Scott Ritchie joined our team in October to increase the number of Help Desk technicians we have on staff. Scott graduated from Sheridan College earlier this year from their Software Development & Network Engineering program. While at Sheridan he also worked part-time in their Technology department supporting staff and students with their technology related issues both in person and remotely.
As hurricanes are a common event in many areas of the United States, business owners must take steps to secure their data. In this blog, we provide steps that will help you quickly recover your data and get back to business following a hurricane.
Determine recovery hierarchy
Certain parts of your IT system are more mission-critical than others.
When you visit a website, do you see a padlock icon on the browser's address bar? That’s one of the first signs that a website is safe to visit. That padlock is a security feature that authenticates websites and ensures that the data that users submit to that site is protected.
Microsoft Workplace Analytics is a powerful tool that gathers data from Office 365 applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook, gleaning insights about your employees’ performance. This solution provides a better understanding of how every member of your team spends their time at work and helps improve both employee engagement and productivity.
Losing or compromising data can be disastrous for your business. It can lead to reputational damage, costly lawsuits, and termination of contracts, among others. And because threats to data security are always present online, it's important to implement tough security measures that will keep your business data safe 24/7. Here are some tried-and-tested methods to safeguard your corporate data.
Business gurus emphasize the importance of time management and taking breaks to improve one's productivity and avoid burnout. But aside from motivating yourself to work efficiently, you can also use tools that help increase your daily output. If you work in front of a computer all day, these productivity-boosting tips will be incredibly useful.
We are excited to announce that in February 2021 we successfully completed the CyberSecure Canada certification. This is a new certification program created by the Canadian Federal government and is Canada’s only cyber certification program. Canada’s cybersecurity certification program helps small and medium-sized organizations implement certification requirements so they can protect themselves against cyber attacks to protect their business, their clients and partners.
As we approach the end of another year we wanted to take a moment and send season’s greetings from all of us. Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and all the best in the coming year.
Ed & Henrietta VanderLaan, Adrian VanderLaan and staff:
Maurice Brink, Gary Halbig, Joel Harsevoort, Mark Kottelenberg, Mickael Moco, Tina Morris, Mike Tigchelaar, Alvar Vandenbeukel, David VanderMeulen, Dan Vespa and Allen Zwicker.
We are excited to welcome a new staff member as we expand our team again! Gary Halbig joined PCM at the start of May as a System Technician and comes with 10 years of IT experience. For the last 5 years Gary has been working in the managed IT services space and we have come to really appreciate the experience he brings to our team.
Mickael Moco joined our team in March as part of an internship for a program he completed at triOS College in Hamilton. Mickael recently earned the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network + and CompTIA IT Operations Specialist designations. Since then he has been busy getting up to speed on our support tools and best practices.