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Keeping pace with SME business owners

June 2, 2018 Mazdak Moini, Vice President, Commercial Lines, Aviva Canada

Some advice on how to “future-proof” the insurance needs of Canada’s very agile small and medium sized businesses.

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Worldwide small- and medium-sized business IT spending to top US$676 billion in 2021: International Data Corporation

July 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Total IT spending by small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) around the globe will approach US$568 billion in 2017 and increase by more than $100 billion to exceed US$676 billion in 2021, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). IDC, the

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One in four hide cybersecurity incidents from employers, global Kaspersky survey finds

July 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Forty per cent of employees around the globe hide IT security incidents to avoid punishment, according to a new report from cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab and market research company B2B International. The report, titled Human Factor in IT Security: How

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Worldwide spending on security technology expected to reach US$81.7 billion in 2017: International Data Corporation

March 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Worldwide spending on security technology is forecast to reach US$81.7 billion this year, according to a recently released guide from International Data Corporation (IDC), a global provider of market intelligence, advisory services and events for the information technology, telecommunications and

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SMEs’ cyber risk awareness on the rise: Zurich study

November 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Cyber risk awareness among small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is on the rise, according to Zurich Insurance Group’s fourth annual global SME survey. The survey found that just 10% of SMEs said that they were too small to be at

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49% of Alberta SMEs surveyed do not have business continuity plan: ATB Financial

October 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Fewer than half of Alberta small enterprises surveyed reported having a business continuity plan, ATB Financial announced Monday. In its Business Beat Survey, 300 owners and operators of small and mid-sized enterprises were asked in a phone survey whether their

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One-quarter of Canadian small and medium businesses with revenue over $10M victims of cyberattack: study

October 12, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

One in four Canadian small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with annual revenue over $10 million have been victims of a cyberattack compared to only one in 10 with annual revenue under $10 million, according to a new survey from Internet

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Alberta gov’t, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo supporting small- and medium-sized businesses with re-entry to Fort McMurray

May 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Alberta, in partnership with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), is moving forward on initial steps to support small- and medium-sized businesses in their re-entry with a small business support centre. Government has also confirmed its