Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fwd: From TechWeb: Whitepapers and One Hour Webcasts on cloud

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Date: Jul 12, 2011 8:40 AM
Subject: From TechWeb: Whitepapers and One Hour Webcasts
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July 12, 2011

TechWeb Live - Attend a live event, take a survey, and visit some of our one hour Complimentary WebCasts and get your questions answered! Click on the title of the event to Register.

6 Advantages of a Cloud-Based Help Desk for Small to Midsize Businesses

Small and midsize companies shouldn't have to use less efficient, limited-functionality service desk solutions. Today's cloud-based help desks pack the same punch as on-premise enterprise solutions, without a large up-front investment or long installation time. Read more to find out how to get started with a cloud-based help desk today.

Cutting Costs and Streamlining IT with Virtualization -- Join us for this don't-miss Webcast for Federal Agencies!

Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Time: 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET
Duration: 60 minutes

Federal government IT departments are under increasing pressure to reduce costs and achieve operational efficiency as outlined in the OMB 25 point plan. One of the most widely adopted and effective approaches is the use of server virtualization, but many virtualization implementations falll short of the technology's true potential. While some federal departments see hardware savings, others realize much more – a 33% savings in IT operations costs or 200% faster service delivery.

Attend our complimentary webinar and learn how you can maximize the full potential of virtualization by optimizing infrastructure, software, and processes.

Solving the Right Problems: The New Approach to Efficient Data Centers, Part II

Date: Thursday, July 14, 2011
Time: 12 PM PST/ 3 PM EST
Duration: 60 minutes

Traditional data centers are built around waste. The old one-server-per-app model created silos of underused resources that were expensive to maintain. In a cost-conscious and fast-paced business climate, data centers have to do more and cost less.

That seemingly paradoxical goal is entirely achievable, as long as the data center is re-envisioned as a simpler, better, faster resource for the business. Join us for an in-depth, 60-minute look at how Dell's Advanced Infrastructure Manager (AIM) helps enterprises drive down costs for and speed up key IT challenges.

You'll learn how to:

Cut down on waste. An intelligent infrastructure makes it easier to identify wasted resources and redirect or retire them.

Reduce the risk and time involved in test-dev cycles. Test patches, updates and migrating to new applications is a process fraught with risk, but the ability to easily pull a workload back and restore the previous version speeds the process and removes the worry

Establish and test disaster recovery plans that actually work. Few companies test their DR plans, because testing traditionally required that systems be offline; AIM enables testing through a simulation, so it can be occur even during working hours. Register today to secure your place is this discussion of key data center challenges.

Architecting your storage infrastructure to help enable the private cloud

Date: Thursday, July 14, 2011
Time: 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET
Duration: 60 minutes

CIOs have spoken. Cloud computing is one of the top initiatives for 2011. The promise of cloud computing is to deliver new capabilities at less cost. You are probably being asked questions like "What is our private cloud strategy?" by your management and users. What is your response?

Dell has been working with our customers and partners to deliver infrastructure to enable the private cloud. A central element of that infrastructure is a virtualized shared storage infrastructure that abstracts storage objects from the underlying storage hardware.

Please join us for an informational webinar during which we'll explore questions such as:

What is private cloud computing?

What are the specific technologies needed to support the private cloud?

How can I evolve my current infrastructure toward a private cloud model?

How does virtualized shared storage enable private cloud computing?

Smarter Computing: Server Innovation for Midsize Businesses

Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Time: 11 AM PST/2 PM EST
Duration: 60 minutes

Despite the tough economic climate, midsize businesses are fueling innovation and growth. With a strategic mindset focused on customer service and revenue growth, these companies are leveraging new hardware and infrastructure technologies to help them drive up productivity and become more competitive. Join IBM and InformationWeek for a one-hour webcast discussion on the priorities and challenges of midsize businesses and how new server technologies can improve performance and reduce administration expenses.

You will learn:

  • How to improve efficiency and quickly gain a return on investment
  • How to ease deployment and management of your server infrastructure
  • Why there's a cost-benefit for refreshing your servers now
  • How to improve virtualization efficiency
  • How key vendors stack up in terms of delivery, reliability, support, and overall customer satisfaction.

Eight Critical Steps ISVs Should Take to Secure their SaaS Applications in the Cloud

Date: Wednesday July 20, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET
Duration: 60 minutes

Cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions have gained acceptance among organizations of all sizes. While SaaS providers carefully weigh the considerable cost and management benefits of moving to cloud computing, the critical topic of complying with IT security requirements becomes a significant issue.

In a cloud-based environment, the traditional rules of security design and development are dramatically altered – and new planning and development methodologies, and validation tests must be applied.

Register today and learn:

  • How to determine the best type of cloud for your software security needs
  • How to select a suitable cloud hosting and service provider
  • How to determine what to host in the cloud and how to segment data for physical, virtual and cloud accessibility
  • Best practices for implementing a layered security model to meet compliance requirements

Cloud Computing in the Midmarket: Assessing the Options

Cloud solution options include public, private and hybrid models each of which offers its own benefits, cost model and risks. Read this analyst brief from IDC to learn about each of these models and discover how your organization can take advantage of them.

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