Everything You Need To Know About Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is another way of saying that the internet, instead of a computer, is being used to share and store data. If your device has access to the internet, then you can use cloud-based apps to create and share files. 

In this article I share loads of tips and links to information that will help you get the most out of the cloud. Whether you need solutions for home […]

Why It’s Important To Install Your Software Updates

Why It’s Important To Install Software Updates

Is it necessary to install software updates for my operating system? The short answer: YES!

Software updates are important for a couple of reasons:

  1. Improved performance and stability of the applications on your computer, and
  2. Patches for security holes in old software.

This article is all about why you should install software updates, and when to install […]

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What Makes A Strong Password?

What Makes A Strong Password?

Are you sure you know what makes a strong password? Consider the passwords you use every day for online banking or social media.

Are you confident they’re strong enough?

When was the last time you updated them?

This article covers the essentials for creating strong passwords and safely storing them, and for keeping your passwords up to date.

Creating A […]

2019-03-02T15:50:33-08:00Security, Tech Tips|1 Comment

Secure Online Banking: Keeping Your Money Safe!

Online Banking

Remember 1994 when bank cards were a novelty? Since then digital banking technology has come a long way, and today in Canada it’s estimated that 68% of consumers use online banking to make purchases, deposit checks remotely, check bank balances, transfer money, make bill payments, and more.

Whether you’re already an avid online banker or you’re just getting started, I recommend reading this article to make sure you’re doing […]

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Social Media Security: Are You Sharing Too Much Information?

Social Media Security: Are You Sharing Too Much Information?

Cyber security is a big and growing issue, and social media is where many phishing and malware attacks happen. How secure is your information? Do you share all your Facebook posts with everyone? If you do, you might be opening yourself up to serious privacy risk, and the most common risk is getting hacked. When your account gets hacked, not only can […]

The Importance Of Having An IT Professional On Your Team

Why You Need A Dedicated IT Person On Your Team

Does the problem of fixing computer issues often fall on your youngest team members, or your son or daughter? While people are usually happy to help out, people without Information Technology training often have to learn things by trial and error. Troubleshooting in the dark isn’t a good use of time or skill, and burns younger employees out. You need an […]

Annual Online Presence – Audit & Checklist

Have you ever Googled yourself?

What shows up when you Google search yourself? You might be surprised by what turns up. That’s why I want you to do an online presence audit this month.

If you’re looking for work, own a small business, or do a lot of networking you can bet that someone will type your name into Google. You need to have control over what they see. […]

2019-03-02T15:51:54-08:00Business, Security|0 Comments

Cloud Security: What You Need to Know

Cloud Security: What You Need to Know

If you’re considering moving your business to the cloud, or you have already but haven’t been informed of the potential security threats, you’ve come to the right place.

Storing your data on the cloud has many benefits, including redundant backup systems and affordability. Like anything that involves the internet, though, it’s not immune to cyber attacks. Here are some of the top threats and […]

2019-03-02T15:52:25-08:00Security, Tech Tips|0 Comments

What Are Internet Cookies And Are They Necessary?

What exactly are Internet cookies, and are they necessary?

If you’ve heard of Internet “cookies”, you’re probably a little concerned (and disappointed that they have nothing to do with the chocolate chip ones you might be enjoying as you read this).

Is someone spying on you?

Not quite. Cookies are small text files that web browsers save; they contain data (such as a user ID) to give sites information about your browsing activity. Here is the