Technology

17
Jul

10 Tips for Purchasing Small Business Computer Systems

When tasked with purchasing small business computer systems, it can be a bit intimidating. What kind of device do you need? Are there brands that are better than others? How much memory is required? To help you answer all your questions, here are our 10 tips for purchasing small business computer systems.

10
Mar

What Can IT Companies Do To Fight Back Government Surveillance Software

Many blogs are urgently requesting that persons on the Web fight back against Internet Surveillance Software.  February 11th has been designated as the official day which a coalition of activist organizations and Internet platforms fight back against governmental involvement. How Does Aaron Swartz Feature Into all This? The effort put forth also commemorates famed activist Aaron Swartz.  Swartz was incarcerated

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8
Mar

IT Services In Toronto: Quality over Quantity

Companies of all sizes are turning to outsourcing to cope with the escalating costs of full–time employees, and to find more efficient, skilled, and specialized professionals. Outsourcing is the strategic delegation of a company’s business processes to external agencies or third parties, leveraging a wide range of benefits ranging from service innovation, improved product quality, and lower labor costs. Experts

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6
Mar

The Merits of Managed IT Services in Toronto

In general, managed IT services consist of broadband, VPN, security services (firewall), and IP communications provided by a single service provider to corporate enterprises in compliance with a service level agreement (SLA). Some of the popular managed IT services in Toronto include: Broadband connections and data link layers. Dedicated and customizable VPN services. Security services such as firewalls to control

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3
Mar

Safety Issues When Using Password Managers

Every time we sign up to a new service, we are asked to enter a password that we will use to access that service. This is a simple security requirement, and one we are all accustomed to. The problem is trying to keep track of all the passwords we need if we follow standard security advice. That advice includes the

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30
Jan

United States Businesses to Spend $13 Billion On the “Cloud”

More business is heading skyward. A lot of our IT outsourcing clients in Toronto and the GTA come to us asking for cloud-solutions, and they’re far from alone. According to Forbes.com, US businesses are poised to spend a whopping $13 billion on cloud computing. “Instead of a slow-moving fluffy white cloud image, the cloud computing industry should use a tornado

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29
Nov

Global Managed Services Market to Reach $256.05 Billion

We’ve written a number of articles that chart the growth of managed services. Markham and Toronto area businesses have seen the benefits of outsourcing IT and managed services, as has the rest of the world. According to MarketsandMarkets, the managed services market is estimated to grow from $142.75 billion in 2013 to $256.05 billion in 2018. “The recent trend in

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26
Sep

Report: Managed Services Cut IT costs by 30-40%

From Toronto to Markham, businesses in the GTA are facing more complex IT needs than ever. This is why so many companies are looking into managed services and IT outsourcing. It can be a massive cost-saver. In fact, a recent report from MarketsandMarkets estimates that managed services can trim at least 30% of your IT spending by reducing the costs

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21
Aug

What Can Toronto’s IT Companies Learn From Blackberry?

Canadian mobile powerhouse (former a powerhouse, anyways) Blackberry announced a fire sale on their assets, while laying off even more people. What lesson can IT providers in Toronto learn from their mistakes? Bryan Glick of www.computerweekly.com recently wrote “the demise of the once-dominant corporate mobile supplier has lessons for every IT vendor about how the world has changed in recent

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10
Jul

New Short Film Made Entirely of GIFs

This is pretty cool. A new short film made up entirely of GIFs has been posted online. How long until we see the same thing with Vine, I wonder The film is called BXBY, and was shot by director Quentin Cherrier, a French photographer. It’s obviously dialogue free, and seeks to combine some carefully chosen visual snippets and create a

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