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Improve the performance of your personal computer

So, you are working from home, and using your personal computer to connect into the office. Are your programs taking a long time to load? Are your clicks not registering? Is typing slow to show up?  Below is a list of quick and easy ways you can troubleshoot on your...

Increase your home Internet speed

Are you working from home right now? Chances are, you could be getting a better connection out of your home Internet connection with these simple tips. First things first, get a benchmark of what your current Internet speed is. Go to speedtest.net and perform a quick...

Covid-19 Community Business Outlook Survey

My crystal ball has never been that trustworthy, but I could sure use a little clairvoyance right about now. How about you? We all wish we had a better sense of what the future holds for our business community, as we all go flying through this Covid-19 crisis....

Microsoft Teams: The Game Changer

Smart Dolphins has been pumped about Microsoft Teams for a while now. I am sure many have heard some of the fanfare, so I won’t repeat the general propaganda here. What I would like to offer is my view on Teams from a leadership perspective. We are encouraging our...

Password-protect your Zoom Meetings

As many businesses have experienced, Covid-19 forced us to quickly make a shift in the way that we conduct business. By mid-March, we moved all our in-person training sessions online. While we have been using Teams internally with great success and have provided...

Security and Remote Work

Businesses that can operate remotely are moving in that direction. At Smart Dolphins, we saw many Vancouver Island employers request that employees begin remote work last week. Some organizations are still in the process of transitioning to a work-from-home...