6 key takeaways on Google+

It’s been weeks since Google+ has launched and there has been numerous articles on various tech blogs. By now, you most likely have received a Google+ invitation. In this post, we’re doing the heavy lifting, so that you don’t have to spend hours figuring out the latest beta Google project:                      After testing this new tool within our team, we’re sharing our first take on this latest online buzz with the following 6 key components: 1. Circles To make Google+ work for you, the first thing on your list should be to find your friends (or invite them first), then add them to ...
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How to Find the Best Firewall Option for Business

How do you protect yourself and your business online? This is an integral question that you need to set before, during and after your deployment goes online. In looking at options for Linux, CSF (ConfigServer Firewall) is our preferred option as it provides proven security and a more friendly interface through cPanel which for a lot of web hosting users is an ideal mix.  CSF at its core is an SPI iptables firewall, otherwise known as a Stateful Firewall, and is a highly scalable solution that is comprehensive, straight-forward and very flexible to configure.   Here is a link to the feat...
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SAS70 and What it Means To You

Since we (www.canadianwebhosting.com) completed our recent SAS70 Type II and CICA 5970 audits, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about what it means and why these types of audits are important to a business and their operations. To understand the full benefits, it’s important to understand why the audit process was created. SAS70 stands for for the “State on Auditing Standards No. 70”. This audit standard was created to identify organizations that are willing to hold themselves to higher standard of commitment and to provide transparency of their “controls” and processes that a compa...
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Microsoft Launches Office 365

Last Tuesday, Microsoft launched Office 365, their newest cloud service now available in 40 markets. By using this new tool, you'll have access to any of your documents, emails, calendars, contacts and more as it brings together Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft Lync Online. As a small or midsize enterprise, you can benefit from being connected to any of your documents in real time thanks to their cloud service. This tool will help increase and enhance your own productivity along with your employees. Collaborating on projects will be easi...
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When is the Best Time to Tweet for Small Businesses?

In the Twitterverse, conversations happen around the clock, however, there are certain aspects to consider when tweeting. With limited time on their hands, it's important for small businesses to understand the best times to tweet throughout the day in order to maximize their social interaction with their audiences. Here are three key components to consider: 1.     Location & time zones Where are your customers located? The time zones that they are in will affect the times that you should be online listening to their conversations, engaging with customers and/or replying to questions...
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