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12 Questions To Consider When Looking At Cloud Computing

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, May 6, 2015 @ 07:05 AM

Every once in awhile an article comes across your desk that really capsules a challenging topic for IT operations.  This happened this week when I came across a listing for a recent publication from Europe which summarizes the security benefits and risks that come with cloud computing.  
Cloud_Computing_Guide_European_UnionEven better this publication is targeted directly at SMEs, (Small and Medium sized enterprises).

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Topics: business processes, IT network

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

Time Is Running Out On Windows 2003 Server

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Feb 4, 2015 @ 07:02 AM

Like Windows XP last year, Microsoft has announced the impending end for Windows Server 2003 with support stopping July 14 2015.  What this means is that Microsoft will no longer issue security and bug updates for this server platform effective this coming July.  

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Topics: server software, IT network, IT support

Hacking Attacks Show IT& Data Security Is Always An Issue

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 @ 08:09 AM

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Topics: software tools, IT network, network security

IT Security A Key Concern For Every IT Network

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Apr 23, 2014 @ 07:04 AM

Symantec has released its annual Internet Security Threat report and it contains some significant data which should cause any network administrator to review their network security protocols.

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Topics: IT network, network security

Wearable IT Devices Create New BYOD Challenges

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 @ 07:01 AM

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Topics: technology tools, software tools, IT network, IT support, network security, BYOD

You Are The Defacto IT Manager | How To Tell

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jan 8, 2014 @ 08:01 AM

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Topics: Computer, Software, network backup, IT network, IT support, network security, managed services plan

6 Month Deadline For Support For Microsoft Windows XP & 2003 Software

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Dec 4, 2013 @ 08:12 AM

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Topics: Computer, Software, network server, Windows 8, server software, IT network, network security

7 Considerations When Storing Your IT Data

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 @ 08:10 AM

Storing data from your I.T. network is something that is often just taken for granted.  After all, what is the purpose of the systems we all use at work?  Is it not to produce and manage information that is constantly flowing between internal and external contacts.  Whether it is customer data, supplier data, marketing material, product reference material or internal employee data this material is the substance of what makes a business tick and run smoothly.

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Topics: network backup, IT network

Burlington Office IT Co. Finds Blackberry Z10 Active Sync Solution

Posted by Ian Leppert on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 @ 08:08 AM

  New Blackberry Z10 Deployment:

Recently our company decided to refresh our mobile phones. We needed a smart phone that would work well with both our field based Technical and Sales teams. We were an existing Blackberry account so after careful review we decided familiarity for users and a patriotic sense of 'Oh Canada' would lead us to adopt the new Blackberry Z10 series phones.

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Topics: technology tools, e-mail, Software, server software, IT network, IT support