How to Prepare Against Insider Threats?

The best cyber security protocols can be undone by human actions. An employee compromising their work credentials can open the door for cyber criminals to get into the company network. In a recent survey over two-thirds of organizations said they feel “moderately to extremely vulnerable to insider attacks”. As workforces in Mississauga have become remote en masse in light of COVID-19, this insider threat has grown exponentially. Read More ›

4 Key Trends Influencing the Trajectory of Technology

As the COVID pandemic stretches on, businesses are shifting from short-term reactions to longer-term strategy. As much as people have talked about this being the “new normal,” the general attitude has actually NOT been to view this time period as permanent. Instead, people act as though it is temporary. While parts of our current environment will certainly change, the trajectory of technology is something that businesses should be considering today.

In some ways, this new trajectory is similar to the path we were on before the pandemic. Many people have made the observation that several trends have accelerated over the past several months, so these key trends should look familiar. What’s changed is the priority of each topic and the way they are now being combined to support operations. When considering budget and skills for the year to come, these are the areas that IT leaders should be focused on.

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How an MSP Can Help Your Business Navigate IT Challenges Faced Due to COVID-19

The changing nature of business had put the impetus on business owners to adapt their IT infrastructure even before the COVID-19 outbreak. The need for agility, flexibility in operations, rapid deployment and keeping ahead of customer demands meant businesses were turning increasingly to IT consulting in Toronto. Consulting companies in Toronto have thus far empowered businesses with insight and cost reduction; now a managed services provider like us is ideally positioned to help businesses navigate the challenges of COVID-19. Read More ›

Essentials to Support a Fully Remote Workforce

Nobody expected COVID-19 to push businesses to transition to such large scale remote operations so abruptly. With employees taking data, applications, and devices home, the role a remote IT support company has become indispensable. Now more than ever, an IT support services company like ours is helping equip clients with the right tools and solutions to fully support a remote workforce essential to maintaining business continuity. Read More ›

How to Keep Your Business Up to Date with Ever-Changing Operational Technologies

Technology is changing at a frantic pace and organizations face a crunch trying to keep up with cycles of new operational technologies. The plethora of platforms, cloud computing, AI and IoT integration create a situation of competing priorities. How does a business react to that? Should it allocate an increasingly larger slice of the budget for IT adoption? According to ZDNET, 82% of the IT budget is already consumed maintaining existing systems. Read More ›

10 Things to Remember When Reopening Your Office After COVID-19

COVID-19 isn’t over—hardly—but across the U.S., increasing numbers of communities are planning to or starting to relax restrictions that will enable more businesses to open and allow employees to head back to the office—many for the first time in several months.

For tech companies, that may mean big changes—again. Just as many had found their footing in a remote work world, some businesses are looking for the right balance between the pre-coronavirus days and what the workplace should look like going forward.

In a recent survey of CompTIA communities and Industry Advisory Councils members, 94% of respondents said their business will change in at least one way over the long-term, including:

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How can I protect my business from cyber attacks? 5 Ways To Improve Business Cyber-Resilience

One of those tactics is known as “defense in depth,” which is a layered approach to security involving multiple levels of defense designed to slow the attacker’s progress. Defense in depth is more than just a military strategy. It’s also a useful approach for protecting IT environments. It acknowledges that adversaries, through ever-evolving tactics and brute force, will eventually overrun the outer-most layer of defense. For this reason, it’s necessary to have additional layers of defense in place to anticipate and mitigate lost ground.

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