Cartika Compliance

 June 21, 2018

Since its beginnings in 1999, Cartika has offered platforms, infrastructure, and software as a service as a trusted partner to its clients. Now in 2018, we are becoming ever moreaware of the importance of keeping personal data safe. In Canada, Cartika has upheld the requirements as laid out in PIPEDA since it’s passing into effect in 2004. PIPEDA recognizes not only the importance of protecting your personal data, but also the need of organizations such as Cartika to responsibly collect and disclose this information.

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Content Delivery – 6 Great Benefits of Using CDN

 August 17, 2016

Content Delivery CartikaA Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a powerful system designed to improve website performance. The most obvious benefit of CDNs is that they solve the biggest problem caused by latency – that annoying wait time from the moment the user requests a web page, to the point when it’s finally onscreen. Two main factors cause this delay.

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HIPAA Hosting in Canada: The Same Rules Apply!

 July 29, 2016

Hipaa Hosting in CanadaHIPAA is a big deal in the US for most businesses involved in health and medical related sectors. And if these companies are compliant – and want to outsource HIPAA hosting or store data north of the border – they need to work with a Canadian provider that offers HIPAA compliant managed services.

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IaaS is Changing the Game for IT Buyers and MSPs

 July 19, 2016

IaaS is ChangingOver the past 10 years, public cloud, widely known as Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) has created a profound and fundamental shift in IT thinking and consumption. Today, IaaS is changing still as prices and differentiation both continue to decline. (more…)



The Importance of Content Delivery Networks for SMBs

 July 05, 2016

Content Delivery Networks for SMBsSmall to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are afforded a great deal more opportunity today than in years past. Cloud-based infrastructure and software offerings have provided smaller organizations the ability to leverage technology in ways previously limited to big enterprises. CDNs or Content Delivery Networks for SMBs highlight one such example. (more…)


7 Important Considerations When Buying IaaS

 June 24, 2016

Buying Infrastructure-as-a-ServiceInfrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) helps companies significantly reduce costs by outsourcing underlying IT infrastructure to a cloud provider. However, treading a sensible path through the many available options can be difficult. A poor choice or inadequate planning may actually end up costing more over time. When buying IaaS, don’t be swayed by a flashy user interface or exaggerated technological specifications. (more…)


Regulatory Compliance and What it Means for IT Departments

 June 06, 2016

Regulatory Compliance CartikaFor years, we have heard horror stories and read disturbing headlines about the exploitation and mismanagement of corporate and private data. Regulatory compliance has evolved as a result of these unfortunate events and now we must all deal with it. (more…)


Cloud Backups – 5 Simple Steps to Help Avoid Disaster

 May 26, 2016

Cartika Cloud BackupsIn today’s IT world, technology lets people “set it and forget it” in many areas that once required constant attention. Cloud backups for public cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) are perfect examples. During a cloud deployment, it’s easy to pick a backup option without much thought, and this can cause problems later when it really counts. Users need to understand their cloud backups, ensure they have the right solution, and know what to do if disaster strikes.

Before we move on, let’s take a step back and review the current types of backups typically used. The backup method provided by the vendor – or managed by your company with another solution – can affect network and storage costs. It can also impact your Recovery Point Objective (RPO).  (more…)


What SMBs Need to Know About Cloud Support

 May 16, 2016

Cloud Support CartikaAt this point in the evolution, most companies understand the many benefits of Cloud computing. When it comes to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) – better known as Public Cloud – the flexibility, performance, and cost-effectiveness are unbeatable for many applications. However, small-to-mid size businesses (SMBs) seldom have the luxury of having people with infrastructure or hosting expertise on staff. This means that at times they must lean on the Cloud vendor for support and that’s when things can get frustrating.

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