Software Licence Compliance Breakfast

Join us for a FREE Software Licence Compliance Breakfast in Melbourne, Australia.

iComply is a leading provider of Software Asset Management  services.

The seminar will be presented by Troy Parker – an expert on Microsoft Licensing and Software Asset Management, and an experienced licensing auditor.

What you will learn:

* Common licensing traps and pitfalls
* Steps you can take to reduce and manage the risks of over and under-licensing.
* Advice on how to get compliant and save thousands of dollars in licensing costs.
* Insight into what can be expected in the event of a licence audit.
* How to make sure you wont be audited by Microsoft for at least 12 months!

Tuesday 19th October: 7.00am – 9.00am (AEST) Complimentary Breakfast Provided

RACV Club – 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne Registration at 7.00 am –

RSVP essential

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Breakfast seminar details
Date: Tuesday 19th October, 2010
Time: Registration 7:00am, Session 7:15am – 9:00am
Location: RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Australia
Presenter: Troy Parker (SAM & Licensing Services Manager)
Registration: Register now via this page, or contact us directly on +61 3 9545 1452
Catering: Breakfast provided

Linux Photo Databases and Free and Open Source Business Models – October LUV Meeting

Location: The Buzzard Lecture Theatre. Evan Burge Building, Trinity College, Melbourne University Main Campus, Parkville.

When: October 5th 2010 at 19:00

Brian May – A Linux Photo Database Application
Mike King – Free and Open-Source Business Models.

A Linux Photo Database Application by Brian May

Digital cameras allow the ability to take hundreds, if not thousands of photos, quickly and easily. However, what do you do with the photos afterwards? If most of your photos are duds, then the solution is easy – just delete them. What if many of them are good quality? How do you store them in such a way you will be able to relocate that photo if you need it? How do you do it without wasting hours tagging hundreds of photos? The talk discusses open source software I have written to try and address these issues, and some of the challenges I have encountered on the way.

Free and Open-Source Business Models by Mike King

How can free software make money when you can’t sell it? This is the challenge for businesses with open source. Mike King looks at a few different business models built around it.

Mike King is CIO of Horizon Consumer Science, an International market research companies with offices in Melbourne, Los Angeles and London. Mike has B.Sc. in Engineering Science from Warwick University in the UK, and has 30 years of experience in software development, including real time monitoring systems, communications protocols and web and database technologies.

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Web Content Management Masterclass

Optimizing web content performance, usability, functionality and accessibility to improve your web content ROI.


As the technology evolves at such fast pace, the online users are expecting the highest quality online experience and fast web performances. Therefore, delivering compelling features and content as well the overall web accessibility is a must-do, in order to maximise the gains and ROI of your websites and intranets in this competitive business environment.

Web Content Management Masterclass aims to examine what works and what not in enhancing the overall online reputation.

Listed below is the summary of the 2-day training

·         Overview of web content management best practices
·         Information and data governance
·         Web content management performance optimization
·         User-centric web content – Information architecture, SOA and design philosophy
·         Intranet optimization

·         Cost effective content management systems
·         Leadership and project management in web content
·         Innovative web contents
·         Reliable and sustainable web content systems to ensure long term viability

22ND – 23RD November 2010

Web Application (In)Security Brief – Injection

Having recently run training sessions on web application security for SyScan’10 and Blackhat, we’re lucky enough to have Wade Alcorn from NGS to give a brief presentation on “Exploiting and discovering injection” for September’s Perth OWASP Meeting. Come on up to Level 46 of the Bankwest Tower to join us discuss web application security with Wade and others. Please RSVP to ensure appropriate seating arrangements and we’re hoping to then shift off to the Generous Squire for a quick beverage afterwards!

About the presenter

Wade Alcorn has experience in numerous aspects of offensive information security assessments. This ranges from bluetooth, reverse engineering and web application assessments to managing large teams of security professionals. Prior to joining NGS, Wade had been responsible for cutting-edge PKI and VPN development using technologies including C/C++ and Java. He has presented at conferences including BlackHat and AusCERT.

Date: Thursday the 30th of September, 2010

Time: 17:15 sign-in, 17:30 start

Location: Level 46, Bankwest Tower, 108 St Georges Tce, Perth, 6000

Melbourne VMware User Group

Please join us for the upcoming Melbourne VMware User Group meeting on Thursday, September 30th.

This is a great opportunity to meet with your peers to discuss virtualization trends, best practices and the latest technology.

13:00 MVMUG Steering Committee Announcement

13:15 VMworld 2010 Wrap Up (Chris Troiani, EMC)

14:00 Break (drinks and snacks)

14:20 What’s Hot with VMware View – VMworld Edition (David Wakeman, VMware)

15:00 Free Discussion/Networking

Register today to join us for this free informative event. Space is limited, so respond as soon as possible to reserve your seat.

When: September 30, 2010
13:00 – 16:30

Victoria University
300 Flinders Street
Room C1101
Melbourne VIC 3000

CIO Summit 2010: The 21st Century CIO

When: 6 October, 2010

Where: Hilton on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne

Price: Limited time Complimentary Registration* – value $395

Join CIO, the CIO Executive Council & IDC on 6 October at Australia’s premier Melbourne event for senior IT executives – the CIO Summit 2010.

Produced by CIO magazine in partnership with sister organisations, the CIO Executive Council, and research firm IDC, the CIO Summit provides a compelling, content-rich event where CIOs and other senior IT executives can come together to get up-to-speed on critical business and technology issues ranging from the impact of local economic conditions to the most pressing global trends affecting IT in the enterprise.

The CIO Summit is a unique opportunity for CIOs and IT professionals to acquire knowledge and insight from industry pundits as well as real-world experience on a variety of important topics concerning IT.

The 2010 summit agenda will draw on IDC’s Forecast for Management (FFM) Survey. The FFM asks CIOs questions relating to their use of, expenditure on, resourcing for and challenges with IT — including what they are planning in terms of budgets, resources and intentions for the use of technology in the coming years.

The summit will draw on this information and present an overview of the dynamic ICT industry and offer insight for benchmarking and vendor strategic planning.

Attend the CIO Summit in 2010 to share a stimulating day of ideas and insights with your peers and expert speakers.

The CIO Summit 2010:

* Features a mingling of IT users and executives and recognised industry leaders

* Is a comprehensive forum for busy CIOs and IT professionals to acquire knowledge and insights enabling informed decisions, increased ROI and maximum productivity

* Promotes an exchange of ideas, challenges and solutions, and business case studies

* Encourages discussion of pressing IT implementation issues and best practices

Who will attend

The CIO Summit is a highly-focused, ‘C’ level summit for Australia’s leading technology thinkers including:

* CIOs

* CTOs

* IT Directors

* Senior IT executives

* IT Managers and other senior business executives

The event is designed to appeal to those with a strategic focus on business and the role that technology plays in their companies ability to remain competitive in the coming decade.

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