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  • Optimize Your Business Critical Applications with Flash
    Source: CDW
    Webcast: We now live in a flash centric world where all active data must be on flash. This doesn't mean, however, that all data must be on flash. The best approach is to understand your application mix and workload requirements. Some key apps, like databases, are latency intolerant and should be pinned to flash. Others apps can benefit from fully-automated storage tiering. EMC's market leading VMAX and VNX systems are flexible choices that can deliver all-flash and hybrid services. CDW and EMC has you covered!
  • Productionizing Hadoop -- 7 Architectural Best Practices
    Source: MapR and Cisco
    Webcast: Big Data has changed how organizations take advantage of market opportunities. The ability to quickly monitor real-time data feeds, analyze data and automatically respond is truly powerful. Forrester Research recognizes this and has identified seven architectural qualities for evaluating Big Data production platforms. In this webinar guest speaker Mike Gualtieri, Principal Analyst at Forrester, along with experts from MapR and Cisco, will present architectural best practices for productionizing Hadoop successfully.
  • Mobile Smarter Process: Making the Mobile Promise Come True
    Source: IBM Corporation
    Webcast: Research shows that 80% of mobile apps are downloaded, used once, and then deleted. Releasing an app is no longer enough! Customer experience is the new battleground, and mobile has become the primary choice not only for your customers to interact, but for your employees and partners to support that interaction. Succeeding in the mobile world requires you to not only build a slick app, but to revolutionize how you engage your customers and transform how your business operates.

    That is why IBM's Mobile Smarter Process offering combines our award winning Mobile, Process and Cloud solutions to allow you to capitalize on mobile's unique capabilities by redefining your organization around the mobile moment.

    Join our experts as they present an overview of Mobile Smarter Process and corresponding demo on Cloud to learn how your organization can get the most out of your mobile initiative through faster time to value. And then you too can make the mobile promise come true.
  • Cloud Computing: Productivity Accelerator
    Source: CDW
    Webcast: Today's knowledge workers are all about collaboration and productivity, working anywhere, anytime. Sure, it can be challenging. But cloud computing makes it possible. Learn why just getting started is the best remedy for those challenges.
  • Cloud Computing Security
    Source: CDW
    Webcast: Planning is Everything, but shifting workloads from traditional IT infrastructure to cloud environments poses a variety of challenges to IT -- none greater than security. Learn how crafting an overarching cloud strategy can boost your security confidence and pave the way to cloud benefits.
  • How to Keep Digital Users Happy, Engaged & Faithful
    Source: Compuware
    Webcast: Your business depends on delivering seamless digital experiences to your users every time across all engagement channels. It's not just about providing functionality; you've have to meet users expectations in order to maintain engagement and brand loyalty.
    Today's technology architecture is increasingly complex making digital performance management vital. If any component of your digital services underperforms in any engagement channel (mobile, tablet, computer, etc...), the impact will directly hit your company's bottom line, brand and reputation.

    Join featured speaker John Rakowski, Analyst & Advisor with Forrester Research, as he explores the requirements for managing digital performance.

    In this webinar, you'll learn how to:
    - deliver a delightful Omni-channel end user experience through APM
    - protect brand reputation & enable user loyalty through high performance
    - tame the complexity of digital experience delivery
  • Realize the benefits of open private cloud solutions
    Source: Dell and RedHat
    Webcast: Cloud computing is driving a rapid pace of change in the datacenter as enterprises look to develop innovative ways to take advantage of its inherent benefits. Open private cloud solutions are quickly becoming a platform of choice as the foundation for hyperscale cloud deployments, but many organizations lack the resources required to implement in a way that meets the specific needs of the datacenter.

    Please join Dell and IDG to learn how Dell Red Hat Cloud Solutions offer an innovative, open private cloud platform to help IT organizations respond rapidly to changing business requirements and customer demands.
  • How to Increase Revenue with WiFi & Retail Presence Analytics
    Source: Fortinet
    Webcast: Many WiFi Retail Presence Analytics platforms promise the world, but provide little more than a collection of reports and meaningless data. Fortinet Presence Analytics is different, delivering a platform that helps you better understand customer behavior, engage more closely with your customers and actually influence their purchasing decisions.

    In this webinar, you'll learn about:

    - How WiFi Presence Analytics works
    - Social WiFi and its impact on customer engagement
    - Customer privacy concerns and how to address them
    - How you can leverage Presence Analytics to increase sales and revenue
  • 10 Things You Must Know Before You Refresh Your Firewall
    Source: CDW
    Webcast: Is it time to refresh your firewall? If so, it's also the perfect time to re-evaluate your options and get answers to your questions such as: Can you combine IDS or IPS into a single next generation firewall purchase? What about migration? Did you plan for future changes in bandwidth or user needs? Join us for a step-by-step walk through of 10 areas to pay attention to as you plan your refresh. Steve Smith, Senior Technical Manager at Intel Security will share his experience and insights on new technologies, customer experiences and best practices for gathering requirements, evaluating vendors and comparing must-have versus nice-to-have features. Please click here to register for this informative session.
  • Top 5 Ways to Improve Protection from Advanced Threats
    Source: Fortinet
    Webcast: In a recent IDG Research Survey, enterprise executives cited both the sophisticated threat environment and consolidation of security functions as top drivers for next generation firewall (NGFW) deployments.
    In this webcast you'll hear about:
    - Top 5 ways organizations can improve their security posture in light of advanced threats
    - Five times faster performance of next generation firewalls available today
    - Insights from IDG's peer survey about "the change in thinking about the value proposition behind NGFWs."
  • The Need for a Secure Wireless LAN in Education
    Source: Fortinet
    Webcast: Couple the ever expanding Security Threat Landscape with the need to support BYOD and enable mobility around the campus, and it's now critical that all education institutions have a robust and Secure Wireless LAN strategy. In this webcast our subject matter experts explore secure wireless LAN solutions to support your BYOD and mobility needs, while still keeping your network secure.

    Learn about:
    - The education security landscape
    - What's behind recent education security breaches
    - 802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi for Education
    - A brief overview of Fortinet's Secure WLAN approach
  • Dell PowerEdge VRTX and Blades: Converged, Optimized IT Platforms
    Source: Dell and Intel®
    Webcast: Converged platforms today are a key trend in IT. They are designed to boost and optimize operational efficiency and deliver financial benefits to organizations that deploy them. It is also true that one size or style or approach to convergence does not fit all. But there is agreement on one thing. Whatever the approach or strategy taken, convergence is a if not the main driver of the emerging service-centric data center. That means moving from an IT function historically characterized by terms like rigid; custom; unpredictable and siloed to datacenters characterized by agility, versatility, reliability and high levels of automation.

    In this webinar our expert speakers discuss Dell's portfolio of PowerEdge converged compute platforms, optimized for physical sites from data centers to remote and branch offices. Featuring powerful and energy-efficient Intel® Xeon® processors, Dell PowerEdge converged solutions deliver greater simplicity, efficiency and versatility to IT infrastructures, helping businesses and organizations attain greater success.

    Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
  • SDN & Security for Next-Generation Data Centers
    Source: Fortinet
    Webcast: Experts from Gartner and Fortinet discuss the rise of software-defined networking (SDN) and its impact on the data center and network security.



    This webcast discussion includes:



    * Gartner's frameworks for SDN solutions and architectures
    * hardware and software platforms such as VMware's NSX.
    * perspectives on customer hype and adoption
    * next steps for enterprise company should take
  • 4 Things to Consider Before Going to the Cloud
    Source: CDW
    Webcast: CDW Cloud Client Executive Tim Hanrahan recommends organizations look at four key areas before they invest in a cloud solution. They include Application Inventory, Lifecycle Management, Existing Infrastructure and Actual Deliverables. By knowing these four areas, organizations will have a better idea of where they should start in the process and what cloud solutions will best fit their needs.
  • Selecting The Right Cloud Deployment (with Security in Mind)
    Source: CDW
    Webcast: Learn important steps for selecting and implementing the right Cloud Infrastructure for your business; and about the number one concern with implementing the cloud -- security.

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