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2012 Breakfast Seminar: Secure Your Mobile Workplace
The increased use of Wi-Fi enabled devices and laptops by mobile workers has introduced new on-ramps for security breaches that threaten the corporate enterprise network. As a result, IT teams are struggling with the best way to enable basic connectivity for their mobile users across a wide variety of mobile platforms.
The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend is also contributing to these challenges. When organisations give employees permission to use their personal mobile, tablet or laptop device for work, IT teams need a strategy in place that will ensure the protection of company data as well as securing the personal data on the employee device.
Netsolutions held a breakfast seminar at River's Edge in Southwarf to discuss a Secure Mobility solution offering enterprise customers a Mobile Device Management program, market-leading SSL/VPN and Unified Access Control, and a highly secure Wireless LAN portfolio. Together these solutions provide enterprises with a comprehensive toolkit to help secure and manage a heterogeneous mobile environment.
Events in 2011
2011 Christmas Dinner
Netsolutions captured the festive spirit and celebrated the season at one of Melbourne's most spectacular vantage points, situated on the edge of Albert Park Lake. Clients and their partners joined us for a fabulous dinner at the Point restaurant.
The evening was an enjoyable social occasion that allowed us to thank clients for their support in 2011. We look forward to working with everyone again in 2012.
2011 IBM Customer Lunch
Thursday 27th October was a beautiful day here in Melbourne, particularly nice on the balcony of the Woolshed Pub in the Docklands where Netsolutions invited clients for lunch.
The occassion was to bring clients together to discuss the challenges of Managing Storage Growth. IBM's Storage and Virtualisation Specialist Garry Barker was invited to present on the impact of data protection and management challenges resulting from the explosive growth in the volume of data.
2011 F5 Customer Lunch
invited clients to dine with us at Melbourne's Premier Restaurant -
Rockpool Bar & Grill.
The event was co-sponsored by F5 Networks. F5 solutions can help clients
keep web enabled applications secure, fast and available. F5 Senior
Consultant Gavin Coulthard gave a brief presentation on how our clients
can Get a Grip on Web Apps.
Guests enjoyed a three course lunch designed by leading Chef Neil Perry
and a few lucky attendees took home some fantastic prizes.
Events in 2010
2010 Customer Dinner
Netsolutions invited customers and their partners for an exclusive dinner at Melbourne's Breezes restaurant in Crown.
Guests enjoyed an evening sampling the finest cuisine inspired by French
provincial flavours and prepared with Australian flair, all whilst enjoying
views of Melbourne's city skyline across the Yarra River.
Guest Speaker, David Parkin, gave us a motivational speech on the fundamentals of organisational success. David is one of the most inspiring coaches to have ever been part of the AFL.
There were some fantastic door prizes given out on the night including hotel packages from Crown Towers and Crown Metropol plus a Crown Spa massage.
2010 Customer Lunch
Netsolutions held a networking lunch at Melbourne's Quintessential Italian restaurant, Grossi Florentino.
Customers were treated to a superb lunch designed by leading Chef Guy Grossi, as they engaged with industry peers, and enjoyed an afternoon away from the office.
IBM Guest Speaker, Glenn Wightwick, presented on ways in which the Smarter Planet Vision has assisted local organisations - improving efficiency and their bottom line. Glenn is the Director of the IBM Australia Development Laboratory and IBM Australia Chief Technologist.
"It was a great afternoon with great company, and great food. I appreciate the invite and it was a very interesting IBM presentation. Certainly opened the eyes as to what IBM do away from the standard Hardware & Software supply."
Rob Hingston from Catholic Education Office was the lucky one to take away the draw prize which was one night in a loft style suite at Crown's newest hotel - Metropol including breakfast at Gordon Ramsey's restaurant - Maze. Enjoy Rob!
Events in 2009
2009 Customer Dinner
Thank you to all of our clients who joined us for our yearly customer dinner. We hoped you enjoyed the night and we look forward to seeing you and your partners again at the next event.
Netsolutions invited customers along to attend dinner at Bluestone Resturant & Bar on Flinders Lane. Sponsored by IBM Australia, our guests enjoyed fine dining while being entertained by the Hypnotist Zeiken Black. Our customers became the stars as Zeiken performed an amazing show that had everyone intrigued.
IBM.com Vice President Nic Nuske attended the dinner and gave us an interesting outlook on the new initiatives that IBM has planned. Although there is uncertainty in our economic climate, things are not what they seem...businesses are still growing and planning for the future. The ICT Industry in particular needs to stay one step ahead in reacting to the consistent changes in technologies that ultimately affect our business everyday. Although there are ups and downs, peaks and tweaks, highs and lows, the importmant message is that we need to keep moving ahead and look forward to the exciting new innovations that these challenges bring to light.
For those who attended the event and would like to be sent the video footage of the hypnotist stage show please contact us.
Network Security & PCI Compliance Breakfast Seminar
To kick off our seminar series for 2009, Netsolutions hosted a breakfast seminar in the Garden Rooms of the Crown Complex. The focus of the seminar was on Network Security and PCI Compliance.
The seminar was a great success, attracting organisations from a range of industries including retail, financial, business services, petroleum and energy.
Matthew Hackling, the Account Director for Deloitte Security & Privacy Services, presented on the PCI-DSS standard, the parties involved, compliance validation requirements for merchants, impact of the standard, and offered a pragmatic approach to compliance and the common pitfalls experienced by merchants.
Principal Consultant for Netsolutions, Richard Savage, explained the current trends in Network Security for 2009. It is important to understand the shift in requirements, the huge increase and diversity of threats, implement network security and address all layers, take control of visibility, reporting and response and implement structured test and acceptance processes.
Netsolutions and Juniper Networks are assisting customers in protecting their network through developing a comprehensive secure network architecture. Junipers network security solution portfolio helps IT managers protect users, devices, and data against threats, while providing secure access to network resources and meeting compliance requirements. Juniper’s architecture for PCI compliance provides a robust end-to-end compliance solution to properly protect sensitive cardholder data and to protect the business. Netsolutions will minimise risk through our Security Management Services. To find out more about these offerings please contact us.
Snapshot of events in 2008
Juniper Security & High Performance Networking Seminar
On Wednesday 29th of October many Melbourne and Sydney IT professionals joined Netsolutions and Juniper Networks to kick start their day with a breakfast seminar on the 89th floor of the Eureka Tower.
In this industry we are understanding more and more that the availability and functionality of high-performance networks is now more critical than ever. Netsolutions and Juniper Networks took this opportunity to present on how we can all improve the speed, cost effectiveness, accessibility and security of our applications using industry-leading networking and security technologies.
To find out more about the Juniper product portfolio and to establish how you can enhance the security and performance of your infrastructure please contact us.
IT Centralisation @ Cecconi’s
Hailed a great success by participants, Netsolutions hosted two lunch seminars on high performance strategies for IT Centralisation.
Village Roadshow CIO, David Kindlen and Business Systems Team Leader, Rob Hingston from Catholic Education Office attended the lunches as part of a panel presentation. Their knowledge and experience generated valuable discussions about how you can best align your IT Infrastructure with business strategies such as Consolidation, Virtualisation and enablers like Juniper's WAN Acceleration to reduce complexity, save on TCO, improve productivity and reduce energy costs/consumption.
The seminars were held at Cantina Cecconi’s Italian Restaurant on Flinders Lane and sponsored by Juniper Networks and IBM Australia. If you were unable to attend the events and have an interest in learning more about enhancing your Centralisation strategies please contact us.
Charity Casino tombée du jour
In support of remote communities and endangered animals of the Amazon wilderness as well as promoting a mentoring program for Indigenous Australian women, Netsolutions took part in sponsoring a Charity Casino event at the Boulevard Bar in Melbourne last night.
The night included a live and silent auction which was presented by international performing icon Ted Hamilton, a presentation from the founder of Boost Juice - Janine Allis, live entertainment and a variety of casino tables for everyone to enjoy.
Mirka Customer Dinner
Netsolutions highly values their customer partnerships and to show their appreciation, the company hosted a dinner at Mirka, Tolarno Hotel in St Kilda.
Their clients and partners enjoyed the spectacular dinner designed by leading Chef Guy Grossi, music, entertainment and the unique artwork of Mirka Mora.
IBM Green Speaker, Malcolm Mackay, presented on the important topic of the world’s energy crisis. IBM’s latest initiative called Project Big Green aims to decrease the carbon output created by IT departments and improve the awareness of energy efficient IT.
Netsolutions sponsored a Star-BQ event to help Starlight Children’s Foundation bring happiness to seriously ill children.
The company’s Managing Director, Theo Dimopoulos and his family, aimed to raise $5,000 which would grant a special wish for one child and their family.
The day was a great success and with the help of family, friends, clients and suppliers, the charity event raised over $8,000.