Category Archives: Past Events

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 that’s still somewhat of a gamble, and you still have to deal with the additional cost, complexity, and management issues associated with the 3rd party solution. It gets even more complicated for MSP’s who need to monitor either a second dashboard, or who need a solution that fully integrates with the existing RMM dashboard.

Amy Babinchak will be talking to us about how she is bucking that conventional wisdom, especially to combat ransomware.

Come listen to what she has to say, and bring along a healthy bag of questions. This promises to be an eye opening meeting.

Amy Babinchak, MVP – Infrastructure; Owner of Third Tier, Harbor Computer Services and Sell My MSP

Amy has been working in the small and medium business IT field for more than 20 years. She is a technical person with advanced skills in networking design, management and implementation. Amy has been a Microsoft MVP for 10 years,  Harbor Computer Services won the Microsoft Partner of the Year award in 2010.

Third Tier spun out of Harbor Computer Services in 2008 to provide technical assistance to IT firms by providing a help-desk for IT professionals. Sell My MSP spun out of Third Tier in 2015 and provides a space for buyers and sellers of IT firms to meet one another, as well as providing information on preparing a business for sale and performing due diligence before purchasing one.

REMINDER: Technology Wizards yearly membership runs from July 1st to June 30th. Now is the time to rejoin to maintain your membership. If you didn’t see the email reminder please visit http://technologywizards.com/membership/ for membership details and application information.

Matt Wilson
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.

February 14th Meeting ~ Ask the Microsoft Expert: Azure, Office 365 and more

Our next Technology Wizards meeting will be Wednesday, February 14th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). Ask the Expert: Azure, Office 365 and more, Bhargav Shukla, MVP, MCM, MCSM,  and Keith Mayer, Microsoft Sr. Technical Evangelist This will be a great follow up to Mat Morgan’s presentation in January.  The… Continue Reading

January 10th Meeting ~ Microsoft Azure for Small Businesses – Mat Morgan

Happy New Year!! Our first Technology Wizards meeting of 2018 will be Wednesday, January 10th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). Microsoft Azure for Small Businesses – Mat Morgan, Microsoft Azure Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft Microsoft Azure is transforming how companies large and small can take advantage of the latest… Continue Reading

December 13th Meeting ~ Condusiv Software plus Board Elections

Our next Technology Wizards meeting will be Wednesday, December 13th, 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 January 2017. … Continue Reading

November 8th Meeting ~ Manuel Palachuk ~ Creating Competitive Advantage

Our November Technology Wizards meeting will be Wednesday, November 8th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). Getting To The Next Level – Creating Significant Competitive Advantage This presentation intends to reveal the answer to the most prominent obstacle in front of any entrepreneur – creating competitive advantage. By defining… Continue Reading

October 11th Meeting ~ Spooky Discussion Group

Ok, it won’t really be spooky (though you can come in costume if you want to), I’m just trying to catch your attention. October 11th is the 2nd Wednesday of the month, which means Technology Wizards will be having its monthly meeting from 12 pm to 3 pm at the Microsoft PacWest Office (1414 Northrup, in the Pearl District).… Continue Reading

August 9th Meeting ~ Intermedia

Our August Technology Wizards meeting will be Wednesday, July 9th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). Intermedia – Mike Moceri and Jason Stevens Our recent discussion thread on VoIP Service providers generated significant interest in hearing more about the full line of products and services offered by Intermedia (which includes much,… Continue Reading

July 12th Meeting ~ Broadvoice – Jared Mullenberg

Our July Technology Wizards meeting will be Wednesday, July 12th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district). With the beginning of July, we also begin a new Technology Wizards membership year.  If you haven’t yet, please renew your membership prior to the end of our July meeting on Wednesday to maintain your membership… Continue Reading