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TechSoup and Non-Profits: Software that won’t break the bank

Are you a charity or non-profit organization? Thanks to TechSoup, registered non-profits, charities and public libraries in Canada are able to order the latest software and hardware at significant discounts. TechSoup Canada partners with over 30 companies such as Microsoft, Symantec, and Intuit to help organizations like yours gain access to technology to help your...
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5 Benefits of Cloud Based Accounting Software

Gone are the days when you need to rely on USB’s to transfer data, or store numerous documents labeled version one through five on your hard drive. Thanks to the cloud, data, and software now it is accessible online anytime, anywhere, from any device. More and more businesses are moving to cloud-based accounting software due...
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Why Patching is Crucial to your IT Security

Protecting your business is a top priority. When your IT systems are breached, your whole business is at risk. Hackers love looking for vulnerabilities, and unfortunately, security flaws can and do happen at any time. This is why installing timely updates and patches are critical to protecting your systems and just as important as anti-virus...
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5 Ways to Protect your Cybersecurity While Traveling

You have your passport, swimsuit, laptop, a good book and your kids’ iPads – you’re all ready to take off on vacation! But wait – there’s one important thing you could be missing – and that’s cybersecurity. Of course, you can’t pack “security”, but it’s the one thing that can make you most vulnerable while...
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Maintaining Your UPS

What is a UPS? Within every server room, there is one thing that is a staple. The UPS, also known as the Uninterruptible Power Supply. The UPS is a large backup battery and surge protector, for servers and other systems within your IT infrastructure. Without this vital piece of technology, your data and hardware are...
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7 Technical Tips to Increase Workplace Productivity

  It’s not only what technology we use at the workplace but it’s also how we use it that greatly affects our everyday workplace productivity. I am sure all of us have struggled or have witnessed a co-worker struggle at some point – technology can be a frustrating thing. In these technical tips, we will walk...
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Hidden Dangers of Component Vulnerabilities. 5 Ways to improve your open source component security

Open source products and software are widely used in organizations and amongst programmers to collaborate, improve and prototype projects or software. Of 1,000+ applications, 96% of those scanned contained open-source components.
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Keeping Remote Employees Secure

With the technological advancements made in recent history, it is becoming more and more practical to work remotely.  What does this mean for your business in terms of cyber security?  What precautions will your IT team need to make to ensure that employees working remotely will be able to work securely as well?  These are...
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8 Types of Phishing

First off, what is phishing? Phishing is one of the most common types of fraud that may affect your business.  It’s an insidious form of fraud that can be prevented and protected against with proper education, user training, and up to date security measures.  To understand how to protect yourself, you will first need to...
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Who Benefits from an IT Service Agreement?

In life and in business, it’s important to protect yourself.  Being proactive and protecting yourself at the beginning of your working relationship is key. Here are four ways your business can benefit from an IT Service Agreement:
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