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September 2014

• 5 Million Passwords Leaked

February 2013

• Flames Ticket GIVEAWAY!

December 2012

• Holiday Update, from the Team at Benson & Associates

October 2012

• If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I'm talking to you, Microsoft

September 2012

• Microsoft to end support of Windows XP and Office 2003

June 2012

• Microsoft Unveils New tablet

April 2012


February 2012

• Buzzwords We Hate

December 2011

• Benson IT News

• Backup and Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity Planning

September 2011

• eScan Update

• HP Notebook PC battery Pack Replacement Program - IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL

August 2011

• Reclaim your privacy settings on LinkedIn

July 2011

• Anti-virus Software Scam

• Electronics recycling fees are being reduced

June 2011

• Canada Post Strike

May 2011

• The Importance of Backups

April 2011


March 2011

• The end to pharmaceutical scam emails?

February 2011

• MDaemon v12 - BlackBerry Edition

November 2010

• Barracuda Spam and Virus Protection

• Microsoft's Streetslide takes on Google Streetview

October 2010

• A Few Perspectives on

• The History Of The (Fake) 'Free Public WiFi' You Always See At Airports

September 2010

• We Have Moved

August 2010

• Private browsing: not so private

• Microsoft Releases Emergency Patch For Windows

July 2010

• How to spot an e-mail hoax

June 2010

• MDaemon v11 Released

May 2010

• Autotask Community Live!

April 2010

• Facebook Privacy Warning

• Slaying Zombie Servers

• Going Green

• Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

March 2010

• Beginner Tips for SEO

• What the heck is SEO, and does it actually work?

February 2010

• Encourage Your Customers to Complain

• Five Reasons to Consider Managed Service

January 2010

• Social Networking Sites

• Happy New Year

December 2009

• iPhone Rick Roll

November 2009

• Flu Season Alert

• Make Your Tech Guy Sweat

• Flash Player Alert

October 2009

• Genie Timeline Now Available

• Independent Anti-Virus Field Test

September 2009

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June 2009

• Cloud Computing

• Kids Up Front

• Benson & Associates NEW Advertisement

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We Have Moved - 2010-09-02

It's official! On Friday, June 18th, Benson & Associates moved into our new home at 1206 - 20th Avenue SE. Our new offices are located in the Ramsey Design Centre, an architecturally rich red brick building that runs along 11th Street SE. We chose this larger space with the ability to expand in mind, and have built a state-of-the-art data centre with room to grow. We are excited to be expanding our business and thank you, our customers, for continuing to place your confidence and trust in us as your IT partners.

With our increased capacity, we are pleased to announce our newest service, Hosted Exchange. This hosted email service gives you access to the increased capability of Microsoft Exchange Mail without having to host it yourself. That means you never have to worry about losing your emails, contacts or calendar items. Microsoft Exchange is more secure than internet mail, and allows you to sync with Microsoft Outlook calendars, share folders, and maintain contacts for your whole organization. Benson & Associates maintains and backs up all of your data and information, so the dreaded crash of your email system where you lose everything is a thing of the past. Please give us a call if you would like more information on this enterprise software and service.

As our "Office Warming" gift to our clients, we are pleased to offer a new Referral Incentive program.  When you recommend our products or services to a friend, colleague or associate, and that referral becomes a new client for Benson & Associates, we will put your name in a draw to win a brand new Epson NX 125 printer. The more clients you refer, the more entries with your name go in the draw, so feel free to refer away! The draw will take place on November 15, 2010.


Our New Neighbours

As a way to get to know our neighbours, we toured our new building and dropped in on a few of the businesses. We found them to be an interesting bunch, creative and dynamic companies. Over the course of our next few newsletters, we'd like to introduce you to some of our neighbours in the Ramsay Design Centre.

The World's 1st Social eCommerce Network

Shopster enables you to run a powerful online business. Within minutes you can be connected with the world's largest dropship suppliers, list products on auction sites like eBay, customize your FREE online store, and start to make sales. Whether you're a retailer, supplier or a dropshipper, Shopster can be the key to improving your online business. Register now and start using the Shopster Network and all its features to start growing your business. Get in touch with our 80,000 plus network of retailers and suppliers and check out our huge inventory of top name brand products to sell online.   Shopster also has a full graphic design team which can redesign and create new corporate web-sites for any size company plus update logos and banners.

Fast Forward Weekly

Launched in December of 1995, Fast Forward Weekly is an integral part of Calgary's cultural landscape. Calgarians have come to rely on Fast Forward to keep pace with the pulse of the city.

Published every Thursday, Fast Forward is found in popular coffee shops, bars, restaurants, retail stores, and street boxes throughout the city and the Bow Valley Region at approximately 1,300 prime locations.

Our distinctive viewpoints and progressive style offers coverage of topics that Calgary's mainstream media simply do not cover. Fast Forward publishes the city's most comprehensive event listings. When Calgarians want to know what is happening, they rely on Fast Forward Weekly and


Feel free do drop in on us at our new offices and enjoy one of our famously bad coffees. We'd be happy to chat with you about how Benson & Associates can provide even more services that let you focus on your core business.

If you have any questions, please call our helpdesk at 1.877.247.1664.


Kris Benson
President, Benson & Associates