The History and Rise of Emotet

According to one recent study, approximately 350,000 new instances of malware hit the Internet every single day. Based on that, it should not come as a surprise that a hacking attack occurs every 39 seconds worldwide – amounting to about 2,244 successful breaches on a daily basis. When you also consider the fact that collective damage related to cybercrime is …

CONGRATULATIONS TO MICROAGE ROUYN-NORANDA

  Laval, QC. November 4, 2020 – MicroAge has been successfully operating within the Canadian Information Technology landscape since 1981.  The brand is synonymous with delivering unparalleled IT services and solutions within local communities to organizations of all sizes.  With now forty-one locations, this national network gains their momentum by leveraging the capabilities, toolsets and field support offered by MicroAge …

7 Solutions to Prevent Data Loss in a Remote Work Environment

The business world is a much different place now than it was a year ago. Some things may never return to the “old norm”. Businesses cannot become complacent about making decisions around changes to work environment and IT infrastructure. While it may be months before the pandemic and its ensuing social distancing restrictions lift, many business experts suggest that right …

6 Topics to Cover in a Telecommuting Policy

Before the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, only 14% of office-based workers worldwide telecommuted to work three or more days a week. In April 2020, the percentage surged to 84% due to lockdowns, according to the “Global Work-from-Home Experience Survey“. What will happen after the pandemic? While the number is expected to go down, it is not expected to return …

MICROAGE CANADA WELCOMES MICROAGE BAIE-COMEAU TO THE FAMILY

Welcome MicroAge Baie-Comeau   Laval, QC. October 13, 2020 – MicroAge has been successfully operating within the Canadian Information Technology landscape since 1981.  The brand is synonymous with delivering unparalleled IT services and solutions within local communities to organizations of all sizes.  Thirty-eight strong, this national network gains their momentum by leveraging the capabilities, toolsets and field support offered by …

3 Significant Developments in Ransomware Campaigns

Most cybercriminals carry out ransomware attacks to make money. As a result, they are continually trying to make their ransomware campaigns more effective. This might involve making minor changes like fine-tuning a deployment method or major changes like developing a novel way to avoid detection. Keeping abreast of the major developments in ransomware campaigns is important so that you can …

How to Protect Your Mobile Device from Malicious Apps

People love installing apps on their mobile devices. They have downloaded a whopping 28.7 billion programs from the Google Play store and 9.1 million apps from the Apple App Store in the second quarter of 2020 alone. Before including programs in their stores, both Google and Apple put them through a vetting process to weed out malicious apps. However, some …

Meet Microsoft 365 Business Voice

Microsoft 365 Busines Voice is the all-in-one communication solution for small and medium businesses (SMB) that Microsoft released in Canada in the fall of 2019. It integrates with Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) and brings together calling, meetings, and messaging in one single application, Microsoft Teams. Let’s look at some of the ways SMBs can benefit from integrating Microsoft 365 …

6 Ways to Make Your Virtual Meetings Productive

As we are all adapting, to what everyone refers to as, the “new normal” caused by a virus that will continue to live with us for the foreseeable future, virtual meetings have become a daily occurrence. Internal meetings and external meetings have moved online. Making sure that these virtual meetings are as energetic, engaging and as productive as face to …