In this two hour briefing Richard Staton, Chair of Examiners for GCSE History, will explain the assessment details for our newly accredited GCSE History specification. He’ll talk you through our approach to question setting and mark schemes. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about our forthcoming support and post questions.
The Webinar will be delivered by Toby Vaughan, Lead Fund Manager for the Atlas Portfolios and Head of Fund Management for Santander Asset Management’s Global Multi-Asset Solutions Team. Toby will review the markets over the last quarter and talk through how this impacted his approach with the Atlas Portfolios. He will also look at the current economic landscape and market conditions, and provide an outlook for 2016, explaining how these factors impact on his investment decisions moving forwards.
HR webinar: Retaining women in engineering, science and technology
My Family Care and An Inspirational Journey talk to leading engineering and technology companies to explore and understand their successful approaches.
Only about 8%* of engineers in the UK are women and both the lack of female graduates and the loss of skilled women from engineering remain pressing concerns in this profession which continues to experience a strong gender imbalance. Other science and technology sectors face similar challenges.
Jennifer Liston-Smith, My Family Care Director of Coaching & Consultancy and Heather Jackson, CEO and founder of An Inspirational Journey, are joined by Sue Cooper, HRD UK & Europe of Atkins and Joanna Hodgson, Industries & Business Development Technical Leader, Europe & UK of IBM. They’ll be having an in-depth discussion about the issues, challenges and solutions to retaining women.
Many companies now embrace the need and business case for supporting working parents and carers with policies and practices from flexible working to practical help with care. But research and experience show a critical success factor is the capability of managers.
A ‘good’ line manager can be decisive in how employees combine work and family and keep career on track. But the lot of the line manager is not an easy one. Managers face conflicts and challenges in delivering demanding business targets, managing diverse teams and implementing family friendly policies. With the right to request flexible working opening to all employees from 30th June and Shared Parental Leave in effect for babies due in April 2015, they have even more on their plates than ever before.
Enabling managers to manage these people issues well is often overlooked in organisations. In the research and surveys that My Family Care has carried out over recent years, many employees cite that interpretation and application of policy vary widely (and unfairly) across organisations depending on individual managers’ personal circumstances and values, disposition, management style and understanding of the level of freedom they have to interpret policy.
•Some of the common issues managers face
•How organisations can get to grips with the needs of their managers
•Options and solutions you can implement internally
•Services, resources and solutions My Family Care provides
HR Webinar: Childcare and Employers: From Vouchers to Backup Care
The changes, challenges and opportunities and business benefits
Thursday 14th May 2015 11.00am -12.00pm
From next September everything changes when existing childcare voucher schemes will be closed to new entrants and the government introduces a new tax-free scheme.
With HR benefit experts, we’ll look at how and why the system is changing, together with both the practical and cost implications for employers and what they could or should be doing between now and September. On a broader front, we’ll examine where employers are at when it comes to being ‘family-friendly’. To what extent do UK employers support working parents with childcare related benefits and support? And how do they measure the impact and the ROI of these initiatives? We’ll be sharing the results of our latest employer survey.
It’s an opportunity to understand how other employers are thinking about the issue, get a perspective on the different opportunities presented by this change, and the ways the ‘childcare challenge’ is being addressed in UK businesses today.
The media has an insatiable appetite for stories about how science and discovery is saving, improving, and extending people's lives. Outreach, story development, case studies, content marketing, social media programs, etc. are critical to creating customer awareness and driving drug sales. Will show you how you can use simple analytics to track and manage media benchmarks for your drug brands, competing brands, and the diseases and health care issues afffecting your market. Set your PR compass for success. Learn how you can use earned media analtyics to get practical, valuable, actionable insight into your brands' health and your PR outreach.
In spite of IT’s stepped up efforts, firms continue to face increased risk exposure from gaps in compliance, security and illegal behavior. Unfortunately much of this risk stems from what a company doesn’t know about their information.
In this webinar, information governance experts will discuss:
•The importance of gaining insight across your enterprise information
•How this insight directly impacts your ability to achieve compliance, mitigate risk, and avoid costly penalties
•Perspectives on the right strategies, processes, and tools that can help you proactively take action with data to reduce risk
HR in further Education and Universities has its own unique opportunities and challenges, yet the task remains the same the same; how to support ALL of your staff to enable them to produce their best work.
We've brought together a panel of HR professionals from leading universities that recognise and are addressing the diverse needs of parents and carers in their organisations.
Find out what they see as the critical drivers, the tools and approaches they employ, the benefits and the return on investment; from retaining and attracting female talent to wider support and working practices for others with diverse needs when it comes to combining work and family.
What are the hottest trends for 2016? Join this webinar with independent analyst, Rick van der Lans, and Chief Innovation Officer from Information Builders Dr. Rado Kotorov as they share their key predictions for 2016. Attend this webinar to learn:
•Top five trends in analytics
•How to avoid emerging technology “rat holes”
•Impact on industries including retail, banking and finance
•Tips for a future-proof analytics strategy with high ROI
In this webinar we will explain how DevOps, powered by Chef automation, makes it possible to deliver infrastructure and new features at velocity within the highly regulated world of the UK Government sector.
Using Chef in conjunction with a platform such as Skyscape Cloud Services, which provides assured cloud services, enables the government sector to deliver software at speed without fear of compromising Official and Official Sensitive data. With a correctly provisioned and tested infrastructure, plus rules that automate rigorous security testing and policy assurance, you can reduce risk, provide a faster route to delivery and help enable DevOps within your organisation.
Hear from Seth Thomas, DevOps Evangelist at Chef Software and Peter Rossi, Head of Automation at Skyscape Cloud Services on how to automate your infrastructure in a secure cloud environment.
In addition, Viewdeck Consulting and Synyega will discuss their successes within this market sector, and offer tips on how you too can adopt DevOps practices.
Citywire AAA-rated Jeremy Podger provides an update on the Fidelity Global Special Situations Fund. Find out where he is finding opportunities following the recent sell-off and how the fund is positioned for a fresh wave of corporate change.
Bez względu czy środowisko IT zbudowane jest w modelu tradycyjnym, czy też poddawane jest transformacji do modelu chmurowego wysoka dostępność jest niezmiennie ważna. Co więcej, oczekiwania w zakresie wysokiej dostępności, podobnie jak w zakresie zwinności IT, stają się coraz wyższe. Chcąc utrzymać elastyczność biznesową, szybkość reakcji, najwyższy poziom usług nasi Klienci oczekują rozwiązań, które zapewnią parametry RTO i RPO jak najbardziej zbliżone do 0. Podczas tej sesji zapoznamy Państwa z takimi rozwiązaniami EMC. Zaprezentujemy nowoczesne metody zabezpieczania danych i aplikacji przed awarią rozległą – praktyczne zastosowania rozwiązań EMC VPLEX, EMC RecoverPoint, EMC MetroPoint, EMC SRDF/Metro
SQL has long been the most widely used language for big data analysis. The SQL-on-Hadoop ecosystem is loaded with both commercial and open source alternatives, each offering tools optimized for various use cases. Fledgling analytical engines are in incubation, but are they ready to become full-fledged members of your enterprise infrastructure? Are they ready to fly?
In the real world, enterprises must understand their needs and select a SQL-on-Hadoop solution that addresses them. Points to consider: What are your analytics use cases-will a single user be working on data discovery or will multiple users perform daily analytics? Will you need to modify SQL to adjust to different deployment scenarios, or does a single solution exist for on-premises, Cloud, and Hadoop? Can a single solution support a variety of workloads from quick-hit dashboards to complex, resource-intensive, join-filled queries?
In this webcast, you will learn:
* Some of the challenges associated with the democratization of analytics while using SQL on Hadoop
* Criteria other than performance that should be considered for enterprise-grade analytics
* How Ambari and Kerberos fit in for management and security of your data.
* How HPE Vertica for SQL on Hadoop can be used as part of a modern IT infrastructure to deliver high-performance SQL on Hadoop.
All the data in the world is useless if you can’t manage it.
With as many as 200 billion internet-connected sensors and devices expected by 2020, we’re fast approaching a world of big data – the Internet of Everything – but making the most of it requires advances in data governance.
For federal agencies, this explosion of data represents both a major challenge and opportunity: How can they ensure the availability, usability, integrity, and security of new data while using it to improve service and mission delivery?
Radio Resource Management (RRM) is a feature that automates access point (AP) power and channel configuration. Most enterprise and mid-market Wi-Fi infrastructure providers have this feature, and Wi-Fi engineers are divided on whether or not RRM is beneficial and/or trustworthy, given the extremely diverse range of deployment models and RF environments. In today's market, network stability, dependability, and low TCO are paramount. This presentation takes a comprehensive look at RRM, providing attendees with both immediately useful and longer-term reference information.
Join NetScout and Devin Akin as we deep-dive on this controversial topic.
Devin Akin is the founder of Divergent Dynamics, a Wi-Fi Systems Integrator, Value-Added Reseller (VAR), and Training organization. Akin has over 20 years in IT, with 15 years in WLAN specifically, and was recently named to the TWW Top 100 Wireless Technology Experts list for 2014.
The Identity Management market continues to be heavily influenced by several important trends – cloud, mobile, the rise of the user, and increased app velocity, among others. These trends have dramatically shaped the identity landscape, and changed the security strategy and tactics that many companies have adopted. How will these trends continue to impact the identity landscape, and what should organizations do to prepare for it? Join CA Technologies and (ISC)2 on February 4, 2015 at 1:00PM Eastern as we look at the next phase of identity management, and how these and other emerging trends will continue to shape the role of Security. We will also offer best practice guidelines for dealing with these continuing changes.
Before every company executive sits down to write a blog, pull together a slideshow, or provide data for an infographic, marketers must come up with an overarching strategy for their content marketing initiative.
Without this, consumers will see a scattershot approach that doesn't fit with your organization's messaging – and they'll miss out on the opportunity to learn more about your business. Do it well and you'll have forged the foundation for real connections between the faces of your org and your customers, separating yourself from competitors and producing a return on your content marketing investment.
Given that so many companies today use content marketing, how can you rise over your competitors? How can your content sparkle, capturing consumers' eyes (or ears), versus the virtual noise of paid and unpaid content filling the Internet and mobile devices?
This VentureBeat webinar stars some of the top experts in content marketing. When it concludes you'll know:
• How to design a content marketing program that complements your marketing initiatives
• The way to find your voice – and how to adhere to it across media and platforms
• Which internal professionals to target for particular platforms (and how to get them to agree to do it)
• The benefits of content marketing, such as lead generation, expanded social presence, cementing brand recognition, and building individual executives' brands
• How to determine the ROI of content marketing, plus the tools and metrics to use.
* Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VB Insight
* Corey Weiner, COO, Jun Group
* Chase Hooley, Senior Manager, Content Marketing, MapR Technologies
* Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
This webinar will be based on Stewart Rogers' VB Insight report, which will be published in February, 2016.
Check out VB Insight to access the latest research on Marketing Technology: http://insight.venturebeat.com
Inherent risks in web, mobile and cloud applications are keeping security practitioners up at night, according to the 2015 SANS survey on application security.
In this webcast, learn about the growing threats against applications, why applications are so risky, why you need to include application security in your enterprise security program, and how to get started.
Attend this webcast and be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by SANS Dean of Research, Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.
In this webcast we will provide the latest quarterly update to the Cushman & Wakefield Fair Value Index™ and reveal those markets which look most attractive for investment. We will also touch on the impact of the drop in the oil price and financial market volatility since the turn of the year.
L’impatto più evidente della Digital Transformation è quello di portare l’IT delle aziende a diretto contatto con il cliente finale; la qualità del software assume quindi un’importanza sempre più strategica, per garantire ai clienti l’affidabilità degli strumenti utilizzati ed una customer experience efficace.
E’ per questo che una corretta definizione dei requisiti e dei test book, nonché una efficiente gestione dei dati a supporto dei casi di test, risultano essere aspetti chiave nell’organizzazione dei processi di Quality Assurance.
Le soluzioni “CA Test Case Optimizer®” e “CA Test Data Manager®” indirizzano puntualmente questi aspetti, guidando in modo determinante l’implementazione del processo di Continuous Testing.
See how you can get ahead of the new wave of mobile access and security challenges with the newly released Secure Mobile Access 11.3 firmware in this webcast.
You’ll learn about some of the new features:
•Dell EMM/DMM integration: SSO with Dell Mobile Workspace container (supports IOS and Android)
•New Console Management System (CMS)
•Kerberos Constrained Delegation
•Clientless access to SharePoint
•Chrome OS support
•More HTML 5 clients supported
•Better control over SSL protocols and Ciphers
A money laundering scam known as ‘Cuckoo Smurfing’ saw three men jailed for attempting to replace £700,000 of legitimate funds with ‘dirty money’. Detective Inspector Scott Thomson, who led the investigation, co-presents with Business Resilience Manager, Graham Vance from the Scottish Business Resilience Centre. They discuss the case and how it highlights when a bank’s ‘adequate’ anti-money laundering procedures just aren’t good enough. And the importance of accountability and communication as part of the new FCA Senior Managers Regime.
Organisations across all industries are seeking marginal gains and competitive advantage. Combining multiple data sources has become “Information Capital” and is now as important as financial or human capital in enabling growth.
This webinar will discuss how to bring together people, processes and technologies to make the most of the data assets available. We will also discuss how to unlock new revenue-generating opportunities, how to target customers more effectively and reduce risk.
The business trust in IT starts in how it sees IT lead the evolution toward digital systems. If your Self-Service Catalog is simply a listing of information with a basic request portal, adoption and reputation are at risk. ITSM Expert Matt Hooper will discusses how modern self-service systems are focused on creating a delightful user-experience. How the under-pinnings of this experience must leverage modern digital transformation techniques, in order to be truly transformative to how the organization works faster, increases knowledge sharing, and leverages human performance to drive business performance.
South Asia is among the fastest growing regions globally with the Indian economy expected to sustain over 7 percent growth in the next five years. The new government, which has been in power since 2014, is spearheading a series of reforms beneficial to investment and economic growth. For example, the Make in India campaign has significantly helped drive foreign investments into the Indian industry and aims to establish India as a global manufacturing powerhouse.
The government is also striving to spur infrastructure development, digitalization, and the development of smart cities. The webinar will explore the implications of changing policy on the economy and shed light on growth opportunities across key industries.
Attend this webinar to:
• Identify growth and investment opportunities based on the political, economic, and business environment of India- the fastest growing major economy globally
• Stay abreast of Mega Trends in India to improve decision making capabilities
• Identify trends and growth opportunities across major Indian industries
EnPresso, a proprietary growth system from BioSilta Ltd, applies slow enzymatic glucose release to control the growth and protein synthesis rate in bacteria and yeasts. This high-cell-density growth system can be used in any shaken cultivation device at various scales. In this webinar, Dr. Kaisa Ukkonen and Dr. Antti Vasala will review the basic requirements for successful high-cell-density cultivations and discuss common reasons for failures in E. coli-based protein production, the focus being on the cultivation conditions. In particular, prerequisites for successful scale-up will be presented. The webinar also features examples on the use of EnPresso demonstrating the time and cost savings enabled by this powerful growth system, and presents an interesting alternative protein expression protocol: IPTG-based autoinduction.
Please join Bill Eigen, portfolio manager for the J.P. Morgan Income Opportunity Strategy for a review of the strategy over the prior month, current positioning and his outlook for the months ahead.
The JPMorgan Investment Funds - Income Opportunity Fund is an absolute return fixed income Fund, focusing on delivering the traditional characteristics of fixed income: Capital preservation, low correlation, and a reasonable risk adjusted return. It employs nontraditional techniques and instruments and draws on a variety of uncorrelated sources across the fixed income spectrum to aim for these characteristics even when the broad fixed income markets may struggle.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear from Bill and put forward your questions.
Featured Fund: JPMorgan Investment Funds - Income Opportunity Fund
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Thanks to its ease of deployment and relatively low cost compared to fiber, microwave remains a widely used technology for transport, especially for mobile backhaul application. The introduction of 5G, Internet of Things and Cloud will lead to a tremendous increase in the volume of data traffic. In order to cope and deliver the requested capacity, new concepts and approaches are needed. The combination of several frequencies with different physical properties will be one path explored by the industry actors.
This webinar explains the concepts of Carrier aggregation in microwave and millimeter waves, illustrates the benefits and describes the challenges for next steps.
A movement is underway. Businesses are awakening to a new era of the digital enterprise, requiring companies to find new ways of delivering their services built for the digital era. Success in this new era requires a digital industrialization strategy in which datacenters become the core asset of the business enabling a transformation from an infrastructure that is tightly coupled with the business to a modern infrastructure that enables any business.
Digital industrialization is a continuous cycle that organizations can use to turn IT infrastructure from a cost into an asset by standardizing on one set of technologies and economics across facilities, hardware, software, and operations; consolidating datacenters; abstracting functionality; automating operations and governing it all to ensure security, integrity, and compliance.
This presentation will go through why digital industrialization is needed, what the benefits are and how the Ericsson Cloud portfolio facilitates it.
Trusted Analytics Platform (TAP) engineering and support teams present an overview of the open-source project’s capabilities to deploy cloud-native applications on advanced analytics at scale. In this reoccurring session, the team will demonstrate TAP, give an overview of features, outline the project & documentation in github, and hold a live Q&A with attendees. Learn more about TAP: http://trustedanalytics.org
Making the transition from service provider to trusted adviser to the C-Suite can be a difficult task. Join Jeanne Morain with special guests Lorenzo Hines (Executive Citi) and Marco Bussadori (GM BMC Software) as they provide prescriptive guidance on aligning Technology and Business initiatives. This session will explore use of mobility and the growing dependency on it as a use case to bridge the chasm between technology leaders and their counterparts based on common ground.
Financial advisors espouse that proper asset allocation during times of market volatility can help us sleep better. There is a parallel in the IT world. With volatility driven by technology advancement, virtual & cloud environments, and consumer demand for the newest applications and hardware, a good night’s sleep for an Asset Manager requires properly managed and optimally allocated hardware and software assets in a constantly changing environment.
This session explores this intimidating world, common pitfalls, prescriptive actions and what the latest technology can do to make sure your assets, licenses and infrastructure are optimally aligned to drive wealth in IT…and let the Asset Manager sleep well without the fear of negative audit findings and exorbitant fines.
Do you want to learn about new disaster recovery options from Microsoft experts? Have you been putting off trying new technology due to time pressures or not knowing where to start? Do you think your disaster recovery strategy would benefit from a refresh?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to register for this webcast. You will learn:
•How to replicate any workloads to Microsoft's global datacenters
•How to back up data and protect workloads with nearly infinite scalability
•How to implement a hybrid replication using both cloud and on-premises solutions
•How to create a backup without needing to buy more tape
•How to back up your Windows clients (including Windows 10) to remote storage
Register now to watch live or receive notification when this program is available on-demand.
Developing and deploying great looking cross-platform enterprise mobile and web applications is not hard, as long as you use secure back-end services and a robust and scalable framework. Join us as Gautam Agrawal, Senior Director of Products at Sencha and Suhas Uliyar, Vice President Mobile Strategy at Oracle discuss how we’ve teamed to help you improve developer productivity and deliver sophisticated, cross-platform web applications faster.
In this webinar you’ll learn:
- How to accelerate the design and development of universal web applications
-How to visualize and analyze complex data sets
-How you can can add enterprise security, push notifications, authentication, back-end integrations, data storage, diagnostics, and analytics to your Ext JS applications.
About the speakers:
Suhas Uliyar: Mr. Suhas Uliyar is a 19-year mobile industry veteran, known as an exceptional visionary, strategist and technology evangelist responsible for designing and developing enterprise mobile application, middleware and tools. Suhas was recently voted one of top 100 influencers in enterprise mobile industry. As the VP for mobile strategy, Suhas is responsible for driving Oracle’s mobile strategy and vision. Suhas is focused on integrating the distributed Oracle mobile components into a simple, cohesive and easy to consume mobile offering bringing together mobile applications, mobile platform and mobile security delivered through the Oracle Cloud.
Gautam Agrawal: Gautam Agrawal leads product management at Sencha. He is responsible for guiding new product strategies and roadmap initiatives across the Sencha product portfolio. Additionally, Gautam works with strategic partners to establish and develop new market opportunities. Prior to joining Sencha, he held various product and engineering positions at organizations developing SaaS and Business Intelligence applications. Gautam holds a PhD and MS from State University of NY (SUNY) at Buffalo.
Understanding the cybersecurity posture of vendors, suppliers, and third-parties is now a necessity for businesses in all industries. Yet, many businesses do not have a formalized vendor risk management program. There are multiple components needed to create a comprehensive vendor risk management program. These span governance and control, as well as security controls and technology.
Join Jake Olcott, VP at BitSight on February 9 as he highlights best practices and industry standards for vendor risk management programs. Attendees will learn:
- Which frameworks and methodologies can help get you started
- Vital questions you should be asking your vendors
- Why continuous monitoring and verifying vendor security is crucial to mitigate cyber risk
NRF 16 attracted over 33,000 attendees and focused on retail technology, trends, and areas of focus for the coming fiscal year. Hortonworks and Microsoft were visible booth presences, hosting large volumes of visitors. Together, the partnership is uniquely qualified to accelerate retail data collection and management.
Join Hortonworks VP of Industry Solutions, Eric Thorsen, and Microsoft’s Retail Industry Solutions Director, Shish Shridhar, to learn how Data-Centric Retail Trends can impact your business and how Hadoop can help you gain actionable insight from your data. Understand how your peers are using data to drive new levels of customer centricity, real-time inventory predictions, and personalized marketing. Learn about how consumer goods companies are using Hadoop to gain insight from demand signals and analyze data flow.
Your business has a credit score, too, that’s distinct from your personal credit score—and it’s essential to keep it in good standing. Register for the MantaTrends webcast, “How to Boost Your Business Credit Score,” featuring guest expert Gerri Detweiler to learn the following:
•Why earning a good business credit score is essential
•The factors that play into the business credit score calculation
•The most common credit score bureaus
•How to improve your business credit score
Note: Attendees of the “How to Boost Your Credit Score” webinar will gain access to a free eBook the day the webinar is live, “11 Ways to Finance Your Business in 2016!”