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6/21
2007
Terry Slattery

Cisco User Group Meeting, Des Moines, IA

Today I am speaking at the Cisco User Group meeting in Des Moines, Iowa. The topic that resonates with Cisco user groups is Networking Tips & Best Practices. A previous recorded version of this presentation can be found at Network Tips & Best Practices on our webinars page.

The tech tips come from my consulting experience and the types of things that I’ve found, and continue to find, in networks. Of course, NetMRI’s analysis identifies exceptions to these tech tips and best practices.
The audience today consisted of a couple of guys who are current customers (Hi, Dave and Jason!) and they had great things to say about NetMRI. Dave even said that it made network management fun! I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say that managing their network was fun. His explanation was that it removed a lot of the drudgery from running the network. It is something that I’ve believed because I’ve lived it and now someone else has substantiated it.

I’ve written about the importance of good network management for the staff and for the business in a whitepaper titled Demonstrating the ROI for Management Systems, which is found in our Whitepapers page. There is also an article in The Network Monitor, Volume 6, No 3, on The ROI of NetMRI, as well as another whitepaper titled The ROI of NetMRI, available on our whitepapers page.

-Terry

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Terry Slattery

Terry Slattery

Principal Architect

Terry Slattery is a Principal Architect at NetCraftsmen, an advanced network consulting firm that specializes in high-profile and challenging network consulting jobs. Terry is currently working on network management, SDN, business strategy consulting, and interesting legal cases. He is the founder of Netcordia, inventor of NetMRI, has been a successful technology innovator in networking during the past 20 years, and is co-inventor on two patents. He has a long history of network consulting and design work, including some of the first Cisco consulting and training. As a consultant to Cisco, he led the development of the current Cisco IOS command line interface. Prior to Netcordia, Terry founded Chesapeake Computer Consultants, which became a Cisco premier training and consulting partner. At Chesapeake, he co-invented and patented the v-LAB system to provide hands-on access to real hardware for the hands-on component of internetwork training classes. Terry co-authored the successful McGraw-Hill text "Advanced IP Routing in Cisco Networks," is the second CCIE (1026) awarded, and is a regular speaker at Enterprise Connect and Interop. He currently blogs at TechTarget, No Jitter and our very own NetCraftsmen.

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