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Why Connectability Is Toronto’s #1 IT Provider!

September 13th, 2018

Connectability's Ted Shafran points the way to the future of the IT industry with Consumers Choice Awards

Where is the IT industry heading, and what do you need to do to prepare yourself? That’s a good question, with a lot of different answers depending on who you talk to.

Business Grade Firewalls: What They Are and Why You Need One

September 7th, 2018

In part 2 of our Cyber Security video series Ted goes deep about the importance of business-grade firewalls. If you don’t already know, Firewalls are the gatekeepers of your company network. They block malicious traffic from entering the network and causing havoc.

Cybersecurity: Why It’s Important and Where You Should Start

August 28th, 2018

Cyber security has become a hot topic over the last few years. And rightfully so. Every time you turn on the news you hear about another high profile data breach. Even scarier - these breaches are occurring on a daily basis – you just don’t hear about them because many businesses don’t publicize them for fear of bad PR.

Hackers are always looking for low hanging fruit: businesses with insufficient cyber security protection.

3 “Must-Do” IT Resolutions For 2017

March 28th, 2017

“Never before in the history of humankind have people across the world been subjected to extortion on a massive scale as they are today.” That’s what The Evolution of Ransomware, a study by Mountain View, California-based cybersecurity firm Symantec, reported recently.

That Fake App Just Stole Your ID

March 28th, 2017

Ryan loved tweaking photos on his Android phone.

He’d heard rave reviews from his friends with iPhones about Prisma, a new iOS app for image editing. So when he heard Prisma would soon be released for Android, he logged in to the Google Play Store to see if it was there yet.

“Lucky Charm” Keeps Hackers Out

March 28th, 2017

Ralph’s been a good employee for you. Shows up on time. Gets the job done. Doesn’t hassle anybody.

He’s also a porn addict. When nobody’s looking, he’s visiting sites – on your network – that you’d be appalled to see. IF…you knew about them.

Where NOT to buy your computer supplies!

September 24th, 2014

Recently I was visiting a client site and needed an Ethernet cable in a hurry. So I rushed out to the nearest big box electronics store to get one. Did they have what I needed?

Absolutely. BUT: the price was shocking. For a standard 15 foot patch cable, they charged $30. For comparison purposes, we charge less than $4 for the same thing!

It’s the same thing with printer toner or ink.

Ransomware

September 17th, 2014

Just when you think the whole virus / trojan / malware “thing” can’t get any worse, it does.

Recently one of our clients discovered that his critical database files were unreadable, so he called us. It didn’t take us very long to discover that his computer had been infected with a new form of Malware called Ransomware.