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Global Computer Chip Shortages

SIRKit is sending out this communication to advise our clients about a severe global computer chip shortage that is now directly impacting product availability. If you require new PCs, Servers, or electronics in general, delivery times are impacted. You should expect delays of up to 12+ weeks on certain products. Silicon chips are used in … Read more

What to Look for in an IT Company

Deciding on a managed services provider can be difficult. Here’s how to pick the best IT company for your business. So, you’re searching for an IT company – specifically, a managed services provider.  Perhaps you’ve had trouble with outages. Perhaps you have finally reached a point where your resident tech expert can’t keep up. Or … Read more

Why You Need Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is no longer optional for any business. Read on to find out what you can do to increase cybersecurity for your business. Cybersecurity is a hot topic for businesses in the modern age. Everyone is talking about it, and yet, many businesses lack sufficient protection. It’s often overlooked because they feel their business is … Read more

Tech Talent Shortage in Canada and Why Businesses Are Turning to Outside IT Support

Like the looming oil and gas issues in Canada, there’s a different kind of crisis that is costing Canadian companies hundreds of thousands of dollars or more per year – tech talent. TechVibes reports that 2019 is the year that our country’s tech talent shortage will manifest itself across all levels of business. Studies find that local … Read more

Managed IT Services for Non-Profits

It’s pleasing for us to say that in one part of our practice, SIRKit is a Managed Services Provider (MSP) for non-profits, including government bodies and charitable organizations. Securing managed IT services has become extremely important for non-profits in Canada, as they blend more digital technologies into their daily operations. Given that not all MSPs … Read more

The Importance of Offsite Backups for SMBs

By definition, an offsite backup is a method of digital data backup involving the use of a remote location as a means of securing data in the event of a disaster. Modern data backup employs the cloud, where a data copy is sent over a network to an offsite server. While a large enterprise may … Read more

2020 BYOD Policy for SMBs and Nonprofits

Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) has become commonplace in today’s workplace as businesses leverage the tools their own staff have in what they hope is a way to bolster productivity. While it can improve communications and encourage remote work (i.e. they can answer critical emails while travelling) it opens your organization up to threats. Should you abolish the … Read more

Why Your Business Needs Cybersecurity Insurance Too

Cyber crime prevention has headlined many articles in our blog, and for good reason given that the threat level is higher than ever. And while partnering with a Managed Services Provider that offers access to enterprise level cloud-based productivity and security solutions is the first step to mitigating risk, we’d be remiss to not suggest that you … Read more

Top 5 Phishing Targets Your Organization Needs to Protect

Phishing surpassed ransomware attacks for the first time last year, and now shares the throne as a top cybersecurity threat to businesses to watch out for in 2019. While it’s an organization-wide concern, evidence shows that there are certain individuals and departments that have bigger bullseyes painted on them. And as you might suspect, Phishers are … Read more

Computer Security Tips for the Workplace

Computer security in a corporate environment is concerned with the security of physical computers (desktops, laptops, mobile devices) and installed software. It’s only one component of cyber security, which is concerned with the entire network, but it absolutely requires your attention. Today, we’re going to look exclusively at your hardware so that you can block … Read more

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