Gartner Webinars Gartner Webinar Feed en-us Mobile World Congress 2015: Gartner Post-Event Commentary This webinar discusses Gartner's take on key events, announcements and findings from the 2015 Mobile World Congress, which took place March 2 - 5 in Barcelona. We separate the hype from the reality on what we saw, heard and discussed at the worlds largest event on all things mobile. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2983419 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, 11 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2984717 Gartner Webinars The JavaScript Republic: An Aerial Tour The exotic zone known as the Modern Web has mostly stabilized. We take an aerial tour of a region littered with lessons learned from the past and strange tools never before seen in the enterprise. Learn why this popular ecosystem exists, and how it can make your teams productive. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2976229 Gartner Webinars How to Survive the Shifting Age of Smart Machines Applications in the coming era of smart machines and the Internet of Things will be radically different from today's cutting-edge mobile apps. The user experience also will be different, dating current user interfaces. This webinar gives you the information and tools you need to survive the coming shift. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2986117 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. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2985822 Gartner Webinars Down to Earth: Bringing Clouds Together as a Broker Many private clouds will become hybrid, and enterprise IT organizations will move beyond hosting and managing IT capability to also managing IT services sourced elsewhere - especially with multiple cloud providers. Infrastructure and operations will take a primary role in changing the IT role from provider to broker. The key to success will be accelerating and adding business value as an intermediary. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2983517 Gartner Webinars Will ODM and Open Compute Initiatives Challenge DC OEMs? Original design manufacturer (ODM) companies are rapidly changing their business models to directly target hyperscale customers, which is creating challenges for OEMs. Gartner projects that ODMs direct x86 server shipments will account for 16% of global x86 server shipments by 2018. Community based development initiatives such as OCP and Project Scorpio are further fueling this disruption. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2983221 Gartner Webinars Workplace Reimagined: Four Scenarios to Help Visualize the Future What will your future workplace look like and what do you need to do today to prepare? We asked contributors from around the globe to share their ideas about how work is changing and what the workplace will look like in 10 to 15 years. Using this crowdsourced input, we created four scenarios that explore two critical uncertainties: operating models and smart machines. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2983219 Gartner Webinars Getting the Most from SharePoint: On-Prem or Online Many enterprises have made investments in SharePoint, and a growing number are looking to do so in SharePoint Online in Office 365. This webinar discusses the strengths and weakness of SharePoint so you can deliver clear benefits to your business. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2975617 Gartner Webinars Assess End-to-End Supply Chain Trade-Offs Through Benchmarking Many organizations pursue isolated benchmark data to understand functional effectiveness. However, to realize the full potential of benchmarking, supply chain executives must approach it as a strategic initiative to improve end-to-end supply chain performance, beyond narrow functional silos. Get a preview of the Gartner supply chain benchmarking annual program to understand best practices, assess your supply chain health, identify areas of improvement and navigate trade-offs in the end-to-end supply chain. Learn how to create a powerful case for change by combining benchmarking and Gartner's industry-leading maturity models, toolkits and in-depth supply chain research. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2983518 Gartner Webinars Future Midmarket Infrastructures: From Complexity to Productivity Midsize enterprises must find ways to become more agile while controlling costs to stay competitive. Leveraging integrated systems as part of data center modernization and consolidation projects offers the opportunity to do both. The technical debt associated with older and more rigid data center infrastructures is inhibiting the CIO's ability to add value, putting the business at a competitive disadvantage. Hear insight into the changes midmarket companies must embrace to reduce cost and maximize ROI. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2976230 Gartner Webinars Enterprise Architecture: How to Create Successful Road Maps Roadmaps can be effective diagnostic deliverables for supporting analysis, relevant actionable deliverables for enacting a decision or useful communications mechanisms for ensuring that execution achieves the right business outcomes. Successful roadmaps require EA to leverage both art and social science to ensure the right message is clear and compelling. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2975618 Gartner Webinars Challenges and Opportunities in Current Russian IT Russia is experiencing significant turbulence. Sanctions imposed by many countries as well as ruble devaluation, are significantly influencing Russian enterprises in terms of their IT development. Many companies are changing their IT and business strategies, and IT vendors have to adopt quickly to new market conditions with unpredictable outcomes. Both end-users and vendors see challenges and opportunities in these changing times. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2987618 Gartner Webinars Bimodal Workforce - Strategies and Practices for Driving Success Almost half of IT organizations have begun the bimodal journey, but most have not exploited all the facets of bimodal. Traditional workforce strategies, processes and programs designed to support siloed, hierarchical organizations are ill-suited to respond to the increasing uncertainty and challenge of the new-age IT. This webinar provides CIOs and IT leaders insight on driving change in structure, roles, skills and talent practices to effectively build bimodal IT capabilities. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2983220 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, 26 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2978421 Gartner Webinars Better Insights and Action From Mobile and Social Investments Once digital marketing "newbies," social and mobile marketing are maturing, yet measurement of each remains challenging, limiting efficiency. This webinar helps you understand what limits access to meaningful social and mobile insights, what metrics matter, and how to measure your way to maturity. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2983418 Gartner Webinars Navigating Role Management Role management is an integral part of a comprehensive identity governance and administration (IGA) program. Yet many enterprises struggle with what a role management program should look like, how to get it started and who should drive the process. This session explains the basics of role management and discusses best practices and lessons learned, as well as how role management supports other IGA efforts. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2985823 Gartner Webinars Flipping to Digital Leadership: Implications of the 2015 CIO Agenda To grasp the digital opportunity, incrementally improving IT performance isn't enough. Enterprises and their CIOs need to "flip" from old to new in terms of information and technology leadership, value leadership and people leadership. This means change for technology and service providers. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2983420 Gartner Webinars Five Ways Cloud Can Help You Transform Your Business Cloud computing provides business process directors and business process improvement practitioners with a bewildering array of options: SaaS, BPaaS, PaaS, hybrid cloud, cloud service brokerage. This session identifies the most critical cloud concepts and best practices for successfully using cloud services to achieve business process improvement outcomes. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2999517 Gartner Webinars The Gartner Scenario for IT Service Providers: The Future of IT Services To capture future growth and position on the winning side of the fast-shifting IT services marketplace, IT and business service providers need to not only understand new delivery paradigms, but also embrace the clear opportunities that digital business is signaling. This webinar highlights Gartner's perspective and recommendations on the fundamental imperatives that every IT service provider must understand and embrace to capture success in application services, business process services, and infrastructure and support services. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2978229 Gartner Webinars Strategic Benefits Realization - How to Maximize IT Portfolio Yields Many organizations cut overall IT spend in order to reduce enterprise costs; but such cuts often damage performance. A better target for cost optimization is IT's initiative portfolio, which ultimately represents the enterprise's investments in change. This webinar describes an approach to maximizing IT portfolio yields called strategic benefits realization (SBR), which focuses on a few key enterprise behaviors that make a big difference in yields and reduced waste. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2979324 Gartner Webinars Customer Experience: Seven Questions a CIO Should Be Able to Answer The customer experience (CX) is one of the few differentiators that is hard to imitate. Increasing numbers of executives see it as a critical competitive battleground. Customers punish poor CX's but reward great ones. This webinar provides answers to the seven most common CX questions that Gartner receives. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2998817 Gartner Webinars Is Cloud-Based Recovery Right for Midsize Enterprises? Since their early beginnings in 2008, cloud-based recovery service offerings are now available from more than 170 different service providers. However, these services are far from being the same in terms of monthly pricing, as well as how service delivery is actually managed. This session presents the finding from the Gartner Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Magic Quadrant and shares lessons learned from reviewing cloud recovery contract reviews from your peers. This webinar is a must-attend for any midmarket IT professional responsible for disaster recovery in their organization. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2998617 Gartner Webinars Project Management in 2020 The digital avalanche continues. Big data, mobile and social all require quick action to take advantage of opportunities, or deliver competitive advantage. Will project managers go the way of buggy-whip makers by 2020 in a radically new IT ecosystem? The webinar discusses the future of project management. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2994720 Gartner Webinars IT Spending Forecast, 1Q15 Update: Falling Oil and Rising Dollars 2015 has started off with a bang. Daily news stories add subtlety, nuance and anxiety to the effects of oil price declines and the rise of the U.S. dollar on the world's economy. The dramatic drop in oil prices has redistributed money from oil-producing countries to oil-importing countries, but unfortunately, not all of it will find its way to IT spending. We cover the three effects the rise of the dollar has on IT spending. We also take a first look at our 1Q15 IT spending forecast update - global IT spending from 2013 through 2019 broken out by devices, data center systems, software, IT services and telecommunication services. We then turn our attention to the near-term opportunities in digital business - new business models and the solutions they require - that will arise in 2015. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2996317 Gartner Webinars We Received a Software Audit Letter: What Do We Do Now? Gartner clients continue to report increasingly frequent software license audits, resulting in undefended, unbudgeted and unmanaged costs. This webinar takes attendees through the audit process, helping them to understand how to respond to an audit letter and manage the audit effectively, both internally and externally, to mitigate risk. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2998129 Gartner Webinars Ten Trends and Technologies to Impact IT Over the Next Five Years Strategic planners have long realized that efficient planning must be accomplished by looking from the outside in. Internal trends, market trends and societal trends are rapidly converging, and many of these will have dramatic effects on infrastructure and operations planning. This presentation highlights the most crucial trends to watch over the next five years. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2998717 Gartner Webinars Modern Application Development Life Cycle Management Application development life cycle tools are evolving to support enterprise agility and to take advantage of cloud and social computing technologies. Learn how the decision factors in making tool selections are changing, and how DevOps is fundamentally changing the Application Development Life Cycle. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2998618 Gartner Webinars How to Plan a Move to Microsoft Office 365 or Google Apps for Work Many organizations are considering moving to a cloud office system like Microsoft Office 365 or Google Apps for Work. Such a move raises many issues for IT, procurement, LOB managers and executive management. This webinar provides the answers to the questions they are raising. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2998718 Gartner Webinars Big Data Industry Insights The key to getting value out of big data is in processing it for insights and improved decision making. This webinar explores how different vertical industries are using big data, the types of data they are leveraging, and the challenges they face. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2995820 Gartner Webinars How Midsize Enterprises Can Deliver Value With BI & Analytics BI and analytic leaders in midmarket organizations face many of the same challenges as their peers in large enterprises, wrangling complex data to create analytical insight and deliver business value. However, they often have the added challenge of doing it with less IT staff and smaller budgets. As a result, working with business units to create a self-service strategy becomes a top priority. This session highlights common characteristics and best practices of BI programs in leading midmarket organizations that have reported above-average achievement of business benefits. Mon, 11 May 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2999217 Gartner Webinars A Strategic Road Map for Postmodern ERP Is a Midmarket Imperative ERP continues to be the backbone business application platform for most midsize organizations and this role will be preserved in postmodern ERP. The need to synchronize tasks and data, provide consolidated analysis, leverage single-view attributes and support spanning business processes all remain critical. However, for many midsize organizations, ERP and the associated strategy, have become too slow-moving and unchanging. Today a different construct is needed - one that supports business agility. Thu, 14 May 2015 12:00:00 EDT 2999317 Gartner Webinars