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  • Title: IT Briefing Center
    Descriptive info: .. IT Briefing Center.. is an exciting resource for IT professionals and business decision makers that brings together industry experts from featured analyst firm Gartner, Inc.. , and opinion leaders at top IT vendors.. You'll find an incredible collection of on-demand rich media programs delivering best practices, winning strategies and in-depth insights.. Watch now so you can put these strategies to work in your enterprise.. Application Development Integration.. Enterprise Architecture.. Servers and Storage.. Customer Relationship Management.. Networking Communications.. Featured programs:.. The Year Ahead: Mobile Enterprise Management (MEM) and the evolution of MDM.. Mobility has become a key -- and rapidly growing -- component of today's workforce.. Employees expect the freedom to bring their own devices, choose where they work and what applications they need to do their jobs.. While this creates a much more productive and engaged workforce, it also leads to an increased mix of corporate data with personal apps and information.. It’s no longer a mobile workforce that can be secured or managed by simple device management.. Enterprises now need to look beyond just devices.. to the apps that run on those devices.. And most importantly, what it takes to secure, control, and manage the corporate data that is being accessed and moved around between them.. In this program, two of the industry’s leading experts – Gartner Research Vice President Phil Redman and OpenPeak CEO Dan Gittleman, share their insights to examine the evolution of MDM and the new approach to managing mobility in the enterprise.. They will also discuss what to look for, what’s important and what’s ahead.. Sponsor: OpenPeak.. Analyst Firm: Gartner, Inc.. Length: 18 minutes.. Fabric-Based Infrastructure in Today’s Data Centers.. Meeting the challenge for increased efficiency and scale while preparing for the technology needs of tomorrow, is driving businesses toward application and solution based architectures in their data centers – what Gartner refers to as Fabric Based Infrastructure.. In this video, Donna Scott (a VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner) and Paul Perez (VP and CTO for the Data Center Business Group at Cisco Systems) examine the motivations and impact, for customers moving to a Fabric Based Infrastructure and how Cisco UCS helps customers achieve their goals.. Sponsor: Cisco.. Length: 36 minutes.. Best Practices in Database Protection.. Data is the biggest driver of success today … be it in business, government or society.. And with data such a valuable currency, protecting it is a paramount concern.. So what must your organization do to make sure your database is secure? What are the real threats to your data? What can you do to stop them? And where can you turn for help in protecting your database? In this program, leading experts from Gartner and Warevalley reveal the solutions and best practices you need to keep your data safe.. We’ll also find out why more and more companies around the world increasingly turn to Warevalley to protect perhaps their most valuable asset – their database.. Sponsor: WareValley.. Answers to Balancing Energy Efficiency and Customer Performance Demands in the Data Center.. Energy drains an average of 25-40 percent of a data center’s annual budget.. And energy costs continue to rise about 12 percent each year.. Data center operators must balance increasing customer demands and fluctuating customer environments with ongoing efforts to achieve energy efficiency and reliability within their data centers.. Increasingly, companies rely on data center operators to help them boost the energy efficiency of their specific operations.. But there are many questions to address as enterprises search for optimal data center co-location space, including: What are the most popular efficiency techniques being used by co-location service providers? What are the major challenges of implementing these technologies in a single versus multi-tenant environment? And, how does a co-location service provider’s approach compare to a traditional in-house enterprise data center build-out and operation? In this program, we’ll answer those questions and more with two of the industry’s leading experts: Gartner research Vice President Dave Cappuccio  ...   wreaking havoc on enterprise networks.. Meanwhile, innovations including mobile devices and cloud computing are further complicating threat detection and incident response.. Today’s organizations must take a defense-in-depth approach to security, with internal network visibility being a cornerstone of their strategy.. But what is the best way to obtain the visibility and threat intelligence needed to detect advanced cyber-attacks? In this program, we address this question with experts from Gartner, Lancope and the American Cancer Society.. We’ll also learn how you move past perimeter- and signature-based strategies to fortify your companies network defenses.. Sponsor: Lancope.. Length: 37 minutes.. A Pragmatic Path to Navigating Your Applications to the Cloud.. Desktop Management is no longer confined just to the desktop.. It’s no longer just about machines on desks in a confined office space.. Desktop Management must encompass multiple devices and systems spread out in any number of places – be it a main office, remote office, home office or somewhere on the road.. What approach should your organization take with desktop management? Is virtualization the best path for you? And what should look for in a virtualized desktop solution? We’ll get those answers and more from leading experts from Gartner and Virtual Computer.. Sponsor: Oracle.. Length: 49 minutes.. Mobility in the Workplace.. Because worker expectations have changed about how, where, and when they access corporate data and applications, mobility has taken on an even greater focus for today’s enterprises.. This webcast will look at today’s trends and challenges when approaching the development of a corporate mobile strategy.. We will explore this as well as how you implement it, the components you should consider and the benefits you will gain.. Sponsor: Avanade.. Length: 30 minutes.. DDoS Mitigation for the Enterprise.. Enterprises face a rising threat from distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) and if the enterprise is not prepared for such an attack, the impact can be devastating.. What are the potential consequences and more importantly, how do you protect your enterprise from a DDoS attack? In this webcast, top experts from Gartner and Arbor Networks look at this rising threat and its implications to the enterprise.. Most importantly, they’ll help you determine the right approach and solution to keep your enterprise safe from a distributed denial of service attack.. Sponsor: Arbor Networks.. Authentication-as-a-Service: Securing Access to the Cloud.. Security is no longer confined to the organization's perimeters.. For years, user authentication served a vital role in organizations' security policies, securing networking access, protecting user identities and ensuring that users are who they claim to be.. But as new business environments like the cloud and the increased use of mobile devices emerge, organizations find they need to quickly adopt new models for authenticating their users to offset potential threats.. In this program, Gartner, Vodafone and SafeNet will discuss the emerging authentication models that organizations are adopting; new approaches to user authentication driven by demanding cloud and virtualized environments that are transforming traditional security paradigms; intelligent authentication strategies that can drive value and cost savings; and how you can ensure these implementations will scale as business needs evolve and new environments emerge.. Sponsor: SafeNet.. Length: 23 minutes.. Accelerate your journey to the private cloud.. Especially in these tough economic times, CIOs aim to increase efficiency while decreasing costs, and more and more IT executives are turning to the cloud to do so.. Why is the cloud so enticing? What advantages does a private cloud offer, what challenges does it raise, and what is a hybrid cloud? In this program, Gartner Research Vice President, Donna Scott, looks at the growing movement toward the cloud and helps you determine which cloud approach is right for your organization.. We’ll also find out how Microsoft and HP have teamed up to take the complexity, risk, and cost out of accelerating your journey to private cloud computing.. Sponsor: Microsoft and HP.. Length: 44 minutes.. Contact Us.. |.. About Us.. Privacy Policy.. Sponsor Information.. Follow Us.. KIT digital, Inc..

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    Descriptive info: The New Role of Learning Management Systems.. Achieving Best in Class Distribution.. Data Center Infrastructure Management - IT planning today for the future.. Operational MDM.. The Value of IT Service Integration.. Ensuring Your Success: The Rising Importance of End-to-End Service Assurance.. A smarter approach to server-network edge virtualization with VEPA (Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregator).. IT Topics.. Application Dev & Integration.. High Performance Workplace.. Business Intelligence.. IT Management.. Business Process Management.. Mobile and Wireless.. Cloud Computing.. Networking & Communications.. Outsourcing..  ...   Chain Management.. Software as a Service (SaaS).. Financial Services/Banking.. User Interface Technologies.. Green IT.. Web Services & SOAs.. Healthcare.. Hot Technologies.. -.. Developing applications to meet.. business needs relies on technology, tools and technical.. architectures.. Discover best practices and.. technologies for.. delivering applications to the production.. environment and.. maintaining their evolution over their life.. cycle, including.. governance and control issues.. Popular Outsourcing Programs.. Hangzhou, An ideal Outsourcing Destination from China.. How to ensure immediate and long-term success with HR Outsourcing..

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    Descriptive info: Analysts.. J.. Patricia Adams |.. Research Director.. Patricia Adams is a research director in Gartner Research.. She is the lead analyst on IT asset management tools and technologies, including asset repository, autodiscovery/inventory and software usage tools.. Her research area includes IT asset management processes, best practices, and implementation methodologies associated with software asset management and IT asset management.. Ms.. Adams also co-covers configuration management databases and IT service dependency mapping tools in her research focus.. Featured Programs.. ▶.. Achieving Proactive IT Management: Extend the life of network assets cut total IT costs by 30%.. Back To Top ^.. Rob Addy |.. Rob Addy is a research director in Gartner's Technology Service Provider Research division, focusing on software and hardware support services across EMEA.. Mr.. Addy also covers the provision of desktop support services in an outsourcing context within the region.. Before joining Gartner, Mr.. Addy worked as an ITSM professional for more than a decade.. From application development and support, to direct solution implementations, to product management and marketing, to consulting management and technical sales, he gained insight into the service desk and support world from a wide variety of angles.. Prior to joining the IT industry, Mr.. Addy worked as a quality manager in the risk management, service and manufacturing sectors.. Supporting the Cloud.. Ant Allan |.. Research VP.. Ant Allan, Ph.. D.. , is a Research Vice President in Gartner Research.. He is a core member of the identity and access management (IAM) research community and specializes in IAM program management and in key "authentication" and related "administration" technologies, processes, policies and best practices.. Previous Experience Prior to joining Gartner, Ant Allan worked for two years as a product manager for security software products with a U.. K.. distributor.. Before that, he worked for seven years in information security management for GA Life, focusing on IBM OS/390 RACF and information security policy, after short stints in application development and information technology training.. Gene Alvarez |.. Alvarez is a VP in the Gartner CRM research organization.. Alvarez has 23 years of IT experience in business impact assessment, vendor management, project management, software development and delivery of complex business applications.. He is a recognized authority on retail and consumer packaged goods industry applications and practices.. Alvarez is also an international expert on sell-side strategies and technologies such as: channel/partner relationship management, catalog/content management, sell-side e-commerce applications, catalog/configuration management and presentation, commerce/merchant applications and services, web content management, personalization and consumer portals.. He has spoken at many industry-related conferences worldwide and has been published/referenced/featured in various media and trade publications.. Prior to joining Gartner he held positions with Nine West Group, KPMG Peat Marwick, New York Power Authority and AT T Communications.. Benefits and challenges of social networking for competitive advantage.. The value of a “next gen” product configurator.. Whit Andrews |.. VP Distinguished Analyst.. Whit Andrews is a vice president and distinguished analyst in Gartner Research.. Andrews covers information access technologies, including enterprise search, and maintains the enterprise search MarketScope.. He also covers video content management and delivery, including maintaining the VCMD MarketScope.. In addition, he addresses digital asset management.. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr.. Andrews was a senior editor at Internet World magazine for four years, where he covered electronic commerce and the major Web portals.. Previous to that, he worked as a newspaper reporter.. Mobility and Social Video: Understand the Growing Role of Video Communications in Business.. Van Baker |.. Vice President and Research Director.. Van Baker is a vice president and research director for Gartner's Mobile and Client Computing Services.. He covers mobile application development strategies, platforms and mobile application outsourcing.. He also covers consumer behavior as it relates to the use of mobile devices both in the workplace and in consumer mobile applications.. Baker also leads the digital consumer research community, and he advises mobile device manufacturers in relation to product strategies, branding and marketing.. Baker worked in the computer and retail industry for more than 20 years for such leading companies as HP and Computer Intelligence, where he was responsible for product marketing and distribution channel promotional programs, as well as distribution channel research and consulting.. While with HP, Mr.. Baker was a marketing manager responsible for the implementation of product marketing campaigns and channel programs for HP's Personal Computer Group.. He also sold HP PC and peripheral products to value-added reseller and retail channel accounts.. Featured Program.. Creating and Managing Custom, Business-to-Employee Mobile Apps.. Ray Barger |.. Research Director.. Ray Barger, Jr.. , is a research director working in the Gartner Supply Chain Research group, with specific focus on industrial and aerospace and defense (A D) supply chain best practices.. Barger was director of Supply Chain at ViaSat, responsible for corporate supply chain strategy and execution, including strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, procurement, warehousing, transportation/logistics, and compliance.. The ViaSat wireless electronics design and manufacturing environment was 50% commercial (primarily B2B) and 50% government products, which were sourced via an Electronics Manufacturing Services (outsourced manufacturing) model.. He led supply chain user implementations of Oracle Purchasing, iSupplier Portal, iProcurement and Advanced Planning Systems applications, as well as Agile Product Lifecycle Management and Product Cost Management applications.. Barger was a Gartner and AMR Research client.. Achieving Best in Class Distribution.. Toby Bell |.. Toby Bell is a vice president in Gartner Research, responsible for a range of document and content management technologies for the High Performance Workplace group.. Some key areas of coverage include vendors and trends in the enterprise content management (ECM) marketplace, business process management (BPM) as it applies to enterprise content (CEVA/WEBA), and content strategy, valuation, mining and analytics.. Bell was a senior manager and director for a leading global consulting firm.. He was responsible for identifying business problems and related emerging technology solutions that resulted in the highest immediate cost recovery for clients, coordinating and communicating global research and testing efforts related to advanced and emerging technologies, and setting direction for the firm's technology architecture.. He also led a team of rapid application developers in designing the firm's document management, knowledge and collaboration, marketing information, and back-office systems.. Bell has held key management positions in large- and small-business advisory service organizations focused primarily on business intelligence, competitive intelligence, marketing technology and process improvement consulting.. Get relevant or get lost - Targeting: The Driver behind Online Customer Engagement.. Transforming Content Management with Cloud.. Mark Beyer |.. Research VP.. Mark Beyer is a research director in Gartner, where he has specialized in data integration and business intelligence strategies, architecture design and technologies for data warehousing, data marts, and data integration.. His area of coverage extends into SOA principles for data management.. Beyer has extensive experience in IT project and program delivery utilizing multiple project management and systems design methodologies.. Beyer worked as an implementation consultant delivering enterprise analytics and data warehousing with direct field experience for BearingPoint, Ascential Software, Ardent Software and Prism Solutions since 1997.. He is a data integration services architect as well as an experienced data modeler with expertise in deriving physical database design from logical models.. Column Oriented Databases - discover the future of investigative analytics and the power behind extreme data warehouses.. Kamlesh Bhatia |.. Kamlesh Bhatia is a research director with Gartner's Technology Service Provider Research group.. Bhatia is part of the Communication Service Provider Technology team, focusing on carrier IT and back-office initiatives.. He covers the areas of carrier operations and business support systems, including information management, network awareness and policy-based control.. He also tracks offshoring initiatives of telecom carriers and competitive positioning of leading IT services vendors in this space.. Bhatia has more than 12 years of experience in design, development and management of telecom carrier IT processes and solutions.. Bhatia worked in numerous roles, including as a senior technical architect and program manager focusing on carrier IT transformation.. He has also led a high-level solution design team for a leading European carrier undergoing transformation to an all-IP network.. Bhatia has also worked with a leading Indian carrier and has led teams looking into vendor analysis, implementation and management of telecom OSS/BSS products and solutions.. IT approach to a changing communication market - A case study of Kenyan Safaricom.. Thomas Bittman |.. Thomas Bittman is a vice president and distinguished analyst with Gartner Research.. Bittman has led the industry in areas such as cloud computing and virtualization.. Bittman was an early pioneer for the concept of private cloud computing, and invented the term "real-time infrastructure," which has been adopted by major vendors and many enterprises as their infrastructure direction.. He has served as Gartner's lead analyst covering IBM and Microsoft, and he served for three years as a member of Gartner's Senior Research Board.. In 2005, he earned Gartner's Analyst of the Year Award.. How to Get Started with a Private Cloud.. Bob Blakley |.. Bob Blakley is VP, distinguished analyst and agenda manager for Gartner IT1 Identity and Privacy.. Dr.. Blakley is past general chair of the IEEE Security and Privacy Symposium and the ACSA New Security Paradigms workshop.. He was awarded ACSAC's Distinguished Security Practitioner award in 2002 and is a frequent speaker at information security and computer industry events.. Blakley was general editor of the OMG CORBASecurity specification and the OASIS SAML specification and was the first Chair of the OATH Joint Coordinating Committee.. He is the author of "CORBASecurity: An Introduction to Safe Computing with Objects," published by Addison-Wesley.. Blakley also participated in the National Academy of Sciences panels "Authentication Technologies and Their Privacy Implications" and "Whither Biometrics.. " Dr.. Blakley holds 19 patents in cryptography and information security, and he publishes regularly in the academic literature on information security and privacy.. The Emerging Identity Infrastructure.. Steve Blood |.. Steve Blood is a vice president and agenda manager in Gartner Research.. His research coverage focuses on VoIP, unified communications and collaboration, contact center, and the emerging theme of communications-enabled business processes.. Blood advises primarily end users, but also vendors and service providers on technology trends, market adoption and the business value of technology.. In addition, he is a frequent keynote speaker both in person and virtually at industry events on enterprise communications.. Blood has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry.. Prior to joining Gartner, he was product marketing manager at Rockwell Electronic Commerce, where he was responsible for marketing the next-generation contact center portfolio to the EMEA marketplace.. Before that, he spent more than 10 years in the United Kingdom's telecommunications industry in product management, sales and technical support roles for BT, Mercury Communications and NTL.. An innovative approach to the Future of Work: Kcom Workplaces - Communications, Collaboration and Contact as a Service.. Robert H.. Booz |.. Managing VP.. Robert Booz is a managing vice president at Gartner, where he is the team manager for the Insurance segment of the Financial Services Industry Advisory Services team.. The insurance team is a worldwide group serving property and casualty clients and life and health insurance clients, focusing on the intersection of IT and business issues.. His personal research coverage areas include health insurance, including product development and implementation, strategic and tactical business transformation, and financial services in health products.. He has a practitioner's approach to IT problem solving.. Portal Strategies to Drive the High Performance Health Plan.. Brown |.. Robert Hoyle Brown is a research vice president, responsible for Gartner's worldwide coverage of human resources outsourcing (HRO) and business process outsourcing (BPO) generally.. He is also the research agenda manager responsible for the topic of business process services (BPS: use of external services - such as business consulting and BPO - to design, build and run functional process areas) across Gartner Research.. Global HR and Payroll Outsourcing – Technology’s Role as an Enabler for Successful Global HR Outsourcing.. HR Outsourcing Delivers on its Promise.. Tiffani Bova |.. Tiffani Bova is a vice president with Gartner Research, where she works in the IT Marketing and Channel Strategies group covering the topics of indirect channel programs and go-to-market and sales strategies worldwide.. Bova's area of specialization includes the development of comprehensive indirect channel programs (recruitment, enablement, tools), go-to-market sales coverage models, the impact of alternative models on the traditional channel, and trends in IT distribution.. In addition, Ms.. Bova conducts significant public speaking and publishing in leading industry periodicals on these topics.. She spends a significant amount of time with IT vendors (large and small) that are looking to launch or enhance an existing program, improve the leverage of their distribution partners, and expand their reach in the global market.. Her job would not be complete without significant interaction with the channel partners to ensure she understands what they need and expect from their vendor partners to be successful in today's market.. Simplifying the IT Value Chain.. Andy Butler |.. Andrew Butler is a vice president and distinguished analyst in Gartner Research.. Initially recruited to address the Unix and midrange server market, his coverage area now encompasses market and technology trends for most server technologies (other than mainframes), including operating system evolution, architectures, platforms and vendor strategies.. He is the lead analyst for Cisco Systems, authors the Magic Quadrant on blade and modular servers, and is closely involved in Gartner's growing research coverage on compute fabrics and integrated systems.. Maximizing Your Infrastructure through Virtualization.. It's time to build a converged infrastructure – learn more about the “why” and the “how”.. Matt Cain |.. Matt Cain is a vice president at Gartner, where he is the lead e-mail analyst.. His coverage includes all collaboration modalities as well as collaboration theory.. Cain has been focused on the e-mail market for more than 20 years, watching it shift from mainframes to LANs to client/server platforms.. He is now focused on helping organizations determine when moving e-mail to the cloud is appropriate.. Messaging Collaboration in the Cloud: Finally Enterprise-Ready.. Will Cappelli |.. Will Cappelli is a Research VP in the Enterprise Management area, focusing on automation, event correlation and fault analysis, management system architectures and Real Time Infrastructure issues.. Cappelli most recently served as Director of Research for EMEA at Meta Group and had previously held a variety of analyst and management positions at a number of major research firms including Forrester/Giga Information Group, Ovum, New Science Associates and Real Decisions Corporation.. Overcoming APM Challenges with Predictive Analytics for IT.. Assuring End-to-End Application Performance.. Application Performance Monitoring - What is it? What can it do for IT and the business?.. Competing in a mobile world: The new Application Performance Monitoring playing field.. David J.. Cappuccio |.. Cappuccio is a managing vice president and chief of research for the Infrastructure teams with Gartner, responsible for research in data center design, construction and cost models, data center futures, servers, power/cooling, green IT, virtualization and data center consolidation strategies.. Cappuccio's experience extends more than 41 years in the technology arena, including financial services, IT operations, market research and management consulting.. Starting in 1992, he spent 10 years at Gartner in various research and executive roles, including group vice president and general manager of Gartner's worldwide Research organization.. David Cearley |.. Vice president and Gartner Fellow.. David Cearley is a leading authority on information technology.. As a member of Gartner Research, Mr.. Cearley analyzes emerging business and technology trends and explores how these trends shape the way individuals and companies derive value from technology.. His current research is focused on cloud computing and how Internet and Web technologies, standards and business models are impacting the IT landscape.. Cearley's expertise spans software architectures and standards, component software models, application design, the Internet, business-IT alignment, and the IT services market.. He has worked with a wide range of end-user and vendor organizations assisting in strategy creation, technology selection, implementation planning and organizational development.. Cloud Computing benefits for mid-size enterprises.. Ted Chamberlain|.. VResearch Director.. Ted Chamberlin is a research director at Gartner, where he is part of the Network/Infrastructure group.. His research focuses on the emerging communications services MPLS, IP-VPN and metro Ethernet, and hosted IP telephony, as well as traditional carrier voice and data services.. Chamberlin also covers application-based services, such as application hosting, managed Web hosting, colocation and cloud computing.. Demystifying Cloud for the Enterprise.. Neil Chandler|.. Neil Chandler is a Gartner research director with the Business Applications and Processes team where he focuses his research on corporate performance management and business intelligence.. Mr.. Chandler has 18 years of experience in strategic product marketing, project management and implementation projects in the field of corporate performance management and information systems.. Hyperion Essbase - The Power of Analytics.. Sheila Childs |.. Sheila Childs is a research director in Gartner's Storage Strategies and Technologies group focusing on information life cycle management, archiving and data protection.. Childs has 27 years of experience in the IT industry, including senior-level positions in software engineering, product management, product strategy development, product marketing, and customer services and support.. She came to Gartner from EMC, where she was director of software product marketing for compliance and archiving products, including the newly launched SourceOne suite of products.. Know Your Data: The Key to Better Storage Management and Information Governance.. Kenneth Chin |.. Kenneth Chin is a research vice president in Gartner Research covering enterprise content management.. He is the lead analyst covering information retention management and archiving technologies.. He also covers a variety of content management topics, including product selection, implementation and best practices.. Chin has more than 18 years of experience in a variety of business and IT roles.. Chin was the worldwide director of strategic planning and business research at Eastman Kodak.. He managed a global organization supporting the strategic planning, market planning, product development and merger and acquisition projects.. He also has extensive experience in managing and implementing enterprise software infrastructure applications.. He has held management positions in information systems, marketing and finance.. Transparent Records Management for SharePoint - Start reducing your business risks TODAY!.. William Clark |.. Bill Clark is a research vice president in Gartner Research.. His research agenda includes mobile software development, context-aware computing, the effect of mobile on business processes and workforces, mobile enterprise application platforms, mobile consumer application platforms, all types of wireless networks, smartphones, ruggedized PDAs, and location technologies.. Clark worked at Ericsson for 10 years, where he served as both an architect and a product development manager for wireless communicators, GSM phones, and the infrastructure of public and private wireless networks.. Context-aware Multimodal Technology drives next-generation Mobile Enablement Strategy.. Terrence Cosgrove |.. Principal Research Analyst.. Terrence Cosgrove is a principal research analyst in Gartner Research, where he is part of the Mobile and Client Computing group.. His coverage involves the management and support of end-user computing.. In his previous role at Gartner, Mr.. Cosgrove supported the Security and Risk Management team, directing and advising on complex inquiries.. Prior to joining Gartner, he was a research associate at Smith Barney, evaluating investment opportunities in IT companies.. Before Smith Barney, he worked at Marketing Management Analytics as a research assistant, analyzing the sales impact of marketing and advertising.. Beyond the Desktop: Next-Generation Desktop Management.. David M.. Coyle|.. David Coyle is a research vice president in the IT Operations Management team of Gartner.. His research focuses on IT services management, including service desk, incident management, problem management, change management, process improvement (including the ITIL framework) and service-level agreement (SLA) management.. Coyle helps clients understand the key metrics, best practices and core processes required for IT to deliver meaningful service and support that align to the goals of the business.. Implement a Successful End User Self Service Platform - Significantly Reduce your Total Cost of Support.. Debra Curtis |.. Debra Curtis is a research vice president in the Gartner IT Operations Management group.. She is responsible for the research core topics of network management, event management, business service management and IT service portfolio management.. She focuses on best practices for IT operations management, improving IT management process maturity and end-to-end IT service management.. Prior to joining Gartner, Ms.. Curtis held product marketing and executive management positions at DeskTalk Systems and AXON Networks, both vendors specializing in network performance management.. Curtis also spent 15 years at Digital Equipment Corporation, holding positions in product marketing, marketing planning, international marketing, software consulting and technical support.. Secure Access and Complete Visibility for Data Center Performance, Security, and Compliance.. Mark Diodati |.. Mark Diodati is a research vice president with Gartner's IT Professionals Research service.. He provides guidance on a diversity of topics, including identity in the cloud, authentication, federation, directory services, provisioning, identity services, Active Directory interoperability, Web access management, single sign-on and physical-logical convergence.. Bridging On-Premise Identities with Web-based and Cloud Applications.. Nikos Drakos |.. I help clients to design social and collaboration initiatives that empower individuals to connect, collaborate and work together more effectively; to develop business social networking roadmaps; and to select social technologies that best fit their needs.. Before Gartner I was a founding member of a pioneering Web development company responsible for high-profile European interactive and transactional online services.. Previously, as a postdoctoral research fellow, I worked on visual programming languages, artificial intelligence and Web technology, where I led the development of one of the first open-source Web publishing systems.. The Social Workplace: Rethinking Communication and Collaboration in the Age of Social Networks.. Ken Dulaney |.. Vice President Distinguished Analyst.. Ken Dulaney is a vice president and distinguished analyst in Gartner Research, where his research areas include smartphones, tablet computers, notebook computers, industrial handhelds, wireless communications, mobile software and device management strategies.. Dulaney is also the lead analyst for Intel.. He has been recognized by Adweek magazine as one of the top 20 technology industry analysts.. Manage mobile data.. Not just devices.. Impact of Consumerization on IT.. Strategies for Managing Consumer Owned Smartphones Tablets.. Bern Elliot |.. Bern Elliot is a vice president and distinguished analyst with Gartner Research.. He has been with Gartner for more than 10 years, and he is currently the lead analyst in Unified Communications.. He was formerly the lead analyst in Contact Centers.. Elliot's research interests are broad, and they include the areas of communications infrastructure, VoIP, SIP, speech recognition, organizational development, and collaboration issues.. Driving Bottom Line Savings and Top Line Growth: Unified Communications is the answer!.. Mark Fabbi |.. Mark Fabbi is a vice president, distinguished analyst and leads Gartner's research in Enterprise Network Infrastructure.. His research focuses on all aspects of enterprise network design, including network technologies, vendors and strategies.. A key focus for Mr.. Fabbi's research is to advise clients on improving application performance using emerging and innovative network technologies.. In addition, Mr.. Fabbi's research covers both physical and logical networking technologies for emerging IP data center optimization.. Fabbi worked for Bell Canada and affiliated companies in a variety of technical and marketing management positions.. He played a leadership role in developing internetworking and managed network service offerings and established key channel relationships with the pioneers of the emerging internetworking market.. Embrace Ethernet Fabrics to Reduce Complexity and Increase Flexibility in Meeting Your Business Requirements.. Passive Optical LAN: Innovation for the Changing Enterprise Network.. Data Center Trends: Bringing it All Together with the Network Monitoring Switch.. Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Convergence Trends in the Data Center and Beyond.. Freedom Through Innovation.. Discover how to ensure business continuity, security and agility with end-to-end unified networking solutions from HP Networking.. Empowering the Cloud through Network Virtualization.. Changing the Rules of Networking.. Joseph Feiman.. | VP Gartner Fellow.. Joseph Feiman, Ph.. , is a research vice president and Gartner Fellow in Gartner Research.. Feiman focuses on applications' security: technologies and methodologies enabling secure software life cycle, data privacy, security of large systems and packaged applications, legacies, SOA, Web 2.. 0, cloud computing security, and security as a service.. Feiman's research earned him a Gartner Thought Leadership Award for two consecutive years - 2003 and 2004.. In 2007 he became Gartner Fellow.. His background includes system and application programming, research and development, and management and consulting.. Feiman was manager of advanced technologies at American  ...   Eric Ouellet |.. Eric Ouellet is a vice president in Gartner, where he is responsible for research activities and content delivery relating to data loss prevention (DLP); enterprise digital rights management (EDRM); PKI/PKO: Certificate Authorities (CA); database, application and storage encryption; encrypted e- mail; and virtualization and risk management.. Email Encryption: Driving Business Value to Your Clients and Partners.. Eric Paulak |.. Eric Paulak is a managing vice president in Gartner Research, where he leads the Infrastructure Protection Team, which includes research on network and mobile security, application security, and security services.. In prior roles as a manager and analyst, he has been responsible for network infrastructure, global communications services, and next-generation and value-added services, including voice and data convergence, IP VPNs, and remote and mobile worker solutions.. Prior to joining Gartner in 1995, Mr.. Paulak worked at the Center for Communications Management Information (CCMI), where he headed its telecommunications publishing and online services division.. He previously wrote a weekly column in Network World Magazine on telecom regulatory issues.. Paulak has also worked as a journalist, consultant and telecom manager.. Security that Matters.. Robert E.. Passmore |.. Bob Passmore, Ph.. , is a vice president in Gartner Research, where he focuses on storage.. His primary research coverage is storage networking, which includes SAN (FC and iSCSI), NAS, fabric, management software, storage arrays and organizational issues.. Passmore has 33 years of experience in IT, 24 of them in development, strategy and marketing of storage products with Compaq, Digital, Shugart and HP.. Storage Strategies for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.. Earl Perkins |.. Earl Perkins is a research vice president in the Security and Privacy team at Gartner.. His focus areas include: 1) identity and access management (i.. e.. , user provisioning, role life cycle management, role-based access and authorization management) and its market, services and processes; 2) enterprise application (e.. g.. , SAP and Oracle) security and identity frameworks; 3) Web services, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and software as a service (SaaS) security and identity issues; and 4) secure development life cycles.. Extending Identity Management Strategies to Secure the Cloud.. John Pescatore |.. John Pescatore is a vice president and research fellow in Gartner Research.. Pescatore has 28 years of experience in computer, network and information security.. Pescatore was senior consultant for Entrust Technologies and Trusted Information Systems, where he started and managed security consulting groups.. His previous experience includes 11 years with GTE, as well as employment with NSA and the U.. Secret Service.. DDoS Mitigation for the Enterprise.. Adapting Security to Today's Data Center.. Proactive Understanding Advanced Persistent Threats.. Proactive Threat Discovery and Risk Mitigation Demands Situational Awareness.. The Dangers of Laptops, Smartphones Social Media to Enterprise Security.. Massimo Pezzini |.. Massimo Pezzini is a vice president and distinguished analyst in Gartner Research.. His research focus is currently on application platforms, ultra high-end transaction processing technology, composite applications, service-oriented and event-driven architecture infrastructure and best practices, and application integration including integration appliances and mobile middleware.. New Trends in Application Infrastructure to Improve Performance and Reduce Costs.. Daryl C.. Plummer |.. Managing VP Gartner Fellow.. Daryl Plummer is a managing vice president, chief of Research and chief Gartner Fellow.. He manages the Gartner Fellows Program, which is designed to allow senior analysts the opportunity to explore new research ideas and to elevate the Gartner culture and brand with clients.. He is chief of Research for emerging trends, business process management (BPM), and enterprise architecture.. In this capacity, Mr.. Plummer is a primary analyst in cloud computing, service-oriented architecture, BPM, and emerging trends.. With Gartner for 14 years, Mr.. Plummer has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry.. Prior to joining Gartner, he was division director and technology coordinator for the State of Florida's Department of Management Services.. Plummer was also data center director of the Technology Resource Center, at the time one of the largest data centers in Florida.. In this capacity, he managed the introduction of statewide client/server systems and methodologies.. He was instrumental in the creation of the state's TCP/IP network and designed and implemented the Florida Communities Network - Florida's economic Internet presence.. Revealing the benefits of Platform-as-a-Service.. John Radcliffe |.. John Radcliffe is a research vice president at Gartner in the information management team.. His main research focus is master data management (MDM), with a special emphasis on MDM for customer data and creating the "single view of the customer.. " He is chair of Gartner's EMEA MDM Summit and was co-author of Gartner's Seven Building Blocks of MDM.. He analyzes and comments on the MDM market and helps clients achieve successful MDM programs.. Radcliffe joined Gartner in 1994.. Since that time, he has worked in various roles in Gartner's Research organization, in addition to two years spent in Gartner Consulting, where he led the development of a global CRM practice area.. During his time in Gartner Research, he has covered a range of topics, including database management systems, data warehousing, CRM architectures and technologies, CRM strategies, marketing campaign management, customer analytics, customer information management, and now MDM.. He was one of the authors of Gartner's Eight Building Blocks of CRM framework.. Radcliffe has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry.. Prior to joining Gartner, he held a variety of marketing and technical management positions in vendor and user organizations, including seven years at Oracle in the U.. Nigel Rayner |.. VP Research Director.. Nigel Rayner is a vice president in Gartner Research, where he covers financial management applications and how finance systems impact the role of the CFO and the finance function.. With more than 30 years of finance and business application experience, Mr.. Rayner is an acknowledged expert on how to deploy financial management applications as part of an ERP strategy.. His research also focuses on ERP instance consolidation and the implementation of shared services for finance.. Rayner worked in the ERP/financial application vendor community in a variety of roles, including product marketing, product management and business development.. He also has extensive experience in accounting and financial management gained in the oil industry, where he was European controller for a large multinational exploration and production company.. The New Generation of Performance Management - Big Results from Small and Changeable Apps'.. Increase Operating Efficiencies in Accounts Payable with ECM - Enterprise Content Management for AP.. Phillip Redman |.. Phillip Redman brings more than 15 years of experience in the wireless mobile and telecommunications industry, working with both developers and innovators of the latest mobile technologies and those aiming to use mobile and wireless technology strategically in their businesses.. Redman has advised most of the Fortune 500, including senior CIOs and chief executives, and speaks in front of thousands every year at many global events.. He is also a technical advisor for much of the national and trade media, appearing in print publications, radio and television.. Taking an Architectural Approach to BYOD.. James Richardson |.. James Richardson is a research director at Gartner, where he focuses on business intelligence (BI) and performance management.. Richardson joined Gartner in 2007.. Before that, he spent 13 years with BI software vendor Hyperion Solutions in various roles, concluding his time with the company in a global market intelligence role, delivering competitive intelligence to field operations and strategic analysis to senior management.. Prior to that, he worked in software development for a European system integrator on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems for industry.. Demonstrating the ROI of Your BI Investments.. Jeffrey Roster |.. Jeffrey Roster is a research vice president at Gartner as part of the Industry Market Strategies Worldwide unit covering the retail and wholesale industries.. Roster consults on market strategies, competitive assessment of the IT services landscape, technology trends and the direction of IT spending to provide market research for IT vendors.. Roster examines the critical technological and strategic issues and business processes that retailers experience in this dynamic multichannel environment.. His current research spans retail hardware and software, social media, outsourcing, and cloud computing.. Roster conducts primary research, writes foundational reports and develops market positioning.. A Better Retail Experience: Enabling Retail Services Through Technology.. Andy Rowsell-Jones |.. Andy Rowsell-Jones is a vice president and research director in Gartner's CIO Executive Leadership Research Team, with interests in business and technology strategy, management, organization, and profit and cost improvement programs.. His recent work has focused on Mobile, Lean in IT, performance metrics, portfolio management, IT cost reduction, stakeholder management and defining the management agendas for CIOs.. Rowsell-Jones worked for a number of management consultancies, including Accenture and Arthur D.. Little, servicing clients in the financial services sector.. He has worked extensively in Asia, Europe and North America.. Preparing for Today's Mobile Workforce.. Carol Rozwell |.. Carol Rozwell is a vice president and distinguished analyst on Gartner's Social Software and Collaboration team.. Rozwell explores the dynamics of collaboration including social networks, communities and innovation.. Prior to her current assignment, Ms.. Rozwell focused her research on technology and standards for R D productivity in the pharmaceutical industry.. She joined Gartner during the e-business frenzy and helped clients electrify their business processes.. She brings to her role extensive practical experience as an implementer of buy-side and sell-side e-commerce systems that is augmented by positions in marketing, consulting and strategic alliance management.. Shared Success: The Competitive Advantage of Social Software in Business.. Dave Russell |.. Dave Russell is a vice president at Gartner Research.. His research specialty is storage management software with a focus on data recovery, including data deduplication, virtual tape libraries (VTL), continuous data protection (CDP) and storage resource management (SRM).. He also covers information life cycle management (ILM).. Russell covers both distributed and mainframe storage management software.. Russell spent five years as a developer/programmer for mainframe data recovery (DFSMSdss); five years as a development manager for an open systems data recovery product (TSM); three years as the manager of Tivoli Storage's Architecture department for the IBM Tivoli Portfolio (data recovery, SRM, SAN management); and two years as a technical strategist for the IBM TotalStorage Open Software portfolio.. For the last few years, he has traveled the world meeting with customers and business partners, and speaking at storage conferences and to the press.. He was responsible for defining and driving the technical strategy for the data recovery, SRM and SAN management offerings at IBM.. Managing and Reducing Costs of Enterprise Data Protection.. Transforming Backup and Recovery for the Future.. Considerations and Best Practices for Virtualizing Business Critical Apps.. A New Approach to Designing a Modern Storage Infrastructure.. Primary Data Optimization - The Evolution of Dedupe 2.. 0.. Next Generation Backup and Recovery for Virtual Environments.. Roy Schulte |.. Roy Schulte is a vice president and Distinguished Analyst in Gartner Research on the Application Strategy and Governance team.. His specialties include event processing and ESBs.. Schulte was a product manager in financial systems engineering with Digital Equipment.. His previous positions include system programmer, database administrator, application programmer, software product manager and manager of competitive analysis.. Gain Efficiency.. Avoid Risk.. Seize Opportunity.. Profiting from the Convergence of Events, Rules and Processes.. Donna Scott |.. Donna Scott is a vice president and distinguished analyst in Gartner Research.. She is responsible for research in the areas of real-time infrastructure, business availability, business continuity/disaster recovery and IT operations management.. She focuses on best practices for IT operations management and architecture, end-to-end IT service management, 24/7 availability and private cloud computing research.. Recommendations for Managing a Fabric-based Infrastructure.. A Private or Public Matter? Determining the Right Cloud Approach.. Vi Shaffer |.. Vi Shaffer is research vice president and global industry services director for healthcare providers at Gartner.. As an analyst, she covers the office of the CIO and CMIO, including IT governance, strategic planning, and changing strategies and structures.. She also evaluates healthcare megasuite vendors and covers major innovations and changes in healthcare business/clinical applications and business/clinical analytics, including corporate performance management/cost accounting, revenue management, ERP, and awareness platforms.. The IT Remedy for Healthcare Revenue.. Eric Siegel |.. Research Director, Gartner.. Eric Siegel produces detailed research and analysis of WAN performance optimization techniques and products, quality of service (QoS) technical issues, network and application performance measurement, and incident and problem management tools and techniques.. He was the founder of the performance consulting group at Keynote Systems, the Web performance measurement company, was the technical lead for all 70 datacomm specialists worldwide at Tandem Computers (now part of HP), is the author of two books on network performance and QoS, and first worked on the Internet (ARPANET) in 1976.. Siegel joined Gartner following the acquisition of Burton Group.. Prior to that, he created the Web performance consulting group at Keynote Systems and was interviewed hundreds of times in the media about Internet performance.. Siegel was the chief networking technologist for Tandem's technical marketing organization, supporting more than 70 specialists worldwide.. He also wrote "Designing Quality of Service Solutions for the Enterprise" (John Wiley Sons) and "Practical Service Level Management: Delivering High-Quality Web-Based Services" (with John McConnell; Cisco Press).. Optimizing the Intelligent Network for Optimal Application Experience.. Ron Silliman |.. Ron Silliman is a principal analyst in Gartner Research, where he focuses on infrastructure services in North America with an emphasis on hardware support services and the role of partnerships in service delivery.. Silliman is the lead analyst for Unisys.. Silliman worked in a variety of services marketing and market intelligence positions for ComputerLand, Vanstar, TSS and IBM.. Previous to his IT experience, he held a series of executive positions in the nonprofit sector.. He has taught at San Francisco State University and the University of California at San Diego, as well as teaching workshops at Brown University, New College of California and the Naropa Institute.. Silliman has published more than 30 books and received numerous awards for his writing.. Alternative Computer Hardware Support Solutions.. Jim Sinur |.. Jim Sinur is a vice president in Gartner Research after a short stint with a BPM vendor.. Prior to that, Mr.. Sinur was with Gartner 15 years and helped establish the BPI/BPM areas at Gartner and is considered a thought leader.. His research and areas of personal experience focus on business process improvement (BPI), business modeling, business process management technology (BPMT), processes for knowledge workers, process optimization business rules management (BRMS), and leveraging business applications in processes and goal-driven unstructured processes.. Sinur was critical in creating the first Hype Cycle at Gartner, which has become a hallmark of Gartner analysis, along with the Magic Quadrant.. He has been active in the rules, data and computing communities, helping shape direction based on practical experience.. Joe Skorupa |.. Joe Skorupa is a research vice president in Gartner Research, where he is part of the Communications Research unit.. His research focuses on maximizing application performance via advanced networking technologies including Layer 4-7 switching, server offload, WAN optimization and Wide Area File Services (WAFS), ECDN and XML processing.. Skorupa also advises vendors on product, market and partnership strategies.. Through extensive collaboration, Mr.. Skorupa's research extends to intersections between networking and adjacent research areas including storage, servers and data center optimization, covering topics including Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCOE), I/O virtualization, and emerging branch office and data center architectures.. Skorupa has more than 25 years of experience in enterprise, service provider and storage networking.. He has held a variety of engineering, marketing and analyst roles at companies such as FORE Systems, Bytex, Motorola and RHK.. Navigating the sea of change in WAN Optimization.. Scalable Data Center Network Fabrics.. The Data Center Network: The Future Is Now.. Thomas Skybakmoen |.. Sr Research Analyst.. Thomas Skybakmoen works in Gartner's Application Strategy and Governance group as a senior research analyst.. His main focus is Managed File Transfer (MFT).. Skybakmoen has eight years of experience in the IT industry.. Prior to joining Research, he worked in Gartner's Client Support organization for four years, where close collaboration with analysts to further develop knowledge in IT, to participate and to co-author on research has been an integral part.. He has been an active member on several e-mail distribution lists and taken an active part in areas of research within Gartner.. Achieving Best Practices In Managed File Transfer.. Making File Transfer a Strategic IT Asset.. Ed Thompson.. |.. VP Distinguished Analyst.. Edmund (Ed) Thompson is a vice president and distinguished analyst in Gartner Research.. His research focuses on CRM, and he is the research leader for the CRM Strategy and Implementation and Customer Experience Management topics.. He researches CRM strategy, implementation, CRM service providers, customer experience and SAP CRM, and more generally covers CRM in Europe.. Prior to joining Gartner, he was a consultant at INTECO, where he worked in strategy consultancy and market research.. Thompson worked at Software Sciences/Data Sciences, an independent software vendor and system integrator based in the United Kingdom.. Putting the Voice of Your Customers to Work for You.. John Van Decker |.. As part of the administrative applications, compliance and business intelligence teams, he look after the research areas for everything that is CFO-related.. He is the North American lead for these areas and focus on how to bring a technology solution into an enterprise, including the software, services and change management that will be required to achieve business value.. John has spent many years on the fence between the IT and Finance organizations, alternating back and forth several times over a 23 year career.. He was a user, developer and implementer of financial management and operational applications and also worked for a software firm as VP of Strategy and spent over 5 years as an industry analyst in my focus areas.. John held positions that bought, sold and researched financial management technologies.. This brings a unique perspective to his role at Gartner as Industry Analyst.. Leveraging electronic data workflow to optimize financial processes.. Dale Vecchio |.. Dale Vecchio is a research vice president in Gartner Research, where he works in the application development area of the Research Advisory Service.. Vecchio specializes in strategies and technologies for the modernization of legacy systems.. Application modernization approaches include service-oriented architecture (SOA), code transformation, rehosting and database migration.. He helps organizations implement application modernization decisions, including platform migrations (particularly mainframes), application reimplementation and transition to packaged solutions.. Tools and processes to improve maintenance and support of legacy systems are also part of his coverage area.. Vecchio covered year 2000 tools and strategies and consulted with many of the largest companies around the world on year 2000 conversion programs, contingency planning, risk assessment and software testing.. He spent five years helping organizations understand their application portfolios and integrate existing systems with new application development.. Prior to joining Gartner, he served as vice president of product marketing for Viasoft, where he was responsible for managing the company's technology and services to help companies assess, plan and manage the year 2000 century turnover problem, as well as the European currency conversion initiative.. His 30 years of experience in the computer industry also include positions at Systems Center and Cincom Systems.. Vecchio has spoken at many Gartner Events and industry conferences around the world, including spring and fall Symposiums, application development and integration conferences, Guide International, IDC Government, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, Software Productivity Group, Comdisco, and the National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses.. Mainframe Modernization: Moving to Alternative Platforms.. Leif-Olof Wallin |.. Leif-Olof Wallin is a research vice president in Gartner Research, where he advises enterprise clients on all aspects of networking infrastructure and services.. He is the global key initiative lead for Mobile Enterprise Strategy within Gartner and also the agenda manager of the associated research agenda.. His research has a special focus on enterprise mobility, where he pays special attention to mobile application infrastructure, mobile security, remote access, mobile device management and enterprise sourcing of mobile applications.. Mobile Support's Biggest Challenge: Android - Supporting Mobile Users.. Ken Weilerstein |.. Ken Weilerstein is a research vice president specializing in document-related technologies.. He closely tracks the printer, MFP and electronic output industries.. Weilerstein advises Gartner's thousands of end-user clients on these subjects, helping them make decisions and prepare their strategic plans.. He also takes the lead role in setting the agenda for print and related subject for Gartner's end-user clients.. Weilerstein speaks at Gartner conferences and at other industry conferences, such as XPLOR.. Weilerstein has 20 years of experience as a computer industry analyst for printers and optical storage.. Prior to joining Gartner, he was a computer industry analyst for McGraw-Hill.. His previous experience was in technical documentation and sales.. Managed Document Services.. George Weiss |.. Weiss has been analyzing server and operating system trends for Gartner since 1985.. He leads Gartner's research and analysis in Unix, Linux, open-source trends and the future of servers.. Weiss has 30 years of overall experience in a variety of marketing and analyst positions in the computer industry.. Weiss held marketing positions at Elbit, General Instrument, AT T Bell Labs and ITT.. He was also a consultant in the IT industry.. Data Center Fabric Solutions.. Critical Success Factors to Address Ever-Increasing IT Service Level Expectations while facing IT Cost Reduction Pressures.. Roberta Witty |.. Research VP, Gartner.. Roberta Witty is a research VP in Gartner Research, where she is part of the Compliance, Risk and Leadership group.. Her primary area of focus is business continuity management and disaster recovery.. Witty is the role specialty lead for the Gartner for IT Leaders (GITL) business continuity manager role.. She is also a GITL Premier coach for Security and Risk.. Forward Thinking With An Emergency Notification System.. Greg Young |.. Greg Young is a research vice president in Gartner.. His primary coverage area is network security.. Young has more than 20 years of experience in IT security in product companies, and in both the private and public sectors.. He spent his military career in technology security and was head of IT security for the Federal Department of Communications.. He received the confederation medal from the Governor General of Canada for his work with smart card security, headed a large security consulting practice, was chief security architect for a security product company, and headed several large security consulting practices.. Today’s Blended Threats DELL’s approach to a MULTI-LAYERED SECURITY SOLUTION.. Next Generation Firewalls - Bringing Order to Application Chaos Across and Beyond the Enterprise.. Stanley Zaffos|.. Stanley Zaffos is a vice president and research director in Gartner Research.. His major areas of responsibility include storage systems, emerging storage architectures and technologies such as scale-out architectures and SSDs, cloud storage, replication software, storage consolidation and storage system pricing.. Zaffos also helps clients develop storage strategies and identify the organizational implications of deploying new storage technologies into their environment.. Zaffos held numerous marketing positions during his 12 years with the Amdahl Corporation, most recently as the storage strategy manager with responsibility for developing an integrated product strategy for the S/390, Unix and Windows storage markets.. Previous assignments while at Amdahl included building and managing the competitive analysis organization, launching multiple processor and storage series, and defining future processor market requirements.. Before serving at Amdahl, Mr.. Zaffos held a variety of marketing and technical sales support positions with ITEL/NAS, the forerunner of HDS, and worked as an engineer and scientific programmer in the aerospace industry.. ▶.. Drowning in Data and Starving for Information.. Seizing the Big Data Opportunity with Scale-out NAS.. Dispelling the Hype Around Private Storage Cloud Environments.. Tim Zimmerman|.. Tim Zimmerman is a principal analyst in Gartner Research.. His research includes networking issues focusing on wired and wireless local-area networking (WLAN) technologies and vendors as well as RFID and ruggedized mobile devices.. Previous Experience.. Zimmerman was responsible for alliance management for Intermec Technologies.. Zimmerman's previous experience in the wired and wireless networking industry has included technical, marketing and management roles with Intermec, SyVox, Hand Held Products, Meru Networks and Norand, totaling more than 20 years.. Designing for High Performance Wi-Fi.. Mobility and Social Enterprise: Why "BYOD" Can be Achieved Without Compromise.. Ingenious Mobile Solutions - Modular Devices Minimize Total Cost of Ownership..

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    Descriptive info: Topic: Application Development Integration.. Mainframes have been a key part of many organizations’ infrastructure for decades.. But in the past decade and especially the last five years, distributed platforms have established a greater presence in the datacenter traditionally dominated by mainframe systems.. Gartner Vice President of Application Strategy and Governance Dale Vecchio looks at why this is occurring now and how the traditional concerns around availability, scalability and risk have been addressed.. We’ll also focus on how the elements of a mainframe alternative platform consisting of HP, Microsoft and Micro Focus can deliver on that ROI, and we’ll reveal how this modernization process enables organizations like yours to address Gartner’s Nexus of Disruptive Technologies, including Mobile, Social, Cloud and Big Data.. Sponsor: HP, Micro Focus and Microsoft.. Type: Video (32 minutes).. There’s an enormous amount of discussion about the potential benefits of cloud computing for the enterprise, but what is really possible and how do you attain it? In this program, Gartner distinguished analyst, Yefim Natis, explores the potential obstacles in moving existing Java applications to a cloud environment and the limitations of current approaches.. Also, Waratek CTO, John Matthew Holt, explains how the revolutionary Waratek Cloud VM for Java addresses this challenge by imbuing existing Java applications with full cloud capability at runtime with no code change required.. Companies with enterprise Java applications are now able to benefit from the most advanced features of cloud computing, such as genuine multi- tenancy, instant scalability, granular elasticity, and precise metering and prioritization of computing.. You’ll also hear from Smartology Managing Director, Mark Bembridge, and Technology Consultant, Nigel Daniels, formerly of IBM Labs, on how Waratek can benefit the enterprise.. Sponsor: Waratek.. Type: Video (28 minutes).. Application performance is no longer an expectation; it's a business requirement.. Emerging technologies and trends, like bring-your-own-device, SaaS, and the cloud and virtualization, make the wide area network more complex.. This creates more pressure for high availability and an optimal user experience and WAN optimization solutions have become an essential component of a company's IT architecture.. In this program, Gartner Analyst, Eric Siegel, breaks down the challenges that companies face today and how WAN optimization can address those issues.. You'll also learn how American Water works with Cisco to manage American Water's growing business needs and rising employee expectations.. Sponsor: Cisco.. Type: Video (14 minutes).. Every day, we hear of a new payment technology or project, updated security standards, or governmental regulations.. Banks and payment processors try hard to stay competitive on the dynamic payment market.. Many are forced to migrate from their legacy IP platform or keep implementing multiple new functionalities.. Do you realize what all the risks of a large scale payment project are? What's the best approach to handle a long-term implementation? In this webcast, trusted advisors from Gartner and OpenWay Group look  ...   monitor your SAN traffic to be able to see that all is well or is potentially about to negatively affect your users? In this webcast, Gartner storage management expert Valdis Filks and Virtual Instruments’ Vice President of Solutions Consulting, John Gentry, discuss how real-time I/O monitoring solutions are required to guarantee application performance and availability SLAs.. Sponsor: Virtual Instruments.. Type: Audio (23 minutes).. It used to be so much simpler to control access to your systems and applications.. But now you have to factor in partners, contractors, customers, and more.. All of whom are requesting access from a growing number of places and devices.. So why is the traditional identity management architecture less able to meet these changing demands? What danger does this pose for your enterprise? What steps can you take to mitigate this danger? And why are more organizations looking to identity and context virtualization as the answer? Find out in this new program.. Sponsor: Radiant Logic, Inc.. Type: Audio (52 minutes).. Learning and development are becoming more dynamic, more diverse, and above all, more collaborative.. After all, our research shows that up to 80% of employees' most valuable learning occurs informally, through team interactions and just-in-time access to subject matter expertise.. So if you want to truly improve competency and make learning more efficient and pervasive across your business, now is the time to get started.. Join experts from featured analyst firm, Gartner, Inc.. , and leaders from Mzinga, Inc.. , as they examine the five major trends that are impacting workforce and talent development, the role that social software is playing in these efforts, and how you can use these solutions to gain your own competitive advantage and make productivity across your business soar.. Sponsor: Mzinga, Inc.. Type: Audio (46 minutes).. In this webcast, Will Cappelli, Research VP from featured analyst firm, Gartner, Inc.. , and opinion leaders from Quest Software discuss the importance of Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and will provide valuable insight into strategies that will not only help you manage both your virtual and physical infrastructure, but also address the challenges that are plaguing your most critical IT projects.. Join your colleagues for an informative and timely discussion.. Sponsor: Quest Software.. Type: Video (44 minutes).. For most organizations, enterprise messaging is a business-critical.. application that is central to employee communication, collaboration and.. productivity.. Not surprisingly, many organizations today are looking to.. Microsoft Exchange 2010 for their enterprise messaging and unified.. communications needs.. To get the most value of their Exchange 2010 enterprise messaging system, organizations need a highly reliable and cost-effective data storage infrastructure.. In this webcast, thought leaders from Featured Analyst Firm Gartner Inc.. , NetApp and Janalent examine key considerations in planning and implementing an efficient and highly available storage infrastructure for Microsoft Exchange 2010 environments.. Sponsor: NetApp.. Type: Video (35 minutes)..

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    Descriptive info: Topic: Enterprise Architecture.. We live and work in a fast paced, technology-enhanced world and, it’s clear, we love our devices! As this explosion of devices increases - ranging from smart phones, tablets and laptops - many people are keen to use their own computing devices at work.. Currently, only 22% of companies allow employees to do so but, as Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD - multiplies, organizations need to ensure they are well equipped.. But what is the business value in employees bringing their own device into the workplace? What are the security and compliance risks behind BYOD? And what are the challenges businesses are facing when implementing a BYOD strategy? We’ll answer those questions and more with leading experts from Gartner and Cisco.. You will also find out how to ensure that your BYOD architecture will meet the current and future business requirements.. Type: Video (22 minutes).. There's a lot of industry buzz around in-memory database technology right now.. The technology gives enterprises new opportunities for innovation and differentiation.. But it also raises challenges.. Why is in-memory database technology getting so much attention now? What benefits does it truly offer? What challenges does it present? And what impact will it have on cloud computing efforts? In this program, leading experts from Gartner and SAP help you determine if in-memory database technology is the right choice for your organization.. You'll also learn why SAP's HANA solution is setting new standards in the market.. Sponsor: SAP.. Type: Video (23 minutes).. Much has changed in enterprise data networking in the last ten years.. Bandwidth requirements have gone up by orders of magnitude.. The numbers and types of devices connected have also increased dramatically.. And traffic patterns have shifted to be more centralized – and now cloud-based.. All of this is happening in an economic environment where there's less to spend.. And yet costly, workgroup switch-based LAN architectures are still being built the same way.. The time is now for IT organizations to think about these new requirements, and seek innovative, cost-effective solutions at the enterprise edge.. Passive Optical LAN delivers the simplicity, security, scalability and total cost of ownership savings that enterprises need to remain competitive in this new era.. Sponsor: Motorola.. Type: Audio (16  ...   Inc.. , Deutsche Telekom, Internet Broadcasting, and CoreMedia as they share their insights and expertise to help you maximize your online channels and educate you before investing in a CMS solution.. Sponsor: CoreMedia.. For years, ERP suites have been considered the do-it-all backbone for financial processes, but they’ve left a large gap to fill with invoice processing.. What are the challenges that enterprises face with invoice processing? How can an automated solution solve those challenges? And what role do document capture and transactional document management software vendors play in delivering those benefits? In this program, leading experts from featured analyst firm, Gartner Inc.. and Hyland Software examine the growing importance of accounts payable invoice automation solutions and how to target the right solution for your enterprise.. Sponsor: Hyland Software.. Type: Video (8 minutes).. Operational Excellence with ECM - Enterprise Content Management for Insurance.. Customers are demanding new options for customer service, and new regulations have driven up compliance pressures.. So how do insurers meet these new demands and create a competitive advantage? For more and more organizations, the answer is enterprise content management, or ECM.. In this program, leading experts from featured analyst firm, Gartner Inc.. and Hyland Software look at the benefits that ECM offers insurers.. How can ECM reduce costs? How can it enable better customer service? And how does an insurer determine the right ECM solution for its needs?.. A smarter approach to server-network edge virtualization with VEPA.. (Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregator).. Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregator (VEPA) off-loads all switching activities from today's hypervisor-based virtual switches to actual physical switches.. What’s all the fuss? Many enterprise organizations are running approximately 10 VMs across one virtual switch on each physical server.. However, in the future it is likely that the VM to server ratio will increase and as it does, server-based networking will have to become more sophisticated particularly as it relates to security and networking.. Join the experts from featured analyst firm, Gartner, Inc.. , and opinion leaders from HP as they look at how to deal with the challenges of communications in a virtual environment.. Additionally, you’ll learn how HP’s approach with VEPA supports seamless integration and eliminates "forklift" upgrades that other approaches require.. Sponsor: HP.. Type: Video (29 minutes)..

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    Descriptive info: Topic: Business Process Management.. Making Better Decisions At The Edge - How Technology Is Driving Decentralized Decision Making.. We are all aware of the constant opportunities and challenges that technology provides in today's enterprise - increased workforce mobility, a never-ending demand for network connectivity, security and privacy headaches, and an avalanche of data.. But do we really know how the constant pace of change and innovation impacts the way we work? Now, more than ever, the ease of communication, collaboration, and the distribution of knowledge push our decision-making opportunities further from the company headquarters and out into the field.. In this program, leading industry experts from Gartner, Accenture, and Verizon uncover the role technology now plays in how and where key business decisions are being made.. Sponsor: Verizon.. Type: Video (24 minutes).. Implement a Successful End User Self Service Platform - Significantly Reduce your Total Cost of Support.. Implementing an effective end user self-service strategy can change your users’preference for receiving help, and significantly lower overall support costs.. Today’s end users expect the ability to quickly resolve issues through self-service.. However,simply providing end users an online portal with a knowledge base and then expecting aggressive adoption is a flawed perception and correlation.. This webinar examines why end user self-service is critical; what’s necessary to realize success; and provides a significant case study in end user self-service implemented and supported collaboratively.. Sponsor: ii2P.. Type: Video (39 minutes).. Information is crucial to the success of any organization.. However, too much data can be overwhelming and lead to poor decision-making.. Further, as organizations face an ever-growing wave of digital data, they need to analyze that information and make timely decisions to achieve their business goals.. For more and more organizations, the key is information governance.. But what is information governance, and how can an organization get started on this path, and what changes lie ahead? In this program, leading experts from featured analyst firm, Gartner Inc.. and IBM examine the assignment of roles and responsibilities and accountabilities around data and how you can use information governance to your advantage.. Sponsor: IBM.. What approach should your organization take with desktop management? Is virtualization the best path for you? And what should look for in a virtualized desktop solution? We’ll get those answers and more from leading experts from featured analyst firm, Gartner Inc.. and Virtual Computer.. Sponsor: Virtual Computer.. Mastering the customer experience is a complex equation involving many moving parts.. Done successfully, however, it can open new doors and lucrative benefits for customers and businesses alike.. During the multimedia session “Putting the Voice of Your Customers to Work for You”, Featured Analyst Firm, Gartner Inc.. analysts Ed Thompson and Jim Davies, along with Verint Systems, will:.. • Explore the top challenges facing customer service operations today.. • Highlight the best practices and impact of bringing the “voice of the customer” inside your four walls.. • Examine the fundamentals and technologies for getting started on building your “voice of the customer” initiative and workforce optimization strategy.. • Profile the power of multichannel sales and service delivery—and “real-time, at the right time” analytics.. • Share how global organizations in healthcare, telecommunications and insurance—for example—have taken a customer-centric approach to their operations—embracing an “actionable intelligence” strategy powered by workforce optimization and voice of the customer analytics.. Sponsor: Verint.. Type: Video (40 minutes).. Every organization wants to be known as best in class.. Far too many wrongly claim the distinction.. When it comes to distribution, the label best-in-class can be claim by those who can document three achievements:.. 1 - All orders are filled off-the-shelf with all line items completed by the customer's request date.. 2 - All orders are filled with the greatest possible contribution to profit.. 3 - Targeted customer service levels are  ...   technologies are rendered ineffective.. Zero-day malware, inappropriate content, data loss, and compliance, all pose unique challenges in these environments.. To address these challenges, many successful organizations are turning to Secure Web Gateways.. What advantages does a secure Web gateway offer, and is it the right solution for your organization? Find out in this new program.. Sponsor: Websense, Inc.. New server virtualization technologies and cloud computing deployment models are reshaping the way data center networks are being designed and built.. But how can your organization provide reliable, scalable and secure connectivity to propel server virtualization and cloud computing across your data center and branch office infrastructure? What network convergence strategies and technologies should you adopt to reduce cost and complexity while ensuring operational continuity? Join two leading industry experts as they address those questions, and more, in this new program.. Sponsor: HP Networking.. HR functions are continuously impacted by change: changes in staff, changing regulations, changing technologies, and changing expectations.. Increasingly, companies are asking how HR outsourcing provides value while managing through change.. How can HR outsourcing reduce costs or mitigate risks? And how can you ensure immediate and long-term success, and gain a competitive advantage, through HR outsourcing? Watch this new program and let two leading experts in the industry: Robert Brown, Research Vice President at featured analyst firm, Gartner, Inc.. , and Greg Secord, President of ADP Canada, provide you with answers to those questions and more.. Sponsor: ADP.. Many organizations are bringing their e-discovery in-house to have better control, and to build a more efficient, repeatable, and defensible business process that ultimately reduces cost and risk.. But is in-house e-discovery right for your organization? And if so, where should you focus your efforts? Join leading e-discovery experts from featured analyst firm, Gartner, Inc.. , and opinion leaders from Guidance Software Inc.. , as they break down the advantages of in-house e-discovery and introduce solutions that will allow you to effectively manage your legal, regulatory, and investigative matters.. Sponsor: Guidance Software Inc.. Many successful, multinational corporations are consolidating and streamlining their HR and payroll processes across regions, business units and technology platforms.. Is global HR and payroll outsourcing right for your organization? Join leading experts from featured analyst firm, Gartner, Inc.. , and opinion leaders from ADP, in a new Webcast which examines the ways in which your organization can achieve your global HR outsourcing goals, and the attributes and capabilities you should look for when evaluating providers.. Sponsor: Automatic Data Processing, Inc.. Ensuring Your Success: The Rising Importance of End-to-End Service.. Assurance.. Business success increasingly comes down to one word – service.. Customers,.. partners and users alike judge organizations on the quality of service they.. receive.. IT needs to provide the organization with a more holistic look at.. the service process.. That’s why more and more organizations are turning to.. end-to-end service assurance solutions.. In this program, leading experts.. from Featured Analyst Firm, Gartner Inc.. ,CA Technologies and Barclays Bank look at what end-to-end service assurance entails, what implementing such a solution will mean for your organization, and how you determine the right solution for your organization.. Sponsor: CA.. Type: Audio (62 minutes).. The faster your organization can response to market demands, the more empowered your marketing and sales teams will be.. To make that happen, companies like yours need a next-generation product configurator to support the configure price quote, or CPQ process.. But what is a product configurator? What must a next-generation approach entail? And how do you determine the right solution for your company’s needs? In this program, leading experts from featured analyst firm, Gartner, Inc.. , and Cameleon Software, break down the challenges that a product configurator aims to solve and, more importantly, offer prescriptions on how your organization can benefit.. Sponsor: Cameleon Software..

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  • Title: IT Briefing Center
    Descriptive info: Topic: Servers and Storage.. Type: Video (36 minutes).. Type: Video (18 minutes).. But there are many questions to address as enterprises search for optimal data center co-location space, including:.. • What are the most popular efficiency techniques being used by co-location service providers?.. • What are the major challenges of implementing these technologies in a single versus multi-tenant environment?.. • And, how does a co-location service provider’s approach compare to a traditional in-house enterprise data center build-out and operation?.. In this program, we’ll answer those questions and more with two of the industry’s leading experts: Gartner research Vice President Dave Cappuccio and Cyrus One Chief Operating Officer Michael Duckett.. Type: Video (15 minutes).. Virtualization continues to be one of the most effective ways to consolidate, reduce cost, and make data centers more efficient.. Gartner research outlines how to get the most from your virtualization efforts in their paper titled "Best Practice: Virtualize Your IT Systems Incrementally to Reduce Costs".. HP BladeSystem fits the needs of today’s demanding virtualized workloads to maximize the benefits recommended in Gartner’s research.. Adapting Security to Today’s Data Center.. Is traditional security enough in today’s datacenter? Datacenter security feels the increasing weight of virtualization and cloud computing, plus the high rate of zero day and other hard to patch vulnerabilities.. Is traditional security enough to protect your organization? In this program, leading experts from Gartner, TrendMicro and the National Bank of Abu Dhabi reveal the solutions and best practices that can effectively keep your datacenter secure.. Sponsor: Trend Micro.. In this program, we connect with data masking experts and hear firsthand how Bridgepoint Education in San Diego successfully implemented data masking to protect sensitive student information.. Gartner Fellow and Research Vice President, Dr.. Joseph Feiman and Kevin Duggan, CEO of Camouflage Software discuss how organizations can realize the security benefits of data masking and provide practical advice for successful implementation.. Sponsor: Camouflage Software.. Type: Video (27 minutes).. Type: Video (17 minutes.. ).. With digital data growing at a rate of 44x and predicted to reach an astounding 35 zetabytes by 2020, the era of Big Data is here.. Although the unprecedented influx of new information presents an opportunity to fundamentally change and improve business, government and even society, it also poses significant challenges for enterprise IT.. Increasingly, companies are turning to scale-out storage architectures to solve these problems.. In this webinar Gartner Research Vice President Stan Zaffos, and Paul Rutherford, CTO of EMC Isilon, examine the primary drivers behind Big Data growth and the technologies best suited to help maximize  ...   forces the data center operations team to manually manage complex job scheduling workloads—increasing the risk for errors and expensive downtime.. Listen to the experts as they examine the reasons behind the longevity of job schedulers, the role of adapters in the modern data center, how system events factor into enterprise scheduling, and what the future holds for job scheduling.. They also offer advice on where you can turn to meet your enterprise job scheduling needs.. Has the sheer growth of data overwhelmed your legacy backup and recovery solution? Have consolidation and virtualization created a new set of backup challenges? Learn more about today’s data protection challenges and new technologies.. To address them from our panel of industry experts: Research Vice President Dave Russell; Bob Scott, Information Technology Manager at Community Health Center of Snohomish County; Mike Kuehn, Vice President of Worldwide Channels at Syncsort; and Mark Welke, Director of Data Protection Solutions Marketing at NetApp.. Sponsor: NetApp.. Type: Video (25 minutes).. We all must contend with ever-growing data from ever-expanding sources.. Social, location-aware, mobile and device data now have to be merged with customer, product and third-party data.. But as the data grows, it runs into a basic law of physics – that as objects gain more mass, they slow down.. So how can enterprises get all of their data to be available quicker and perform faster?.. More and more enterprises are turning to new analytic software to get ahead of this curve.. In this program featured analyst firm Gartner Inc.. analyst Mark Beyer will address the changing data landscape, the business opportunities and the issues facing IT.. Also, SAND Chief Operating Officer Mike Pilcher will look at analytic platform column based databases and the solutions for accelerating Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, SAP and SAS data warehouses.. Sponsor: SAND Technology.. The growth of server virtualization and data center consolidation has changed the game for data center networks.. More than ever, data center networks need to connect large pools of IT resources that can quickly and easily be accessed in what is often referred to as a cloud IT model.. And, as data center networks evolve to provide these seamless connections between IT resource pools, they are increasingly being called data center “fabrics” by networking vendors.. Join leading experts from featured analyst firm, Gartner, Inc.. , and opinion leaders from Cisco Systems, Inc.. , as they look at the opportunities created by these emerging fabrics, new innovations and multi-path Ethernet, as well as the realities of building scalable data center network fabrics.. Sponsor: Cisco Systems, Inc..

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  • Title: IT Briefing Center
    Descriptive info: Topic: Customer Relationship Management.. Facebook has 400 million active users, MySpace has 160 million, and Twitter has 105 million.. How many users, customers, and prospects do you have in your database? It would be expensive to create a social network the magnitude of Facebook, MySpace and Twitter and why would you want to when for very little effort and zero dollars spent,  ...   Watch a new on demand webcast “Benefits and challenges of social networking for competitive advantage” and let Gene Alvarez, Research VP at featured analyst firm, Gartner, Inc.. , and Maria Azua, VP of Cloud Enablement for IBM, show you how to utilize community-driven, social software to build awareness for your brand, drive sales, and create discussion groups that improve customer service.. Sponsor: IBM..

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    Descriptive info: Topic: Networking and Communications.. Type: Audio and Presentation Slides (60 minutes).. They play an increasingly important role in improving: Customer interaction, Quality of services delivered, Compliance monitoring, and, live key management indicators.. Innovative organizations are moving beyond basic support of tablets and smart phones.. They're creating custom mobile apps to automate tasks like inventory management, sales and service routes, field inspections and more.. These business-to-employee apps can boost productivity, reduce operational costs and enhance customer satisfaction.. But building B-to-E apps is very different from creating consumer or customer-facing apps.. How do they differ? And more importantly, what do you need to know about managing the B-to-E app lifecycle to gain the benefits? In this program, Gartner Research Vice President Van Baker and Ryan Rosenberg, vice president of marketing and services for FileMaker, a subsidiary of Apple, help you determine the best platform for your custom B-to-E apps.. Sponsor: Filemaker.. Type: Video (19 minutes).. Thin-client endpoint devices and Citrix HDX virtual desktop technology can be a very powerful combination.. But the reality is, the current generation of HDX-capable thin-client devices remains too expensive, too complex to deploy and maintain, and typically fails to deliver 100 percent of the rich experience that customers expect.. In this program, virtual desktop experts from Gartner and NComputing look at the typical challenges you'll face in enterprise virtual desktop deployments and the key issues impacting thin-client adoption.. You will also find out about the next-generation Citrix HDX System-on-Chip initiative and how NComputing developed its new N-series line of thin clients to fulfill the initiative's promise of high-definition virtual apps and desktops at an unprecedented low cost.. Sponsor: Ncomputing.. Employees are spending less time together as companies are no longer defined by a physical location.. Executives recognize the increasing role video communications play in the way they do business.. So why do businesses still wrestle with the complexity of delivering video to employees in various locations, and on multiple devices? In this program, two of the leading experts in the industry - Gartner Research Vice President Whit Andrews, and Ray Hood, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Qumu, share their insights and expertise in the area of enterprise video communications.. Is a quality video experience still only a vision, or is it now a necessity for your organization? What is the next generation video communications platform? And, how do you determine the right solution to get the most value from your video communications?.. Sponsor: Qumu.. Type: Video (12 minutes).. Organizations now expect IT to change at the pace of the business - driving innovation, opening up new opportunities, and adopting new business models.. There's a fundamental shift to focus not just on cost reduction but also revenue generation.. How do you cope with this shift? How do you harness people, process and technology? In this program we answer those questions and more with two of the industry's leading experts – Gartner Research Director Leigh McMullen, and VMware EMEA Chief Cloud Technologist Joe Baguley.. Sponsor: VMWare.. Are you confident that your mass notification system can get the right information to the right person, not too much, not too little but just right? Spend a few minutes with industry leaders Roberta Witty (Gartner Research VP) and xMatters CEO, Troy McAlpin discussing the value of a communication system  ...   of business critical applications on your network.. How are IT managers coping with the rise in video traffic, unified communications, and other complex applications on the WAN? In this program, Gartner Research Vice President, Joe Skorupa, and Kevin Suitor, Vice President of Marketing at Exinda discuss the growing need to see the traffic on the network and to apply precise controls and optimization rules that tie in with an organization’s business objectives.. Sponsor: Exinda.. Our networks are under great strain today - more data, video, audio, new applications, mobility, virtualization and so much more.. And the burden is especially heavy in the public sector, be it government or education.. and HP address your most pressing questions and concerns, including: What challenges are weighing most on the public sector? What steps must public sector organizations take to address these challenges? What solutions can help you take these steps? And where can you turn to find these solutions?.. Sponsor: HP.. Type: Video (46 minutes).. Empowering the Cloud through Network Virtualization Join Mark Fabbi from featured analyst firm Gartner, Inc.. and Jean Turgeon, vice president and global general manager, Avaya Data Solutions as they discusses CIOs’ biggest networking challenges—increasing operational efficiencies and adaptability with fewer resources and less time.. Also learn how the Avaya Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture can help your IT organization say “yes” to new service requests with cloud computing and virtualization.. Sponsor: Avaya.. The pressures on the data center and our networks keep intensifying.. Of course, you knew that.. Every company is dealing with more data, more security threats, more options, demands to be more green … and on and on.. The big question is how do you meet those demands and ease that pressure? In this program, Joe Skorupa, Research Vice President at featured analyst firm, Gartner, Inc.. , and Vikram Mehta, CEO of BLADE Network Technologies, look at what’s driving the new demands on the data center, the tools and solutions that can address those challenges and, most importantly, how you can determine the right solution for your organization’s data center needs.. Sponsor: Blade Network.. Every day hundreds of organizations switch to SaaS for their email security.. What do these organizations know that others don’t? Why has SaaS become the fastest growing platform for email security? How can you decide if SaaS is right for your organization? Find out in this new program now.. In this program, leading experts from featured analyst firm, Gartner, Inc.. , and opinion leaders from Websense, Inc.. , answer these questions, and more, to help you understand why organizations are switching to SaaS, what risks you need to be aware of, and what the best practices are for selecting a SaaS email security solution.. Independent research shows that the average cost of a data breach is $6 million dollars.. But apart from the immediate cost, there’s the liability and loss of reputation.. Watch this new program and learn how to be proactive about security and compliance breaches.. In this program, industry experts from featured analyst firm, Gartner, Inc.. and opinion leaders from Dell, look at the security challenges many companies face today - data breaches through the network, data leaks by employees, malware attacks, lost laptops - and offer best practices and solutions your company can implement to overcome those challenges.. Sponsor: Dell..

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    Descriptive info: Viewer Feedback Says it All.. Here's a sampling of what viewers of Gartner media programs have to say.. These programs provide a source of technical information on broad tech trends and on specialization or breakthrough products.. Access to this information is essential in my work.. Gary Lipp.. | Enterprise Database Manager, ND.. Information Technology Department.. As a Network Admin in a small NSP company, the IT Briefing Center Webcasts are very helpful in keeping up with new technologies and methodologies, and give me some interesting ideas and directions about how our IT services can expand.. Theo Lavis.. | IT Developer, ERC Broadband.. These programs help me be more aware of different technologies, methods and ideas.. When you are implementing different processes and or technologies I find you can borrow ideas from other areas and deliver a better product/experience.. Janet Bond.. | IT Management, BCLDB.. Gartner Custom Multimedia Programs.. Gartner Custom Multimedia Programs provide the thought leadership content that your customers and prospects value in compelling multimedia formats.. These high-impact audio, video and multimedia programs incorporate interviews with Gartner analysts, your marketing and sales messages, and testimonials from your valued clients.. Enhance your marketing campaigns with strategic content that your customers can see, hear and experience.. A Clear Marketing Advantage.. Gartner Custom Multimedia Programs help position your company as a thought leader through the use of customized Gartner analysis packaged with your content  ...   newsletter promotions, and search engine marketing designed to drive viewers to your program within the IT Briefing Center.. Each campaign is uniquely designed to tap the appropriate sectors and demographics of the network.. Learn more about these services, as well as the audience you'll be reaching.. Accela Communications Audience Development Services.. Webcast Best Practices Increase Your ROI.. Gartner Media Products leverage the power of Gartner research to add credibility and impact to your marketing campaigns.. Why not maximize the investment you've made in your Gartner Multimedia program by putting your program at the center of your marketing activities? Any activity related to your own marketing efforts is tracked separately from purchased audience development packages.. To that end, here are some of the best practices we recommend based on years of experience and hundreds of thousands of registrations.. Webcast Best Practices to Increase Your ROI.. Additional IT Vendor Marketing Services from Gartner.. Learn more about how Gartner can help you through the full life cycle of your marketing initiatives, including:.. How do you make informed decisions on your marketing campaigns?.. How do you determine the right messages you want to convey?.. ow do you make sure those messages have the greatest impact?.. How do you determine what geographic region, industry, or company size you want to target?.. How do you determine the best search words to use?.. Go now:.. Gartner for Business Leaders..

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