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The 5 Emails You Should Never Open

The 5 Most Common Email Phishing Scams No matter how “bomb-proof” we make your network, you and your employees can still invite a hacker in if you click on a link or open an attachment in an e-mail sent by a cyber criminal. Some spam is obvious but others are VERY cleverly designed to trick…

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Is YOUR Business Prepared For The End Of Windows 7?

What You Need To Know If you’re one of the estimated 30%+ of businesses still on the outdated Windows 7 platform, consider this your wake-up call. Time is nearly up for the trusty, tried-and-true operating system. On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will end support for Windows 7. That means no more updates, security or otherwise,…

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4 Mistakes You Might Be Making With IT Security

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The Old Adage, “If It Ain’t Broke Don’t Fix It” Is Putting Your Company At Risk For something so instrumental to the success of your business, technology can be an incredibly unstable, confusing and ever-changing tool. Just when you think you’ve got a handle on the latest cyber security trend, hackers find a way to…

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Network Abuse: Don’t Push Your ‘Luck’

Defend Your Network From Abuse With Content Filtering Look around your office. Isn’t it great to see your team hard at work on their computers? Yet if we take a closer look, let’s see what’s really happening…   Joe, your new sales rep, is poring over last weekend’s game stats… Amy in marketing is looking…

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4 Ways To Keep Your Confidential Information Confidential

4 Ways to Keep Your Employees from Leaking Confidential Information Hacking a business today is easier than it has ever been. With nearly every company in Canada now intimately intertwined with technology, you might think cyber security would be a priority. But the truth is, our protective measures have grown lax, as organizations fall behind…

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My Data Is Backed Up, So I Can Recover It Fast, Right?

Here’s a big (and scary) misconception you might have about your data backups: backing up your data guarantees a fast recovery. It does NOT! In short, data backup is nothing more than copying files. There are a number of ways data can be backed up, both manually and automatically—and you don’t need to know all…

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Don’t Let A Simple Mistake Take Your Business Hostage

Does Your Business Have A Plan For Ransomware? Could You Afford A $250,000 Mistake? 2018 was the year of ransomware. According to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, while malware and hacking breaches have been on a slight decline, the use of ransomware has skyrocketed. Criminals attracted to ease of use and minimal risks…

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Avenir IT Wins Canada’s Top 50 Best Managed IT Companies

Avenir IT has won a Canada’s 50 Best Managed IT Companies…for the second straight year in a row!  For the second consecutive year, Avenir IT has won a top spot among Canada’s 50 Best Managed IT Companies. President Mathieu Manaigre travelled to Toronto where the IT Channel giant, TechnoPlanet hosted the black tie gala at…

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Avenir IT Customer Appreciation Day

Over 10 years in beautiful St. Boniface Avenir IT celebrates over 10 years in business with a Customer Appreciation Day and Open House in their new office   Avenir IT invites the public, press and clients to celebrate over 10 years in business in the wonderful community of St.Boniface. February 28th from 4-6 pm in our new…

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