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Where the Cloud Touches Down: Simplifying Data Center Infrastructure Management

Thursday, July 25, 2013
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In most data centers, DCIM rests on a shaky foundation of manual record keeping and scattered documentation. OpManager replaces data center documentation with a single repository for data, QRCodes for asset tracking, accurate 3D mapping of asset locations, and a configuration management database (CMDB). In this webcast, sponsored by ManageEngine, you will see how a real-world datacenter mapping stored in racktables gets imported into OpManager, which then provides a 3D visualization of where assets actually are. You'll also see how the QR Code generator helps you make the link between real assets and the monitoring world, and how the layered CMDB provides a single point of view for all your configuration data.

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Thursday, August 8, 2013
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This webinar will help attendees understand the overall concept of SDN and its benefits, describe the different conceptual approaches to SDN, and examine the various technologies, both proprietary and open source, that are emerging. It will also help users decide whether SDN makes sense in their environment, and outline the first steps IT can take for testing SDN technologies.

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20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2013


IT innovators turn great ideas into action. Use these winning InformationWeek 500 projects to spark your creativity and advance your plans.

This year's InformationWeek 500 winners shared inspiring stories of how technology improved customer service and employee productivity. We've picked the 20 best tales of innovation worth borrowing. (Some might call it stealing.)

Two common themes this year are the use of Web-based collaboration tools and mobile apps that take up arms against bloated software and workflow complexity. Home Depot, for example, launched MyInstall, a personalized Web portal designed to help customers keep close tabs on each phase of a home improvement project. Public relations firm Ketchum built IdeaShop, a searchable database containing great ideas that were never sold to clients but are still ripe for use.

In the healthcare realm, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center did an extensive study on OpenNotes, a movement to allow patients to view their doctors' notes via a secure website. Well-being improvement company Healthways developed a Web-based survey that measures the financial, social and physical status of employees and uses predictive analytics to help reduce healthcare costs. Radiology practice Virtual Radiologic integrated an automated consult workflow engine to speed up and streamline how radiologists do consultations with other physicians.

In education, both the University System of Georgia and Arizona State University built Web-based tools for class registration, online courses, and attendance and grades monitoring. The results: improved student retention and performance.

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