woman working from home with Microsoft 365 and IT support from TUCU

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 security concept

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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small business with ransomware infection

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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team on work from home video call

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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employee password on screen

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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small business owner managing own IT on laptop

The end of the year is a great time to organize your books, reflect with your team, prepare for growth next year, and upgrade your technology. In this post, we give you specific DIY tips you can do to check and secure your computers and accounts to better protect your business. Managed IT Service Providers…

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computers under water after flood depicting small business without disaster recovery plan

As a small business owner, you keep up with your industry – not tech terms. So the last thing you need is a bunch of confusing, meaningless jargon when you’re trying to understand what steps you need to take to ensure you can pull of a real disaster recovery for small business in the event…

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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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small business owner with network problems

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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