Michael Finneran


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Where the Cloud Touches Down: Simplifying Data Center Infrastructure Management

Thursday, July 25, 2013
10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET

In most data centers, DCIM rests on a shaky foundation of manual record keeping and scattered documentation. OpManager replaces data center documentation with a single repository for data, QRCodes for asset tracking, accurate 3D mapping of asset locations, and a configuration management database (CMDB). In this webcast, sponsored by ManageEngine, you will see how a real-world datacenter mapping stored in racktables gets imported into OpManager, which then provides a 3D visualization of where assets actually are. You'll also see how the QR Code generator helps you make the link between real assets and the monitoring world, and how the layered CMDB provides a single point of view for all your configuration data.

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A Network Computing Webinar:
SDN First Steps

Thursday, August 8, 2013
11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET

This webinar will help attendees understand the overall concept of SDN and its benefits, describe the different conceptual approaches to SDN, and examine the various technologies, both proprietary and open source, that are emerging. It will also help users decide whether SDN makes sense in their environment, and outline the first steps IT can take for testing SDN technologies.

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Michael Finneran

mfinneran@att.net

Michael F. Finneran, President of dBrn Associates, Inc. is a consultant and industry analyst specializing in wireless, mobile unified communications, and fixed-mobile convergence. With over 30 years in the networking field and wide range of experience, he is a widely recognized expert in the field. He has recently published his first book titled Voice Over Wireless LANs: The Complete Guide (Elsevier, 2008), though his expertise spans the full range of wireless technologies including Wi-Fi, 3G/4G Cellular, WiMAX, and RFID..

Michael has appeared at hundreds of trade shows and industry conferences including VoiceCon, InterOp, and Mobile Business Expo; he also helps plan the Wireless and Mobility track at VoiceCon. In the consulting area, he has provided assistance to carriers, equipment vendors, end users, and investment firms in the US and overseas. His clients have included: AT&T, Sprint, Foundation Capital, IBM, RIM, Prudential Insurance, McGraw-Hill, and Merrill Lynch.

A prolific writer, for twenty-three years he wrote the Networking Intelligence column for Business Communications Review. He now contributes on wireless and mobility to UC Strategies as well as NoJitter. He has published numerous articles and white papers and has contributed to Computerworld, Data Communications, The Ticker, and The ACUTA Journal.

Well respected as an educator, Mr. Finneran has conducted over 2000 seminars on networking topics in the US, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

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