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IT isn’t a cost to cut. It’s a strategy for success

Senior executives need to reconsider the way they think about IT. IT isn’t a cost centre. In fact, without IT and its support for your company’s strategic vision, it’s unlikely there will ever be significant future growth.
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Marc Saltzman’s Tips to Create the Perfect Home Office

MBU just launched ShopMBU, our direct-to-consumer e-commerce portal that provides all our customers with wholesale savings on tech products of all kinds. What goes into the perfect work-from-home environment? We called up our friend, tech expert Marc Saltzman, to get his guidance.
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Case Study: How Business Transformation Can Help Your Company

A growing advertising agency was struggling to track their employees’ attendance—from sick days to vacation requests. Watch to learn how MBU helped this company

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Get six months of Microsoft 365 Business Basic FREE

Be more productive wherever you are. Sign up before June 30, 2020 to take advantage of this offer. (Regular price:
$6.40 user/month).

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Key Ways Hackers Prey on Targets

In the past three years, ransom payouts have from $1 billion to $3.5 billion today—and remote work means that number will increase further.

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Is Remote Work Life The New Revolution?

CEO Michael Contento was featured in a recent York Region News article on the future of remote work.

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Five Key Ways Hackers Prey On Targets

With My Blue Umbrella CEO Michael Contento
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm EST

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How to Optimize Your Work-from-Home Strategies

As the pandemic evolves, it makes sense to transform your environment to maximize your out-of-office efficiency

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Coronavirus crisis: CEO Michael Contento’s insights on working from home, as featured in York Region News

#Stayathome: Michael Contento, founder and CEO of My Blue Umbrella, enjoys spending more time with his children

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Five tips to lead your staff while working from home

Want to be an effective leader to your team? These five strategies will help you better manage and motivate your employees.

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Webinar: How to keep your data safe while working from home

Security is only as good as its weakest link. Learn how your data is accessed and how you can protect it.

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COVID-19 The 3 stages to your company's long-term success

As your business navigates unchartered territory, it’s helpful to think about the progression as a series of steps.

By Michael Contento, CEO of My Blue Umbrella

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How to protect your company from hackers

Worried about hackers? You should be. Find out how you can protect your data and your company from being hacked.

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Finance support for IT investments

Still needing to make the IT investment planned for 2nd quarter 2020? Is COVID-19 causing both mental and financial stress about making that decision? ...

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How MBU technicians are preventing the spread of COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to affect businesses and workplaces, you may be worried about technicians coming into your office or employees' homes. You want ...

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The 3 things you need for successful #remotework

Working from home may be bringing a level of uncertainty to your business. For many staff, isolation from their team and the organization can be unsettling ...

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Rent to own equipment option

Are you missing the tools you or your staff need to succeed? Not sure if you need that extra printer or headset long-term but definitely need it now to ...

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Canadian Entrepreneur Summit

At the invitation of Echelon Wealth Management and PWC, My Blue Umbrella CEO Michael Contento participated in the Canadian Entrepreneur Summit in March 2020. Here he is on a leadership panel with the CEOs and founders of The Ten Spot and Kids & Company.


MBU interviewed by CBC Radio

As a Managed Service provider, we are the "front-line workers" for our customers ensuring they are able to work remotely and securely if required.

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Technoplanet Event

Thanks to Julian Lee @ Technoplanet for hosting our panel on the importance of Vendor Partnerships yesterday at the 2020 Channel Manager Summit. Having a Vendor strategic plan like MBU has with Microsoft & Xerox (and our key distributor, Ingram) drives MBU’s growth YoY consistently

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Microsoft Modern Workplace Champion

Our strategy has been such a success that we've inspired other companies with our integration in Modern Workplace that drive the analytics needed in predicting our clients future. More and more businesses are looking at MBU to lead through this transformation era!

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Vaughan Business Expo 2020

My Blue Umbrella is a proud sponsor of the Innovation Zone at this years Vaughan Business Expo. Stop by our booth to learn more about our Digital Transformation strategies. Thank you to our partners HP and Jolera for your support

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Festivus Party 2018

We had an unforgettable night with our customers,vendors & friends

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A Foak'ers Dinner at The One Eighty

An amazing evening with our customers and vendors sharing the "art of the possible" with IoT

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A Vision of the Future

MBU celebrates the announcement of its 3-year road map with vendors and friends.

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White Water Rafting on the Ottawa River

From the gleam of fast-moving clear water, the adrenaline rush, rumble and tumble of the rapid action, the MBU team enjoyed the experience of white water rafting in September 2016. What a thrill!

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MBU Company-wide event: Beach Volleyball!

To celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday, the team at MBU got together in the sunshine for a day of beach volleyball, barbeques, and treasure hunting.

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IoT Event 2017

MBU had a great day learning more about IoT while attending Ingram Micro's IoT Event lat week. Ask us how IoT can help your business.

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Mud Hero

My Blue Umbrella staff members Dalbir Gill, Cory Kiehn and Michael Contento participated in the 2016 "Toronto North" Mud Hero event this past August. It was a fun filled, exciting, and muddy morning as they all managed to clock in at just under 1 hour!

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