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November 11th Meeting ~ Amy Babinchak, MSP Regulation

Our November meeting will be an online meeting – Wednesday, November 11th.

As previously stated, this meeting will be an “Online” meeting, and will begin on-time at 11:30am and will last 90 minutes – concluding by 1:00pm. 

So grab your lunch and join the session a little early to be ready to go as the meeting will begin with our Great Idea/Tech Talk segment.

Our Technology Wizards Great Idea / Tech Talk will feature a presentation by Matt Wilson, Brightstar Consulting. 

Our meeting will begin with this 5-15 minute segment, and it features one of our members sharing a business, marketing or technical tip that they have found to be very helpful or valuable in their business. 

MSP Regulation and Legislation: Impact or Be Impacted! – Amy Babinchak, Third Tier

MSP regulation is already happening. The question now is do we want to have a voice in its creation? Amy has created a group to discuss that very idea and to potentially create position papers and be the voice of IT firms that could be effected by any legislation coming our way. Is this government over reach or just the maturing of our industry? Amy will discuss the state of what’s going on and explain how you can get involved. Lively discussion is likely to be included.

Amy Babinchak, Managing Partner, Third Tier

Amy is the owner of three IT related businesses: Harbor Computer Services, Third Tier and Sell My MSP and has been working in small and medium business IT field for more than 20 years. Amy is a technical person with advanced skills in networking design, management and implementation. Amy values technology for what it does for people, and the success it brings to business. Amy has also been a Microsoft MVP for 16 years, currently awarded in what Microsoft calls Office Apps and Services but what the real world knows as 365, and has received numerous leadership awards, and is a valued member of various boards guiding business growth, acquisitions, and partnerships.

You can join Amy’s Ransomware and Security group on Facebook, like ThirdTier on Facebook and/or connect with her on LinkedIN.

Online Meeting Registration Details:

Existing members, and those on our mail list should have already received an invitation to attend. Online meetings require registration in advance. If you would like to learn more about Technology Wizards, or register to attend an online meeting as a guest, Please let us know via the Contact page.

Ken Shafer
President, Technology Wizards

Reminder: Technology Wizards meetings are intended for current Technology Wizards members or potential members.  Potential members must be owners or employees of a/an IT services business whose main purpose is to support small business using Microsoft products and services in some capacity.

October 14th Meeting ~ Andrew Brearton – Barracuda MSP

Technology Wizards Friends, Our October meeting will be an online meeting – Wednesday, October 14th. As previously stated, this meeting will be an “Online” meeting, and will begin on-time at 11:30am and will last 90 minutes – concluding by 1:00pm.  So grab your lunch and join the session a little early to be ready to go as the meeting will begin with… Continue Reading

September 9th Meeting ~ Phishing Training and Awareness

Our August meeting will be an online meeting – Wednesday, September 9th. As previously stated, this meeting will be an “Online” meeting, and will begin on-time at 11:30am and will last 90 minutes – concluding by 1:00pm.  So grab your lunch and join the session a little early to be ready to go as the meeting will begin with our Great Idea/Tech… Continue Reading

August 12th Meeting ~ WatchGuard MFA by John Green

Our August meeting will be an online meeting – Wednesday, August 12th. As previously stated, this meeting will be an “Online” meeting, and will begin on-time at 11:30am and will last 90 minutes – concluding by 1:00pm.  So grab your lunch and join the session a little early to be ready to go as the meeting will begin with our Great Idea/Tech Talk segment. Our Technology Wizards Great… Continue Reading

July 8th Meeting ~ Matt Wilson: DNS Security and Encryption

This meeting will be an “Online” meeting, and will begin on-time at 11:30 am and will last 90 minutes – concluding by 1:00 pm.  So grab your lunch and join the session a little early to be ready to go. Our Technology Wizards Great Idea / Tech Talk will be presented by Rusty Lee, CallMyPCDr.com.  Topic: Growing Technology Wizards… Continue Reading

May 13th Meeting ~ Before, During and After the Pandemic

Technology Wizards, Please forgive us for the late notice as we’ve had a great number of challenges putting this all together – but we ARE having a meeting, and it will be an Online Meeting as originally planned. Our May meeting will be an online meeting – Wednesday, May 13th. This meeting will be an “Online”… Continue Reading

April 8th Meeting ~ John Green on Wireshark

Please forgive us for the late notice as we’ve had a number of challenges putting this all together – but we ARE having a meeting and it will be an Online Meeting rather than the originally planned “In-Person” meeting. Please Register for this meeting right away – no later than 9:00am on Wednesday.  Registrations received AFTER… Continue Reading

March 11th Meeting ~ SolarWinds Backup & Data Recovery

It’s been a while since you may have seen an invitation to one of our meetings as we have been adjusting to the various changes in “Version 3.0” of our membership and meetings formats.  We’re excited to once again extend our meeting invitation to our Technology Wizards Friends and hope you can join us! We… Continue Reading

February 12th Meeting ~ Synology with Jeff Dugan

Our February meeting will be an online meeting – Wednesday, February 12th. Rusty Lee, (CallMyPCDr.com) sought out a great presentation and presenter for our February 12th meeting!!! (Kudos to Rusty!!!) This meeting will be an “Online” meeting, and will begin on-time at 11:30am and will last 90 minutes – concluding by 1:00pm.  So grab your lunch a little early and join… Continue Reading

January 8th Meeting ~ Breach Secure Now

Our first meeting of 2020 will be our an “In-Person” meeting in the new time slot and new format designed by our membership. This meeting will be an “In-Person” meeting, and will begin on-time at 3:00pm and will last 2 Hours – concluding by 5:00pm.  Wednesday, January 8th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in… Continue Reading