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exploring the latest technologies for education sector professionals

Tune into the webinars in this BrightTALK Channel for the latest best practices and analysis of education and technology. The content is specifically created for education IT professionals and administrators in the education sector for the advancement of infrastructure and learning.

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The Software-defined Datacenter in a Hyperconvergence World In today's data centers, the need for flexibility and agility is undeniable. As businesses continue to grow and leverage technology to remain competitive, they require a new way of simplified IT. IT organizations can no longer deal with complex, cumbersome legacy infrastructure that can't keep at the pace of the business.

In this webinar, discover:
- What is hyper convergence
- The benefits of converged infrastructure
- Best practices and use cases for leveraging hyper converged architectures
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May 14 2014 4:00 pm
45 mins

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  • Learn about free security books for teachers, topics taught in technology classes, topics students like the most, cell phones and drama, and why "the talk" about technology needs to start at home.

    A Call to All Teachers -- thanks to Microsoft sponsorship, McCarthy's book Digital Drama is available for free download on (September 24th - 27th) in English and Spanish. Join in on our talk and learn how teachers are using these free resources to educate the next generation workforce.

    Linda McCarthy will be talking with Fran Staniec, Technology Teacher, Taft High School, Chicago

    Taft High School in Chicago is one of the schools leading the pack by creating lesson plans and teaching their freshmen important safety measures. For example: how to create safe passwords, how to configure a secure Facebook account, antivirus installation and software updating, responsible posting for ALL devices, antibullying, and Internet safety.

    Staniec will talk about how they use the free books to create lesson plans and teach Internet safety and security in the classroom. Ask yourself: are your students ready to hit the ground running when it comes to security and entering the professional world?
  • Looking to remote workstation experiences for employees who need high quality graphics performance, including full multi-monitor and video support?

    This webinar will provide you with information on:

    - How financial services organizations, schools, media and entertainment and computer aided design/engineering companies can benefit from remote graphics deployments

    - How the AMD FirePro™ R5000 remote graphics, featuring the TERA2240, can deliver high quality graphics without compromise, anywhere on the corporate network

    - How Florida Atlantic University is able to meet its energy saving goals and deliver a robust computing experience for its students
  • By not losing sight of our heritage of High Performance Wi-Fi Architectures, Xirrus has engineered not just a new AP, but a new class of Wireless Access device. While other vendors chased market share with low cost, low end solutions, Xirrus waited until the technology was ready to offer an economical solution, without compromising on performance or services. What we did was design a solution that not only maintains software configurable radios, the full suites of Array services, Application control at the edge and IDS/IPS, but we also added 802.3af PoE and even cloud management services, and all at a price that is equal to or even below other vendors ‘consumer grade’ AP pricing.

    If you are considering upgrading your wireless and want to know what’s really available in a cost effective device, join us for an introduction and even a test drive of the new class of wireless access devices.
  • Benjamin Robbins, Principal, Palador; (moderator)
    Vishy Gopalakrishna, VP, SAP;
    Ben Smith, Head of Mobil Product, Tribal Labs;
    Rob Tiffany, Senior CATM Strategist, Microsoft
  • Xirrus has kicked off 2013 with a world tour to promote several significant additions to our product lineup. We have extended our high performance XR Array product line with a new cost effective, yet full performance Access Point. True to our heritage of creating solutions that enable wired-like performance from wireless networks, this new solution delivers application-level control and RF optimization like no other AP on the market. In addition, it is supported by our new cloud-based management and provisioning that greatly simplifies the activation and ongoing operation of Xirrus wireless networks while reducing the resource and CAPEX requirements on your IT department.

    What you will learn:
    - How to provide a cost effective wireless solution with uncompromised features and performance
    - How to deliver a wireless solutions that can scale from low to ultra-high user densities
    - How to deliver improved wireless user experience prioritizing critical over recreational applications
    - How cloud-enabled activation can speed deployment with zero touch provisioning
  • BYOD is no longer a consideration, it’s a reality. Every day over 2 million new wireless devices are being activated and these devices will show up on you network. And while most wireless vendors are talking about the potential security risks, which are considerable, almost no one is discussing the impact the sheer numbers of devices will have on your networks performance.

    A recent Gartner study did and stated that ‘By 2015, 80% of newly installed wireless networks will be obsolete because of a lack of proper planning’. Many administrators still designing for coverage, when capacity limits are the true Achilles heel of wireless deployments. This session will discuss the varied client types and their capabilities, best practices to address growing device densities and how both impact overall network performance. IT administrator looking at a BYOD deployment or even just a wireless upgrade will gain valuable insight from this presentation.

    Perry Correll is a Senior Technologist as well as the Director of Product Marketing at Xirrus. His extensive networking background extends from original Ethernet Thicknet technology, through the switching revolution and now is involved in pushing advancements in Wi-Fi technology to displace wired solutions. Previous roles included technologist and management roles at Cabletron, Xylan and Alcatel.
  • If Cloud and Virtualization monitoring seem straightforward and not that big a change from what was done a few years ago, think again. These technologies add complexity that requires more than simple monitoring techniques. Join this webinar to learn what complications can arise from these technologies and why everything you ever learned about monitoring needs to be changed.
  • A revolution is underway in end-user computing, as workers bring their own mobile devices to work. At the same time, IT must keep data secure and deploy the latest desktop and mobile operating systems. A solution is emerging: Client virtualization supports diverse end-user devices securely, while lowering management costs. Join HP’s Doug Hart to learn how VMware and Hewlett-Packard have built out-of -the box client virtualization solution for small and midsize businesses.
  • Desktop Virtualization is the top cloud-based technology impacting End User Computing. And, user-centric, Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management is the primary factor against which cloud-based virtual desktop solutions and providers are and will be evaluated. If you are currently evaluating, planning, or managing application performance in a Virtualized Desktop Environment, don't let your VDI project get derailed by poor end user experience.

    In VDI environments, traditional system metrics, such as CPU, memory, and network utilization, are marginal indicators of actual performance. As a result, Desktop Virtualization demands a user-centric vs. device-centric approach to service management. End User Experience (EUE) management becomes an essential barometer to ensure that end-user facing systems are responsive and high-performing. During this webinar, the following topics for ensuring Desktop Virtualization SLAs through a user-centric approach to service management will be covered:

    - How to gain comprehensive visibility into exactly how virtualized desktop and remote workstation users are experiencing critical application performance
    - How to proactively detect when performance degradations occur
    - Methods for correlating PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) latency with the actual business
    transaction response times and the VM image’s health
    - How to gain an in-depth understanding of application performance within the VMware View™ environment, exactly as experienced by the users themselves
    - Advanced analytics around key PCoIP metrics, such as Image Quality, Round Trip Latency, Packet Lost Percentage, Available Network Bandwidth, and many other performance impacting factors
  • According to industry researchers nearly 75 percent of the organizations who have deployed a virtual desktop environment have stalled their deployment before completion leaving frustrated employees in departments ranging from IT, to the business units, to the executive suite. It isn’t a lack of good intentions causing these deployments to fail, but rather a lack of understanding of the holistic approach needed to successfully deploy a virtual desktop environment. Join WWT’s Dave Kinsman, National Technical Solutions Architect, as he discusses the 5 Pillars to VDI success.

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