As we stride into a brand new year, I would once again like to thank you for your continued patronage. Over the last year, we have engaged with you – and we have heard your feedback. In our continuous endeavor to serve you better and faster. We stride into 2020 with a solemn promise to put into action all the learnings that we have gained from listening to you. Over the next quarter and the following, we will be undertaking decisive steps towards making our operations more efficient, adding new value-added services while strengthening our core expertise. We are, more than ever, eager to help you leverage technology to do your job better, faster and with more ease. As a part of this initiative, we are already testing a new ticketing system that will help us engage better with you, understand where the problems originate from and provide you with long term solutions for your technology needs, as well as gather timely feedback from you to improve our operations. As a part of this initiative, we have modernized our Data-Centre, and we are in the process of rolling out a new ticketing system which will help us engage better with you. We believe, these initiatives will help us improve the quality of our service, provide you with long term solutions for your technology needs, as well as gather timely feedback from you to improve our operations. Stay Tuned.
END OF SUPPORT FOR MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 FROM 14TH JANUARY:
Microsoft has announced that Windows 7 product has reached its end-of-support on January 14, 2020. This essentially means Technical assistance and software updates from Windows Update that help protect your PC are no longer available for the product. Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to Windows 10 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available. We are helping our clients to migrate smoothly to other products such as Windows 10. We recommend to have a quick look at your inventory and plan for migration of all impacted devices.
WHATSAPP TO STOP WORKING ON MANY DEVICES FROM 1ST FEBRUARY:
WhatsApp, which was one of the most-downloaded apps of the decade, announced that WhatsApp will no longer work on millions of smartphones with older operating system. Smartphones using Android 2.3.7 and older, and iPhone iOS 8 or older. Most users will simply be able to update their operating systems in order to continue using the messaging service. However, certain devices, such as the iPhone 4, which only supports iOS 7, will no longer be compatible with the app. It is the latest in a series of moves after the messaging app withdrew support for numerous devices in 2016, and then from all Windows phones on 31 December, 2019.
Security questions? Interface.ca has the answers.
Cyber attacks are spreading faster than bush fire. Let’s keep ourselves safe. Here are top three tips from our Cyber Team to help you be more secure and Safe.
1. Strong Password
80% of hacking-related breaches still involving compromised and weak credentials. Ensure that you have a strong password for each of your accounts. Ensure that all your passwords are regularly changed. And never share your password with anyone, including colleagues.
Public Wifi at Airports, Coffee Shops and Hotels are extremely vulnerable. If you have to use the internet, the best choice is to use a VPN service which will encrypt the internet data. If you are using public Wifi, without a VPN, be careful not to login to any secure sites or exchange any corporate data.
Do NOT give out any sensitive information over the phone- Including your birthday, or that of your colleague. 98% of cyber attacks rely on social engineering. Be careful, while conversing with any agents or service providers about not handing out any information..
To request for more information regarding Cyber Safety, staff cyber training or cyber preparedness assessment you can contact me at 416 363 9880 ex 270
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Here are our pick top 3 productivity tips that will help you organize your day and get more out of your time.
1. Get a personal Task Manager or a Todo List app. And if you already have one, prioritize your to-do list. Learn to choose the three to five tasks that are the most crucial. This immediately shortens your giant task list and allows you to focus on what is really important.
2. Adopt a project management software for your office work. A whopping 97% of organizations believe that project management is critical to business performance and organizational success, according to a PwC study. The same study also found that 44% of project managers use no software, even though using any popular commercially available PM software has been known to improve performance and project satisfaction.
3. Check your email in blocks – If you spend all day pruning your incoming emails, you’ll have less time to focus on your tasks at hand. “Set three specific times per day to review your emails,” says Alex Moore, CEO of the Mountain View, California-based email productivity company Boomerang. “Research shows that it takes 64 seconds to fully recover from an email interruption, so checking email only three times a day can end up saving people 20% of time spent.”