Join our team for a wide range of Events and Training in 2022!

We have the pleasure of hosting and attending numerous events throughout the year. Our aim is to keep our wide client base informed within this ever changing IT landscape. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Currently we don't have any events on our calendar - please sign up for events notifications using the form on this page. We will make sure to contact you as soon as we have training, information sessions or social events for the second half of 2022!

 

PAST EVENTS:

 

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BESTECH SUMMIT - June 14th 2022

Thrilled to have a face to face event, we hosted our annual IT conference, BESTECH SUMMIT 2022 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 14th June.

This year’s BESTECH SUMMIT coincides with BES IT Systems' 34th birthday, so it became an added opportunity to celebrate with our vendors and customers. The exhibition floor was buzzing, and we showcased 5 speaking sessions from our valued event partners.

Check back soon to link to a gallery of images, as well as filmed speaking sessions - a great way to catch up if you missed out!


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The 2022 Jamf Education Update - March 16th 2022

Recently, Francesco Garbellini, Jamf's Senior Education Exec for ANZ and Amanda, John and Matt from the BES IT Education team are lead a rapid 30-minute update on what Jamf can do for your school.

Watch our summary video below to see how Jamf can help your school deliver an active learning environment by utilising iPad, Mac and Apple TV devices!

 

 

 

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BESTech Virtual Summit 2021

We were set to host our annual seminar in 2020, and the pandemic had other plans. We postponed to 2021, and unfortunately, we were again met with increased restrictions on in-person events, which led us to condense our presentations into a morning with the best-in-technology! The morning was chaired by Matt Maynard from BES, via Zoom (how very 2021!)

For those who may have missed BESTech 2021, or want to re-watch, our playlist is available on Youtube. Click the image to view our playlist and select individual sessions:

Watch BESTech 2021 on Youtube

 

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Wine Tasting at the Brisbane City Winery - March 24th 2020

We held an exclusive wine tasting event at City Winery in Fortitude Valley. We enjoyed tasting an array of incredible Gerler wines, whilst looking at how Nutanix helps customers to modernize their datacenters and run applications at any scale, on-prem and in the cloud. This was a great opportunity to learn more about Nutanix and to mingle with Nutanix experts and current customers.

 

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StorageCraft OneXafe Webinar - November 12th 2020

After our last webinar, many of the attendees were eager to jump into the technical details behind the StorageCraft OneXafe solution. So, we organised a live follow-up webinar on Thursday 12th November! For those of you who are fluent in technical talk, we secured Karl Thomson, StorageCraft Technology Evangelist, to join Michael Watson in delivering this technical presentation for us. In the presentation, we covered:

  • Want to get rid of tape whilst maintaining long-term archive?
  • Sick of RAID and lengthy rebuild times?
  • Sick of Forklift Upgrades?
  • Backup 20tb data pool every 90 seconds (with immutable snapshots) and instantly recover?
  • How to achieve Glacier and S3 storage economics in your private cloud?
  • How to have a 200tb file share cryptoed and instantly recover from any snapshot using OneXafe?

Click here to watch the webinar on our YouTube channel!

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StorageCraft OneXafe Webinar -
October 15th 2020

When we're out talking with customers about their backup, disaster recovery and business continuity architecture, we hear the same challenges over and over:

  • As data retention requirements grow, you're dealing with 'NAS sprawl' or worse, still managing tape backups.
  • Security concerns with disk-based backups - how secure are they against ransomware?
  • Lack of redundancy and separation in backup design
  • RTO- how long is acceptable for the organisation's critical services to be down? Does your current business continuity solution support that RTO goal?
  • IT staff (you!) are dealing with a legacy design for backup management, often using several applications which adds to complexity.

The answer to your backup prayers is the StorageCraft OneXafe Object Storage device. With so many customers wanting to improve the resiliency, security, scale and functionality of their backup, archival and file serving solutions, we organised a webinar to tackle all of those pain points.

StorageCraft Territory Manager, Michael Watson joined our sales team - Amanda, John and Matthew on Thursday 15th October for a live webinar. Click here to watch the webinar on our YouTube channel!

 

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Network Security and Cyber Welfare - September 10th 2020

We know that many schools have implemented online monitoring systems to assist with pastoral care and ensure they fulfill their duty of care. Some systems provide pastoral care capabilities and try to be a firewall. Unfortunately, they're not true enterprise-grade firewalls and cause the IT department headaches. 

Our schools using non-enterprise grade firewalls tend to experience more security incidents and bottleneck issues than other schools. An enterprise-grade firewall like Fortinet’s can resolve those headaches, improve performance and deliver lower total cost of ownership. Combine this with Saasyan Assure, a cloud-based solution that uses Logs and API Calls to analyse the information from your firewall, and you have a simple and effective solution!

We had an hour of power with Fortinet and Saasyan to explore this bespoke Education solution on Thursday September 10th. 


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Brewtanix - July 23rd, 2020

Our last Brewtanix event was so popular we just had to host another one! Thank you for joining us on July 23rd for another great evening of beers, wings, pizza at the Newstead Brewery.

Our panel discussion focused on what makes Nutanix unique. Attendees got insights on how Nutanix addresses business pain points and how a Nutanix solution can deliver great business and technical outcomes. 

Don't miss out on our future events! Join our events mailing list and we will send you invitations to our future events. 

 

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Microsoft Teams for Online Learning - June 16th, 2020

We held a 2 hour, virtual Teams workshop with Amanda Frampton – Learning Delivery Specialist for Education with Microsoft Australia - and learnt how to best utilise Microsoft Teams during the quick-changing environment that was COVID-19 and the impact, which resulted in online learning and remote staff interactions.

This workshop focused on how Microsoft Teams can support Online Learning by enabling educators to collaborate with students via chat, video and audio while seamlessly integrating assignments, assessments, and applications directly into the team.

 

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Saasyan Reciprocity (Online Webcast) - May 27th, 2020

A typical school houses several apps: a school management system, a timetabling system, a learning management system, a web filtering system, and a student/parent portal. These apps don't integrate well, resulting in struggles with the admin and volume of this data. 

In our Saasyan Reciprocity webinar, we covered how Reciprocity enables disparate apps to share data – by aggregating data from various systems of record and makes it accessible centrally. In other words, it provides the user with one simple view of their data from various disparate applications.

 

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Brewtanix (Online Webcast) - May 14th, 2020

We held an informal webcast event, introducing you to Xi Beam by Nutanix. A timely presentation, as businesses need to keep cloud costs and governance in control while scaling a remote workforce

Xi Beam from Nutanix provides multi-cloud governance including security compliance and cost optimisation to help gain visibility, optimisation and automated control over cloud deployments. You can visualise cloud consumption across both public and private clouds and directly enforce policies that improve cloud security and controls cloud costs.

Due to the current need for social distancing, this was not our standard Brewtanix format – attendees were sent a chilled beverage pack, featuring some brilliant small batch brews, to enjoy alongside the presentation. 

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Microsoft Teams for Online Learning - April 29th, 2020

We held a 2 hour, virtual Teams workshop with Amanda Frampton – Learning Delivery Specialist for Education with Microsoft Australia - to learn how to best utilise Microsoft Teams during the quick-changing environment that was COVID-19 and the impact, which resulted in online learning and remote staff interactions.

This workshop focused on how Microsoft Teams can support Online Learning by enabling educators to collaborate with students via chat, video and audio while seamlessly integrating assignments, assessments, and applications directly into the team.

 

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Aruba Lunch, March 3rd, 2020 at BES HQ

What does next generation Wi-Fi and Networking look like for schools in 2020?

Aruba presents CX Switching, Wifi 6 and Central – your Single Plane of Glass for managing wireless, switching and multiple sites. If you have Aruba Wi-Fi or Switching, this lunch is about discovering how to get the most out of your investment. 

If you have other types of Wi-Fi and Switching, come and explore the possibilities of the Aruba stack.  Discover why so many schools continue to partner with Aruba for enterprise-grade solutions.

 

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Aruba CX Launch, February 26th, 2020
Howard Smith Wharves

Networks are the lifeblood of our connections - in both our work and personal lives. We believed it could be better. We asked the world’s leading analysts what the network of the future should look like, and asked our customers what challenges they faced. We rebuilt the network to solve those challenges.

This complete launch of CX included a showcase of a number of other new and updated solutions that Aruba can offer businesses. PLUS cocktails and canapes event immediately following the launch to celebrate!