Webinar Archives
Webinars are free sponsored educational seminars that are accessed over the Internet. You can register for upcoming webinars or view archived presentations via the links below.
How To Leverage SQL 2014 To Gain Competitive Advantage
Date: 4/16/2014
Dell & Microsoft
Marshall Pilcher, SQL/SharePoint Technologies, Partner Technology Specialist, Microsoft onsite at Dell
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Learn what is new in SQL 2014 and gain the competitive edge in the marketplace. Join us for Gain the Competitive Edge with SQL 2014.
Dell and Microsoft Storage Spaces: Balancing storage performance, scalability and cost
Date: 4/15/2014
Dell & Microsoft
David Troeger, Dell Product Manager for Microsoft Enterprise Products; Deborah Sheedy, Dell Marketing Manager for Dell PowerEdge
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With Dell and Microsoft, you can build and deploy an enterprise-class storage platform to cost-effectively virtualize and cloud optimize your organization. Register now to find out how.
Dell Servers Powered by Intel® – Delivering compute power for small offices to hyperscale environments
Date: 4/10/2014
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Join Dell and Intel for an interactive discussion about implementing, refining and improving your virtual environment. Specifically we’ll discuss pain points virtualization can solve and those that it can create and how to prevent them.
Getting the Most out of Your Windows Upgrade
Date: 3/12/2014
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How will the end of Windows XP support impact your organization? While a timely OS migration eases immediate IT concerns, it may have the added benefit of helping to drive larger business goals. Learn from an expert ways to achieve greater automation and reduce licensing costs while increasing manageability and security.
Dell Solutions leveraging Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Date: 12/17/2013
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This webinar will show how you can: -Transform your IT infrastructure by leveraging Dell’s OpenManage integrated with System Center, our Hyper-Scale technologies, and factory capabilities -Connect with people-centric solutions with Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions (DVS) -Inform your users with business intelligence based on Dell deployment, applications like Boomi, and comprehensive reference architectures
Client Windows Migration: Expert Tips for Application Readiness
Date: 12/5/2013
Dell & Microsoft
Jefferson Raley, Portfolio Director, EUC Strategic Consulting Practice, Dell; Philip Dakas, Director, Global Application Services, Dell
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With the looming April 8th 2014 end-of-support date for Windows XP, IT departments are working to wrap up the move to Windows 7 and Windows 8.Yet at many organizations, lingering concerns about application compatibility are impeding the process. Join us for a detailed, interactive webcast to hear expert advice on how to address application issues in your OS migration. You’ll learn about pratical solutions that take the headache out of application readiness and much more.
Closing the Book on Windows Server 2003: Planning for Windows Server 2012 Opens New Possibilities
Date: 10/17/2013
Brien Posey, Author & Microsoft MVP award winner; Karen Bannan, Contributing Editor, InformationWeek
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End-of-life is coming for Windows Server 2003; Microsoft will end extended support on July 14, 2015. Many organizations are waiting until the last possible moment to upgrade, but a smarter strategy is to start planning for migration now. Those who do will reap the benefits of an operating system designed for the age of Facebook, touch screens, cloud computing and other developments that didn’t exist when Windows Server 2003 was introduced. Join us for an in-depth look at how your organization can use Windows Server 2012 to achieve business goals.
Optimize Your SQL Environment for Performance & Flexibility
Date: 10/1/2013
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Don’t miss out on an opportunity to gain a competitive edge through simplified business intelligence, big data analytics, and database management. Register Now.
Windows Upgrade: Key Processes And Resources Revealed
Date: 9/12/2013
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The end of Windows XP support is quickly approaching yet many organizations still have users on XP with legacy applications. Register for this interactive webinar by Dell and discover how you can:

  • Accelerate your migration to Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Automate the migration to reduce cost and timeline
  • Get control over the software library to optimize software license spend, harvest unused licenses and reduce ongoing support costs
  • Avoid XP custom support costs or the risks of running on an unsupported OS
  • Now is the time to seek the help needed to upgrade outdated hardware and migrate compatible hardware before XP support ends.

Preparing for the Future: Incorporating Touch Devices in Healthcare IT
Date: 6/27/2013
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Join Dell and Microsoft in a discussion on industry trends that are creating significant changes in the way employees leverage technology. We will review the expanding breadth of touch-enabled devices from Dell, as well as share real world experience and best practices for developing a Windows migration and deployment strategy that is appropriate for your healthcare facility. Since Windows XP support will end on April 8 of 2014, now is your opportunity to learn more about migrating off of XP and enabling solutions to provide your organization with the agility to grow and thrive in the rapidly changing world of technology.

During this event you will:
  • Understand the features and benefits of Windows 8, including secure connections and EMR compliance
  • See Dell’s latest generation of touch-enabled products and mobility solutions
  • Learn about migration strategies, services & tools to get you to modern Windows as efficiently as possible
IT Convergence Strategies: Why, When and How
Date: 6/18/2013
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Please join us for "IT Convergence Strategies: Why, When and How" to learn more about:
  • 5 truths about infrastructure convergence today that go beyond the hype
  • How to exploit the 4 phases of convergence maximum efficiency and agility
  • Key milestones to plan for on the convergence journey
  • Why integrated management is a critical component of convergence plans
  • The importance of an open, modular approach, such as Dell’s active infrastructure, to building a converged data center
Get Smart: Accelerating Workforce Performance with Touch Devices
Date: 4/25/2013
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Join this webcast to learn more about: • The obstacles that confront IT professionals in integrating touch screen solutions into their enterprises • How to provide secure application access to workers using tablets, smart phones and other touch screen mobile devices • How to provide the kind of peripherals and support to mobile professionals in the field similar to the PC-like computing experience found in the office • Case studies of touch screen usage in field sales and service across a range of vertical industries • How a partner like Dell can help you realize the full benefits of touch screen technology for mobile workers to improve performance and increase revenues
Interactive Learning & Inclusive Technology for all K-12 Students
Date: 4/23/2013
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Join us for this engaging webinar with subject matter experts from the Dell Education Team to discuss:

  • How Windows 8 in changing the game for student enablement and engagement of students in the learning environment
  • How Windows 8 is empowering students and teachers in the ability to create and produce content
  • How Windows 8 is simplifying tablet deployments into schools for school technology teams
  • How Dell designed the Latitude 10 tablet to support education deployments 
  • How the Latitude 10 with Windows 8 can support students with special needs
  • How Dell provides a single source solution for all your assistive technology needs
Maximizing Virtualization: The value of density in virtualization-optimized platforms
Date: 4/23/2013
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Please join us for an interactive discussion on Dell's solutions for virtualization, and the aspects of our approach that can enable you to move to a next gen hyper-scale virtualization platform.
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TGen IT: Where We're Going Next

7|11|12   |   08:12   |   10 comments

Now that TGen has broken new ground in genomic research by using Dell's storage, cloud, and high-performance computing solutions, the company discusses what will come next for it and for personalized medicine.
On the Case
Better Care Through Better Communications

6|6|12   |   02:24   |   12 comments

The achievements of the TGen/Dell project could improve how all people receive healthcare, because they are creating ways to improve end-to-end communication of medical data.
On the Case
TGen IT: Where We Are Now

5|15|12   |   06:58   |   5 comments

TGen is breaking new ground in genomic research by using Dell's storage, cloud, and high-performance computing solutions.
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TGen IT: Where We Were

4|27|12   |   06:45   |   10 comments

The Translational Genomics Research Institute wanted to save lives, but its efforts were hobbled by immense computing challenges related to collecting, processing, sharing, and storing enormous amounts of data.
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1,200% Faster

4|18|12   |   02:27   |   12 comments

Through their partnership, Dell and TGen have increased the speed of TGen’s medical research by 1,200 percent.
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4|17|12   |   02:12   |   8 comments

IT is helping medical researchers reach breakthroughs in a way and pace never seen before.
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4|10|12   |   1:25   |   5 comments

TGen and Dell are pushing the boundaries of computing, and harnessing the power of the cloud to improve healthcare.
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TGen: Living the Mission

4|9|12   |   2:25   |   3 comments

TGen's CIO puts the organizational mission at the heart of everything the IT staff does.
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4|5|12   |   1:59   |   8 comments

The Translational Genomics Research Institute is revamping its computing to improve speed, storage, and collaboration – and, most importantly, to save lives.
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3|28|12   |   2:13   |   3 comments

The Translational Genomics Institute’s partnership with Dell is enabling them to treat kids with neuroblastoma more quickly and save more lives.
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The Big Reason to Use Office

3|18|14   |   02:24   |   16 comments

Office and personal productivity tools come in a first-class and coach flavor set, but what makes the difference is primarily little things that most users won't encounter. What's the big issue in using something other than Office, and can you get around it?
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SPONSORED: Mobile Security — A Use Case

3|4|14   |   04:27   |   6 comments

New mobile security solutions can accommodate a wide array of needs, including those of a complex university environment.
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Killing Net Neutrality Might Save You Money

1|16|14   |   2:13   |   11 comments

The DC Court of Appeals voided most of the Neutrality Order, and whatever it might mean for the Internet overall, it might mean better and cheaper Internet VPNs for businesses.
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We really don't want an "Internet of Everything" but even building an Internet of Everythinguseful means setting some ground rules to insure there's value in the process and that costs and risks are minimized.
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12|30|13   |   2.18   |   25 comments

Google's Chrome OS has a lot of potential value and a lot of recent press, but it still needs something to make it more than a thin client. It needs cloud integration, it needs extended APIs via web services, and it needs to suck it up and support a hard drive.
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12|23|13   |   03.58   |   21 comments

Creating the right combination of technology, people, and processes for your IT organization is a lot like baking Christmas cookies.
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12|5|13   |   3:01   |   46 comments

Sony is seeking a patent for wigs that contain computing devices.
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Cloud in the Wild

12|4|13   |   02:23   |   15 comments

On a recent African trip I saw examples of the value of the cloud in developing nations, for educational and community development programs. We could build on this, but not only in developing economies, because these same programs are often under-supported even in first-world countries.
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SPONSORED: Is Malware Evading Your IPS?

11|18|13   |   03:16   |   4 comments

Intrusion prevention software is supposed to detect and block malware intrusions, but clever malware authors can evade your IPS in these five main ways.
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9|27|13   |   3:15   |   38 comments

A good professional mentor can change your life for the better... but where do you find one?
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SDN Wars & You Could Win

9|17|13   |   2:10   |   5 comments

VMware's debate with Cisco on SDN might finally create a fusion between an SDN view that's all about software and another that's all about network equipment. That would be good for every enterprise considering the cloud and SDN.
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The Future of the Smart Watch

9|12|13   |   3:19   |   39 comments

Wearing a bulky, oversized watch is good training for the next phase in wristwatches: the Internet-enabled, connected watch. Why the smartphone-tethered connected watch makes sense, plus Ivan demos an entirely new concept for the "smart watch."
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Cloud storage costs are determined primarily by the rate at which files are changed and the possibility of concurrent access/update. If you can structure your storage use to optimize these factors you can cut costs, perhaps to zero.
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Most of the CIOs interviewed in the How to Become a CIO series did not start their careers as IT professionals. So is an IT background essential?
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8|27|13   |   3:25   |   69 comments

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