Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN), a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions, today announced that its 2013 Airheads Conference doubled in attendance from last year, with more than 1,200 mobility technical experts convening March 12-15 at the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel. This record number of attendees from the end user, channel partner and vendor communities met to share best practices, complete training and certifications, and receive early previews of the latest innovations from Aruba Networks and its partners.
With the rise of mobility and the challenges of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon, Airheads has become the industry’s only conference focused on fusing the disparate technology silos of wireless and RF, mobile security, and mobile device and application management. Topics addressed during conference sessions included optimizing the air for voice and video applications like Microsoft Lync, designing for the all-wireless office and crafting a robust BYOD policy for users, devices and applications.
The conference marked the first anniversary of the Airheads Social platform, an interactive community where participants can share with and learn from the leading mobility innovators and practitioners in the networking industry. Airheads Social has seen exponential growth in the last 12 months, with over 11,000 members now registered online, and amassing more than 3 million page and message views per month -- representing 100% year over year growth.
At the Airheads Conference, Aruba announced its 2013 Airheads MVPs (Most Valuable Players), with more than 50 community members recognized for their technical expertise as well as their contributions to the Airheads Community. The Airheads MVPs come from a diverse range of customers and partners, including technical leaders from leading financial services firms, retail and I.T. companies as well as large universities and healthcare organizations. This year’s MVPs come from 18 different countries and represent approximately 27% of the total posts made to Airheads Social for the year.
“The Airheads Conference is a ‘must-attend’ event for any mobility professional,” said Matthew Sabin, Airheads MVP Expert and Network Engineer, WinCo Foods. “The opportunities for networking at the conference with knowledgeable industry experts are tremendous and the content is invaluable for keeping up with technology advances and solutions for end user requirements. I plan to make this a regular event on my schedule each year.”
“The Airheads Social platform has seen tremendous growth in both member count and activity since its inception one year ago, and we are gratified to see the high level of engagement that our community members display,” said Keerti Melkote, Co-Founder and CTO for Aruba Networks. “We believe the Airheads Community is unique in this industry, and that it represents the best and brightest of mobility and wireless LAN. We are proud of the contributions our members are making to the industry as a whole.”
To access the recordings and presentations from the 2013 Airheads Conference, stay tuned to the conference page on Airheads Social.
For more information on the types of engagement displayed by the Airheads Community, please see an informative infographic here: http://www.arubanetworks.com/pdf/events/airheadsinfographic.pdf
About Aruba Networks, Inc.
Aruba Networks is a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company’s Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture unifies wired and wireless network infrastructures into one seamless access solution for corporate headquarters, mobile business professionals, remote workers and guests. This unified approach to access networks enables IT organizations and users to securely address the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon, dramatically improving productivity and lowering capital and operational costs.
Listed on the NASDAQ and Russell 2000® Index, Aruba is based in Sunnyvale, California, and has operations throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions. To learn more, visit Aruba at http://www.arubanetworks.com. For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter and Facebook, and for the latest technical discussions on mobility and Aruba products visit Airheads Social at http://community.arubanetworks.com.
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