David Gewirtz CBSi Lecture Series

Courtesy of CBS and its partners, you can view any of these lectures, on-demand, and for free.

Over the past few years, I've had the pleasure of giving many lectures and webcasts to CBS Interactive audiences around the world on a wide variety of IT and business topics. Courtesy of CBS and its partners, you can view any of these lectures, on-demand, and for free.

Feel free to explore the topics below, watch any of the lectures you wish, and contact me or any of the other session participants.

Upcoming Lectures

3 Cost-Saving Data Storage Tips for Small Businesses
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT / 19:00 GMT - Register
This webcast will reveal three tips for keeping your data costs under control and what you can do to get the most out of these techniques strategically.

Mobile Data Security: Why the Industry Must Improve... Or Else
Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT / 19:00 GMT - Register
This webcast will reveal the alarming statistics behind mobile data security and provide a primer on how to prepare your business for increased mobile device usage. 

The New CRM: Interaction History and Social Sentiment Have Arrived
Thursday, May 2, 2013, 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT / 19:00 GMT - Register
This webcast will examine the latest CRM strategies and tactics, including best practice tips and how-to advice.

ERP Enhances Every Aspect of Your Business: Find Out How
Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT / 19:00 GMT - Register
This webcast will examine how ERP solutions and strategies enhance every aspect of business, including best practice tips and information on how to get started.

Recent Lectures

Share Often, Share Safely
A live and interactive webcast that reveals what you need to do to protect you data and what you should look for file sharing technologies and vendors.

Who you gonna call? How cloud security services safeguard your business
A live and interactive webcast about how cloud-based security services are able to help you secure your business and users.

IT Innovation for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
Technological innovation has made it possible for small and medium-sized businesses to grow faster and smarter than ever before. As information technology improves, so will the ability for SMBs to stand toe-to-toe with the Fortune 500.

5 Online Collaboration Tips for Small Businesses
Don’t allow lack of size and resources to be a competitive disadvantage. No matter how modest your workforce, you have the ability to scale by taking advantage of the right technologies.

5 important steps for using the cloud to protect your network
An on-demand webcast about how you can deploy cloud security services to protect and strengthen your networks from threats both sinister and systemic.

Data go vroom! How to keep up with the volume, velocity, and variety of big data in real-time
An on-demand webcast about how you can transform your business and take advantage of the enormous opportunities provided by managing large volumes of data in real-time.

Affordable and Secure Data Storage for the Mid-Market
This webcast will examine the importance of data storage solutions for the mid-market. You’ll learn best practice tips for gathering and storing data safely and inexpensively, and you’ll hear examples of how mid-market organizations improved overall operations by improving data management. 

Collaboration On-The-Go
A live and interactive webcast revealing what you should be looking for in a mobile collaboration service provider and what to avoid at all costs.

14 cloud security challenges for 2013
A live and interactive webcast about some of the challenges we're all going to be dealing with and how you can prepare your organization and company to respond to these challenges.  

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I've given lectures on the following categories. Feel free to explore and watch any of them for free.

Videos and Video Lectures

I've done a wide variety of video interviews and some of my public lectures are also available on video. You can watch them all at DavidGewirtzTV. There are some excellent interviews and in-depth lectures there, and I'd highly encourage you to check them out.

In addition, we're starting to do some video webcasts here at ZDNet. Here are a few you can watch:

Next: Virtualization »

 

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Virtualization

What is virtualization technology and why you should care
A live and interactive webcast introducing you to the fundamentals of virtualization.

Top 10 business problems/solutions/issues that virtualization solves
A live and interactive webcast about virtualization technology, and how it can fundamentally transform your IT operation in an astonishingly cost-effective manner.

Steps to Move into a Virtualized Environment
A live and interactive webcast about how you can begin to take advantage of virtualization, whether or not you have a large or small-scale installation.

Consolidating IT Infrastructure with Data Center Virtualization 
Infrastructure sprawl is a growing problem for organizations of all types and sizes. The primary reason is really pretty simple; more and more different types of solutions and services generally require more and more different types of servers, appliances, and storage. 

Are You Ready for the Second Phase of Server Virtualization? 
Learn about the essential considerations for capacity management and optimization and gain a better understanding of the challenges involved with more advanced virtualization projects. 

Building a Strong Foundation for End-to-end IT Virtualization 
The hardest part of anything is often just knowing where to begin. This Webcast shines some much-needed light on what it takes to get started with virtualization and what you need to know right now. 

Virtualization Essentials for Maximum IT Efficiency
Discover the most important considerations for planning, implementing, and managing a virtualized server and storage solution.

Next: Hyper-V Master Class »

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Hyper-V Master Class

Top Considerations for Optimizing Hyper-V Performance 
Learn about virtualization basics with a crash course in virtualization, discover what Hyper-V can do for you and how it works, and explore the architecture of Hyper-V and the best ways to manage and optimize storage in a Hyper-V environment. 

Efficient Hyper-V Management and Performance 
Learn how Hyper-V snapshots can make server development and testing more effective, discover how to recover your virtual machines from Hyper-V snapshots, explore how to get data-consistent backups from your virtual machine servers. 

Improving Hyper-V Performance and Scalability
Learn how to scale your enterprise VM environment and how to cluster VM servers, discover how to ensure high-availability and the appropriate storage options to handle enterprise-class datacenter scaling, explore new features in Hyper-V, and great performance tips and tricks to get the most out of your Hyper-V installations.

Next: IT Infrastructure »

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IT Infrastructure

Staying the Course: Why Fully Deploying Windows 7 Still Makes Sense
An on-demand and interactive webcast containing tactics and strategies for making the most of Windows 7 in your enterprise computing environment.

Top Considerations for Effective Managed Security 
A live and interactive webcast  everything you need to know to help keep your organization's information and infrastructure better secured from cyberattacks.

Top 10 benefits of next generation network security strategies 
A live and interactive webcast containing tactics and strategies you can use right now to strengthen your defenses against this new wave of cyberattacks.

If Your Data Is at Risk, So Is Your Business! Simple Steps to Protect Your Business... 
Learn how you can reduce the risks of downtime, data loss and malicious intrusion by applying simple steps towards improved disaster recovery, data protection, application availability and network security.

Top 10 Considerations For Mixed Mobile Portfolios 
Gain insight into how much it costs for efficient mobility management and what it can save you in productivity, discover ways to increase user connectivity and ultimately user satisfaction, and learn how to mitigate the risk of all those mobile devices connecting to your data.

Top 12 Considerations for a Successful Data Archiving Strategy
Gain insight into a simplified and scalable approach to mass storage and data recovery, discover how an efficient system can reduce capital and operational costs, learn why adaptability and flexibility are critical to meeting your data needs now and as they evolve in the future.

15 Ways To Save Money In The Data Center 
This webcast is about the best ways to effectively update, manage and most importantly save money when considering a data center makeover.

Top 7 Considerations for Refreshing Server & Storage Infrastructure 
This lecture covers the most promising strategies for providing better and faster server and storage solutions while saving money at the same time.

Top 10 Considerations for Maximized Storage Security, Performance and Scalability 
The demand for increased storage across all industries and organizations is almost insatiable. View this webcast about the most promising strategies and solutions for deploying highly capable and flexible storage solutions.

The Top 10 Considerations for a Server Refresh (Winter 2010 edition) 
This is a time of massive generational change in server technology. In many case, it might make sense to just replace those outdated servers with more current solutions specifically designed for the latest generation of innovative new business technologies.

The Top 10 Considerations for a Server Refresh (Summer 2011 edition) 
It's been six long months since our last server refresh webcast and those aging servers of yours aren't getting any younger. If you were thinking of migrating to the cloud instead of upgrading your hardware, the recent barrage of cloud failure news may have changed your mind, or at least convinced you that a hybrid strategy may be a safer alternative. All the while, demand on your aging fleet continues to increase.

Reducing Costs through Data Center Efficiency and Server Management 
Business and IT decision makers are constantly searching for innovative new ways to save money and improve operations. Perhaps nowhere is this more important then how they build and utilize their data centers to maximize the efficiency of everything from cooling and power consumption to administration and resource optimization.

Converged IT Infrastructures for Mission-Critical Integrations 
In IT, mission-critical means the servers are always running, always available, and never down, 24/7. Unfortunately, mission-critical IT has always been expensive, difficult to achieve, complex, and inflexible. In a highly changing world, flexibility, cost management, and agility are now just as mission-critical as line-of-business applications. Fortunately, new technologies, systems, and best practices are starting to make it practical to effectively deploy highly-flexible mission-critical applications.

Top 10 Considerations for Maximized Storage Security, Performance and Scalability
The demand for increased storage across all industries and organizations is almost insatiable. View this webcast about the most promising strategies and solutions for deploying highly capable and flexible storage solutions.

Next: Government IT »

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Government IT

USA PATRIOT Act: The Myth Of A Secure European Cloud (guest rebuttal) 
View this ZDNet Webcast to discover the effect the USA PATRIOT Act has on businesses, educational institutions, citizens and governments outside the United States. I provided an American rebuttal to Zack's very European perspective.

Enterprise Search for State and Local Government
Providing information is essential for state and local governments as well as those they serve. However, as the volume of information rises, so do the challenges. Learn about the clear benefits of enterprise search capability for government employees who rely on fast and reliable access to different types of content across multiple repositories. Plus, find out how a full-featured enterprise search solution empowers citizens to quickly and easily find exactly what they need without with minimal impact on government personnel and resources.

Next: Cloud Computing »

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Cloud Computing

How to Create Cost Effective Storage in the Cloud 
Gain insight into the necessary steps to prepare your data for storage and how that can save time and money, discover the top considerations for a virtualized data center as well as scalable and secure storage, learn how the explosion of unstructured data growth can be contained without leading to rampant infrastructure costs for your business.

Simplified And Secure Information Management In The Cloud 
Learn why designing the right plan can make all the difference in protecting your information and your IT budget, discover how to prepare your business for the cloud transformation, gain insight into best practices for implementing and managing a well honed cloud-based information management system.

The Top 10 Considerations for Cloud Computing 
Make no mistake about it, cloud computing will continue to transform the many ways we create, share, and manage information and now is probably about as good a time as any to start thinking about the potential for your own business. This will not only satisfy your need-to-know but will also help you make a more informed decision about the future of your business.

The Top Considerations for Cloud-based Information Management 
Find out how to determine what can and cannot be managed on the cloud and how to effectively integrate the cloud in your overall solution, discover the top challenges and best practices to minimize any concerns and ensure the most possible benefit, and learn how to properly evaluate a information management provider who not only offers cloud-based services but also an end-to-end information management solution.

Cloud Computing Essentials for Business Communication
Discover the features and benefits of cloud computing for business communication as well as an overview of the very latest applications for email, messaging, calendars and more. Learn about the top considerations for security and how to best protect the users, information, and resources your company needs to compete in an increasingly dynamic market. Explore the primary measures that you can take to ensure the greatest possible level of availability and ensure the productivity that is so essential to your business

Next: Cloud Security »

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Cloud Security

Cloud-managed security vs. on-premises security: how to choose
A live and interactive webcast that explores the advantages of cloud-managed security and contrasts it with the equally strong advantages of on-premise security.

Making The Case For Cloud-based Server Backup
Learn about the features and benefits of a cloud-based data protection solution and why it is so attractive to so many organizations. Discover the top considerations for a fully managed, cloud-based data protection service and all the ways that it can save your business money. Explore the best practices and next steps to ensure the greatest possible benefit and savings from your online backup management provider.

Cloud Computing Essentials for Security and Availability
Gain a better understanding of the historical concerns about cloud computing security and availability as well as the new reality for ubiquitous communication. Discover the primary features and benefits of leading cloud computing solutions and how proper management can provide even greater peace of mind. Learn about the right questions to ask and how to ensure the greatest possible service and experience from any cloud computing solution. 

Cloud Computing Security
Learn about the primary concerns for cloud computing security as well as the remedies already undertaken by top providers. Discover the basic measures that every organization must take to ensure the access and integrity of their information in a cloud computing environment. Hear how to qualify and evaluate any sort of cloud computing provider and how to best encourage a mutually beneficial relationship.

Securing the Cloud
Learn about the different needs for cloud computing security and how to develop a long-term strategy for your own business. Gain a better understanding of the need for a new level of cooperation between IT departments and their cloud computing partners. Interact with experts who will answer your questions and offer practical advice on how to solve your problems.

Secrets of a Successful Cloud Data Protection Strategy
More and more businesses of all types and sizes are now considering the cloud for an ever-increasing number of IT applications and services. Although most business and IT decision makers already understand the benefits in terms of savings and scalability, many are still uncertain exactly where the cloud fits in to their overall strategy for data protection. Fortunately, with the right type of information, nearly anyone can now develop and implement a cloud-based data protection solution to improve their business.

Why Cloud Based Data Protection Makes Sense For SMBs 
Learn about the problem of data protection and why a good data protection strategy can be the cornerstone of your disaster recovery plan. Gain invaluable expert insight on how and when to utilize cloud-based services for your data protection needs and why the cloud is a particularly useful mechanism for making your company more secure. Discover the top considerations for evaluating and choosing the right cloud solution provider to not only meet your data protection needs but to be sure you get your data back when you most need it.

The Top 5 Tips to Survive a Cloud Computing Disaster 
Gain a better understanding of the rising risks posed by an ever-increasing number of cloud computing solutions and providers. Learn top strategies and tactics to prevent, manage and survive an unexpected failure or loss of cloud computing resources. Explore the most promising technologies and solutions to ensure the most reliable and robust protection for cloud-based information and services.

USA PATRIOT Act: The Myth Of A Secure European Cloud (guest rebuttal) 
View this ZDNet Webcast to discover the effect the USA PATRIOT Act has on businesses, educational institutions, citizens and governments outside the United States. I provided an American rebuttal to Zack's very European perspective.

Next: Cybersecurity »

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Cybersecurity

2012 Guide to Security Strategies
A live and interactive webcast about how you can protect your business from the inevitable assaults to your network and to your bottom line.

Cloud-managed security vs. on-premises security: how to choose
A live and interactive webcast that explores the advantages of cloud-managed security and contrasts it with the equally strong advantages of on-premise security.

Ten ways you can protect your company and still allow BYOD
A live and interactive webcast about how to protect your company and your data from portable devices with more power and storage capacity than ever before. 

Top 10 benefits of next generation network security strategies 
A live and interactive webcast containing tactics and strategies you can use right now to strengthen your defenses against this new wave of cyberattacks.

If Your Data Is at Risk, So Is Your Business! Simple Steps to Protect Your Business... 
Learn how you can reduce the risks of downtime, data loss and malicious intrusion by applying simple steps towards improved disaster recovery, data protection, application availability and network security.

Fast and Efficient Business Security Strategies 
A live and interactive webcast containing tactics and strategies for securing your business from the latest wave of hacker attacks.

Top Considerations for Effective Managed Security 
A live and interactive webcast  everything you need to know to help keep your organization's information and infrastructure better secured from cyberattacks.

Top 10 Considerations for Maximized Storage Security, Performance and Scalability 
The demand for increased storage across all industries and organizations is almost insatiable. View this webcast about the most promising strategies and solutions for deploying highly capable and flexible storage solutions.

Maximizing the Performance of End-to-End Antivirus Security 
Malware is a never-ending concern for busy network administrators in search of the perfect balance between antivirus protection and network performance. Discover the top considerations for significantly improving the performance and availability of network resources without sacrificing any antivirus protection.

20 Ways to Prepare, Survive and Recover from an IT Disaster 
Learn how to properly assess your own vulnerabilities as well as how to prepare for a wide range of problems both large and small. Discover the measures that every organization should be ready to take when a disaster is underway and there is no more time for planning. Explore the most promising steps to speed recovery and minimize the long-term impact on your people and business.

Top 10 tips to protect your business against cyberattack 
Learn about how criminal gangs, rogue governments, and terrorist groups are successfully using the Internet to steal millions of dollars from individuals and businesses. Discover how to identify the weak points in your network and information strategy, and how to tell if you're leaving a digital door open for theft or attack. Find out exactly how you can protect yourself, your business, your family and your friends, and how you can put those techniques to work immediately.

The Top 5 Tips to Survive a Cloud Computing Disaster
Gain a better understanding of the rising risks posed by an ever-increasing number of cloud computing solutions and providers. Learn top strategies and tactics to prevent, manage and survive an unexpected failure or loss of cloud computing resources. Explore the most promising technologies and solutions to ensure the most reliable and robust protection for cloud-based information and services.

Next: Enterprise Search and Big Data »

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Enterprise Search and Big Data

Enterprise Search for State and Local Government 
Providing information is essential for state and local governments as well as those they serve. However, as the volume of information rises, so do the challenges. Learn about the clear benefits of enterprise search capability for government employees who rely on fast and reliable access to different types of content across multiple repositories. Plus, find out how a full-featured enterprise search solution empowers citizens to quickly and easily find exactly what they need without with minimal impact on government personnel and resources. 

Enterprise Search Made Easy
Learn about the primary business drivers and barriers that can easily be overcome with the right enterprise search solution, discover how to rapidly ramp up with a cost-effective and sustainable search system, and, explore the primary considerations for long-term management, support, and optimization.

Next: Enterprise and SMB Strategies »

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Enterprise and SMB Strategies

Staying the Course: Why Fully Deploying Windows 7 Still Makes Sense
An on-demand and interactive webcast containing tactics and strategies for making the most of Windows 7 in your enterprise computing environment.

2012 Guide To Small Business Technology Trends
A live and interactive webcast about the most promising solutions for the most pressing challenges.

The future is now: Key steps to a game-changing data-management strategy
An interactive webcast about how you can transform your existing infrastructure into an engine for processing and profiting from big data. 

Top 10 Considerations For Mixed Mobile Portfolios 
Gain insight into how much it costs for efficient mobility management and what it can save you in productivity, discover ways to increase user connectivity and ultimately user satisfaction, and learn how to mitigate the risk of all those mobile devices connecting to your data.

Top 12 Considerations for a Successful Data Archiving Strategy 
Gain insight into a simplified and scalable approach to mass storage and data recovery, discover how an efficient system can reduce capital and operational costs, learn why adaptability and flexibility are critical to meeting your data needs now and as they evolve in the future.

Successful Information Management Strategies 
Learn about the top trends and issues that every business should consider as part of their overall information management strategy, find out how leading innovations such as cloud computing can dramatically cut the costs of information management without any sacrifice, and explore primary considerations for evaluating and selecting the right type of end-to-end information management solution.

Top 5 Strategic Technologies to Grow Your Business 
Find out how consolidation is leading to more integration of applications and services that will drive your business today and in the future. Learn about the top solutions for improved operations, sales, and customer service as well as a well-defined business process to push toward automation. Discover the best ways to embrace a forward-leaning strategy for technological innovation and how it can dramatically improve the outlook of your entire organization. 

End-to-end Business Visibility with On-demand ERP 
Find out why integration is so important to business intelligence and how a well-measured and executed strategy can dramatically improve your overall operations. Discover the top considerations for proper planning, implementation, and management of a solution that encompasses everything from manufacturing and sales to distribution and customer service. Learn about the most critical questions you need to answer throughout the entire decision-making process to ensure the best possible technologies and services for your specific organization 

2011 Business Intelligence Checklist 
Learn how to assess your current business process and help determine what types of information is most important to the success of your entire organization. Discover how to evaluate, implement, and manage a BI solution in your SMB as well as who to involve and how to ensure their ongoing commitment to actionable information. Explore the functionalities that can immediately improve the way you leverage information and take advantage of every possible opportunity for your business.

How eDiscovery Best Practices Can Protect Your Business and Reduce Risk
Listen to the horror stories and learn about the insanely huge costs involved for some businesses that couldn't properly produce their data in court. Discover how eDiscovery technology can make it possible to be able to produce the data a judge might demand, quickly and easily. Learn eDiscovery best practices and the top considerations for evaluating and choosing the best solution for your enterprise's unique needs.

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