As law firms strive to become more efficient and move towards the much sought after “paperless” office environment, cyber security must remain at the forefront of any technology initiative. But how can law firms be expected to manage and protect their network infrastructure in addition to managing client matters and cases? While technology can certainly help manage the workload, it shouldn’t have to be a part of your firm’s core competencies. Read more
Articles tagged: IT Outsourcing
Data privacy and the governance of personal or business data is challenging to manage in today’s global landscape. Users generally entrust their data to third parties (i.e. Internet Service Providers). The level of privacy to be expected has caused much debate. Further complicating data sovereignty concerns, are world governments using their own interpretation of privacy laws. As a result there is often confusion and overreach during investigations where data is stored on other countries’ servers.
In what has been referred to as a landmark decision, an appellate court ruled this July that the US government could not obtain personal data held overseas by issuing a domestic warrant. Read more
Organizing a move to a new office has a number of overlapping elements. Whether opening a new business or relocating to a new space, proper planning should be in place to limit the impact a move will have on the operational and financial components of your organization. Even businesses run from a home office can benefit from using our IT Checklist.
Utilizing technology in today’s business architecture is no longer just common practice, it is practically a necessity to survive in the competitive market place. So why is it that many small business owners try and delay the inevitable? We have seen multiple organizations struggle to integrate and manage technology tools internally or reach out for IT support once panic mode has begun. However, taking a proactive approach to partnering with a managed service provider (MSP) can result in an environment that allows you to serve your clients without having to worry about your critical applications, data loss or other unwelcome surprises. Read more
After years of negotiation, a trade agreement was reached on October 5th that will affect multiple industries and have a potentially large economic impact. The impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on local Ottawa small and medium sized businesses while seemingly full of opportunity, has many others fearing it as a threat to global internet users. So why is it that a poll conducted by Innovation Research, shows that 70% of Canadians are not very familiar, or not familiar at all with what the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is? Read more
When discussing data sovereignty or data residency we are referring to the concept that data is subject to the laws of the country in which it is located. Data sovereignty became a growing concern for many local companies as a reaction to the USA PATRIOT Act that was signed into law in 2001.