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Next-Level Webinar Series

Next-Level Webinar Series

Next-Level webinars focus on a wide variety of IT and business topics to help you stay informed about the latest technology and best-practices.

 

Virtualization: Are You On Board?

Virtualization is one of the biggest buzzwords in the IT industry today. But can virtualization really save you money? And isn’t it only for large corporations? In this webinar, we’ll cover why virtualization can save you hard costs, while also boosting the efficiency of your networks. We’ll also discuss why virtualization is a solution not just for large companies, but small and midsize businesses as well.

August 20, 2014 | 12:30am EDT

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Power BI for Office 365

Delivered by Catapult Systems Join New Horizons and Catapult Systems on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at 1:00PM Eastern to learn how Power BI for Office 365 provides powerful new ways to work with data in Excel and Office 365. We welcome you to learn about the stunning interactive visualizations that uncover hidden insights to share and collaborate from anywhere, on any device.

AGENDA:

  • Discover the new features of Power BI in Office 365
  • Learn about Microsoft Cloud BI Scenarios
  • Leverage Office 365 to provide enterprise reporting and analytics
  • Understand Hybrid Cloud BI Solutions such as accessing on premise data sources (data warehouses) from Office 365 Power BI

August 21, 2014 | 1:00pm EDT

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Keep Your PMP Current. Earn PDUs.

Congratulations on your hard work to become a PMP! But now that you have your credential, what comes next? You may know about Professional Development Units (PDUs), but what can you do to earn these? In this webinar, we will discuss PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements program to keep your PMP current. We will also give examples of professional development activities to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) that fulfill these requirements.

September 11, 2014 | 12:30pm EDT

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Three Reasons Your Company Needs ITIL

When your company looks at ITIL, one thing you don’t need to worry about is whether it works. A consensus of the CIO Executive Council’s members says yes, it does work. With successful organizations such as Disney, the Internal Revenue Service, Muller Dairy, Dell and Microsoft utilizing the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), it’s time for your company to make the move. Instead of a set of instructions to be followed, ITIL is a framework that looks at the entirety of your IT department.

In this webinar, we’ll cover three reasons why ITIL can cut your department’s costs by shifting your IT organizations focus from how technologies work to the business strategy of the services IT provide and how they affect business performance.

September 25, 2014 | 12:00pm EDT

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Three Changes in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 for System Administrators

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL7) was released in earnest in June 2014. But what does the latest release of Red Hat’s flagship platform mean for you as a System Administrator?

In this webinar, we will discuss what changes you need to be aware of, including the new unified management tools, and the improvements to scalability, reliability and security.

October 9, 2014 | 12:00pm EDT

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How to Save Money with Lync Server

Lync Server is Microsoft’s enterprise real-time communication server, providing infrastructure for instant messaging, presence, VoIP, ad hoc and structured conferences. Between Lync and the previous iteration of Office Communications Server, Microsoft has been in the communications game for a while. But can Lync Server truly replace traditional phone systems?

In this webinar, we’ll explore how Lync can be used to completely replace a corporate PBX system, while saving your organization money and time.

October 16, 2014 | 12:00pm EDT

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What’s New with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.5?

The release of XenApp and XenDesktop 7.5 brings a shared unified architecture and management. With an increasingly mobile user base, XenApp and XenDesktop will deliver Windows applications and desktops securely to any device, over any network. In this webinar, we will cover the new features of XenApp and XenDesktop 7.5, including cloud deployments, Full AppDNA support and StoreFront 2.5.

In this webinar, we’ll explore how Lync can be used to completely replace a corporate PBX system, while saving your organization money and time.

October 23, 2014 | 12:30pm EDT

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Top 5 Advancements to SQL Server 2014

Released on April 1, 2014, SQL Server 2014 provides many new features, including an in-memory database optimizing for online transaction processing known as Hekaton. On top of the expected performance improvements, SQL Server 2014 also features cloud integration via Azure. In this webinar, we’ll take an in depth look at these advancements. Deciding on an upgrade is never an easy decision, and depends greatly on your individual situation. By learning the improvements and new features in SQL Server 2014, this webinar will help your business make the most informed decision on how to deal with big data.

October 30, 2014 | 12:45pm EDT

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Does Your Business Do Big Data?

In today’s business environment, dealing with Big Data is an important issue for IT administrators and C-level executives alike. Making use of the data locked inside ERP applications and databases can help provide many strategic advantages to your business, regardless of your industry. In this webinar, we’ll explore the storage and processing of big data to analyze if your company is doing it right. With powerful tools such as Azure and SQL Server 2014, today’s IT department is better equipped than ever to unlock Big Data.

November 6, 2014 | 12:00pm EDT

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Microsoft Office & Windows Series

MS Office Series

Presenters:
Adam Gordon/ Andrew Reed
Senior Training Specialists
Microsoft Corporation

 

Introduction to Windows 8.1

Discover what is new with the latest release of Windows and how it will help you in everyday business tasks, wherever and whenever you need it. The consistent and new interface for your pc, phone and tablet computing and the new tools and applications that will enable you to get things done will be demonstrated. The latest version of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, cloud connectivity, and built-in apps working together will be some of the tips shared. Presenter: Andrew Reed, Sr. Training Specialist – Microsoft

August 20, 2014 | 1:00pm EDT

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Getting Started with Microsoft Excel 2013 (Beginners)

This webinar is designed for the newer users of Microsoft Excel 2013 by introducing the audience to some key concepts of Microsoft Excel to enhance your spreadsheets. Attendees will receive an overview of general navigation, data tools, storage, and formatting in order to create a spreadsheet that looks good and simplifies communication.

September 17, 2014 | 1:00pm EDT

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Digging Deeper into Microsoft Excel 2013 (Intermediate)

This webinar is designed for an audience who already have foundational knowledge of Microsoft Excel and would like to create advanced workbooks and worksheets; that will deepen business intelligence. Attendees will receive tips on the intricacies of the tools Excel offers for data analysis, trends, pivot tables, and collaboration to enable the management of larger amounts of and more complex levels of data.

September 24, 2014 | 1:00pm EDT

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Tips and Tricks for Troubleshooting Issues in Microsoft Office 2013

Discover common preventive measures and practices to help Microsoft Office run smoothly and troubleshooting common Microsoft Office 2013 difficulties. This session will include installation and configuration, compatibility with previous versions as well as built-in help, tools and online resources. This webinar is targeted for the everyday to occasional Microsoft Office user.

October 8, 2014 | 1:00pm EDT

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Getting Started Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (Beginner)

This webinar is designed for the newer user of Microsoft PowerPoint, who would like a better understanding of when, how and why to use Microsoft PowerPoint. Attendees will learn to start with a blank presentation and create a slide show that conveys a message by using the tools for formatting slides, the uses of differing views, simplifying content, and delivering a finished presentation.

November 5, 2014 | 1:00pm EDT

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Delivering Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (Intermediate)

This webinar is designed for an audience who already have beyond a basic level knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint and seek to deliver more formal presentations in a variety of settings. Attendees will see how to repurpose existing content from PowerPoint, Word, and Excel . In addition to seeing how to create flexible decks that hold an audience’s attention, through the use of audio and video segments, animation, and transitions; delivered in situations form one-on-one to en mass.

November 19, 2014 | 1:00pm EDT

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Creating Complex Documents with Microsoft Word 2013

Get informative tips for the new Microsoft Word 2013 documents. It is now easier than ever before to save time and simplify your work while working together from more locations. Witness how Microsoft Word 2013 facilitates the collaborative process, handles large documents, and provides easier building blocks for more clearly defined content. This session is for individuals who spend significant time writing and creating documents and are familiar with Microsoft Word.

December 3, 2014 | 1:00pm EDT

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Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Outlook 2013

See the techniques that allow you to work smarter with Outlook; the tools to communicate, manage schedules, and find what you need. Learn how Outlook.com, Microsoft’s free email service teams with Microsoft Outlook 2013 to give you a similar experience to your electronic communications. Tips such as; Working with multiple email accounts, calendars, and even access to social networks will be displayed during the session.

December 17, 2014 | 1:00pm EDT

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IT Management Series

IT Management Series

This webinar series is designed for:

  • IT individual contributors wanting to learn about industry trends & grow their career.
  • IT managers who are alert for practical techniques to handle the issues they face.
  • IT executives who value discussions that might help them coach & grow their managers & staff.

 

Executive Time Management 2.0: Prioritization is Only the Beginning

When most people think of time management, they generally think of to-do lists, task prioritization, and personal task management. While these are very valuable and time-tested techniques, as an IT executive, you have many additional opportunities to simultaneously increase your personal efficiency and maximize your team’s growth and productivity.

September 23, 2014 | 11:00am EDT

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Smart Delegation: Tips, Tricks and Tactics

As both a manager and an individual contributor, delegation is a key component in the success or failure of your current role. As a manager, delegating poorly reduces your department’s productivity and illustrates inadequate leadership skills. As the individual contributor, being delegated tasks of no value to future career growth, reduces your ability to move forward professionally. This webinar looks at both sides of the delegation coin, namely perceptive ways to delegate tasks to your staff and, on the receiving end, creative techniques to help assure that you are being delegated the best possible projects.

October 21, 2014 | 11:00am EDT

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Moving Up the Ranks from Novice Techie to IT Director

The journey from IT new-be to IT Director is achieved through a combination of hard work, technical skill enrichment, soft skill enhancement, a grasp of internal company politics, a little bit of luck, and a plan based on an understanding of the promotional process. This webinar provides insights into this step-by-step right of passage. Join us we discuss the skills, personal transformations, professional branding and the mindset needed to move up the professional food chain and properly position yourself for your next promotion.

November 11, 2014 | 11:00am EDT

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How IT Megatrends Like Cloud Computing, Big Data and Mobility can Help Your Career

Following the wave of new and exciting IT megatrends and leading edge technologies has forever been the road to rags or riches for the IT professions who lead the charge. Trends like cloud computing, big data, mobility and others are now driving the industry and seem to be here to stay. So as a technical professional, what should you know about these technologies and how do you pivot yourself toward them given your current skill set and current employment? Join us on the webinar and find out.

December 9, 2014 | 11:00am EDT

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