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Best Place to Work

We are thrilled to announce that we’ve been recognized on the 2018 list of Canada’s Best Workplaces™ in Technology. Read on to learn how our small business with humble Victoria, BC roots achieved this certification. Health and Wellness Dolphins and their...

Predictable IT

For too many organizations, their IT is a source of problems, risk, stress and unexpected costs. Traditional IT support companies take a reactive, passive role and wait for their customers to call. They might make some project recommendations when they need more...

Spear Phishing in Italy

The following incident recently occurred at a local Victoria, BC business. The names and location have been changed to protect the privacy of the individuals and the organization. I was enjoying the tail end of my vacation in Italy when an e-mail notification came up...

Sextortion Email Phishing Scam

This bogus blackmail email phishing scam has probably already landed in either your work or personal email account. But it’s not too late to dedicate a few minutes refreshing your email phishing scam awareness. In 2017, 76% of organizations experienced phishing...

IT Standardization

Standardization is not new in business. From telephones to business processes, standards are key to maintaining productivity. Standards can be developed around many aspects of IT, including: equipment, line of business applications, network security, backup and...

MFA for Office 365

We’re seeing a significant increase in email phishing scams. The financial departments of small-to-medium sized Vancouver Island organizations are being targeted and business leaders are now coming to terms with the costly consequences of poor passwords coupled with...

Does your Business have a Disaster Recovery Plan?

Living on Vancouver Island, we’re all used to talking about earthquakes. Many of us have invested in an emergency plan and supplies. But what about our businesses? Every business should have a Disaster Recovery Plan. It does not need to be elaborate. It needs to cover...

What is Shadow IT?

Have you heard of shadow IT? If you haven’t, the shady-sounding term, if practiced, may boost or kill productivity in your work environment.   “Shadow IT is the use of IT-related hardware or software by a department or individual without the knowledge of the IT...