How and Why Your Business Should Kick Email to the Curb.

Slack is a project-based collaboration tool that has some real traction and has the flexibility and features to improve the way your business team delivers.

Communication with Slack happens through channels, private channels, and direct messages. Channels can be created quickly, and invites can be customized and sent to the team member that needs to be involved. As a team member, you can join or drop channels which helps filter out the noise and focus on the essential things.

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Limit Your Child's Screen Time with iOS 12

More and more research is confirming that excessive screen time is harmful for our kid’s. A CBC article dated Feb 18th, 2018 Still not sure if screen time equals sadness? Here's the proof is one of many articles that detail some of the concerns excessive screen time can effect children. What's interesting about this article is it refers to an open letter written to Apple requesting Apple to provide more tools for family to help control kids iPhone and iPad use.

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Keeping your Data Safe in 2018

This is a whole lot more than ten security tips. It’s actually a security plan we put together for a client who had been hacked by a phishing scam and woke up to 20K taken from their bank account. These plans are customized for each client so it may not suite your needs but most of the content is applicable for everybody. Also security efforts change over time so please use as a guideline and proceed with caution. With 50 Million Facebook, accounts hacked today this is once again timely. One of the services we do is build personal and business security plans. If you want to schedule a free 15 min security consult click below and we can review your setup and make some suggestions. This especially valuable for travellers and people who tend to use public WiFi. Be Safe!!!

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Two Factor Auth - Revisited

Once again major hacks are in the news and people's private information is at risk. The CIBC/BMO hack is serious stuff. 90,000 people will have there lives uprouted in a way most of us don't understand. This is a quick PSA call out urging people to take the Protection of your Personal Information Seriously.

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What Is DNS and Why You Should Care

Domain Name Servers sounds like a big scary techy word. However, the concept is relatively simple and adjusting your DNS is an essential step in your cybersecurity.  Best of all it’s free, and it can speed up your internet.  

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How Two Factor Authentication Works

Two Factor Authentication can be set up for most online accounts and is a great tool to help keep your personal information safe.  It forces unrecognized users to have both your password and a verification code that is either sent to your phone or generated by your phone It keeps the bad people out and it is free to set up. Here is how to do it.

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Simple Back Up Principles

Or as I like to call it 3-2-1-A. These rules have been around a while but worth touching on again.
- 3 - Copies of anything you care about - Two isn't enough if it's important.
- 2 - Different formats - Example: Cloud, Portable Drive, NAS, Memory Stick
- 1 - Off-site Location
- A - Automate

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