Complimentary NetEqualizer Bandwidth Management Seminar in the UK


Press Release issued via BusinessWire.

April 08, 2015 01:05 AM Mountain Daylight Time

LAFAYETTE, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–APconnections, an innovation-driven technology company that delivers best-in-class network traffic management solutions, is excited to announce its upcoming complimentary NetEqualizer Technical Seminar on April 23rd, 2015, in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, hosted by Flex Information Technology Ltd.

This is not a marketing presentation; it is run by and created for technical staff.

Join us to meet APconnections’ CTO Art Reisman, a visionary in the bandwidth management industry (check out Art’s blog). This is not a marketing presentation; it is run by and created for technical staff. The Seminar will feature in-depth, example-driven discussions of network optimization and provide participants with a first-hand look at NetEqualizer technology.

Seminar highlights include:

  • Learn how behavior-based shaping provides superior QoS for Internet traffic
  • Optimize business-critical VoIP, email, web browsing, SaaS & web applications
  • Control excessive bandwidth use by non-priority applications
  • Gain control over P2P traffic
  • Get visibility into your network with real-time reporting
  • See the NetEqualizer in action! We will demo a live system.

We welcome both customers and those just beginning to think about bandwidth shaping. The Seminar will take place at 14:30pm, Thursday, April 23rd, at Flex Information Technology Ltd in Grove Technology Park, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 9FF.

Online registration, including location and driving directions, is available here. There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested. Questions? Contact Paul Horseman at paul@flex.co.uk or call +44(0)333.101.7313.

About Flex Information Technology Ltd
Flex Information Technology is a partnership founded in 1993 to provide maintenance and support services to wide range of customers with large mission critical systems, particularly the Newspaper and Insurance sectors. In 1998 the company began focusing on support for small to medium businesses. Today we provide “Smart IT Solutions combined with Flexible and Quality Services for Businesses” to a growing satisfied customer base. We have accounts with leading IT suppliers and hardware and software distributors in the UK.

About APconnections
APconnections is a privately held company founded in 2003 and is based in Lafayette, Colorado, USA. Our flexible and scalable network traffic management solutions can be found at thousands of customer sites in public and private organizations of all sizes across the globe, including: Fortune 500 companies, major universities, K-12 schools, Internet providers, libraries, and government agencies on six continents.

Contacts

APconnections, Inc.
Sandy McGregor, 303-997-1300 x104
sandym@apconnections.net
or
Flex Information Technology Ltd
Paul Horseman, +44(0)333 101 7313
paul@flex.co.uk

edACCESS IT Conference Gains a Convert


By Thomas Phelan, The Peddie School

I hate conferences. OK, perhaps “hate” is a bit strong, but I generally find them a very poor use of my time and I only go if I feel I absolutely have to. For this reason, it took me five years to finally act on the advice of a number of colleagues and attend an edACCESS conference. The verdict? I shouldn’t have waited so long!

It turns out that edACCESS is a fantastic conference, and I’ve gone every year since this first visit in 2008. In fact, I liked it so much, I volunteered to host edACCESS both this year and next here at the Peddie School in New Jersey. This year, the conference is running from June 20 through June 23.

For anyone not familiar with the conference, edACCESS is designed specifically for technology staff at K-12 schools and small colleges. Technology directors are the most well-represented group at edACCESS, but other technology staff positions such as network managers, database managers, and technology coordinators/facilitators also attend. Many participating schools send two or more representatives.

In a nutshell, edACCESS gets rid of the “expert” presentations which dominate most conferences and then builds around what is traditionally the best part of these meetings — the peer discussions that occur in between official presentations. With this model as the foundation, edACCESS excels on many different levels.

Each year I have brought back valuable information that has resulted in significant savings of both time and money. One of the things on my plate as I traveled to my first edACCESS conference held at St. Andrews was a $15,000 renewal for our aging high-maintenance Packeteer. It was at an edACCESS peer session that I learned of the NetEqualizer, which turned out to be a fraction of the cost of a Packeteer. In addition, I was able to setup, fully understand and configure the NetEqualizer in half a day, and it ultimately did a better job of QoS on our network!

However, the benefits of edACCESS don’t stop when the conference ends. One thing we could all use is better networking with others, but the challenge is finding time to make initial contacts. As useful as online forums, listservs, and Web 2.0 platforms can be, there’s no substitute for meeting people through face-to-face discussions. edACCESS will give you a chance to connect with, AND REALLY GET TO KNOW, more peers in other schools than you could in years of going to other conferences. If you attend edACCESS, I guarantee you’ll find yourself reaching for your edACCESS Facebook page throughout the year.

edACCESS is also the most cost effective conference you’ll ever attend. We are able to keep costs down because edACCESS is hosted by boarding schools. The standard registration fee (payment made prior to 5/6) is only $605 for a 4-day, 3-night conference with meals and dorm room included.

Lastly, edACCESS is just a lot of fun. When you return to work you might have a full inbox, but your batteries will be recharged and you’ll remember why supporting technology in schools is a pretty cool thing to be doing.

Enough of the sales pitch. If you have read this far and edACCESS sounds interesting, please take a minute to look at the conference brochure (http://falconnet.peddie.org/edaccess/edAccess_2011.pdf) and the edACCESS website (http://www.edaccess.org). And please, feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all about the conference.

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UPDATE — NetEqualizer Tech Seminar Is Coming To The Pacific Northwest


***UPDATE***

We have now confirmed the building and room number for the seminar. The location will be as follows:

Where: Pacific Lutheran University
Morken Center for Learning and Technology (MCLT), Room 103 (click here for map and directions)
12180 Park Ave.
Tacoma, WA

***UPDATE***

On Wednesday, January 13, we will be hosting a complimentary NetEqualizer Seminar at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. PLU, which is the home of over 3,000 students, has been a NetEqualizer user since 2008 and will provide for a first-hand look at the technology’s capabilities.

We’ll cover:

  • The various tradeoffs regarding how to stem p2p and bandwidth abuse
  • Recommendations for curbing RIAA requests
  • Demo of the new NetEqualizer network access control module
  • Lots of customer Q&A and information sharing on how Pacific Lutheran University is using the NetEqualizer, including some hands-on probing of a live system

When: Wednesday, January 13, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Pacific Lutheran University
Morken Center for Learning and Technology (MCLT), Room 103 (click here for map and directions)
12180 Park Ave.
Tacoma, WA

This technical user group, which in addition to our hosts includes invitees and NetEqualizer customers such as Everett Community College, the University of Puget Sound, and Northwest University, will be a great opportunity for current users and interested potential customers to learn more about the issues and challenges facing network administrators while also seeing the NetEqualizer in action.

Furthermore, the seminar will feature the input of Pacific Lutheran University students who will give first-hand accounts of the NetEqualizer end-user experience. For years, NetEqualizer has been a leader in network optimization technology that meets the needs of administrators, but also prioritizes the experience and privacy of Internet users.

If that wasn’t enough, we’ll be giving away great door prizes to attendees. So, if you’re in the area, be sure not to miss this seminar! For more information, contact us at admin@apconnections.net.

NetEqualizer Tech Seminar Is Coming To The Pacific Northwest


On Wednesday, January 13, we will be hosting a complimentary NetEqualizer Seminar at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. PLU, which is the home of over 3,000 students, has been a NetEqualizer user since 2008 and will provide for a first-hand look at the technology’s capabilities.

We’ll cover:

  • The various tradeoffs regarding how to stem p2p and bandwidth abuse
  • Recommendations for curbing RIAA requests
  • Demo of the new NetEqualizer network access control module
  • Lots of customer Q&A and information sharing on how Pacific Lutheran University is using the NetEqualizer, including some hands-on probing of a live system

When: Wednesday, January 13, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Ave.
Tacoma, WA (specific on-campus location to come).

This technical user group, which in addition to our hosts includes invitees and NetEqualizer customers such as Everett Community College, the University of Puget Sound, and Northwest University, will be a great opportunity for current users and interested potential customers to learn more about the issues and challenges facing network administrators while also seeing the NetEqualizer in action.

Furthermore, the seminar will feature the input of Pacific Lutheran University students who will give first-hand accounts of the NetEqualizer end-user experience. For years, NetEqualizer has been a leader in network optimization technology that meets the needs of administrators, but also prioritizes the experience and privacy of Internet users.

If you’re in the area, be sure not to miss this seminar! For more information, contact us at admin@apconnections.net.

NetEqualizer Bandwidth Control Tech Seminar Video Highlights


Tech Seminar, Eastern Michigan University, January 27, 2009

This 10-minute clip was professionally produced January 27, 2009. It  gives a nice quick overview of how the NetEqualizer does bandwidth control while providing priority for VoIP and video.

The video specifically covers:

1) Basic traffic shaping technology and NetEqualizer’s behavior-based methods

2) Internet congestion and gridlock avoidance on a network

3) How peer-to-peer file sharing operates

4) How to counter the effects of peer-to-peer file sharing

5) Providing QoS and priority for voice and video on a network

6) A short comparison by a user (a university admin) who prefers NetEqualizer to layer-7 deep packet inspection techniques

NetEqualizer Seminar at Eastern Michigan University


NetEq. Seminars

On January 27, we will be hosting a complimentary NetEqualizer Seminar at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. EMU, which has been a NetEqualizer user for several months, is the home of over 23,000 students, providing for a first-hand look at the NetEqualizer’s capabilities. In addition, door prizes will be awarded to attendees, including a number of Garmin GPS systems.We’ll cover:

  • The various tradeoffs regarding how to stem p2p and bandwidth abuse
  • Recommendations for curbing RIAA requests
  • Demo of the new NetEqualizer network access control module
  • Lots of customer Q&A and information sharing on how Eastern Michigan University is using the NetEqualizer, including some hands on probing of a live system

When: Tuesday, January 27, 10 a.m. to noon

Where:

Eastern Michigan University
Bruce T. Halle Library Building, Room 302
955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(directions)

This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the issues and challenges facing network administrators as well as see the NetEqualizer in action. If you’re in the area, be sure not to miss it! For more information, contact us at admin@apconnections.net.

APconnections Is Coming to Massachusetts


On October 14, we will be hosting a complimentary seminar at Gordon College in Beverly, Massachusetts.

We’ll cover:

  • The various tradeoffs regarding how to stem p2p and bandwidth abuse
  • Recommendations for curbing RIAA requests
  • Demo of the new NetEqualizer network access control module (see article above)
  • Lots of customer Q&A and information sharing on how Gordon is using the NetEqualizer, including some hands on probing of a live system

When: October 14, 10 a.m.

Where: Conference Center
Gordon College West Campus
50 Dunham Road
Beverly, MA 01915

This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the issues and challenges facing network administrators as well as to see the full capabilities of the NetEqualizer firsthand. If you’re in the area, be sure not to miss it! For more information, contact us at admin@apconnections.net. To RSVP, send an e-mail to russ@gordon.edu.

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