Blog / IT Trivia IT Trivia Let’s play a round of IT trivia for a change of pace. With all the glum talk in IT circles these days, what with the rising rates of cybercrime, out-of-control inflation (IT isn’t immune), and wildfires burning down parts of the province, we thought it would be nice to talk a break from all the […] May 11, 2023
Blog / How many email addresses should you have? email addresses Let’s talk about your personal security behavior for a minute. Most of my newsletters are aimed at organizations in some capacity. Many of them involve creating official policies or procedures to ensure that employees have a solid set of rules to follow. This time I wanted to talk about personal habits surrounding email and security. […] April 25, 2023
Blog / What is Shadow IT? Silhouette of computer representing Shadow IT Despite the dangerous sounding name, Shadow IT isn’t all bad. It may sound like you have a hacker lurking the darkest corners of your network using illicit hardware for some nefarious but nebulous purpose, and you’d be justified in thinking that that’s what shadow IT is. Fortunately, the truth is far less dangerous, albeit not […] April 13, 2023
Blog / Device Drivers A video card as an example of device drivers What are device drivers and why are they important? We’ve all been there at some point; we go to perform some task on our computer, either exotic or mundane, and it fails. Then up pops one of those inscrutable error codes that look like English but read like Latin. The technobabble makes mention of something […] April 06, 2023
Blog / Three Ways Technology is Empowering Municipal Government high tech municipal government How technology can benefit your municipal government. Governments, be they local, provincial or federal–are meant to offer much needed services for the community but often struggle to do so efficiently and economically. There’s a variety of reasons for this, and we’re not a politics blog so we’re not going to get into the details of […] March 16, 2023
Blog / AI and ChatGPT are Amazing. ChatGPT on a computer screen But are they a security risk? A long time ago, before the before times,  I earned my degree in computer programming with a major in Artificial Intelligence. AI is has been a topic of previous TRINUS newsletters and the current technology buzzword these days, specifically ChatGPT, which uses an AI-modeled text system to interface with […] March 14, 2023
Blog / Three Main Benefits of Cloud Backups for Businesses Cloud backups concept in gray and white Plus a bonus cybersecurity perk of cloud backups! The existence of the Cloud is a relatively new development compared with the need to backup data. Prior to the widespread adoption of the internet, data backups were generally kept in case of physical failure and corruption on devices, and were kept on premises using physical storage […] March 09, 2023
Blog / Phishing versus Ransomware Phishing button with fishing hook on red-lit keyboard Why phishing may overtake ransomware as attackers’ tactic of choice. Over the last couple of years ransomware has been king of the malware hill and the attack that has increased the most in frequency, and considering the potential revenue it can generate, it’s not hard to understand why. But of course, businesses haven’t been particularly […] March 07, 2023
Blog / How to get the most out of your technology budget Technology budget represented by a piggy back on a computer keyboard Here are three ways to ensure your technology budget covers all your bases. Technology is great, but it can be remarkably expensive, and, in business at least, it’s meant to help improve your bottom line and not blow your budget. Unfortunately too many organizations—businesses, municipalities, clinics, and non-profits alike—don’t fully understand the scope of their […] March 02, 2023
Blog / Is the Metaverse Really DOA? Man yelling at the metaverse in a headset While Meta’s failures have been public, the metaverse itself is virtually inevitable. Although Facebook made a public relations splash a few years ago with their high profile rebranding to Meta, interest in the metaverse since then has slipped substantially, leading some to speculate the that metaverse was dead on arrival. According to these naysayers, we […] February 23, 2023

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