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7 Reasons To Switch To Microsoft 365 & Retire Your Server

November 9, 2020
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It seems everyone is in the cloud these days. In fact, over 70% of business across Canada and the US have already moved to the cloud or will do so in 2020-2021. You probably see a lot of ads and blog posts about Microsoft 365 and switching to the cloud – and you may have…

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Does QuickBooks Desktop Software work well over a VPN?

October 22, 2020
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A small business owner called us up to discuss giving his team access to QuickBooks Desktop Software over a VPN. He was not able to switch to QuickBooks Online due to a lack of required features for his type of business. We explained that VPN for QuickBooks issues are common, and we don’t recommend that…

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Emotet Trojan Computer Virus Spreading

October 7, 2020
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A new Trojan virus is spreading across North America. The infected email will feel very familiar, as it will be picking up an email thread you had with a known contact in the past, and will seem as though your contact is picking up an old thread. This is the Emotet trojan virus. Delete it.…

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Two Factor Authentication on Microsoft 365 Begins Soon

September 15, 2020
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It’s time for your company to enable Two Factor Authentication on your Microsoft accounts, before Microsoft locks you out – but your employees may be pushing back. Here is an explanation and instructions to get everyone prepared for the October cut-off date, even if you wait until the last day to actually pull the trigger.…

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Remote Working with Microsoft 365

September 8, 2020
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Work from home transitions may not have gone as smoothly or securely as you would like, as they were likely done in a hurry earlier this year. However, now you can step back and secure your remote work infrastructure and reinvent how your team works – and where you re-allocate your commercial rent budget. Migrating…

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Data Loss Prevention with Microsoft 365

August 20, 2020
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Every small business – from the local food truck, to the dental office, to the hedge fund to the design studio – trades in sensitive information. We all use technology and we all have to protect our own information, and that of our clients.  We all need security awareness, culture and systems to limit risk, especially…

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Web Hosted Email & Ransomware

August 7, 2020
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Your free web hosting email could cost you $25,000.  Your server backup on a USB hard drive could cost you $50,000.  Cheap IT solutions are sometimes used by small business owners, and more often, they are resulting in ransomware infections, right here in Toronto. The ransoms were $4,000-5,000 a few years ago. This year we…

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Your Server Back Up and Ransomware Risk

August 7, 2020
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Your server backup on that USB hard drive could cost you $50,000. Your free web hosted email could cost you $25,000. For years, small business owners have been using seemingly sufficient, free or cheap IT solutions but the real cost is changing. In 2019, cyber crime exploded in Canada. Previously, targets were largely aimed at…

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Protecting Your Work From Home Team & Business

July 29, 2020
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When it comes to IT security, especially work from home security, practice prevention. It’s cost effective, less stressful, less disruptive to business, and the only reporting involved is the good kind. Some people will avoid IT Security at all costs. One morning we received a call from a small firm with ransomware. They had been…

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Secure Password Enforcement for Small Business

July 20, 2020
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Two of the weakest points in your cyber security position are your employees behaviour (clicking risky links, opening bad attachments) and their passwords, because they are weak and easy to crack. This is true for large enterprise companies and small business alike. The good news is, secure password enforcement is fairly easy to lock down.…

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