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  1.   BNUG Tutorials
  2.   Technical Presentations
    • From the December 2011 General Meeting (PowerPoint / 5.38MB)
      Intelligent Desktop Virtualization
      Desktop virtualization is one of the fastest-growing areas in the IT industry, and Virtual Computer is leading the way with its award-winning product, NxTop®. Based on an innovative approach and architecture, NxTop® is the world's only desktop virtualization solution that features a true Type-1 client hypervisor and complete centralized management system - maximizing the desktop and laptop PC experience for end users.

      This presentation by Eric Shoemaker of Virtual Computer / NxTop® covers one-click scalable provisioning, fail-safe patching and updating, online and offline productivity, instant access to the web/cloud, massive time and cost savings, security with encryption & policy controls, and complete centralized management.

    • From the January 2010 General Meeting (wmv video file / 259.8MB / 1hr 35 min)
      Massachusetts Data Safety Rules (M.G.L.c. 93H and 201 CMR 17.00)
      In August 2007, Massachusetts enacted comprehensive identity theft legislation and became the 39th state to protect residents by requiring that they be notified of an unauthorized access or use of their personal information. The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation Massachusetts has adopted new data security regulations which are designed to address the important issue of protecting personal information of Massachusetts residents from potential data breaches and identity theft. This proesentation addresses the requirements of the law, enforcement considerations, possible penalties for violations, and best practices for compliance. Presented by Shannon Choy-Seymour, Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division.

    • From the September 2009 General Meeting (wmv video file / 217.3MB / 1hr 21 min)
      Best Practices for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning
      This presentation covers the following topics:
      • Discussion on the differences between Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity planning.
      • Discussion on historical reasons why companies have created DR and BCP plans.
      • Trends in IT challenges and availability based on recent studies
      • Key threats most companies face (hardware failure, power outage, …)
      • Some key events with some success and not-so successful stories around companies who have been saved by a DR & BCP plan or been hurt by not having one
      • A breakdown of what should be planned for people, technology, processes.
      • High level overview of an approach to structuring programmatic solutions and recovery
      Presented by Adam Shorr and Adam Demichele of SunGard Availability Services

    • From the August 2009 General Meeting (wmv video file / 146.3MB / 1hr 27 min)
      A State-of-the-Art Overview of Mobile Networking
      A discussion of the current state of Mobile Networking, including the evolution of mobile standards in the United States and worldwide, the current transition to 3G -- and the forthcoming transition to 4G. Presented by Josh Turiel of JH Turiel & Associates

    • From the May 2008 General Meeting (PDF document / 1.53MB)
      The Technology of VMware
      A presentation about how virtualization lets one computer do the job of multiple computers, by sharing the resources of a single computer across multiple environments. Virtual servers and virtual desktops enable hosting multiple operating systems and multiple applications locally and in remote locations. In addition to energy savings and lower capital expenses due to more efficient use of your hardware resources, virtualization provides high availability of resources, better desktop management, increased security, and improved disaster recovery. Presented by Mark Petrie of VMware.

    • From the April 2008 General Meeting (PDF document / 1.54MB)
      Leveraging Your Infrastructure for Performance Management:
      A discussion of how embedded data sources and technologies can be used to gain a better understanding of network, voice, and application performance. The presentation includes examples of how NetFlow (IPFIX), IP SLAs, and Performance Routing (PfR) can provide unique views into what's really happening on the network. Presented by Ward Cobleigh, technology evangelist for Fluke Networks.

  3.   Pictures from Past BNUG Events
  4.   Some other Users' Groups in or near Boston
  5.   Some Useful Technical Information

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