Toshiba Introduces IT Services to Canadian Businesses

Powered by IT Weapons, the new IT Services from Toshiba include Cloud, Data Protection, Security and Managed IT Services.

MARKHAM, ON, June 22, 2015 /CNW/ - Toshiba's Digital Products Group (DPG), a division of Toshiba of Canada, today announced the launch of IT Services designed to help Canadian businesses meet their increasingly complex technology demands. Powered by IT Weapons, Toshiba IT Services include Cloud Services, Data Protection, Managed IT and Security, all of which are designed to help optimize business operations and manage risk so that IT professionals can focus more on growing the business.

"Today's businesses increasingly depend on complex technology and the success of their IT infrastructure," says Alex Mourra, Solutions Program Manager at Toshiba of Canada. "With Toshiba IT Services we can take over the entire backend infrastructure and virtualize it, reducing a company's spend on non-essential commodity elements of IT and freeing up resources for investment in other business critical IT capabilities. We chose IT Weapons as a partner because they are a true Canadian pioneer and industry leader when it comes to IT Services."

"Our team has worked extremely hard for over a decade to build a world-class private cloud and IT infrastructure engine for the Canadian mid-market," says Ted Garner, CEO at IT Weapons. "We are extremely proud that Toshiba has chosen IT Weapons as their go-to partner for IT service delivery across Canada."

Cloud Services
Package all your IT resources into one, simple solution provided as-a-service. Start-up costs are minimal and it includes access to enterprise-class resources such as application servers, storage, networks and more delivered like a utility with no capital investment. Eliminates the need to forecast large refresh expenses or maintain cash reserves to cover unexpected equipment replacement. The cost for complete end-to-end IT services boils down to a simple monthly fee with no surprises.

Data Protection Services
Data Protection Services reduce the risk and impact of data loss and remove the need for tape back-up. Fully managed and monitored, it will help keep a company safe from data corruption, viruses and malware while improving data recovery times. It's a cost-effective, disk-based backup solution that delivers true data protection, security and easy recovery to keep a business running smoothly throughout any disaster.

Managed IT Services
Managed IT Services help optimize IT operations and manage the risk so businesses can spend more time on growth. The result is reduced spending on non-essential commodity elements of IT and increased resources for investment in IT capabilities. Managed IT services include 24/7 system monitoring, on-site consulting support, ITIL Certified technical support, alert notification, reporting and more. Cutting-edge technical expertise is guaranteed, and the Data Centre operations are overseen by a dedicated certified Data Centre Manager.

Security Services
Information security has never been more important. Investment in security is something organizations of all sizes need to consider as more and more are facing phishing scams, malware attacks and more. Security Services will help businesses stay compliant with provincial and industry regulations, reduce the risk of data loss and protect their reputation. Security Services included are vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, configuration audits and compliance audits.

Toshiba of Canada
Toshiba of Canada Limited is a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, one of the world's leading diversified electric/electronic manufacturers. Headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Toshiba of Canada is a digital technology leader with a wide range of products and solutions for businesses of all sizes including: Notebooks, Digital Signage, Storage, Uninterruptible Power Systems, Multi-Function Printers, Document Solutions, Point of Sale Systems, Barcode Printers, Surveillance Systems, Telecommunications and Medical Imaging equipment. Throughout its history, Toshiba's commitment to technological and environmental innovations has distinguished the corporation from its competitors. For more information, visit Toshiba of Canada on Toshiba.caLinkedIn or Twitter.

About Toshiba Corporation
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

About IT Weapons
IT Weapons is a privately held cloud solutions, and managed IT services firm. The organization was founded in June of 2000, by Ted Garner and Jason MacBean. Built on the core values of integrity and expertise, IT Weapons is laser-focused on helping businesses control costs and reduce risk when it comes to your mission-critical IT. With award-winning experts in all areas of business technology, we've got the talent and the tools to keep you feeling safe.  The maturity of the IT Weapons Cloud and Managed Services is unparalleled in Canada. Their 100% Canadian Data Centres and service infrastructure boasts SSAE-16 SOC accreditation for security and regulatory compliance.  The organization also maintains full PIPEDA compliance and holds Controlled Goods Program of Canada designation for the secure storage and management of data regulated by the Department of National Defense.   The IT Weapons Service Desk team maintains full ITIL v3 certification and industry leading technical certifications.  Their team has won over 20 industry awards for service excellence and technical leadership in both Canada and the United States, and they are ranked among the top 50 IT service providers in North America

SOURCE Toshiba of Canada Limited

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For further information:

Paulina Zelazny, Toshiba of Canada, 905-470-3500 ext. 2650, Paulina.zelazny@toshiba.ca

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