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Will 2018 Bring The Rise Or Fall Of Cybersecurity?

Will 2018 Bring The Rise Or Fall Of Cybersecurity?

A relatively new set of guidelines enacted in the European Union requires many global organizations to reconsider their security practices and update their protective measures. A quick review of 2017 suggests that it was the worst year on record for cybersecurity – phrases like “data breach“, “phishing”, and “hackers” were uttered in the news so […]


Happy Valentine’s Day: It’s Time To Bring Back That Lovin’ Feeling

Happy Valentine’s Day: It’s Time To Bring Back That Lovin’ Feeling

There are few things worse than feeling trapped in an unfulfilling relationship – especially when it’s a vital business relationship. Technology is an integral part of everything your business does, which raises a few important questions about your current IT set up. For starters, what is your relationship like with your technology systems – rock […]


The Gaps in Data Security That Could Threaten Your Company

The Gaps in Data Security That Could Threaten Your Company

In the fight to avoid security breaches, one area has proven over and over to be the weakest link. It’s the human factor. A survey done by CompTIA shows that human errors are responsible for 52 percent of all security breaches. Each day employees open emails; it’s part of their job. Often there are links […]


8 Easy Ways to Secure Your Data

8 Easy Ways to Secure Your Data

Data is the foundation of any business. Building a business without protecting your data is like building a home on wet sand, leaving the tide to sweep it away. With all the ways data is being stolen today, there are a few steps you should take to build a secure foundation for it. Use strong […]


When Technology Wins, Consumers Win

When Technology Wins, Consumers Win

More than 20 years ago, retail began to shift from the shopping mall to online shopping. Amazon.com, the brainchild of Jeff Bezos, had been around for a few years. It was born as an online bookstore in 1995. A brilliant premise, Amazon offered a digital “storefront” that ran from the garage of Bezos’ home. Amazon’s […]


Ontario’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act Becomes Law

Ontario’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act Becomes Law

There’s some good news for the 1.4 million people of Ontario: The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148) was passed into law on November 22, 2017, and took effect on January 1, 2018.  The bill includes better wages and working conditions for workers in Ontario. Lawmakers say that this is the most significant […]


The Oracle for Cybersecurity

The Oracle for Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a big, scary word with big, scary implications. The word conjures mental images of a dark room and someone in front a dimly lit computer. The black screen flashes green and is dotted with lines of code entered by a nameless, faceless “cyberterrorist” – a hacker – with a smirk and an evil […]


The Future of Big Data and the Legal Industry

The Future of Big Data and the Legal Industry

There’s no doubt that Big Data, Data Mining, and Machine Learning have changed every industry on the planet. Recent political campaigns were won by experts who knew how to use all data available regarding key factors. Many were surprised to learn how certain types of information could guide a political campaign down the pathway to […]


How to Consolidate Duplicate LinkedIn Profiles

How to Consolidate Duplicate LinkedIn Profiles

Occasionally, we all set up duplicate accounts on sites without realizing it. A spouse, friend or employee may have set up an account for you on LinkedIn trying to be helpful. Though it can be a bit inconvenient, it’s fairly easy to fix. At this time, LinkedIn only offers this account merging service from your […]


Mattel CEO Knows The Future Of Business Is In Tech

Mattel CEO Knows The Future Of Business Is In Tech

Even leaders in tech-adjacent fields — like the toy industry — know the importance of investing in technology expertise and a more robust IT infrastructure. As much as we try to predict the future, it’s never been easy. The catch has always been that as soon as you’re sure of what’s coming next, it’s probably […]


How to Consolidate Two LinkedIn Profiles

How to Consolidate Two LinkedIn Profiles

Accidentally creating two LinkedIn accounts is a common mistake. You may have created the accounts years apart, having forgotten that the first account existed, or maybe you were invited by different users based on different email addresses. Whatever the case, there is a solution to this issue. Of course, you would want to save your […]


Slack Was “Slacking” Today

Slack Was “Slacking” Today

The Slack messaging tool suffered a major outage today that left users unable to connect to the service. In a post on its systems status page, Slack reported that their customers were experiencing connectivity issues as a result of the outage: “A majority of customers are unable to connect to Slack. We’re aware of the […]


The Modern Law Firm and Legal Technology

The Modern Law Firm and Legal Technology

We all know that today’s technology is invaluable, and with time, it will become even more so. This is true for all types of businesses, even law firms. The legal profession used to lag behind others in the adoption of new technology. Lawyers typically relied on “medieval” resources such as law books and paper documents. […]


5 Reasons Why You Need to Make the Switch to Microsoft Office 365

5 Reasons Why You Need to Make the Switch to Microsoft Office 365

If you run a business, chances are that you’ve thought about moving to an online productivity suite. The two most popular in recent years is Google’s G Suite and Microsoft’s Office 365. Touted as “innovative” and “the next big thing,” Microsoft’s productivity suite is a revolutionary concept when it comes to operating systems and computing. […]


Top 12 Tech Gifts of 2017: Sphero R2-D2 & BB-9E

Top 12 Tech Gifts of 2017: Sphero R2-D2 & BB-9E

We like tech, it’s what we do. As the holiday shopping season kicks into overdrive, we are bringing you 12 of the most requested, most wanted tech gifts for 2017. Check back each business day between now and December 19th for another must-have tech item and why you should check it out. In 2015 Sphero […]


Top 12 Tech Gifts 2017: TCL S405 4K HDR TV

Top 12 Tech Gifts 2017: TCL S405 4K HDR TV

We like tech, it’s what we do. As the holiday shopping season kicks into overdrive, we are bringing you 12 of the most requested, most wanted tech gifts for 2017. Check back each business day between now and December 19th for another must-have tech item and why you should check it out. If you’re anything […]


Top 12 Tech Gifts for 2017: Samsung Galaxy S8

Top 12 Tech Gifts for 2017: Samsung Galaxy S8

We like tech, it’s what we do. As the holiday shopping season kicks into overdrive, we are bringing you 12 of the most requested, most wanted tech gifts for 2017. Check back each business day between now and December 19th for another must-have tech item and why you should check it out. If the new […]


Top 12 Tech Gifts 2017: SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C

Top 12 Tech Gifts 2017: SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C

We like tech, it’s what we do. As the holiday shopping season kicks into overdrive, we are bringing you 12 of the most requested, most wanted tech gifts for 2017. Check back each business day between now and December 19th for another must-have tech item and why you should check it out. This USB drive has […]


Optimize Your Social Media Content

Content sharing strategies to optimize your online presence There’s no doubt that social media is connecting us like never before. Something we like to stress to our clients is that social media is more than just a platform for socialization. The world of social media has opened up an entirely new realm of business possibilities […]


Top 12 Tech Gifts of 2017: Samsung Galaxy Tab S3   

Top 12 Tech Gifts of 2017: Samsung Galaxy Tab S3  

  We like tech, it’s what we do. As the holiday shopping season kicks into overdrive, we are bringing you 12 of the most requested, most wanted tech gifts for 2017. Check back each business day between now and December 19th for another must-have tech item and why you should check it out. The Samsung […]


Top 12 Tech Gifts of 2017: Microsoft Surface Book 2

Top 12 Tech Gifts of 2017: Microsoft Surface Book 2

We like tech, it’s what we do. As the holiday shopping season kicks into overdrive, we are bringing you 12 of the most requested, most wanted tech gifts for 2017. Check back each business day between now and December 19th for another must-have tech item and why you should check it out. Microsoft’s thin laptop/tablet […]


Is Your Business Safe from the KRACK Vulnerability?

Is Your Business Safe from the KRACK Vulnerability?

Exploring the ongoing impacts and remedies for the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability It’s been nearly two months since the KRACK Wi-Fi bug was broadcast to the world. The news hit headlines across the globe in October of this year when tech researchers discovered the wide-spread vulnerability that impacted IoT devices of all kinds. Two months down […]


Top 12 Tech Gifts 2017: Samsung Q7F 4K TV

Top 12 Tech Gifts 2017: Samsung Q7F 4K TV

We like tech, it’s what we do. As the holiday shopping season kicks into overdrive, we are bringing you 12 of the most requested, most wanted tech gifts for 2017. Check back each business day between now and December 19th for another must-have tech item and why you should check it out. You’ve purchased the […]


Don’t Believe Everything You Hear About the Cloud Security

Don’t Believe Everything You Hear About the Cloud Security

Learning to tell the difference between myth and reality when it comes to Cloud Computing Cloud computing continues to dominate the business environment. It seems like every other day we have a client asking about how the Cloud can help them optimize business. The Cloud is an amazing resource for businesses in any industry – […]


Top 12 Tech Gifts 2017: Google Home Mini

Top 12 Tech Gifts 2017: Google Home Mini

We like tech, it’s what we do. As the holiday shopping season kicks into overdrive, we are bringing you 12 of the most requested, most wanted tech gifts for 2017. Check back each business day between now and December 19th for another must-have tech item and why you should check it out. – Google has […]


Top 12 Tech Gifts 2017: Sony Alpha 6000

Top 12 Tech Gifts 2017: Sony Alpha 6000

We like tech, it’s what we do. As the holiday shopping season kicks into overdrive, we are bringing you 12 of the most requested, most wanted tech gifts for 2017. Check back each business day between now and December 19th for another must-have tech item and why you should check it out. Digital photography is […]


Top 12 Tech Gifts of 2017: Microsoft Xbox One X

Top 12 Tech Gifts of 2017: Microsoft Xbox One X

We like tech, it’s what we do. As the holiday shopping season kicks into overdrive, we are bringing you 12 of the most requested, most wanted tech gifts for 2017. Check back each business day between now and December 19th for another must-have tech item and why you should check it out. If you’re a […]


MacOS Security Bug Puts Device Security into Perspective

MacOS Security Bug Puts Device Security into Perspective

Apple has become an authority in providing us with useful software and the required fixes that inevitably come with the development of this software. This was proven true Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 after a bug in Macs High Sierra software was discovered. The bug was discovered by a Turkish software developer by the name of […]


How To Share Your Calendar With Microsoft Office 2016

How To Share Your Calendar With Microsoft Office 2016

Outlooks Shareable Calendar and How It Fits into Aspects of Everyday Life A shared calendar is one step in the direction of having all involved on the same page. It is little more frustrating than trying to work on a project or develop ideas when everyone is not equally informed. With Outlooks shared calendar these […]


Strategize Your Way To A Stellar 2018

Strategize Your Way To A Stellar 2018

With the right guidance and advice, strategic IT planning can set your business on a path to greater success in 2018 and beyond. 2017 isn’t quite behind us yet, but already many businesses are turning their attention to the year ahead. Planning out your objectives and goals for the coming months is a great way […]


OneDrive vs. SharePoint: What’s the Difference?

OneDrive vs. SharePoint: What’s the Difference?

Understanding the Key Differences Between Microsoft’s OneDrive and SharePoint Applications Microsoft’s collection of software is continually evolving. As it continues to grow, many users are noticing quite a bit of overlap between application capabilities. For business owners, this can be a challenge – especially when trying to decide which apps are worth investing in. Two […]


UBER COMES CLEAN: 2016 Cyber Hack Impacted 57 Million Drivers and Users   

UBER COMES CLEAN: 2016 Cyber Hack Impacted 57 Million Drivers and Users   

Uber made headlines this week when representatives came forward to disclose that the company had experienced a massive ransomware attack last year. Over a year ago, hackers stole the account information of 57 million drivers and riders and Uber kept the news under wraps ever since paying the $100,000 ransom. The ransom deal was struck […]


IT Security’s Secret Weapon

IT Security’s Secret Weapon

Log Management & Analysis gives you the edge on hidden malware and open security gaps. Keeping security tight in an increasingly digital business environment presents unique challenges for business owners and network administrators. Managing hardware, software, mobile applications and Cloud sharing platforms can make it difficult to maintain an all-compassing security strategy. Businesses across all […]


Learn More About Microsoft Outlook 2016’s AutoArchive Feature

Learn More About Microsoft Outlook 2016’s AutoArchive Feature

It’s a thorn in the side of every modern business. Emails seem to come in faster and faster every day. Even when spam and unnecessary communications are moved to the trash can, inboxes are still jam-packed with important attachments, electronic pay stubs, and critical communication histories. When employee inboxes get full, business communication can get […]


How To Manage Your Email  

How To Manage Your Email  

Learn how to implement the five-folder email system and get rid of email overload.   It’s easy to become a slave to your email inbox. Unless you take control and implement a strategy, those emails can become just an unruly inbox, especially when you’re using email for business. If you’re in a position where a […]


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