Mobile and Wireless
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.
Type: Video (18 minutes)
There was a time when we had a social life and a business life, and rarely did the two cross. Now, business needs social to succeed. It’s not a question of if you’re using social tools and channels, but how that determines your place in the market. In fact, what you really need to become is a social workplace. But what is a social workplace? How do you become one? And what challenges can you expect? We’ll put those questions and more to two of the top experts on turning business into a social workplace: Gartner analyst Nikos Drakos and Mika Sissonen, marketing manager for social software at SAP. We’ll also find out how SAP is helping enterprises blaze a new trail in social networking.
Type: Audio and Presentaion Slides (60 minutes)
Wireless Apps must now be an integral part of any corporate strategy. They play an increasingly important role in improving: Customer interaction, Quality of services delivered, Compliance monitoring, and, live key management indicators. How you integrate wireless apps into your strategy will have a significant impact on how your company and your staff are perceived in the market. In this program, we’ll find out what your strategy should entail and what best practices you need to make it a reality. Gartner analyst Ian Finley will help you determine which apps will most impact your company and offer you the best return on investment. And, Mary Brittain-White, Managing Director of Retriever Communications, will look at the key project and design attributes your organization needs to succeed.
Type: Video (26 minutes)
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.
Type: Audio (49 minutes)
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.
Type: Audio (30 minutes)
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)
Mobility in the New Normal means being able to keep up with employees, customers, suppliers in newer ways than ever before imagined. The transition is driven by trends such as BYOD and mobile convergence into everyday tasks. Like Social tools, this consumer-driven wave of demand for mobile transformation is flowing across every aspect of the desktop and digital business plans. This segment covers what is driving this demand, and the new requirements and key focus areas IT will want and need to plan for. By working closely with business partners to scope areas of priority and fast ROI, you can then assess back end readiness for new device and application access, security, voice and data convergence. In many cases, legacy modernization plans can leapfrog to mobility with the help of unified communications and fixed mobile convergence technologies.
Type: Video (29 minutes)
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.
HP, Micro Focus and Microsoft
Type: Video (32 minutes)
Business is increasingly mobile. The concept of “work” is quickly shifting from a place we go … to a thing we do. But managing employee mobility is not just about managing devices. It’s more and more about managing the data on those devices and the data that travels to and from them. Plus, enterprises must wrestle with employees’ private apps and data while responsibly managing mobility. In this video, mobility experts from Gartner and Good Technology examine the mobility challenges and trends facing IT today. What management levels are required within the enterprise? And what mobility management best practices and best-in-class solutions will help give your enterprise a competitive advantage?
Type: Video (16 minutes)
the era of the cloud where IT services and even raw computing power are
available on demand, organizations must evolve to an IT ecosystem that
facilitates innovation, drives productivity, and supports
As more and more services move into the cloud, what is collaboration as
a service, what benefits does it offer over traditional on-premise
collaboration solutions, and how can users assess the return on
We'll explore those questions and more with leading expert from Gartner and Kcom. You'll also hear why Cisco has partnered with Kcom for their hosted collaboration services needs.
Type: Video (35 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.
Type: Video (15 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.
Type: Video (14 minutes)
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?
Type: Video (12 minutes)
Mobility is the number one issue facing IT organizations today. The onslaught of new devices such as smartphones and tablets has created a fundamental paradigm shift in the types of wireless deployment requirements that are being placed on the enterprise. Networks are getting crushed with an onslaught of additional traffic, more devices, and more access to cloud-based resources, and this has created unpredictability and complexity that is facing IT managers today. In this program, Gardner Research VP, Tim Zimmerman, and Bruce Miller, VP of Product Marketing for Xirrus, will look at how organizations can proactively confront the increasing networking demands of mobile devices by designing & implementing high perfomance Wi-Fi.
Type: Video (17 minutes)
Messaging and collaboration applications, such as email, look like a great fit for the cloud. But based on adoption statistics, enterprises don't seem so sure. Have cloud vendors addressed enterprises' concerns to help them transition to the cloud and leverage its benefits? What choices and tradeoffs might influence a larger enterprise to consider specialized cloud solutions over the mass providers? What cloud messaging and collaboration market trends do enterprises need to know about? In this program, we answer those questions and more with two of the industry's leading experts, Gartner Research Vice President, Matthew Cain and Ceryx CEO, Gus Harsfai.
Type: Video (22 minutes)
With the rapid evolution of business applications and systems, IT professionals face tremendous pressure to improve the performance and security of their data networks. And monitoring plays a vital role in keeping those networks safe, efficient and compliant. So what trends are especially impacting the datacenter? Why is Ethernet more important than ever and how do you make your datacenter more flexible, more scalable and more secure? In this program, leading experts from Gartner and Anue Systems answer those questions, and more importantly, solve your network monitoring challenges.
Type: Video (17 minutes)
There's no doubt that the future of computing is in the mobile space, and most indicators suggest that Google's Android Mobile OS will be on a great number of devices. But with this wave of transitioning to smart devices, technical support calls are skyrocketing. What issues must companies consider to find the right support solution? Do organizations need remote support to effectively decrease call times and increase customer satisfaction? Can the success of remote support in the PC help desk market be duplicated in the mobile market, and what technologies can make this happen? We'll answer those questions and more with two of the leading experts, Gartner Research Vice President Leif-Olof Wallin and RSUPPORT Vice President Matthew Choy. They will reveal how you can best handle the increase in mobile technical support calls and deliver the highest level of customer satisfaction.
Type: Video (18 minutes)
The usage of personal devices within the enterprise is no longer relegated to one or two individuals. Their usage is pervasive and the ability for employees to use personal devices at work presents new management, security and compliance concerns for IT administrators. Can you safeguard corporate assets when more employees are connecting their personal devices to the network for email, calendars, contacts and access to other enterprise applications and data? The key is to balance employee choice and company policy when incorporating employee-liable devices into the organization. In this program, leading experts from featured analyst firm, Gartner Inc. and Zenprise practical advice on how to make the influx of consumer owned devices less chaotic to your enterprise.
Type: Video (65 minutes)
In today’s unrelenting pursuit to reduce costs, increase revenues, organizations of all sizes are investing in ruggedized handhelds to help their mobile employees make smarter, faster decisions driving greater operational efficiencies and improving business performance. With the growing choice of mobile devices, increasingly companies are struggling with their ruggedized mobile handheld decisions, as they strive to balance today’s needs to meet tomorrow’s changing demands, and how to address the key challenges and considerations for their ruggedized handheld devices.
Type: Video (18 minutes)
If you are considering Application Performance Monitoring (APM), the facts are imperative to understand the challenges facing IT organizations. APM not only improves your customer's web experience-- it is a critical part of your overall business success. In this program experts will analyze the new APM playing field and the need for web and mobile site performance. Two of the leading experts in this area will share their insight and ways you can leverage APM to gain a business advantage.
Type: Video (36 minutes)
The popularity of smart phones and tablet computing is rapidly blurring the line between personal and business Internet use. And social media and other Web two-point-oh applications are changing the way we interact with the Web and how it interacts with us. Which all adds up to more interaction with an unwanted party - hackers. In this program, leading experts from Gartner and Barracuda Networks show you how to mitigate the risk and keep your networks and data safe. They’ll break down: How social networks can improve or impede your business and the security threats that accompany those applications; the considerations for moving to a cloud-based security model; and how to find the right solution for your organization’s security needs.
Type: Video (34 minutes)
While delivering that first iPhone/blackberry application is a great accomplishment, it's also a stopgap solution. Effective capitalization of the mobile opportunity requires a carefully crafted mobile application strategy that takes advantage of delivery-context, user-experience, application portability, security and ease of maintenance.
Type: Video (25 minutes)
Your Mobile Data - Comprehensive Enterprise Encryption
Encryption technology has become an essential element of an information-centric security solution. Increased costs, frequency of data breaches, and more stringent government compliance mandates, are driving the adoption of encryption. Check out this Webcast and hear industry experts from featured analyst firm, Gartner, Inc., and opinion leaders from Symantec Corporation, discuss the encryption needs for today’s mobile workforce and the coming trends in mobile data protection. Plus, you’ll hear Stan Gatewood, Chief Information Security Officer at University System of Georgia, give his perspective on the need for Full Disk Encryption. You’ll hear how his team rolled out encryption and met their compliance initiatives.
Sponsor: Symantec Corporation
Type: Video (28 minutes)