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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.

 


 






Contact Burnt Orange today for more information or to take advantage of your FREE initial consultation. View them on Facebook here. They are your Burnt Orange Solutions are Trusted Saskatoon IT Experts!



Trusted Saskatoon Brags About Express Employment, Your Trusted Saskatoon Employment Agency

The Trusted Saskatoon directory team are thrilled to brag about our newest partner in the Saskatoon Legal / Professional Services category,  Express Employment Saskatoon, Your Trusted Saskatoon Employment Agency. They have a variety of jobs available, full-time, part-time, and temporary positions are available. Although locally owned, Express is one of the leading staffing agencies in North America, Express provides employment services and workforce solutions to employers throughout our community. Business decisions come down to time and money, and your locally owned Saskatoon Express Employment Professionals office can save you both.

Trusted Saskatoon Employment Agency Express Employment



The Trusted Saskatoon team are extremely confident that Express Employment can provide the best staffing opportunities in Saskatoon. The owner of Express Employment Saskatoon, Hanif Hemani, has a vision  to help as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people. 

Committed to being Trusted in Saskatoon 

Express Employment Professionals Saskatoon is committed to becoming the most respected and trusted staffing solution company in Saskatoon. They offer service to both job seekers and employers, connecting employers with the qualified staff they need! They are a locally focused business with a commitment to the Saskatoon and area business community. 


What do their clients say?

As part of the unique Trusted Directories verification process, our team calls up to 25 client references as surveys them, the feedback about Hanif and the team was nothing short of excellent. This wasn't a surprise to our team, as we have been a client ourselves at Trusted, hear what our owner Sara Wheelwright had to say.  


"Working with Hanif and the team at Express Employment Saskatoon has been great from day one! They really make the process uncomplicated and listened carefully to our unique needs. We have had several temps in to help us in busy times and found them all to be a great fit! In addition, we are impressed by the strong community focus and their commitment to adding value and sharing their expertise with their clients " 


Read more of the words from clients we surveyed recently below.


"We recently changed to the scope of our services and Express Employment really stepped up and helped us out. they have great customer service and went above and beyond helping us find the right candidates. They were easy to work with reliable and just a stand-up company we will work with them again."  Simon of Delta Construction Group Saskatoon


"Express Employment have a great eye for detail, we had a wonderful experience with them it was truly a 'one and done' situation with the perfect employee being found right away. Hanif has great follow up and the customer's service we experienced was fantastic"  Derek, Earlys Farm & Garden Center, Saskatoon


"Express Employment is a great community-minded business that helps out at a lot of local charities including united way. I feel Hanif and the Express employment team are a 10/10 for customer service and they are friendly and easy to talk to which is great when you are explaining what you are looking for in a candidate." Mega Group Inc. Saskatoon


You can read more glowing client testimonials and see all they offer by checking  out Express Employment listing in the Saskatoon Legal / Professional Services 


Express Employment Saskatoon Is Your Trusted Saskatoon Employment Agency

 

Trusted Saskatoon IT Experts Burnt Orange Solutions Explain The Benefits Of Managed Networks

Our Saskatoon IT Tips are from the Trusted professionals at Burnt Orange Solutions.  We promise to have a one-hour response time for all your Saskatoon IT support needs. Honesty and respect are important to us. In our latest  IT Expert tip Article, Gareth McKee, owner of Burnt Orange Solutions shares tips on protecting your business information by having managed networks.

The Benefits of Managed Networks For Saskatoon Businesses

With rapid advances in IBenefits of managed networksT technology, every business owner feels the pressure to not only keep up but also innovate. Managed network services mean that by outsourcing one of the key functions of your organization or local companies IT structure you can access the expertise necessary to keep your IT systems not only running but to future-proof and innovate.

Burnt Orange Solutions is a Saskatoon IT provider and w e can ensure that your business is using the latest technologies and equipment and advise you on what you need to do to keep it moving forward. This ensures you stay competitive and that your systems are functioning at their optimal level. This means SMBs can stay competitive with larger companies by having access to the same resources that larger enterprises may be able to have in-house.

Managed Networks Reduce Costs.

Managing costs are a major factor in any business and managed networks can help as they can reduce costs in a variety of ways.

Circuit board cables SaskatoonSpeed: You don’t need a permanent IT team on-site, but when you do need help, you can get it fast from Burnt Orange Solutions.

Savings: You save on wages and specialist IT space. Managed network services allow you to pay only for what you use. We offer a fixed monthly fee which means it’s easy to budget for your services and an all-inclusive price means you get the support you need.

Efficiencies: You can also reduce infrastructure costs by streaming multiple services over a single connection, saving staff on remote connections extra expense.


Save On Power And Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Centralizing your key systems in a data centre and using virtual platforms for applications means your team can access the network wherever they are working from, on-site or off-site. This mean everyone who needs to can access what they need to whether its’ apps or data storage. You can save on power and reduce environmental impact.

You can upgrade security systems across the company easily and quickly and monitor your whole network to pick up any issues quickly 24 hours a day.

Getting your network managed from Burnt Orange Solutions means we will monitor your systems, continuously suggesting improvements and implementing them quickly and cost-effectively.

With cloud servers and backup business continuity is assured, even if your main office is lost, the business can carry on.

The qualified network security experts at Burnt Orange are better able to provide security expertise than many in-house teams, with up-to-date knowledge of not only the latest security systems but also what threats businesses face today.


We hope this article gave you some insight into the benefits of managed networks. If you want to ensure your business IT security, contact the Trusted Saskatoon IT professionals at Burnt Orange Solutions and they can take IT worries off your plate.

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Burnt Orange Solutions are Trusted Saskatoon IT Experts

Meet Nelson owner of Choice Payment Solutions your Trusted Saskatoon Payment Solution Provider

Choice Payment Solutions are your Trusted Saskatoon payment solution provider. In his latest Choice business tip, Nelson Crowder, the owner, explains what Choice Payment Solutions is, what they do to help small local businesses in Saskatoon and are and how it came to be. 


History of Nelson and Choice Payment Solutions


Established in April of 2016, Choice Payment Solutions are owned and operated by local entrepreneur Nelson Crowder. While the company is only a few years old, the history of Nelson's involvement in point of sale payments began in 2005 when a friend was visiting Saskatoon from Halifax. They worked for UNPS, which is now called First Data. Over the course of a meal and a couple of beers, they discussed electronic payments and POS systems. Things went well and shortly after Nelson accepted a Regional Account Manager position with the company. Nelson was unfamiliar with sales but had strong customer service skills from his previous role as an IT Technician. This experience proved to be helpful when managing and building customer relationships.


 

There were many changes in the POS (Point of Sale) industry between February 2005 and starting his own company in 2016. The cost of accepting payments drastically changed over this time along with major advances in the technology. Terminals were ( and still are ) constantly changing and upgrading, as was the speed of payments. It's an exciting time to be in business! 


Nelson and Choice Payments Solutions primarily conducts business in the Saskatchewan however, they do have clients across Canada. They go to market through various local partners including the Greater Saskatoon Chamber Of Commerce and they have technology partners that provide cutting edge solutions to clients.


Commitment to Community


Nelson is committed to the community and can be seen supporting many non- profits and business events. Most recently Choice Payment Solutions provided sponsorship of the Care For Kids by Wiegers Alice In Funderland  Comedy Cabaret  a 2019 event that raised over $500,000.00 in 1 evening for the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital 


“Launching YOUR business is OUR business.” 


Out of the office, Nelson enjoys spending time with his two children Emma & Jackson. They enjoy fishing, snowmobiling and travelling for adventures with family and friends. 


Now you know a little bit about the history of Choice Payment Solutions!








To further discuss solutions that Nelson and his team have to offer please contact them at  www.ignitechoicepayments.comThey are ready when you are... they are not going anywhere. If you are interested in learning more about Choice and what they do, contact Nelson, conversations are free. You have many options when it comes to card acceptance. They want to be your LOCAL CHOICE! 


If you already accept credit cards, take advantage of a complimentary statement analysis to find out how Choice Payment Solutions compare to your current provider.

Choice Payment Solutions are your Trusted Saskatoon Payment Solution Providers! 

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Treeternity your Trusted Saskatoon Memorial Forest shares Rob Wurzers Story

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. 

LET A TREE TELL YOUR STORY...

Treeternity is your Trusted Saskatoon Memorial Forest and in this article, they share a personal story. A Time to Remember'

 Rob Wurzer's Story by Maureen Haddock

As long as I live, I will think of Rob Wurzer every November. Rob, our friend and business partner, passed away on November 4, 2016. We held his public memorial on what would have been his 58th birthday. He was born on November 11, 1958.

The summer of 2016 will, forever, be Rob’s summer. As his health declined, my husband, who was Rob’s executor, spent many hours at the hospital discussing the business, the estate, and more personal concerns. I spent time with his wife talking about life, death, and remembering. Somehow, during this time, I heard about a magical, memorial forest, just west of Saskatoon. This forest, still in its infancy, is the vision of Mia Hollinger. When we suggested to Rob that his memorial place be in a forest, he immediately liked the idea. Rob also loved the idea that Treeternity was a new business endeavour, like TVTruck, the company we shared with Rob. He was able to vividly imagine the forest, as it might look in the future.


Treeternity is a place to remember people, pets, accomplishments, and occasions. You can even plant a family tree, adding additional plaques, as the family expands. People love to visit green spaces, and each tree in the memorial park is surrounded by protected land.  You can visit the Treeternity website to watch a video illustrating how this memorial forest might look in its maturity. The site also provides a way to reach Mia Hollinger, owner and developer of the memorial forest. Mia’s blog, also on her website, covers sensitive issues and offers helpful suggestions on many topics. While in the process of planning Rob’s memorial tribute, I called Mia for more information about Treeternity. Mia made it possible for Rob’s friends and family to make a donation to Rob’s memorial tree, in lieu of flowers. She provided a site map, and we were able to select a plot with meaningful coordinates. We decided Rob’s oak tree would be planted in plot 11 of row 58, reflecting his birth date of 11,11,1958. Of course, we had to wait until spring to actually plant his tree.  

Rob’s tree was about five feet tall when we planted it in June of 2017, and Burr Oaks grow about a foot a year. I plan to have a photo taken beside Rob’s tree each year since it was approximately my height when we planted it. With luck, it will be as tall as my husband, Gord, by the summer of 2018. We personalized a 9” by 5” plaque with a favourite quote. Mia was available to help us with every question and decision. I wondered what might happen if something unforeseen occurred to the business. Mia assured me that Treeternity has an agreement with the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation to donate the land as wildlife conservation, so memorial trees will be enjoyed by future generations.

On the day of the planting, we kept the group small, knowing we had already celebrated with a public ceremony. Initially, Rob’s wife held the tree as each of us placed some dirt around the roots. She sprinkled some of Rob’s ashes there, too. We talked and took photos, and, as we walked away, we were given a certified keepsake certificate. I still remember Rob laughing at the idea of being a tree, symbolically, of course. I love the idea of sitting in the gazebo at Treeternity, some summer in the future, talking to my husband about our time with Rob and remembering the summer of 2016. It’s a quiet, beautiful, young park, and I intend to watch it grow old.

My mother-in-law, at 97, loves the poem Trees. I imagine you have guessed what I am thinking. Since Treeternity is a place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and other milestones, I think we could give her a tree for her 98th birthday. After all, Treeternity is a happy place.

Trees

By Joyce Kilmer

I think that I shall never see

A poem as lovely as a tree. 

A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed 

Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast. 

A tree that looks at God all day 

And lifts her leafy arms to pray 

A tree that may in summer wear

A nest of robins in her hair

Upon whose bosom snow has lain

Who intimately lives with rain

Poems are made by fools like me  

But only God can make a tree. 


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Each tree has its own story so there are countless reasons why planting a tree might be something you want to do. You can also offer it as a unique gift for someone you love, they are the perfect example of something that gives more than once.

Check out the website and contact Mia to get the process started today. 

Treeternity is your Trusted Saskatoon Memorial Forest.


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