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    • Securing the Foundation to Secure the Cloud Securing the Foundation to Secure the Cloud J. Trent Adams, Director of Ecosystem Security, PayPal Recorded: May 5 2016 3:00 pm UTC 42 mins
    • Secure clouds don't exist in a vacuum. The very nature of a secure cloud relies on effective standardized, interoperable, and scalable Internet security. As the cloud metaphor displaces the concept of proprietary point-to-point networked servers, the key to its value can be found in the interoperability of service protocols. Securing these connections requires understanding and deploying standards such as TLS HSTS, CT, CSP, DMARC, and FIDO. Each protocol addresses specific security concerns encountered when you extend your security perimeter to include external cloud services. Developing and deploying technologies like these requires a holistic view of the security landscape, and working within a robust Internet security ecosystem.

      Key Talking Points:

      - Cloud security relies on standardized Internet security protocols.

      - Developing Internet security protocols requires multistakeholder involvement.

      - Key areas of focus include securing: transport, content, communication, and authentication.

      - Case studies presented in developing CT, CSP, DMARC, FIDO, and TLS 1.3

      - Internet security is constantly evolving; adapt or perish.

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    • Making the Most of Your Season Review with Wendy Walker Making the Most of Your Season Review with Wendy Walker Wendy Walker Recorded: May 4 2016 3:00 pm UTC 24 mins
    • Most of the main tax season deadlines have come and gone. It’s now time to collect your notes and start preparing your review to internal stakeholders. How do you compile this information and present this data in a clear manner that will help drive process improvements for next year?

      Sovos is presenting a complimentary webinar that addresses these concerns that will be hosted by Wendy Walker who has over 15 years of reporting and compliance experience, including organizations like Zions Bancorporation and Chase.

      Why are season reviews so powerful?

      1. Creates alignment and more efficient communication with all the people, departments, and vendors involved with year-end processing.

      2. Improves the overall process by bringing visibility to the impact tax reporting processes can have when they go well and when they don’t.

      3. Creates better risk management (with penalties increasing twice this year) by facilitating valuable discussions and feedback needed to improve the accuracy of data, meet state and federal deadlines, and identify shortfalls and limitations of current systems and processes.

      This webinar will discuss six ways to help your review make a difference.

      •Document the details!
      •Decide when to conduct the review.
      •Determine who should attend the season review.
      •Set ground rules for the meeting in advance.
      •Set basic questions to use as a guideline for discussion.
      •Share and build on the results of the lessons learned.

      Wendy Walker is an experienced tax information reporting professional with over 15 years of reporting and compliance experience. In her former roles at Zions Bancorporation and Chase, she managed compliance and operations functions (and teams) associated with US withholding tax and 1099, 1042-S, and state reporting. Additionally, Wendy was the FATCA Reporting Officer at Zions, responsible for researching and advising the various lines of business of their obligations.

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    • Why DevOps Won't Automate You Out of a Job Why DevOps Won't Automate You Out of a Job Jason Bloomberg, Industry Analyst and President of Intellyx & Pauly Comtois, VP of DevOps, Hearst Business Media Recorded: May 4 2016 5:00 pm UTC 61 mins
    • As automation lightens the load on IT operations personnel, and the DevOps cultural shift brings dev and ops together, some ops people are worried about their jobs.

      Furthermore, as DevOps takes hold, other roles in the organization are set to transform. DevOps potentially reworks project management methodologies, so what about the project managers? DevOps flattens organizations, so should middle managers be worried?

      In this webinar, industry analyst and president of Intellyx Jason Bloomberg will set the stage with some broad observations about the organizational impact DevOps is having across enterprises.

      Next, Pauly Comtois, VP of DevOps at Hearst Business Media will join Jason for a thought-provoking, in-depth discussion of how DevOps impacts individual's roles within the organization, with some first-person stories of Hearst Business Media’s DevOps transformation.

      You will learn:
      - Potential starting points to mapping your own DevOps transformation
      - What non-technical groups and roles need to be part of any DevOps initiative – and methods for effective inclusion
      - New organizational approaches to structure and collaboration that empower instead of threaten
      - How to better manage business changes with DevOps strategies

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    • Accelerate Innovation in the Cloud with SAP HANA Cloud Platform Accelerate Innovation in the Cloud with SAP HANA Cloud Platform David Sacks, ISV Ecosystem, SAP Global Partner Operations and Vinod Chandran, Director, Product Management Recorded: May 5 2016 3:00 pm UTC 59 mins
    • You’re invited to learn about an exciting opportunity to be a part of SAP’s growing partner ecosystem. With the SAP PartnerEdge program for Application Development, SAP has made it is easier than ever for organizations like yours to build and monetize cloud applications leveraging SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP).

      With SAP HANA Cloud Platform – an open, in-memory, standards-based platform as a service, and the primary technology for SAP application extensibility – you can:

      • Rapidly build and deploy applications in the cloud for faster time to value
      • Extend SAP and non-SAP software business processes to the cloud for greater agility
      • Develop mobile-ready, feature-rich applications to drive productivity and customer satisfaction
      • Benefit from SAP enterprise-class support, high platform availability, and access to the SAP ecosystem

      As a special focus for this presentation you will also learn about a new SAP HANA Cloud Platform service for managing APIs which will help you in opening up your digital assets, foster innovation and increase revenue.

      Join us on May 5 and discover the benefits of the SAP PartnerEdge program for Application Development and SAP HANA Cloud Platform, and let us help you grow your business for tomorrow.

      To find out more about the SAP PartnerEdge program for Application Development and SAP HANA Cloud Platform, simply visit the Partner Center (www.sapadpc.com).

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    • HPE and Hortonworks Partner to Transform Manufacturing Operations HPE and Hortonworks Partner to Transform Manufacturing Operations HPE, Hortonworks Recorded: May 4 2016 5:00 pm UTC 62 mins
    • Optimizing manufacturing processes ultimately revolves around increasing output at reduced cost and improved quality. Manufacturers try to minimize inventory levels by scheduling just-in-time delivery of raw materials, but even the smallest miscalculation can cause stock-outs that lead to production delays. Sensors and RFID tags can capture supply chain data, but this creates a large, ongoing flow of data. Hadoop can cost-effectively store this unstructured data, providing manufacturers with greater visibility into their supply chain history, and greater insight into longer term supply chain patterns. This gives manufacturers more lead time to adjust to supply chain disruptions, as well as helps reduce costs and improve margins on finished products.

      Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Hortonworks have a strategic partnership to help manufacturers realize their modern data architecture. Join us for this webinar and learn how Hortonworks leading enterprise-ready open data platform in combination with HPE’s leadership position in the worldwide x86 server market provides manufacturing organizations with proven solutions to help transform manufacturing processes.

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    • How New Devices Can Help You Make the Most of Windows 10 How New Devices Can Help You Make the Most of Windows 10 David Hollway, Mike Brohoski, & Pang Ngernsupaluck Recorded: May 4 2016 3:00 pm UTC 23 mins
    • Together, Windows 10 and Intel deliver the productivity, security and manageability you need to advance your business.

      Intel and Microsoft have been collaborating for more than 30 years, creating technology that has changed the way we do business.

      With Windows 10, we’ve taken this partnership to a whole new level, with new hardware lighting up key Windows features that help you stay ahead of security threats, while making it easy for you to manage devices across your business.

      The new devices on Windows 10 and the new Intel 6th generation processor (Skylake) deliver:
      •Better Productivity: Do more and be more productive with improved multi-tasking, less waiting, familiar interface and app compatibility
      •Better Security: Helps protect identity, data and devices against modern security threats
      •Better Manageability: Stay current with less effort, manage devices more effectively, remotely provision and deploy applications

      Watch this webcast to:
      •Discover Windows 10 productivity, security and manageability features that new hardware lights up
      •Learn more about the Intel 6th generation processor (Skylake) and how it helps give time and money back to your company
      •Get additional resources to evaluate when it might be time for new devices and what devices are right for you

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