NCET Tech Bite – Cloud and Backup Tips for Protecting Your Business – June 24th


Wednesday, June 24, 2015
11:30 – Noon: Networking
Noon – 1 pm: Program

Darren McBride, CEO of Sierra Computer Group

Darren McBride, CEO of Sierra Computer Group

Cloud and Backup Tips for Protecting Your Business
Including: The 20 most common backup mistakes

Hardware failure, hacking, viruses, and software bugs all result in data loss. The recent outbreak of the Cryptolocker and CryptoWall viruses in Reno has resulted in massive loss of company data.  On June 24, Darren McBride, CEO of Sierra Computer Group will share stories of backup success and failure using real world examples.  The presentation is designed for business owners, managers, and non-IT users but will have enough technical depth to also provide actionable protection planning for techies. The discussion will include how to protect IT assets using multiple backup methods, both locally and in the cloud.  The latest advances in backup software for small and medium businesses will be discussed along with mitigating human error, a big cause of data loss.  The seminar will conclude with low cost and easy tips and tricks to protect PCs from data loss.

By the time you leave the luncheon you will know the most common reason for data loss; the 20 common backup mistakes resulting in data loss during an emergency; why the time to restore your server may be several days longer than you want; and how the cloud can help in your backup strategy. Additionally, you will also learn ways to test the backup system and ways to reduce the impact of human error.

Join us for Tech Bite on Wednesday, June 24, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
11:30 am > 1:00 pm
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  • $25 – NCET members
  • $35 – non-members

NEW! Tables for 8 – includes premium location at front of room, table signage, and recognition from the podium during luncheon.

  • $200 – NCET members
  • $280 – non-members

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The Fine Print:

  • Advance reservations required. RSVP by 5:00 pm on Monday, June 22nd. (Sorry, walk-ins not available)
  • We encourage you to pay in advance—there is a $10 service charge for payment at the door.
  • No-shows will be charged the full amount of the reservation unless cancelled at least 48 hours before the event.

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Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
Grand Ballroom
3800 S. Virginia Street
Reno NV 89502

About Our Speaker

About Our Speaker

Darren McBride is an electrical engineer who graduated from UNR in 1983.  He is founder of both Sierra Computer Group and Highly Reliable Systems.  Sierra is a Northern Nevada network services and installation firm open since 1987.  High-rely is a spin off manufacturing company founded in 2004 that was born out of frustration with his client’s inability to protect their business data cheaply and easily.  Mr. McBride was the longtime host of the radio show Computer Bytes on KKOH and is an IT industry expert in computer security and backup.  He is an advocate for entrepreneurship in Northern Nevada, a member and past president of the Reno Tahoe Entrepreneurs Organization.

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NCET Tech Bite Sponsorship Opportunities
Luncheon Sponsorships
$500 per luncheon
Display Sponsorships
• Logo and live link on four emails sent to 7,000 of Northern Nevada business, community and educational leaders.• Logo and live link on NCET’s Tech Bite webpage• Mention on NCET’s Facebook pages• Recognition at luncheon• Logo displayed in onscreen before luncheon begins• Opportunity to distribute literature and other handouts to attendees• Sponsorships include a display table and two tickets to that month’s luncheon. Looking for an inexpensive way to promote your business?NCET offers display table space exclusively to NCET members at each Tech Bite luncheon for the bargain price of just $150 for a full table or $75 for a 1/2 table.Use your table for displays, to hand out information, pass out pamphlets or to greet attendees.This is a great way to highlight your services and promote your business!You can reserve your 1/2 table or a full table as you purchase your ticket to the luncheon..
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