Gartner Webinars Gartner Webinar Feed en-us Network Programmability - Think Automation, Act With Provisioning The road to network agility starts with simple steps such as automating VLAN, and IP address assignment, and culminates with a network that adjusts itself to meet an application's performance, availability and security requirements dynamically. This webinar describes a stepwise approach to network programmability that includes changes to the organizational culture, network task automation and linkage to the orchestration systems. Tue, 26 May 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3030719 Gartner Webinars Leveraging the Internet of Things in Vertical Industries The Internet of Things (IoT) will include 25 billion installed units by 2020 and will impact all major vertical industries. IoT will create new business models, facilitate digital business and radically alter the way we understand the delivery of "IT" services today. This webinar explores how should you prepare for this opportunity, and how this will impact you, your customers and the overall market. Tue, 26 May 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3021321 Gartner Webinars Why Centers of Excellence Make a Big Difference Centers of excellence (CoEs) accelerate the uptake of new technologies and optimize core capabilities with higher efficiency and lower costs. Technical professionals who staff these CoEs must embrace non-technical skills and cross-discipline collaboration in addition to their core technical expertise to operate at peak efficiency and deliver optimal value to the enterprise. Wed, 27 May 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3023817 Gartner Webinars Execution Strategies for a Digital Workplace The key to creating a digital workplace is to match the approach with business needs, funding and executive sponsorship. This webinar presents a continuum of execution strategies, starting with a project orientation, which can evolve into a portfolio approach, and examines the "pervasive" end state. Attention to organizational change is a prerequisite for any digital workplace strategy. Wed, 27 May 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3012717 Gartner Webinars Cool Vendors 2015: Business and Things - The Next Innovation Frontier Many businesses want to know how to take advantage of the digital revolution. Cool Vendors in 2015 are delivering digital innovation for the way people work and how businesses structure themselves, and creating new value through an Internet of Things. The result is that a new generation of capabilities must now be mastered. To find success in digital business, the right vendors will pave how the way. This webinar examines how to shape the path to digital success. Thu, 28 May 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3023818 Gartner Webinars Digital Business Impacts Leadership and Culture When your business model is upended, so are all pre-existing notions of leadership and culture. Embracing digital business leadership and culture transformation attracts the right and relevant talent, demanding new forms of multidisciplinary and cross-functional organizational structures. Thu, 28 May 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3011921 Gartner Webinars Best Practices for Managing Public Cloud Services Many organizations find it more difficult to manage public cloud services than they originally expected and often they lack the skills and expertise necessary to do it property. Management becomes increasingly complex if using multiple cloud providers. Vendors are approaching cloud management in different ways, making it difficult to compare and select solutions. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3040721 Gartner Webinars How the Internet of Things Will Change Cybersecurity Forever We are now in the age of digital business, where the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing provide expanded options for organizations to deliver value. But digital business depends on a digital infrastructure, and a digital infrastructure must be secure to avoid risk. IoT must not only save money and provide more options-- it must do so securely and safely to be truly effective. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3052521 Gartner Webinars The Cyberthreat Landscape Targeted attacks, "Monday morning malware" and DDoS attacks are just some of today's enterprise challenges. BYOD and mobility trends add to the risk, as we seek to protect personal devices that are rarely on the corporate network. This webinar analyzes the evolving threat landscape and new security solutions to help you defend your enterprise and manage risks. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3040918 Gartner Webinars Significantly Reducing I&O Costs: The Next Round Are you still under pressure to reduce I&O costs but feel you have exhausted the opportunities? Our analysis indicates that it is highly likely that you can reduce your I&O expenses by another 25% or more during the next three to five years. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3040428 Gartner Webinars Mobile Apps Are Different: Best Practices in Mobile Development Mobile apps are much more focused and targeted than desktop apps, and they have to accomplish tasks quickly. The proliferation of mobile devices will only accelerate, especially with the addition of wearable technology. All of these factors make mobile apps very different than traditional desktop apps, and development and operations teams need to be prepared to change the way they approach app dev to address mobile. Learn best practices that you should employ to ensure successful mobile app development. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3045221 Gartner Webinars The Unified Communications Market: Transformation to the Cloud The unified communications as a service (UCaaS) market is experiencing rapid adoption. UCaaS offerings now possess rich mobility, conferencing and API capabilities that are as good as those available with traditional premises-based equipment. The market is highly competitive, and the estimated 250 UCaaS vendors across the globe are beginning to consolidate. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3052523 Gartner Webinars Decommissioning: The Emerging Role of the Application Undertaker Businesses and IT organizations have spent the past 40 years relentlessly acquiring applications, honing their project management skills to focus on delivery of ever greater value to the business. The net effect of that effort is that application portfolios are bloated with aging applications, many of which need to be replaced in the next few years. Unfortunately, too often the "replacement" project successfully implements the new application but fails to eliminate the old application from the portfolio. CIOs and application leaders need to rethink the process of decommissioning applications, and they will need to instantiate a new role to lead the decommissioning activity - the application undertaker. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3040919 Gartner Webinars Effective Communication for PPM Leaders Many organizations are struggling with change, leaving programs and projects disconnected from the people. This webinar presents effective techniques that will arm you with the ability to engage and motivate your employees. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3052617 Gartner Webinars The Top 10 Cloud Myths Cloud computing is uniquely susceptible to the perils of myths due to the nature, confusion and hype surrounding it. Even with a mostly agreed on formal definition, multiple perspectives and agendas, the subject continues to mystify. The incessant hype results in confusion that permeates IT (and beyond) today. Whether they revolve around security concerns or cost savings, cloud myths primarily serve to impede innovation and distract us from real progress towards digital business. We highlight some of the most dangerous and misleading cloud myths and how to move beyond them. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3035218 Gartner Webinars Shrinking Big Data Big data has been a burning issue for more than four years. As IT professionals begin to master the techniques for harnessing this disruption, it is becoming more apparent that business is budgeting for information infusion and information management - one more way that "every budget is an IT budget." Thu, 11 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3040922 Gartner Webinars Key Considerations for Assessing Office 365 in the Midmarket Microsoft Office 365 continues to grow, and many midsize organizations wish to capitalize on this new solution set. Many question whether they should implement Office 365 at all. Those that are interested are struggling with whether they should implement the entire solution or just portions of it. The webinar answers these questions and delivers best practices for implementation. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3021322 Gartner Webinars The Five Styles of Advanced Threat Defense The threat of advanced targeted attacks, also known as advanced persistent threats (APT), has spawned a wave of innovation in the security market. In this webinar, we provide security managers with a framework to select and deploy the most effective ATD defense technologies. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3040430 Gartner Webinars What Top Technology Trends Mean for IT Service Providers Digital business is redefining the future as the physical and virtual worlds blur in pursuit of business redesign and competitive strategies, industries, markets and organizations. Major business and technology advancements - such as the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing and smart machines - have emerged, and now disrupt existing business models and create the opportunity for entirely new ones. Planning and building capabilities around top technology trends positions IT services providers for success. Strategic planners and practice leaders must understand the horizons of opportunity for key technology trends and short-term imperatives to gain market share and maintain client relevancy. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3052717 Gartner Webinars Collaborating In the Digital Workplace Employees more readily become high-impact performers when their work experiences are contextualized to meet their needs, and when smart work environments enable them to work in transformative ways. The future of collaboration encourages dynamic and free-flowing teams, communities and networks. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3012420 Gartner Webinars Best Practices for Real Time Analytics and Decision Management Digital business is driving CIO and senior IT leader awareness of decision management, an emerging discipline comparable to data management and business process management. Decision management improves business effectiveness by embedding real-time analytics and business rules into the flow of transactional applications and processes. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3044017 Gartner Webinars Leveraging Roadmaps as Tools for Communicating Change Leading enterprise architects use a variety of roadmaps to guide and communicate change. But what type of should you use, and when? And what is the best way to create them? We share a roadmap topology that will help you classify and organize different roadmap types based on audience and purpose, with lessons from both art and social science. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3043918 Gartner Webinars Top Security Trends for 2015 - 2016 During 2014 we've seen profound changes in cybersecurity, altering planning, delivery, operations and management in an attempt to keep up with new and increasing threats to the enterprise. Traditional approaches to IT security have limited impact and require changes as well. This webinar will review the lessons learned and inform listeners to use the past to create the future. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3040924 Gartner Webinars How Midmarket CIOs Can Use a One-Page IT Strategy Strategic planning is at the heart of organizations of all sizes. However, it's an imperative for midsize organizations that have to ensure effective use of scarce resources. Leading resource-constrained IT teams requires clarity of purpose and outcomes. An IT strategy defines very clearly what has to get done, with what priority, and how success will be measured. There is an art and a science to developing an IT strategy. This webinar explores the art of strategic planning and helps midsize organizations articulate IT's contribution. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3021323 Gartner Webinars In-Depth Assessment of Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite Many organizations that evaluate Office 365 are also interested in managing devices that connect to the cloud service. Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite is an entrant in the enterprise mobility management (EMM) market designed to pair with Office 365. We present detailed research of the suite and how we evaluated it against our EMM evaluation criteria. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3043920 Gartner Webinars Surviving the "DigiFlip": Bimodal Vendors in Digital Business Vendor and end-user organizations are being forced to confront a shift into the new reality of digital business. As the do so, they realize that expectations and assumptions about both technology delivery and use are changing. An industry-wide reset, bi-modal economics, a vendor power shift, and critical new technology filters are driving the transformation at the intersection of people, business, and things. Every aspect of IT-related business is affected. Vendors and their customers will need to understand the DigiFlip to survive the journey to a digital future. This webinar examines the meaning of the DigiFlip and how it can be used to develop strategies and tactics appropriate to the physics of the new digital reality. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3052718 Gartner Webinars BYOD: The Challenges and Hardships of Implementing Globally Organizations attempting to implement bring your own device (BYOD) policies are often unaware of the challenges of a global implementation. A common practice is for organizations to apply a single policy across all regions, resulting in a failure of the BYOD program and exposing the company to serious financial and legal issues. Implementing BYOD globally causes unique regional challenges that include cultural, legal and financial issues and are often radically different by region. For some regions and industry types, these challenges are so great that BYOD becomes an impossible option to implement, forcing a choose your own device (CYOD) strategy instead. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3040432 Gartner Webinars How Marketers Use Data to Win The best marketers have a smart approach to harvesting, analyzing and activating data. Data is an opportunity, not a dilemma, and it can jump-start your digital marketing program. Big data is the new reality, where data volume, velocity and variety require a new approach to using information. Through primary research, case studies and the Gartner strategic framework, we provide an overview of data-driven marketing best practices. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3040925 Gartner Webinars Lessons From Leaders: The 2015 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 The Supply Chain Top 25 is an annual ranking published by the Gartner supply chain research group that calls out manufacturers, retailers and distributors that display superior supply chain capabilities, performance and leadership. This webinar provides insights into the supply chain strategies that differentiate the leaders and define "what good looks like" in terms of supply chain capabilities. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3040926 Gartner Webinars Use Predictive Analytics to Help You Capitalize on Business Moments The disruption that digital business brings will drive unforeseen events such as new competitors, products and services that will threaten business performance results. Predictive analytics are critical to providing warnings of decreased performance. They enable the right action or decision to be made to avoid an undesirable outcome, yet few organizations use them. This webinar provides examples of predictive analytics that you can use to avoid disruption and capitalize on digital moments. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3050118 Gartner Webinars The Future of IT Sales: The Customer Now Leads the Sales Process As both prospective and existing customers take more control of their own buying journey, technology and service providers are facing a different kind of disruption - one that impacts the way they engage with and sell to buyers. Improving sales performance must extend beyond traditional internal metrics and processes. Providers must rethink how they measure and manage their sales force, when and why they introduce new tools and training, and what kind of skills and organization structure will be needed in the future. This webinar discusses the impact of the new buyer, the journey to the linear sales process and how companies should be thinking differently about engaging with customers in new ways. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3052618 Gartner Webinars Abilitare la Mobility in modo sicuro proteggendo le Applicazioni Mobile su Smartphone e Tablet Le applicazioni mobile permettono alle aziende di comunicare, collaborare, monetizzare e sfruttare tutte le potenzialita' dei nuovi dispositivi di tipo mobile. Realizzare, pero', applicazioni sicure rimane ciononostante uno dei problemi principali per le aziende. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3051918 Gartner Webinars Bimodal IT: How to Have It All Without Making a Mess IT organizations must combine a conventional approach to enabling change with an approach that lets enterprises deal with the greater uncertainty, and be more exploratory, responsive and agile. We look at what bimodal is, why it is a crucial capability for IT and the enterprise, and how to make it work. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3058820 Gartner Webinars The Four Futures of IT When Every Budget Is an IT Budget It would be great to think that IT and the CIO will be at the middle of the digital business revolution, but that will only happen if line-of-business executives think IT has the skills and will to take charge. Earlier Gartner research identified four possible futures for IT, depending on how it positions itself. This webinar explores the implications of those four futures in the digital business scenario, how budgets will be allocated and what the CIO needs to do to establish IT's preferred future. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3058918 Gartner Webinars The Art of a One-Page Strategy Strategic planning is at the heart of any enterprise, and alignment with the corporate strategic plan is often a key concern of CIOs. There is a science to developing an IT strategy, and there is an art. This session explores the art of strategic planning, helping attendees articulate IT's contribution. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3058822 Gartner Webinars The Economics and Benefits of BYOD in the Midmarket This webinar looks at the costs and steps involved in provisioning and supporting user-owned devices in a typical midsize organization. Total cost of ownership (TCO), cost-saving opportunities and the impact on user productivity are also investigated. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3021219 Gartner Webinars IT Spending Forecast, 2Q15 Update: Why Is Global IT Spending Shrinking? 2015 has started off with a bang. Daily news stories add subtlety, nuance and anxiety to the effects of the rising U.S. dollar on the world's economy. In countries where the local currency has declined against the dollar, IT providers must cover their U.S. dollar-based costs and protect their margins, which means pressure to raise prices. However, IT purchasers in affected countries are not sympathetic to a cost increase, turning 2015 into a turbulent year filled with price increases, contract renegotiations, purchase deferrals, product substitutions and over spending. This webinar covers the effects caused by the rise of the dollar, as well as the simple mechanical effect that makes global IT spending shrink. We also take a first look at our 2Q15 IT spending forecast update - global IT spending from 2013 through 2019 broken out by devices, data center systems, software, IT services and telecommunication services. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3059019 Gartner Webinars 2015 Planning Guide for Identity and Access Management To meet the needs of digital business across mobility, cloud, information and social realms, technical architects and implementers must embrace the consumer constituency, accommodate the identity of "things," and increase the agility of services that they provide and to which they subscribe. This session discusses current trends and recommendations in identity and access management (IAM) that can inform your IAM planning process. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3059317 Gartner Webinars The Storage Scenario for the Midsize Organizations The storage industry is undergoing massive change with new architectures, vendors, market consolidation and buying centers other than IT. Midsize enterprises typically have smaller budgets and IT staffs than larger businesses, but many of the same business requirements and storage needs. This webinar looks at the Gartner five-year storage scenario and what it means for midsize organizations - where the storage industry is going, best practices for storage investments and what cloud storage means for the midmarket. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3026821 Gartner Webinars Software Asset Management: The Essentials Whether you've got too much software or not enough, uncontrolled software costs are a drain on your IT department, consuming resources that could be better utilized elsewhere. Setting up software asset management (SAM) can help IT departments identify and eliminate waste, cutting cost and reducing risk as a result. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3058823 Gartner Webinars Methods for Monetizing Your Data Data isn't just for decision-making anymore. By 2016, more than 30% of organizations will be directly or indirectly monetizing their information assets. However, there are multiple way to do so, along with some emerging rules-of-the road to follow and risks that can impede potential rewards. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3059018 Gartner Webinars Eight Steps to a Compelling Digital Workplace Business Case A financial business case is vital not only to ensure funding for a digital workplace initiative, but also to rally general business support for it. This webinar shows you how to create a convincing business case with a strong link to business benefits. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3012719 Gartner Webinars Cost Saving Opportunities in the Midmarket Many midmarket IT leaders are declaring victory in the area of IT cost optimization. Gartner research indicates that 70% of enterprises can reduce their total cost of ownership by 25% or more. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3054219 Gartner Webinars Information Security and the Dark Side of the Digital Workplace The digital workplace describes an inevitable transition to cloud, mobile, social and information that is transforming industries, value delivery and careers. But all major transformations come with risk and challenges. Addressing issues such as a loss of control, hidden threats and ethics are critical to your success. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3012819 Gartner Webinars Moving Midmarket IT Groups From Costs Center to Value Centers IT leaders in midmarket enterprises, like their counterparts in larger businesses, often struggle to convey the message that IT is an investment in performance, not a cost. Our recent research tells us that CIOs in every enterprise have powerful (if underused) tools at their disposal for shifting the conversation around IT from cost to value. This webinar describes the steps midmarket IT professionals can take right now to highlight the critical importance of IT to the enterprise's strategic agenda, and so change the conversation from cost to investment and value. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3054128 Gartner Webinars Cost-Effective Security for Small and Midsize Organizations Large enterprises and smaller organizations dealing with security issues have more similarities than differences. Unlimited budget is not an option for anyone: therefore, it is crucial to understand where SMBs should prioritize their efforts. Reviewing the recent challenges, technology trends and best practices of large enterprises can be used by organizations of every size to reboot, improve or fine-tune security practices. Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3054321 Gartner Webinars Governance Best Practices for Midmarket IT Leaders Governance is important for midmarket organizations. Every IT resource and investment dollar must be optimized. This webinar presents midmarket IT leaders with a pragmatic and agile approach to governance designed to drive work prioritization and resource optimization. Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:00:00 EDT 3054129 Gartner Webinars Cost-Effective Routes for SMBs to Deliver Mobile Apps Demand is rising for midsize organizations to deliver mobile apps for both customers and staff. While competitive pressure and employee efficiency are key drivers, there is a bewildering range of options when it comes to providing mobile applications to end users. Full-custom native development is no longer the only possibility, although many smaller companies continue to follow this expensive path. This webinar explores some of the alternatives and their relative advantages. Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:00:00 EST 3054322 Gartner Webinars How Project Managers in the Midmarket Can Move Beyond Spreadsheets The ubiquitous spreadsheet remains prevalent as a valued tool in the project manager's toolbox, yet this widespread use leads to as many problems as it solves. Duplicated information, arguments about whose data is most accurate and the challenges of distributed teams mean that more fit-for-purpose tools are growing in appeal. This webinar provides guidance on some of the options available to midmarket project managers. Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:00:00 EST 3054417 Gartner Webinars