NCET Tech Wednesday – PacStates – December 11


December 11, 2019
5:30–6 p.m.: Networking
6–7:30 p.m.: Presentations & Tour

Nearly every organization relies on technology and for vital functions, including unified communications, mobility, collaboration, and customer service. However, this comes with challenges such as cybersecurity, ransomware and complexity. At this Tech Wednesday, PacStates will cover several important topics, including:

Cybersecurity / Ransomware: Are you safe? 

Many businesses mistakenly believe that they are not at risk for a ransomware attack. They may think that they are too small to be a target. However, cybersecurity threats are now automated, AI-driven operations looking for any weakness to exploit. PacStates will discuss best practices to protect your organization not just against Ransomware, but also a Zero Day event.

UCaaS or VoIP: Which is for you?

UCaaS, or Unified Communications as a Service, is an enterprise service method for streamlining all communications via cloud-based software services. UCaaS typically can provide small to medium companies the “big system” features very cost effectively for a monthly fee per seat per month.  Voice-over-IP, or VoIP, can refer to premise or hosted cloud solutions,. Many organizations have clear use cases for unifying their business communications in the cloud VoIP and will unlock the greatest benefits by picking UCaaS. However, some other organization’s needs are best met by premise VoIP. PacStates will cover the difference between these two types of business communication technologies, and how to know which is best for your organization.

Do you need a Managed Services Provider?

A managed service provider, or MSP, delivers services, such as network, application, infrastructure and security, via ongoing and regular support. In 2018, PacStates launched a new IT Support Division, that provides 24/7 technical support, a U.S.-based desktop help desk, server monitoring, Virtual CIO, and more by certified technicians and customer-support specialists. PacStates will address how this integrated approach can help a variety of businesses.

Learn about these three topics and enjoy a delicious holiday spread during this Tech Wednesday.

PacStates,  One Company – One Call

How many different companies do you have to call for your technology?  PacStates’ mission is to provide the best overall combination of services and solutions to best meet our client’s definition of success.  We will briefly discuss how we are uniquely postponed to provide custom solutions for the full spectrum of business needs including; dial tone, internet, cable infrastructure design build, equipment rooms, surveillance, access control, phones systems, IT infrastructure and ongoing IT managed care services including cyber security.  One Company – One Call, no finger pointing!

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December 11, 2019
5:30 – 6:00 pm Networking
6:00 – 7:30 pm Presentations and Tour

• $15 – NCET members
• $25 – General Admission
• $10 – Children under 18 accompanied by a parent or adult guardian

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240 S. Rock Blvd. #117
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The fine print:

  • You must pay for your ticket at the time of registration.
  • No-shows will be charged the full amount of the reservation unless canceled at least 48 hours before the event.

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