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Microsoft Announces New Security Features For Windows 10

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Apr 29, 2015 @ 08:04 AM

Microsoft is planning to release the commercial version of Windows 10 this fall.  Two days ago they released the Windows 10 Preview which will permit some users to test out the new system.

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Topics: data security, Windows 10, office technology

Free WiFi May Not Be Enough In Europe

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Apr 22, 2015 @ 07:04 AM

I have just had the experience of spending a couple of weeks traveling in  Europe and one of the things I realized quickly is that pre-planning is needed if you expect to be able to communicate reliably using email or online services when moving around the continent.  As North Americans we have become pretty complacent about being able to instantly communicate almost wherever we are.  

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Topics: e-mail, cost of internet, WiFi

Digital Printing Revolution Continues

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Apr 15, 2015 @ 08:04 AM

Over the past fifteen years a revolution has occured in the printing industry.  I can remember when the typical office copier was an analog device with super advanced features like the ability to expand an image to a larger size.

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, business processes, digital tools

Help Wanted 182,000 IT Pros

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Apr 8, 2015 @ 07:04 AM

A major Labour Market Study looking at the Canadian IT landscape from 2015 to 2019 says that there is a need for more IT talent over the next four years in Canada.

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Topics: IT network, IT support

US Homeland Security Warns About Windows Server 2003 EOS

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Apr 1, 2015 @ 08:04 AM

I read a really interesting post today by of all things the US Department of Homeland Security.  Now I have to admit that I am not a regular reader of their material but this one has some really good information that can affect millions of users of Windows Server 2003.

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Topics: network server, cloud computing, server software, network security

Microsoft Launching Skype For Business

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 @ 10:03 AM

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Topics: technology tools, business processes, digital tools

1.1 Million Fine Shows CASL Is Serious.

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Mar 18, 2015 @ 07:03 AM

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Topics: e-mail, Canadian Legislation

Canadians Should Buy Now. Lower Dollar Means Higher MFP & IT Costs

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Mar 11, 2015 @ 08:03 AM

The window is becoming very short before the price increases created by the lower Canadian dollar flow into the MFP (multifunction printer, copier) and the IT hardware markets.  The low oil prices are putting significant pressure on the Canadian dollar which is great for Canadian manufacturing but is having serious impact on Canadian imports of products sourced from China and some other jurisdictions,  

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Topics: Lenovo, Multifunction Printer, business processes, Samsung, Kyocera Canada, Canadian Pricing

Net Neutrality Issues Are Real In Canada And US

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Mar 4, 2015 @ 08:03 AM

A regular issue for users of the internet is how the major delivery companies deal with the quantity of data and download activity that they consume.  There has been action taken by regulators in both Canada and the US to attempt to keep the access to internet sites as neutral as possible.  

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Topics: internet connectivity in Canada, Canadian Legislation, cost of internet

Over 276,000 IT Data Breaches In Canada In 2014

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 @ 08:02 AM

While far from the top of the world when it comes to the impact of IT data breaches, Canada still experiences its fair share of the problems they create.  Recent reports indicated that over 276,000 records were breached in reported incidents in 2014.  

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Topics: business processes, network security