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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...

We are MSP 501 world-ranked again

Well, we have done it again. Smart Dolphins IT has been recognized as one of the world’s top 501 managed service providers. We ranked #252 on the 2021 list. This is great recognition for our Victoria, BC IT support company.   The big question is why? An orderly...

Linkedin data leak

On June 22nd, a user of a popular hacker forum, advertised for sale data from 700 million LinkedIn users. The user posted a sample of the data that includes 1 million LinkedIn users. The sample was found to contain the following information: Email addresses Full names...

Embracing the right cloud services

A little over a decade ago, when I was early in my IT career, “going paperless” was a trend buzzing in the small business world. Leaders of document management tools proclaimed they would put an end to paper and toner expenses. Today, we continue to see many printers...

Good IT planning drives business success

Businesses are faced with many questions about their IT: What line of business application should I use? How often should I replace my computers: How much should I budget for computer upgrades: Do I buy the warranty? Should I invest in my network infrastructure? Where...