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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Most employees no longer believe an office presence is necessary for a productive day’s work. Some reports support the idea that greater focus and productivity can come from employees working from home. Other reports support the idea that teams function best when physically present together. Most certainly, since broadband access became widespread, and as mobile…

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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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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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Canadian Ransomware Statistics Update Cyber crime is still going strong, and small business owners are suffering. Ransomware, created in 2013, is a new favourite among cyber criminals. This malicious software is designed to block access to a computer system, denying access to data until a sum of money is paid. For small business owners, it…

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If you own a business, you almost certainly use technology every day. Aside from routine operations, technology is also utilized in various forms to communicate with clients and with other team members. If you are like most businesses, not all communication happens within the office. You probably use a combination of computers, tablets, and smartphones…

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3 layers of network security cover

Good network security practices are required to protect your company and client data, the lifeblood of your business. Whether you are in research and development, marketing, law or the nonprofit sector, getting these things right will ensure you have the proper defenses in place the next time a big attack like WannaCry happens.  Good networking…

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Ransomware In Canada title over Canadian flag

Canadian Companies More Likely To Pay Ransomware Demands The following findings were the Canadian portion of a study of 540 respondents in 4 countries, and it seems Canadians were more likely to pay ransomware demands.  The study was undertaken by Osterman Research, published by Malware Bytes and reported on by Profit Guide. In this small…

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