It’s an urban myth that you are ‘too small to be hacked’. In fact, small and mid-size businesses are some of the most lucrative targets for cybercriminals. Studies say that nearly two-thirds of malware attack victims are Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs)! Read More ›
Save the date: January 14, 2020, officially marks the end of Microsoft’s support for Windows 7. What is Windows 7? Only Microsoft’s most popular operating system – and possibly one of the most widely used OS’s in the world. Read More ›
New research suggests time spent on technology issues could be a major contributor to Canada’s productivity gap and global competitiveness.
While small business owners are spending nearly three and a half hours on sales and close to three hours on marketing a week to drive new business, IT accounts for two hours and 47 minutes, and office management almost three hours.
Canada currently ranks 6th in the G7 and 14th in the G20 for productivity per person, and spending less time on these tasks could help to close this gap.
The research findings highlight that the situation is compounded in employees, with nine in ten (91%) losing concentration by coming to the rescue to help colleagues with IT issues.
With two-thirds (63%) of workers spending between 15 and 45 minutes a day helping their colleagues with these issues, businesses are losing almost four hours a week per employee.
With warnings coming fast and furious from tech visionaries as diverse as Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and the late Stephen Hawking, to name a few, most of us are conditioned to think of the possible dangers of artificial intelligence in the wrong hands. While armies of AI-powered human-like robots have not yet emerged, AI is being harnessed by bad actors in the creation of “smart malware” that infiltrates traditional defenses by using predictive technology.
But if that’s the case, can’t the opposite also be true? Can AI be used to turn against malware?
Experts emphatically say yes.
Artificial intelligence as a tool to stop the bad guys is a clear example of how the technology can be used in good ways, something that some experts think isn’t emphasized enough.
I trust 2018 is already off to a fantastic start for your business. As I talk with customers like you and examine the technology landscape, one consistent theme is an increased pace of change not just in technology but in the kinds of assets and information businesses and professionals are looking to protect. Our mission here at NUMENTIS is to help keep our customers’ data safe and secure, especially when so much is depending on it and the cost of losing it is extremely high.
As the year 2017 draws to a close, we look back at the 10 most significant (or simply the most damaging) cyber security stories of the year. Read through the list below to see which attacks, data breaches, and other events left a lasting impact on both the security industry and the global business community overall. Did any of these impact your business?
The flexibility and easy management of virtual desktops makes them a perfect choice for companies looking for IT solutions in Toronto to maximize their budget and the efficiency of the technology infrastructure. Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is a desktop operating system hosted within a virtual machine that runs on a centralized server. The desktop images can be accessed by a variety of devices, including desktops, laptops, and mobile devices.
Many business owners are still hesitant to adopt transformation technology such as Cloud Services because they are concerned about costs, interruption to current services and having to learn and develop new processes and procedures. Unfortunately, these short-sighted worries will result in limitations to both business growth and revenue. In today’s global market, a digital transformation is key to business success. Read More ›
Organizations today are constantly looking for ways to be flexible and forward thinking so that they can best serve their customers. When it comes to boosting the power of IT, businesses in Toronto and across Canada have been turning to managed IT services to help support strategic goals and achieve stronger results. Read More ›