Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Is Pandemic Readiness the New DR plan for IT?

Is Pandemic Readiness the New DR plan for IT?

IT organizations have been working hard for the last 20 years developing and updating their Disaster Recovery Plans.  An effective DR plan included strategy for remote working, oftentimes presumed to be caused by a local geographical constrained issue around an office or area. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has global impact and the most readily felt impact on many IT departments pertains to physical distancing.  This includes resources not able to travel to the office, supply chains being disrupted and business processes being changed.  IT departments and organizations that are further along the digital transformation journey are likely to be less negatively impacted by COVID-19.

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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2020

COVID-19 and Ransomware: Are your backups ready in case of an attack?

COVID-19 and Ransomware: Are your backups ready in case of an attack?

With the drastic changes that our society has felt on a global scale since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's no secret that a 'new normal' is materializing in real time. Organizations have had to rapidly adapt to remote working models on a moment's notice. This change has also inadvertently created a haven for hackers to take full advantage of potentially vulnerabe systems and unsuspecting workers with a significant rise in phishing and ransomware attacks with rhetoric related to COVID-19 as the primary hook to lure people in. We published a post a few years on what to look out for in the event of a ransomware attack and the precautions are no different today.  

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Posted: Monday, December 9, 2019

Make Artificial Intelligence a Reality for Your Business

Make Artificial Intelligence a Reality for Your Business

By : Sentia

AI has evolved significantly in the last few years with many organizations already strategically integrating it into their business model. With AI being accessible to businesses of all sizes, how can organizations put it into practice?

In theory, the power of AI and machine learning (ML) can make great things possible, but theory is not enough. To learn and realize the full merit of these technologies, they need to be tried and tested in an actual production environment.

A November 2019 survey by Gartner suggests that more organizations are moving towards an adaptable, change-ready culture, which is a positive sign.

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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Why Patching is so Important for your IT Environment

Why Patching is so Important for your IT Environment

Let’s face it: we live in a digitally-driven world where we are constantly surrounded by increasing cyber security vulnerabilities and hackers waiting in the wings to make their next move.

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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019

The Benefits and Features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

The Benefits and Features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

This past May, Red Hat released version 8 of its flagship platform Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). It’s been 5 years since the last major release and there are exciting new features that make version 8 the best Linux to run your business on. I'm going to examine some of these features such as portability, AppStreams, and a web-based management tool to make the transition to Linux much easier.

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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

SD-WAN is a Game Changer. But is it right for your business?

SD-WAN is a Game Changer. But is it right for your business?

By : Sentia

Traditional wide area network (WAN) design – with its myriad of devices, disparate WAN links and siloed management – is increasingly becoming a thing of the past. The reality is, traditional WAN is too costly and cumbersome to meet the needs of today’s digitally-driven businesses.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Enterprise Security: Risks, Rewards, and New Regulations

Enterprise Security: Risks, Rewards, and New Regulations

Were you one of the 90,000 Canadians whose data was stolen when two Canadian banks were recently hacked? 

Even if you weren’t, you can probably imagine the distress it caused – not just to the victims, but also to those at the banks responsible for safeguarding customer data and enterprise systems. Yes, the banks acted swiftly to launch investigations and enhance online security measures, but what could have been done to prevent the hack from happening in the first place?

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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

We’re Watching These Five Technology Trends in 2019

We’re Watching These Five Technology Trends in 2019

Now that we’re a month into the new year, it’s time to take a look at the top technology trends most likely to disrupt business in 2019 and beyond. Some of these trends are a continuation of what we experienced in 2018, while others are exciting new developments. Here are our top five:

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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019

Why You Need a Managed Services Provider in 2019

Why You Need a Managed Services Provider in 2019

As technology continues to evolve and with the integration of AI frameworks, the complexity of managing a businesses’ IT infrastructure has significantly increased. Facing this reality, one of the biggest challenges many businesses face is the proper management of their IT environment to ensure smooth and seamless operations.

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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018

Linux on Power - The Smarter Option for Modern Workloads

Linux on Power - The Smarter Option for Modern Workloads

IBM has had a long-standing relationship with Linux and has been a big supporter of the operating system for a long time. In 2001, they invested $1 billion in support of the Linux community. IBM is also a large contributor of code updates to the Linux kernel and other open source projects. Because of this support, Linux has been able to run on all IBM systems from an entry level Intel based server all the way up to the zSeries mainframe.

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