Learning from the Ashley Madison hack

Learning from the Ashley Madison hack

The Ashley Madison hack is simply the latest case of a big time company having valuable data stolen. It’s a trend that shows no signs of subsiding, so you would be foolish to not pay attention to it. Want to know what your business should learn about security from this scandal? Here are three important takeaways from the Ashley Madison hack that your company should take note of.

Get your Chrome bookmarks in other browsers

Get your Chrome bookmarks in other browsers

Even the most fanatical Google fan has cause to use browsers other than Chrome from time to time. After all, while Chrome might have crept a long way up the popularity scale, there are still alternatives out there – among them Firefox, Safari and even Internet Explorer.

Cortana is changing Windows 10

Cortana is changing Windows 10

One of the most underrated aspects of Windows 10 is Cortana. This do-it-all personal assistant is going to revolutionize the way you use your computer. Cortana operates in the same manner as Siri and other digital voice assistants, but on your laptop or PC. We’ll dig a little deeper to show you how to set up Cortana and what you can do to maximize her uses.

PCM adds another team member

Recently Mike Tigchelaar joined our team and has been busy getting up to speed on our support tools and best practices. Mike is here on an 8 month co-op term as he completes his studies at Mohawk College. He is currently enrolled in the Computer Systems Technology – Network Engineering and Security Analyst program.

Windows 10 Upgrade Offers

Windows 10 Upgrade Offers

Earlier this year Microsoft announced that they were going to offer free Windows 10 upgrades for a year to those running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. While Windows 10 for PCs isn’t launching until August, their marketing engine has been working hard to ensure everyone knows about it in advance! We’ve recently had some questions on the free offer, especially now that information about the offer is being pushed out through the Automatic Updates process.

PCM recognized in 2015 Top 100 Managed Service Provider List

Last month PCM was recognized in an industry list that annually ranks the top managed service providers (MSPs) across the globe. For our third year in a row we were honoured by being ranked within the top 100 in the small business category! We’ve been working hard over the last few years refining our service offering and striving to give great support and expertise.

Expired antivirus – is it a big deal?

Expired antivirus – is it a big deal?

There are many essential pieces of software needed to keep the modern business running, with one of the most important being the antivirus scanner. These programs are a major component in keeping your systems and computers secure from the various Internet-based threats.

Looking at a new spear phishing attack

Looking at a new spear phishing attack

Take some time and research how companies are hacked and you will quickly come to realize that there are a wide variety of methods at a hackers disposal. One of the increasingly common, and effective strategies being employed is spear phishing. In early December 2014, a new spear phishing attack was uncovered, one that has proven to be quite effective against large businesses, and could possibly target small companies as well.

What are online backup solutions?

What are online backup solutions?

With a Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity Plan, businesses need to ensure that a proper data and system backup solution is in place. There are many different ways to implement a backup solution, with one of the most common being online or cloud-based backup.