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Canadian SME Business Magazine

Canadian SME Business Magazine

We're honoured to be featured in CanadianSME this month, weighing in on cybercrime - the impact of working remotely, the biggest challenges in protecting your data and the cost of data breaches. Read the report

Home Office Essentials to Make Your Workspace More Productive

Home Office Essentials to Make Your Workspace More Productive

Working from home has become the norm for many people today. For freelancers, small business owners, and those working remotely, it provides a certain freedom and lifestyle enrichment. With today’s technologies, there is little you can do in an office building that...

Why Your Small Business Should Use a VPN

Why Your Small Business Should Use a VPN

The internet is an essential but dangerous tool, especially for small businesses. According to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigation Report, 58% of malware attack victims are categorized as small businesses, and over 70% of cyber attackers deliberately target small...

How To Secure A Business Wi-Fi Network: 15 Things You Should Do

How To Secure A Business Wi-Fi Network: 15 Things You Should Do

Whatever business you’re in, today’s world dictates that technology is the backbone of that business. Your important and sensitive data lives on your servers and systems.  But how secure is it, and why should you worry about it? Make no mistake—there are bad...

What Is Smishing (And How To Protect Yourself)

What Is Smishing (And How To Protect Yourself)

Smishing is a new form of phishing that uses text messaging instead of email. It’s a growing problem worldwide, happening over 30 million times per day! Smishing scammers try to trick you into giving personal information by pretending to be a trusted person or...

Etiquette You Need to Consider When Having Online Meetings

Etiquette You Need to Consider When Having Online Meetings

These days, we often attend online meetings, whether it be on Skype, Mumble, GoToMeeting, or otherwise. While we enjoy the convenience, we are painfully aware of certain online meeting etiquette that others don’t seem to be aware of, and it affects the quality of the meeting for everyone else.

Why Should Your Business Have a Needs Assessment Done?

Why Should Your Business Have a Needs Assessment Done?

For us Nerds, the reasons for a Needs Assessment seem almost self evident: the client is not entirely happy with their technology situation and is seeking guidance. I have a client who is contemplating merging part of their infrastructure with one or two other...

The anatomy of a targeted email account hack

The anatomy of a targeted email account hack

"OMG! My email is hacked!" This is a true account of an email hack we've just witnessed and helped a client through. It all started with one of our client's bank account manager calling our client (will call him Bob in this email): Bank: Bob, Happy New Year! We have...

This Week in Enterprise Tech Does Its First Q&A Episode!

This Week in Enterprise Tech Does Its First Q&A Episode!

The enterprise tech-focused weekly podcast This Week in Enterprise Tech had it’s first question and answer episode this week, and it was absolutely fascinating, as they dedicated the entire podcast to answering listeners/viewers’ burning questions about business technology.

What is a Server?

What is a Server?

Inevitably, every small business owner sooner or later hears or believes that "we need a server". This begs the question of what a server really is. What does it do? Why do you need it? When is it time for a server? Where should it be? In the cloud? In the office? At...