• Lenovo ThinkPad X1 vs. Dell Latitude E7440

    Whether you are an outwardly mobile account manager, a busy executive hopping meeting to meeting, or a busy consultant, you may find that a tablet offers great convenience but doesn’t have the guts for the heavy lifting you sometimes need while on the go, and often turn to a mobile workstation for. You’re not alone. […]

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  • Falling In Love With Vancouver And Nucleus

    My adventure started 5 months ago… After finishing university with a Bachelor in Business and Management and my Diploma in Event and Tourism Management, I was curious to explore a new country and to gain international experience. I travelled to Canada without knowing neither what to expect nor how my internship is going to work […]

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  • BCAMA – How To Stand Out From The Crowd

    Guest post by Madeleine, our Marketing Coordinator here at Nucleus: Yesterday, I attended one of the well-known evening speaker series of BCAMA. The topic of the evening was: “How to stand out from the crowd”. Five very successful marketers were invited to share their career path – from their beginnings to the present. After years of experience, […]

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  • Are you still using Windows XP?

    If you haven’t heard, Windows XP is officially dead as of today! In a recent CBC article they highlight what the end of Windows XP means to users around the world that are still running this legacy Operating System. Today Microsoft stops releasing security patches, a lot of businesses are at risk. Windows XP will not […]

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  • Retire Windows XP

    With under 1-month before Windows XP is officially dead (as in no more security updates will be released), there are still a lot of organizations running Microsoft’s legacy Operating System. In a recent article on CIO.com the headline says it all: If You Haven’t Retired Windows XP and Haven’t Been Fired Yet, Get Busy There […]

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  • Windows Admin Rights

    A recent study analyzed the vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows for all of 2013. What the study found was that 92% of those vulnerabilities could be eliminated by removing administrative rights for users. According to an analysis by privilege management firm Avecto, eliminating admin rights can also remove 96% of critical vulnerabilities affecting Windows OS, 91% […]

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  • Leadership Experience

    A lot of people ask us “what sets you apart from the competition” which is a great question to ask as you need to be aware of your x-factors when competing for new business. Without giving away too much of our secret-sauce, one of the key things that makes Nucleus special is the core of […]

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  • Which box are you in?

    Given the seemingly infinite and still expanding list of sync products from Google, DropBox, Microsoft and others, if you are anything like me, you probably have a few of them loaded up. Some people have their photos automatically upload to DropBox or Skydrive. Some have their contacts sync’d to their work email server or iCloud. […]

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  • Severity Level: What is it?

    Another word we toss around is the word ‘Severity.’  This is second nature to us and to our techs, and we sometimes forget that it has a very specific meaning to IT organizations. We rank all incidents (something is broken, I need Nucleus to fix it) tickets by severity so that we know what order […]

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  • May I budge in line?

    If you are anything like me, then this has probably happened to you: Monday on the way home from work, I realized it was my wife’s birthday and, like a dunce, I forgot to buy her anything. She let me know quite a few times that I didn’t need to get her anything this year, […]

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  • Why you shouldn't build an IT department

    As a small business owner, you need to be focused on your core business and not IT. Being in the Managed IT Services business and having the word ‘outsourced’ associated with our services, I get asked this question a lot; why don’t I just hire an IT person? On the surface, you may think this […]

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  • Dr. Samsung or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the phone

    My cell phone is the enormous Samsung Note 2, and I wish it were bigger. Why? Because I don’t use my phone as a phone. I maybe make 2-3 calls on it per day and that’s usually over Bluetooth in my car while I’m driving. The rest of the time, it’s my tablet that I […]

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