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2
Jun

Common IT Mistakes that Small Businesses Need to Avoid

As a small business owner, you’re an expert on the product or service that you are selling rather than information technology – unless, of course, your business makes money by providing IT solutions. For everyone else, information technology is just another annoying chore that has to be dealt with.

1
Jun

The Five-Minute Guide to Getting IT Support for a Small Business

You’re a small business owner, which means that you wear a ton of hats. That’s just the reality of your world. However, none of those hats is as heavy as the IT hat. It’s a full time job just being an expert in your own industry and everyday it’s looking more and more like you have to be a computer

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1
Jun

Do Small Businesses Need the Cloud?

The cloud is a seemingly diffuse information technology concept that has been continually growing over the past few years. At its heart, cloud computing is simply a process that takes place of a network of servers that are off-site, managing and processing data on demand.

24
May

What You Should Know About the Annual Review of Your DR Plan

Certain things happen once a year. The leaves fall in autumn, snow comes in the winter, buds bloom in the spring and the temperature rises in the summer. And, at least once a year, you should test your disaster recovery plan.   A disaster recovery plan is the plan that comes into play if man-made or natural disaster strikes. For example,

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21
May

Cybersecurity: A Serious Concern for Businesses Both Big and Small

Many businesses believe that online security breaches are only a real problem for big businesses. You only ever hear about cybercrime on the news when it happens to a business as big as Target or Home Depot. This way of thinking seems logical on the surface: When international corporations like Target are apparently vulnerable to…

20
May

Disaster Recovery: Have You Considered DR Testing in Your Annual Review?

Your business may have the best disaster and recovery plan known to man. However, that means nothing if it doesn’t work when you need it most. That’s why it’s important to test out your disaster recovery plans at least once a year. This testing determines whether your plan works, and if it doesn’t, what can be done to fix it.

15
May

Disaster Planning: Are You Ready?

What would happen to your small business if there was a flood tomorrow which rendered its physical location inaccessible? Or, how would you cope if your company was the victim of terrorism? These might not be questions to which you’ve given much thought. After all, who wants to think about disaster striking? However, ignoring the potential for catastrophe (and its

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10
May

Simple IT Security Tips To Protect Small Businesses in Toronto

It doesn’t matter what neighbourhood you’re in – there are threats lurking if you’re a small business owner in Toronto. And buying bars for the windows or fancy locks won’t help. The risks your business faces are of the digital variety. They include a wide variety of viruses and vulnerabilities within software which allow hackers to access vital information. Don’t let your business become

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5
May

5 Ways Businesses in Calgary Should Stay On Top Of Trends

Being a small business owner in Calgary means keeping up with trends. That can be a daunting task when you’re focusing on running a business. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be complicated or overwhelming. There are a few simple steps you can take to stay on top of trends. We’ve rounded up five things you can do to keep current.

4
May

Your fingerprints could be stolen just by swiping on your smartphone!

Are cybercriminals getting their dirty paws on your fingerprints? It sounds like a crazy idea, but experts are reporting that a recently discovered flaw on the Galaxy S5 makes it possible. Now, there’s no need to throw out your phone just yet. The chances of your fingerprints having been stolen are incredibly low – in…

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