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Two-Factor Authentication

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an authentication process in which a device user is granted access only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence (factors) in authentication. Two-factor authentication (2FA), also known as two-step (2-step) verification, is a type of multi-factor authentication.   Two-factor authentication is a method of confirming a user’s claimed identity […]

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Hard Drive Encryption

If you’re using a computer or a detachable USB, the chances are high you have sensitive data on these devices.  Your personal finances are often on your desktop at home, your laptop at work may have confidential business information or, for James Bond, you have may have a thumb drive with government secrets stored on […]

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Supporting Senior Care With Technology

The Canadian population is ageing: by 2031, one in four people in B.C. will be over the age of 65.  That translates to more than 1.3 million people. Care homes need to start positioning themselves now to handle the significant increase in the clientele by investing in infrastructure that will allow them to meet the […]

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Email Signature Solutions

In our previous blog post, The End of Emails, we discussed how technology has evolved to more collaborative self-organizing forms of communication. However, the reality is emails are here to stay, at least in terms of external corporate communication. Each day, the average office employee receives 121 emails and sends 40. In 2018 there were […]

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What Is Cloud Computing?

What Is Cloud Computing? By: Matt Dryfhout and Scott Hewer Cloud computing has become an area of interest for both large and small businesses over the past few years. Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local […]

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Phishing Attacks

Globally, the threat from cyber attacks is increasing both in number and intensity. According to McKinsey & Company research, billions of data sets are breached annually, and each year hackers create roughly 120 million new variants of malware. Even with the growing awareness among businesses, they are frequently unprepared for the sophistication and ferocity of […]

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Digital Transformation Talent, A Case of Demand Exceeding Supply

Scout Team

According to Bloomberg, the demand for software talent is increasing rapidly in Canada. As of 2017, Toronto was the fastest-growing market for tech-jobs in the world, creating more jobs than San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington. Increasingly competitive packages are being offered to software engineers in the current market, which has had a negative effect on […]

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Digital Transformation

Digital technology is radically changing the power balance between customers and companies. Customers gain the power of information and choice: digital technology dramatically improves the economics of the business. There are four actionable rules and principles that can help managers and leaders to transform their business. The first rule is to deliver effective, easy and […]

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3CX Platinum Status

We’re excited to announce that Scout Tech Guides has just received platinum status (the highest level possible) with 3CX – our go-to VoIP phone system partner. The benefits of achieving a Platinum level partnership, such as Scout has achieved, include access to better technical tools, more favourable listings, multiple licenses and other technological tools ensure […]

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How are you doing with your new years resolutions?

Most New Years resolutions are rooted in the desire to make constructive changes that deliver some benefit. However, as many of us know, New Year’s resolutions rarely make it past February.  To help keep you focused on creating a beneficial change, Scout has compiled a list of four things that you and your organization can […]

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