AFCOM Webinars

Since 1980, data center and IT infrastructure professionals including data center managers, IT managers, directors and VPs everywhere have relied on AFCOM as the most credible resource for the knowledge, training and tools they need to excel in an ever-changing, technologically-advanced global environment. AFCOM's webinars are available exclusively to AFCOM members and feature subject matter experts selected by AFCOM to present best practices and industry standards to members. Topics are chosen based on emerging trends or hot issues taking hold among the AFCOM member base.

Make sure you attend the live event to participate in an extensive Q&A opportunity following the instructor-led presentation.  These webinars provide AFCOM members the opportunity to get their questions answered directly from industry leaders in our data center community.  These educational webinars are presented live and are recorded for on-demand access via AFCOM's Member Resources for up to one year after the live event. 


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Upcoming Webinars

March 4, 2021 | Omdia Webinar - Insights & actions to drive agility in the contact center

Posted on 3/4/2021
Attend this webinar to get complimentary planning guidance for 2021. This advice is based on a 2020 enterprise management “never again list” that we compiled from our discussions with contact center managers. We will provide an overview of how new an

March 9, 2021 | Omdia Webinar - Modernize your OSS/BSS with cloud-native IT

Posted on 3/9/2021
Attend this webinar to learn about the drivers and requirements of OSS and BSS modernization. We will explore the cloud-native journey that CSPs need to undertake to deliver on the promise of agility, scalability, and cost efficiency.

March 17, 2021 | Omdia Webinar - Managing partner ecosystems for 5G monetization

Posted on 3/17/2021
Join this webinar to learn about monetization opportunities that 5G will bring for B2B2X business models, the IT and business requirements needed to support and manage a complex partner ecosystem and use cases of partner ecosystem management.

March 23 | AFCOM Webinar - Growing Remote Workforce: How to Tackle the Data Center Workforce Deficit

Posted on 3/23/2021
As data center capacity continues to expand, the industry faces a considerable skills gap when responding to energy challenges, availability expectations, and adoption of cutting-edge technology. This webinar discusses how to build and retain talent

On-Demand Webinars

Omdia Webinar - Future-forward customer experience: Six telco predictions for 2021

Posted on 2/25/2021
Join us for this webinar during which we will explore the most pertinent advances, trends, and predictions that will impact CX in the telco industry in 2021—and beyond.

AFCOM Webinar - Embracing Edge in Data Centers

Posted on 2/4/2021
Join Data Center Institute board member Carrie Goetz to learn about the hype surrounding edge, which is becoming a means to control costs, compute, latency, and access. Users are looking to edge for a good compute experience that epitomizes uptime.

Omdia Webinar - What's next for data center firewalls?

Posted on 1/26/2021
Led by Eric Parizo, Omdia Senior Analyst, Cybersecurity Accelerator Join this webinar to learn about the evolution of data center firewall platforms, key architectural and functional changes, the benefits for enterprises, and the most important c

AFCOM Webinar - Sustainability Beyond PUE

Posted on 1/19/2021
Join international speaker Kevin Kent as he discusses: With the cost of downtime increasing exponentially, reliability will continue to be king. However, it doesn’t need to be—nor should it be—at sustainability’s expense.

AFCOM Webinar - Building Your Data Center Facilities Cost Model

Posted on 12/16/2020
In this webinar, Tad Davies, President, Fodere, discusses what areas to consider along with the necessary cost components. He will then walk through an actual cost model to illustrate key points; and finally, explain how to convey the resulting data

Omdia Webinar - Addressing fiber network challenges to deliver 5G

Posted on 12/15/2020
Led by Ian Redpath, Omdia Practice Leader The acceleration and expansion of 5G launches worldwide are driving massive fronthaul requirements. This webinar discusses the industry pain points and lessons learned in fiber deployment and connectivity.

Omdia Webinar - 400G and Beyond: Driving Next Generation Data Centers

Posted on 12/9/2020
Led by Lisa Huff, Omdia Senior Principal Analyst 400G is accelerating the data center evolution. The landscape has started shifting away from 100G as operators realize the need for 400G and upgrade their data centers at speed. Join this webinar to

Omdia Webinar - Unleashing SD-WAN as a Service

Posted on 11/18/2020
Led by Clifford Grossner, Omdia Senior Director, Cloud & Data Centre In recent years, software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) has taken off, providing a step up in enterprise networking. What’s next and how does the future enterprise WAN ne

Omdia Webinar - How telcos can monetize their edge-to-cloud services

Posted on 11/1/2020
Led by Roy Illsley, Chief Analyst, Enterprise IT, Omdia Discover new opportunities across the fast-growing multi-cloud world and emerging technologies from AI to edge computing. This webinar explores how the telco industry is evolving and deliveri