Jacky Tai and Brittany Dedrick at IT Real Simple, take pride in offering clients new technology while providing technical support whenever it is needed. They truly are the experts when it comes to information technology services! The Mission is to provide customized technological support in a timely and professional manner, within your budget. Their team of shared expertise, means they are your number one Calgary IT department. IT Real Simple is a Trusted Calgary IT Specialist and in their latest Trusted Calgary Tip they share helpful information on protecting your business from ransomware attack.
Let’s start with the how.
There are many different ways Ransomware can affect your business. The most common way is having ports open to your network for Remote Desktop or website servers onsite. There are many secure ways to still accomplish having these things, however, many businesses do not have the extra security in place.Remote access is something that is becoming more and more needed in our world. We want to be able to work from anywhere, especially as a business owner. There are many secure applications out there to pay for like logmein and screen connect. You can also have a secure SSL VPN implemented to go along with your open ports for an added layer of protection.
Is Anti-Virus Enough Protection From Ransomware?
Having one security measure in place like anti-virus is not enough anymore. We need layers of security starting with a firewall. Your firewall should have anti-virus protection, content filtering and intrusion detection and prevention.
Next you should have secure, encrypted, offsite backups running automatically. Proper password management such as password expirations and complex password requirements is also very important. Along with anti-virus, this is how you protect your business.
Speak with us any day about how to ensure your business is protected from Ransomware attacks.
The Trusted Calgary team and community is pleased to welcome Kim Nguyen as our first Trusted Calgary Mortgage Specialist. Choosing a mortgage broker in Calgary takes patience, research and sometimes a lot of good luck which is why we are proud to have Kim on the Trusted Calgary team to allow new potential clients to validate and verify her while saving time and stress searching online for the perfect mortgage associate.
joins the Trusted Calgary Community as a highly recommended Calgary mortgage specialist with award-winning recognitions in the following Mortgage Alliance categories:
- Elite Club 2017 & 2018 (Top 10% of Mortgage Alliance Professionals)
- #1 Team 2017 & 2018
- Presidents Club 2018 (Top 3% of Mortgage Alliance Professionals)
Kim is very proficient in everything she does related to work and life and continues to grow, learn and adapt to the continuous changes and challenges that society and business throws her way. If you are looking for a mortgage specialist who is thorough and detailed in every step of the process then you have found the right professional to help you maximize your mortgage approval and finance goals. And the best part about Kim? She is passionate and enjoys what she does and has fun while doing great work!
"Kim has been both personable and knowledgeable while working on my mortgage. Time is of the essence in real estate and Kim has always been available to answer any questions. I would definitely recommend her services to anyone!" -Carol L.
Are you looking to get pre-qualified? Kim can help with that and all mortgage services. She loves working with first time home buyers, newcomers to Calgary ( and Canada ) and she is extremely knowledgeable and savvy when it comes to finding the best rates and options for your specific needs. With over 10 years in the banking industry, you can feel confident that Kim will have the knowledge and skills for your immediate and future home financing needs. She will work for you while making the mortgage process as convenient and transparent as possible.
Kim Nguyen is a team member of Mortgage Alliance and operates under the Vine Group company who provides mortgage services across Canada.
If you are a real estate agent or a current or potential new homeowner looking for some mortgage support and advice, make sure to give Kim Nguyen a call for all your future Calgary real estate/property inquiries and needs.
"Together we will be able to find a mortgage that works for you and your family." Kim
The decision to purchase your home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and will also be one of your largest investments. Done right, it can also be one of the most exciting and fulfilling times in your life! When you work with Chas Zemluk at CIR Realty, you are getting a dedicated real estate professional looking out for your best interest. Check out her latest real estate article where she shares her perspective on "Getting The Job Done" and what it actually takes to become a customer service specialist and a strategic professional in the Real Estate Industry. Chas Zemluk Real Estate - CIR Realty is a Trusted Calgary REALTOR®
Being "Trusted" comes with major responsibilities as a business owner and Chas elaborates on a couple of really strong aspects of what it takes to become more than just your everyday real estate agent.
To “Get The Job Done” means different things to different people in my opinion.
I have come across professionals who go through their day to day doing the minimum to get through their workday & get paid – their job is done. Then there are professionals who go over and beyond for the people around them and more often – their clients, to do more than what is expected – and for some, that simply equates to a smile, a bounce in their step, time & attention! But a “strategic professional” will get the job done in more ways than just providing great customer service!
In any profession, there are always ways to do better, be better and think outside the box, learning & growing in all ways- Always. Those who seek that out, are usually the ones who are greatly rewarded. Let’s be honest – anyone can go out and show homes – but being a customer service specialist AND strategic professional takes knowledge, experience, personality, passion and a desire to learn! Hire someone who embodies both and you’ve got yourself a slam dunk, grand slam, touchdown, goal!!!!
In Real Estate – every deal is extraordinary and it’s what REALTORS® who are passionate thrive off of! Personally, I absolutely love the negotiation process and strategies associated with marketing my clients' properties. I’m always looking for different angles, options & strategies to provide the most value for my clients – and every deal is different so I am always seeking new unique strategies. Communication, Diligence & Integrity are some pretty important key components to consider when deciding who to hire for any service! Don’t let your emotions get in the way of your gut feelings – especially with one of the biggest assets (and possible losses) of your life (but we will save that topic for another post). Ask questions, work together on expectations & truly feel it – in your gut – that your Calgary REALTOR® is working for YOU with remarkable customer service & strategies that prove just that!
Reach out to Chas Zemluk today for all your Calgary real estate inquiries and read client reviews here: Chas Zemluk is a Trusted Calgary Real Estate Professional!
The Trusted Calgary team has implemented a key technological partner to our growing Trusted community with the most recent addition of IT Real Simple Consulting & Support a Trusted Calgary IT Provider.
Jacky Tai and Brittany Dedrick built a Calgary IT business based around two concepts, "Real Solutions, Real Simple" because that's what people want. IT issues can be confusing and frustrating and most people want things fixed within seconds of a problem occurring. IT Real Simple are passionate about the continuous growth in technology and are always excited about the next big thing. Understanding that the world relies so much on technology is an understatement. This is where they saw an opportunity to help businesses grow and advance further.
Information technology can be challenging if you're not a technical expert. But don't worry, your frustrations have been heard and your stress levels have been acknowledged as IT Real Simple is here to fix those bugs, cure those viruses and equip your business with the tools needed to run smoothly even during those crazy busy workdays!
IT Real Simple provides a great support team that will bring your business to the next level.
"With the emergence of smart home technology, I had a lot of questions and difficulties in executing what I wanted. A lot of it I tried to learn off YouTube but alas it was too much. Jacky was very patient in listening to my ideas and offered solutions where he could help and suggestions to where he could not. Working with this company has been a breeze and would definitely recommend them to anyone struggling with the intricacies of technology!" Henry Yu, Calgary
If you're looking for a Trusted Calgary IT provider in your area please give the IT Real Simple Team a call!
The Trusted Calgary team is pleased to welcome and brag about Hillberg & Berk a Trusted Calgary Jeweller bringing sparkle to Cowtown!
Hillberg & Berk
Meet Rachel Mielke, owner/founder of Hillberg & Berk. She is the epitome of an empowered woman entrepreneur. The company now has retail locations in Saskatchewan and Alberta, wholesale stores across Canada, and an online store serving customers globally. A successful pitch on CBC’s Dragon’s Den helped Rachel grow her business.
The Fairy Tale Unfolded on our TV Screens
In 2008, Rachel participated in CBC’s Dragons’ Den
and secured a partnership with business mogul, philanthropist and Calgarian resident, W. Brett Wilson. Through hard work, perseverance, team building and community support, she has transformed a one-woman, kitchen-table-based jewellery-making operation into a multi-million dollar company that employs over 150 people.
Rachel and her team have created a collection of jewellery that continues to leave a lasting impression across the City of Calgary and beyond. Not only does Hillberg & Berk
inspire the fashion industry, but they also inspire the empowerment in women and being strong and brave in every aspect of life. Celebrities wearing her designs include Carrie Underwood, Sarah McLachlan, Michelle Obama, Barbara Walters and Celine Dione. Even the Queen has been photographed wearing H&B designs. She owns two brooches, which were presented to her by Saskatchewan’s lieutenant-governor, Vaughn Solomon Schofield.
Rachel Mielke is a business owner who follows her heart and portrays her passion and creativity in every piece of jewellery she designs.
Hillberg & Berk
strongly support local charities and continuously give back to the communities they operate in. This is another reason to visit their two locations in Calgary or shop online from wherever you are in the world!
"I love the versatility and quality of Hillberg & Berk jewellery! Over the years, I’ve built a bit of a collection that is my go-to for every day, every occasion and every event. At work or a night out on the town, dress up or dress down, my H&B sparkle makes me feel pulled together! Rachel’s mission to empower women is such an inspiration and you feel it buzz through her employees. Always such a warm and pleasant experience in her stores!" Amanda Fisher, Calgary