COVID-19 Resources

Access current COVID-19 business resources including helpful links, guides, IT advice and more.

Updated 05-07-2020

We've put together some things we think might help your business during this unprecedented time.

The content of this page will be updated as new information and updates become available.

Get Microsoft Teams for Free

In response to the increased need for employees to work from home, Microsoft has released a 6-month free trial of its Office 365 E1 license, including Teams! Contact us to get set up now.

Security Links

Canadian Government’s Cyber Hygiene for COVID-19
The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security has seen an increase in reports of malicious actors using the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) in phishing campaigns and malware scams. Learn about them here.

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, watch out for associated scams. Fraudsters want to profit from consumers’ fears, uncertainties and misinformation. Fraudsters are exploiting the crisis to facilitate fraud and cyber crime.

Emerging Scams Training Video
Watch the video to learn about recent and common scams surrounding COVID-19.

Cybersecurity Tips for your Home Office
Follow these tips from the Toronto Sun to learn how to protect your home from cybersecurity attacks. 

Working From Home Securely
Review our tips to see how you can connect to your organization remotely and safely.

Detecting Scammers Checklist
Use this guide to learn how to identify scammers from Spoofed Emails.

Funding Tools

If you’re not sure what funding you need in order to ensure you have the right technology, contact us and we’ll help you determine your needs.

BDC
Small Business Loan
$100k, apply online, low interest, Paid within days, no principal payments for 6 months

COVID-19 Working Capital
Up to $2 million dollars, low interest, Apply over the phone and pay out in 30 days, no principal payments for 6 months

Government Funding
Emergency Loan
$40k, with up to $10k forgivable, apply through your chartered bank

Arrow Capital 
Financing firm with flexible payment options. Can apply over the phone and receive payments in days. Contact Grade A to learn more.

Using Microsoft FindTime for Scheduling

Coordinating time that works in a calendar can be difficult – especially across organizations. That is where scheduling options such as Microsoft Outlook add-in FindTime works great and can help you plan meetings at a time that works for everyone more efficiently and with less effort. This Office 365 add-in is particularly useful when you need to connect with multiple people who do not have access to each other’s calendars.  What is

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When to Consider a Managed Service Provider Change for Cybersecurity

Article by Jonathan Wolff, Luminant Digital Security Threats are becoming more sophisticated and traditional technologies are no longer enough to protect businesses from cyberattack. Have you started to put an emphasis on cybersecurity?   If cybersecurity and compliance is part of your business’ future, when do you look at making an IT provider shift to a security

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Why We Like the Microsoft Bookings App

We are busy people and it can be hard to coordinate a time to meet with your customers, contacts, and coworkers. If you are someone who goes back and forth on emails trying to find an available time in your calendar it might be time for you to explore a booking or scheduling app, like

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