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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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5 Signs It’s Time to Start Using Artificial Intelligence

Posted 23 Dec 2018

Recent data reports that more than 70 percent of consumers harbour some sort of fear of artificial intelligence (AI).

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Holiday Season Cyber Attacks to Watch in 2018

Posted 13 Dec 2018 in IT Security & Advisories, New Technology & Toys

With another record breaking holiday season of spending on the way, hackers are coming out of the woodwork in greater numbers too.

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PIPEDA Update Makes Security Breach Reporting Mandatory in Canada

Posted 29 Nov 2018

November 1, 2018, was the enforcement date of a new addendum to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), called the Electronic Documents Act (EDA). Here's what your company needs to know.

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