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The True Cost of a Poorly Maintained Network


There are some losses that are nearly impossible to calculate. It’s very hard to put a price tag on things like diminished productivity and lost time, but you know they have a major impact on your bottom line. As a direct result of technological failures due to a poorly maintained network, businesses of all sizes encounter these losses every day. No one is exempt from system crashes, network outages and other computer problems.

In an effort to quantify these losses, many businesses turn to industry statistics, but statistics can only give you an average – and no business is average.

Still, no one can deny the fact that such an interruption can cost a considerable amount of money. It doesn’t matter whether the outage is caused by a server crash, hardware failure or some other outside force. If your business has ever come to a screeching halt because of failed technology, you understand this fact all too well.

 Need further convincing? Take a look at these statistics:

  • 93% of companies that lost their data center to a disaster for at least 10 days filed for bankruptcy within one year. 50% of businesses that found themselves without data management for this same time period […]
By |April 27th, 2017|Helpful Advice, Logical Talk|0 Comments

Top 10 Signs You Hired the Wrong IT Consultant


Secrets to Finding a Great IT Consultant – Part One

Perhaps you’ve already outsourced your IT to a consultant or IT company but now you’re having doubts as to if they are qualified. The most common problem business owners encounter when searching for competent computer consultants is also part of the reason they need to outsource this work: A lack of in-depth knowledge of the industry. Interviewing someone when you don’t understand the job leaves you vulnerable to dishonest or incompetent technicians. It’s kind of like going to a new auto mechanic when you don’t know the first thing about cars. Does your car really need that expensive repair, or is the mechanic taking advantage of your obvious confusion?

Even if you’re not being blatantly ripped off, how do you know the right part got replaced? What if the mechanic – or computer repair technician in this case – is incompetent? If you don’t know anything about the service, your only recourse is to say thank you for a job “well done” and write a cheque. If there’s a problem, you’re likely to find out about it after the cheque clears.
Fortunately, you don’t have […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Helpful Advice, Logical Talk|0 Comments

Andre wins Markham Board of Trade’s ASPIRE Award

ASPIRE Award Recipients

MARKHAM, April 19, 2013 – Markham Board of Trade’s Young Professionals Committee celebrated their first anniversary by presenting the inaugural ASPIRE Awards.

Nominees for the ASPIRE (Achieving Social and Professional Ideals, Reaching Excellence) Awards must demonstrate business success, community involvement and be a role model and inspiration to others.

The recipients are:

Andre Vittorio, President, Idealogical Systems Inc.

Jason Cottrell, Founder and Director, Myplanet Digital

Riyaz Datoo, Principal, Crystallize It Inc.

“I’d like to congratulate all the nominees and salute the ASPIRE Award recipients”, said Bill Hutton, Young Professionals Committee Chair. “Our judges were challenged by the number of talented, successful, entrepreneurial candidates for these inaugural awards.”

The Young Professionals Committee was established to help cultivate Markham’s young professionals and inspire the next generation of business leaders.

The Board of Trade has been Markham’s premier business association for over 30 years. It represents 800 members, from large corporations to small business owners. The Board of Trade enhances the success of its members by offering exclusive programs and services to assist them in realizing their goals. It supports the business community at large by advocating on issues critical to the economic vitality and quality of life within […]