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The Surveillance Cameras that Are Going to Protect Your Business, No Matter When or Where

The Surveillance Cameras that Are Going to Protect Your Business, No Matter When or Where
In my last post, I talked about the rise in crime that's occurred in the last little while in Grande Prairie and the surrounding areas. Whether it's the holiday season that's prompted the wave of break ins at local businesses, or an unfortunate new trend, companies that don't have quality surveillance systems in place are vulnerable. As I mentioned, we at IT Horizons install surveillance cameras from Ubiquiti Networks, in addition to the many other information technology services we provide. Today, I'd like to give you a sneak peek at some of the awesome features that the UniFi Video Camera Pro has to offer. UniFi Video Camera Pro Highlights: Crystal Clear Footage: The downside of lower quality surveillance cameras is that the footage they provide may not be clear enough to make out faces or other details that are crucial to catching the culprits, should there be a break in....
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How Microsoft Office 365 Will Revolutionize the Way You Work

How Microsoft Office 365 Will Revolutionize the Way You Work
In today's world, there are so many different ways companies can utilize technology to improve the way they do business. By using various technological systems to facilitate workflow and enhance productivity, the up-front investment you make is recouped quickly. Office 365 for Business, the Ultimate Cloud Solution More and more businesses of all sizes and from every sector are turning to the cloud. With the right cloud solution, you and your employees can securely store, access and use the information that's vital to your business operations, right over the internet. Microsoft Office 365 is the new business standard for companies that want more flexibility, to cut costly inefficiencies and are ready to grow their businesses. These are some of the many things Office 365 for business has to offer: Access to Microsoft Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook The freedom and flexibility to work in the office or...
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More than Just IT Support, We're the Boots on the Ground Your Calgary-Based IT Department Needs at Remote Oil Field Operations

More than Just IT Support, We're the Boots on the Ground Your Calgary-Based IT Department Needs at Remote Oil Field Operations
Not every company can have their technological needs satisfied by an online IT support help desk. In fact, there are many companies with remotely located operations that wouldn't benefit from the style of service where, when something breaks down, you call to talk to a trouble-shooting geek sitting at a desk, hundreds of kilometres away. For all the oilfield operations with remote worksites scattered throughout northern Alberta and British Columbia, we at IT Horizons offer a new twist on information technology services - onsite field support. Onsite Field Support, at a Glance At IT Horizons, we aren't just tech experts who can help design and implement the best network security, cloud solution or other system for an office in the city, we're rough, tough and ready to tackle any challenge in the field, too! All of our technicians have worked in the oil fields at one time or another, and...
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Building a New Home or Office? IT Horizons Satisfies a Variety of Cabling & Installation Needs

Building a New Home or Office? IT Horizons Satisfies a Variety of Cabling & Installation Needs
When many people think of IT companies, they envision a group of geeks holed up in a basement somewhere far away, answering phone calls from stressed business owners with downed networks and security breaches. While this might be true of some IT companies, IT Horizons seeks to offer clients a different kind of experience, something a little more touchy feely, with outstanding support and services that are tailored to clients' technological needs. So, because it's construction season in these parts, it seems fitting to talk a bit about one of the truly hands-on services we provide for those building new homes and commercial spaces - cabling and physical installations. When you work with an IT consultant to design the tech set-up for your space, challenges posed by physical environments and unique needs can be overcome efficiently and cost-effectively. Whether they need us to install security systems, power management systems like...
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