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Why You Should Teach Your Non-Tech Mom to Go Online

14 days ago No comments

Here’s exactly why you should teach your non-tech mom to go online.

Don't roll your eyes, it can be done! You know that person in your life that has absolutely NO IDEA how to use technology? Like I’m talking, serious issues turning up the volume on the TV? Yes, well 8 years ago, that was my mom. You would never guess, going by all the ‘Words with Friends’ requests I now get from her daily.

Nintendo Through the Years

3 months ago No comments

If you haven’t already heard, Nintendo just launched their brand new gaming console the Nintendo Switch today! This is set to be one of their most innovative consoles yet. Since we’re super excited for the Switch, we thought it’d be fun to take a look back at Nintendo through the years and reflect on some of their most epic releases.

Fundamentals of Microsoft Open Licensing - Is it right for your organization?

3 months ago No comments

One question we get a lot: What is Microsoft Open Licensing? Is it right for me?

Microsoft Open Licensing is ideal for organizations with between 2-250 computers. It provides a simple way to manage your Microsoft Product Licenses. There are many advantages to acquiring Microsoft Software through Open Licensing. This brief overview can help you determine if it is the right option for your organization. For more comprehensive information, please see the links below.

ITFactory sponsors the Candiac Jaguars!

3 months ago No comments

Canada loves Hockey – and so do we. We also love getting involved with our local community, and what better way to do that than the very awesome combination of kids and sports? That is why we're proud to announce that we are sponsoring the Candiac Jaguars this hockey season!

5 Unique Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day

4 months ago No comments

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you haven’t decided on a gift yet, check out some unique ideas below that are sure to impress anyone!

La mauvaise orthographe, une faute de goût mais certainement pas une faute de choix

4 months ago No comments

Nous connaissons tous l’importance que revêt la bonne pratique du français pour l’image que l’on renvoie aux autres dans sa vie quotidienne, c’est une vitrine. Un peu comme un magasin, vos interlocuteurs vous jugeront au premier coup d’œil. Ceci est valable à l’oral où il agit comme un marqueur social, ou bien à l’écrit où il peut décrédibiliser dans le monde professionnel, souvent impitoyable.

Comment faire pour maîtriser son marketing personnel à travers une orthographe sans erreur, un mode « zéro faute » existe-t-il? Comment appliquer pour une job et ne pas se fermer de porte dès la première étape de sélection? Garder en tête aussi que pour certains au Québec, le français n’est pas la langue maternelle, les difficultés sont encore plus marquées à l’écrit et peuvent entraîner des frustrations ou des complications politiques (voici la liste des organismes de la langue français au Québec).

3 Tips for Staying Healthy at Work

4 months ago No comments

A New Year means a fresh start and opportunity to create some new goals for yourself. For many, this means a recommitment to improving your health in one way or another. If you’re working behind a desk all day for most of the week, it’s often times pretty hard to find ways to incorporate some physical activity in your day.

Not only can working at your desk all day become a little boring and tiresome, for some it can actually become quite painful. Coupled with the fact that most of us may not have the best posture to begin with, sitting too long can strain your neck, back and just doesn’t do anything great for your body.

Here are our 3 tips to start the New Year off on the right foot (pun intended!). Incorporate these tips into your office life and we promise you’ll begin to feel better at work while getting that extra boost of activity you need to jump start your health.

4 Free Apps That Will Increase Your Mobile Security

6 months ago No comments

As the number of tasks and activities we choose to do on our devices increases, mobile security becomes a more important concern every day. A few months ago we posted a blog questioning if antivirus for your smartphones and tablets is really necessary. While it may not be as much of a requirement as it is for your computers, a byte of prevention is always worth the possible headache of having your device infected.

Antivirus and security apps do a lot more than just protect your device from viruses. They help secure your mobile transactions, protect you from phishing e-mails, rogue apps and can also remotely track, lock or wipe your device if it is ever stolen.

There’s a bunch of these apps out there so here’s a round-up of 4 free antivirus/security apps for iOS and Android that you can download on your devices right now!

4 Software You Need for Your Mac

7 months ago No comments

While Mac computers already come with a great catalog of built-in programs, there is always software out there that can make your system work even better!

Keep reading for a list of 4 types of software you can purchase for your Mac to increase its overall efficiency, security and accessibility.

3 Ways to Back Up Your Files

7 months ago No comments

Losing your important files is the ultimate nightmare. If you’ve suffered through it before, you’re definitely already aware of the importance of keeping a backup. Although digital files do not deteriorate like physical documents and photos, their one major downside is that they can be gone in an instant due to failed hard drives or attacks on your system.

So while our digital files are not subject to the wear and tear or passage of time, we should still take caution and keep multiple copies to ensure we have access to them for as long as we need.

There are lots of backup options out there, so in this week’s blog we break down 3 solid choices for backing up your digital files that will allow you ease of mind and permanent accessibility.

Check out the itfactory.ca blog for electronic and software buying guides, tips and more!

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Why You Should Teach Your Non-Tech Mom to Go Online

14 days ago No comments

Here’s exactly why you should teach your non-tech mom to go online.

Don't roll your eyes, it can be done! You know that person in your life that has absolutely NO IDEA how to use technology? Like I’m talking, serious issues turning up the volume on the TV? Yes, well 8 years ago, that was my mom. You would never guess, going by all the ‘Words with Friends’ requests I now get from her daily.

Nintendo Through the Years

3 months ago No comments

If you haven’t already heard, Nintendo just launched their brand new gaming console the Nintendo Switch today! This is set to be one of their most innovative consoles yet. Since we’re super excited for the Switch, we thought it’d be fun to take a look back at Nintendo through the years and reflect on some of their most epic releases.

Fundamentals of Microsoft Open Licensing - Is it right for your organization?

3 months ago No comments

One question we get a lot: What is Microsoft Open Licensing? Is it right for me?

Microsoft Open Licensing is ideal for organizations with between 2-250 computers. It provides a simple way to manage your Microsoft Product Licenses. There are many advantages to acquiring Microsoft Software through Open Licensing. This brief overview can help you determine if it is the right option for your organization. For more comprehensive information, please see the links below.

ITFactory sponsors the Candiac Jaguars!

3 months ago No comments

Canada loves Hockey – and so do we. We also love getting involved with our local community, and what better way to do that than the very awesome combination of kids and sports? That is why we're proud to announce that we are sponsoring the Candiac Jaguars this hockey season!

5 Unique Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day

4 months ago No comments

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you haven’t decided on a gift yet, check out some unique ideas below that are sure to impress anyone!

La mauvaise orthographe, une faute de goût mais certainement pas une faute de choix

4 months ago No comments

Nous connaissons tous l’importance que revêt la bonne pratique du français pour l’image que l’on renvoie aux autres dans sa vie quotidienne, c’est une vitrine. Un peu comme un magasin, vos interlocuteurs vous jugeront au premier coup d’œil. Ceci est valable à l’oral où il agit comme un marqueur social, ou bien à l’écrit où il peut décrédibiliser dans le monde professionnel, souvent impitoyable.

Comment faire pour maîtriser son marketing personnel à travers une orthographe sans erreur, un mode « zéro faute » existe-t-il? Comment appliquer pour une job et ne pas se fermer de porte dès la première étape de sélection? Garder en tête aussi que pour certains au Québec, le français n’est pas la langue maternelle, les difficultés sont encore plus marquées à l’écrit et peuvent entraîner des frustrations ou des complications politiques (voici la liste des organismes de la langue français au Québec).

3 Tips for Staying Healthy at Work

4 months ago No comments

A New Year means a fresh start and opportunity to create some new goals for yourself. For many, this means a recommitment to improving your health in one way or another. If you’re working behind a desk all day for most of the week, it’s often times pretty hard to find ways to incorporate some physical activity in your day.

Not only can working at your desk all day become a little boring and tiresome, for some it can actually become quite painful. Coupled with the fact that most of us may not have the best posture to begin with, sitting too long can strain your neck, back and just doesn’t do anything great for your body.

Here are our 3 tips to start the New Year off on the right foot (pun intended!). Incorporate these tips into your office life and we promise you’ll begin to feel better at work while getting that extra boost of activity you need to jump start your health.

4 Free Apps That Will Increase Your Mobile Security

6 months ago No comments

As the number of tasks and activities we choose to do on our devices increases, mobile security becomes a more important concern every day. A few months ago we posted a blog questioning if antivirus for your smartphones and tablets is really necessary. While it may not be as much of a requirement as it is for your computers, a byte of prevention is always worth the possible headache of having your device infected.

Antivirus and security apps do a lot more than just protect your device from viruses. They help secure your mobile transactions, protect you from phishing e-mails, rogue apps and can also remotely track, lock or wipe your device if it is ever stolen.

There’s a bunch of these apps out there so here’s a round-up of 4 free antivirus/security apps for iOS and Android that you can download on your devices right now!

4 Software You Need for Your Mac

7 months ago No comments

While Mac computers already come with a great catalog of built-in programs, there is always software out there that can make your system work even better!

Keep reading for a list of 4 types of software you can purchase for your Mac to increase its overall efficiency, security and accessibility.

3 Ways to Back Up Your Files

7 months ago No comments

Losing your important files is the ultimate nightmare. If you’ve suffered through it before, you’re definitely already aware of the importance of keeping a backup. Although digital files do not deteriorate like physical documents and photos, their one major downside is that they can be gone in an instant due to failed hard drives or attacks on your system.

So while our digital files are not subject to the wear and tear or passage of time, we should still take caution and keep multiple copies to ensure we have access to them for as long as we need.

There are lots of backup options out there, so in this week’s blog we break down 3 solid choices for backing up your digital files that will allow you ease of mind and permanent accessibility.