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19
Aug

Is it Possible to Rely too Much on the Cloud?

The rise of cloud computing likely started as an excess of computing capacity that a shrewd entrepreneur saw as an opportunity. Rather than letting all the extra capacity go to waste, why not rent it out to those who need help with their IT systems? Similar to most technological innovation, the idea started slow, but as more and more companies

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19
Aug

What We Learned From Rogers’ Online Security Breach

An anonymous Twitter user using the handle @TeamHans_ posted a link to a zip file containing copies of dozens of contracts for telecommunications services, as well as e-mail correspondence from a Rogers sales employee. According to a Rogers representative, they had used social engineering to acquire passwords to “a small number of medium business accounts.”

18
Aug

The Security Risks Tele-Workers Bring To Your Business

As mobile electronic devices become more affordable and high-speed networks more available, an increasing number of employees are working from almost anywhere. The boost to productivity is good news for companies. But there is a downside. Many of those people are using their personal devices for company business. And that can expose your company to significant risk. Here are some

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12
Aug

How the Cloud Can Help Healthcare Providers

According to the 2014 HIMSS Analytics Cloud Survey published by HIMSS Analytic, 83% of healthcare providers have switched to cloud based services, with SaaS (software as service) based applications being the most popular (66.9%). The Porter Research study found that 58 percent of C-level hospital executives “place a high importance in cloud-based technologies,”  with a Dell survey in late 2014

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6
Aug

How to Execute Your Outsourced IT Project

There are a variety of reasons to outsource your IT project. It can be cheaper and faster, sometimes your workers simply cannot make it to the office, and sometimes the best for the job simply don’t live in the same country as you, and securing visas can be an arduous process.

4
Aug

Four Ways the Cloud Can Save Your Business Money

Ever since its inception, the cloud has been hailed as revolutionising information storage. Despite its many advantages, many businesses have yet to embrace the cloud, and are losing time and money as a result. By using the cloud, you can relieve funds from many areas, and focus on running your business, secure in the knowledge that your data, and your

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18
Jul

Lessons Learned From Your First Data Disaster

A data disaster can be a vital learning experience. Now that you’ve had that first disaster, it’s time to revisit — or create — a disaster recover (DR) plan to safeguard your IT investment and business.

7
Jul

How Legal Firms Should Use the Cloud

With increased online security, many law firms are making greater use of web services such as email, customer relationship management (CRM) tools, and file storage. A recent LexisNexis survey found “that more than 70% of attorneys who responded believed their law firms would move aspects of their practice to the cloud in the coming year.” If you’re considering the move

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11
Jun

5 Questions to Ask When Arranging Managed IT Services for a Law Firm

There are many benefits to outsourcing your law firm’s technology to a managed IT service provider- lower operating costs, access to better qualified technical specialists, and the opportunity to focus on core competencies.   Due diligence and planning are the keys to a successful migration. Law firms face some unique challenges including client confidentiality, data retention regulations, jurisdiction. Is the

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9
Jun

The First-Timer’s Guide to Getting IT Support

Running a small business is similar to running a marathon while organizing the event and serving refreshments to fellow marathoners. There’s never enough time to take care of all the details of running a small business, such as human resources, payroll, budgeting, marketing and IT support.

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