Compliancy is a hot button issue. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are compelled by clients to prove their competency with Canadian privacy laws – and for good reason. Canadian businesses that regularly acquire sensitive data are expected to remain compliant or else face penalties. Depending on the particular governance in place, compliancy can be achieved when data is housed within National or Provincial borders.
When you make the decision to move your business to the cloud, you'll need to decide what type of cloud model is the right fit for your business -- public, private, or a hybrid model that blends advantages of both. Public clouds have exploded in recent years, but there is a robust market for private clouds as well. Explore how public and private clouds come down on top issues to make the right call for your business.
As you know, internet connectivity is one of the most critical needs any business has today. We discussed in a previous blog how to look at your business in-depth so you can get a better idea of your internet needs. Once you’ve done this, you will be ready to look at some of the possibilities for internet access and choose the best one. We’ve put together some of the pros and cons of the main options—to make the decision easier for you.
Internet connectivity is a fundamental element of nearly every type of business today. That’s why it is more important than ever that you choose the best internet connection for your business — both for today’s needs and to address future growth. We’ve put together a guide (this is part one of two), to help you choose the right type of internet connection for your business. In this section of the guide, we’ll help you assess the needs of your business so you can determine whether you would be best served by Fiber Optic, Cable, DSL or a Wireless connection when researching internet providers. We’ve focused on some of the essential needs that many businesses have — maybe some of these issues hit home for you, too.
The evolution of an IT service organization over the last 20 years has consistently been one of deep lines drawn in the sand. While some organizations slowly embrace change, others prefer to stick to what they know they can best offer their clients. The last major divide in the industry was the separation of the IT Break/Fix business model and Managed Services Provider (MSP) business model. Now, the new lines in the sand are emerging; and IT services providers are looking to leverage their existing relationships to deploy solutions to satisfy their customers needs; both business and technical.