Friday, 20 December 2013

HP ProLiant Firmware protection to take effect in late January 2014

As an ongoing efforts to limit unauthorized access to their intellectual capital, HP will implement measures to protect the access to designated firmware associated with their ProLiant product family.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Friday, 8 November 2013

Older PCs Reduce Productivity and Raise Maintenance Costs, Study Says

According to a recent multi-country study commissioned by Intel, on average, small business workers lose more than one work week per year due to old PCs.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Audcomp Hosted Technology Showcase 2013

Audcomp hosted Technology Showcase 2013 that was held on October 9, 2013 at McMaster University. The event was a success, thanks to the support from our participating vendor sponsors and attendees.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Audcomp Wins Silver CDN Channel Elite Award for Best Service Organization

Audcomp is pleased to announce that it won the CDN Channel Elite Silver Award for Best Service Organization. The award was presented to Audcomp’s Director of Services – Steve Kelly – on September 11, 2013 at the CDN Channel Elite Award Gala event in Toronto.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Technology Showcase at McMaster University

This fall, Audcomp is hosting a TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE event at McMaster University, where businesses will gather to explore the latest technology products and business solutions from leading technology manufacturers.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Happy Retirement XP

It is party time at Microsoft. Shortly after the world entered the 21st century, Microsoft launched Windows XP. Now, it is time for its retirement party. Take a look at the Happy Retirement XP infographics from Microsoft below.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Audcomp- Finalist in 5 Categories for the CDN Channel Elite Awards 2013

Audcomp has been selected a finalist for the CDN Channel Elite Awards 2013 in 5 Categories. Every year, the Canadian Dealer News (CDN) Channel Elite Awards recognize IT Solution Providers for their innovation, leadership and commitment in creating value for their customers, and their achievements in improved revenues, improved efficiency and outstanding customer service.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Audcomp Referral Program

Audcomp has recently launched a referral program for its service offerings. Through the program, Customers that are currently utilising Audcomp services can refer their clients, suppliers and other business associates to Audcomp services. When their referral signs up for at least one Audcomp service contract, Audcomp will credit their account for up to one month free service.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Audcomp hired from YWCA Bridging to ICT Program

On July 3, 2013 at Mohawk College, the YWCA Hamilton’s Bridging to Employment program held its first graduation ceremony, honouring internationally trained professionals for completing the programs.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Windows 8.1 pre-release version available

Windows 8.1- the free update for Windows 8- is available for preview. The update is expected to solve some of the controversial challenges around Windows 8. Earlier this week, Gartner has given Windows 8.1 a thumbs up advising businesses to consider to deploy it for all devices.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Security less of an issue in Cloud Computing

Last February, during an event ‘Cloud Demystified’, we have had the chance to talk to some business owners and managers what their concerns are about the ‘cloud’. While the number one issue that most businesses are concerned about is security, many are also concerned about where their data will be stored in the Cloud.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Cyber security survival tips for businesses

Almost 70% of finance, airline, telecom, utilities and aerospace and defence industries in Canada experienced some kind of cyber-attacks within a year, according to a survey by the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance. iPolitics. ca reports that the cost of these attacks is estimated to be more than $5.3 million.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Audcomp turns 27

This month Audcomp marks its 27th year in business. Founded by Gary Sohal, in 1986, Audcomp is Hamilton’s largest information technology company operating throughout Southwestern Ontario.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Top reasons why Office 365 makes business sense

Hailed as the ‘best productivity suite’ by tech experts, Office 365 is recognized for its outstanding collaboration features, clean interface and updatability.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Which business tablet is right for you?

Just a while ago when iPad was the only tablet available on the market, businesses were reluctant to embrace tablets for business use. Today with several business-ready tablets and convertibles available on the market, that is changing. IDC predicts that tablet sales will be 117.1 million in 2013 and will grow to 261.4 million by 2015.

End of support for Gen4 Dell SonicWALL Firewalls

On July 1, 2013, Dell SonicWALL will transition its Gen4 firewall (and older) appliances to End of Support (EOS). When these products reach EOS, they will no longer be eligible to receive technical support, software or firmware updates or hardware replacements (RMA).

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Tablets for Business: Staff Picks

The Post-PC mobile era is here. Mobile computing is changing how we run our day-to-day live in our personal and work lives. Your customers are dominantly using mobile devices these days demanding flexible services that transcend time and space limitations. Your employees are demanding to be able to communicate and work from anywhere at any time.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

The Latest in Commercial Computing Solutions from HP

Want to see the latest in commercial computing solutions from HP via presentations and interactive product demonstrations? Come to the HP Elite Event in Ancaster  where you can see how reliability truly meets breakthrough design.

From 'Mobile First' to 'Mobile Only'

If you haven’t been thinking about Conusmerization of IT, you are for sure late in the game. The explosion of ‘mobile adoption’ is no longer a territory for the consumer world.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Data Security- Riskiest Employee Practices

Your employees are the greatest assets for your organization. When it comes to data security, however, they could also be the weakest links. For that matter, the largest number of data breaches don’t happen because of cyber-attacks as we would normally guess.

Monday, 25 March 2013

BYOD gaining momentum among Canadian SMBs

The Canadian Mobility landscape is rapidly evolving as SMBs increasingly embrace mobile technologies. Organizations are embracing productivity enhancing mobile applications and wireless network solutions – all aimed at supporting an increasing array of mobile device deployments.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

When was your IT policy updated?

Just a few years back, when ‘work’ mostly meant working in an office using a desktop, IT policy wasn’t very complicated. In today’s workplace where users are working from virtually anywhere anytime, things are different. BYOD or the consumerization of IT is challenging IT managers, but at the same time creating an agile workforce that gets more done.

Friday, 15 March 2013

VMware Announced End of Availability for Three Products

VMware has announced the end of availability (EOA) for VMware products: Horizon Application Manager, View Enterprise Bundle/Add-on, and ThinApp Client/Suite. No further orders as standalone products will be accepted after the EOA date.

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Audcomp Hosted Cloud Demystified Conference

Cloud Demystified Conference, hosted by Audcomp, was a success in spite of the weather condition that made morning commute difficult. Held on February 27, 2013 at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club, the event was attended by several small and medium-sized organizations from both the private and the public sector.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

HP's new line of PCs with Windows 8

In the wake of Windows 8 release, we are seeing impressive new lineup of both consumer and business PCs. Let's introduce you with some of our favourites from HP.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Office 365 Home Premium is Released

On January 29, 2013, Microsoft announced the release of Office 365 Home Premium, which is a cloud service designed for home users.

Monday, 28 January 2013

How to protect yourself from Malicious Software

Over the past few months I have noticed an increase in malicious software via e-mails, websites, pop-ups and other various networked media. With the ever changing tricks that hackers deploy to scam users, protecting yourself from these threats gets trickier as well. Simple things that you thought were harmless like clicking on a link with in an e-mail, on a pop-up or within a website, could download malware and put your computer in danger. This calls for your alert attention whenever you are working, surfing or just checking your e-mail.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Audcomp Event- Cloud Demystified

Audcomp is hosting a business IT event that will focus on the benefits of cloud for SMBs. Most SMBs share IT business challenges including: soaring IT costs, mobility restrictions, limited growth capacity, limited flexibility, technology obsolescence, limited IT skills. At the event, named Cloud Demystified, we will be addressing how SMBs can leverage cloud solutions to face these business challenges.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Storage 101

So what are the differences between the various storage systems available? We hear about all kinds of offering but the basic requirements for users are DAS, NAS or SAN.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Windows 8 for the Work Environment

The Windows 8 environment features a significant change from its preceding OS platforms. Its touch capability and 'metro' interface that are geared towards mobile users might appear intimidating to business people who are not always excited about drastic changes. If you are among those looking for reasons how Windows 8 might improve your window's experience at work, some of the following features that are highlighted at PCworld might help you make the right decision.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Audcomp is hiring- IT Account Executive

Audcomp is looking for an experienced extroverted sales professional to join our team to expand our clients’ current and future needs. We want sales experts who can act as a trusted advisor and provide the knowledge, passion and service that clients expect and need to run their businesses. IT sales experience is a must.

Friday, 4 January 2013

2013 in Canadian Tech industry- 10 predictions.

RIM might make a big come back in 2013, according to IDC's (International Data Corporation) predictions. As The Star reports, the Blackberry 10 OS, which will be released this month, will help RIM to reclaim its position in the Canadian market. What will 2013 bring for the rest of the Canadian Tech industry? Here are IDC's top 10 tech predications as reported by The Star.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Face-to-face Computing with SUR40

In today's world, be it in the business or in the public sector, collaboration is a huge workplace component. Great things happen where shared ideas and openness are promoted. In the past few years, we have seen some leaps of growth in technology that is enabling this environment. In this post, I will talk about a multi-user computing product that takes collaboration into the next level- Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft® PixelSense™

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Shortage of skilled Canadian IT workers to reach 100,000 by 2016 – Will Impact Cloud Computing

According to a recent report released by IBM, the Information Technology industry in Canada will be more than 100,000 workers short, affecting as much as 60% of all business. The IBM 2012 Technology Trends Report indicates that, of organizations surveyed, only 10% have the IT skills needed in emerging technology areas, one being Cloud Computing.