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Top IT Security Tips From Burnt Orange Solutions your Trusted Saskatoon IT Experts

The Trusted team at Burnt Orange Solutions are located in the Saskatoon computers Category.

Honesty and respect are important factors in daily communication at Burnt Orange. Gareth and the team at Burnt Orange Solutions are YOUR Saskatoon IT stress solution. Burnt Orange Solutions are your Trusted Saskatoon IT Experts. In their latest Saskatoon IT Tip, they share top tips to ensure IT security at your Saskatoon business! 


Top IT Security Tips 


Keeping passwords, financial, and other personal information safe and protected from intruders, scammers and stalkers have long been a priority of businesses. Besides,  it’s increasingly critical for consumers and individuals to heed data protection advice and use good practices to keep personal information safe from harm.  Gareth McKee- Owner Burnt Orange Solutions 
 

 

 


   1. Backup your data.

One of the most basic, yet often overlooked, data protection tips for individuals is backing up your data. Basically, this creates a duplicate copy of your data so that if a device is lost, stolen, or compromised, you don’t also lose your important information.  This is vital for businesses, no matter how small or large. As the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and insurance company Nationwide pointed out.

 

“According to Nationwide, 68% of small businesses don’t have a disaster recovery plan. The problem with this is the longer it takes you to restore your data, the more money you’ll lose. Gartner found that this downtime can cost companies as much as $300,000 an hour.”

 

 2. Malware

 

Malware is a serious issue. Anti-malware protection is essential for laying a foundation of security for your devices. Malware is short for malicious software, and it’s software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer without your consent. Things that fall into this category sound scary – they include viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware, scareware and more. Malware can attack you via websites and emails, or hidden in downloadable files, photos, videos,  The best way to avoid getting infected is to purchase and run a good anti-virus protection program, then do periodic scans for spyware. Also, be very vigilant when it comes to clickable links in emails or on websites you are unfamiliar with.

 

WARNING: 350,000 malware versions are identified every day. A new malware programme is released every seven seconds. Malware activity has increased by 61% over the last year. The cost of malware attacks is going up too, with companies and people losing around 11% more money in 2018 than in the previous year. Scammers are sneaky: sometimes malware is cleverly disguised as an email from a friend or client. Unfortunately, even the most cautious will likely pick up an infection at some point.  Gareth McKee

 

  3. Keep Up To Date

 

Operating system and software updates are a gigantic pain for users, but they’re a necessary evil! These updates contain critical security fixes and improvements twill protect you and your devices from newly discovered threats and glitches. Failing to install these updates means you are at risk. Operating systems and software updates may not be updated frequently or on a regular schedule so we suggest setting your systems to update automatically if possible.

 

   4. Secure Your Wireless Network.

 

A valuable IT tip for both small business owners and individuals, it’s always recommended to secure your wireless network with a password. This prevents unauthorized individuals within proximity to hijack your wireless network. Even if they’re merely attempting to get free Wi-Fi access, you don’t want to inadvertently share private information with other people who are using your network without permission. In addition, be sure to turn your computer off when you are finished using it. Leaving your computer connected to the Internet when it’s not in use gives scammers 24/7 access to install malware and commit cybercrimes. To be safe, turn off your computer when it’s not in use.

 


 






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Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning Share Local Client Google Reviews

Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving Saskatoon and surrounding areas for over 25 Years, Gibbon is a "Total Service" company with trained technicians who are able to provide customers with solutions to all their Saskatoon Heating & Air Conditioning and Plumbing related requirements! In their latest article, we share a selection of amazing client reviews about Gibbon and their awesome trusted team. Gibbon Heating and Air Conditioning are Trusted Saskatoon Plumbers and Trusted Saskatoon Air Conditioning and Furnace Pros. 

  A History of Professionalism, A Foundation of Trust

Hear what real Gibbon clients have to say about their experience with Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning in Saskatoon. 


Review from clients who received a new furnace from Gibbon. 

I was so impressed with the service - right from the initial call to provide a quote, through the whole installation process, and the final return visit to check on the installation and functioning of our new furnace. Upon meeting Brent who provided the quote, I felt confidence in this company. He was courteous, professional and very knowledgeable. His crew that came to install the furnace, Aaron and David were awesome! They were friendly, professional and took great pride in their work. Their team work and work ethic are very admirable too. They cleaned up after their work was done and made sure to go over things with me. Brent returned several days later to see how things were working with the new furnace and reviewed everything with me again. I'm more than happy that we chose this company to replace our old furnace with a new one! Thank You! 
Trish McWatt

Review from clients who received a new water heater from Gibbon.


We phoned Gibbon in the morning to have a water heater replaced. They were able to have an installer come that afternoon. Brett was the technician who came. He was very friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. The first thing he did was to place a mat down the staircase to keep the carpet clean - impressive. When he encountered an unexpected problem, he did not get upset. When Brett needed a different model than what had been requested, Daniel brought it quickly and moved the items in and out of the house handily. Brett and Daniel worked efficiently and effectively to complete the job. Brett was professional in his advice, explanation of the billing and the operation of the heater. The cost was as had been quoted. Overall, we were quite impressed and we will use the services of Gibbon again if and when needed. Don and Marg S

Review from clients who received a new garage heater from Gibbon.


I had this company install a garage heater for me last winter and no words can express the level of happiness ! They did an amazing job installing everything and getting everything set up for me when I got home on the weekend. Their office staff is amazing at working around your schedule and will make sure you are taken care of. I recommend anyone who is looking at getting a garage heater installed to give them a call you will not be disappointed! 
Chris William 


Review from clients who received a new Lennox furnace from Gibbon. 

We recently purchased a SLP98V furnace from Gibbon Heating and Air Conditioning . I cannot say enough good things about this company and the people I dealt with from the Owner to the gentlemen that did the installation. Brent came and gave us an estimate and 5 days later we were having our furnace installed.The workmanship on the job was top notch ! The guys were very professional and knowledgeable and as well were very friendly.I would and will be recommending this business to anyone that is looking to have any work done . Thanks again guys !!!!! Brent and Joely Loehndorf


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Gibbon Heating and Air Conditioning -Trusted Saskatoon Plumbers and Trusted Saskatoon Air Conditioning and Furnace Pros. 



Treeternity your Trusted Saskatoon Memorial Forest Explains How Millennials Are Changing The Death Care Industry

Thought about Planting a Tree For A Loved One? Treeternity is a Trusted Saskatoon Memorial forest and they offer an eco-friendly, modern way to celebrate an event, loved one, pet or family with a tree and plaque in a beautiful park. Treeternity, allows you to celebrate or remember an important person or aspect of your life in an environmentally positive way. In their latest tip they explain how millennials are affecting the funeral and death care industry.  

Millennials Are Changing The Death Care Industry

Everywhere you turn, you’re liable to see another article about how millennials are killing industries. These articles might carry a healthy dose of generational skepticism, but they do have a point - the way millennials spend is quite different than how preceding generations did. CBS Insights attributes this behaviour to a confluence of different factors. Two of the principal factors they looked at were economic differences between the generations and a greater desire to spend ethically. 

Here, we examine how these two factors, as well as changing spiritually, might affect millennial spending in the death care industry. We’re using this analysis in an attempt to predict how millennials might spend money on their own funerals or the funerals of loved ones who are around the same age. This analysis is focused on North American millennials.


Millennials and Spirituality


Millennials are less religious than preceding generations. Some might interpret that as a decline in spirituality, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. On factors from a sense of wonder and awe about the universe, to questioning the purpose of life, Millennials respond in ways that are very similar to the generations that came before them. What’s more, Millennials are actually more likely to believe in an afterlife than older generations. 

Spirituality plays an important role in death care, so it’s important to think about how a decline in religiosity coupled with stable trends in spirituality might play out. One might conclude that certain practices that are seen as dogma won’t appeal as much to Millennials, but novel practices that suit their spiritual framework will. The Catholic practice of preferring burial and dissuading cremation may, for example, be less compelling when fewer Millennials are religious.

This isn’t to say we can expect burial to drop off entirely; the value of tradition is often misunderstood and understated. One can expect burials for preceding generations, even in funeral services arranged for by Millennials. We may also see new traditions that merge the religious beliefs of older generations with the spirituality of Millennials.

Millennials and Economics


Understanding the economy and the role Millennials play in it is exceedingly difficult. Individual Millennials seem to earn less, but Millennial households often earn more - in large part because of the role women play in earning income. That said, as day to day costs continue to go up, Millennials are spending less; a trend we might be safe to assume is going to continue.

You can already see the impacts of less spending on the death care industry: more than 60% of Canadians are choosing cremation. The reason? For 40% of those choosing it, it’s because it’s less expensive than burial. This is yet another trend that leads us to believe cemeteries and burial will be less and less common as time goes on.


Millennials and Ethics



An astonishing 73% of Millennials are willing to pay more for sustainable products.

Defining sustainability isn’t simple, but we can conceptualize it as meeting the needs of the present without sacrificing the future. Environmental causes are intimately linked with sustainability. In many frameworks, humanitarian causes are too: Millennials will consider whether or not products are Fair Trade and cruelty-free in an effort to support sustainable development for people around the world. These considerations have important implications for death care.

Burial has a number of negative ecological impacts, stemming largely from the use of embalming fluids and other toxic chemicals. What’s more, as urban populations continue to swell, cemeteries are taking up valuable real estate - soon, Millennials may not even have a place to be buried. In light of this, many Millennials are turning to alternatives. That’s not to say cremation is going to be the only way to go - there are environmental problems with that, too, but again, we see a trend away from traditional burials.

Millennials and Experiences


Millennials, as you may have heard, spend more on experiences than things. As it turns out, this trend isn’t limited to Millennials; every generation is spending more on experiences and there’s good evidence that indicates that experiences make us happier than things. One might think of a funeral as an experience (albeit one full of very strong emotions), but we may be able to glean information about how this trend will shape funerals.

While funerals can be thought of like experiences, they are experiences that feature a lot of stuff, much of it very expensive. From caskets to flowers, you have to purchase a lot of things for a traditional funeral, and the trend of eschewing expensive products might mean Millennials will place less value on how nice their casket is. This leads us to predict, once again, that traditional burials will continue to decline; when you don’t feel the need for your own plot after you’ve passed away, cemeteries can seem like the product of a bygone era.

Millennials and Memorial Forests


Millennials, then, are looking for ethical experiences that don’t cost a lot and that are tied to their spirituality. This is exactly what a memorial forest provides. When a loved one passes, a tree grows in memory of them. The tree is in a forest with winding paths, memorializing many others; it’s a serene place where families can spend time together. This ties together cause of environmental justice and creates an experience of togetherness; all this, and we haven’t even started talking about the grand metaphors that can be drawn. The memorialization is far less expensive than a traditional burial, too. In other words, memorial forests appeal to Millennials on each of the points we’ve discussed here. 

While predicting trends with 100% certainty isn’t possible, it’s safe to conclude that if traditional burials and cemeteries are on the decline, as we assume they are, we’ll see other traditions taking their place. Having literal family trees? That’s a tradition that could appeal to everyone. - Mia Hollinger , Founder - Treeternity. 

Check out Treeternity's listing by clicking on the link below, read reviews and see all they do - then contact Mia to get the process started today. 

Treeternity is your Trusted Saskatoon Memorial Forest

Trusted Saskatoon Caterer Chef de Partie Catering & Events Announce The Opening Of Their Unique Tasting Room


Chef de Partie Catering is a private catering company with commercial kitchens in the heart of the downtown Saskatoon business district.  Owned by Chef Heather Bekar-Schulte and specializing in creating high-quality dishes with fresh, local ingredients and uncommon flair. Heather and her passionate team cater to local events, corporate parties and weddings, they also produce amazing pastries and build one-of-a-kind wedding cakes. In their latest article Trusted Saskatoon Caterer Chef de Partie Catering & Events share their unique tasting room experience!!

Visit, Taste & Shop Local With Chef De Partie


The Chef de Partie family is committed to the collaborative growth of local partnerships in the food, farming and artisan community of Saskatchewan. They would like to introduce the Trusted Saskatoon audience to their new tasting room and what is in store behind that beautiful door!!!


PRIVATE TASTING ROOM EXPERIENCE


Under a gorgeous central, beam and cable light fixture, they have installed a family-style harvest table available for private dinner bookings and food tastings with their Chef and culinary team. 
Up to 12 guests can dine in the speakeasy type atmosphere, off the beaten path where every seat is at the Chef's table. Alternatively, they can host up to 25 guests for intimate cocktail receptions.

SASKATOON’S MOST SELECT PRIVATE DINING


A ground-breaking concept that is a must-try, their private tasting room offers an unparalleled experience behind closed doors away from the clash of the outside world. We specialize in living micro-greens, artisan cheese, pasture-raised meats and phenomenal dessert. Experiment with some of the finest food Saskatchewan has to offer. Chef Heather creates tasting plates and local ingredient menu combinations with an adventurous tilt. Find the flavour that piques your palette and share the experience with your friends and family. 


A NIGHT TO REMEMBER - Event Hosting


The perfect atmosphere for your next event. Intimate weddings, company socials, bridal showers, gentlemen’s night out, or even your next date, all will be intrigued by an evening in the Chef de Partie TASTING ROOM.

Chef Heather's inspiration and indeed many elements in the Tasting Room have come straight from the Ostapiw Farms where Chef Heather was born and raised. From barn beams, corral boards, Baba's butter churn to Gido's coat hooks, our space is immersed in the history of our family's agricultural roots. The Chef de Partie family is committed to the collaborative growth of local partnerships in the food, farming and artisan community of Saskatchewan. 

Chef de Partie Catering & Events is a Trusted Saskatoon Caterer 


Trusted Saskatoon Photographer Imagery Share The Evolution Of Photography

Photographs....memories and precious moments in our lives captured in time with a click of a camera shutter. These are the occasions and days of our lives that only happen once. Trust the professionals at Imagery Photography Saskatoon with your special moments because they understand the importance these memories hold and work with you to ensure that they stay with you for a lifetime. Imagery are your Trusted Saskatoon photographers and in this latest article, owner Milton shares his thoughts on the evolution of photography. 

The Evolution Of Photography


Everything moves and shifts with the slow march of time until not much of the past normals are left to be sifted from the sands of the new.

There’s no question that tech has made us much more portable than we ever were. The equipment itself is far more sophisticated and capable — we can see what we are shooting in real-time; we can fine-tune everything to whatever our needs are. We are now able to transmit our pictures from anywhere we can get an internet connection. 

When I started, everything was dependent on processed film, which meant having to bring film, a darkroom kit including enlarging and print-making equipment, and a transmitter (very much like a souped-up fax machine). We’d have to find or at least arrange for a telephone line and telephone access when we needed to send our images. The phone lines were all analogue, and each picture took around 10 minutes to send — if the line was interrupted for any reason, we’d have to start over. If we got out 10 images in a day, that was huge.

Photographers now can send wide arrays of photos multiple times during a day. The upside of all of this is more time on the scene providing coverage and more choices sent.  The smartphone has killed the lower-end camera market, and if it hasn’t killed the mid-range market, it’s sure breathing down its neck. Everyone has a camera with them now at all times, and there's no doubt that we're seeing images that we never before could have contemplated. As we all know, it’s not just still images but also video.

I think it’s the ultimate democratization of photography — anyone at any time from anywhere can produce images that can affect how we think of the world around us. I feel that the common misconception in the debate is that photography has a set value for everyone. I always try to see it in the same way as food shopping. Some of us love to eat, we love to cook, we love to discover new restaurants. 

We spend a disproportionate amount of our income at local farmers' markets, high-end supermarkets, and new openings. It matters to us and it’s something we want to invest in. Others want to spend their money on cars or clothes. That’s fine: they won’t be spending $200 on dinner, because they see no value in it. Photography is very much the same. If a client perceives the value of the event photography to be $100, then they are going to spend $100; a client looking for a $1200 photography delivery is not going to book a $100 photographer.

With each advance in the cellphone market, I wonder what the long-term prognosis is for the high-end cameras. The next evolutionary phase of photography might not be a progression in the way we make images. Instead, it’s quite possible the next unseen horizon will come from the way we share those images with the world or how we store them for ourselves. If a photograph indeed captures a memory, what use is that memory unless it can more tangibly be recalled. Looking back in the history of photography has each subsequent advancement not strived to make the photo more qualitative, more lasting, and more real?

Imagery Photography are your Trusted Saskatoon Photographers!


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