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What Canadian businesses must learn after spending $14B on cybersecurity

Like the rest of the world, Canada is becoming more digital. According to a 2017 review by The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), the real gross domestic product (GDP) produced by the country’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector reached $74.7 billion in 2017. That’s $2.43 billion more than the previous year, and the substantial growth seen over the past five years indicates that this trend will continue as ICT adoption deepens across all of Canada’s economic sectors.

Reasons to back up your mobile devices

Companies such as Apple, Samsung, and others have turned mobile phones into mini-computers that can serve as a substitute for your laptop, or as a storage device. If you’re using a smartphone as a communications and storage device, backing up now would be a wise move.

Part I: Before the RFP, ask yourself, “What do we want?”

There’s an old adage that says, “If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you get there?”

You may have come to the general conclusion that you want to begin to work with a Managed IT Services Provider, but, before you fire off that Request for Proposal (RFP) to the first six companies that come back in your Google search, you should take the time to establish exactly why you’ve come to that conclusion, and exactly what you want to get out the relationship once it’s begun.

Part II: What to Include in your Request for Proposal for Managed IT Services

As a Toronto-based business owner, you need to remain focused on your core value proposition. For many entrepreneurs and managers, the effort of choosing, implementing, and maintaining technology can become a distraction from their mission. One of the best ways to overcome this is to let a managed IT services provider (MSP) plan, develop and maintain your technology infrastructure and information systems.

Protecting your Android mobile devices

When personal and professional information live on one mobile device, a small breach can have huge impacts. As the adoption of bring your own device (BYOD) policies increase, employee awareness of cyberthreats becomes critical. Here are five tips for avoiding common Android-based security risks.

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