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Cybersecurity: Yes or No? Always Yes.

Cybersecurity: Yes or No? Always Yes.

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Cybersecurity and the implications of not being adequately protected are an ongoing battle as new threats develop daily.

It’s not about being protected or not anymore, it’s about being protected enough.

Technology, the security it needs, and the threats against it continue to evolve, making it difficult to get that one, perfect security solution.

The key is resilience.

Businesses of all sizes must focus on getting their security resilience as high as possible to maintain protection from all kinds of malware, including ransomware, adware, and computer viruses that can disrupt business productivity and even corrupt or delete important business data and files.

That means planning and practicing for these types of threats, with continuous evaluation and improvement of risk posture.

Don’t just survive a cyberattack, get stronger because of it by being prepared and taking the necessary precautions.

It’s not a question of if, but a question of when.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about how you can fully protect your business from cyberthreats.

The Best Gadgets for Owners and Employees on the Go

The Best Gadgets for Owners and Employees on the Go

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On-the-go business owners and employees can’t be fully productive unless they are equipped with the right tech gadgets.

But which are the most useful?

  • Latest model smartphones: Having the newest, most technologically advanced smartphone is ideal for business owners who want to access the internet and work away from their office or on the road.
  • Bluetooth headsets: With only a click of a button and a small headset, speaking to a client or customer away from the office has never been easier. Bluetooth headsets allow crystal-clear sound and free hands to multitask, and can be used anywhere.
  • Smartwatches: Having a mini computer around your wrist keeps you connected and more productive. Smartwatches not only tell time, but also who’s calling, what song you’re listening to, and much more. And, you can use your smartwatch to pay at a register, without having to take out your wallet or phone.
  • Portable phone chargers: Charge your phone whenever and wherever, without the need for a wall charger, with a portable charger. This external battery is a perfect backup when your phone battery is running low and can’t be charged immediately.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn about our full-featured mobile office solutions and how they integrate with your tech gadgets to optimize the productivity of your business.

The Advantages of VoIP Technology for Your Business

The Advantages of VoIP Technology for Your Business

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Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is becoming more prevalent today, especially for businesses.

But what are the advantages of using VoIP over landline telephones for your business?

VoIP technology transmits telephone calls over the internet, allowing computer users and businesses to make phone calls from desktop computers.

Here’s why it’s better:

  • More flexibility and mobility: VoIP allows software program integration, so email, fax, and remote conferencing can all be done at the same time. And VoIP works anywhere there is an internet connection, making calling on the move possible.
  • More productivity: VoIP allows uninterrupted multitasking and enhanced voice clarity, which allow for your employees to be more productive than ever before.
  • Ease of install and use: Installation is simple, even for people with minimal tech knowledge. VoIP is also scalable, making adding new components seamless.
  • Cost: Because VoIP works through your internet, you’re only needing to pay one bill instead of two, separate internet and phone bills.

Enhance productivity and reduce operating costs with the latest internet telephony solutions from IntelliSyn.

Our internet telephony solutions are engineered to provide reliable, cost-effective voice service and easy-to-use unified communications and collaboration at every desktop on internet phones and networked PCs.

Contact IntelliSyn today to take advantage of VoIP for your business.

What Is Edge Computing and How Is It Different From Cloud Computing?

What Is Edge Computing and How Is It Different From Cloud Computing?

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With cloud computing being the most prevalent and popular form of data transfer and storage recently, it’s hardly left room for discussion of any other method.

But is it the most secure and beneficial way of transferring and storing data for your business?

Move aside, cloud computing, edge computing is here and it’s better.

Edge computing is similar to cloud computing in that it transfers and stores data in a cloud storage repository.

What makes edge computing superior to cloud computing is that it stores this data in a footprint of less than 100 square feet.

IoT devices transfer the data to a local device in a small form factor where the data is processed at the edge and then sent to the central storage repository in the cloud. Edge computing can also store to physical hardware as well as the cloud.

When IoT devices have poor connectivity, edge computing is ideal to get data more easily and faster.

Edge computing also reduces latency because it doesn’t require data to transfer to a data center or cloud for processing.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about edge computing and how it can benefit your business.

Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018

Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018

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2017 saw a variety of cyberthreats and attacks, but what about 2018? What can businesses expect this year?

Anything requiring the internet puts your business or home at risk of malicious threats and attacks, disrupting business continuity and may even lead to total data loss or corruption.

Become aware of the threats now to prevent them later.

Ransomware: Ransomware is expected to transition from attacking PCs to attacking Internet of Things (IoT) users. Essentially, anything embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity to exchange data can be a target (computers, smartphones, laptops, tablets, FitBits, car electronics, and more).

Home devices: Home devices are becoming a popular means of controlling everything in our day-to-day lives, from cooking to cleaning, lighting, fitness, heating and cooling, and outdoor maintenance. The rise of home devices like Google Home, Amazon Echo, and so many more are increasing the risk of cyberthreats and attacks because they are connected to the internet.

Protect your business and personal devices from cyberattacks with IntelliSecure, a complete, turnkey security solution with

  • Proactive security monitoring
  • Secure, encrypted, remote administration
  • Comprehensive support, including security patches and updates

Contact IntelliSyn today to protect your business with IntelliSecure.

Four Things to Look for in a Managed Service Provider

Four Things to Look for in a Managed Service Provider

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A managed service provider (MSP) for your business IT is the ideal solution when you want effective, secure, and hands-off service for your business’ technology needs.

Outsourcing management of your IT reduces strain on your business and inefficiencies.

But what should you look for when you’re choosing an MSP?

  1. Value: Ensure your MSP not only offers the services your business needs, but also directly addresses how they can benefit your business’ bottom line.
  2. Cost: An MSP that is upfront and fair about their costs is one you can trust to be consistent and fair over the course of the business relationship.
  3. Availability: No exceptions — look for an MSP that is available to you 24x7x365 in case of any IT emergency. Problems can happen at any time.
  4. Skill: Choose an MSP that is not only certified, experienced, and fully staffed but also specialized in specific areas of expertise, such as virtualization, management of multiple network technologies and mobility, the cloud, and more.

IntelliSyn provides a complete portfolio of custom, desktop-to-cloud IT infrastructure solutions and services.

Our business communications solutions and services reduce the cost and simplify the process of creating, deploying, maintaining, and managing advanced, secure, desktop-to-cloud business communications networks. Our desktop-to-cloud business communications networks harness the full power of the most advanced IT systems and solutions available.

IntelliSyn is also an accredited member of the MSPAlliance, a member of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), and an active member and sponsor of the Small Business Association — Canada.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn how our expertise can reduce your business’ costs, eliminate inefficiencies, and keep your business’ technology running smoothly.

Security, Security, and More Security

Security, Security, and More Security

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With all the cyberthreats and attacks in 2017, your business is more vulnerable than ever before.

We saw the Wi-Fi KRACK attack threaten every device using Wi-Fi in the world, putting business and personal data at risk of theft and corruption.

We also saw Petya and Shark (later named Atom), notable ransomware threats circulating the internet encrypting computers around the world, forcing people to pay ransom to get their data back.

Those are just two of many threats to your cybersecurity in 2017, with more to come in 2018.

If your network isn’t protected by the latest security technologies, you’re leaving your business wide open for attack. Eliminate the risk with scalable, turnkey managed security and unified threat management (UTM) services.

Protect yourself with IntelliSecure, our complete security service, tailored to your unique business environment. IntelliSecure allows you to take advantage of the latest technologies and industry standards without the associated infrastructure, management, and support costs.

With IntelliSecure, you get:

  • A complete, turnkey security solution
  • Proactive security monitoring
  • Secure, encrypted, remote administration
  • Comprehensive support, including security patches and updates, as required

Contact IntelliSyn today to secure your business data and files with IntelliSecure.

—Chris Stratton
CEO, and President (Canadian Division)

How IntelliSyn Makes Phone Systems Turnkey

How IntelliSyn Makes Phone Systems Turnkey

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Traditional voice-based business systems are no longer the most efficient and cost-effective option for daily business communications.

A unified communications and collaboration solution for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and medium to large enterprises replaces costly phone lines, switches, and cabling with an easy-to-use internet telephony service. And it provides all the call functionality of traditional voice systems at half the cost.

Get this solution with IntelliTalk.

IntelliTalk is configured to fit your business. Employees can use a single number to make or receive calls wherever they are. Calls are seamlessly integrated with the system to appear to callers as if employees are in the office. And because IntelliTalk leverages the internet to provide IP-based voice services, employees can connect with their IntelliTalk service from anywhere in the world.

This complete, turnkey voice calling solution is available as IntelliTalk SMB for businesses with up to eight extensions or IntelliTalk Enterprise for businesses with nine or more extensions. Both versions offer a variety of standard and optional features that enable users to optimize workflows by leveraging unified communications at their desk or from a smartphone while on the move.

Best of all, IntelliTalk is structured to scale with your business as your needs change. Businesses starting with IntelliTalk SMB can upgrade to IntelliTalk Enterprise at any time.

Contact IntelliSyn today to take advantage of IntelliTalk for your office phone systems.

What Bitcoin Is and Why It’s a Trending Topic

What Bitcoin Is and Why It’s a Trending Topic

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You’ve heard of Bitcoin, but do you know what it is or why it’s being talked about?

With its appearance in 2009, Bitcoin became the first cryptocurrency ever invented, meaning it isn’t a physical form of currency, and can be stored offline on a person’s personal hardware or online.

Bitcoin is treated as if it were physical coin, able to be stored and traded.

Storing Bitcoin online makes it vulnerable to theft, so many choose to store it offline, also known as cold storage.

With its ease of transfer and storage, Bitcoin has become controversial, and has facilitated the move of millions of dollars’ worth of Bitcoins outside of the eyes of law enforcement, subsequently skyrocketing Bitcoin’s value.

Would you invest in and use Bitcoin as a currency?

Contact IntelliSyn today to keep your bitcoin (or other important data) secure.

Happy Holidays From IntelliSyn!

Happy Holidays From IntelliSyn!

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IntelliSyn would like to wish everyone and their families a wonderful holiday season.

With a new Ottawa office, the launch of IntelliShare, a webinar series on growing your business with the cloud, and our recap of the last 20 years in technology, IntelliSyn has had a busy and exciting 2017.

We look forward to continue working with current and new clients in 2018.

As a reminder, our office will remain open over the holidays with the exception of December 25th and 26th and January 1st.

Clients with 24/7-hour service and/or support contracts will not be affected by the closure.

Enjoy the holidays!

Chris Stratton
CEO, and President (Canadian Division)