Ransomware is a real threat to SMBs

Here’s how you can fight back. A Regina company called Evraz will shut down for the next three days to contain a ransomware attack.  According to a hacker site, another firm that sells power tools to the construction industry has also been hit.   And that’s just a couple we know of from yesterday.  Every…

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Windows 7 has reached End of Life – are you at risk?

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft Windows 7 reached the end of extended support. This means that Microsoft is no longer issuing updates to the Windows 7 operating system. This includes patches and security updates.   Your PC will continue to operate, but new security flaws will not be patched. This means your computers running Windows 7…

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Doing More with SugarCRM

At Performance Advantage we have one clear mission for our company – to help our clients leverage technology to achieve their business goals.   One challenge we encounter frequently is that some businesses problems have no exact match to off-the-shelf products – unique requirements either complicate the solution or require that multiple components be integrated…

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The Business Guide to Cyber Security

Cyber security is a hot issue Why is it important to someone who runs a business? Because you’ve worked hard to build your business. To serve your customers. To win new business. And it all can be stolen from you. Years of hard work down the drain – if you don’t understand the business impact…

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The True Cost of Cloud

How a free server ends up costing thousands Moving to the cloud saves money, right? After all, you have no servers to purchase, no data centre to pay for. Better still, you pay only for what you use. So why are many companies surprised when they get the bill? In a recent paper on this…

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Big Data as a Security Solution?

Splunk is a big data BI analytics tool that allows you to do deep dives into your data, especially into your machine data. But Splunk is also presenting itself as a security solution. I was at the Splunk Live conference in Toronto last week, and fully a third of the sessions were focused on using…

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Webinar – Why you need a virtual Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

The webinar “Hiring a Virtual Chief Information Security Officer” was held October 3 rd , 2018. Hosted by ITWC CIO Jim Love and sponsored by Performance Advantage, the session looked at the privacy rules, threats, and customer demands that are putting pressure on company security resources. Michael Ball, a virtual Chief Information Security Officer, outlined…

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A Practical Guide to Data Analytics

Download The Practical Guide to Data Analytics for real-world insights into how companies of all sizes can apply data analytics, as well as a roadmap to create a data culture in your organization.The guide will give you a basic overview of how you can apply data analytics in your business. It provides: A recognition of…

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