Pro-Tips & How-To

SIRKit 2022 Charity NHL Playoff Pool

We’re excited for playoff hockey and eager to spice up the rivalry! To support those in need and entice our clients to take on the hockey legends at SIRKit, we are hosting our First Annual Charity NHL Playoff Pool that features a $500 CAD donation from SIRKit to the winner’s charity of choice. Whether you’re …

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Best Managed IT Services Provider – Alberta 2022

We’re extremely excited to announce that SIRKit has been awarded Best Managed IT Services Provider – Alberta 2022 by Acquisition International. The Global Excellence award recognizes businesses with a demonstrated commitment to innovation, client satisfaction, achievement, and performance. More importantly, it confirms that although we continue to grow, the entire team remains accountable to our partners. …

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The SMB Guide to Office 365

Microsoft has an overwhelming number of licensing options. It can be difficult to understand the available software and services, let alone choose an appropriate license for your team.  We’ve put together the following information to help you make the right choice. Office 365 licensing should be based on the size of your business. If your …

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Office 365’s Backup Misconception

Your Office 365 data may be at risk. Here’s the problem. Microsoft has incredible Data Centers with loads of horsepower and built-in redundancies to protect your real-time information. With features like redundant storage arrays, highly available connectivity, backup generators, and exceptional security, your data is stored in one of the safest locations on the planet. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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5 Most Vulnerable IoT Devices in Your Office 2020

Companies are finally coming around when it comes to investing in better cyber security. They are securing email and computers, subscribing to more secure software, and backing up data to the cloud. But one concerning area is often overlooked, the internet-of-things (IoT) devices used in the office environment. All of the digital bells and whistles that intend to improve both productivity and …

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