Category Archives: Past Events

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 your customers.  WatchGuard’s Best of Class methodology brings enterprise grade security to SMBs at a fraction of the cost.  Find out how to leverage WatchGuard’s firewalls, access points, and multi-factor solution, making WatchGuard one of the premiere security companies to partner with.

Johan Bloomhart – Sales Engineer from WatchGuard will be presenting.  He has worked for WatchGuard for the past 5+ years.  Prior to joining WatchGuard, he spent fourteen years in public education as a network engineer and CTO.

NOTE: WatchGuard will be providing lunch for attendees – so plan to arrive early!!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the meeting on Wednesday!

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.

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

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