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My secret to happiness

We live in an angry, negative world. The news is bombarded with upsetting stories. Never ending conflicts, threats of nuclear warfare, pandemics, corruption, incompetence, and the list goes on and on. Social media is no longer a platform where we share our honest thoughts, opinions, and life moments, but instead has become a platform where…

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Surviving the teenage years

Over the last 12 years, I can proudly say that I have mastered the art of hiring great engineers. I am surrounded by amazing talent and it seems like my last hires have all been superstars. As we all know – great businesses need more than great employees, they also need rock solid systems and…

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How To Lead From Afar

How To Manage Your Team And Keep Connected While Working Remotely With a lot businesses quickly having to shift to working from home, there are some managers out there that are struggling with how to lead their team. When we aren’t all in the same office, how do you keep productivity, communication and culture from…

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Avenir IT COVID-19 Response

Our Commitment To Our Clients Mathieu Manaigre, President & CEO, Avenir IT Inc. As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread across Canada and in our communities, Avenir IT will be taking the following steps effective Wednesday, March 18th to limit the spread of the virus within our organization and our clients: Limit on-site visits We…

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The Do’s & Don’ts Of Remote Access

Keeping Your Network Safe While Working Remotely As Canada continues to fight the Coronavirus outbreak, one way to reduce the spread is social distancing. For a lot of businesses, that means allowing staff to work from home through remote access. Remote access is when a connection is made to an organization’s internal network. This allows…

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How To Protect Yourself When Holiday Shopping Online

Online shopping continues to get better and better for Canadian consumers. Unfortunately, the ease and convenience of online shopping makes the holiday season the perfect time for cyber-criminals to commit fraud and steal information from unsuspecting online shoppers. Three common ways that attackers take advantage of online shoppers are: Creating fraudulent sites and email messages…

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The Hidden Danger Of ‘Shadow IT’ To Your Business

What is ‘Shadow IT’? We all know that using information technology — programs, apps, or internet browsing — carries a certain amount of risk. Nobody wants to have their secure data compromised, but technology brings enough benefits that the risk is worth it. So you vet certain systems, you establish protocols, you update and patch…

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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

Break-fix IT support

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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