September 5, 2019

Windows 7 End of Life: Backup Before Upgrading to Windows 10

January 14, 2020 is coming soon and you need to either replace your computer or upgrade your existing PC to Windows 10. It doesn’t matter which route you take, you’ll need to make sure your documents are safely backed up […]
September 4, 2019

Windows 7 End Of Life: Monitor Connection Types

Our well loved operating system is coming to an inevitable end. We have some tips to prepare your business to make the transition a smooth, starting with your monitors.
December 8, 2018

Notice: GreatCloud Upgrades

We will be performing some upgrades to our GreatCloud platform servers on Sunday December 9th, 2018 beginning at 6:00 EST to serve you better. During this time you may experience some slowdowns however we do not anticipate any downtime.  Items […]
June 25, 2018

DattoCon18 in Austin, TX – Honoured with a Golden Datto!

The team at Great White North were fortunate to attend our 4th DattoCon, this year in Austin, TX. Not quite sure how Datto manages to top the previous years convention year on year but the wizards on their events team […]
February 14, 2018

Qujannamiik Northern Lights 2018

Attending the Northern Lights Conference 2018 in Ottawa is an experience I won’t soon forget. As a newer employee of Great White North, I had little to no experience with the arctic regions of our great nation. This event was […]
January 2, 2018

Keep The Fireworks Past January 1st

With 2018 upon us, New Year’s resolutions are on a lot of people’s minds in the spirit of the “new year, new me” philosophy. Unfortunately for most, making the effort to keep a resolution won’t make it much past January […]
December 20, 2017

How the Sysadmin Stole Christmas.

A tribute to a cherished and familiar childhood Christmas story. From the team at Great White North, we wish you all a safe and happy holiday season! Be warm, be merry and spread Christmas joy around no matter the reason! […]
December 13, 2017

Great White North’s Go-To Gadgets

Starting a new job at Great White North in September was a lot easier than I thought. The staff are extremely welcoming and willing to lend a helping hand. While there was and still is a lot to learn about […]
May 17, 2017

Graphic Design & Your Business: Why is it Important?

It takes a certain type of person to be able to pay attention to the little details most won’t even notice in the end result. From business cards, to posters, to newsletters, to websites and social media, there are so […]
May 13, 2017
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Beware of WannaCry!

Say hi to WannaCry! It’s here and takes no unprotected computer for mercy. WannaCry is the latest Cryptoware/Ransomware variant, and it’s out to get your unprotected Windows computers.  Once it infects your computer, it spreads like wild fire to the […]
May 12, 2017

Great White North Takes on the Nova Awards

Greeted at the MacIntyre doors with poutine, it is safe to say the GWNTC team had an excellent night at the 2017 Nova Awards. The MacIntyre Arena was transformed into a grand hall, filled with over 700 Timmins business people, […]
January 27, 2017

Notice: GreatCloud Upgrades

We will be performing some upgrades to our GreatCloud platform servers on Friday February 10th, 2017 beginning at 8:00 pm EST to serve you better. During this time you may experience some disruptions.  We anticipate this upgrade taking no more than […]
June 24, 2016

It was worth the trip to Dattocon 16 in Nashville, TN

Paul and I were fortunate enough to attend Dattocon between June 20th and 22nd in Nashville, TN. It was difficult to top last years convention in New Orleans, LA but the team at Datto managed to do it! The event […]
April 4, 2016

Connect to GreatCloud from anywhere with Skyroam.

So you’re a world traveler. Remember looking at your phone bill after you got back from that nice vacation in Italy? Roaming fees and data surcharges are a killer right?  Now you can stay connected to the Internet and GreatCloud from […]
January 10, 2016

Notice: Internet Explorer 10 and older at “End of Life”.

If you are still using Windows 7 or Windows 2008 with Internet Explorer 10, 9 or 8 you’ll get an “End of Life” upgrade notice starting January 12th, 2016.  You can upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 anytime to prevent this […]
December 22, 2015

Hours of operation over the holiday season.

We will be monitoring our helpdesk for mission critical alerts 24/7 over the holidays, below are our core hours over the holiday break: Thursday, December 24th: Closed at 12:00pm Friday, December 25th: Closed All Day Monday, December 28th: Closed All […]
August 24, 2015

Intel Compute Stick

The Intel Compute Stick is finally here.  This stick allows you to convert your HDMI compatible TV into a Windows 8.1 with Bing computer.  It comes with a free upgrade to Windows 10.  Upgrading to Windows 10 was very easy.  […]
August 10, 2015

Upgrading to Windows 10

Windows 10 you say… “I still like my Windows 7” is something we here often enough.  You’re right, Windows 8 was a big change for people and many don’t like change.  In IT we embrace change.  We went from Windows […]

May 6, 2015

Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 12

We just got back from the Lenovo Accelerate Conference in Vegas and got to see the entire lineup of the latest Lenovo products as well as a few that have yet to been released. We are expecting this beautiful Lenovo […]