Category Archives: Past Events

September 11th Meeting ~ Backblaze By John Green, Online-Members Only

Backblaze presented by John Green, Nova Business Systems

This will be a technical presentation! An online meeting for members only.

Cloud storage with a sophisticated foundation, ease of use, and over eight nines of reliability.

“Backblaze is the leader in online backup with a reputation of being reliable and easy to use. We specialize in making sure all user data is backed up by default so you don’t need to worry about making sure you remembered to drag a file from your desktop into a designated folder. If you need all your data back, we are the only service that offers you a Rapid Restore option.”

Backblaze under the hood:

More than eight nines of reliability with aggressive pricing — magic with math.

How does Backblaze achieve these fundamentals and why is this important?

John Green, President, Nova Business Systems, Inc.

After years of experience during the 1970’s in the design, implementation and sale of Plant Interlock Safety Shutdown Systems for the petrochemical industry, including the use of Programmable Controllers, John Green ran a communications interconnect company based on DEC mini computers for the  mid-size business phone system market during the Ma Bell breakup years. In 1983 he founded Nova Business Systems, Inc., an Oregon corporation, to provide the benefits of Relational Database application development to Small Medium Businesses using Digital Equipment Corporation mini-computers and multi-user operating systems where he was responsible for the design, implementation and support of Pascal based double entry bookkeeping software including custom modules for Job Costing, MRP & Scheduling, and related small business accounting and costing needs. By the end of the 80’s, Personal Computing had reached the point where mini-computers where replaced by Personal Computers with dumb terminals for multi-user business use. This evolved into Nova providing for the use of Unix based PC’s running client-server applications on high end PC platforms.

Today, Nova Business Systems, Inc. is a provider of business computer network security products and services including endpoint protection from Ransomware, exploits and malware; Unified Threat Management firewalls, secure Wi-Fi and VPN systems; strategic server backup and business continuity; Microsoft, LINUX, and UNIX system administration, and related services. Located in Lake Oswego, Oregon, we have been providing technical multi-user software solutions and services to Portland area businesses for over 30 years.

To learn more or attend a future Technology Wizards meeting — please use the Contact Form to request more information. We are actively recruiting members in the Portland, OR and Northwest areas.

August 14th ~ Amy Babinchak on Azure AD – Online, Members Only

August 14th ~ Amy Babinchak on Azure AD – Online, Members Only

Our August meeting marks the first meeting in the new time slot and new format designed by our membership!  This meeting will be an “Online” meeting, and will begin on-time at 11:30am and will last 90 minutes – concluding by 1:00pm.  We have chosen the Zoom platform for our online meetings and we encourage you to test… Continue Reading

June 12th ~ Members Only Meeting

This month our regular meeting is replaced with a “Members Only” Strategic Planning Session. All members are highly encouraged to participate. Please check your email or Slack for details. Continue Reading

March 13th Meeting ~ Egnyte Connect MSP

Our next Technology Wizards meeting will be Wednesday, March 13th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). Egnyte – Aaron Biancrosso, Bryan Vanderhoof Please join us for a complete technical demonstration on Egnyte Connect MSP! Egnyte Connect is an Enterprise caliber cloud file server (CFS) that… Continue Reading

February 13th Online Meeting ~ Auvik Network Management

This month’s meeting will be online for members only. Please check your email for details. Auvik Networks and FranklyMSP – Colin Houston, Steve Petryschuk With software applications and data now in the cloud, networks are the gateway to everything your business clients need to function. Clients want you to take full responsibility for keeping them… Continue Reading

December 12th Meeting ~ Board Elections, DNS, Favorite Tools

Our next Technology Wizards meeting will be Wednesday, December 12th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). Technology Wizards Board Elections We will begin our monthly Technology Wizards meeting on Wednesday with our annual Board Elections.  We will be electing the 5 members who will serve on the Board beginning in… Continue Reading