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How Hackers Target Canadians

 The 2011 Microsoft Security Intelligence Report outlines some key findings for anyone using a computer. 99 per cent of all attacks in the first 6 months of 2011 were from malware that was distributed using old and familiar techniques, such as social engineering and unpatched vulnerabilities. By definition an unpatched vulnerability is not a new security…

Posted in Computer security, IT Security, Microsoft, PCIT blog

VIPRE #1 – Again

A recent review of all consumer based antivirus solutions found GFI’s Vipre Antivirus once again as the best performing product compared to other antivirus solutions available.  Winner of the 2011 Editor’s Choice Award from www.pcantivirusreviews.com Vipre competed against other well known suppliers such as Norton, McAfee, AVG, BitDefender and Kapersky. The reviews were based on several categories which include…

Posted in Antivirus software, Computer security, IT Security, Network security, PCIT blog

The End of the Line for Windows XP

As 2012 comes closer so does the deadline of Microsoft discontinuing support for one of it’s most popular products ever.  The product is Windows XP and the deadline is 2014.  At that time Microsoft will stop issuing support to partners or subscribers.  This may also mean no more security updates and it will certainly mean…

Posted in Asset Management, Computer Hardware, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, operating system, PCIT blog, Windows 7, Windows XP

Wasting Money On Technology

IT expenses in an organizations budget can sometimes float to two extremes.  At times it can be reduced to the point where operations can no longer be efficient.  Other times it can be an overbloated expense that borders on the outrageous.  Because the costs related to technology are constantly changing and the delivery of support and equipment costs are…

Posted in Business, Business/Finance, IT Careers, IT Support, Microsoft, Network IT Services, Network Management, PCIT blog, Technology

Why I’m Not Buying an iPad

‘…or a Blackberry Playbook, Samsung Galaxy, ThinkPad Tablet or any other Android based tablet.’ I thought I wanted an iPad.  The idea of a device that could turn on quickly, store a lot of books and be able to do other things like browse the internet seemed like a great idea.  For $600 it wasn’t…

Posted in Amazon Kindle, E-book, Mobility, PCIT blog, tablet device

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