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Tech Download: Harnessing the Ecosystem of IoT for Your Business

This month for Tech Download, we spoke with Marty Parrest, Service Delivery Manager at FoxNet, about big data and the Internet of Things (IoT). Marty provides an expert perspective on the ways that small- to medium-sized enterprises can harness the power of IoT, as well as some fascinating insights on both the promises and challenges of IoT. What is the Internet of …

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Can You Outsmart a Ransomware Attack?

Being well-versed in ransomware risks is increasingly important for retaining customer trust in today’s business environment, which is why we’ve discussed the issue before. However, new threats and viruses are being created everyday, and it’s important to stay on top of emerging trends in cyber defense. Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) is on the rise, and it’s crucial for employees at all levels …

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FoxNet’s 2017 Tech Summer Reading List

Looking for a good tech read this summer? We’ve got some suggestions! The best way to stay on top of a rapidly changing industry is to keep yourself informed, and we know you’ll learn something from each of these great reads! From big data to the Internet of Things, here are our top reading recommendations this summer!     Future …

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Maintaining Customer Trust in the Age of Ransomware

  Suffering a cyber attack is an IT department’s worst nightmare. The risk of sensitive data being corrupted, stolen, or exploited is a real one, and many IT professionals work hard to prevent this from occurring. New Canadian laws, as part of the Digital Privacy Act, mean keeping your data safe is more important than ever. This new legislation will …

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What We Learned: Tintri Event

Recently, FoxNet enjoyed a night of virtual reality gaming with Tintri, a partner supplier of virtualized environments. Attendees learned about how virtual machines and VM-aware data centres can streamline company performance and processes. Tintri focuses on purpose-built design for virtualization and cloud storage. In an increasingly virtualized environment, companies need storage and data centre options that match this, and all-virtual …

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Tech Download with Jim Griffiths – Advantages of Enterprise Backup Protection

  In our last Tech Download blog with Jim Griffiths, we discussed enterprise backup protection. This time, we’re going to dig a little bit deeper with Jim to find out how physical backups differ from enterprise backup protection, and how Veeam and FoxNet can assist with architecting enterprise solutions.   From Physical to Enterprise Backups As the volume of data …

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Tech Download with Jim Griffiths: Enterprise Data Protection Solutions

  Organizations deal with massive amounts of data everyday, and finding a reliable, cost-effective way to protect that data can be one of the largest challenges that IT pros face. This month for Tech Download, we turned to Jim Griffiths to provide an overview of Enterprise Data Protection Solutions, and how organizations can ensure the security of their valuable data …

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Making Flash Storage Work

In November, we sat down with our resident tech expert, Jim Griffiths, to get his insights on flash storage. Now, we’re revisiting flash storage to dig a little bit deeper into how it can benefit your business. No matter how you slice it, many businesses are intimidated by the often high costs of investing in flash storage. However, taking advantage …

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Stay Secure with FoxNet’s #SafeData Checklist

There’s no shortage of reasons to stay on top of data safety. From ransomware attacks to unexpected disasters, it’s important to have a plan for your organization’s data. There’s a quote that likely haunts many CTOs: “Every company either has been breached or will be breached,” said Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO, AT&T Mobile and Business Solutions. FoxNet …

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Transforming Your IT Model: Insights from a Non-Vendor Perspective

Meet William Dupley, Digital Strategist William Dupley is a former Hewlett Packard Enterprise Canada Cloud Chief Technologist, and has managed IT transformation and strategic planning for various Fortune 500 organizations and government groups worldwide. He’s also a member of the Open Data Centre Alliance, whose authorship team recently released several new publications on Hybrid IT Transformational planning and Cloud Maturity …

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Tech Download with Jim: Migrating to Cloud Storage

This month at Tech Download, we’re talking about migrating to cloud storage. We sat down with our resident tech expert, Jim Griffiths, to talk a little bit about the benefits of cloud storage.   Q: What kinds of questions about the cloud do companies typically ask? Jim: For most of our customers, a lot of them are either using, or considering using, Office 365.  Some of …

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Love Your Data

Great relationships take work, and your relationship with your data is no different. If you’re like most companies, your data is the backbone of your business. Do you have a plan for recovering your data if it were lost? Is your data backed up in a location you trust? If you haven’t been giving your data the attention and care …

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Hybrid Cloud VS. Hybrid IT: What’s Best For Your Business?

“Hybrid cloud” and “hybrid IT” have become tech buzzwords, but do you know the difference between the two? More and more, hybrid cloud infrastructure is being pushed by vendors as the latest and greatest option for companies looking to optimize the efficiency and security of their data, and some sources have estimated that 43% of businesses using cloud technology will …

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Protect Yourself from Cyber Attacks

What would you do if your data was taken from you overnight? Think about your most irreplaceable, confidential data. Now, imagine it in the hands of an anonymous cyber attacker. If the worst happened, would you have a game plan for safely recovering your data? Being prepared for a ransomware attack is the most important step to preventing it. Ransomware …

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Top FoxNet Posts of 2016

Top Tech Experts at your service 2016 was a fantastic year for FoxNet! We love to share our ideas, and expertise with you, and as we were planning content for 2017, we thought ‘let’s share our most read blogs from 2016’. So here they are… and we encourage you to reach out if you have any tech questions that we …

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We’ve been nominated…

We are excited to announce that we’ve been nominated for a Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce award! Thank you to all of our partners, clients, and friends for your support as FoxNet has grown throughout the years.

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FoxNet Christmas Wish List

  Bill Fox is wishing for a gift that the entire FoxNet office can enjoy: a portable keg named Hank the Beer Tank.   FoxNet’s bionic woman, Jaime, is planning ahead. She’s wishing for a Levitation Knee Brace from Canadian company Spring Loaded Technologies.   Jim is dreaming of a Myo Armband. Depending on Santa’s budget, a Nintendo Classic Mini and a …

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Holiday Open House 2016

Last week we celebrated the holidays with our partners, clients, and friends at the FoxNet office! This party was the perfect way to wrap up a terrific year here at FoxNet with all of the people who helped make it happen. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from the entire FoxNet team! We wish you and your family a wonderful …

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