Managed IT Services

Small Businesses Are Wasting Time With IT Problems

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.

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Artificial intelligence: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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.

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Security Spring Cleaning

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.

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Cyber Security Report: 2017 Year in Review

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?

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8 Ways Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Can Benefit 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.

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How to Find the Right Partner to Secure Your Digital Transformation

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 ›

Managed Services Trends For 2017

Technology is always quickly changing and expanding, and it’s easy to see how the advancement of technology has positively affected businesses. Many businesses use IT solutions in Toronto to help their business stay on top of technological advancements for their online platforms, cloud services, and cybersecurity solutions. 2017 has ushered in four major trends for managed IT services that are expected to change the way businesses operate in the coming years. Read More ›