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How the chip shortage may impact your business

By now you have probably heard in the news that automakers including GM, Ford, and others are struggling to maintain production output. And they are challenged with keeping vehicles on dealer lots. Entire assembly plants have been the subject of repeated shutdowns....

For the love of Microsoft OneNote

Do you have notes scattered all around your desk, in your laptop bag and in your pockets? Well, if this sounds like you, you may want to consider using OneNote: Microsoft’s digital notebook. OneNote makes digital all those paper notes that clutter your work area. It...

Rethink your Microsoft 365 and AD password policy

Malicious hackers have an enormous trove of common passwords they can use to try and access your network. These lists demonstrate how weak common password choices tend to be. Some common examples of passwords highlight how important a password policy can be:...

Optimize your business IT

If you operate a business dependent on IT, you are already investing in IT, whether that investment is in internal IT or with an outside IT service provider, you are investing. Partnering with a managed IT service provider can best optimize your technology investment....

Microsoft SharePoint for small businesses

Sharepoint is the most common intranet system in the world because it’s a part of the Microsoft ecosystem. Most small businesses choose SharePoint for that reason alone but it also offers many useful features and it is very easy to use. In this blog post, we...

MFA for small businesses

81% of the total number of breaches leveraged stolen or weak passwords. – Verizon   In the past year, we have seen a significant increase in email phishing scams. Vancouver Island organizations are being targeted and business leaders are now coming to terms with the...

Building a hybrid workplace

I just walked down the hall and it struck me that there are a lot of Dolphins in our office again. Seeing people’s chins again (no masks) is starting to feel a bit more normal in the office. It is exciting and great to connect again in the real world, like it...

Should your SMB use an intranet?

What is an intranet network and what is its purpose? Intranets are internal communication networks. Like the internet, it is a series of web pages used to convey information within your organization. Intranets are a place where every employee can access common...

Getting started with Microsoft To Do

Microsoft To Do is a list maker, daily planner and task manager. We love it at Smart Dolphins IT because it is easy to use and it helps us stay organized. It is free with a personal Microsoft account, and you can use it through a web browser, desktop application or a...