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The differences between data backup and disaster recovery

Step one, before we invest in technologies to protect our business, we must first understand what they are. It’s important to go beyond the buzzwords, because they can make understanding what needs to be done a little more difficult. And when that happens, IT support isn’t allocated the budget it needs, thus leaving your systems […]

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PowerApps and Flow: why you should be excited about these Microsoft 365 services

Upon acquiring shiny new equipment, you’re probably not itching to read the thick manual; instead, you want to ravage the box and start playing with your new toy immediately. Unfortunately, a lot of technology makes you jump through a lot of hoops. The same is definitely true for the process of designing and creating custom […]

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Ask these 3 questions about your servers

Your heart is always there beating away 24-hours a day. This is also an apt description for your servers. They are always working, ensuring your business stays operational even if you don’t notice it. However, it’s not unusual for business owners to overlook their servers as most times it is a simple case of out […]

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Can Your Business Survive A Disaster?

Disasters. They do happen — it’s only a matter of ‘when’. While most businesses acknowledge it, surveys show that only one in four companies worldwide have adequate protection in the event of a major disruption. We’re not talking about insurance here, but a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan that could save you thousands of dollars in […]

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Secure your business with these IT policies

Employees are one of your biggest security holes. There is no foolproof prevention method for human error, and this is why employee mistakes are one of the most common causes of a security breach. So what can you do to prevent it? Well at the very least you need to include policies in your employee […]

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Windows 10 privacy protection tips

It takes seconds to infiltrate and obtain private information. And while it’s unlikely that Microsoft will cause your business financial ruin with their data collection, the fact is that Windows 10 gathers a ridiculous amount of private information from users. So here are some tips that will enhance your privacy when using the operating system. […]

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Tips to use Office 365 more productively

A paintbrush can create the Mona Lisa or the Last Supper. An airplane can bring passengers to exotic locations anywhere on the planet. And stone, deftly placed can produce wonders such as the Pyramids or Angkor Wat. But what do the paintbrush, airplane and stone all have in common? Without the wisdom of the painter, […]

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Password Hashing and Salting

These days, it’s not so much a question of whether you’ll get hacked as when. More likely than not, at some point during the life of your organization, a hacker will gain access to your password database. If that happens, how much do you need to panic? That depends on how your passwords are stored. […]

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How Often Should I Make New Backups?

You’re probably familiar with the concept that backups are important. Everyone company that has a website, or corporate email, or digital sales records, or a blog, needs to have backups. If you have something important stored digitally, the in-use copy should not be the only copy. But do you know how often you need to […]

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