The State of Cloud Computing in 2020

As cloud adoption hits another growth spurt, companies are discovering the power of mixing and matching cloud services into solutions that address almost any business need. Cloud computing is much more than a limitless expanse of servers and software you pay to use over the internet. The cloud has become a metaphor for modern computing itself, where everything is a…

Businesses prioritize security and collaboration tools to manage sustained remote work environments

77 percent of IT professionals believe they were prepared to manage the rapid shift to remote work during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to TeamViewer. Among those surveyed, the percentage working from home had abruptly jumped from 28 percent prior to the pandemic to 71 percent during the outbreak. The survey included more than 200 IT executives in the U.S. across various industries. Manage…

The precision of security undermined by a failure to correlate

If Paul Newman’s Cool Hand Luke character were to address the security industry, his opening line would likely be: “What we have here is a failure to correlate.” Today, one of the major deficiencies affecting security is not a lack of data or even an aggregation of data, but the central problem is one of correlating data and connecting the dots to…

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What “Snowmageddon” Taught Business Owners About Disaster Recovery

After January’s “Snowmageddon” blizzard ravaged most of the Eastern United States, many business owners have begun to rethink their current disaster recovery processes. While Washington was being buried under relentless snowfall and people were skiing down New York’s 7th Avenue, company infrastructures across the nation were being compromised. Systems went offline, critical business processes stalled, and companies hemorrhaged money. If…

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4 Reasons Why Outsourcing Your IT Will Save You Money and Improve Your Industry Compliance

For whatever reasons, business owners tend to romanticize the idea of providing all services in-house. Though there really is no practical or monetary reason for a legal or financial firm to scout, hire, and train a branch of IT consulting experts, some still do; there’s something appealing to us about being “self-sufficient,” even when it threatens the sustainability of our…

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Nanotek IT Consultants Answer 3 Common Questions About Cloud Computing

If you’ve got your ear to the ground of the business world, you’ve undoubtedly heard people buzzing about the time, money, and headache-saving benefits of consolidated IT services like NanoCloud. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in the medical, financial, or legal industries – it seems like everyone’s got their head in the Cloud these days. People have grown tired of…

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The Value of Email Archiving For Small Business Owners

The prevalence of email correspondence has made network security more important than ever. Within the past decade, email communication has become a primary communication channel for business owners in all industries. Email is an effortless medium for business correspondence, and is used for everything from purchase orders to customer service follow-ups. For many businesses, email messages are now considered legal…

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Weather-Proof Your Business with Nanotek IT Services

Serious storms can freeze your company’s profitability, and lower your customer retention if you’re unprepared. Learn how Nanotek’s IT services can weather-proof your business here.   Trouble on the Horizon Business owners are bracing for hostile weather brewing along the East Coast this weekend. 80km/h winds, thunder snow, and 60cm of fresh powder will combine to create what forecasters are…

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8 Spam Fighting Tips From A Network Service and Security Company

If you log into your email account right now, there is a very good chance that you’ll find your junk mail folder hard at work. Email spam is ubiquitous, so much so that many people accept it as being an inherent part of the online experience. Don’t settle for spam – it could cost you more than you know. Though…

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Law Firm IT Disaster Recovery Plans: 2 IT Solutions Your Office Needs

Public Safety Canada has reported that nearly 40% of businesses are affected following by serious storms each year. Recent flooding in Alberta has caused many business owners to reevaluate their disaster recovery protocol; many law firms have begun to recognize the need for pre-planning and proactive IT solutions to protect their assets in similar emergency situations. Extreme weather conditions aside,…