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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 operating...

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...

The Power of Peer

Okay, I admit it, I have had very few good ideas that were truly original. Embracing the fact that I’m just not that smart has been critical to the success of Smart Dolphins. Business people who believe they can figure everything out on their own are making...

Do I need to backup Office 365?

When you first hear about backing up your cloud applications, you may not think it’s something you need to be worried about. Unfortunately, this common misconception puts a lot of businesses at risk.Nowadays, most companies have begun to move email into the Microsoft...