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
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
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
Budget restrictions can leave your small to mid-size firms in a tight spot. But your data storage requirements are growing quickly and exponentially.
The digital landscape is changing, and the organizations are navigating different service offerings to meet their growing demands.
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.
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.
Habits don’t go quickly. And, some habits can cost you a business, if not broken on time.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cloud is growing every year.
Heard about DNS firewalls, but not sure how they can really benefit your business? Let’s first understand how DNS works.
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.
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?
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?
‘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.
Lately, the Internet had been reminding us that we are days past in October, and almost halfway through National Cybersecurity Awareness Month already.
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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
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.
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 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.
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
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
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.
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