December 11, 2012 11:00 am ET, USA

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Do a quick Google search on “network outages” and you’ll see how they are affecting companies of all shapes and sizes.   These stories illustrate how network outages hit the business hard; lost revenue, impacts to brand, customer satisfaction, employee productivity losses…this list goes on.  Why are network outages happening more frequently? That answer is rather simple.  The world has changed and everyone needs to connect ANY TIME, ANY WHERE, ANY PLACE from ANY DEVICE.   Enterprise Networks are no longer static; technology shifts to support cloud, virtualization, mobility, increased data volume, wireless connectivity, video conferencing, VOIP, cameras, and other non-IT devices has dramatically increased the frequency of changes in today's networks with the requirement of always being available.  Come hear and see how IBM's Network Management solutions provide the visibility, control and automation to keep applications and services running smoothly and securely on today's corporate networks.

About the Speaker: Colette Finneran Product Manager – Network Management - Tivoli Product

 Colette Finneran is a member of the IBM Product Management team responsible for IBM Netcool Network Management. Colette has twenty years of experience in the network domain, working in a number of roles in R&D, Marketing & Sales, Professional Services and Product Management.

Colette has worked in Strategic Product Management at Ericsson Radio Systems in Stockholm and in Local Marketing & Sales Ireland for Eircell (now Vodafone Ireland). She has also worked as a Business Analyst in Professional Services for ADC, a CSP Billing Systems Vendor, and as a Product Manager for various Network Performance Management products in IBM.

Colette has a Bachelor of Science and Higher Diploma in Systems Analysis from the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)and an MSc in International Business from Trinity College Dublin.

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