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Covid-19 Community Business Outlook Survey

My crystal ball has never been that trustworthy, but I could sure use a little clairvoyance right about now. How about you? We all wish we had a better sense of what the future holds for our business community, as we all go flying through this Covid-19 crisis....

Microsoft Teams: The Game Changer

Smart Dolphins has been pumped about Microsoft Teams for a while now. I am sure many have heard some of the fanfare, so I won’t repeat the general propaganda here. What I would like to offer is my view on Teams from a leadership perspective. We are encouraging our...

Password-protect your Zoom Meetings

As many businesses have experienced, Covid-19 forced us to quickly make a shift in the way that we conduct business. By mid-March, we moved all our in-person training sessions online. While we have been using Teams internally with great success and have provided...

Security and Remote Work

Businesses that can operate remotely are moving in that direction. At Smart Dolphins, we saw many Vancouver Island employers request that employees begin remote work last week. Some organizations are still in the process of transitioning to a work-from-home...

Consultation during the Covid-19 Pandemic

 This is a difficult time and we are all trying to do everything we can to help each other. As might be expected, the POD at Smart Dolphins is very busy assisting clients with their transition to working from home in a safe and productive way. We are also sharing...

Covid-19 Malware

At this time, we are witnessing a much higher risk of phishing and other cybersecurity attacks. Currently, most Covid-19 specific malware attacks are emanating from websites and social media in an effort to take advantage of the situation. Some of these threats are...

Smart Dolphins Covid-19 Guidance

Covid-19 has rushed into our lives and it is challenging to know exactly how to respond as a business leader. At Smart Dolphins, we have the responsibility to service our clients and continue to support the POD that serves them. We also need to safeguard our community...

CVE-2020-0688 Alert

On Monday, March 10th, Microsoft announced that a recent vulnerability known as CVE-2020-0688 was actively being used by attackers to run commands as SYSTEM on Exchange mail servers. This provided them with the ability to gain full access to the server and potentially...

What do I need to get started with Microsoft Teams?

With Microsoft Teams becoming increasingly popular with small business we are finding that many business leaders are wanting to dive in but are unsure of what they need in place before they can create their first Team. Microsoft Teams is part of the Office 365 and...