Tag: Computing

12
Jul

Fire in Calgary Shaw Building Disrupts Communications, More

Once again, we are reminded that disaster can strike anywhere, at any time. On July 11, 2012, a fire broke out in a transformer on the 13th floor of the Calgary Shaw building and triggered the sprinklers. The ensuing downpour disabled the building’s backup system and caused a power outage throughout the building that affected…

3
Jul

Lose an AMAZING 10 lbs per week, heard on Twitter

We ran across this post on the Sophos’ Naked Security blog today. Lose an amazing 10 lbs. It must be true, it was broadcasted on Twitter.  Be wait, it is just a scam. Graham Cluley posted this YouTube video describing what is happening and how to prevent yourself from becoming another victim of this scam….

21
Jun

Preventing Mobile Malware Attacks in Canadian Business

According to a recent article on the IT Business Edge blog, many people understand that there are viruses that can attack their personal computers. However, many don’t understand that there are viruses that can attack mobile phones as well. If you’ve heard the term “mobile malware,” then you’ve heard about these viruses that are designed…

9
Jun

Microsoft to Issue Batch of System Patches

Microsoft gave advanced noticed in a post on the company’s Security Tech Center page that it will issue a security bulletin and patches on Jun. 12, 2012. Seven patches in all will be issued to correct problems that are coded as either critical – the highest security threat level – or important – the second…

8
Jun

How Small-Business CFOs Can Save on IT Support Services

Although today’s technological advancements have made our lives a lot easier, they’ve simultaneously made them more complicated. For small-business owners, modern technology has also increased the cost of doing business. If they want to have full control over what their employees can and cannot do, small-business owners have to provide mobile devices such as tablets,…

8
May

Where is Information Technology Heading?

Information technology (IT) has provided us with many things to make our lives more convenient. The quality of our lives would diminish greatly without the convenience of shopping online, sharing documents in Google Docs and other file sharing platforms, connecting with friends and family via Facebook, or watching music videos on our cell phones. But…

3
May

Have you heard of Ransomware?

People running Windows servers have yet another cyber threat to worry about. Something known as RansomWare has been making the rounds lately, holding small-business owners’ important files hostage until they meet the hackers’ ransom demands. Small businesses tend to come under fire from hackers more often than larger businesses because small businesses often use less…

18
Apr

Be Smartphone Savvy and Protect Your Device

By now, we all understand that smartphones are pocket sized computers, and just as it’s important for you to protect your desktop or laptop, it’s also important for you to protect your smartphone. Security software companies have products specifically designed for use with smartphones because they are just as much at risk as computers. People…

16
Apr

10 Tips for securing your iPads, iPhones and iDevices

As people increasingly use their mobile devices – laptops, smart phones and tablets – for personal as well as professional purposes, they also increase the risk that they’ll fall victim to hackers. Since iPads are rapidly becoming the mobile devices of choice, here are 10 tips from the National Security Agency to help you make your iPad…

10
Apr

Is cloud storage right for your business?

The decision to store your company’s important data in the cloud is not one that should be made lightly. But it’s not a decision that should be avoided at all costs either. In some ways, storing your company’s mission-critical files and applications in the cloud is better than storing them on an in-house server or…

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