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 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 | 
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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 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.

The Future of Innovation
April 12, 2022 | 
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The other day a client asked me why I was so sure that technology would help his business. The answer is best illustrated in this graph, which tracks the size of the global economy over the last 2,000 years. CRO, Robert Vos
February 23, 2022 | 
Company News Press Releases

In his new role, Vos will oversee revenue generation across all channels with the goal of optimizing F12’s sales and fulfilment services and solutions to keep pace with F12’s rapidly expanding client base.  

My Blue Umbrella Logo
December 7, 2021 | 
Company News Press Releases Inc.(“F12”) is pleased to announce today the acquisition of My Blue Umbrella (MBU), a full-service IT business-transformation company in the Greater Toronto Area. The move marks F12’s eleventh acquisition and puts F12 over 250 employees nationally, with 90 in the province of Ontario. Through this acquisition, MBU complements F12’s innovative approach to digital transformation and the modern workplace.

Xylotek Solutions acquired by
May 3, 2021 | 
Company News Press Releases Inc.(“F12”) announced May 1st,  the acquisition of Xylotek Solutions Inc. (“Xylotek”), a leader in providing IT services to small and medium-sized enterprises (“SME”) in the southwest region of Ontario. The addition of Xylotek adds capable leadership, bench strength, and geographic reach to F12, aiding in F12’s goal to eliminate IT risk and complexity for SMEs across Canada.