Five ways to protect your business from ransomware
IT Managed Services / ransomware / Security / Winnipeg /

Five ways to protect your business from ransomware

Michael Anderson
By Michael Anderson 

When it comes to cyberthreats, there is a lot to think about – from Trojan horses to worms. In 2017, ransomware attacks rose an astounding 250 per cent, according to AO Kaspersky Lab (2017): IT Threat Evolution Q1 2017. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts critical data on computers or mobile devices and blocks the owner from…

Inside 365: Employee Updates
Client Success Manager / IT Managed Services / Service Coordinator /

Inside 365: Employee Updates

Michael Anderson
By Michael Anderson 

Natalya Petrekin, Client Success Manager Congratulations to Natalya Petrekin on being promoted from Service Coordinator to Client Success Manger. Natalya started working at 365 Technologies in May 2017. She has over 18 years of experience in the IT industry, including earning an Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Technology Management from Red River College, and a Computer Studies Diploma, and B.Sc. in…

What’s a firewall and does my business need it?
cybersecurity / Firewall / Security / VPN /

What’s a firewall and does my business need it?

Michael Anderson
By Michael Anderson 

“Block that score! Block that score! Zero yards, zero yards, not one more!” – old football cheer Just like a football team’s defense attempts to prevent the offence from scoring a touchdown, a firewall attempts to protect your network from unauthorized attempts to access your system, including hackers, viruses, and malicious code. A firewall can be hardware, software or both….

What is “the Cloud?”
Cloud / Cloud Computing /

What is “the Cloud?”

Michael Anderson
By Michael Anderson 

Depending on who you ask, the Cloud is the greatest thing ever, it doesn’t really exist, it’s the internet, or something else entirely.  The Cloud is in essence someone else’s computer, or rather, a hole heck of a lot of other people’s computers. It is somewhere where you can use applications or save or use data from. There is no…

Take the quiz: is your organization’s technology where it needs to be?
IT Managed Services / IT Support / Technology /

Take the quiz: is your organization’s technology where it needs to be?

Michael Anderson
By Michael Anderson 

Good enough isn’t good enough. Case in point: most small- to medium-sized business owners we talk to describe their technology as “fine,” or “good enough.” However, a key component of your business growth is your technology, no matter the size of your business. A 2018 article, “5 Reasons Your Company Should Invest In Technology,” from CEO World lists the five…

The role of information technology in human resources
hr checklist / human resources / IT services / IT Support / off boarding / onboarding /

The role of information technology in human resources

Michael Anderson
By Michael Anderson 

Get your new employees onboard and online, get your former employees offboard and offline When an employee joins or leaves your company, there should be a checklist of things you need to do to ensure you’ve covered your bases. At least some of the items on this list should involve information technology – a key element in today’s human-resources function….

The pros and cons of using the Cloud
Amazon / Cloud Computing / Cloud Vendors / Microsoft / Security / the Cloud /

The pros and cons of using the Cloud

Michael Anderson
By Michael Anderson 

In my last blog,“What is the cloud?,” I discussed what the Cloud is and isn’t. In this post, I’ll discuss three advantages and disadvantages of using the Cloud. Cloud Advantages Lower hardware costs: You don’t have to purchase in-house servers. You use the provider’s hardware and only pay for what you need. Providers such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web…

Four reasons why your business needs a strategic technology plan
Chief Information Officer / Information Technology / strategic technology plan /

Four reasons why your business needs a strategic technology plan

Michael Anderson
By Michael Anderson 

“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” We’re all aware of Benjamin Franklin’s famous adage, but when it comes to formulating a strategic technology plan, how many of us heed his advice? At 365 Technologies Inc., we’ve worked with organizations of different sizes and industries, and the one thing many have in common when we first meet them…

Why you need Worry-Free IT™ – Managed IT Services
IT Managed Services / IT Support and Services / IT Tech Support / Winnipeg /

Why you need Worry-Free IT™ – Managed IT Services

Michael Anderson
By Michael Anderson 

Pack up your IT troubles, and smile, smile, smile At 365 Technologies, we so believe in Worry-Free IT™, we own the trademark. What is Worry-Free IT™ and how can it help your business? Relax. Take a deep breath. And let’s break it down. Through our extensive experience, research and client meetings, we identified five major technology issues that all businesses…