Database Maintenance Tips

Peter Technology

Sage and Abenaki products are both examples of databases that do require regular maintenance after they are installed or upgraded. One important part of database management is backup.  Your databases should be backed up frequently (daily) and a copy of the backup be stored off-site. Another key aspect of database management is database size.  Databases can grow and contain and …

5 Tips for Network Security

Peter Technology

Network security is one of the most important aspects of your organization’s day to day operations. Imagine the worst case scenario: someone mistakenly opens an email attachment from an untrusted source, and, before you know it, your entire network is compromised, essential applications, and even your data, are all inaccessible or corrupted. What do you do? Well, if you’ve been …

IT Emergency Planning

Peter Technology

Sometimes the worst can happen when you least expect it. Fire, flood, or emergency community evacuations can put your organization under extreme pressure with little to no time to prepare. Your valuable data can also come under risk from something as seemingly simple as downloading corrupt install files that can infect your system with a virus. Or, perhaps you’re at …

How often should I backup my data?

Michelle Poirier Technology

We are asked this question often, and recommend a daily backup of critical data.  These backups should be tested and also kept off-site in case of disaster. While Incremental backups may be alright for some of your data files, this type of backup has never been supported by Sage (Accpac).  Sage backups should be performed using a daily DBDUMP , …

Windows 10 – Is it OK to Update my Computer?

Michelle Poirier Technology

Many of you may be receiving prompts and message on your computers, instructing you to download and/or install Microsoft Windows 10. Although we are really excited about this new Operating System, we are suggesting that you do not upgrade to Windows 10 on any of your Business computers if you have one or more of the following applications on your …

Last Chance for Sudbury Early Bird Rates!

Amy Young Abenaki News, Sage 300 ERP, Staff Education, Technology, Training

Wow, hard to believe we are almost through for first week of August already! I wanted to remind everyone of the custom courses we have coming up in Sudbury, ON this September. We have extended our Early Bird rate that saves you $100 off registration fees, but only until August 12th so don’t miss out and register today! We are offering: Case …

Purchasing New Staff Computers

Peter Technology

We’ve been in this business a long time, and one thing we’ve come to learn is that every computer inevitably becomes outdated and obsolete. Purchasing a new computer for yourself can be a daunting task in and of itself, but when you’re in charge of purchasing computers for your entire staff it can be downright frightening. Nobody wants to go down in …

Housing & Inspection Management on Your iPad

Peter Abenaki News, Housing Inventory Management System, Technology

In recent years, housing in First Nations communities has been at the forefront of countless news pieces from coast to coast. Unfortunately, much of this coverage has been negative. Overcrowding, inadequate access to clean drinking water, dilapidated structures… the list goes on and on. While part of this problem lies in the logistics of living in remote areas and lack …