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Prominent executives from the IT industry

Intel Canada leader transforms along with the market

Intel Canada leader transforms along with the market

By Paolo Del Nibletto If you ask Denis Gaudreault, the Country Manager of Intel Canada, to describe the chip-making giant, you might be surprised at his answer. Since Intel gained mainstream notoriety with its "Intel Inside" marketing campaign in 1989, the company has...

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Ingram Micro Canada: How to be Proactive in a Pandemic

Ingram Micro Canada: How to be Proactive in a Pandemic

 By Paolo Del Nibletto  For Bill Brandel, the country chief executive of Ingram Micro Canada, acting fast to help the many thousands of channel partners that rely on Ingram Micro Canada for its supply of IT solutions became the priority for the long-time distribution...

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Veeam Canada Leader Takes on New Challenges

Veeam Canada Leader Takes on New Challenges

By Paolo Del Nibletto As a young adult, Ryan Narinesingh enjoyed taking things apart and figuring out how they worked. Building computer systems for small to medium-size businesses is how he got his start in the Canadian IT industry. It is this yearning to know and...

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Jolera Partner Interview Series: Insight Canada

Jolera Partner Interview Series: Insight Canada

By Paolo Del Nibletto John Dathan, the senior vice president and general manager of Insight Canada, admitted that as the COVID-19 outbreak was occurring in China, he didn’t fathom at the time it would lead to a global lockdown and the rise of the remote worker. But as...

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Business Continuity

Keeping companies intact and safe

3 Ways AI Prevents Phishing Attacks

3 Ways AI Prevents Phishing Attacks

Phishing remains one of the top threats to organizations. According to Proofpoint’s 2019 State of the Phish report, 83% of organizations experienced phishing attacks. While most inboxes come with basic protection like spam filters, it's often not enough. A 2019 Global...

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5 Steps for an Effective Disaster Recovery Plan

5 Steps for an Effective Disaster Recovery Plan

A disaster can hit your organization at any time, causing disruptions and even downtime to your business. According to research from Spiceworks, 27 percent of organizations that experienced one or more outages in the last 12 months reported loss of business revenue as...

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Security Threats

Phishing, ransomware, IoT attacks

Threats of the Week – March 30, 2020

Threats of the Week – March 30, 2020

Tekya Malware A new malware family has been discovered operating in 56 Google Play applications, which have collectively been downloaded nearly one million times around the world. Dubbed "Tekya," the malware aims to commit mobile ad fraud by imitating user actions to...

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Threats of the Week – March 23, 2020

Threats of the Week – March 23, 2020

Cookiethief Malware Researchers have found two Android malware modifications. When combined, they aim to secure root rights on a target device and transfer cookies from the browser and Facebook app to a command-and-control (C2) server. Researchers have not determined...

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Threats of the Week – March 16, 2020

Threats of the Week – March 16, 2020

Mozart Malware Mozart sets up a direct line of communication between an infected client and its server. It does this by hardcoding a DNS server IP address to which an infected client resolves, thus bypassing central DNS servers, policy rules, and monitoring. The...

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Threats of the Week – March 9, 2020

Threats of the Week – March 9, 2020

LeifAccess Malware A new malware family called LeifAccess or Shopper is taking advantage of the accessibility features in Android to create accounts, download apps, and post reviews. LeifAccess, "is a broad campaign [and] is using alternate methods to achieve...

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Threats of the Week – March 2, 2020

Threats of the Week – March 2, 2020

Raccoon Malware Raccoon is generally delivered through phishing campaigns and exploit kits. Fraudulent emails sent to would-be victims contain Microsoft Office document attachments with malicious macros, whereas the exploit kits are usually hosted on websites. Victims...

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Threats of the Week – February 24, 2020

Threats of the Week – February 24, 2020

Parallax RAT A remote access Trojan named Parallax is being widely distributed through malicious spam campaigns that when installed allow attackers to gain full control over an infected system. Being offered for as low as $65 a month, attackers have started to heavily...

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Threats of the Week – February 19, 2020

Threats of the Week – February 19, 2020

Emotet Trojan A newly uncovered Emotet malware sample has the ability to spread to insecure Wi-Fi networks that are located nearby to an infected device. If the malware can spread to these nearby Wi-Fi networks, it then attempts to infect devices connected to them — a...

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Threats of the Week – February 10, 2020

Threats of the Week – February 10, 2020

Metamorfo Trojan A trojan malware campaign is targeting online banking users around the world with the aim of stealing credit card information, finances and other personal details. Like many other hacking campaigns, Metamorfo begins with phishing emails that in this...

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Threats of the Week – February 3, 2020

Threats of the Week – February 3, 2020

CARROTBALL malware A new malware called CARROTBALL, used as a second-stage payload in targeted attacks, was distributed in phishing email attachments delivered to a U.S. government agency and non-US foreign nationals professionally affiliated with current activities...

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Jolera News

Press mentions, events and achievements

Best Mobile Solution – 2016

[bctt tweet="Jolera was awarded The Best Mobile Solution at the CDN Channel Elite Awards ceremony." username="jolera"]This award is given to an IT organization that in the year 2016 created the best mobile solution for their clients or channel partners. To win this...

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CDN Digital Edition – Coverpage

While I don’t want to break my arm patting myself on the back, the Oct/Nov 2015 issue of the CDN ( Computer Dealers News) has Alex Shan’s and my picture on the front cover. He’s the hairless one. I’m wearing a tie. The article on Page 12 revisits Jolera’s winning of...

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Royal Agricultural Winter Fair 2015

About a year ago The Canada Newswire reported that McLain Ward won the $34,000 Jolera International Jumper class by more than four seconds over his closest rival, Jessica Springsteen.  This jumper class is a feature of Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, the world's...

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CDN Solution Provider of the Year

Out of 42 finalist we are #1 The Khunaysir, Shan team has done it again. Competing against a field of 42 finalists, Jolera has been named the Computer Dealer News Channel Elite Solution Provider of the Year for 2015. Candidates ranged in size from IT giants claiming...

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Ingenious ICT Award Winners

The Academy Awards of the Information and Communication Technology  Industry were just announced by ITAC ( Information Technology Association Ingenious of Canada). https://itac.ca/blog/21-finalists-vying-for-2015-ingenious-awards/.  Ingenious Awards celebrate the use...

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IT News

The latest on cybersecurity, managed IT services and the as-a-service market

5 Reasons For Modernizing Data Protection Starting Today

5 Reasons For Modernizing Data Protection Starting Today

By Paolo Del Nibletto  Most channel partners are happy to put the 2020 year in the rearview mirror and concentrate on new money-making, customer-satisfying strategies for a post-pandemic world. As this group starts to claw their way back to what business was like...

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6 Reasons Why You Need a Security Assessment

6 Reasons Why You Need a Security Assessment

By Paolo Del Nibletto “You don't know what you don't know.” It sounds trite, but it’s true. You probably don’t realize that a dormant crypto-locker malware file is sitting quietly, undetected, on a computer or server. All it needs is the right moment or the right...

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Making Every Cybersecurity Dollar Count While Budgets Shrink

Making Every Cybersecurity Dollar Count While Budgets Shrink

Before the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, IT budgets were on the rise. According to a Spiceworks’ State of IT 2020 Report, IT budgets were rising as businesses began to replace outdated technology to the tune of 44 percent, up from 38 percent previously in...

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Creating a People-Centric Security Strategy

Creating a People-Centric Security Strategy

When it comes to remote working, who’s responsible for security? According to research from Capita, approximately 90 per cent of employees believe it’s their employer’s responsibility to ensure IT security when working remotely. While organizations must ensure they...

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How AI and SOC Protect Organizations

How AI and SOC Protect Organizations

Keeping up with the evolving threat landscape is difficult and organizations face several challenges such as the cyber skills shortage and managing the security tools in their infrastructure. The more security tools an organization implements, the more security alerts...

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3 Ways to Tackle Data Security Challenges

3 Ways to Tackle Data Security Challenges

Data has the power to transform organizations but managing and securing data presents many challenges for organizations. A data breach can have several consequences for an organization, such as regulatory fines and reputational damage. With the threat of a data breach...

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Improve Security by Knowing Your Cyber Threats

Improve Security by Knowing Your Cyber Threats

Security threats are targeting organizations daily. According to the Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2019, 61 per cent of organizations reported experiencing a cyber incident. While there are common security threats like phishing and malware that are targeting...

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Eliminate Gaps in Your Security Tech Stack

Eliminate Gaps in Your Security Tech Stack

According to research by Forrester, 55% of organizations use 20 or more tools for their security and operations. While it’s important to protect every aspect of your IT infrastructure, buying every security tool available isn’t always the best solution. Integrating...

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7 Firewall Capabilities That Enhance Network Security

7 Firewall Capabilities That Enhance Network Security

As the threat landscape continues to evolve, organizations must implement security technologies to protect their organization from threats like malware and DDoS attacks. According to the 2018 Cybersecurity Survey Report by the CIRA, 61 per cent of organizations...

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The Rise of Cyber-Attacks in 2021

The Rise of Cyber-Attacks in 2021

Ransomware attacks have been increasing globally over the years, and  thousands of companies around the world have been affected as a result. Ransomware attacks, also known as  Cyber-attacks, occur when a company’s online systems are hacked, taken over and locked...

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The Post-Pandemic Future of the Hybrid Workspace

The Post-Pandemic Future of the Hybrid Workspace

What it could mean for Canadian companies? It has been over a year now since a large number of Canadian knowledge workers – workers whose jobs involve handling or using information – started working from home. For some of us, it has been a dream come true – we have...

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5 Reasons For Modernizing Data Protection Starting Today

5 Reasons For Modernizing Data Protection Starting Today

By Paolo Del Nibletto  Most channel partners are happy to put the 2020 year in the rearview mirror and concentrate on new money-making, customer-satisfying strategies for a post-pandemic world. As this group starts to claw their way back to what business was like...

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Emerging European As-a-Service Market Growing Rapidly

Emerging European As-a-Service Market Growing Rapidly

By Paolo Del Nibletto  The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has put more focus on digital transformation and the as-a-service market not just in North America, but also in Europe. The Jolera Interview Series talked to one of the top leaders at Veeam Software in...

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The journey ahead is an as-a-service endeavour for businesses

The journey ahead is an as-a-service endeavour for businesses

By Paolo Del Nibletto Kevin Peesker has been at the helm of Microsoft Canada for three years now and, in that time, has spearheaded the subsidiary's transformation into an as-a-service power. He has also taken a significant number of channel partners along with him on...

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5 Predictions for the 2021 IT Marketplace

5 Predictions for the 2021 IT Marketplace

By Paolo Del Nibletto As the year 2020 gets kicked to the curb, and we usher in 2021, we collectively look into the crystal ball to figure out what may occur during this year in the IT industry. To do this, we talked with Diane Krakora, founder of Partner Path in...

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Jolera Renews its SOC 2 Type 2 Certification

Jolera Renews its SOC 2 Type 2 Certification

Toronto, December 9, 2020 — Jolera Inc., a leading multi-national IT service provider, announced that it has recently renewed its SOC 2 Type II certification for its controlled, secure and efficient operations. The certification further reinforces Jolera’s commitment...

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Partner Interview Series

Prominent executives from the IT industry

IT News

The latest on cybersecurity, managed IT services and the as-a-service market

Business Continuity

Keeping companies intact and safe