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24 Signs That Your Life Is Going Too Hi-Tech

How Many Of These Are You Guilty Of? You see a handset phone and try to enter your passcode first. The last time you spoke to someone on the phone was 2009. You consider “text neck” a sports injury. Your daughter is selling Girl Scout Cookies on her Web page. The concept of using real…

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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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Your #1 MUST-DO Resolution For 2019

With every New Year comes the chance to reset priorities. Unfortunately, when the topic of implementing a data recovery plan comes up, the comment we most often hear is “I know I should, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet…” So…what if the pilot on the next flight you’re on announces right after takeoff,…

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Top 5 Cybercriminal Confessions

The contemporary world is rife with digital thieves. They’re penetrating the complicated data structures of huge credit-monitoring companies like Equifax, scooping up the personal information of millions of people. They’re releasing sensitive customer data to the public from discreet businesses like Ashley Madison. They’re watching webcam feeds of our celebrities without them knowing; they’re locking…

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