Google and Yahoo tell business email customers to get their SPF together

Starting this month, a significant shift is on the horizon for companies reliant on mass emailing via Google or Yahoo. Businesses must adopt Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance (DMARC), for any volume exceeding 5,000 emails. This move, spearheaded by Google and Yahoo, is prodding all companies who use branded email to clean up their … Read more

Windows 11 Moment 5 is here: Here’s what you need to know

Introduction Microsoft is poised to launch its latest Windows 11 update, aptly named “Moment 5” or the “February 24 Moment.” This eagerly awaited update is expected to bring a slew of significant enhancements sure to tickle your tech fancy. Notably, Microsoft is transitioning to annual updates for Windows 11, signaling the end of the frequent … Read more

CoPilot for Microsoft 365 lands in Canada – with a thud

Good news – CoPilot for Microsoft 365 is finally available for Canadian customers, hooray! The caveat? It costs $488 per user, per year. Ouch. That’ll leave a mark. How is Microsoft attempting to justify this latest encroachment on the Small Business owner’s wallet? It’s possible they are betting on Enterprise clients to fill the gap. … Read more

“Zoomers” are feeling stressed, but this time it’s not menu anxiety that’s to blame

Heard the one about Zoomers short circuiting over a menu? Well, that’s not what this is about. I’m not talking about “Zoomers” per se, but ZOOM users. Which is all of us, regrettably. The virtual meeting, once a novelty, has become somewhat of an unwelcome and permanent fixture in our lives. As if we needed … Read more

Small Business Cyber Security: Are Vancouver MSPs still relevant?

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Despite the rising costs in Vancouver, many small businesses are thriving, each with their own unique story and character. Imagine one such business, a boutique accounting firm serving the real estate sector. The owner, a dedicated CPA veteran, prides himself on 1) his collection of fancy bowties and 2) delivering five star service to commercial … Read more

Cortana, we hardly knew ye: Microsoft yeets old assistant in favour of CoPilot AI

Have you ever needed a quick answer or a setting change on your device during a busy workday? Microsoft’s new AI chatbot, Copilot, might be what you’re looking for. According to Redmond’s latest boast, CoPilot is not just another digital assistant; it’s a significant step forward in AI integration. Copilot is Microsoft’s latest innovation, set … Read more

Thursday Shocker: A third of business owners don’t trust their staff with sensitive data

Consider this: do you confide in your team with sensitive data? You might find this startling . . . A third of small and medium business leaders in Vancouver don’t. Trust is lacking. Maybe it’s because Jim leaves his password out in the open. Or past experiences have left scars. But it’s not just about … Read more

FACEBOOK SCAM ALERT: Beware these ads promising you profit

It’s midweek . . . you’re deep in the analytics of your latest marketing campaign. A Facebook notification pings – there’s an ad promising to supercharge your business with AI. You’re intrigued. You click. But wait – you’ve just stepped into a digital minefield. Cybercriminals are weaponizing Facebook ads to serve you malware. You think … Read more

Why gamble with your IT investment?

“I’m tired of IT systems that are operating poorly. Tired of expensive & limited solutions that don’t scale with the business. Tired of support applying short-term bandaids to long-term problems. I want a solution that scales without any IT hassles. I want technology to be an aid, not a burden. And I want a team of experts I trust to lead the way. I’m ready.”

Well said. Let's make that happen.