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SECURITY IN THE CLOUD: ARE YOU ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS?

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Hybrid cloud is rapidly emerging in the business world with its ability to support enterprises in reducing costs, increasing returns and most importantly, keeping our vital data at our fingertips. So what’s keeping all businesses from completely migrating to the cloud? The fear of a loss of security. To simplify, cloud computing is an internet-based,…

Can Your Business Survive a DDoS Attack?

By Network product expert, Aaron McIntosh DDoS attacks pose an increasing threat to businesses, especially those managing e-commerce applications. While DDoS attacks originally began as mischievous attempts to frustrate organizations and users, many have become much more sinister in nature, costing organizations billions each year. From small malware intrusions to large server floods or data…

Lessons Learned from our Neighbours: Hosted PBX & Unified Communications

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Author: This week’s blog post was written by Diana Small, TeraGo’s Voice Solutions Product Manager and vertical expert. Canadians are known to be cautious with new technology. We wait and see how other countries and other businesses are using new business tools before we dive in. While I’ve always enjoyed the latest gadgets in my…

Why you should work with a CMSP Partner

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The short answer? Accountability. A Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) Partner is held to the highest standards so that customers can rest assured that their provider is delivering them a service that lives up to the SLAs. To become a CMSP Partner, providers must undergo rigorous training and certification procedures, including a third-party…

Don’t Tangle Your IT in Phone Wires

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We all know what the right voice solution can do for a business. Enabling your employees to work remotely and virtually manage correspondence between internal teams and clients can boost the efficiency of your organization’s workflow. The variable that defines whether maintaining that system is a challenge or a breeze, however, comes from the system’s…

The 7 Tiers of Cloud Disaster Recovery

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Even the most protected environments can fail under extraordinary circumstances. To prepare for those scenarios, it’s vital to put disaster recovery (DR) systems in place to fight the interruption or destruction of data. A business’s DR preparedness is classified as one of seven tiers. Do you know which one your business falls under? 7 Tiers…

Know Your Cloud IaaS: the Big Three

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Cloud services are primarily deployed in three forms: public, private, and hybrid. These different models work best for different businesses, but for most enterprise companies relying on compute resources, hosting on the cloud is the way to go. With cloud, resources are readily available on-demand and scalable for projects of different breadth and depth. Let’s…

Enabling IT for Growth: Ditching the Assembly Line

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Many enterprises are adopting cloud practices to keep up with the rest of the world, but others are still apprehensive about making changes. But what is there to be afraid of? Jobs look different than they did one hundred years ago because of two things: technology and innovation. Take the assembly line, for instance. What…

A Vision for Responsible IT Deployment

Consider the paradigm of responsibility. We are all individually and collectively responsible for different aspects of the world we live in. However, we rarely think of the economy and financial waste. By implementing responsible project practices, Canadian businesses and organizations will not only serve themselves by minimizing costs, but serve the Canadian economy as a…

4 Strategies for Protecting Your Data

In 2014, 1 in 3 Canadian companies reported that they planned to move their data outside the U.S, and 96% of these cited data privacy and security as their top reason for doing so. When picking a cloud provider, there are factors you can look for to ensure your data will be safe in their…