Useful Resources and Links
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- BNUG Tutorials
- 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
- 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:
Presented by Adam Shorr and Adam Demichele of
SunGard Availability Services
- Discussion on the differences between Disaster Recovery and
Business Continuity planning.
- Discussion on historical reasons why companies have created DR and
- 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,
- High level overview of an approach to structuring programmatic
solutions and recovery
- 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
- 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.
Pictures from Past BNUG Events
Some other Users' Groups in or near Boston
Some Useful Technical Information
Past Meetings & Video Links