Join this webinar to learn how the University of Georgia (UGA) uses Apache Spark and other tools for Big Data analytics and data science research.
UGA needs to give its students and faculty the ability to do hands-on data analysis, with instant access to their own Spark clusters and other Big Data applications.
So how do they provide on-demand Big Data infrastructure and applications for a wide range of data science use cases? How do they give their users the flexibility to try different tools without excessive overhead or cost?
In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:
- Spin up new Spark and Hadoop clusters within minutes, and quickly upgrade to new versions
- Make it easy for users to build and tinker with their own end-to-end data science environments
- Deploy cost-effective, on-premises elastic infrastructure for Big Data analytics and research
Lower the Tuition for IT Security Visibility
Securing the IT environment in today’s college or university is no task for the faint of heart. With a user population of digital natives, a school’s IT services are often a high-risk zone where state-of-the art learning and research meets the global threat laboratory. Reducing risk and maintaining compliance requires centralized security visibility and the tools to identify and remove threats quickly and efficiently.
That’s exactly the challenge the IT services team at Marquette University faced recently—and solved—with the AlienVault Unified Security Management™ platform.
Today, the Marquette IT team enjoys:
*Full visibility into network, server and user activities
*Dramatically faster incident response
*Greater ability to manage attacks and prove compliance
*20% cost reduction in their security monitoring program
During this valuable webinar, you'll discover exactly how Marquette did it—with limited expense and IT staff —and what they learned along the way. Please join us
Justin Webb: Security Analyst, IT Services, Marquette University
Sandy Hawke: VP of Product Marketing, AlienVault
Please join Teradici and the University of Waterloo for an insightful session on how the school significantly improved the user experience and increased server density.
This webinar will share how the University’s Federation of Students successfully implemented VDI and PCoIP Hardware Accelerator to achieve the following results:
•Delivered superior-quality viewing experience with improved video performance ̶ dragging and dropping items in these applications were previously very choppy and slow
•Realized cost savings by achieving higher performance without purchasing additional CPU cores
•Reduced CPU load and increased server density by 50 percent
Q&A will follow at the end of the session.
With evolving BYOD requirements in a large wireless network of thousands of varied users and devices, Columbus State University required a comprehensive NAC BYOD solution. Learn how they transitioned from a guest management solution to a secure NAC environment that will provide real-time network visibility and security automation. This webinar will discuss the process of their transition to NAC BYOD and how the university benefits from:
• Fast, easy and secure network access for thousands of students, faculty and guests
• Automated network provisioning for this campus wide mobile wireless environment
• A reduction in support calls to a burdened IT staff
• A network-wide visibility of all connections to help eliminate blind spots
Colleges and universities are often at the forefront of new tech support challenges, from BYOD, to supporting remote campuses and online students, to keeping up with the latest social media tools. Yet despite these modern complications, some higher education institutions are not just keeping up with the demands of supporting students and staff - they are improving the support experience. Hear from Peter Jurh of Boise State and James Davies from University for the Creative Arts on how, using Bomgar's remote support solution, they have handled the influx of new technologies and off campus students, while improving the end-user experience.Read more >
Join Elsevier, ORCID and Professor Thomas Ryberg from Aalborg University on March 7, 2016 for webinar on how Pure and ORCID’s new collaboration is helping the research community.Read more >
During this presentation, you’ll learn what problems Fitchburg State University hoped to solve by turning to desktop virtualization and why they chose VMware View as a solution. Learn how they implemented thin-clients and virtual desktops on campus, as well as what their future plans are to expand usage.Read more >
Like many large universities, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) found itself increasingly targeted by a vast array of Internet threats. Originally designed to give large numbers of users broad access to data of all kinds, university IT systems like UNB’s are easy targets for cyber criminals.
Join David Shipley from UNB for this live, interactive webinar, as he describes the ambitious process that he and his colleagues undertook to implement a proactive, intelligence-based cyber security strategy that gives them real-time visibility into attacks in progress, along with actionable insights to respond quickly and effectively.
In less than an hour, David will tell you:
• Why simply reinforcing perimeter defenses was not the right approach for UNB
• How they were able to gain better security visibility and intelligence—and use it effectively
• Which solutions combined to dramatically improve UNB’s cyber security without greatly increasing resource demands
• And more…
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from an accomplished peer, and to discover how you too can create and implement an effective, intelligence-based security strategy for your organization.
Join us as we speak with Greg Franseth, Director of Information Services, University of Kentucky about his work to put ITIL in action using Kaseya at a top academic institution. We’ll look at the details of the technologies as applicable in any Enterprise environment, challenges and opportunities for Corporate IT, and before-and-after analysis of the ITIL process with moderator Anthony Juliano, CTO, Landmark Ventures.Read more >
Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Miami, Florida, FIU has 6,000 students and 300 staff. With a small IT team supporting 50+ servers, 4 labs and over 500 PCs, FIU wanted to be able to:-
o Reduce recurring hardware replacement and/or upgrade cost
o Fine tune the computing environment based on class curriculum
o Swap the computing environment based on class schedule
o Centralize management and grow by only upgrading the backend
After evaluating stand-alone desktops and thin clients, FIU decided to deploy a desktop virtualization solution. In this webcast Stefan Schins, Network Administrator at FIU will describe:-
o FIU IT challenges
o Solution selection process
o Desktop implementation
o Solution benefits
o Measureable success factors
o Answer any questions
More and more organizations are exploring the ramifications of Big Data on their enterprises. Deployments of Smart Meters to better manage the electric grid, Industrial Control Systems (ICS) across a variety of sectors, and the promise of always on and always connected systems are pushing organizations to gather more data than previously imagined. What are the implications from a privacy and intellectual property perspective and how can we as security professionals provide a level of control and risk management over the coming wave of The Internet of Things? Join (ISC)2 and Capella University on May 23, 2013 at 1:00pm Eastern for a discussion on these important concerns.Read more >
Patent litigation and trials present unique challenges and opportunities for universities and other academic institutions. The panel will discuss these unique circumstances in depth, including national data on university patent litigation, effective university trial themes, PTAB validity challenges, university standing in patent infringement litigation, the assignment versus license of patent rights, and the enforcement of running royalty provisions. In addition, the panel will give an overview of successful enforcement actions brought by prominent academic institutions in federal court and the ITC, and provide the trial lawyer's perspective regarding what made these actions successful.Read more >
In 2015, charitable donations to colleges and universities reached an all-time high of $40.3 billion. As university endowments seek greater returns in a diverse international marketplace, the challenges from investing in funds in high-risk jurisdictions increase exponentially.
Join Kroll Associate Managing Director John Arvanitis and guest Michael A. Lukasek, CPA, Managing Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of Investments, to discuss how to build a world-class compliance program for endowments. Participants in this webinar will gain insights into topics including:
Best practices for vetting and engaging with investments and fund managers in high-risk jurisdictions.
How to establish protocols in preparation for the compliance requirements of the changing regulatory environment.
Three reasons why you join us on July 15
1. Regulatory regimes around the world are evolving and expanding. Higher education endowments must ensure compliance with not only all federal and state laws, but increasingly, foreign regulations as well.
2. Recently, a number of legislative proposals have been advanced that seek to regulate endowment activity and revoke tax-exempt status, leading to heightened scrutiny of and public visibility into endowments and their activities.
3. Expanding into high-return but high-risk jurisdictions can also intensify reputational risks to institutions.
This webinar will provide an overview of recent improvements in Elekta’s Monaco® treatment planning system version 5.11.
The discussion will address quantitative and qualitative comparisons to previous versions of Monaco, and present some of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio data.
Sotiri Stathakis, PhD
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology and Radiology
Division of Medical Physics
Department of Radiation Oncology
Cancer Therapy and Research Center
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Please join us for a free interactive webinar to learn how Aarhus University created more competitive submissions for funding application success.
Aarhus University sought to further improve the quality of its funding applications. To achieve this, the Research Support Office needed to assess its research teams accurately and match them with the appropriate funding and grants.
The department turned to Elsevier's SciVal® for better visibility and management of its research data and insights into their faculties' capabilities.
The agenda includes a presentation from guest speaker Pernille Hamburger Grongaard, Research Librarian at the Research Support Office followed by a Q&A session.
We look forward to having you with us.
The SciVal Team
Download a copy of the case study here: https://www.elsevier.com/research-intelligence/resource-library/aarhus-university
If you build (or offer) it, they will come …
Find out why this maxim is only part of the solution when it comes to library spaces and services. Researchers and faculty do not have to leave their labs or offices to access the information they need to do their work. How then do you – as their librarian – connect with this critical user group? And how do libraries ensure that their research community is making the most of the resources available to them?
In this webinar three experienced librarians, who are leading major initiatives within their universities, will discuss getting to know their research communities and outreach activities to engage various user groups. They will explore how services and a physical space, like a Research Commons within the library, can enhance collaboration, interdisciplinarity and raise the profile of the library. However, “if you build it, they will come” is just part of a broader outlook. Find out why it’s important to venture beyond the library to become a true partner in the academic life and research mission of your institution.
- Different approaches for the library to engage with the research community
- Setting up a research commons or maker space
- High-impact services for researchers
- Strategies for getting to know your stakeholders
- Effective ways to communicate with your communities
- The magic of cross-pollination
Kevin Lindstrom, Physical Sciences and Engineering Librarian at the University of British Columbia, will highlight the in-depth engineering environmental research on receding glaciers and rising sea levels. Learn how researchers can use GEOBASE & GeoRef to gain the insights necessary for predicting the drastic climate challenges that are impacting the earth’s sustainability.Read more >