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

Migrating to the cloud: what is the cost of doing nothing?

Posted by present on Apr 30, 2019 11:45:00 AM

Over the last decades, the business world has redefined itself in an accelerated way. Today, more than ever before, entrepreneurs must quickly change the way they do business to keep pace and stay relevant to their customers.

Companies that resist change and have not followed suit unfortunately have paid the price.

88% of Fortune 500 companies in 1955 are no longer around today.

At that time, the life expectancy of a company was 60 years. It is now reduced to 20 years.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, Cloud, Digital transformation, CIO/IT leaders

Take advantage of all the benefits of Office 365 with personalized training

Posted by Alex Vallieres on Apr 11, 2019 12:10:00 PM

 Like many companies, you decided to make the jump to Office 365. Excellent news! In addition to improving the productivity of your teams, the cloud-based Microsoft suite helps overcome common challenges related to costs, communication, remote work, and more.

However, do not migrate to these powerful tools hoping that your employees will master them in the space of a few days simply by using them! To leverage Office 365 to its full potential, everyone needs to understand all of its features and how to use them properly.

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Topics: Collaboration, Cloud, Office 365

IT Recruitment: 5 reasons to do business with a specialized firm

Posted by Francine D'Astous_ on Mar 12, 2019 10:01:22 AM

When it comes time to fill a technology position, IT managers and human resources have two options: recruit themselves or delegate the responsibility to a specialized IT recruitment firm. In general, the reasons why managers decide to use the services of an IT recruitment firm are speed, the quality of the candidates and a fair price. 

To succeed in reaching the desired results, specialized firms have many advantages: 


  1. In-depth knowledge of the IT field and emerging trends;
  2. A wide and varied network of contacts;
  3. The right tools;
  4. Proactive qualification of candidates;
  5. The satisfaction guarantee. 

 

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Topics: Recruitment

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