Why Is Ransomware Spiking Now (And How Can We Fight It)?

Things seem to have settled into a tenuous rhythm since the initial shock to our institutions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The shift to an all- or mostly remote workplace has not been without its hiccups but has allowed many companies to continue doing business while stemming the spread of the virus. This new, sudden and unexpected way of working, though, has had consequences. Just as there have been – and will continue to be – unforeseen social, economic, infrastructural and individual challenges as a result of the pandemic, there have also been unanticipated challenges in the world of cybersecurity.

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Become a Microsoft 365 Expert in 2021

The Microsoft 365 roadmap is a busy one, indeed! There are a host of refinements and functionality updates that are planned until the end of 2020, but the major feature roll-outs have been planned for 2021. There are several changes in the pipeline that affect Microsoft 365 fundamentals. Read More ›

How to Keep Your Computer Working Like New

Does it feel like your computer is not running as snappily as it used to? Don’t worry; over the course of a few years, computers become cluttered with leftover software and junk files that can hamper their performance. In this article, we look at a few simple fixes (many of which you can perform yourself right now) and make your computer feel fast again. Read More ›

Using Apps to Make the Most of Your Workday

The Microsoft 365 suite of productivity apps is vast. So vast that most people only scratch the surface of what these apps can actually do. For most, the standard functionality and default setup are enough. Especially when an expert IT professional services team sets up the workstation, you don’t really need to tinker under the hood of these apps. Read More ›

What is the Right Antivirus for You?

“What antivirus should I get?” That’s a popular question among personal and professional users alike. With so many options out there, how do you figure out which antivirus is best? Will free antivirus be good enough? Should you shell out for a paid version of Norton or McAfee? In this article, we help you identify which antivirus is right for you. Read More ›

What is Your Maintenance Really Costing You?

Knowing and predicting IT maintenance costs is one of the main concerns for decision-makers. For too many, IT costs seem to be an opaque and ‘non-productive’ expenditure; fortunately, that is rarely the case. As an IT professional services company, we work with businesses to streamline their IT expenditure and maximize return on investment. Read More ›

Break-Fix vs. Managed IT Services: Reactive Vs. Proactive

With the financial pressures COVID-19 lockdowns are creating for businesses, it is no surprise many are exploring options that can “save on IT expenses.” And many are debating between break/fix vs. managed services models of IT services in efforts to reduce monthly expenses. But is break/fix really the cost-saving alternative that you think it is? Read More ›

Email Threats You Need to Know About

There has been a jump in cybercrime ever since COVID-19 forced millions of Canadian workers into remote work. Digital communication in the form of messaging platforms (Slack, Microsoft Teams, Google Chat) and emails have replaced, to a large extent, the natural verbal communication people are accustomed to. So it’s no surprise cyberattackers have tried to manipulate these channels of communication. Read More ›

Why Monitoring Software Are the Key to Remote Working Environments

The large scale ‘work from home’ necessitated by COVID-19 has thrown up technical challenges; perhaps more importantly it has raised questions about managing human capital too. People are, after all, the beating heart of any company. And businesses are looking for ways to ensure employee productivity without demoralizing the workforce. Read More ›