Hello, greetings, and welcome to Conversational Unified
Communications. I’m Brien Posey. For those of you who don’t
know me, I am a long time Conversational Geek author, and
17-time Microsoft MVP. My professional background is in both
IT and in commercial astronautics. It’s an odd combination for
sure. I sometimes find myself setting up virtual machines on
one day, and being strapped into a space capsule the next day
(seriously). Thankfully, Peter, Nick, and the rest of the folks at
Conversational Geek have embraced my unorthodox (dare I say
eccentric) career choices and have allowed me to author books
on subjects ranging from the cloud computing to real life
rocket science. I would like to personally invite you to go to
ConversationalGeek.com and check out some of these other
In this book, I want to talk about unified communications.
Those of you who follow my work may recall that back in 2009 I
wrote another book about unified communications called Brien
Posey’s Guide to Pract
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Jul 19, 2019
AI applications and especially deep learning systems are extremely demanding and require powerful parallel processing capabilities. IDC research shows that, in terms of core capacity, a large gap between actual and required CPU capability will develop in the next several years.
IDC is seeing the worldwide market for accelerated servers grow to $25.6 billion in 2022, with a 31.6% CAGR. Indeed, this market is growing so fast that IDC is forecasting that by 2021,12% of worldwide server value will be from accelerated compute.
Download this IDC report to find out why organizations like yours will need to make decisions about replacing existing general-purpose hardware or supplementing it with hardware dedicated to AI-specific processing tasks.
The need for identity protection has never been stronger. Identity theft accounted for 74 percent of all data breaches in the first half of 2017, and costs associated with cybercrime are expected to reach $6 trillion annually by 2021. Any time an employee's username and password are compromised, your business is vulnerable. Eight-character passwords that changed every 90 days worked well a decade ago, but increasingly commonplace attack methods like password cracking, phishing, or screen scraping call for a new kind of protection.
Rehab programs will experience a major infux of medically complex patients, including those with neurological conditions, in the coming decades. The drastic increase is being spurred by an aging population. For instance, stroke prevalence is expected to rise by 21% by 2030, and more than 1.2 million citizens are projected to have Parkinson’s disease.
This leaves rehab leaders with one signifcant question: What can be done to prepare for the increase of medically complex patients? By evolving to meet the needs of this changing population, rehab programs can successfully meet the challenge, providing patients with the highest level of care while achieving greater performance standards.
In this whitepaper, we’ll examine the three areas that drive the greatest impact on treating medically complex patients: • Clinical staff • Tech innovation • Patient and family member experience
Published By: Blackberry
Published Date: Jul 12, 2019
Law firms have received two dramatic wake-up calls about the vital importance of data
security in the last two years. First, there was the leak of 11.5 million documents from
offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca, known as the Panama Papers, which became public
Then came the massive cyberattack on prominent global law firm DLA Piper
in the summer of 2017.2
As we will explore, despite the industry’s aversion to media
coverage of such attacks, less-visible breaches involving the legal profession are being
reported worldwide in ever-increasing numbers.
Published By: Nutanix
Published Date: Aug 22, 2019
Nutanix created hyperconverged infrastructure years ago
because there was an urgent need for innovation within enterprise
infrastructure. IT silos, management complexity, and gross
inefficiencies were undermining the customer experience.
It was time for a paradigm shift, which is why Nutanix melded webscale
engineering with consumer-grade design to fundamentally
transform the way organizations consume and leverage technology.
Cybercrime has rapidly evolved, and not for the better. What began in the 1990s as innocent pranks designed to uncover holes in Windows servers and other platforms soon led to hacker Kevin Mitnick causing millions of dollars in malicious damages, landing him in prison for half a decade and raising the awareness of cybersecurity enough to jump-start a multimillion-dollar antivirus industry. Then came the script kiddies, unskilled hackers who used malicious code written by others to wreak havoc, often just for bragging rights. If only that were still the case.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Jun 21, 2019
Organisations have invested heavily in cybersecurity tools and yet more than five million data records are lost or stolen every day. The problem is not that today’s cybersecurity tools are badly
designed or missing features, the problem is that surging volumes of network traffic overwhelm security tools, causing administrators to use sampling or disable advanced features in order to preserve application performance. Also, security tools and IT staff don’t get all the data they need to detect and respond to outside attacks and insider incidents, because they are faced with “blind spots” in data collection.
Read this business brief in local language to find out how
Product recalls cost food and beverage companies millions of dollars each year, but 56% of last year's recalls across the US, UK and Ireland were preventable. With compliance challenges becoming more complex and public scrutiny exponentially greater, one recall can cause a world of trouble.
The new US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) seeks to encourage a more proactive and predictive approach to food safety. Learn how automation can help you comply with this new regulation by 2020 and avoid a costly product recall.
Users are working off-hours, off-network, and off-VPN. Are you up on all the ways DNS can be used to secure them? If not, maybe it’s time to brush up. More than 91% of malware uses DNS to gain command and control, exfiltrate data, or redirect web traffic. Because DNS is a protocol used by all devices that connect to the internet, security at the DNS layer is critical for achieving the visibility and protection you need for any users accessing the internet. Learn how DNS-layer security can help you block threats before they reach your network or endpoints.
In September, leading insurance professionals joined TIBCO for an exclusive and interactive roundtable dinner. During the course of the discussion, it became clear that while AI will significantly alter the customer journey, a lot still needs to be done in terms of both defining AI's capabilities as well as acknowledging where it best fits in an insurance business, how it will impact the workforce and reinvent the customer journey.
A perfect storm of legislation, market dynamics, and increasingly sophisticated fraud strategies requires you to be proactive in detecting fraud quicker and more effectively.
TIBCO’s Fraud Management Platform allows you to meet ever-increasing requirements faster than traditional in-house development, easier than off-the-shelf systems, and with more control because you’re in charge of priorities, not a vendor. All this is achieved using a single engine that can combine traditional rules with newer predictive analytics models.
In this webinar you will learn:
Why a fraud management platform is necessary
How to gain an understanding of the components of a fraud management platform
The benefits of implementing a fraud management platform
How the TIBCO platform has helped other companies
Unable to attend live? We got you. Register anyway and receive the recording after the event.
Over the past decade there has been a major transformation in the manufacturing industry. Data has enabled a paradigm shift, with real-time IoT sensor data and machine learning algorithms delivering new insights for process and product optimization.
Smart Manufacturing, also known as Industry 4.0, has laid the groundwork for the next industrial revolution. Using a smart factory system, all relevant data is aggregated, analyzed, and acted upon.
We call this Manufacturing Intelligence, which gives decision-makers a competitive edge to:
Digitize the business
Survive digital disruption
Watch this webinar to understand use cases and their underlying technology that helped our customers become smart manufacturers.
City leaders around the world are working to improve the quality of life and increase the number of useful services for their citizens, businesses, and visitors. Smart city initiatives are gaining attention in several countries, as administrators, industry, and citizens are working together to enhance their communities, cities, regions, and nations. After more than ten years of smart city hype, innovative projects have emerged, but few have provided a disruptive impact on the city system itself. Because every city is different, few of the existing models apply universally. An effective response requires leaders to consider a series of prerequisites:
• Consider the local culture and the people • Prioritize basic needs and requests • Work at overcoming silos and encourage collaboration across departments • Consider each “smart” initiative as an integral part of an overall city system
A smart city reflects a number of aspirations: efficiency, resiliency, connectedness, innovatio
Even after decades of industry and technology advancements, there still is no universal, integrated storage solution that can reduce risk, enable profitability, eliminate complexity and seamlessly integrate into the way businesses operate and manage data at scale? To reach these goals, there are capabilities that are required to achieve the optimum results at the lowest cost. These capabilities include availability, reliability, performance, density, manageability and application ecosystem integration? This paper outlines a better way to think about storing data at scale—solving these problems not only today, but well into the future?
There is no easy way to establish the “going rate” for comparable services, because all services are differentiated by other forces, such as individual processes, brand equity, and features. If you’re going to price your services simply based on the competition, you’d better ensure you’re making an exact apples-to-apples comparison, which is easier said than done and not something we recommend. Consider instead, a model where your pricing is based on how much it truly costs you to perform one hour of service. In this eBook, we show you how to calculate your full hourly overhead burden–so you can set the right price for your IT services.
The goal of automation is not to eliminate or replace human labor, but to increase productivity and quality beyond what is possible with your existing team, so as to realize economies of scale and predictable quality levels. With automation, your team is able to manage more endpoints, because automation eliminates routine and mundane responsibilities or efforts, giving your technicians the time to focus on higher priority and more complex tasks. In addition, as a managed service provider (MSP), you receive a fixed fee for your services. As a result, you need to provide service in the most efficient way possible while delivering the highest levels of consistency and quality. Building automation into your IT services business will enable you to do so. In this eBook, you’ll learn tips and best practices to successfully incorporate automation into your IT services business, including:
Over the last decade, the enterprise analytics landscape has dramatically
transformed. Vendors have come and gone, and platforms have
continually expanded their offerings to include new functionality and
keep pace with the demands of the businesses they serve. Originally
envisioned as an IT-centric tool for enterprise reporting, analytics today
has evolved into a business solution—empowering a range of users
across every line of business, including front-line employees, field
personnel, and executives.
The rise of self-service analytics over the past decade has played a key role in promoting a data-driven mindset
within every business function. However, this practice is limited to a skilled few. The vast majority of business
professionals lack the time, analytical skills, or inclination to conduct their own analyses, and fail to effectively use
analytics on a day-to-day basis. The result? Despite decades of investments, BI adoption at most organizations
remains at 30%.
The failure of e
THe use of analytics has exploded across business, and the value it already has delivered has heightened executives' expectations. Now data can be processed in real time to meet a constantly widening range of analytic needs. How your organization utilizes them in the next decade will be essential to your success.
Published By: Viventium
Published Date: Aug 06, 2019
Ignorance is no excuse.
At least that’s what Uncle Sam will tell you if you get
audited. Such lack of apparent sympathy can seem
especially frustrating because as a home health care
organization (HHC), you face an incredibly challenging
compliance landscape. It can be tricky and confusing to
navigate a seemingly endless array of regulations.
But relax. We’ve got your back. Here’s what you need
to know to survive an audit.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Sep 10, 2019
Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals have witnessed evolutionary changes in budgeting, planning, forecasting, and analysis processes. Through innovative advancements in technology and the application of big data within these processes, the FP&A function is empowered to transform into a strategic business partner.
In “The Rise and Rise of FP&A,” a paper written by FSN and sponsored by Anaplan, you will learn about:
The evolution of the FP&A function
How FP&A teams harness big data and close the talent gap
Why FP&A can become a top contributor to forward-focused decision-making
Skills shortages are keeping business leaders up at night.
In fact, nearly half of executives say this skills gap is a major concern for the future of their organization — yet only 3% are significantly increasing training budgets.
Why? Workplace learning is a difficult nut to crack. Organizations often struggle to reskill their adult workforces with hard skills because they’re taking the wrong approach.
In this white paper, we take a look at why soft skills are not only integral for the future of work, but why they’re actually necessary for developing hard skills too.
You’ll also learn:
? How soft skills can lead to dramatic shifts in how people think
? How soft skills improve our ability to learn
? The most important skill for the 21st century — and how it can boost learning by 30%
Discover why empowering your people with soft skills is critical to unlocking the future success of your business.
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