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Two Things You Need To Know From Microsoft

Microsoft held its Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto last week and there were a couple of important announcements that I wanted to let you know about.

The one that received the most attention was Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's Windows 8 announcement.

Worried About Power Outages Blowing Up Your Computer Network?

Many people understand the benefits of a surge suppressor power strip in protecting their electronic equipment. The concept of a power spike damaging things is common knowledge.

What happens however, when the opposite occurs and you have a brownout? This is where an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) becomes important.

Is The End Of The Desktop Near?

I have to admit, I haven't been anywhere near as gung-ho about Cloud Computing as many of my colleagues south of the border.

Sure, I believe the more our clients can host things externally in a data centre the better it is for them. But there's a big difference between having a few parts of your IT infrastructure "in the Cloud" and having the entire thing.

The Beginning Of The End For My Blackberry

I know there are still lots of people out there like me... I speak with them every week.

People who are patiently waiting, hoping for a Blackberry renaissance. Hoping that the Canadian company we have supported for so long will somehow find its way again and start coming out with devices that are ones to talk about, instead of just adding a few new features that try to play catch up to the iPhone.

Urgent – Email Phishing

We have reports from a number of our clients of a new phishing attack coming in via email. Some have asked if this email is coming from our company. It is not.

Please delete the below email immediately - it will likely lead to a virus or malware being installed on your machine if you click on the link.

Federal Budget Includes Computer Tax Break

The Canadian government wants you to buy computers to help the economy. This week’s budget includes a tax break for businesses who buy computer hardware and software over the next two years.

If the Budget is passed by Parliament, businesses will be able to write off 100 percent of the cost of technology purchases in the year they’re made.