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An Update on Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation

Canada's Law on spam and other electronic threats

Be prepared for CASL (Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation) requirements!  

July 1, 2017 was the date in which lawsuits could be filed against individuals or organiations that do not meet CASL requirements.  This has been suspended to allow for more time for small business, nonprofits and charities, but compliance must already be in effect.

Nightingale Informatix Corporation sells Canadian Assets to TELUS Health

MARKHAM, ON, July 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Nightingale Informatix Corporation ("Nightingale" or the "Company") (TSX-V: NGH) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Canadian assets required to serve the Company's Canadian customers (the "Business") to TELUS Health, Canada's largest health IT company, for a purchase price of $14 million as well as the assumption of certain working capital obligations, subject to purchase price adjustments (the "Transaction"). 

Ransomware Warning

Microsoft warns of ZCryptor ransomware with self-propagation features.  Please read the full article HERE to understand more about this alert.

The warning may look like this:

Drupal 6 Reaches End of Life Today

As of today, February 25, 2016, Drupal 6 has officially reached its end of life and will no longer be supported by the community at large.   Please note that bug fixes and security patches will no longer be supported.  There will be some organizations that will remain supporting this version of Drupal, but that will be subject to their own timelines and will only be available for a fee.  Please read more HERE.

Happy Birthday Drupal!

Happy Birthday Drupal!  Today marks the 15th anniversary of the Drupal Project.  Check out their website here to see all the great things that have been done over the past 15 years!  We look forward to many more years of working with such a terrific user-friendly, community developed platform.

Internet Explorer 8,9, and 10 Have Reached End of Life Today

As of today, January 12, 2016, Microsoft has ended support for older versions of Internet Explorer.  IE 8, 9, and 10 will no longer receive security updates, technical support or any other fixes.  Internet Explorer 11 is the current version and the only version that will be supported on Windows 7, 8.1, and 10.  See the Microsoft announcement here.  To read more about this announcement, please visit the Network World article

Top Tech Trends of 2015 for Nonprofits

TechSoup shares the Top 2015 Tech Trends for Non-profits, highlighting:

  • Fundraising
  • Mobility
  • Security and Privacy
  • Cloud Services

See more here.

 

Drupal 8 Content Management Platform Released Today

New Drupal 8 CMS

Drupal.org announced its latest version of its open source content management system.  This latest version has many significant new features including responsive admin themes, improved frameworks for faster development, multilingual support and much more.  Please see the Drupal site for more information here.

Support Considerations

Microsoft OneDrive cuts free online storage, hikes prices

The Associated Press announced that Microsoft is making changes to their online storage options.  They are limiting their free storage and charging for extra storage sooner than before.  Microsoft's Office 365 is removing the unlimited storage option, but is still offering a substantial 1 terabyte of data.

WordPress Malware Campaign

Common website technologies like WordPress are periodically subject to attacks such as this one posted below. PeaceWorks offers plans for scheduled website maintenance to help our clients stay safe as much as possible. If at any time you notice unusual behavior on your site, or are interested in discussing our maintenance plans, feel free to contact us.

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