Melbourne - SMBiT Professionals April Meeting

  • 13 Apr 2023
  • 19:00 - 21:30
  • Bells Hotel Main Hall, Level 2, 157 Moray Street, South Melbourne


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SMBiT Professionals

Melbourne Chapter

Next meeting

Note new meeting dates


13 April 2023

SMBiT Professionals Melbourne Chapter meets on the second Thursday of the month



6:00pm - 7:00pm

Main Event


Stay a while afterwards and have a drink and a chat



Bells Hotel

Main Hall, Level 2,
157 Moray Street,
South Melbourne

Parking along Tope Street or Coventry Street


Google map



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SaaS Data Protection: Why Backup Saas Data?


Jarod Strassmeir, Channel Account Manager, Eastern Region


When organizations move to SaaS applications, they gain a large value in the process where they no longer spend the resources to deploy, upgrade, and maintain their data. The question is does your backup provide a complete and comprehensive backup but also Restore options for your most valuable data? If I told you there was a 70% chance of rain, would you bring an umbrella? The same is true of your data. Enabling protection for your SaaS applications is bringing that umbrella. Because you may never know when the data will disappear, but you know you will have the best solution to recover and get it back. During 2022, 70% of organizations will have suffered a business disruption due to unrecoverable data loss in a SaaS application.

Human error is the biggest place where data events happen. Often accidents…but still disruptive, nevertheless. Also, we always need to be vigilant of malicious players and how they want to disrupt your business activities. A thorough backup plan is the answer that is needed.

Come and hear Jarod from Arcserve, speak about having the right backup and restore plan for your business needs. We will uncover the below during the presentation.

  • Comprehensive data protection for Microsoft Office 365, G Suite, and Salesforce
  • Granular recovery and e-discovery options for individual items or entire data sets
  • Customizable data retention policies to meet compliance requirements.
  • Advanced security features, such as encryption and multi-factor authentication
  • Using a centralized dashboard and intuitive interface for ease of use and manageability.

Arcserve is a Gold sponsor of SMBiT Professionals


Frameworks: highfalutin’ theoreticals or powerful tools?


Member Presentation: Don Tibbits, Baw Baw IT


Do you use a management framework in your business? Do you apply frameworks to the management of your clients’ systems? Maybe you’re not sure how to use a framework or even what it means. We’ll look at the general concept of frameworks, how the adoption and application of a management framework (or frameworks) can help small businesses, especially in managing risk and cyberthreats, and finally at a small selection of the most popular frameworks.

Offshoring discussion


Allan Michelmore, James Eling, Peter Bell and Nick Moran


Thinking about using an offshoring service or setting up your own? Come along and ask the experts. Find out about the good, the bad and the ugly. Real world experiences from other MSPs.


Round table discussion

Open forum ...


... issues, ideas, highs, lows, great tools you have found, bring them to the table!



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