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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business owner considering no disaster recovery plan

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 in small business

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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usb data theft by employee

Usually when people discuss network security and potential threats, they are talking about external threats. A hooded figure behind a keyboard may not be the most likely culprit out there. Perpetrators can be on your own payroll. While news of large companies being breached pop up regularly, the importance of internal data security for small…

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cover art for guide for small business on limits of antivirus software

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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server farm

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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password login screen

Password Security A single password can unlock access to your network and your company data. Every password should be created and managed with that in mind. This article offers up to date password research and password policy guidelines for small business owners to action to improve data security. Password hacking is one way that cyber…

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