Why You Need To Get Cyber Insurance

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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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Are You Ready For The Changing Workforce?

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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

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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

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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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Finding Your Inner Beast


We get it. Times are tough, and it is so easy to fall into a rut and call it quits. It is a time for caution and making smarter decisions. Business decisions that not only make sense for your business, but that are also in line with your true feelings and emotions. A couple months…

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Surviving The Teenage Years

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

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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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What’s Your Why?

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Yes, I know – my newsletter made it to your desk a little late this month. But I promise, I have a good reason, a great one even… You see, I’m part of this mastermind group where I get to hang out with 300+ other IT CEOs from all over the world every quarter and…

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How to Change A Water Jug

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A couple weeks ago, while sweeping the kitchen floor, my youngest begged me to give him the broom so that he could do the sweeping. While I’m no fan of doing house chores, my first instinct was to simply tell him no so that I could get it done quickly and get it over with.…

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No Jerks Allowed!

no jerks allowed

As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in my living room with my 7-year-old blaring Aerosmith (his favorite band) on the radio while dancing with his little brother to “Taste of India”. Yet, something has been on my mind that I simply can’t get rid of and that is one of our company’s immutable laws. I…

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