May 19, 2020

Top Five Tech Gifts Under $30

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Staples
Staples Canada
Bizclik Editor
2 min
Top Five Tech Gifts Under $30

 

With only four shopping days left before the holiday season, Staples, the world’s largest office supply company and second largest Internet retailer, is helping shoppers with a top-five list of items under $30.

“The holidays are busy and sometimes coming up with the perfect gift is difficult,” said Pete Gibel, vice president of merchandising at Staples Canada. “The top five gift ideas under $30 relieve the stress of thinking of a great present, while also helping shoppers stay on budget. There’s a gift for everyone on your shopping list.”

These gift ideas from Staples are cool, practical and won’t break the bank:

1.      Darth Maul Mimobot 4GB USB Flash Drive - $12.98, or Peter from Family Guy 8GB USB Flash Drive - $19.98

·         Fun USB characters store and transfer documents, photos, videos, music and more (available in a variety of characters).

2.      Road Mice Wireless Shelby GT500 Mouse - $29.98

·         Perfect for any car enthusiast. These automobile replicas, available in a variety of models, with working headlights turn this mouse into an experience.

3.       Moshi iGlaze Case for iPhone 5 - $29.29

·         This case is ideal for those who want to accentuate the unique look of the iPhone 5, while protecting it from damage such as shock and scratches.

4.      Adonit Jot Pro Stylus - $19.07

·         The precision disk provides accuracy turning this Stylus into a desired product for anyone who enjoys taking notes or drawing on touch screen devices. It is compatible with tablets, smart phones and laptops, and because it’s magnetic, the Stylus can cling to your device.

5.      Panasonic ErgoFit Noise Isolating Stereo Earbuds - $9.99

·         These earbuds create high quality sound, have a tangle-free cord slider, while also providing the ultimate in listening comfort.

 

About Staples Canada

Staples, Canada's largest office products company is committed to providing Canadians with a wide choice of office services and products. Serving all types of business - from the small home office to large enterprise - Staples makes it easy for customers to operate their offices efficiently and affordably by offering an extensive selection of office supplies, technology, electronics and office furniture as well as business services, including computer repair and maintenance, and copy and print services. Operating as Bureau en GrosMC in the province of Quebec and Staples Canada in all other provinces, the company employs over 15,000 associates at 330+ stores and at their head office inRichmond Hill, Ontario. Ranked as one of Canada's top ten Canadian companies in Marketing Magazine's Marketing/Leger 2011 Corporate Reputation Survey, Staples/Bureau en Gros is dedicated to offering customers the highest level of service, whether they choose to shop in-store, by catalogue or online. Staples Canada/Bureau en Gros also is invested in a number of corporate giving programs that actively support environmental, educational and entrepreneurial initiatives in Canadian communities from coast to coast. Visit www.staples.ca for more information, or visit us on Facebook and Twitter @StaplesCanada.

 

Edited by: Kristin Craik

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Jun 17, 2021

Check Point: Securing the future of enterprise IT

HOOPP
Checkpoint
3 min
Erez Yarkoni, Global VP, explains how a three-way partnership between Check Point, HOOPP, and Microsoft is yielding optimum cloud security

Cybersecurity solutions provider Check Point was founded in 1993 with a mission to secure ‘everything,’ and that includes the cloud. Conscious that nothing remains static in the digital world, the company prides itself on an ability to integrate new technology with its solutions. Across almost three decades in operation, Check Point, with its team of over 3,500 experts, has become adept at protecting networks, endpoints, mobile, IoT, and cloud.

“The pandemic has been somewhat of an accelerator in the evolution of cyber risk,” explains Erez Yarkoni, Global VP for Cloud Business. “We had remote workers and cloud adoption a long time beforehand, but now the volume and surface area is far greater.” Formerly a CIO for several big-name telcos before joining Check Point in 2019, Yarkoni considers the cloud to be “part of [his] heritage” and one of modern IT’s most valuable tools.

Check Point has three important ‘product families’, Quantum, CloudGuard, and Harmony, with each one providing another layer of holistic IT protection:

  • Quantum: secures enterprise networks from sophisticated cyber attacks
  • CloudGuard: acts as a scalable and unified cloud-native security platform for the protection of any cloud
  • Harmony: protects remote users and devices from cyber threats that might compromise organisational data

 

However, more than just providing security, Yarkoni emphasises the need for software to be proactive and minimise the possibility of threats in the first instance. This is something Check Point assuredly delivers, “the industry recognises that preventing, not just detecting, is crucial. Check Point has one platform that gives customers the end-to-end cover they need; they don't have to go anywhere else. That level of threat prevention capability is core to our DNA and across all three product lines.”

In many ways, Check Point’s solutions’ capabilities have actually converged to meet the exact working requirements of contemporary enterprise IT. As more companies embark on their own digital transformation journeys in the wake of COVID-19, the inevitability of unforeseen threats increases, which also makes forming security-based partnerships essential. Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) sought out Check Point for this very reason when it was in the process of selecting Microsoft Azure as its cloud provider. “Let's be clear: Azure is a secure cloud, but when you operate in a cloud you need several layers of security and governance to prevent mistakes from becoming risks,” Yarkoni clarifies. 

The partnership is a distinctly three-way split, with each bringing its own core expertise and competencies. More than that, Check Point, HOOPP and Microsoft are all invested in deepening their understanding of each other at an engineering and developmental level. “Both of our organisations (Check Point and Microsoft) are customer-obsessed: we look at the problem from the eyes of the customer and ask, ‘Are we creating value?’” That kind of focus is proving to be invaluable in the digital era, when the challenges and threats of tomorrow remain unpredictable. In this climate, only the best protected will survive and Check Point is standing by, ready to help. 

“HOOPP is an amazing organisation,” concludes Yarkoni. “For us to be successful with a customer and be selected as a partner is actually a badge of honor. It says, ‘We passed a very intense and in-depth inspection by very smart people,’ and for me that’s the best thing about working with organisations like HOOPP.”

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