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Why Your Business Needs Cyber-Security Insurance Too

Posted 24 May 2019 in IT Security & Advisories

Cyber crime prevention has headlined many articles in our blog, and for good reason given that the threat level is higher than ever. While a Managed Services Provider can protect you with enterprise level security solutions, another important layer of risk mitigation to consider is cyber-security insurance. Here's why.

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Why Use Bitlocker Drive Encryption

Posted 13 May 2019 in IT Security & Advisories

BitLocker Drive Encryption is a Microsoft data protection feature that integrates with your Windows 10 operating system and addresses the threats of data theft or exposure from lost, stolen, or inappropriately decommissioned computers. Simply put, should your desktop or laptop fall in the wrong hands for whatever reason, you will have some peace of mind when you’ve enabled this security feature. Below is a practical accounting of what you need to know.

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Key Features and Benefits of Microsoft Teams

Posted 23 Apr 2019 in New Technology & Toys

By definition, Microsoft Teams is the hub for team collaboration in Office 365 that integrates the people, content, and tools your team needs to be more engaged and effective. At Microsoft's annual Ignite conference in 2017 they announced that Skype for Business would be phased out for Teams. That moment arrived, with Microsoft reaffirming in 2019 that the time to upgrade from Skype to Teams is now. Many businesses are uneasy about the transition. After all, they’ve relied upon Skype for Business to great success for years and some feel “forced” into unfamiliar territory. Fret not, because the unfamiliar in this instance is friendly, with Teams offering you an unparalleled opportunity to improve corporate communications and productivity. Here are 5 reasons why your business will benefit from the Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams upgrade.

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Why You Need a Cloud to Cloud Backup Plan

Posted 13 Apr 2019 in IT Security & Advisories

By now you know that your business should increase migration to the cloud in order to leverage the numerous productivity benefits, one of which includes data backup. But now here we are telling you that you need a cloud to cloud backup plan too? Redundant? You bet. Today we have detailed why cloud to cloud backup should be an essential mandate for your ongoing business operations.

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Strengthening Office 365 Security with Microsoft Secure Score

Posted 27 Feb 2019

Organizations choose the subscription-based Microsoft Office 365 over traditional MS Office not only for ongoing support, robust cloud productivity features, and multiple user/device access, but for regular updates to business applications and security features alike. The security features is of particular importance, given the impending threat of cyber crime. Here's a few tips on how to leverage Microsoft secure score to help keep your office 365 usage free from Cyber Crime.

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How A Managed IT Support Investment Generates ROI

Posted 14 Feb 2019

There’s no denying the numerous benefits of Managed IT support, so why do some businesses remain on the fence about outsourcing? A lack of understanding the ROI. Establishing reliable and effective systems will allow your team to maximize production and revenue. We recommend most businesses set aside 2% of their anticipated gross revenue for "technology" each year. This should be sufficient to cover Internet, Software, Security, PCs, Servers, Printers, Cell Phones, Toner, Support, Surveillance, etc. If your business is heavily dependent on technology, you should consider increasing the amount by 1-2%. Today, we’ll define, in practical terms, how securing Managed IT support can deliver more ROI and result in an increase in overall revenue.

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2019 Guide to Better Email Security for Any Business

Posted 28 Jan 2019 in IT Security & Advisories

Email security remains a top IT concern for businesses in Edmonton (and across Canada for that matter) entering 2019. The exponential increase of phishing attacks over the past year alone can be credited for this, especially after news broke that additional Yahoo and Gmail users were compromised in December. Here are 5 things your business needs to do for better email security in 2019.

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Why Migrate Email to Office 365 in 2019

Posted 21 Jan 2019 in New Technology & Toys

With the new year is upon us it's a good time to review why moving your e-mail services to Office 365 is a great way to improve efficiency, security, and team horsepower. To some extent you have likely heard of Office 365, but you may not know just how powerful Microsoft Exchange (the e-mail portion of Office 365) actually is.

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4 Cyber-Security Measures to Adopt in 2019

Posted 10 Jan 2019 in IT Security & Advisories

Approximately 350,000 new malware strains and other harmful programs are released every day. Here are four changes your business needs to make to reduce the risk of cyber crime in 2019.

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IT Budgeting and Spending Mistakes to Avoid in 2019

Posted 31 Dec 2018 in Pro-Tips & How-To

Worldwide IT spending is projected to rise over 3 percent towards $3.8 trillion in 2019, with greater increases for enterprise software (over 8% growth) and IT services (nearly 5% growth).

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