Posted: Monday, July 13, 2020

Steering Your Way into the Cloud: How to Avoid These Common Pitfalls

Steering Your Way into the Cloud: How to Avoid These Common Pitfalls

By : Sentia

Well before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, cloud computing played an instrumental part in remote work procedures being carried out seamlessly. We are seeing more businesses turning to cloud-based infrastructure to remain operational and scalable within cost-effective boundaries. Businesses today largely depend on collaborative tools for group videoconferencing, eLearning and more, so the ability for the Cloud to sustain the traffic surge, prevent downtime and frustration among users makes it a highly-attractive platform to leverage.

Making the shift and moving your business to the cloud requires careful planning and expert assistance to ensure a smooth transition. With the continuous innovation in cloud technologies there are very few reasons why your business shouldn’t make the transition. However, if you’re still undecided about the benefits, here are 8 more reasons why it is a great idea.
 

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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020

Accelerating Business Growth While Adapting to a New Normal

Accelerating Business Growth While Adapting to a New Normal

By : Sentia

During the pandemic, businesses were presented many uncertainties and had to make many abrupt changes to the way they work, testing their limits. Now, as the world begins to go back to work, it becomes clearer and clearer that business following the pandemic will not be business per usual. It is now for a shift towards quickly re-growing business post-pandemic.

Economists predict that businesses may have difficulty bouncing back after the pandemic. The new normal has changed, and so businesses should begin strategizing around this new normal to best reflect the needs of our changing world. Here are some measures your business can take to position your business to flourish post-pandemic. 

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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020

From Surviving to Thriving: How to Successfully Navigate Through a Crisis

From Surviving to Thriving: How to Successfully Navigate Through a Crisis

By : Sentia

The ‘new normal’ is more than a catchphrase at this point. It's a whole new way of life. And the reality is that we really don’t know exactly how our businesses will be affected long-term. However, one thing we can predict is that staying flexible using scalable solutions and creating a solid online presence are two things that will help businesses navigate the current crisis and beyond.

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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

Patch Management – What is it and why is it important to keep your IT systems secure?

Patch Management – What is it and why is it important to keep your IT systems secure?

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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