Woman gazing through binoculars
August 9, 2022 | 
Blog Company News

This month: Future Planning. Learn how to tackle aspects of the business you may not have made time for during the year.

Chief Operating Officer Michael Maillet
August 4, 2022 | 
Company News Press Releases

TORONTO, Ontario, August 2, 2022 – For Immediate Release F12.net Inc. (“F12”) is pleased to welcome Michael Maillet as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective today. Maillet will develop the operational framework to align with F12’s strategy to broaden its IT service offerings for Canadian SMEs. Maillet is stepping in for Ryan Sigouin, who is taking […]

Chief Strategy Officer Ryan Sigouin
August 4, 2022 | 
Company News Press Releases

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, August 3, 2022 – For Immediate Release F12.net Inc. (“F12”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Sigouin as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). In his new role, Sigouin is responsible for driving key strategic initiatives, including M&A integrations, across F12’s national footprint. Sigouin has served as F12’s Chief Operating Officer since […]

Girl on laptop by the lake
July 5, 2022 | 
Blog Company News

This month: Where to work? CEOs wrestle with the question of remote work, hybrid, or fully in-office approaches for their business.

Bonnie Chan on the left and Chris Pickard on the right
June 28, 2022 | 
Blog Company News

F12’s like-minded approach was one of the reasons this Cambridge, Ontario-based MSP accepted an acquisition offer in 2021. In 2015, Chris Pickard, who’d been with Xylotek Solutions Inc. since 2005, and Bonnie Chan, who’d joined in a sales capacity in 2011, assumed 50/50 control of Xylotek, with the exit of the two other partners. Chan […]

June 1, 2022 | 
Blog Company News

This month: Big Ideas to Prevent the Big Quit

May 31, 2022 | 
Blog Company News

In December 2021, I sold my company to F12.net. I had been building it for more than a quarter-century since I was 20 years old. The step meant giving up a brand, My Blue Umbrella, that I had developed and sweated blood to grow. It also meant surrendering the autonomy of being a founder and entrepreneur. And it was the best decision I’ve ever made.

May 31, 2022 | 
Blog Company News

You may have heard of the minimum $70K salary strategy that some companies are implementing. We’d read about it, discussed it, and debated it for a while. And then, in August 2021, we presented the idea to our executive team: to implement a minimum salary of $70,000 for every single F12 employee.

F12 is a Qualified Multitenant Hoster (QMTH)
May 16, 2022 | 
Company News Data Center and Cloud

F12.net is a Qualified Multitenant Hoster (QMTH) authorized by Microsoft to host your Windows virtual machines via Microsoft Cloud Agreement subscription or Enterprise Agreement/MPSA on dedicated or multitenant hardware. In addition, we are also authorized to host Office 365 ProPlus (including E3 and E5), Microsoft 365 Apps for business (from Microsoft 365 Business Premium), Project […]

April 2022 Newsletter
April 27, 2022 | 
Blog Company News

According to a recent survey, 40% of Canadians weren’t actually sure where the data they accessed for work was stored. That also indicates that they haven’t even begun to consider what to do with all that valuable information.