Metro DC IT Solutions Events

Bringing our expertise in the IT industry to our community.

Join us at one of our IT solutions events. Our events cover a variety of topics like cybersecurity and the latest in backup technology. We’re always adding more, so check back for an event near you.

Wednesday

November 14, 2018

HTC Marketing Matters: Eye Opening Optics to Maximize Your Message

Date: 11/14/2018
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET
Location: Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship
9250 Bendix Road, Columbia, MD 21044

Would you like to use video, photographs or graphic design elements more effectively in your marketing and messaging? Does it seem like it’s too costly or too difficult to add great optics to your business social media accounts? Join us for our next Marketing Matters program when we will discuss ways you can graduate your marketing message with easy ways to implement media ideas that will add some sizzle for your website, social media presence, and traditional marketing materials.

Overview:

  • Advantages of certain types of optics
  • Video and picture best practices
  • Low-cost options that make an impact
  • Online and mobile tools that help
  • Copyright considerations
  • Questions and answers

Panelist:
Dave Kile

Thursday

November 15, 2018

Keeping Your Business Secure Online [Webinar]

Date: 11/15/2018
Time: 12:00 p.m – 1:00 p.m ET

If you think cyber thieves are only targeting the enterprise accounts, think again. The recent wave of ransomware and other compromises impact organizations of all sizes. Recently the FBI reported that the little-known CEO Fraud scam has cost businesses more than $2.3 billion in losses over the past 4 years alone.

The last door left open for these cyber attackers is not the technology, but through your employees. Cyber criminals are aggressively targeting and taking advantage of social engineering as new primary means for a vast array of compromises.

In this webinar we will discuss some of the most common cyber threats to organizations and what can be done to mitigate these issues.

What will be covered:
Common cyber threats
Tactics used in social engineering
Steps in safeguarding client data
Ways to fight online fraud

Who should attend:
Business owners
Office Managers
Employees

Friday

October 19, 2018

Past Event

1st Annual Our Kids Our Future – Charity Golf Tournament

Date: 10/19/2018
Time: 7:30 a.m – 4:00 p.m ET
Location: Turf Valley Golf Club
2700 Turf Valley Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Ease Technologies, Clarity Business Solutions, iNovex Information Systems, and Vision Financial Group proudly hosted the first annual “Our Kids Our Future” golf tournament to raise funds for the Vision Financial Group Scholarship Fund on Friday, October 19th, 2018.

The Vision Financial Group Scholarship Fund is designed to award college scholarships to local high school graduates, with a focus on students who persevered in the face of adversity.

Sunday

October 6, 2018

Past Event

Ease Sponsoring Discover Downtown Columbia 5K

Location: Lakefront Plaza in Downtown Columbia

The Downtown Columbia Partnership is hosting the fifth annual Discover Downtown Columbia 5K.

The 5K course took runners and walkers through the landmarks of Downtown Columbia, highlighting its history as well as the future that’s unfolding. This year’s race featured a loop trail that starts and ends at the People Tree and winds past The Metropolitan, TEN.M and m.flats apartments and One and Two Merriweather office buildings, through Symphony Woods and into Merriweather Post Pavilion where participants crossed the stage to see the new renovations.

Tuesday

September 25, 2018

Past Event

Handling Today’s Changing Data Privacy Landscape [Recording]

Businesses now collect and depend on voluminous data from their customers, data that is often private and sensitive. Because bad actors are constantly looking for opportunities to steal that data, some companies have mishandled that data, and the loss of that data has significant implications for consumers, governments and regulators have released ever more stringent data-privacy regulations worldwide that most organizations must now meet.

Compliance with these regulations can be onerous and complex – it is often difficult to know exactly which regulations even apply. But the failure to comply can lead to substantial fines and cause reputational damage in the event of a breach. What do you need to know and what steps do you need to take today to reduce those risk?

What will be covered

  • The changing landscape of data privacy
  • The current, most commonly regulations
  • What is the GDPR?
  • How does this affect your business?
  • What should you be doing today?

Tuesday

August 28, 2018

Past Event

The HTC 2018 End of Summer Bash

Date: 08/28/2018
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Merriweather Post Pavilion
10477 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044

We’re sponsoring the HTC 2018 Summer Bash. Come celebrate the final days of summer with the Howard Tech Council!

Enjoy an evening of live music, networking, summer refreshments, and food in the VIP backstage area of Merriweather Post Pavilion. This event is the HTC’s largest party of the year, drawing hundreds of local professionals together for the evening.

Wednesday

July 18, 2018

Past Event

Enhance Your Business with Desktop Video Conferencing

Date: July 18,
2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. ET

Desktop video technology is already a part of almost everyone’s phones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers. Organizations can make use of existing systems to accomplish enhanced communications today.

What we’ll cover:
• Current desktop video technology
• How to evaluate your needs
• Desktop video solutions
• Video and audio tips

Thursday

June 28, 2018

Past Event

Howard Tech Council – Tech Wine Down Summer Sendoff

Date: June 28, 2018
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm EDT
Location: 6996 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046

Before we break for the summer, the Tech Wine Down is holding one more, very special networking event*. Join us in the UMBC Training Center Student Parking Lot for gourmet food and wine trucks, live music from Artistic Differences, and all the tech professional networking you can handle.

*Our generous sponsors have covered the costs for this event. All proceeds from tickets sales will be donated to the Howard County Community Disaster Relief Fund to aid the disaster victims in Ellicott City.

Wednesday

May 23, 2018

Past Event

Keeping Your Business Secure Online

Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 12pm-1pm EST

In this webinar, we’ll discuss some of the most common cyberthreats to businesses and what you can do to mitigate these issues.

What we’ll cover:
• Common threats
• Tactics used in social engineering
• Steps in safeguarding client data
• Ways to fight online fraud

Wednesday

April 25, 2018

Past Event

Ease Tech Talk: New Features and Tips for Office 365

Date: April 25, 2018
Time: 12 – 12:30 pm
Location: Online

With more than 85 million active users, Office 365 empowers individuals and entire organizations with the most complete set of productivity tools across all business devices. New features are added monthly. In this month’s Ease Tech Talk Webinar, we are going to focus on ways to help you take back control of your email inbox.

Join Ease Technologies as we cover some of the best and latest features for Microsoft Office and Outlook. We’ll be sharing ways for your organization to manage the overwhelming amount of email we all receive. We’ll be introducing you how to utilize the features in Clutter, Junk, Focused and Archived to not only save time, but get peace of mind.

It doesn’t matter if you’re just a casual user of Office 365 or an experienced pro, you don’t want to miss this important webinar. Take back your inbox today!