Should You Leave Your Job for More Money?

Lured to a new company by the promise of a significant pay increase? Try to resist the urge to change jobs.  

By Michael Contento, CEO, My Blue Umbrella

After more than a year of pandemic-induced layoffs and downsizing, the job market is hot. A ManpowerGroup report found that 15 countries surveyed have their highest hiring plans this year since 1962—and that in Canada, hiring is up 40% from last year alone.

Five Ways to Protect Yourself from Hackers

These easy habit changes will help keep your professional and personal data safe.
By Bryan Chiasson

Hackers are operating at full tilt. Ransomware attacks nearly doubled in the first half of 2021, and there's a hacker attack every 11 seconds—less than the time it takes for you to click the phishing link in an email you thought was from your spouse.

Streamline Your Accounting

Our new partnership with Thomson Reuters' ONESOURCE tax software means we can help you simplify your accounting processes.
By MBU

Tax regulations are always changing—which means you need to constantly be on top of your own tax filing and reporting processes to mitigate the risks of audits.

Would You Like $2,000?

We're hiring innovative, personable people who love technology. Refer a recruit to MBU and we’ll put money in your pocket.

By MBU

As a strategic IT partner with 26 years of experience, we’ve distinguished ourselves with exceptional customer service as we align our clients’ IT strategies to their business objectives.

Five Must-Have Office Accessories

Returning to the office—or renting a new space after too many months at home? These desk accessories will make the transition a positive, productive one.
By Julio Aversa

If you've been away from your office for a while, there's probably a good chance a layer of dust is awaiting your return.

Is Your Office Ready for Your Employees?

Our new Elo Access Wellness Screening Kiosk is an easy way to make health and safety a priority.

By Michael Contento

After many long months away, you may be looking forward to finally returning to the office. If you’re an employer, before you can even consider asking your team to come back to an in-person setting, you have to make sure your workplace is optimized to be as safe as possible.

Shop Ergonomic Office Accessories at ShopMBU.ca

Make sure your setup sets you up for success.

By Julio Aversa

If you're returning to the office or continuing to work remotely, your work station probably needs a refresh—one that offers support and comfort all day. These four ergonomic accessories make going to work that much more comfortable.

Case Study: Back to the Future

How one MBU client transformed their office with WORKanyPLACE
by Michael Contento, CEO, My Blue Umbrella

One of the biggest challenges we face at My Blue Umbrella may be a surprising one: convincing clients to update their workplace infrastructure—the server and associated applications that they work from.

Free Ebook: Creating Digital DNA with Microsoft Teams

Over the next few weeks, My Blue Umbrella and 8x8, our partner in unified communications solutions (aka phone systems), will be sharing information to help you better understand how Microsoft Teams can positively impact your organization.

A new 8x8 eBook, Creating Digital DNA with Microsoft Teams, discusses what IT leaders think about MS Teams, as well as the platform's role as part of a unified communications strategy that also includes Contact Centre.