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Windows 10 October 2020 Update: Features to watch out for

Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 October 2020 Update in recent weeks. While this update is relatively modest in terms of size and features, it boasts of several design and functionality upgrades that will enhance user experience. Here’s what you can expect from the update. Start menu’s new look The Start menu gets a […]

Early indicators of a ransomware attack

In a previous post, we took a close look at the phases of a ransomware campaign. Knowing that campaigns take time is important, because this means that you can undertake countermeasures to prevent your business from being victimized.

Most ransomware campaign phases have discernable markers or indicators that ought to serve as red flags for your business.

Here’s how to enhance cybersecurity for remote workers

Given how urgently Ontario and other Canadian provinces had to be locked down by their respective governments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations had to rush the implementation of their remote work policies. Many launched an “execute first, troubleshoot later” strategy — and now, it appears there is a lot to address, especially when it comes to cybersecurity.

Phases of a ransomware campaign

There’s a general perception among Canadian business owners and managers that ransomware attacks are get-rich-quick schemes — and this appears to be pretty accurate. For instance, in December 2019, hackers ran off with over a million dollars in one ransom payment by an unnamed Canadian insurance company.

Why you need to keep your servers cool

Servers have become an essential tool for many businesses. They manage and keep business data secure, and improve workplace productivity. However, overburdening your servers causes their operating temperatures to rise, which can lead to reduced server reliability and data loss. This is why it’s important to keep your servers constantly cool. How does temperature affect […]

How VoIP revolutionizes communications for small and medium businesses

Many businesses fail to realize how ubiquitous and game-changing VoIP is, and as a result, they stay stuck on legacy phone systems. Staying put should no longer be an option, especially if your company is serious about seizing future opportunities. Read on to learn how VoIP can improve your communications. Different phone systems Phones have […]

New admin capabilities for better Microsoft 365 delivery

In the past few months, the pandemic has driven businesses to utilize every tool available to them to keep operations going. This largely meant deploying cloud-based solutions that can support remote work setups and connect multilocational workers. During these critical times, the job of IT administrators has become more crucial and demanding. So to help […]

Give your SMB more flexibility with a hybrid cloud

When it comes to the cloud, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are often presented with the choice of either a private or a public cloud. But there is a third option — a hybrid cloud. And this is the choice that provides SMBs with greater flexibility. How so? Read on to find out. Hybrid clouds […]

How to back up your files using Windows 10

Business owners are becoming more aware of the damaging effects of data loss. Companies now realize that without safe and reliable data backup, important business information can fall into the wrong hands or be lost forever. Fortunately, Windows 10 offers easy-to-use tools like File History and OneDrive. File History in Windows 10 Serving as the […]

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