From Telegraphs to USENET and How to Protect Yourself from Spam

When someone thinks of spam they typically think of unsolicited bulk commercial email they receive in their inbox. However, the concept of spam started a little earlier than you might think. How far back? How does 1864 sound? Spam in 1864 you say? Yes, in the form of a telegraph, advertising a local dentistry actually. […]

How Technology Has Transformed Canada 150 Years since its Inception

July 1, 2017 will mark 150 years since Confederation in Canada. Since that time, a lot has happened, especially in regards to the business environment. Today, it is undoubtedly much easier to do business than it was 150 years ago, thanks in part to technology. I would like to explore some of the ways in […]

What Companies Need to Know About Technology Management  

Technology Management has become an important aspect of doing business today. Here are a few details about what it entails, and why a business may need it.   Technology management is a term that is used to refer to a group of services offered to a business that may not have its own IT department. […]

Wisdom Wednesday: Taking and Printing Screenshots on Windows 10

Need a fast Windows screenshot? We’ll show you how to do it! Do you need to take a quick Windows screenshot for work or fun, but can’t figure out how to do it? Don’t worry: Our guide will show you just how it’s done. Copy the Screen for Posts Traditionally, the “Print Screen” option is […]

Microsoft’s Advice on How Business IT Professionals Can Disable SMB 1 Insecurities

This white paper details what additional steps IT pros need to take to safeguard their networks and systems and why they should leave the newer versions of SMBs alone.   With the recent appearance of the “WannaCry” ransomware cyber attacks, the vulnerability of the 30-year old SMB1 protocol was finally laid bare. Through the use […]

Driverless Cars– Utopian Dream or Dystopian Nightmare?

For many people, the vision of a world of driverless cars represents a commuter’s utopia, and for good reason. Commuting is costly, not only in terms of time and money but in terms of stress-related illnesses. Despite the fact that people have adapted to hurtling through space at 70 miles per hour while avoiding a […]

Phishing and Spear Phishing Scams

Don’t Get Caught in Their Nets. What is Phishing? Phishing is tech language for fishing over the Internet for confidential business and personal information such as credit card numbers, personal identification, usernames, and passwords. The first phishing scam occurred in 1996. It uses social engineering techniques and computer programming to lure email recipients and Internet […]

Yammer Now Supports More Content Than Ever: Here’s What the Social App Can Do

Yammer’s social capabilities now support a number of content formats: Here’s why that matters for your business. Yammer has gone through some important changes in 2017 as Microsoft has been working to make the social app as business friendly as possible. First created to give employees a safe social place to interact (and yes, even […]

Don’t Be A Victim Of Fake Malware Protection Apps On The Google Play Store

Don’t be fooled by the fake apps popping up on the Google Play store that falsely claim to protect you from ransomware. Recently, many Android device users were confronted with a barrage of fake apps in the Google Play store that claimed to protect against the WannaCry ransomware that has affected tens of thousands of […]

Yammer and Sharepoint: How this Software Relationship is Aiming for the Modern Team

Yammer is now more integrated than ever, so check out what this business social space has to offer. If your teams use Microsoft technology at work, there’s also a good chance they use Yammer, a social media app designed specifically for the workplace: Yammer allows employees to network, share posts and content, comment on topics, […]