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The End is Near for Windows 7. Is Your Business at Risk?

In January 2020, Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7. Though it seems like a long way off, we are starting to see the beginning of the end.

What does that look like?

  • An increase in service requests for workstations running Windows 7
  • Less software and security updates being issued, creating vulnerabilities
  • A decrease in productivity for clients running
    Windows 7

Why Many IT RFPs Fail

We have participated in many IT RFPs and watched as the process dramatically missed the goals executives or the board intended. It’s not from a lack of desire to make the right choice or find a strong solution, but usually in how the organization views technology costs.

Get Office 365 Free for Your Non-Profit Organization

Did you know that Microsoft offers the full suite of Office 365 services for little to no cost for non-profit organizations? It’s true. This means that non-profits can take advantage of many benefits of Office 365, including:

Access to High Quality Cloud Services that many Fortune 500 companies use to move their business forward every day.

Techify Adds Marketing Muscle To Executive Team

March 15, 2018 – Techify is pleased to announce the addition of Jessica Howe in the role of Vice President, Marketing and Communications. Jessica’s experience includes developing strategy and managing marketing communications campaigns for some of the world’s biggest brands, including The Home Depot Canada, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada, SUBWAY Restaurants and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

Techify Again Named One of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by PROFIT Magazine

September 15, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – Techify was named this morning to the PROFIT 500 as one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies for the third year in a row.

“The third time is definitely a charm,” said Techify CEO Brendan Howe. “It was an honour to make the PROFIT 500 initially but to be on it three years in a row with such a distinguished group of entrepreneurs is a great achievement for our team.

Ready for 2016: the year of ransomware?

It sounds easy: never negotiate with terrorists or other criminals. It’s not so simple, however, as the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center found out after its communications systems were held hostage by ransomware in February. It fought back for 10 days, but after staff at the 434-bed hospital were reduced to pen and paper, the hospital folded and paid about $17,000 to regain access to its system.

How to improve your relationship with your managed service provider

Outsourcing your IT to a managed service provider (MSP) is supposed to make your life easier. If it doesn’t, something has gone wrong. But improving your relationship with your MSP should be easy enough with one or more of these four tips.

1. Set the relationship up correctly from the beginning

Relationships are strongest when both parties know — and accept — each other’s expectations.

What is it costing you not to upgrade?

When making a business case to refresh a fleet of desktops or laptops, one number is easy to calculate: the cost of the new hardware. But, as with an iceberg, it’s the numbers under the surface that are more significant. Those hidden costs of pushing a fleet beyond its natural end-of-life increase exponentially.

Cloud or dedicated server? Where is the smart money going?

Should you be entrusting your data to the cloud or keeping it down to earth on your own servers? This is a decision facing every CIO. And it’s one they’ll be forced to justify and revisit regularly for the foreseeable future. That’s because there’s been no knock-out blow in the argument between the cloud and the in-house server.