ANDOVER, Mass., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, today announced it will be participating in two webinars this month to discuss the implementation of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs in both K-12 and healthcare environments. The education and healthcare industries are rapidly embracing the BYOD trend as wireless devices support classroom learning and improve clinical workflows. With the convenience BYOD brings to these industries, there are also concerns including security, user experience, flexibility, and strain on IT resources. In these upcoming webinars, Enterasys will address how K-12 and healthcare IT managers can successfully implement BYOD programs for their organizations.
K-12 Webinar: "Managing Your Network in a Device-Heavy World"
WHAT: Hosted by District Administration, the webinar titled "Managing Your Network in a Device-Heavy World" will discuss how K-12 IT administrators are managing the infrastructure and support requirements of the modern school network. Specifically, the presentation will focus on the following topics:
- Implementing broad BYOD programs without IT intervention
- Providing remote network management and repair
- Managing thousands of wide-ranging devices across diverse school districts
WHO: Mat-Su Borough School District in Alaska, with 17,000 students, and Port Huron Schools in Michigan, with 17 schools, faced a range of networking challenges. Learn how these two school districts successfully planned and implemented their wireless and wired infrastructure projects, as well as the obstacles and surprises they faced, and how they were addressed.
WHERE: Register for the webinar at http://www.districtadministration.com/webseminar/managing-your-network-device-heavy-world
WHEN: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Healthcare Webinar: "The Future of Mobile Technologies and mHealth: Staying Securely Connected"
WHAT: The HIMSS Virtual Forum "The Future of Mobile Technologies and mHealth: Staying Securely Connected" will explore the privacy and security implications and emerging best practices across the healthcare continuum, and provide specific insight for what healthcare IT managers need to know for their organization to securely adopt and harness the power of these new technologies.
Enterasys healthcare experts and special healthcare industry guests will be available to discuss implementing BYOD. Hospitals and medical facilities worldwide are aware of the BYOD trend and its potential value and risks. More and more doctors are bringing their wireless devices, especially tablet computers, into hospitals. How this process is managed can make the difference between a thriving medical environment and a networking disaster. Patient privacy must be preserved and the integrity of vital biomedical device communication must be maintained, to name just two risks. Clinical staffs are already overloaded. But done right, BYOD can improve care delivery and reduce the IT staff workload.
WHERE: Register for the webinar at http://www.himssvirtual.org/20120426_VF_PrivacySecurity/index.asp
WHEN: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 9:00-5:00 EDT
About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning "Open Communications" approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com.
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