Onward & Upward

onward and upward

February was one heck of a crazy month for us at Avenir IT. It seems like so much is happening so fast that writing my monthly article has almost become therapeutic as I stop all disruptions and set aside some time to shut down and focus on this one thing. Sure, it’s not quite 5AM…

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Why You Need To Get Cyber Insurance

get cyber insurance

Here at Avenir IT – we often get asked questions about Cyber Insurance. Whether or not their business needs it, if it’s “worth it”, and finally if cyber insurance is necessary even though they currently work with a managed IT service provider. The answer to all three of those questions is most definitely – YES!…

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Rip My Art Out

take your kid to work day

I don’t know about you – but I really enjoyed the overnight shift from Fall to Winter this year. I usually go into full hermit mode as soon as the first snow flake hits the ground – but I felt like I was ready for change and in fact was looking forward to it! A…

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Are You Ready For The Changing Workforce?

changing workforce

The outlook for a post-covid society is looking hopeful. We’ll soon allow our vaccinated friends from the south to visit our beautiful country and I’m looking forward to finally getting to participate in a home game crowd to cheer our Winnipeg Blue Bombers this month!    Here at Avenir IT – we’re also getting ready! We’ve…

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Building A Great Team Through Company Culture

company culture

Currently, at Avenir IT, we have a team of 20 employees. This includes help desk engineers, team leaders, NOC technicians, administration, a lonely salesperson, and our management team. Due mostly to growth – only 8 were with us prior to the pandemic. This means that we’ve added 12 talented individuals to our roster. A roster…

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Save Thousands With Business Automation

business automation

This month – I’ve been reflecting back to an experience from 2019 that involved my brother, Eric. Eric used to manage retail sales for all of Eastern Canada for the largest soft drink manufacturer in the world. He was kind of a big deal – and in 20 years managed to break sales records and…

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My Secret To Happiness

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

business growth

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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