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Why Your Business Needs Information Technology

Have you ever seen or heard upper management disagreeing on key issues within the company? Especially where business technology is concerned? Chances are, you have!
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4 Tips on Reducing Mobile Data Expenses

It’s no secret that mobile devices and applications are quickly rising in number. It’s going to be a big challenge to manage it all in the near future. One way or the other, this is going to impact enterprise. 
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4 Ways Business IT Builds Your Success

Do you know how many businesses there are? Let’s start off with some simple data: There’s more than 1.1 million registered businesses in Canada. They aren’t all directly competing against you, but you all have the same goal: Profit. So, how do you stand out? There are obvious things that help, like having more capital and better marketing. That said, many people underestimate the value of business IT.
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Why You Should Care About Chrome Dropping Silverlight Support

on May 20, 2015 7:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | Technical Support Tips Best Practices Habits
Google’s Chrome browser has stopped support for a lot of plug-ins, including Microsoft Silverlight. Now, why does this matter to you?
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5 Simple but Important Tips to Improve Your Work-Life Balance

on May 6, 2015 7:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | Core Values Work Smarter Tips Best Practices Habits Balance
Do you have a comfortable equilibrium between your work and your private life? Business Dictionary defines work-life balance as:  â€śA comfortable state of equilibrium achieved between an employee’s primary priorities of their employment position and their private lifestyle. […] the demands of an employee’s career should not overwhelm the individual’s ability to enjoy a satisfying personal life outside of the business environment.”
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5 Important Things You Need to Know About SaaS

on April 29, 2015 7:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | Security SaaS Tips Productivity Cloud ROI
In recent years, big technology companies have been making big pushes to increase cloud adoption and create more software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings. Microsoft and HP have been among the biggest names to champion this type of business technology, and it looks like they chose wisely.
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Business Automation: 4 Best Ways to Help CIOs Sell Their Vision of IT

Because technology evolves quickly, one of the biggest challenges faced by CIOs and IT managers is to be adaptable in adopting new IT for the organization’s changing needs. It’s a big job though – CIOs can’t do it alone. If you’re a CIO, you’re going to need buy-in from other departments. Here are 4 strategies to get everyone else on board with your vision of good IT management:
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16 Tips to Improve Your Passwords and Secure Your IT Assets

The top 5 WORST passwords IT security concerns are becoming a top priority for CIOs around the world. And well they should be. Between the rise of BYOD and the growing IT spend, there’s also a lot of confusion on how to secure BYOD and company-owned IT assets. It has to be done – more and more, IT helps you drive revenue. Letting it all run unchecked is a bad idea. Sadly, that’s happening often. As seen in a previous article, 27% of IT professionals said they don’t fully understand  the negative impact of mobile security issues. The majority of people do at least know that passwords are important, and that’s why one of the most common risk control measures is password protection (67%).
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Show Your Old Mobile Phones Some Love on #Valentine’s Day

on February 13, 2015 7:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | BYOD Mobile Devices Work Smarter Tips Best Practices Technologies
It’s all about the love of technology Mobile phones: They never leave our hands. They are indispensable for the professional and the personal, and as such they basically contain our life. We just love our devices because they help us work smarter. We’ve already covered 3 ways the love of mobile devices will change IT best practices. Now is the time to tackle another important question: What should we do with our old mobile phones? Especially if you’ve grown attached to your old phone? Well, if you truly love a particular mobile phone, you can still use it long after it stops being powerful enough for work purposes. The following tips will show you how to make the most use of a device that you well and truly love.
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6 Key Leadership Virtues You Need to Master in Order to Work Smarter

on February 11, 2015 7:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | Core Values Company Culture Work Smarter Tips Best Practices Leadership
In our fast-paced environment, a person who can listen, motivate, direct, and delegate while balancing energy and humility is an invaluable asset to any company. The thing is, not everyone who is a great leader was born that way (obviously, some people have a natural predisposition to lead well). Most everyone can develop (or at least improve) those skills. So what does it take to be a good leader? Here are 6 leadership virtues that great leaders should possess. Develop them in yourself, and become more than just a leader, become an amazing leader! 1. Humility As a famous quote states, “Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud”. That couldn’t be truer. An insecure leader will most probably be an attention seeker that is constantly looking for credit or praise (even when it’s undeserved). Oddly enough, putting your ego aside and being humble improves leadership, both on a perception level and as a matter of substance. The more you brag, the more it seems like you are trying to cover up a lack of self-esteem. Insecurities can also lead to feelings of jealousy when faced with competition or others’ success, and the decisions taken with this mindset can wreck the company. Setting aside ego is easier said than done, I know. But if you make a solid, honest effort at putting it aside, you’ll better manage your employees and notice their needs. It’s one of the best ways to empower them.
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How to Become an Effective Communicator and a Great Leader

Effective communication is important, no matter who you are. It becomes crucial if you’re trying to be a great leader (especially at the highest levels. Can you imagine being a CEO, CIO, or some other C-level executive without being a good communicator? I can’t). In all our interactions, we are constantly connecting with each other intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Having a good connection on all those fronts makes everything smooth. 
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3 Ways the Love of Mobile Devices Will Change IT Best Practices

2015 is the year that Canadians really became mobile surfers Well, it looks like we’ve reached a really big tipping point in Canada! According to comScore, Canadians are now using mobile devices (i.e., mobile phones and tablets) more often than their computers to surf the web! Granted, the advantage is slight at the moment – the ratio of mobile surfers to desktop surfers is only 51% to 49%. That said, context is key.
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