Tuesday 23 February – Main Meeting – 6–8 pm

Alex Zaharov-Reutt


This month’s main meeting guest is Acronis, a company that hasn’t presented to the SPCUG since 2008, and they’re coming to tell us about their new Acronis Backup and Security 2010.

Acronis is well known for its backup and disaster recovery software, with consumers likely most familiar with “True Image Home 2010”, backup software that pounds the free Windows backup software into the dust.

Now, Acronis has taken that entire backup engine, and has merged it with BitDefender’s Internet security technologies, to deliver an Internet Security software package that has a truly industrial strength backup technology, effectively surpassing that of its competitors, while branching Acronis out into an entirely new direction.

Simon Howe

Simon Howe, Acronis’ Country Sales Manager for Australia and New Zealand will be along to present to us next Tuesday, and he has promised to show us actual features and a proper demonstration – I’ve asked him not to give us the same kind of “doom and gloom” presentation we had from Symantec in November – but a showing of how the software works instead, along with information on Acronis’ other products.

So, come along to the main meeting, get your questions answered in the Q&A, see some interesting video of Microsoft’s upcoming new “Windows 7 Phone”, hear a bit of news about 3D Television coming to Australia by mid-2010, learn about some cool new web sites, catch up with your user group friends and re-celebrate the start of 2010 even though it’s February!

See you there, Alex.


One thought on “Tuesday 23 February – Main Meeting – 6–8 pm

  1. The actual presentation did in fact cut quicker to the chase and give us more meat and in-depth information about what Acronis can deliver.
    They also showed the product(s) is much better placed as a competitor for Norton 360.

    The Q&A was also lively and well fielded.

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