Profile cover photo
Profile photo
MTUG - Maine Technology Users Group
11 followers -
Bringing IT professionals together to share real technology experiences to the benefit of Maine businesses and communities.
Bringing IT professionals together to share real technology experiences to the benefit of Maine businesses and communities.

11 followers
About
Communities and Collections
Posts

Post is pinned.Post has attachment

Join the nonprofit Maine Technology Users Group either in-person or online for a special security-focused educational session and breakfast!

DATE: Wed. 11/15/2017 from 7a-9a (~7:30-8:30a webcast)

WHERE: UNE - Portland, Blewett Bldg, Rm 233 (parking available behind the Recreation Center, near the south end of campus) -- or watch online at the MTUG Webex portal.

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION / WEBEX LINKS at:
http://www.mtug.org/mtug-events/mtug-breakfast-webcast-nov2017

EVENT SCHEDULE:
7:00am: REGISTRATION OPENS for In-person Breakfast Event with Continental Breakfast/Coffee
7:30 - 8:30am: PRESENTATION BEGINS (as well as Online Webex broadcast), Q&A time near end
8:30 - 9:00am: NETWORKING with other tech professionals and enthusiasts!

SPEAKER: Ryan McArthur, a full-time security administrator at a Maine nonprofit, and is also adjunct faculty in Technology and Security at Kaplan University and SNHU.

TOPIC DESCRIPTION:
Ryan McArthur will cover the lessons which can be learned from the largest, most significant data breaches based upon publicly available information on the Internet. Using articles from leading news organizations such as the New York Times, Computer World, Security Intelligence, etc., for each of the largest and most damaging breaches, including Equifax, this presentation briefly reviews and analyses key points of breakdown. Society expects organizations spending millions of dollars a year on Information Security would be very secure, yet, these organizations experience breaches. The core of this presentation examines common sense ideas and security industry best practices you might use to prevent a similar sequence of events happening to your organization.

*
For over 30 years, the independent, nonprofit Maine Technology Users Group has been dedicated to bringing IT professionals and enthusiasts together to share real technology experiences for the benefit of Maine businesses and communities. FMI, please visit http://www.mtug.org/.
*
Add a comment...

Post has shared content
Join us Wed., 9/27! Dr. Rafael Grossman talks about using Google Augmedix at Eastern Maine Health System...
The Maine Technology Users Group hosts its Bangor tech community Peers & Beers on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30pm. This event has been generously co sponsored by FairPoint Communications (www.fairpoint.com), and will be held at Seasons Restaurant’s “Black Bear” function room, 427 Main Street, Bangor, Maine. The event is free, and open to all technology professionals and enthusiasts.

FMI, and to pre-register for one free drink ticket, visit www.mtug.org or call 207-370-5327.

The evening will feature a brief “Tech Spotlight” presentation, “Real-Time Remote Medical Transcription with Google Augmedix at Eastern Maine Health Systems” with trauma surgeon and technology innovator, Dr. Rafael Grossmann.
Eastern Maine Medical Center has recently started piloting Google Augmedix, using a Google Glass device, to take real-time medical transcription during patient appointments. Dr. Grossmann is a full time trauma surgeon at EMMC, and a technology innovator who pioneered the world’s first application of Google Glass in surgery. More recently, he is participating in the Google Augmedix program and will demonstrate the function and value of Google Augmedix in patient services and health data management.

MTUG’s "Peers & Beers" event is a chance for IT professionals and enthusiasts to network in an informal setting while learning about a unique technology topic.

For over 30 years, the independent, nonprofit Maine Technology Users Group has brought professionals together to share real tech experiences for the benefit of Maine businesses and communities.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
The Maine Technology Users Group hosts its Bangor tech community Peers & Beers on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30pm. This event has been generously co sponsored by FairPoint Communications (www.fairpoint.com), and will be held at Seasons Restaurant’s “Black Bear” function room, 427 Main Street, Bangor, Maine. The event is free, and open to all technology professionals and enthusiasts.

FMI, and to pre-register for one free drink ticket, visit www.mtug.org or call 207-370-5327.

The evening will feature a brief “Tech Spotlight” presentation, “Real-Time Remote Medical Transcription with Google Augmedix at Eastern Maine Health Systems” with trauma surgeon and technology innovator, Dr. Rafael Grossmann.
Eastern Maine Medical Center has recently started piloting Google Augmedix, using a Google Glass device, to take real-time medical transcription during patient appointments. Dr. Grossmann is a full time trauma surgeon at EMMC, and a technology innovator who pioneered the world’s first application of Google Glass in surgery. More recently, he is participating in the Google Augmedix program and will demonstrate the function and value of Google Augmedix in patient services and health data management.

MTUG’s "Peers & Beers" event is a chance for IT professionals and enthusiasts to network in an informal setting while learning about a unique technology topic.

For over 30 years, the independent, nonprofit Maine Technology Users Group has brought professionals together to share real tech experiences for the benefit of Maine businesses and communities.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
The Maine Technology Users Group hosts their season-opening "Peers & Beers" at Bruno's, Portland, featuring a demo of Amazon CloudFormation by Christopher Falk of MPX. The event is co-sponsored by Blue Spruce Technologies.

The evening will feature a brief "Tech Spotlight" presentation, "Instant Infrastructure with Amazon CloudFormation" by Christopher Falk, Director, IT Operations & Security at MPX. Christopher will share his experiences implementing Amazon CloudFormation at his organization, and will demonstrate a recent project, highlighting best practices.

MTUG will also briefly demo their new website due to be released this fall with a new job board, directory, and announcement/event posting interface, to help promote community tech events and initiatives from tech groups across the state, for the enrichment of Maine technology professionals, their organizations, and communities.

Lastly, MTUG will highlight the upcoming 2017-18 season of free events, including educational webinars and Peers & Beers networking meetups, that run from fall through

***
MTUG’s Peers and Beers events are a chance for IT professionals and enthusiasts to network in an informal setting while learning about a unique technology topic. There are usually four held each season -- two in the fall and two in the spring -- at locations across Maine.

The Maine Technology Users Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to holding independent, manufacturer-agnostic peer-to-peer workshops, webinars and networking events for Maine technology professionals and enthusiasts to the benefit of Maine businesses and communities.
***

Pre-register at www.mtug.org for one free drink ticket at the Peers & Beers event.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
NNENIX -- Northern New England Neutral Internet Exchange -- is a new, non-profit Internet Exchange (IX) specifically for Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

--> Why does Maine have the lowest average peak Internet connection speeds in the entire United States, according to statistics from Akamai's State of the Internet report?

--> Why does Internet traffic within Maine often have to "boomerang" out to New York, Boston, or Chicago to get across town?

--> What are some of the factors behind the high wholesale and retail per-megabit costs for Internet services in Maine?

This webinar will address these questions and more, and reveal why Internet Exchanges are vital to the functioning of the modern Internet.

The presenters will be:
--> Jim Troutman, independent consultant/network engineering for many regional ISPs), and
--> Jeff Letourneau, Director at Networkmaine

Longtime Internet-development veterans Jim Troutman and Jeff Letourneau -- along with Jeff McCarthy of Maine Fiber Company -- are the founders of the new, local, not-for-profit Northern New England Neutral Internet Exchange (NNENIX, pronounced "nee-nicks").

The purpose of NNENIX is to improve the overall speed, quality and resiliency of the Internet experience, while reducing Internet bandwidth costs for its members and for Northern New England as whole.

Come learn how your organization can benefit by either directly connecting to NNENIX as a member (in Portland now, Bangor soon, NH & VT planned), or by being the customer of a local NNENIX-member Internet Service Provider.

For more information about NNENIX, visit their site at www.nnenix.net or follow them on twitter @NNENIX.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Special "Peers & Beers" spotlights Maine Tech User & Ed Groups -- Wed 3/15/17 in Lewiston -- Co-Sponsored by Rolta Advizex!

The Maine Technology Users Group is dedicating our annual Lewiston "Peers & Beers" event to highlight the diverse community of nonprofit technology groups! Five groups will briefly present their missions and activities, and be on hand for questions, information and networking:

WHEN: Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 4:30-6:30pm
WHERE: Davinci's Eatery, 150 Mill Street, Lewiston, Maine
CO-SPONSOR: Rolta Advizex

TECH SPOTLIGHT:
A selection of Maine's vibrant tech learning and user groups will briefly present about their missions and activities, including:
** ISC2 Maine Chapter (security)
** Bangor Information Security Professionals
** Agile Maine
** Project>Login
MTUG will also highlight the upcoming 30th Annual I.T. Summit & Tradeshow to be held May 31.

FMI, and to pre-register for one free Peers & Beers drink ticket, visit the event page here:
http://www.mtug.org/event-detail/23/83-MTUG-Lewiston-Peers-Beers
(or call 207-370-5327)

This event was created by MTUG’s volunteer Outreach Committee to bring attention to Maine’s the broad array of groups bringing education and networking opportunities to Maine’s community of technology professionals and enthusiasts. Board members Abbie Brown and Uli Stewart coordinated the event.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Join MTUG online on January 18th at 11am for a discussion of trends in Cloud business tools for organizations like yours.

Our speakers will walk us through the evolving definitions of cloud computing as well as discuss recent trends including but not limited to cold storage, SaaS, and IaaS. They will lead a conversation about the security risks of operating in the cloud and responsibilities required to manage the risks.

Speakers include:
--> Steve Blanc, Vice President & Associate Chief Information Officer, Bowdoin College
--> Lane Greer, Manager, Customer Success, Accenture

Some topics to be covered include:
--> Redefining Cloud Computing
--> Has it become more safe or less safe to operate in the Cloud?
--> Moving in and out of the Cloud
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
The nonprofit Maine Technology Users Group will host a free online webinar, Wednesday, December 7, 2016, from 11am to 12pm, to review the latest issues with Broadband access across the state, featuring panelists from Maine’s ConnectME Authority and FairPoint Communications.

Panelists include:
--> Lisa Leahy, Associate Executive Director at the ConnectME Authority,
--> Sarah Davis, Senior Director of Government Affairs, FairPoint Communications, and
--> Jeff Nevins, Director of External Relations and Community Broadband Development, FairPoint Communications.

Lisa Leahy, ConnectME’s Associate Executive Director, will discuss the broadband authority’s initiatives. ConnectME has provided over $11.5 million dollars over the past eight years to support private/public partnerships for broadband infrastructure build out and community planning grants. The 141 grants have enabled high speed internet to reach 39,000 unserved households and businesses, and is aiding local and regional entities to develop plans to expand the availability of broadband services.

FairPoint’s Sarah Davis will provide insight into their continued deployment of high speed Internet into underserved areas, including the Connect America Fund II (CAF2) broadband expansions in 2016 and the 5-7 year horizon. Jeff Nevins will discuss FairPoint's involvement with over 140 local and regional organizations to assist them in exploring broadband issues in their area.

MTUG volunteer board members Mark Hopper of Stonewall Kitchen and Austin Brower of FairPoint Communications developed the topic and recruiting voices for this month’s webinar.

TO REGISTER for a webinar please visit http://mtug.webex.com or call 207-370-5327.

All MTUG webinars are posted online in MTUG's Library, or the Recordings section of MTUG’s Webex portal. MTUG's 2016-17 Season runs from September through April with our Annual Summit in late May. Discussion topic ideas are always accepted via the contact form on the MTUG website at www.mtug.org.

The Maine Technology Users Group, founded in 1987, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing IT professionals and enthusiasts together to share real technology experiences for the benefit of Maine businesses and communities. FMI about the organization, its activities, and resources, contact Kate Carpenter through MTUG’s “Contact Us” page at www.mtug.org or by calling 207-370-5327.
Add a comment...

Post has shared content
Join us tomorrow at 11am!
Join the Maine Technology Users Group for our last security webinar of CyberSecurity Month, "Webinar #2: Enterprise Security Awareness" this coming Wednesday!

WHEN: Wed., Oct. 26th, 2016 11:00am to Noon.

WHERE: Online at http://mtug.webex.com.

SPEAKER(S): Joe Johnston, InfoSec Analyst and Kevin Calderwood, Director IT Security, both from ON Semiconductor (formerly Fairchild Semiconductor), and Daniel Sheldon, Solutions Architect/Networking, of Rolta Advizex.

TOPIC: I.T. Security Awareness and Best Practices in the Enterprise.

Joe and Kevin will present the five steps they follow for implementing a security awareness program. Daniel will speak on Adaptive Security at the network edge and the need to gain visibility from the internet, data center, and network edge. (Updated info at the event page here: http://www.mtug.org/event-detail/23/78-WEBINAR-2-Enterprise-Security-Awareness).

REGISTER ONLINE: http://mtug.webex.com.

MTUG thanks our volunteer boardmember-coordinators who worked on bringing this event together: Uli Stewart of Vantage Point Recruiting, Kevin Heatley of Gorham Savings Bank, and Austin Brower of FairPoint Communications.

All MTUG webinars are posted online in MTUG's Library. MTUG's 2016-17 Season runs from September through April with our Annual Summit in late May. Discussion topic ideas are always accepted via the contact form on the MTUG website.

The Maine Technology Users Group, founded in 1987, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing IT professionals and enthusiasts together to share real technology experiences to the benefit of Maine businesses and communities. For more information about the organization and its activities and resources, contact Kate Carpenter through MTUG’s “Contact Us” page at www.mtug.org or by calling 207-370-5327.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Join the Maine Technology Users Group for our last security webinar of CyberSecurity Month, "Webinar #2: Enterprise Security Awareness" this coming Wednesday!

WHEN: Wed., Oct. 26th, 2016 11:00am to Noon.

WHERE: Online at http://mtug.webex.com.

SPEAKER(S): Joe Johnston, InfoSec Analyst and Kevin Calderwood, Director IT Security, both from ON Semiconductor (formerly Fairchild Semiconductor), and Daniel Sheldon, Solutions Architect/Networking, of Rolta Advizex.

TOPIC: I.T. Security Awareness and Best Practices in the Enterprise.

Joe and Kevin will present the five steps they follow for implementing a security awareness program. Daniel will speak on Adaptive Security at the network edge and the need to gain visibility from the internet, data center, and network edge. (Updated info at the event page here: http://www.mtug.org/event-detail/23/78-WEBINAR-2-Enterprise-Security-Awareness).

REGISTER ONLINE: http://mtug.webex.com.

MTUG thanks our volunteer boardmember-coordinators who worked on bringing this event together: Uli Stewart of Vantage Point Recruiting, Kevin Heatley of Gorham Savings Bank, and Austin Brower of FairPoint Communications.

All MTUG webinars are posted online in MTUG's Library. MTUG's 2016-17 Season runs from September through April with our Annual Summit in late May. Discussion topic ideas are always accepted via the contact form on the MTUG website.

The Maine Technology Users Group, founded in 1987, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing IT professionals and enthusiasts together to share real technology experiences to the benefit of Maine businesses and communities. For more information about the organization and its activities and resources, contact Kate Carpenter through MTUG’s “Contact Us” page at www.mtug.org or by calling 207-370-5327.
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded