#Lets Talk Nerdy

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October is a lot of things – of course, kids everywhere are circling October 31st as one of their favourite days of the year and we will be celebrating Thanksgiving on Monday, October 11th. Personally, I love Thanksgiving – the opportunity to share thanks and love with my family and my kids over an amazing…

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Stupid, Dumb Luck

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Stupid, Dumb Luck Being an IT services provider specializing in small and medium businesses is a pretty neat gig. On a slow week – I’ll have the opportunity to speak to a dozen business owners or leaders about so much more than just technology. We’ll often have chats about business growth and strategies, marketing, and…

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The Do’s & Don’ts Of Remote Access

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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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The Hidden Danger Of ‘Shadow IT’ To Your Business

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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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Is YOUR Business Prepared For The End Of Windows 7?

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What You Need To Know If you’re one of the estimated 30%+ of businesses still on the outdated Windows 7 platform, consider this your wake-up call.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’

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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

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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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Your #1 MUST-DO Resolution For 2019

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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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