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About Caitlin O'Hara

Shawn's daughter, Caitlin has been around Radar Hill her entire life, but only recently in a full-time professional manner. In 2016 she began managing the social media accounts, writing articles and newsletters, as well as being an administrative assistant when needed. When not in the office she enjoys cooking (including those samosas that have been huge hits at Radar Hill open houses) and travelling, and has recently moved to Scotland.

Make Your Life Easier with Office 365 Email

Email has changed drastically in the last few decades. It is no longer being used to send plain text onto a single device that is checked a couple times a day, and support was relatively simple, as there wasn’t much involved in the whole process. Today however, emails have gotten a lot flashier, bigger, and much more frequent. This means that it takes a lot more to develop and sustain these programs. And that isn’t even touching on the

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Education and Clubs – Featured Businesses

With summer ending soon and September approaching fast, you may be looking forward to getting back into a consistent routine, which you can thank ‘Back to School’ for. Back to School is not only for kids – below we will show you some of our Featured Businesses that may peak your interest, along with some clubs and societies that could be a fun part of your daily routine!

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Password Security Solutions

At this point in the Age of Internet, everyone knows that having secure passwords is a good thing. And yet, so few of us adequately protect our personal information. It can be difficult to know exactly where to begin when it comes to security in the digital age; there are so many different facets and scary information coming in from all sides, it is easy to blow past and ignore all of it. However, password security is critical, and for your sake, and your company’s, continue reading to remind yourself of the significance of password security. Let us know if you have any concerns or questions, we are here to help.

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Tourism Newsletter – Featured Businesses

Transformative. Relaxing. Memorable. That’s what you want in a good holiday, and we are lucky enough to live in a part of the world where wonderful experiences can be had every day. Whether it’s on the water, good restaurants, or comfortable accommodation, Vancouver Island has got you covered.

In this newsletter we highlight our clients that are in the memory-making business, so whether it’s just an evening or a weekend getaway, you can enjoy everything that this splendid Island has to offer.

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From Canada to Scotland

Caitlin at 7, in their first office

I, Caitlin O’Hara, started working at Radar Hill officially in May 2016. I had of course been around it nearly my entire life as it began when I was 7 years old. In 2001 Dan Lundgren, Roger Whitson, and my dad Shawn O’Hara merged their respective 2 companies together to create Radar Hill Technology Inc., a business that would focus on making custom websites in Victoria. Previous to this my dad had been working from home in the downstairs office, the stereotype of the emerging IT guy. However, not being content with fulfilling this stereotype of basement-dwelling web people, they decided to rent out a proper office.

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What is SSL and Why Do You Need It?

Internet safety is increasingly a concern, and there are continuously new ways that scammers and hackers can gain access to your information. However this is not a doom and gloom post, rather we will explain how you can help protect yourself and your customers by discussing what SSL – Secure Sockets Layer – is, and why you should have it installed on your website.

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Why Scotland?

I moved to Scotland almost 9 months ago, and am now joining BNI on behalf of Radar Hill. Because the question has been asked of me many times, I thought I would write an extended post about what has led me to living in Edinburgh. Short story – it’s a beautiful city. Slightly longer story – I like Britain (despite all of its current political difficulties), and Edinburgh is the perfect city. Even longer story – see below.

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June 20: Google Partners Retail Marketing Event

Online advertising can help any business grow. You are invited to join us for an event, co-hosted with Google, about how digital marketing can help you thrive on the Web. This month – Retail

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GDPR – Canada and Email Marketing

The GDPR is the new regulation coming into force 25 May 2018 across the European Union. The details of what it is and how to be compliant are discussed here, and why it is a good thing is explained here. In this article, the effect it has on Canada and email marketing will be explored. As before, this is not meant to be legal advice, and if you are concerned about being compliant, seek professional council! This is an introduction, as many people in Canada have not heard of GDPR before.

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Why the GDPR is a Good Thing

In the previous post, the GDPR was introduced, and what it means for businesses to be compliant. In this article, it will be discussed why the GDPR is beneficial. Many people mostly only irritated by it, in a professional capacity, but personally, it affords EU citizens many new rights and control over their data.

With the GDPR, the balance of power between businesses and the public is made more equal. It ensures that there is clear transparency for people to know what is happening to their data. Not only can people now know exactly what is happening with their personal information, but they can decide exactly what happens to it. There are more details in the section below, but essentially, more control over one’s personal data = good.

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GDPR – European Personal Data Regulation

The GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation – is regulation coming into effect on 25 May 2018. It has not made the news much in Canada, but it has the potential to affect every country in the world. So what is it exactly? In this article, we will be introducing what the GDPR is (do not be alarmed), the obligations of those involved (everybody), and how to be compliant (guidelines only).

We have two more blog posts about the GDPR, see here for the effect on Canada and Email blog, and here for why the GDPR is a good thing blog. If you’ve been hearing about it and been terrified about it, you might not be thinking it’s a good thing, but ultimately, this is going to protect people’s data, and give people more power when dealing with companies of all sizes.

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Tom Nash Retirement – B&B Websites

Radar Hill is taking over from Tom Nash GreaterVictoria.com and VancouverIslandBedBreakfast.com, two Bed & Breakfast websites designed to promote this beautiful part of the world. Tom has been a client of ours for many years, and we graciously accept ownership of his websites. We thank him for the smooth transition, and wish him the best in his retirement. See below for his full retirement letter.

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