Thriving in a Hybrid IT Environment: Turning Data into Insight into Action

Today, consumerization of IT drives user expectations for new apps, richer analytics and support for every device under the sun, IT teams are under increasing pressure to deliver better than “five nines” for virtually every application imaginable, and to do so under a data deluge that shows no signs of abating. And the need is real; The Ponemon Institute estimates the average outage lasts about 90 minutes and costs $450,000!

Attend this TechBytes series, presented by Slashdot Media and sponsored by IBM to learn how enterprises of all kinds are taking advantage of the latest in middleware tools to increase business agility, accelerate decision-making, and embrace hybrid environments to meet increasing user demand while reducing operating costs overall. Attendees will learn:

  • How to leverage analytics to increase efficiency while improving reliability
  • Benefits of becoming proactive rather than firefighting application performance issues
  • How to apply cognitive predictive analytics to stop costly IT outages before they start.
  • Where to start when beginning to leverage ITSM in your environment
  • Why Telcos and other companies providing “dial-tone” reliability are utilizing advanced analytics tools in their ITSM portfolio to ensure uptime for even the most dynamic network infrastructure

Register now to hear expert speakers discuss how operations insight, analytics, and automation can work together to give your CIO peace of mind and keep your users happy.

About the presenter:

Denny O’Brien is the Program Director for IBM Operations Analytics offering management, where he leads the end-to-end business for IBM's IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) offerings portfolio. He leads design and delivery of market strategy and business enablement for these critical offerings. Denny joined IBM from Tivoli, where he held a series of strategic development, program management, and marketing roles. Denny received his BA in technical communication from East Carolina University.

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Closing the Skills Gap

35% of the open positions in cybersecurity can’t be filled today because there are not enough skilled candidates. There are too many threats, hiding amid too much data, leading to overworked analysts unable to focus on what matters most. Automated analytics can empower your existing security analysts to work more effectively on more complex tasks -- essentially closing the skills gap.
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How New Cloud Strategies Drive Productivity and Savings for the App Economy

Today’s dynamic business climate is increasingly application-powered, and as a result the need for code to address change is accelerating. Even businesses that have already adopted agile development and deployment processes and DevOps strategies are struggling with many challenges including:

  • Requirement for significant IT involvement to deliver functionality
  • The increasing challenge of “multi-speed” IT and connecting front-end and back-end systems, exacerbated by application and data siloes
  • Application development, testing and QA backlogs due to increasing user demands driven by consumerization of IT

to name just a few. Attend this TechBytes video series sponsored by IBM to learn how organizations of all types and sizes are now addressing these myriad challenges by adopting new development and execution platforms that accelerate the entire application lifecycle while creating substantial savings. These bite-sized webinars will cover the latest market conditions in the application development arena, with a particular focus on mobile; dive into the greatest challenges facing development and deployment teams today, and present strategies and tactics that can reduce workload, deliver more, faster, while getting more out of your IT dollar.

About the Presenter:

Soloman Barghouthi is IBM's Application Platform and Cloud Specialist and a Senior Technical Staff Member. Over the years he has held several development, architecture, and leadership positions in the WebSphere Application Server product. Soloman holds many patents and has published numerous papers and videos covering a wide range of technology topics. From his involvement over many years in the development of enterprise software, he has a deep understanding of all aspects of producing software from inception to market.

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Embracing New Software Agility to Drive Customer Satisfaction, Deliver New Services

Today’s dynamic business climate is increasingly application-powered, and as a result the need for code to address change is accelerating. Even businesses that have already adopted agile development and deployment processes and DevOps strategies are struggling with many challenges including:

  • Requirement for significant IT involvement to deliver functionality
  • The increasing challenge of “multi-speed” IT and connecting front-end and back-end systems, exacerbated by application and data siloes
  • Application development, testing and QA backlogs due to increasing user demands driven by consumerization of IT

to name just a few. Attend this TechBytes video series sponsored by IBM to learn how organizations of all types and sizes are now addressing these myriad challenges by adopting new development and execution platforms that accelerate the entire application lifecycle while creating substantial savings. These bite-sized webinars will cover the latest market conditions in the application development arena, with a particular focus on mobile; dive into the greatest challenges facing development and deployment teams today, and present strategies and tactics that can reduce workload, deliver more, faster, while getting more out of your IT dollar.

About the Presenter:

Soloman Barghouthi is IBM's Application Platform and Cloud Specialist and a Senior Technical Staff Member. Over the years he has held several development, architecture, and leadership positions in the WebSphere Application Server product. Soloman holds many patents and has published numerous papers and videos covering a wide range of technology topics. From his involvement over many years in the development of enterprise software, he has a deep understanding of all aspects of producing software from inception to market.

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The Modernization Imperative: Developing and Deploying in our Hybrid IT World

Today’s dynamic business climate is increasingly application-powered, and as a result the need for code to address change is accelerating. Even businesses that have already adopted agile development and deployment processes and DevOps strategies are struggling with many challenges including:

  • Requirement for significant IT involvement to deliver functionality
  • The increasing challenge of “multi-speed” IT and connecting front-end and back-end systems, exacerbated by application and data siloes
  • Application development, testing and QA backlogs due to increasing user demands driven by consumerization of IT

to name just a few. Attend this TechBytes video series sponsored by IBM to learn how organizations of all types and sizes are now addressing these myriad challenges by adopting new development and execution platforms that accelerate the entire application lifecycle while creating substantial savings. These bite-sized webinars will cover the latest market conditions in the application development arena, with a particular focus on mobile; dive into the greatest challenges facing development and deployment teams today, and present strategies and tactics that can reduce workload, deliver more, faster, while getting more out of your IT dollar.

About the Presenter:

Soloman Barghouthi is IBM's Application Platform and Cloud Specialist and a Senior Technical Staff Member. Over the years he has held several development, architecture, and leadership positions in the WebSphere Application Server product. Soloman holds many patents and has published numerous papers and videos covering a wide range of technology topics. From his involvement over many years in the development of enterprise software, he has a deep understanding of all aspects of producing software from inception to market.

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IDC Lab Validation Brief: EMC Isilon Scale- Out Data Lake Foundation- Essential Capabilities for Building Big Data Infrastructure

IDC validated three key aspects of the Isilon Data Lake Foundation: performance, availability and security/compliance and offered this essential guidance for buyers:

  • HDFS Performance in Data Lake and NFS Performance during multi-protocol ingest
  • Data Availability
  • Secure Multi-tenancy

Download the white paper now to learn more about how to leverage EMC Isilon as your foundation for Hadoop analytics with Pivotal and Cloudera.

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Scale-Out Data Lake Solution Built on EMC Isilon

Organizations are faced with the challenge of handling large quantities of unstructured data that is growing rapidly, is needed by more employees for business operations, and must meet stringent security and compliance mandates. This level of enterprise data growth is best addressed by consolidating storage into one single central repository of persistent data—a data lake—that simplifies the IT architecture, is efficient, and scales as business needs change.
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Top Reasons to Adopt Scale-Out Data Lake Storage

A modernized data warehouse, a Data Lake is scale-out storage for data consolidation. It allows for Big Data accessibility using traditional and next-generation access methods to gain value through analytics.

  • Meet the demands of your storage growth with massive capacity
  • Expand to a public or private cloud
  • Deploy seamless replication of the data to the core
  • Derive business value through analytics
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3 Challenges of Moving to a Cloud-Based Infrastructure

Moving applications and services to the cloud means you’ll be offloading some daily tasks and maintenance, and ideally saving time, space and money. But remember that those SaaS or hybrid cloud apps still belong to your organization and are still part of IT. When there’s downtime or slowdowns, users will still be coming to IT’s door to get help.

Don't get caught unprepared! Download this guide to learn about 3 major challenges you'll face as you move to a cloud-based infrastructure.

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How to Solve the Top IT Issues at Remote Locations

IT teams can run into many challenges when supporting remote office users, especially that they’re not physically able to see the problem and might not have a colleague on site to help.

This whitepaper identifies five top issues to watch for when you're in charge of offices, users and technology that you can't actually see. You'll learn how to solve challenges with remote locations like:

  • Integration issues, especially with shadow IT
  • Lack of visibility into the WAN
  • Service delays due to gaps in tech staff resources

Download the whitepaper and start improving remote location end user experience today.

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DCIG Integrated Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide 2016-17

Compliments of Unitrends. This Buyer’s Guide highlights the most robust and feature rich integrated backup appliances available on the market today. These backup appliances have many if not all of the features needed to protect both physical and virtual environments and will give you visibility into the new set of features that will define the next generation of integrated backup appliances.
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Enterprise WAN and LAN Monitoring

Technology trends like telecommuting, BYOD, VoIP and SaaS adoption bring new challenges to the underlying network infrastructure that connects branch offices and datacenters. This guide explains how to tackle the challenges faced by the internet-centric enterprise by intelligently monitoring your WAN, LAN, Wi-Fi and SaaS applications through a combination of Enterprise and Endpoint Agents.
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APM Vendor Landscape

Application performance management (APM) has graduated from monitoring back-end systems to helping delight customers. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals tasked with managing today's complex technology face choosing from a dizzying number of vendors to keep critical client-facing systems up and anticipate problems.

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