What is Hardware as a Service?
January 25, 2021 | 

At its most basic, Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) allows businesses to procure hardware through a Managed Service Provider (MSP) as a monthly expense. This is sometimes called Device-as-a-Service (DaaS). The MSP supplies hardware at the client’s site, and the MSP manages, maintains, and updates the devices in compliance with the terms of a service level agreement (SLA), […]

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January 14, 2021 | 

As the world of the internet continues to evolve, phishing attacks are more prevalent than ever before. We have to ensure we are vigilant as not to release sensitive company, personal, or financial information. When a phishing email makes its way into our email inbox there often ways to determine whether or not they are […]

What is CyberSecure Canada?
December 9, 2020 | 

What is CyberSecure Canada, and why is it a secret? The Canadian government quietly launched CyberSecure Canada, a national cybersecurity certification for small and mid-sized companies. This program is a huge step toward securing Canada from cyber threats – it is a pity more business leaders do not know about it. What is the CyberSecure […]

Questions to ask your IT provider
November 17, 2020 | 

As a business owner or key decision-maker for your organization, you must know the critical questions to ask your IT provider. This way, you’ll ensure that your company’s network, computers, and workforce are appropriately secured. Read below as we layout those essential questions. And we’ll carefully examine why you should make these inquiries with a […]

Copy of Microsoft Lifecycles
November 2, 2020 | 
Company News

Edmonton, Alberta (November 3, 2020) – F12.net Inc. (“F12” or “the Company”) today announced its new partnership with Canadian-based private equity firm Clairvest Group Inc. (“Clairvest”). Clairvest will be joining the F12 ownership group along with the Company’s existing management team. F12 is in the final development stages of a new IT offering that aims […]

IT solutions
October 5, 2020 | 

Severing business relationships can be awkward and tricky. We all want to give our partners and providers the benefit of the doubt without letting an IT partner hold back our advancement. Problems can crop up from time to time in any relationship. But, if an IT partner or managed service provider relationship seems to be […]

Managed IT
September 14, 2020 | 

What does Managed IT Services Mean? Using a managed IT service is a more proactive way to handle the IT needs of a business. Rather than pay an hourly fee as support is needed, companies pay a flat monthly fee. It is a set it and forget it version of handling your IT. If a […]

Cyber Security
September 14, 2020 | 

Cyber-attacks are on the rise in recent months as criminals take advantage of work from home arrangements and vulnerable IT systems. Read more to learn how you can protect your data and urgent counter-measures you can take. Federal Alert The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, a federal agency, recently issued an alert about a wave […]

Microsoft lifecycles
August 13, 2020 | 

Several core Microsoft products have reached “end of life.” What does this mean? Why should you care and how can F12 help? Continue reading to learn more: Product Lifecycle Primer Microsoft Products come with expiry dates, and, as with seafood and potato salad, you are wise to take heed. There are four main reasons you […]

IT hypecycle
July 23, 2020 | 

Every year, thousands of organizations gather at summits like CES to flaunt their latest technologies. They gain the buy-in of companies and investors, leading to a flurry of videos and articles that create a buzz. This excitement drives many companies, often described as early adopters, to gamble on such technologies. However, not all these technologies […]