Do You Really Need to “Safely Eject” USB Devices?

Eject USB Drive

We have all been there: rushing to grab your USB drive only to be stopped in your tracks by the ominous warning about “safely removing” it first, but does this advice from the “old” days still apply in the modern era of Windows 10 and 11. Continue reading

Stop Using Outdated Operating Systems

Upgrade your OS ASAP

Most people know they should not be using an outdated operating system such as Windows 7 or 8.1. But they believe that as long as you avoid visiting shady websites and refrain from clicking on suspicious links or emails, there is no harm! Continue reading

Don’t Settle for Less: Upgrade Your IT Provider

Proactive IT support

As a business owner, you may already have an existing IT support provider or MSP that handles your IT needs. However, have you ever considered if they still truly meet your needs and expectations? Just settling for the status quo and sticking with the “devil you know” may not always be the best approach to your current business’s needs. Continue reading

5 Ways to Leverage Microsoft 365’s New AI Copilot

AI - artificial intelligence robot

Microsoft 365 has a powerful suite of cloud-based productivity tools whose aim is to help you work smarter and faster. Microsoft has consistently been at the forefront of innovation and M365 was one of the very first all-in-one cloud tools (first introduced as Office 365 in 2013). Now, Microsoft and its business tools are at the leading edge of generative AI. Continue reading

Top Breaches of 2023 and How You Can Protect Yourself

Computer Security

The battle against cyber threats is an ongoing challenge and unfortunately there is no one thing that will protect you 100% and 2023 has proven to be a watershed year for data breaches. Data compromises have surged to an all-time high in the U.S. This is based on data from the first 9 months of the year. Meaning that numbers will only end up higher for the year. Continue reading

The Risks of QR Codes

Qishing

Quick Response (QR) codes have been around for over 20 years, but were not used a lot until recently. During the COVI-19 pandemic, businesses needed a safe, contactless solution and QR codes provided an easy way for customers to access menus, place orders, log into WiFi and more – all without touching shared surfaces. Continue reading

Do You Really Need It All? Understanding the Need for Comprehensive Cybersecurity

Security Testing

As a small business owner, your top priority is keeping costs low while supporting business growth. Your IT provider recommends investing in a robust stack of cybersecurity software and owners wonder whether they really need all those solutions. Continue reading

Is Your Inbox Drowning in Spam? Here’s Why and How to Stop It!

Why Spam is a Small Business Nightmare

Unwanted marketing messages (aka SPAM) are clogging up everyone’s inboxes, but have you ever stopped to wonder how on earth all those spammers have sourced your email address?

Hare are some ways they may have gotten your email address: Continue reading

7 Great Features Rolled Out in the Latest Windows 11 Update

In a world where technology constantly evolves, Microsoft continues to pioneer innovations. Their innovations transform how we interact with our digital universe.

The fall Windows 11 update is more than just an upgrade, it is a leap into the future of computing with Microsoft touting it as “The most personal Windows 11 experience.” Continue reading

Why You Should Not Do Social Media Quizzes

Social Media Quizzes and Surveys

Answering quizzes or surveys on social media may seem innocent, but the people behind those questions could have ill intent. They are using a quiz format to gather the personal information they need to access your accounts. Think about it. Who else asks for your pets’ names, your favourite colour, the school and / or university you attended, or your mother’s maiden name? These are questions you use as password reset prompts. Continue reading