Are Managed IT Services Right For You? A Few Things to Consider

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How do you get a small business to recognize the value of managed IT services? In the start-up environment, we encounter many personality types. There is a reason people become entrepreneurs or C-level execs. When we meet the owners or decision makers at smaller companies and organizations, we can tell right away why they’re where…

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How Data Losses Happen – How To Prevent Them

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We recently worked with a small business owner who doesn’t have any data back up in place. Their files are stored on an external hard drive which they back up to every so often. Even if they had a central file storage device like a NAS, with mirrored drives, each housing the full data backup…

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The Impact Of Network Downtime In A Small Business

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Many SMB owners think IT downtime only costs them a few productive hours, but there’s a lot more at stake when your systems go down. Avoid these headaches with a strong network setup, and ongoing network management services from a local IT support company. Here’s what’s really at stake: client trust and confidence in you…

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Can You Afford To Skip Disaster Planning For Your SMB?

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Small business data backup is an absolute must. And yet, according to Symantec SMB, 50% of SMBs report they have no data backup and no disaster recovery plan in place. 41% of those surveyed confessed that they had not spent any time thinking about or putting in place any disaster planning or business continuity plan.…

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Data Leaks, Digital Privacy Act & Your Small Business

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There have been significant changes to Canada’s Digital Privacy Act, which are being enforced as of Nov 1, 2018, yet many small business owners are not informed on their responsibility in managing customer information. PIPEDA broadly defines “personal information” as “information about an identifiable individual.” It can be a clients age, financial information or a…

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The Limitations Of Antivirus – A Small Business Owner’s Guide

It’s easy to assume it won’t happen to you, until it does. Cyber criminals are targeting small businesses in a big way – and the consequences can be shocking. To protect your sensitive data and prevent security issues, our team at TUCU present this free guide to malware and viruses so that you can understand…

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Your Cloud Storage Is Not Cloud Backup – Why You May Need Both

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As small business IT Consultants in Toronto, we take a lot of calls from small business owners looking for the right IT solutions to meet their needs. One common misconception is around cloud storage versus cloud backup. If your business is using OneDrive, Google Drive or Dropbox storage, you may have a false sense of…

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Cloud Based vs In House Servers For Small Business

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There are two primary options for hosting data for businesses: in-house servers and cloud-based servers. Which option is right for your company? The answer to this question will be different for everyone and should be dependent on several factors. For example, do you have one office or several? What size is your business? Do you…

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