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Trusted Saskatoon IT Pro's at Burnt Orange Provide Tips on How to Create Secure Passwords

Gareth McKee and his Trusted Saskatoon IT team at Burnt Orange Solutions promise to have a one-hour response time for all your IT support needs. Honesty and respect are important to them. They pride themselves on ensuring their clients understand IT concerns by providing a straightforward and reliable solution with exceptional service. Burnt Orange Solutions are your Trusted Saskatoon IT Experts. In their latest Saskatoon IT expert tip, Gareth shares how to create secure passwords to protect yourself online. 

HOW TO CREATE SECURE PASSWORDS


Data breaches and identity theft are on the rise. Therefore, using strong passwords is necessary to protect your accounts against cyber attacks. Here are some tips to create secure passwords and help keep your accounts unbreakable. 

To help keep your accounts unbreakable, follow these password guidelines: 

  • All passwords must be at least 16 characters or more. Longer passwords are more secure than shorter ones. 
  • All passwords must involve a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. 
  • Different passwords must be used for each account. 
  • Passwords must never include personl information or any information that can be accessed through social media such as the names of children or pets. 
  • Passwords should never contain any consecutive letters or numbers. 

Why Password Security Is Important

Without strong passwords, hackers are able to gain access to accounts and sensitive information. Hackers use personal information such as names, addresses, and bank account information to steal money or the identity of the user. Identity theft is extremely concerning. It results in financial loss and makes it difficult for the user to get a loan or a job.

Password security is also very important for businesses. Whenever hackers gain access to sensitive information, they consequently share the data with the business’ competitors or store it for ransom.  

Other Ways To Protect Yourself Online

Besides utilizing strong passwords, there are other ways to protect yourself online including: 

  • Using a VPN – Internet Service Providers are able to track the online activity of users and can access private IP addresses. VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and is the alternative to connecting to a public Wi-Fi network. Using a VPN ensures web activity and IP addresses are not accessible to your internet provider. 
  • Identity Theft Protection – Using identity theft protection software will help protect personal information from identity theft. Identity theft protection software will flag criminal behaviour to help protect personal information. 

  • Using Antivirus Software – Antivirus software helps protect users from viruses, ransomware, and other cyber threats. Antivirus software scans for known viruses and alerts the user that their computer or phone has been compromised.

  • Using a Password Manager – Password managers encrypt usernames and passwords and require biometrics to log in. Password managers keep passwords safe and secure. 

These tips will help keep your accounts unbreakable, therefore protecting you and your business. If you have any questions regarding strong passwords to keep your accounts secure, contact the IT experts at Burnt Orange IT Solutions. We can help your business mitigate risk, and be prepared for any IT-related emergency.

We hope this article gave you some insight. If you want to ensure your business’s IT security, contact the Trusted Saskatoon IT professionals at Burnt Orange Solutions and we can take IT worries off your plate.


Palliser Rooms / EQ3 Has Been a Trusted Saskatoon Furniture Store For Over 10 Years

TRUSTED SASKATOON RECOGNIZES OUR 10 YEAR TRUSTED SASKATOON PARTNERS!

In this series of articles, we are shining a spotlight on the local businesses that have been Partners with us since we launched in 2011. We want to thank them for TRUSTING our team, and we are recognizing each of them individually for providing 10 years of OUTSTANDING service to the public of Saskatoon and surrounding areas! In this article, we celebrate Tristan Rawlings and his awesome team at Palliser Rooms / EQ3 - a Trusted Saskatoon Furniture Store!


We are pleased to shine the light on Palliser / EQ3 who have been a TRUSTED Saskatoon Furniture store for over 10 years!

Did you know that Palliser Rooms / EQ3 is an independent family-owned furniture store that has been operating in Saskatoon since 2002. Brian and Judy Bird first owned and ran the local furniture store for about a decade and a half, then when the opportunity arose their daughter Allison, and son-in-law Tristan Rawlings, were able to purchase, and now manage the family business. There’s not a day that goes by where you won’t see Tristan at the store making sure every aspect of their operation runs smoothly. From the back office and computer systems to warehouse and shipping he makes sure customer needs and customer satisfaction are his first priority. 

Palliser Rooms / EQ3 specializes in offering a generous selection of contemporary furnishings and a personalized service that is forward-thinking and client-focused. The vast majority of their product lines are Made in Canada, which is not the case with most furniture stores, and this means a lot to their loyal customers. As you walk into their beautiful store it kind of takes your breath away, your eyes get wider, and you’re like a kid in a candy store as you can’t wait to start shopping and trying out the furniture for size, colour, feel and fit. You can’t get that experience online, that’s for sure!

Tristan and his dedicated team of fifteen describe their philosophy as one that "embodies' an 'all about choices' ideology. Whether you have an inherent 'do-it-yourself’ personality or find decoration is an overwhelming process, their staff is committed to providing valuable information, inspiration, and the necessary tools to make your project, large or small, a success. For them you can really put your feet up and get comfortable because they know shopping for furniture is a personal experience and IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU, the customer! There’s definitely no pressure at Palliser Rooms / EQ3, as they welcome you to take five minutes or come back five times to make your decision.

“Trusted is extremely happy to promote Palliser / EQ3. I have been impressed with the integrity of the company from the very beginning. Tristan truly cares about his staff, their  customers and the reputation of the company. They bend over backwards to provide the best experience and I have always been very happy with the standard of the product and the level of customer service when I have shopped there with my family."
- Sara Wheelwright, Trusted Founder 

Come and visit their spacious showroom which is thematically focused, visually stunning, very intimate and inviting! You will not be disappointed... and you will be excited to tell all your family and friends. I recently talked to a new family that just moved to Saskatoon and one of their first stops after buying their new home was to head to Palliser Rooms / EQ3 and furnish their home with the best product and selection this city has to offer! They were so pleased with the amazing customer service, the huge selection, and the great prices.

Thank you for TRUSTING us, and thank you for providing 10 years of AMAZING service to the people of Saskatoon! In the last 10 years, Palliser Rooms / EQ3 has been re-checked, re-verified and mystery shopped, and has passed each and every time. They continue to be one of the best furniture stores in Saskatoon and area and have always upheld our 5 TRUSTED GUARANTEES of service for their 10 YEARS as Trusted Saskatoon Partners. 

Palliser Rooms / EQ3 - Given the Thumbs Up as a Trusted Saskatoon Furniture Store for over 10 years! 


When the Trusted Saskatoon team gives a business the 'Thumbs Up' it really means something!! So continue to use and recommend TrustedSaskatoon.com to FIND GREAT LOCAL BUSINESSES YOU CAN TRUST like Palliser/ EQ3 

Trusted Saskatoon was founded on the principle that great local businesses deserve the promotion. We know they are out there, we have found many already, and we work hard to find more. Please help us by nominating your favourite Saskatoon businesses here.

Reed Security Trusted Saskatoon Alarm & Security Experts For Over 10 Years

TRUSTED SASKATOON RECOGNIZES OUR 10 YEAR TRUSTED SASKATOON PARTNERS!

In this series of articles, we are shining a spotlight on the businesses that have been with us since we launched in 2011. We want to thank them for TRUSTING our team, and we are recognizing each of them individually for providing 10 years of OUTSTANDING service to the public of Saskatoon and surrounding areas! In this article, we celebrate and recognize Virgil Reed and the team at Reed Security - Trusted Saskatoon Alarm and Security Experts!

We are pleased to celebrate Reed Security who has been a TRUSTED Saskatoon partner for over 10 years!

Reed Security was founded in March of 2000 when Virgil was just 26 years of age! It was tough in the early years competing with the large national companies and local competitors, but he saw there was a gap in the Saskatoon market, and seized the opportunity. Today Reed Security has become the largest independent security provider in Saskatchewan and one of the largest in western Canada!! 


Starting from humble beginnings from an office in his basement, Virgil Reed, the local founder, and CEO worked tirelessly to provide customers with amazing service, better technology, and unparalleled long-term relationships as his vision for growth. When you become a Reed Security client you will be entering into a relationship, one they want to grow and nurture and become long term. That is why Virgil, and his entire team, live and breathe his company’s motto 


“We’re Local. We Care.” 


Year after year for over 20 years, a good portion of their business comes from word of mouth and referrals, and each client receives the best care and attention possible. When we presented Virgil with his 10 Year Trusted Saskatoon Award we asked him about the values of Reed Security, what he teaches his team and what separates them from other companies in this industry. He pointed to the wall in his entrance area. It is there for customers and visitors to see and it greets every staff member that walks through those front doors every day. They live, eat, breathe Excellence, Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork in all they do, but most important to Virgil and the team at Reed, is the Customer Experience and making sure at the end of the day, they are happy!


“I have known Virgil Reed since 2007, and have always been impressed with his business acumen, leadership, drive and passion to be the best at everything he takes on. I have had a Reed System in my home for over 10 years, and in an industry that is known all too well for the high pressure doorstep sales tactics, Reed stands apart as a local company with a strong foundation of integrity and solid values. I trust Virgil and his team to protect me and my family and you can too!"
- Sara Wheelwright, Trusted Founder    


We guarantee when you choose Reed Security as your security partner, you will receive innovative and reliable solutions at an affordable price from a local family-owned business that cares! They currently protect over 5,000 homes and businesses and provide outstanding Same/Next Business Day Support and Service. If you believe in Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Innovation, Family, and Fun then you share the same values and will look forward to that long-term relationship. We are so proud of their many awards and accolades, including numerous SABEX Awards, NSBA Awards, being voted “Best Customer Service” by the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce and their local support team has a 95% Client Happiness rating!


Thank you for TRUSTING us Virgil, and your amazing team, and thank you for providing 10 years of AMAZING service to the people of Saskatoon. Reed Security continues to be the top-rated security company in Saskatoon, and they have always upheld our 5 TRUSTED GUARANTEES of service.

Reed Security - 10 Year Trusted Saskatoon Alarm and Security Professionals!

When the Trusted Saskatoon team gives a business the 'Thumbs Up' it really means something!! So continue to use and recommend TrustedSaskatoon.com to FIND GREAT LOCAL BUSINESSES YOU CAN TRUST like Reed  Security. 

Trusted Saskatoon was founded on the principle that great local businesses deserve the promotion. We know they are out there, we have found many already, and we work hard to find more. Please help us by nominating your favourite Saskatoon businesses here.

Perfection Plumbing Have Been Trusted Saskatoon Plumbing and Drain Cleaning Experts For 10 Years

THE TRUSTED SASKATOON TEAM RECOGNIZES OUR 10 YEAR TRUSTED SASKATOON PARTNERS!

In this series of articles, we are shining a spotlight on the businesses that have been with us since we launched in 2011. We want to thank them for TRUSTING our team, and we are recognizing each of them individually for providing 10 years of OUTSTANDING service to the public of Saskatoon and surrounding areas! In this article, we celebrate and recognize Shane and Angela Cyrenne and their team at Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning - Trusted Saskatoon Plumbers!

We are pleased to celebrate Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning who have been a TRUSTED Saskatoon partner for over 10 years!

Shane and Angela Cyrenne started Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning in 1996 after moving to Saskatoon from Alberta. They started with humble beginnings, juggling phone calls, appointments, service calls, paperwork, all the details of running a new and growing business. Did we mention they had two small children as well? But as their loyal customer base grew, so did their staff, many of whom have been with them for years and are now part of their extended family. But with their amazing success, they still keep to those same values, treat people how they wish to be treated, and continually operate with honesty and integrity. A simple philosophy but so true!


" I met Shane years before starting TrustedSaskatoon.com. At the time I was so impressed with his professionalism. He was excellent at explaining the specific plumbing issue I was dealing with, the options and the clear and transparent pricing. As a new immigrant, I remember feeling grateful and I immediately Trusted him. As such, when I started moving forward with the Trusted Saskatoon directory, Perfection was at the top of my list of plumbers to contact."- Sara Wheelwright, Trusted founder.   

To show their dedication in upholding the highest quality of customer service, a stringent set of practices guide their staff in providing superior work. When you contact Perfection Plumbing, one of their knowledgeable staff will promptly answer your call and give assistance over the phone - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even on holidays. They understand that emergencies can happen at any time, which is why their skilled plumbers are always ready to provide immediate services. In keeping their high standards of professionalism, all their employees are bonded, insured and background checked! They truly are “The Plumber in Your Neighbourhood!”.

Another reason thousands of Saskatoon residents rely on Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning is they offer a 1 Year or Lifetime Membership for discounts of up to 15% and free yearly, in-home plumbing inspections. Believe it or not, they also offer a full refund in the event that you are not 100% satisfied with their services. These are two more great reasons why they are Saskatoon’s Most Trusted Plumbing Company! Don’t just take our word for it... Perfection currently has over 2,000 local reviews!!! Now that’s truly saying something!

Thank you for TRUSTING us, Shane and Angela and your team, and thank you for providing 10 years of AMAZING service. They continue to be one of the best plumbing and drain cleaning shops in Saskatoon and area and have always upheld our 5 TRUSTED GUARANTEES of service for their 10 YEARS as Trusted Saskatoon Partners. 

Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Trusted Saskatoon Plumbers For A DECADE!


When the Trusted Saskatoon team gives a business the 'Thumbs Up' it really means something!! So continue to use and recommend TrustedSaskatoon.com to FIND GREAT LOCAL BUSINESSES YOU CAN TRUST like Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning!


Trusted Saskatoon was founded on the principle that great local businesses deserve the promotion. We know they are out there, we have found many already, and we work hard to find more. Please help us by nominating your favourite Saskatoon businesses here.

Decora Homes a Trusted Saskatoon Custom Home Builder and Renovation Company For Over 10 Years

TRUSTED SASKATOON RECOGNIZES OUR 10 YEAR TRUSTED SASKATOON PARTNERS!

In this series of articles, we are shining a spotlight on the businesses that have been with us since we launched in 2011. We want to thank them for TRUSTING our team, and we are recognizing each of them individually for providing 10 years of OUTSTANDING service to the public of Saskatoon and surrounding areas! In this article, we celebrate and recognize Ricky and Rhonda Iula, and Dustin Grenier of Decora Homes, a Trusted Saskatoon Custom Home Builder and Renovation Specialist.


We are pleased to celebrate Decora Homes who have been a TRUSTED Saskatoon partner for over 10 years!

It was back in 2006 that Ricky and Rhonda Iula were at a point in their careers where they wanted a change, to start a business where they could be their own boss, something where they could help others, and make a positive difference in the building industry in Saskatoon. Since then, Rhonda and Ricky and their team at Decora Homes have specialized in building exceptional homes and top-quality renovations to meet clients' exact requirements. They had no idea that their vision and mission would have taken off and been so successful. So successful and busy in fact that about 5 years later they partnered with Dustin Grenier who was himself a successful homebuilder. What started as a team of two has now grown to a team of seven, each with their own roles and duties, that help this well-oiled machine build a quality product with customer satisfaction in mind. Rhonda runs the day-to-day and can usually be found meeting with clients and helping them envision their dream or buried in paperwork at home or the office. Ricky is most likely to be found on the job site taking care of the build or renovation project making sure nothing everything runs smoothly. Dustin as well keeps a close eye on every project and is a partner that is more comfortable behind the scenes and taking good care of their projects. At the office, they have dedicated designers and decorators to make sure all the finishing touches are taken care of from start to finish.

At Decora Homes, they believe in keeping their customers up to date during their build or renovation and that is why they have incorporated a 24/7 online program in which the client can log in and view the schedule, photos, list of products chosen, and approve/change orders at their convenience. Decora Homes sources products and fixtures from all over the world and provides their professional and dedicated team of full-time staff to assist you in planning your dream and picking out those finishing products during the construction, along with a full-time service representative for you to contact after you have taken possession of your new home. This is their post-build concierge service, making sure you receive exactly what you had dreamed of and envisioned. 

Over the last 14 years, Decora has completed many amazing projects around Saskatoon and the area. One custom home they are most proud of is in Greenbryre Estates where they have built many unique homes. This gorgeous home had a truly unique design, with its copper roof and unique custom floor plan. The clients brought their wish list and Decora was able to turn their wish and dream into reality, as It turned out to be a fantastic family home. Although the Decora Homes team is best known for building custom homes for clients, they have really seen an increase in the renovation side of the business, both residential and commercial. This also keeps them very busy all year long.

" Ricky, Rhonda and the Decora team are integrity-driven, and they are some of the kindest people I have ever met. Their commitment to quality and innovation is obvious to all that work with them and their projects are amongst the most impressive I have ever seen! Decora is an asset to our community and I am proud to promote them." - Sara Wheelwright- Trusted Founder   

In speaking with Rhonda, she and Ricky and their team are most proud of the amazing support they’ve had from the citizens of Saskatoon and everyone in the building community. The opportunity to design and build a few of the latest Hospital Home Lottery homes, which have had amazing reviews from the public, has been a blessing and a great way to give back. As well, they are so humbled that they’ve been fortunate to have partnered with Haven Kids’ House for many years, and have not only done extensive renovations for them along with an outdoor playground but continually support them every year as their charity of choice. Decora Homes have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthy causes over the years through charity golf tournaments, donations, or giving of their time and building expertise.

All the hard work and dedication by the team at Decora Homes has definitely not gone unnoticed. They are proud to be recognized by their peers, by the building community, and the citizens of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and beyond. Over the years they have won numerous awards, probably too many to count. From multiple SABEX Awards, Home Builder of the Year Awards, Interior Decorating Awards, Marketing Awards, and so on. But, in talking to Rhonda, the biggest award is the relationships and friendships they have gained over the years. Their clients have become lifelong friends, like family, and what better award is there than that!

Thank you for TRUSTING us, Ricky, Rhonda, Dustin, and your team, and thank you for providing 10 years of OUTSTANDING service to the citizens of Saskatoon! In the last 10 years, they continue to be one of the finest home builders and renovators in Saskatchewan and have always upheld our 5 TRUSTED GUARANTEES of service for their 10 YEARS as Trusted Saskatoon Partners.

Decora Homes Trusted Saskatoon Custom Home Builders and Renovation Professional For Over A Decade!


When the Trusted Saskatoon team gives a business the 'Thumbs Up' it really means something!! So continue to use and recommend TrustedSaskatoon.com to FIND GREAT LOCAL BUSINESSES YOU CAN TRUST like Decora Homes Ltd.


Trusted Saskatoon was founded on the principle that great local businesses deserve the promotion. We know they are out there, we have found many already, and we work hard to find more. Please help us by nominating your favourite Saskatoon businesses here.

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