Blog / Why Do You Need a Password Manager? Vault wireframe denoting a password manager Keeping credentials in a password manager makes protecting yourself easier. I’ve talked a lot in this newsletter about passwords from the point of view of an organization. This generally means having appropriate acceptable use and password policies around user behavior and device configuration. You don’t want your staff using personal passwords, simple passwords, and so […] November 29, 2022
Blog / Three Easy Data Maintenance Tips data maintenance concept shown through circuit board and tools on laptop screen Keeping Data Clean Doesn’t Have To Be Hard For the last couple of newsletters we’ve been taking a quasi-detailed look at good data hygiene practices. Now alas, here we are at the end. We started off with a brief overview of the value of good data hygiene and a discussion of the general meaning of […] November 03, 2022
Blog / The Value of a Good IT Education Learn in blue keyboard letters denoting a good IT education is ongoing Making sure you and your staff know what you’re doing is key to leveraging your technology properly. Technology advances swiftly, and will only advance faster as it progresses. That makes it vitally important for business personnel to keep their technology skills up to date. One of the reasons many digital transformations fail to deliver their […] October 27, 2022
Blog / 4 Steps to Cleaner Data Data Cleansing Concept of a wiper going across 1s and 0s Data cleansing is an important part of good data hygiene. Because it can inform so many important business and strategic decisions, it’s essential for businesses and other organizations to maintain complete and valid data sets for whatever information you routinely collect and analyze. A single piece of data will often inform multiple decisions, such as […] October 20, 2022
Blog / 3 More Ways To Be Proactive About IT Maintenance Proactive IT Management Use feedback and data to plan ahead properly. While the breakneck pace of technology advancement is a primary reason why it’s important for SMBs to be proactive in your IT maintenance (especially if you don’t have a MSP staying on top of these things for you), it also brings with it ever more advanced and […] October 13, 2022
Blog / The Value of Segregated Networks Segregated Networks Concept Don’t assume your internal network is a safe. Segregated networks are a complicated affair, but there’s a good analogy to help explain  the idea; it’s like building a plant conservatory. Plants are separated according to a set of criteria, and have walkways between each type of plant that allow limited traffic through, in a sheltered […] October 11, 2022
Blog / All About Data Hygiene data hygiene concept Don’t let decaying data damage your business. We’ve talked about the high value of data plenty of times before, so we’re not going to go on about how important it is for your data to be well-protected. That’s what our friendly neighbourhood cyber-man’s cybersecurity newsletter is for. Instead we’re going to take the next few […] October 06, 2022
Blog / Three Easy Steps Towards Proactive IT Maintenance image of toy men on computer board demonstrating proactive IT maintenance Proactive IT maintenance is essential not just for SMBs, but everyone. Considering the breakneck pace of technology (which is only going to accelerate even more as technology advances), it’s important to keep your systems up-to-date and maybe even ready for future upgrades. That means using proactive IT maintenance practices to keep your IT as productive, […] September 29, 2022
Blog / Debunking Data Backup Myths debunking data backup myths concept of word dice changing from myths to facts When it comes to data backups, don’t fall for simple solutions. By now the importance of backing up your data is pretty common knowledge, and there are plenty of good reasons for it. However, as with all things important these days, it seems like there’s just as much misinformation floating around as there is reliable, […] August 25, 2022
Blog / Getting Specific About Update Recommendations software update Keeping your IT current is common advice, but what exactly should you keep updated? One of the most common IT recommendations is to keep your system up-to-date with security patches and other updates. Unfortunately, while true, it’s advice that’s almost too broad to be helpful (almost). The effect is that, more often than not, organizations […] August 16, 2022

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