Month: January 2019

With organizations working increasingly advanced technology into most aspects of their daily operation, it only follows that employees and customers may occasionally need help using those technologies and fixing problems they encounter. Help desks have emerged as the primary method for giving IT users the support they require to work effectively with technology as they

That was the conclusion of one local business at the start of 2019. The business had been working with a large IT company in Calgary. However, the 12-employee business felt it was paying too much for infrastructure support and its future IT needs.

Who Has Been Impacted by Chinese Cyber Attacks? At the beginning of the year, the FBI warned businesses to protect themselves from cyber attacks by foreign entities, saying activity has spiked in the past 18 months. Hewlett Packard and IBM are among the businesses most recently targeted. There’s a National Counter-Intelligence and Security Center that

A shared mailbox in Microsoft Outlook will prove invaluable if your team is collaborating on a project, as they can exchange messages from a central platform. A communal email center is also an asset if your employees are responsible for responding to customer inquiries. Outlook Calendar allows members to create events or let others know

Without a server, you would need to keep adding individual workstations onto your system, using traditional peer-to-peer networks. Communications would need to be protected between each computer, and resources would be harder to share within the company.

Your business needs advanced technology to grow. Multiple tech conferences are coming to Calgary, Canada in 2019 that can help. Find your tech conference today.

Using Managed Services is really about smartly growing your local business, especially if that business relies on technology to any degree. A Managed Service Provider (MSP) is a third-party contractor that partners with your company to do exactly what its name suggests: It manages a service or services for you, usually in the area of

If the frightening headlines about massive data breaches were not warning enough, upwards of 60 percent of all small and mid-sized businesses, reportedly shutter within six months of a systems hack. The leading causes of nefarious systems incursions are reportedly caused by about 25 percent of valued employees repeating the same username and password across

Every account you have is protected by a password or a PIN of some kind. A PIN is a personal identification number that is unique to the account it is attached to. In some cases, you are allowed to choose your own PIN. For other accounts, you must use the PIN or password that is

Downtime, compromised data, security breaches, and slow-running technology cause big headaches for today’s accountants. After all, you need your technology, and when it’s not working, every hour that goes by costs your firm money. You can’t afford to sit idle—when your technology doesn’t work, neither do you. If your competitors use more efficient IT solutions,