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What goes into a business continuity plan?

What goes into a business continuity plan?

Events out of your control can disrupt your business operations. While you can’t necessarily control the unexpected, you can take some precautions to prevent most business disruptions. Here are some things to consider when developing a business continuity plan (BCP). Backup your data, applications, and servers Today, companies are more dependent than ever on IT […]

The 101 on Android location settings

The 101 on Android location settings

As you learn about the various features of your Android smartphone, you will come across location services and whether or not you want to approve them. If you think this convenient feature is harmless, think again. Sometimes it’s best to hide your location in your smartphone as this can affect your device’s security. With this […]

VoIP hardphones or softphones for SMBs?

VoIP hardphones or softphones for SMBs?

Your company has decided to avail of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and has given you the task of choosing between the two types of phones: traditional desk phones (hardphones) or software-based phones (softphones). To help you decide, we’ll break down the benefits of each type. What’s a hardphone? A hardphone is a desk phone […]

Make the most out of your O365 subscription

Make the most out of your O365 subscription

It may seem as if Office 365 is merely Microsoft’s way of joining the online subscription bandwagon, but that’s not the case. O365 is Microsoft’s way of upgrading its ubiquitous Office suite by augmenting it with cloud features. Office apps and the files you create with them are accessible wherever there’s an internet connection, but […]

Things Unknown: A Disaster Story, Chapter One

Things Unknown: A Disaster Story, Chapter One

Using “Riders on the Storm” as a ringtone seemed like a good idea at the time. Looking at your phone displaying 4:42 a.m., however, made it seem more like a cruel joke.

“Hello” you mumbled sleepily, already beginning to sense impending doom.

“Sorry to wake you, Alex – it’s Michael at the monitoring company.

How Windows 10 features keep ransomware at bay

How Windows 10 features keep ransomware at bay

The ransomware threat isn’t going away anytime soon, which is bad news for computer users everywhere. Fortunately, Windows 10 has built-in security features to keep you from falling victim to ransomware. Controlled Folder Access This feature allows you to list certain documents and folders as “protected.” Only whitelisted programs can access and edit these folders, […]

Tips to monitor employee activities online

Tips to monitor employee activities online

There are a lot of pros and cons when it comes to monitoring your employees online. We’ve put together an honest and transparent list of arguments for and against this practice. And if you decide it is something you want to pursue, we’ve provided some tips for a smooth implementation process. The case for monitoring […]

Canada’s PIPEDA: Does it affect me?

Canada’s PIPEDA: Does it affect me?

If you’re a Canadian or someone who does business in Canada, the short answer is yes. The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act or PIPEDA holds organizations in Canada accountable for the protection of all collected personally identifiable information (PII) and gives Canadians recourse if ever their PII is compromised.

How to boost your SMB’s social media presence

How to boost your SMB’s social media presence

Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) nowadays are more competitive than ever. As an SMB owner, you’re probably constantly looking for ways to boost your social media presence, outdo your competitors, and increase profits. Here are some ways to do that. Create buyer personas Social media data is a great tool to gather information about your […]