IT Support Blog

How Your Staff Could Cost You a Million Bucks

It used to be really easy to avoid paying for software. People would find license keys online and use them to install popular Microsoft and Adobe products like MS Office or Adobe Creative Suite.

There are IT people who would take pride in not having to pay these Big Bad Companies licensing fees and would equip an entire company with illegal software to save a few thousand dollars.

Is Your Business Part of the 20%?

Microsoft reported recently that 20 percent of Canadian small and medium-sized businesses are using new Cloud-based productivity software that is better enabling their staff to achieve business goals.

That 20 percent isn’t on the bleeding edge of technology; they are leading with it and establishing a strong competitive advantage in their market place.

Here Comes Windows 10 – Are You Ready?

Wait a second, we just got rid of Windows XP and put everyone on Windows 7. What’s this about there being a new Microsoft Operating System called Windows 10? Do we need to pay attention to this or can we ignore it like we did with Windows 8 and Windows Vista? Here are some answers for you.

Microsoft to Host Cloud Services in Canada: What You Need to Know

Microsoft announced some great news recently that it is planning to build datacentres in Canada to host its Cloud services, including Azure, Office 365 and CRM Online.

That’s a welcome announcement for a lot of businesses, non-profits and government organizations who were holding off utilizing Microsoft Cloud services because the datacentres are located south of the border.

Check Out The Cow Before You Buy The Farm

When purchasing a resale home you would (or should) get a home inspection done before signing on the dotted line. This allows you to be fully prepared for what lays ahead and gives you the opportunity to budget and plan any major changes or repairs that need to get done and will help you decide if you want to invest in such a large purchase or take a pass because you know it’s out of your depth to take on.

TDCNet Named One of Top MSPs in the World for Second Year in a Row

TDCNet has been recognized as one of the top managed IT services providers in the world once again this year in the annual MSP Mentor 501 Global Edition. The report identifies the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). msp_mentor

“This is a great honour to be on a list of such strong-performing companies two years in a row,” said Brendan Howe, President and CEO of TDCNet.

5 Horror Stories from Network Audits of Organizations Around Toronto

Many executives approach technology with the mindset of “everything seems to be working, so we’re ok.” But if they ran their company finances that way, they would be on the way to going out of business.

Here are 5 horror stories from real experiences we’ve had where executives have told us they thought their IT setup was okay, but wanted us to check it out.

IT Cost Reduction Ideas to Increase Your Bottom Line

During this time when the economy is unpredictable and competition among companies is fierce, business owners everywhere are all looking to increase profits and cut costs. One of the best places to start is by looking at how you are currently setting up your IT infrastructure and ensuring you are taking a business approach to your IT management.

Is Your Data Safe in the Cloud?

Depending on who you ask, you might get a different answer. So, is your data really safe in the cloud?

Every day you hear a new story around cloud-based solutions being hacked and exploited (iCloud anyone??). So who do you trust to give you the truth on how to keep your data safe using cloud technology that is going to help you grow your business without the threat of dismantling it through an online security breach? It can be a dangerous place to play if you don’t have the street smarts needed to keep you safe.