comprehensive and mission-oriented Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). A well-designed SIEM not only advances security objectives, but it also works to direct personnel and process for maximum impact. With limited resources and a rising number of attacks, not all solutions are created equal. You need to ensure they are getting the best bang for your buck.

      In this webinar, Michael Suby, vice president of research at the global research and consulting organization Frost & Sullivan, will discuss the factors that contribute to SIEM’s total cost of ownership.

      You’ll learn:

      • How to calculate the total cost of ownership of a SIEM
      • The basic functionality that every SIEM should have to confidently breeze through preliminary activities
      • The SIEM attributes that will have a lasting impact on your organization’s cost efficiency in effectively managing risk

      Join us to learn the features that should be on the top of your scorecard when evaluating a SIEM for either first-time deployment or replacement.

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    • How To Save 50% Or More On Storage Costs
      How To Save 50% Or More On Storage Costs Mark Pastor, Quantum Corporation, Krishna Subramanian, Komprise Recorded: Jan 25 2017 6:00 pm UTC 49 mins
    • For most organizations today, over half of their data is not active yet it consumes expensive storage and data protection resources. Quantum and Komprise have teamed together to show you how to know more about your data and to identify how you can store it more intelligently: to keep it protected and fully accessible but at much lower costs than the traditional approach.

      In 15 minutes you will be able to see how much money you can save on your next storage purchase, and we will even provide you a return on investment (ROI) analysis for your internal discussions.

      Join Quantum and Komprise for this joint webinar and learn:

      • How you can get analytics across your storage to know how data is being used
      • How to cut costs and see the ROI of implementing a simple active archive
      •How this strategy can help you leverage public cloud storage if desired

      We will give you a live demo so you can see how easy it is.
      Join us and qualify for a free analytics assessment in your environment!

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    • Operating ratio and cost of coal power generation
      Operating ratio and cost of coal power generation Hermine Nalbandian-Sugden Recorded: Nov 16 2016 12:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    • The webinar opens with an overview of the current status of coal power generation. This will be followed by discussion of the operating ratios for power generating companies. Operating ratios represent revenue and expense categories found on a typical financial statement. They can be presented as a ratio or a percentage value. The smaller the operating ratio, the greater margin an organisation has to make a profit. These ratios allow a company to compare its operational performance across various times, analyse its data and take the necessary steps in order to maintain its operational performance and as such, as low an operating ratio (%) as possible. Many factors contribute towards the operating costs of a power generating company including the cost of fuel, staff, operation & maintenance (O&M) costs and depreciation and amortisation. The higher costs these factors are, the higher the operating ratio will be and, therefore, the lower the operational efficiency of a company. The cost of coal-fired power generation varies at the national and plant level. However, due to the increase in renewable energy, coal-fired power has shifted in many countries from baseload to load following mode necessitating flexibility in power plant operations. The more frequent cycling of coal-fired power plants can cause thermal and pressure stresses. Over time, these can result in premature or unplanned component failure and increased maintenance. Repeated starting up and shutting down of a unit, or operating at part load, can also increase emissions compared to non-cyclic operation. Measures can be taken to minimise the impact of cycling on plant performance. Assessment and control of O&M costs play a major role in calculating operating ratios. The webinar finishes with future projections for coal in power generation.

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    • Does Your Organisation Really Know Its True or Total IT Cost
      Does Your Organisation Really Know Its True or Total IT Cost Jerry Wertelecky, CPA, Fellow HKloD & Managing Director Recorded: Aug 12 2015 9:00 am UTC 77 mins
    • IT spend has become one of the largest budget line items in companies today. IT organizations worldwide spent over $4 trillion dollars in 2013 alone. Despite the growth in IT spend, many IT organizations do not have the capability to clearly and easily articulate where that spend is going, how it correlates to the services they are delivering or what value the business is realizing from the services.

      In order to stay competitive, businesses are seeking ways to optimize and align future IT investment decisions with the strategic direction of the company. By making all of the costs of running IT transparent, IT can change the way business units consume IT resources, drive down total enterprise IT costs and focus on IT spending that delivers real business value.

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    • Beyond the Sticker Price: Factors Impacting the Total Cost of Ownership of SIEM
      Beyond the Sticker Price: Factors Impacting the Total Cost of Ownership of SIEM Michael Suby, Vice President of Research at Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Aug 24 2016 1:00 pm UTC 36 mins
    • Unfortunately many organisations today are losing the race against the hacker community by a large margin. As noted in the Verizon 2016 Data Breach Investigation Report, the percent of compromises that transpired in “days or less” has risen from 67% to 84% over the last 10 years. Over this same time period, the percent of compromise discoveries that occurred in “days or less” also improved, but not enough to narrow the time gap between compromise and discovery. In other words, the bad guys are accelerating their exploits faster than the good guys are accelerating their ability to discover.

      The path to narrowing the time gap between compromise and discovery, and then neutralising business-impacting incidents, is through a comprehensive and mission-oriented Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). A well-designed SIEM not only advances security objectives, but it also works to direct personnel and process for maximum impact. With limited resources and a rising number of attacks, not all solutions are created equal. You need to ensure they are getting the best bang for your buck.

      In this webinar, Michael Suby, vice president of research at the global research and consulting organisation Frost & Sullivan, will discuss the factors that contribute to SIEM’s total cost of ownership.

      You’ll learn:

      • How to calculate the total cost of ownership of a SIEM
      • The basic functionality that every SIEM should have to confidently breeze through preliminary activities
      • The SIEM attributes that will have a lasting impact on your organisation’s cost efficiency in effectively managing risk

      Join us to learn the features that should be on the top of your scorecard when evaluating a SIEM for either first-time deployment or replacement.

      Read more >
    • Beyond the Sticker Price: Factors Impacting the Total Cost of Ownership of SIEM
      Beyond the Sticker Price: Factors Impacting the Total Cost of Ownership of SIEM Michael Suby, Vice President of Research at Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Aug 18 2016 7:00 pm UTC 35 mins
    • Unfortunately many organizations today are losing the race against the hacker community by a large margin. As noted in the Verizon 2016 Data Breach Investigation Report, the percent of compromises that transpired in “days or less” has risen from 67% to 84% over the last 10 years. Over this same time period, the percent of compromise discoveries that occurred in “days or less” also improved, but not enough to narrow the time gap between compromise and discovery. In other words, the bad guys are accelerating their exploits faster than the good guys are accelerating their ability to discover.

      The path to narrowing the time gap between compromise and discovery, and then neutralizing business-impacting incidents, is through a comprehensive and mission-oriented Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). A well-designed SIEM not only advances security objectives, but it also works to direct personnel and process for maximum impact. With limited resources and a rising number of attacks, not all solutions are created equal. You need to ensure they are getting the best bang for your buck.

      In this webinar, Michael Suby, vice president of research at the global research and consulting organization Frost & Sullivan, will discuss the factors that contribute to SIEM’s total cost of ownership.

      You’ll learn:

      • How to calculate the total cost of ownership of a SIEM
      • The basic functionality that every SIEM should have to confidently breeze through preliminary activities
      • The SIEM attributes that will have a lasting impact on your organization’s cost efficiency in effectively managing risk

      Join us to learn the features that should be on the top of your scorecard when evaluating a SIEM for either first-time deployment or replacement.

      Read more >