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Leveraging Office 365 In Small Businesses

Leveraging Office 365

At Brock IT we deal primarily with small and medium sized businesses around eastern Ontario and the most common statement we hear from businesses we meet is that they don’t see the value in IT systems. It’s an expense to them and not treated as an asset. This is, in my opinion anyway, caused by […]

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Shop Local or Shop Online. Why not Both?

Shop online

Over the last decade we’ve seen an explosion of online retailers including Amazon, Wayfair or Ebay. There’s a lot to like about them, easy to buy from, next day shipping and open 24/7! This has resulting in a “Shop Local” trend that’s been going around, but I’m not above admitting I’ve bought stuff I didn’t […]

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5 Keys to Disaster Recovery Planning

Backups - Disaster Recovery Plan

According to “IT Pulse” when IT Systems fail, and employees are unable to access their files, 552 employee work-hours are lost annually. That is more than a quarter of the year for a single employee of a typical small business! So how is your Disaster Recovery Plan? How do you define a DISASTER? Disaster doesn’t […]

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The Ultimate Disaster Recovery Checklist

Cloud DR

STAY ONE STEP AHEAD OF POTENTIAL DISASTERS Prepare yourself before disaster strikes. When it comes to data backup and disaster recovery (BDR), being prepared for potential disasters is key to keep your business running. It’s not only important to have a disaster recovery solution you trust, but to make sure you test it as well. […]

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VoIP: Accessible enterprise class phone systems for all businesses

Phone user

What Invention Was More Important Than The First Telephone? The second one, of course! Whether you’re business is just getting started or it’s been around since the second telephone was invented, you know that nothing beats face to face meetings with your clients; after that comes phone conversations. Reliable phone conversations! There’s nothing more unprofessional […]

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System Slowdowns got you down?

User frustration

It’s Just So Slow! System Slowdown Got You Down? It happens to everyone. We buy a new computer system, it’s fast, it performs all our requests flawlessly, but then over time it gets slower and slower. What causes these slowdowns? There are many reasons your system slows down. Sure, we feel like we can just […]

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New Ransomware Attack!

The following is an excerpt from an article written by Russel Brandom at Verge: “A major ransomware attack has brought businesses to a close throughout Europe, in an infection reminiscent of last month’s WannaCry attack. The most severe damage is being reported by Ukrainian businesses, with systems compromised at Ukraine’s central bank, state telecom, municipal […]

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