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Educational Videos

The book "Securing the Network: F. Scott Yeager and the Rise of the Commercial Internet" tells the story behind the creation of key concepts behind the media-rich commercial Internet of today.

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In the late 1990s, networking was new, and Enron commissioned a series of animated shorts for educational purposes. These videos explain networking basics and ideas in short animations. Watch them out of interest or to gain a baseline understanding of our story. These animations were created by Scott Yeager and his cousin Paul Yeager, an award winning PBS documentary writer, director, editor and producer for over 20 years before he and Scott collaborated to produce this work. They span a period of time from the mid-1990s at MFS and then from 1998 at FYI-Net to 1999 and 2000 at Enron Broadband Services.  This visual story telling is educational and entertaining.

How Networks work, How you can use them, and why you should bother.

Client/Server Computing and the advantages it brings when sharing workplace resources.

Peer-to-Peer Networking and how it enables direct file sharing among computers on a LAN

What a Wide Area Network (WAN) is and how it enables geographically dispersed computing 

An overview of the Internet as of the 1998-2000 timeframe and the future vision

MAE-East and MAE-West and the Internet Exchanges Points

Fiber and copper local loop connections to ILEC and CLEC service providers.

Although EMCO is fictional, this small business case study is reality-based.

The "Desktop of the Future" as envisioned in 1998 and how it might improve productivity.

Fictionalized case study for Enterprise Collaborative Computing

Telephony convergence from "Plain Old Telephone Service" (POTS) to Voice over IP

Focal Integrated Voice and Data service replaces three separate service providers.

Storage Area Networks, or storage as a service to large and small Enterprise

Enron Broadband Services (EBS) video on  the evolution of communications technology.

Silent Video illustrating an EBS Community of Interests.

What a LAN is, and how it improves productivity in the workplace.

What Ethernet is and how it enables computers to communicate on a LAN

What Ethernet is and how it enables computers to communicate on a LAN

An introduction to the OSI Model of layers of abstraction in network communications

A treatment of the problems and solutions of Internet congestion in the MAE and ISP

How VPNs WANs and the Internet empower modern knowledge road-warriors

Communicating over the wide area using WANs and VPNs on the Internet

How a corporate Intranet is used to enable business operations inside a company.

How Cisco Directory Enabled Services enables Collaborative Computing across a wide area.

Telework Case Study featuring the technology and Services of Netifice, (Megapath - 2006)

Medical office automation featuring FYIMed Medical Practice software systems

Scott Yeager narrates the concept of IP Layer Tiered Quality of Service.

FYI-Net online Education and Training services for Enterprise training.

The EIN and how it enables Intelligent Networking and high-bandwidth applications.

The guys at FYI-Net having a little too much fun with their annimation tools.

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