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GTI Seminar on Optimizing Database Environments with NetApp & Quest

Organizations rely on databases to support business critical apps and they face challenges of meeting goals of high availability, improving performance with low latency, increased cost efficiency and ROI, versatility to support mixed workloads and dynamic provisioning of data clones for dev/test, analytics and DR.

Whether to plan for upgrade or consolidate databases, IT solution architects and DBAs should work together for new solutions to uplift their database service quality.

Join us and learn from experts of GTI, NetApp and Quest on how their solutions can address challenges of both Oracle and MS SQL environments, and to identify bottlenecks for optimal tune up as well as achieve significant performance upgrade with industry’s fastest growing enterprise flash storage.


Event Details
Date: 27th March, 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 9:00am – 1:30pm
Venue: L’hotel élan

Agenda

  • Challenges in database application environments
    Introducing Quest’s solutions for database performance management – Quest
    • Monitor, diagnose and optimize database operations to obtain maximum performance across your database platforms
    • Simplify database management workflows, automate frequent or repetitive processes, and minimize risks associated with changes
    • Demo of Quest’s Foglight and Toad
  • Introducing NetApp All Flash FAS (AFF) Storage Solutions for optimal database performance and ROI
    • Industry leading flash performance and unmatched data efficiency to radically change the economics of datacenters
    • Empower your database applications with enterprise grade data services
    • Instant, space-efficient data clones for dev/test, analytics and other applications
    • Case studies
  • Q&A and lucky draw
  • Networking lunch at Forte, 2/F, L’hotel élan

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GTI x HPE Workshop cum Lunch on Hyperconverged Platform

With the popular VMware ESXi 5.5 version reaching its end of general support on Sep 19th 2018*, it is high time for IT managers to plan the VMware vSphere 6.5 upgrade and revamp their virtual infrastructure to cope with future application workloads.

IT managers want to implement vSphere 6.5 upgrade with the most cost-effective approach to maximize ROI and simultaneously to boost virtualized application performance by leveraging flash storage technologies. They want a simpler and highly efficient data protection solution to cope with challenges of supporting multiple virtualized workloads, as well as an integrated and automated virtual resource management solution with performance monitoring to ease their administrative tasks.

In this technical workshop, you will learn the best practices and most cost-effective way to upgrade to vSphere 6.5 with the state-of-the-art functions the HPE SimpliVity next-generation hyperconverged system developed from ground-up to optimize your virtual computing.


Event Details
Date: 7th February, 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 9:45am – 2:00pm
Venue: HPE Solution Centre

Agenda

  • Review the key new functions of vSphere 6.5 upgrade
  • The cost-effective approach to implement the upgrade while achieving virtualized infrastructure optimization objectives
  • Live demo
  • Q&A and lucky draw
  • Networking lunch at East Hong Kong, Taikoo Shing

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GTI x NetApp x Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Planning Workshop

In today’s age of disruptive changes, business needs to create and deliver new values to customers by leveraging innovations empowered by cloud computing. The data management giant NetApp has invented exciting NEW capabilities leveraging the elastic compute resources of cloud while maintaining the control, versatile management and security of important data. These allow you to build innovative IT services to differentiate you from competition and help your business thrive.

“2018 Hybrid Cloud Planning Workshop” jointly organized by GTI, NetApp and Microsoft, you may come to learn from cloud computing veterans how to plan for successful hybrid cloud transformation and examine closely how the NEW NetApp innovations can help you create new solutions and capabilities while lower your overall cost with dynamic cloud compute resources.


Event Details
Date: 26th January, 2018 (Friday)
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue: The Mira Hong Kong

Agenda

  • 7 steps to achieving breakthrough success with hybrid cloud transformation – GTI
  • New Advancements in Azure for Digital Transformation – Microsoft
  • New NetApp innovations to empower hybrid cloud transformation
  • Typical applications of key NetApp hybrid cloud innovations
  • NetApp Cloud ONTAP
    • Seamless App-a-a-S implementations
    • Versatile and cost-effective business continuity and DR solutions
  • NetApp Private Storage
    • Protecting important IP (intellectual properties), meeting data privacy and data sovereignty mandates with dynamic public cloud compute
    • Reference architectures for R&D, software development, professional services, manufacturing, e-commerce, insurance, FSI and other industries
  • Q&A and lucky draw


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GTI x NetApp In-depth vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Workshop for Government

Government departments and bureaus are planning to upgrade their VMware ESXi version 5.5 to vSphere 6.5 before its End of General Support on Sep 19 2018*. They expect a fail-safe approach of upgrade with minimal downtime. Nevertheless, they plan to enhance their virtualized computing infrastructure for faster and more scalable performance; easier integrated management and resource provisioning as well as flexible, reliable granular backup and restore functions to cope with the challenging RTO and RPO requirements of multiple virtualized workloads.

Following our popular workshops in Oct on this VMware ESXi 5.5i to vSphere 6.5 upgrade topic, our virtualization consultants will continue to discuss in detail the fail-safe, best practices based approach of vSphere 6.5 upgrade while migrating to an enhanced computing infrastructure. Detailed information and demonstrations will be presented to address users’ needs of improved application performance, simplified and integrated management as well as enhanced backup/restore solution for your current and future virtualized applications.


Event Details
Date: 18th January, 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue: NetApp Hong Kong Office

Agenda

  • Best practices of hassle free upgrade/migration of vSphere 6.5 and the underlying infrastructure
  • Plan for significant performance boost with all flash storage coupled with vSphere 6.5 features
  • Drastically simplified virtualized resources provisioning and management with integrated management
  • Meeting challenging RTO and RPO of multiple virtualized workloads: unique benefits of vSphere + NetApp + Veeam
  • Demonstration of solutions


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Customer service impacts brand choice and loyalty up to 96% 1. Creating satisfactory customer experience starts with well-connected applications.

Unifying your sales and marketing teams for a complete view of your customers is of the utmost importance which could help you know all the interactions in between them so as to create a smooth experience for your customers – whether they are responding to your marketing campaigns or speaking with your sales team.

Come join our exclusive lunch seminar to learn how the latest Microsoft Dynamics solutions and key trends that drive the adoption of marketing automation, and how innovative technologies can help predict customer behavior, increase customer intimacy and enhance customer experiences with AI and Chat-bot technologies.


Event Details
Date: 15th December, 2017 (Friday)
Time: 12:00noon – 2:00pm
Venue: The Mira Hong Kong

Agenda

  • Key technology trends that reshape sales and marketing automation to deliver new customer experiences
  • Optimize loyalty program with BI and predictive analytics
  • Adopt chat-bot and AI technologies to enhance customer experience and facilitate cross-selling with promising results
  • Networking
  • Q&A

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ITRC Forum 2017

“ITRC Forum”, organized by Information Technology Resource Centre (ITRC) of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS), is a premier gathering event for NGOs and ICT solution providers to meet and share on relevant technology trends and development. The clear and definite objective is to promote a beneficial and effective adoption of ICT applications among NGOs, which in turn contributes to a better service delivery to the needy in our community.

ITRC Forum 2017, with the theme of Social Innovation x Risk Management for NGOs. Evidently, NGOs have been applying more and more ICT with positive results in reducing costs and improving efficiency over the years that ICT applications have become a mission-critical tool to most of the NGOs. In such context, NGOs are convinced that Innovation and Risk Management are important areas they must look into critically in order to maintain a stable and reliable ICT system. ITRC will present research findings in this connection, which would provide good references to NGOs in respect of governance and risk management issues brought by adopting the latest technologies.


Event Details
Date: 6th December, 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Venue: Function Rooms, Level 3, Core E, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong

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