Category Archives: Past Events

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 connected.  Auvik helps you manage network infrastructure like you manage endpoints and servers today, giving you instant network insight and automating complex and time-consuming network tasks.

Auvik helps you:

• Spot potential issues before they affect your client networks

• Ensure your client networks are designed to support their current and evolving business needs

• Reduce the business risk associated with the network

• And much more

Auvik is network management made for MSPs. Own the network.

Frankly MSP helps managed service providers run an IT business with the ultimate in productivity, efficiency, and profitability. We’ll go off the beaten path to bring you interviews, insights, and analysis from worldwide experts and fellow MSPs who’ve cracked the success code. Featuring practical tips and news you can use, get podcasts, webinars, blogs and more resources to help you own the network.

Colin Houston, Account Manager, Emerging @ Auvik Networks

Colin Houston is an Account Manager of Emerging MSPs at Auvik Networks, where he helps MSPs build out automation to scale their business. Colin has broad, cross-functional experience in Auvik’s business development and technical support groups. Colin has a certification in Computer Networking from Conestoga College and a Bachelor of Social Science in Political Science from the University of Ottawa.

Steve Petryschuk, Director, Systems Engineering @Auvik Networks

Steve Petryschuk is the director of systems engineering at Auvik Networks. Passionate about helping MSPs grow their businesses, Steve leverages his five years of experience leading technical enterprise sales and service opportunities in IT security to relate to the challenges and opportunities of the MSP world.

We look forward to your active participation in our meeting – and you don’t have to leave your desk and find a parking spot!!

Ken Shafer

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.

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

October 10th Meeting ~ WatchGuard – Security Threats & Solutions – Johan Bloomhart

Our next Technology Wizards meeting will be  – Wednesday, October 10th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). WatchGuard – Security Threats and Solutions – Johan Bloomhart Join WatchGuard as we discuss the latest threats in Cyber Security and how WatchGuard can mitigate these threats through advanced network security solutions, protecting… Continue Reading

September 12th Meeting ~ Discussion Group & Planning Session

Our next Technology Wizards meeting will be – Wednesday, September 12th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). We’re planning a discussion group for our meeting on Wednesday.  In part, because the presentation we had lined up, backed out.  I think the discussion meetings are some of the best we have.  A… Continue Reading

August 8th Meeting ~ StorageCraft with Matt Harding and Martin Merrell

Our next Technology Wizards meeting will be tomorrow – Wednesday, August 9th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). StorageCraft Updates and Product Announcement – Matt Harding, Martin Merrell Much has happened with StorageCraft since they presented last at one of our meetings and there are some new faces to go along with… Continue Reading

June 13th Meeting ~ Amy Babinchak – Defender’s Role

Our next Technology Wizards meeting will be Wednesday, June 13th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). Defender’s Role – Amy Babinchak, Owner of Third Tier As service providers, especially MSP’s, the conventional wisdom is that 3rd party software is required to protect against malware, especially ransomware. Unfortunately, even with 3rd party software… Continue Reading