How VDI Can Help In The Rise of COVID-19 Type Pandemics

Posted by Anthony Taille_ on Mar 23, 2020 12:00:00 PM

The Coronavirus pandemic is not only wreaking havoc on our health, it is also completely changing our economy, how we’re facing everyday life, and for a lot of us, our working habits.

 

 

 

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Topics: Infrastructure TI, Virtualisation, Étude de cas

Telework and Cybersecurity: what should companies know amid Covid-19

Posted by Benoit Mercier on Mar 17, 2020 1:00:00 PM

In these trying times, companies of all sizes are looking for quick ways to enable their work force to work remotely. Many companies already provide laptops with remote access which facilitates things, but that’s not the case for everyone.

So, let’s start with the basics on remote access and security.

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Topics: IT security, Office 365

Foolproof strategies to retain your IT employees

Posted by Naomi Desjardins-Kaci on Mar 5, 2020 9:30:00 AM

The IT workforce in Quebec is a highly coveted resource and becoming increasingly scarce. While the positions to be filled are becoming more and more numerous. In June 2019, there were more than 4 400 vacant IT jobs in Quebec.

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Topics: Recruitment

4 Key points to demystifying the Cloud

Posted by present on Feb 18, 2020 8:40:00 AM

If you are among most small to medium-sized businesses, limited budgets and reduced IT staff can hinder your ability to create and manage an IT infrastructure that supports the growth of your business. Cloud computing can help you solve this problem, providing you with easy and affordable access to IT resources and services over the Internet.

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Topics: Cloud

Uncover Blockchain Before Your Competitors Do

Posted by present on Feb 5, 2020 7:45:00 AM

Are you one of those for whom blockchain technology is still abstract? If so, I highly recommend this article since blockchain is one of the technologies to watch for in the years to come. In fact, it could even revolutionize several industries including banking and insurance.

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Topics: IT Innovation, Trends, blockchain

3 key qualities of a great IT recruiter

Posted by Naomi Desjardins-Kaci on Nov 14, 2019 11:45:00 AM

The IT industry is rapidly and consistently growing and the situation of labor scarcity in Canada does not help with the recruitment of IT professionals. Candidates looking for a job in IT are rare.

This situation represents a major challenge for IT recruitment agencies. They must be resourceful to find the best IT candidates for developer, programmer, system administrator and other specialist positions. To complicate matters, there are as many candidates as there are recruitment agencies. In all this bustle, what defines a great IT recruiter from another? To answer this question, Present has listed our top 3 qualifies in a great IT recruiter.

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Topics: Recruitment

When ransomware attacks backups

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on Oct 30, 2019 7:45:00 AM
 

Wood Ranch was the victim of a ransom attack during the summer, and its electronic medical records were encrypted. Wood Ranch didn’t agree to pay the ransom, only to discover that their backups were also encrypted. Since it has not been able to recover its data, the company will close its doors and cease operations on December 17, 2019.

The evolution of ransomware is very similar to a cat and mouse chase.

 

 

                        
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Topics: Cloud, Storage, IT security

Why and how to prevent internal IT attacks

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on Sep 16, 2019 7:42:00 AM

The case is still very much in the news and is still causing concern. Personal information, including the social insurance numbers of 2.9 million Desjardins members, was stolen by an employee of the institution.

If it wasn’t already, this confirms the seriousness of this type of IT attack from within.

In the text that follows, I use the misfortune of Desjardins to illustrate my point on IT security. Of course, there is no point in pointing the finger at this institution, since it is far from the only organization to have been the victim of internal attacks.

 

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Topics: IT infrastructure, IT security

5 Reasons Why SMBs Need IBM Power i (AS/400) Servers

Posted by Francois Desjardins_ on Jun 18, 2019 7:45:00 AM

To run ERP and other critical business tasks, reliable servers are needed to reduce costly business interruptions. The IBM i5/OS (AS/400) operating system is extremely performing, reliable and secure.

IBM Power Systems are popular with among others, SAP users, as well as with competing database management systems. IBM architecture has also become an increasingly popular cloud solution, with the growth of cloud computing applications available.

In this article, we will define the Power i (AS400), 4 advantages for SMBs as well as some recommendations for the use of the Power i.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, IBM

Nutanix .Next - Recap and Announcements

Posted by Jennifer Bridgeman on May 14, 2019 1:22:00 PM

Invisible infrastructure and Cloud, Visible IT was the theme of the 5th Nutanix .Next conference held in Anaheim, California last week.

6500 clients, potential clients and partners (including us) gathered over 3 days to learn about the Nutanix technology, hear new announcements and get certified on the technical side.

Nutanix, celebrating 10 years since its inception delivers hyperconverged solutions to over 12,000 clients in 45 countries and has over 4700 employees and annual sales of $1.2 billion.

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Topics: IT Innovation, Hybrid Cloud, Convergence / Hyper-convergence, Events

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