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          The imminent danger facing the legal Industry

          Attorney-client privilege extends to client data Attorney-client privilege is what makes a client feel secure from the potential risk of having sensitive information fall into the wrong hands. Unfortunately, client data doesn’t always receive that same luxury. Data breaches in the legal industry are on the rise and most firms are not giving cybersecurity the

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          Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020

          2020 has certainly brought no shortage of changes from 2019 – but one of the biggest changes between last fall and this fall is the amount of time we’re spending at home, in turn using technology to run our business from home. This has opened up pandora’s box when it comes to cybersecurity for both

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          When it comes to cybersecurity these days, most people are more concerned about keeping their financial information safer than their health information, even though PHI (Personal Health Information) is significantly more valuable on the black market. When a bad actor obtains the name, birthdate, social security number, and medical history for an individual, not only

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          The COVID-19 pandemic has changed business forever. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Successful entrepreneurs and innovators understand that though change is hard—especially when forced upon us—it can be good for strengthening your business.   As quarantines are lifted, the idea of returning to work has shifted as business leaders realize, through this unfortunate

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          CLOUDTANGO NAMES WATERLOO-BASED FOXNET INC. ONE OF CANADA’S TOP MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDERS IN 2020

          WATERLOO, ON | FEBRUARY 26, 2020 – FoxNet, a Waterloo-based global IT solution provider, is excited to announce it has been named one of Cloudtango’s Top Managed Service Providers in Canada 2020. The annual list recognizes top-performing Managed Service Providers across the country, spotlighting those who have excelled in support services, customer satisfaction, market growth,

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          Secure Remote Workers

          Unfortunately, COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe. Like the rest of the world, we are following updates diligently. Due to this evolving public health situation, cyberthreats, including phishing scams and spam, are spiking as online criminals take advantage of the pandemic. Hackers are setting up malicious websites, posing as reputable sources of information about

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          FoxNet Inc Announces Partnership with eSentire to Deliver MDR Services to its Clients

          Waterloo, Ontario – November 5th, 2019 – FoxNet Inc announced it has signed a partnership agreement with eSentire, Inc., the global leader in Managed Detection and Response (MDR), to deliver cybersecurity services to their growing portfolio of clients.  Organizations operate in a world in which their data, infrastructure, endpoints, customers and supply chain partners are distributed everywhere. Category creator

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          The Best of Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019

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          Trends in data management, cybersecurity, and cloud-based solutions over the past several years have created a very important need for both SMBs and enterprises – next-gen managed services. IT management has become a lot more than reducing downtime and resolving support tickets. An MSP, or Managed Services Provider, is the solution many companies have been

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          FoxNet Announces Partnership with Rubrik

          For Immediate Release Waterloo, Ontario | November 2, 2018 — FoxNet, a Waterloo-based IT service provider, has joined with cloud management leader Rubrik as a service delivery partner. FoxNet will be using Rubrik to deliver innovative cloud management technology to its clients. FoxNet will offer Rubrik’s secure and dependable Backup-as-a-Service, DR-as-a-Service and Archival-as-a-Service to clients

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What Are Managed IT Services?

One of the current buzzes among small businesses is Managed IT Services. Not because it’s new, but because it’s increasingly accessible for small businesses like never before. Historically, these services were only available to large companies, but now smaller businesses can take advantage of the same features and benefits enjoyed by a Manulife Financial or a Hewlett Packard.

Managed IT Services allow you to offload IT operations to a service provider. For most business owners, this is an alluring escape from head splitting migraines. Growing a business usually means spending more time attending to the responsibilities of maintaining IT infrastructure. This is an all too frustrating loss of otherwise productive time. Whatever your business, it’s unlikely you want to spend your time calibrating the auxiliary conduit so that the capacitors diagnostic don’t by-pass the flux vortex, right? There’s no revenue in that.

With these services, you relinquish responsibility for monitoring, managing, and problem resolution of IT functions. You put this responsibility into the hands of professionals better suited to keeping your IT operations smooth and seamless. Common examples of Managed IT Services include alerts, security, patch management, data backup and recovery. IT specialists undertake periodic review of systems to prevent major issues before they impact your business.

Why This Matters!

The increasing IT complexities of a growing SME (Small Medium Enterprise) make it more likely for business owners to become overwhelmed and fall behind the needs of the IT infrastructure. This makes companies vulnerable to outages resulting in a loss of productivity and revenue.

Managed IT Services means eliminating interruptions due to IT issues. SME’s need to concentrate on running the business, maximize employee productivity, and forget that flux capacitors even exist. Picture the Millennium Falcon with a professional maintenance team.

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In the end, Managed IT Services are cheaper than break-fix ambulance services even before you factor in the cost of the business’s downtime. Consider: 46% of the current users of Managed Service Providers have reduced their annual IT expenditures by 25% or more as a result of their shift to managed services, with 13% experiencing 50% or more IT savings.

Your IT Managed Services Operations Centre will know of an issue before it becomes a user symptom. They will resolve the issue before it impacts your business. But these services are more than just preventative. They improve your productivity by giving your employees and customers an improved user experience, and also save you money with expert guidance on the most cost effective and efficient business solutions.

Of course you don’t have the sweeping needs of a massive business! Never bloat your operating costs with packages containing services you don’t need. Any Managed Services Provider should be ready to customize solutions that achieve your business objectives. An IT Managed Services solution can improve productivity, alleviate security fears, prevent lost data, eliminate network failure and even help you demonstrate compliance with regulatory bodies. With a fully monitored system, SME’s can do what they were meant to do: take care of business.

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