BYOD Security and Home Office
Although we’ve already touched on the importance of proper BYOD implementation in some of our past blogs on BYOD Policy and Home Office Cyber Security, the recent CoViD outbreak has added more urgency to the topic. Here’s a refresher on what you should look out for. Set the Rules BYOD (Bring your own device) has been a common practice at least since mobile phones ... Read more
4 Steps Towards Better IT Solutions for Your Home Office
Functioning and secure remote solutions while working from home are paramount to maintaining successful business operations. Here are steps to keep you on track. Many companies are currently establishing work from home protocols or already have implemented them to keep their employees and customers safe and operations running. Like every big change, working remotely comes with some unexpected obstacles and surprises that make it ... Read more
How to Amp Up Your Home Office Cyber Security
It’s unfortunate, but true: every crisis comes with its own wave of people trying to scam other people. As the methods are becoming more and more elaborate, one starts to wonder (besides what would happen if scammers used their talents for legit stuff): How can I protect my private and corporate I.T. systems? Searching for Weaknesses Change is a process. As ... Read more
5 Tips for SMBs to Optimize Data Storage
Budget restrictions can leave your small to mid-size firms in a tight spot. But your data storage requirements are growing quickly and exponentially.
Understanding the Difference: Cloud Sync vs Backup vs Storage
The digital landscape is changing, and the organizations are navigating different service offerings to meet their growing demands.
5 Ways You Can Save on Your Cloud Computing Costs
In the last few years, cloud adoption has witnessed a steep growth. Many enterprises feel that cloud computing is an attractive alternative to the operating and maintenance problems experienced with on-premise computing.
Migrating to the Cloud: Here’s What You Need to Know
It’s 2020, and most businesses have either migrated to the cloud or ready to make a move. Years ago, the internet was a great equalizer, but now the same is true for cloud computing.
Do Your Employees Have Any of These Hackable Habits?
Habits don’t go quickly. And, some habits can cost you a business, if not broken on time.
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7 Questions to Ask Internally Before Cloud Migration Project
Finally, you’ve decided to move to the cloud. There are several reasons to switch — the promise of cost-savings, scalability, flexibility, etc. — but you must have an efficient strategy in place that sets you up for cloud success. Here’s a list of questions that can help you plan well before you step into the ... Read more
Network Audits: What Are They and Why Your Company Needs One?
From local start-ups to large corporations, everyone relies extensively on I.T. networks. You’ll be surprised to learn that despite playing a critical role in your everyday business operations, most companies overlook their network requirements.
How to Have A Zero Trust Security Model?
2019 could be in the record books for the number of cyber crimes that took place. There were constant headlines of ransomware, malware, trojans and phishing incidents. The businesses of all sizes suffered severely.
These 5 New Year Resolutions Can Make Your I.T. More Secure
Technology makes our lives and jobs a lot easier. We have come a long way since the industrial revolution, and almost everyday marks new innovations that disrupt our world.
Cloud Best Practices for Success in 2020
Moving to the cloud is the single most significant technology shift your company should be preparing for in 2020. However, your company must proceed with caution.
4 Ways to Secure APIs in a Multi-cloud World
Most software used today live online using application programming interfaces, or APIs. It helps in ingesting and exposing data and staying updated — in short, helping us to work more effectively.
How Not to Pay the High Price of Ransomware?
Ransomware is a huge and growing problem for organizations. It’s like kidnapping. The bad actors encrypt your company’s data to bring down the IT infrastructure and the associated operations.
4 Ways Your Company Can Optimize Cloud Costs
Cloud is growing every year.
5 Cybersecurity Benefits of DNS Firewalls You should Know
Heard about DNS firewalls, but not sure how they can really benefit your business? Let’s first understand how DNS works.
3 Things to Consider in Your BYOD Policy
Are your employees working on their personal devices? If yes, then your organization needs an airtight BYOD policy that is right — both for you and your employees.
What are the Benefits of Virtualization Technology for Businesses?
Technology plays a crucial role in helping organizations scale faster. So, most companies aim for maximum optimization in their I.T. infrastructure. In this scenario, can virtualization technology be a viable alternative to traditional computing?
Standardize Your I.T. to Improve Performance of Your Business
Standardization has always been a norm in an office setting. Consider your workplace for a moment. Your filing system, the setup of employee cubicles, the office phone systems – all might be the same. But, can the same thing be said about your Information Technology environment as well?
Simplifying the Cloud: Difference Between Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud
‘The Cloud’ is one of the most popular buzzwords. Ask different organizations, and they either are thinking of moving to cloud or have already shifted their workload.
It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Let’s Talk About 4 Cyber Crimes on Rise
Lately, the Internet had been reminding us that we are days past in October, and almost halfway through National Cybersecurity Awareness Month already.
4 Tips for Choosing a Third-party Vendor
We have already discussed the risks of third-party vendors. However, it is something which is becoming quite crucial to your business success. No matter the challenges, outsourcing services through experienced third-party vendors allows you to:
Vendor Management: What are the Different Third-party Vendor Risks?
For any business, it is crucial to determine three things – time, money and risks. However, if we look at the current structure, companies increasingly don’t go alone. From suppliers to software and resourcing needs, we are witnessing the rise of extended enterprises.
Understanding DDoS Mitigation, and the Solutions that Exist for DDoS Protection
Businesses across the world are concerned about the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. These attacks seem to be inevitable, and reasons for the attacks seem to vary from cybercrime to hacktivism to pure bad luck. But the common denominator to all these attacks is the junk of traffic that is orchestrated by cybercriminals to ... Read more
Why Law Firms Need to Critically Think About Their Cybersecurity?
In the contemporary era, law firms have a moral and legal responsibility to think critically about the measures they will take to ensure the security of client’s sensitive data.
Why Move to the Cloud? 10 Key Advantages of Cloud Computing
Cloud Computing is gaining traction all around the world. Businesses of all scales and sizes are turning to cloud services to increase efficiency, lower operating costs, improve time to market, and for better collaboration.
5 Points of Difference Between Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Scanning
There is a substantial amount of confusion regarding the difference between penetration testing and vulnerability scanning. Many people in the information technology world use it interchangeably. But is it right to do so?
Implementing A New ERP System: Is it About Time to Have “Cloud-First” Strategy?
Adoption of a new ERP system requires intensive planning and strategy. You’ll have to analyze everything from data retention, storage protocols to software testing, configuration and upfront costs.
4 Benefits of Cloud Virtualization Technology to Increase Business Agility
The IT landscape is becoming increasingly complex. The user demand is changing, and the way IT is developing and delivering application is mostly based on user requirements. But can virtualization be the answer to the snowballing business demands?
Why GDPR Compliance is Important to your Cybersecurity Strategy?
As information crosses international borders at an unprecedented rate, privacy and security of data remain one of the top concerns for Canadian businesses. We have been discussing PIPEDA lately and how domestic data protection laws have been dictating data collection, storage, usage and management by businesses in the country. However, despite many attempts to protect ... Read more
3 Reasons Why Canadian Businesses Should Choose a Canadian Data Center
Many Canadian businesses are moving to cloud services to make use of the flexibility, ease of access, and lower cost of operation provided by third-party data hosting.
When Should You Choose a Canadian Data Center?
Many Canadian businesses are turning to the cloud for their data hosting needs, but it’s important to remember that “the cloud” is made possible by a data center – and the physical location of that data center has important implications.
Cybercrime & Your Business – What you need to know
Cybercrime is one of the largest threats facing business owners today. Each year, about 60% of small businesses are hacked or experience some type of cyber threat that seeks to steal their sensitive information.
How to successfully perform a SMB Data Migration
Data Migration Strategy & Guide – Data migation is not that difficult – just takes more planning then panic! If you’re preparing to replace or upgrade servers, conduct server maintenance, or relocate to a data center, following a data migration plan can streamline the process. Without one, there’s a high risk that, during the process ... Read more
Choosing the Best Power Protection
It’s been said that there are two types of computer users: those who have lost data because of a power problem, and those who are going to. Power failure and power surges are responsible for almost half of all data loss occurrences. Fortunately, it is relatively simple and inexpensive to protect against power problems. This ... Read more
What Happens When A Disaster Strikes Your Business?
Last week we discussed the importance of building and developing a full coverage Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP). Choosing to collocate your data to a data center should be your next step. There are many benefits of choosing to collocate company data, the main one would be to help facilitate the DRP.
Everything You need to Know about I.T. Relocations
Relocation is often the result of a company’s expansion or the end of its current lease. An expanding business isn’t a bad thing. However, once a business begins to grow, more office space is often needed. Whether you’re moving from a home office to a new workspace or relocating from one commercial building to another, ... Read more