A Common Trait Between an Olympian and StopTheHacker: Prevention

The 2012 Olympics in London are in full swing and like other tech and business bloggers, we feel the urge to make an Olympics’ reference to make topics more relatable to our audience and current events. At the time of this post, Canadians are currently 25th in the medal count leaderboard – 0 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze. Go Canada go! (Why do we sound like Canucks fans? Sorry, we can't help ourselves.) How does an Olympian’s Training Relate to Web Hosting Online Prevention? If you happen to be an athlete, say a hockey player, you might already know that according to sports’ studies, athle...
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Six Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Business

Some of our community members are already business owners, and others might be thinking of starting their own business. We recently heard a local designer share her own personal story on how she got started with her own business and the discussion surrounded six main questions that you should ask yourself before jumping in. In this article, we're sharing her thought process and how it's helped her along the way, hoping that you'll find some takeaways yourself. Six Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Business 1. Why am I doing this? Have a good reason. In her case, providing a s...
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Could a Data Breach Happen to You?

Are you concerned that someone might steal your data and information or your customers?  What would the effect on your business be if your servers were breached and customers usernames and passwords were stolen? You might be shocked by this but a recent survey by The Hartford finds that up to 85 percent of small business owners believe a data breach is unlikely. More importantly, many online business’ are not implementing simple security measures to help protect their customers or employee data.  First, let’s take a look at business owners surveyed as it relates to their adoption of some ke...
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Canadian Web Hosting Maintenance Updates: July 23-31, 2012

Our next round of routine maintenances are for our Vancouver facility, and below are three upcoming updates to be aware of: Scheduled Electrical Maintenance: July 23-31 The window is: Monday, July 23rd, to Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 from 07:00 AM PST to 16:00 PM PST daily. This maintenance is required for a replacement of a bypass breaker. This service is non service impacting. Scheduled Network Maintenance: July 24 The window is: Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 from 00:01 PST to 01:00 PST. This maintenance is necessary to migrate the fiber cable that we are using between our aggregate swit...
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Canadian Web Hosting Expands VMware Private Cloud Infrastructure and CA Cloud Services

New Canadian Web Hosting Cloud Capability with VMware Brings Together Industry Leader in Canadian Hosting and IT Services with Highly Redundant Virtual Private Cloud Infrastructure Vancouver, BC, July 17, 2012 Canadian Web Hosting has announced an upgrade to their CA Private Cloud utilizing VMware today. The new enterprise-class private cloud service combines technologies from a range of industry leading security and hardware providers like Juniper and Dell with virtualization leader VMware to provide the most reliable and secure hosted Private Cloud solution in the market today. Custome...
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