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MSP 501

Well, we’ve done it again. We’ve been recognized as one of the world’s top 501 managed service providers. Now, that’s pretty amazing for a Victoria-based IT support company. The big question is why? An Orderly System Smart Dolphins has a unique, repeatable and...

Why we Patch IT

Windows updates interrupt your day, restart your computer and are generally annoying. So, what is it with all of these updates? Well, in the increasingly complex world of Windows computing, your computer must deal with a lot more to make your experience fast, easy,...

Windows 7 End of Life

While some may lament giving up Windows 7, the time has come. With extended support ending in January 2020, now is the time to plan for the replacement of all remaining Windows 7 systems.Windows 7 was released in July of 2009 with mainstream support continuing through...

Proactive or Reactive?

Let’s begin this blog post by asking the first question any organization needs to ask when considering their approach to IT: How important is IT in your organization relative to other functions? For some businesses, the impact of IT is superficial – problems, risks...

Backup Isn’t Enough Anymore

Thinking about data backup is a good first step, but in today’s world of technology dependence it’s not enough. Business Continuity, on the other hand, involves thinking about the organization at a higher-level. Ask yourself: how quickly can I get my business...

Tech it Easy

At some point, every computer will fail. The standard recommendation for businesses is to replace computers every 3 – 4 years. The maximum lifecycle for a computer is 5 years. Organizations often try to extend the lifecycle of a PC to trim IT costs. Unfortunately,...

Great Place to Work

Today Smart Dolphins was awarded the 21st Best Workplace™ in Canada – in the Less than 100 Employees by Great Place to Work Canada. This might be the most affirming business accolade Smart Dolphins has received…so far.   Recognition always feels good. More...

Quick Cybersecurity Tips

Here are two quick tips that you can use to help protect yourself online:Enable Multi-factor AuthentificationMFA is adding a layer of security on top of your username and password. This is most commonly facilitated through your cell phone which receives a code via...