Browsing Posts tagged Lunchinar

Like every year before, 2015 promises to bring continued evolution in the world of information technology. Of course, some segments will gain in popularity while others will diminish or even disappear altogether. Who will be the ultimate winners and losers? How will the inevitable changes impact the decisions you will be called upon to make in your professional role?

Join Simplex-IT for our first free Lunchinar of 2015 as Bob Coppedge peers into his crystal ball to suggest what technologies you should be following in the New Year to help your business prosper. Will it be the Cloud, Social Media, Project Management…or something else? Join us and find out!

Where: Stow Hampton Inn, 4331 Lakepointe Corporate Dr. off Route 8 at Steels Corners Rd.
When: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 11:30am-1:00pm

 As a bonus, we will be awarding door prizes of Windows 8 and Office 2012 to two lucky attendees. Free food AND free software – how awesome is that!

We remind you, though, seating is limited. To reserve yours,go to https://simplex-lunchinar-0115.eventbrite.com, email Michelle@Simplex-IT.com or call 234.380.1277. Come join the fun!

Like every year before, 2015 promises to bring continued evolution in the world of information technology. Of course, some segments will gain in popularity while others will diminish or even disappear altogether. Who will be the ultimate winners and losers? How will the inevitable changes impact the decisions you will be called upon to make in your professional role?

 

Join Simplex-IT for our first free Lunchinar of 2015 as Bob Coppedge peers into his crystal ball to suggest what technologies you should be following in the New Year to help your business prosper. Will it be the Cloud, Social Media, Project Management…or something else? Join us and find out!

 

Where: Stow Hampton Inn, 4331 Lakepointe Corporate Dr. off Route 8 at Steels Corners Rd.

When: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 11:30am-1:00pm

 

As a bonus, we will be awarding door prizes of Windows 8 and Office 2012 to two lucky attendees. Free food AND free software – how awesome is that!

 

We remind you, though, seating is limited. To reserve yours, email John@Simplex-IT.com or call 234.380.1277. Come join the fun!

Virtualization for the SMB: How to Make Your IT Do More for Less!

Join Simplex-IT at our next free Lunchinar where we will discuss Virtualization for the SMB, or How to Make Your IT Do More for Less!

Let’s look at the facts. Today’s servers typically run at only 10-15 percent of their capacity, resulting in wasted resources, unnecessary hardware investments and data center sprawl. Virtualization, once available only to the largest of enterprises, helps you consolidate your applications on far fewer physical servers, thereby optimizing resource utilization and delivering up to 50 percent efficiency savings.

There are other compelling reasons why your business might want to look at using virtualization in your IT infrastructure. But, like almost everything in life, there could be drawbacks. We’ll discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of virtualization for the SMB. Join us, enjoy a free lunch and networking with your peers and find out if this approach to IT can benefit your bottom line!

When: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 11:30am-1:00pm
Where: Stow Hampton Inn, 4331 Lakepointe Corporate Dr. (off Rt. 8 at Steels Corners Road)

As an extra bonus, we will be awarding a door prize of Microsoft software valued at $500. Free food AND free software. How awesome is that!

We remind you, though, seating is limited. To reserve yours, go to http://bit.ly/SMBvirtualization, email John@Simplex-IT.com or call 234.380.1277. Come join the fun!

You’re invited to join Simplex-IT for our May Lunchinar and learn some of the main concepts of IT security that are critical to your organization. We’ll also reveal what kind of high level IT security decisions should NOT be abdicated to the IT folks. Note: this will be a BUSINESS discussion – we promise not to descend into the depths of GeekSpeak!

The security of your IT resources is vital to your continued success, but the terms can get confusing. So relax. Enjoy lunch on us as we reveal:

  • what the “Principle of Least Privilege” is and why it’s critical
  • what’s the difference between malware and a virus
  • what difference does the cloud make
  • and more!

This is an important discussion you won’t want to miss!

When: May 21, 2014, 11:30am-1:00pm
Where: Stow Hampton Inn, 4331 Lakepointe Corporate Dr. (off Rt. 8 at Steels Corners Road)

As an extra bonus, we will be awarding a door prize of Microsoft software. Free food AND free software. How awesome is that!

We remind you, though, seating is limited. To reserve yours, go to http://bit.ly/1idbjPN, email John@Simplex-IT.com or call 234.380.1277. Come join the fun!

Release Your Inner Geek!

Yes, as usual, this month’s lunch is free of charge, with lots of networking for business owners, executives and IT professionals. But instead of our usual business presentation, we’ll be having fun raffling off numerous valuable Geek Gifts (like Windows 8 Professional, Office Professional 2013 and other goodies you’ll want to own).

And for every dollar in raffle tickets sold, Simplex-IT will match the amount (up to $500), and the entire proceeds will be donated to the Hattie Larlham Foundation (http://www.hattielarlham.org/) – a non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities and improving the lives of more than 1,500 children and adults with developmental disabilities in Northeast Ohio.

When: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
11:30am – 1:00pm

Where: Hattie’s Café, 164 N. Main Street
Hudson OH 44236

Please join us in the holiday spirit of giving for this relaxed, free networking event. So that we can properly prepare (seats are limited), please RSVP to John@Simplex-IT.com, by visiting http://GeekCharityRaffle.eventbrite.com , or by calling 234.380.1277.

Happy Holidays!

Simplex-IT’s Brandon King has been sporting an advanced prototype of Google Glass for the last several months and on September 18 he gave a preview of what this new technology is all about to a packed and intrigued audience. As a member of the exclusive Google Glass Explorer team, he has had direct input to Google as to how their new Glass head-worn computer is performing in the real world.

Now, in this recorded presentation, you too can get an up close, sneak peek at Google Glass. Click on the thumbnail below and Enjoy!

 

Smart Phones – Which One is Best?

In May, Simplex-IT looked at the major Tablet platforms and reviewed their compatibility for business use. At June’s Lunchinar, we’re going to reprise that effort – but this time with Smart Phones!

They are all familiar names:  iPhones, Android, Windows and Blackberry phones.  But which one is best for business?  Which has the best features?  Which one is the easiest to support?

Perhaps the biggest questions is how do you decide which is the best choice for you?  Answer: Let Simplex-IT be your guide!  We’ll be taking each major Smart Phone platform through the paces.  We’ll show how each mobile device can (or can’t) accomplish what today’s business user needs to be able to do. We’ll also talk about some of the unseen features…security, backups and support options.

Smart Phones give you lots of choices.  Let Simplex-IT help you make the right one!

As always, there will be plenty of time for questions.

Simplex-IT’s popular monthly Lunchinars are always free, open to all and focused on sharing information. And, as a bonus, we will be awarding a door prize of Microsoft Office 2013 and Windows 8 to two lucky attendees. Free food AND free software – how awesome is that?

Where:                Hattie’s Café, 164 N. Main Street, Hudson
When:                  June 19, 2013, from 11:30am-1:00pm

Seating is limited! To reserve yours, call 234.380.1277 or email John@Simplex-IT.com. Come join the fun!­­­

Extra! Extra! Extra!

We will once again be webcasting this LIVE event using Microsoft Lync. It’s free and it’s easy. If you can’t make the lunchinar in person but would like to listen in from the comfort and convenience of your office, contact us at the above numbers and we’ll send the details on how you can connect.

Traditional wisdom suggests “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” But it’s not quite that black-and-white when it comes to your IT. Are you compromising productivity, efficiency and security, for example, by continuing to run an operating system that’s over 10 years old? When do the benefits outweigh the costs of upgrading your hardware and software to the latest versions? And how do you know when the time is right?

Get the answer to these compelling questions and more from Simplex-IT’s own Bob Coppedge at our next free Lunchinar. In his typical entertaining style, Bob will discuss how you can objectively determine if you’re ready to upgrade.

Simplex-IT’s monthly Lunchinars are always free, open to all and focused on sharing information. Join us!

Where:                Hattie’s Café, 164 N. Main Street, Hudson
When:                  Wednesday, November 21, 2012 from 11:30am-1:00pm

As a bonus, we will be awarding door prizes of Windows 7 and Office 2010 to two lucky attendees. Free food AND free software – how awesome is that!

We remind you, though, seating is limited. To reserve yours, email John@Simplex-IT.com or call 234.380.1277. Come join the fun!

Extra! Extra! Extra!

We will once again be webcasting this event LIVE using Microsoft Lync. It’s free and it’s easy. If you can’t make the lunchinar in person but would like to listen in from the comfort and convenience of your office, contact me at the above numbers and I’ll send you the details on how you can connect.

Simplex-IT Invites You to Our Next Free Lunchinar:
“Introduction to the New Windows 8!”

The latest Microsoft operating system, Windows 8, has recently been released to manufacturing and will soon be appearing on new computers and retail shelves everywhere. It’s time to get up to speed with what’s changed, what’s stayed the same, what’s better, what’s worse and most importantly why you should care. The fact that this will be Microsoft’s first OS designed to work with tablets has made interest for its introduction even stronger.

Once again, riding to the rescue is Simplex-IT’s own Bob Coppedge who, for our free October Lunchinar, will be providing us with his always entertaining take on the new Windows 8 OS! You won’t want to miss this presentation!

Simplex-IT’s monthly Lunchinars are always free, open to all and focused on sharing information. Join us!

Where:                Hattie’s Café, 164 N. Main Street, Hudson
When:                  Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 11:30am-1:00pm

As a bonus, we will be awarding door prizes of Windows 7 and Office 2010 to two lucky attendees. Free food AND free software – how awesome is that!

We remind you, though, seating is limited. To reserve yours, email John@Simplex-IT.com or call 234.380.1277. Come join the fun!

Extra! Extra! Extra!

We will once again be webcasting this event LIVE using Microsoft Lync. It’s free and it’s easy. If you can’t make the lunchinar in person but would like to listen in from the comfort and convenience of your office, contact me at the above numbers and I’ll send you the details on how you can connect.

Monica here. Learn about Microsoft Office 2013 at Hattie’s Cafe or connect with us online through Microsoft Lync .  As Bob would  say “the new Office 2013 will officially debut in, well, 2013.  But wouldn’t you like to see what’s new? ”

We’ll demonstrate the new features, how well it works on tablets, the tighter integration with Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud storage, how it fits with Office 365, and licensing options.

Where:                Hattie’s Café, 164 N. Main Street, Hudson 44236

When:                  Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 11:30am-1:00pm

Can’t make it to Hattie’s?  No problem, as we’ll be broadcasting this Lunchinar live through Microsoft Lync.  All you’ll need is an Internet connection and speakers attached to your PC.  But make sure you RSVP (at EventBrite link below) so we can send you connection information!

Use Eventbrite to RSVP:http://simplex_it_previewoffice2013.eventbrite.com

As a bonus, we will be awarding door prizes of Windows 7 and Office 2010 to two lucky attendees.

Free food AND free software – how awesome is that!

 

So you can’t physically make it to our next Lunchinar? No worries! Our next Lunchinar, “Social Media:Now What?”, is going to be streaming live online! We’ll be using Microsoft Lync to connect you to us live while the discussion and action is happening!

What do you need? Internet connection and computer speakers.

Cost? Free!

If you can’t come to Hattie’s Café (164 N. Main Street, Hudson) to interact with us, eat free food, and exchange great information, then being connected to us for free, is the next best thing.

When: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 11:30am-1:00pm

Where: Your computer or media device

If  interested in connecting with us for this exciting Social Media-what’s next lunchinar, email John@Simplex-IT.com or call 234.380.1277 by July 17th. Come join the fun!