Category Archives: Mobile

5 Great Reasons to Follow Alt-Tech on Your Business Social Media

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Are you following Alt-Tech on your business social media? If not, you’re missing out! Alt-Tech’s social media is the perfect place to find all kinds of information about cybersecurity and your IT service provider. You can get bite-sized tech tips, information for upcoming events, and more. What’s not to love? Want to know more? In […]

3 Simple Ways to Help Protect Your Business from Online Scams

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Cyberattacks can happen anytime and on any device. At the Digital Risk Summit 2022, leading cybersecurity researchers at Group-IB found that in 2021 over half of all cybercrime were scams. As a business owner, you cannot control how your employees use their personal computers and mobile devices when they’re not at work.  What you can […]

Practical Tips to Avoid Phone and Chat Scams

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When we mention online scams, most people automatically picture themselves sitting at their computer or laptop, falling for a fraudulent email or phishing scheme. Maybe they imagine opening an infected attachment or accidentally downloading malware from the internet. While it’s true that these types of cyber incidents are common, there are other methods hackers exploit […]

The Top 3 Cyber Security Risks for Mobile Devices and How to Avoid Them

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How much time do you spend on your mobile device? A recent study shows that Albertans spend an average of ten hours a day looking at a screen. The category screen includes computers, laptops, TVs, cell phones, and other mobile devices. Between work and play, the majority of our day involves being online in some […]

How to Prevent Malware from Infecting Your Mobile Device

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In 2017, a malware attack dubbed “The Joker” was found hiding in dozens of apps in the Google Play store, affecting thousands of Android users who unknowingly downloaded and installed the virus onto their devices. The virus then copied personal account and banking information. It secretly used that data to sign users up for other, […]

Tech Accessibility in the Workplace

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Nowadays, the majority of small businesses in Canada rely on technology for their day-to-day operations. But when this technology isn’t accessible, it creates barriers for Canadians with disabilities. With over 6.2 million Canadians living with a disability, accessibility is more important than ever – but what can we do to make tech more accessible in […]

7 Apps to Create a Stronger Virtual Team Environment

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Managing a team in a physical environment is a challenge in and of itself. When you manage a virtualized team, that can be even tougher. Maintaining strong communication, collaboration, and a sense of culture is something you have to actively focus your efforts on when your team isn’t sharing donuts at the weekly staff meeting […]

How to Create a BYOD Policy for Employees Working from Home

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Bring your own devices (BYOD) has been a growing movement in businesses in the past few years. According to some sources, 74% of organizations are using or planning on using a BYOD policy.  During the coronavirus pandemic, this stat has raised significantly as people move to their home offices to work. Well-planned BYOD policies can […]