Melbourne - SMBiT Professionals June Meeting

  • 26 Jun 2024
  • 19:00 - 21:30
  • Bells Hotel Main Hall, Level 2, 157 Moray Street, South Melbourne



SMBiT Professionals

Melbourne Chapter

Next meeting


26 June 2024

SMBiT Professionals Melbourne Chapter meets on the last Wednesday 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



Register NOW using the link below (at left if you're on the Web page)

Self service tools to help MSPs #Getting S#IT done


David Vidos, Partner Development Manager


Built on the feedback of over 200+ Australian MSPs, David will be sharing the tools available in Hosted Network's partner portal, that empower MSPs to get s#it done!

Hosted Network is a Silver sponsor of SMBiT Professionals


Exploring Today’s Cybersecurity Landscape


Michael Vardavas / Zac Cochrane


SMBs in the IT sector face a host of challenges. Rapid technological advancements, cybersecurity threats, and regulatory demands create a complex landscape. Cybersecurity is a major concern. SMBs must defend against sophisticated cyberattacks, requiring significant investment in security measures and employee training. Adopting emerging technologies like AI, cloud computing, and IoT is another hurdle. Limited budgets and resources often impede seamless integration and innovation. Join us to learn how to turn these challenges into opportunities for your business and your clients.

Dell Technologies is a Gold sponsor of SMBiT Professionals


Why Copilot for Security is relevant for SMB


Robert Crane, CIAOPS


Copilot for Security is one of the recent additions Microsoft has made available to its protection stack. Come and see it in action and learn how it can be used effectively with incident response, security reporting and more. You'll also see some of the other latest Microsoft security enhancements as well including Exposure Management and why you should be looking at these to make managing environments easier. If you want to learn about the latest security developments from Microsoft, from the desktop to the cloud, then this is a must attend session.


Fibre Optic Splicing: Illuminating the Connections of Tomorrow


Rod Firmer, Caslek Computing & Cabling


Join us for a live demonstration of fibre optic splicing, the cutting-edge technique that’s lighting up the future of telecommunications. Our expert technician from the small business IT group will showcase the intricate process of joining optical fibres — a pivotal skill in the era of high-speed internet and expansive data networks.

Witness the precision of fusion splicing, where fibres are welded together with an electric arc, and explore mechanical splicing, where fibres are aligned and held in place by connectors. This demo will not only highlight the technical aspects but also the importance of clean, accurate splices for optimal signal transmission.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the field, this demonstration is your gateway to understanding the backbone of our digital world. Don’t miss the chance to see how to connect communities and empowering global communication, one splice at a time.


Round table discussion

Open forum ...


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



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