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27
Jan

Beware of Fake Remote Desktop Support Scams

You’re used to scams from people pretending to be rich relatives. But you may not have seen one from people pretending to be remote desktop support from Toronto, Markham and the rest of the GTA should beware. Wired.co.uk reported, “scammers have made an estimated tens of millions of dollars by tricking computer users into thinking their PCs are infected.” “The

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18
Jan

Is Your IT Company Talking to You About Email Encryption Regulations?

If your IT company isn’t paying attention to compliance and new regulations for the real estate industry, they could be putting your entire business at risk. Have you heard about the new Email encryption regulation that’s taking effect? You know that no business is immune to data breaches or cyberattacks, and you need to ensure…

14
Nov

Microsoft Phone Scams In Canada – They’re Back!

Last May, Microsoft Canada IT Professional Chris Di Lullo posted a great blog post regarding a phone scam that was hitting Canadians. It looks like they are back in full swing now that school is back and everyone is back to work from the summer vacation. Pierre Roman mentioned in a Microsoft IT Pro blog post that he received…

28
Sep

Most Organizations Don’t Know This Until They Outsource Their IT

Using the services of IT outsourcing companies is an increasingly popular way to manage a company’s information technology resources. But what advantages do IT outsourcing companies hold over having an internal IT support system? Most companies simply do not know until they make the switch. So that you do not have to learn via trial and error, we are going

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26
Aug

How to Take Care of Your Computer With Computer Hardware Maintenance

Computers, like any other electronic device, need regular maintenance. Just like your annual medical check-up program, your computer also needs scheduled maintenance of computer hardware to ensure that you extend its lifespan. This is what many people call preventative maintenance. But, before we dwell on the purpose of preventative maintenance let us first consider the basic question of what is

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18
Mar

What is a Network Operations Center (NOC)?

NOC Stands For: A network operations center or NOC is a centralized location where IT support technicians can supervise, monitor and maintain client networks. Many managed IT service providers (MSP) use these centres to ensure 24/7 uptime for all of their clients. An MSP maintains an in-house NOC, outsources a third-party provider, or chooses a mixed solution; nevertheless, NOC services,

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18
Mar

Your Employees’ iPhones Are NOT Hack-Proof

Do your employees love their iPhones so much that you’d have to pry them out of their cold, dead hands? Apple devotees boast about the numerous advantages their devices have over competitors. One of the things they say is that iPhones are hack-proof. Unfortunately for them, that isn’t the case. Read on to learn the security risks of using an

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5
Feb

Can Managed IT Services Work in the Manufacturing Sector?

Managed IT services are great for banks and similar institutions, but can they work for companies in the manufacturing sector? Not only do they work, but it is a good idea for manufacturers to use them. Here is why: Your Business Relies on Computers for Success First and foremost, it is important that you understand that computer systems are actually more important for

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17
Jan

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.

11
Jan

Rogue Security Programs and How You Can Avoid Them

If you think all anti-virus programs you spot are for your protection, you need to change your opinion. There are plenty of rogue security softwares or fake anti-virus programs out there that provide you with little or no protection at all. Also known as scarewares, most of these misleading programs even facilitate the installation of malicious code that they claim

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