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We are IT Horizons - an IT company that strives to provide the ultimate solution for all your technology needs. We are blogging to help educate businesses in our community and keep them informed of current trends and opportunities.
Angie Saltman

It's Time to Stop Taking Chances with Your Business' Data

It's Time to Stop Taking Chances with Your Business' Data
While everyone affected by the Ashley Madison hack is still licking their wounds, I can't help but feel truly sorry for those who fell victim to the Android Stagefright debacle. While it's never nice to find out that an online provider you trusted with your personal information, not to mention your endeavours in adultery, have been released for all the world to see, Android users' data was hacked not because they did anything, but simply because they owned the smartphone. The Stagefright Hack at a Glance The hacker sent MMS messages with video and a malware code, and even those who didn't actually click and watch the video were still affected. Here's the kicker: the Hangouts app which automatically processes the video and images sent in MMS messages ensured that the hacker's malware code was ready to start wreaking havoc from the phone's Gallery. Once the message was sent, the...
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Alex Saltman

An Online Backup Solution from IT Horizons Provides Remote Work Sites with Data Protection & Freedom

An Online Backup Solution from IT Horizons Provides Remote Work Sites with Data Protection & Freedom
  Before 'the cloud,' companies with field operations struggled to find an efficient and effective solution for storing and updating their data. With company headquarters hundreds of kilometres away and work environments that weren't really conducive to external data storage systems, securely storing crucial business information was just downright impossible.   The evolution of cloud storage has forever changed the way that businesses can use and store data. In particular, oilfield companies and others in the heavy industrial sector are experiencing new found freedom and flexibility by using online backup solutions to store the information that's vital to their operations.   How You Will Benefit: Data Security: While physical data storage systems can become damaged or even stolen and often aren't practical for field locations, storing information in a data centre by way of the internet offers a much more secure solution. Flexibility: Whether you're using a PC or Mac,...
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IT Horizons Team

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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Angie Saltman

What Separates us from Other IT Companies? We're Willing & Ready to Listen!

What Separates us from Other IT Companies? We're Willing & Ready to Listen!
We think the term 'thoughtfully applied technology' is a pretty accurate way to describe our approach to every new IT project. While some IT companies offer pre-packaged IT solutions, we take the time to learn about the companies we're working with and their technological needs. Strategic IT planning is a fundamental pre-requisite for implementing technological systems that can and will have a positive influence on the way you do business. Strategic IT Planning with IT Horizons When you work with us, the discovery process is how and when we learn the ins and outs of your company. Taking the time to talk about and discuss the way you do business today and what your goals are for the future is the only way to design an IT strategy that will enhance work flow and minimize issues, all the while being the best possible solution for your company, both now and...
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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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