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Here’s what to look for when buying antivirus software

Because of the global pandemic, work from home is now a necessity. This has increased the potential entry points for cybercriminals to infiltrate your network. Now more than ever, businesses need better cybersecurity protection. That’s why it’s important to choose the right antivirus software for your needs. If you’re in the market for one, consider […]

Best laptops for remote working in 2020

If you recently started working from home, you must have realized that it isn’t as easy as you thought it would be. Apart from setting up your home office and managing your time efficiently, a slow and outdated laptop should be the least of your worries. If you’re thinking of buying a new one, here’s […]

How to know if your VoIP system is being hacked

Most businesses today have made the switch from the traditional landline telephone system to a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system. This is because VoIP offers more benefits including cost reduction, mobility, and scalability. But just like any device that’s connected to the internet, VoIP phones can be targeted by hackers who want to steal […]

Secure Windows and Office for your work from home staff

Microsoft’s software offerings are filled with features that allow and even augment enterprise work from home (WFH) setups without sacrificing security. Here are some updates about the company’s applications, as well as other common third-party applications in the Windows and Office ecosystems, which will ensure data security when you’re working remotely. Before the pandemic broke […]

Make your data backups cost-efficient

Businesses across Toronto are starting to realize their dependence on up-to-date data, and an increasing number of them are beginning to accept that they have to spend on data backups. It is sound logic to spend a little on backups to prevent larger costs caused by downtime and other detrimental effects of data loss, but how would you know if you spent more money than you had to? To prevent overspending, you need a data backup and recovery plan that factors in cost-efficiency.

Canadian data breach reporting skyrocketed in 2019

Following the implementation of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) on November 1, 2018, the number of reported data breaches in Canada has skyrocketed. One year later, Canadian businesses reported 680 breaches, six times the figure for the same period the year before.

Do you know the types of data backup your business needs?

Data backups mitigate the risks that cyberattacks, natural disasters, and technical failures present. However, not all data is created equal. Some of it must have greater protection due to privacy regulations (e.g., GDPR), industry requirements (e.g., PCI DSS), and needs for secrecy (e.g., protecting proprietary information from competitors). Other types of data need to be archived, while others can be deleted after their usefulness has lapsed.

How much internet bandwidth do you need for remote work?

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed businesses to adopt remote work setups. But with the sudden move, employees are finding out that they don’t have adequate resources to work from home, specifically due to poor or limited internet access. So that you don’t encounter the same issue, find out how much internet bandwidth you need to […]

Remote working: Will it be the new norm?

Flexible work setups have often been the subject of debate — employees want the option to work away from the office at least some of the time, but many businesses value well-founded methods and processes. Will the world’s largest work from home experiment change that? Enforced flexibility A pandemic is one of the most socially, […]

You’ve overcome the basic remote work challenges. What’s next?

As of this writing, the COVID-19 outbreak is still raging across Toronto and all over the world. The Canadian government has implemented social distancing as one of our first lines of defense against the disease. By limiting close contact with other people, we help stop the novel coronavirus from spreading, thereby decreasing the number of infections and preventing our healthcare system from being overwhelmed.

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