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How Microsoft Office 365 Can Help Your Business

How Microsoft Office 365 Can Help Your Business

The goal of any business, whether big or small, is to make a profit. However, today’s hybrid work environment makes this a little more challenging. Making your business successful requires collaboration, workplace efficiency, connectivity, and streamlined productivity. Businesses must keep up with evolving technologies to be competitive in today’s quickly changing workplace and company dynamics. Microsoft 365 is one such application suite that might assist you in growing your organization.  Here are some benefits you can enjoy with Microsoft 365.  Mobility As of 2020, 93% of Canadians owned a cell phone and 66% owned a tablet. Much of the workload … Read more

7 IT Outsourcing Trends in 2022

7 IT Outsourcing Trends in 2022

IT outsourcing has become a mainstay for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Research indicates that companies in Canada have outsourced over $11.9 billion to IT consultants. It’s easy to see why. Technology, data and cybersecurity are now vital to the operations of every business – but managing these competencies takes expertise and resources, which many companies don’t have in-house. IT outsourcing is the perfect answer, offering businesses the chance to get their hands on IT and cybersecurity expertise at a fraction of the price of hiring someone full time.  Your IT consultant will keep their fingers on the pulse … Read more

Cyber Hygiene Best Practices for Organizations

Cyber Hygiene Best Practices for Organizations

Cyber hygiene refers to a set of habitual practices that organizations should employ to reduce their susceptibility to cyber-attacks.  With the average data breach costing over $3 million in 2021, cyber hygiene is more important than ever. You may think cyber-attacks are complex, sophisticated undertakings. While this is sometimes the case, most data breaches are actually the result of basic, avoidable errors on the victim’s part. Hackers are infamous for looking for ‘low hanging fruit’ – companies that don’t pay attention to basic security practices and therefore make themselves vulnerable to attacks.  Don’t let your company fall into this bucket. … Read more

Which of the Many Types of Cloud Computing Deployment Models Are Right for You?

Just two decades ago “the cloud” seemed like some strange concept, and no one really knew what it was. Fast forward to today, and business cloud adoption is nearly complete, with approximately 92% of Canadian businesses having adopted cloud services. Companies rely on cloud service providers for everything from online accounting systems to their business phones and video conferencing. Without an infrastructure built with cloud technologies, many organizations would not have a chance of competing in today’s world. One of the biggest recent drivers of cloud services has been the pandemic. It caused companies to adapt to having employees working … Read more

How Can an IT Consultant Help Your Business?

Most business owners would not dream of trying to handle certain work on their building themselves, like electrical wiring or plumbing. They would get an expert because they know the risks if something that important goes wrong.  But those same business owners will try to handle their technology on their own. Something that is vital to business operations and that carries huge risks should it not be managed correctly. They may think their company is too small to need managed IT services, but that false assumption can cost them dearly. If your business goes down due to a hard drive … Read more