We have over 25 years of experience working with Canadian small businesses and not-for-profit organizations in the Vancouver & Lower Mainland area.
We are recognized as one of Canada's Best Businesses and we have been a ThreeBestRated business for 7 consecutive years. We a have proven track record for helping dozens of organizations to implement their programs, attract and retain volunteers, and build, manage and properly secure their infrastructure.
We adopt a "security-first" approach to IT, and we implement IT best practices to ensure that our customer's infrastructure is built on a solid foundation, and is scalable.
We advise and provide support for some of the largest granting organizations in BC and we understand and support the most common granting, donation, and finance applications (e.g. Blackbaud, SmartSimple, Foundation Power, Gift Tool, Gifts, Jonas, Quickbooks, Sage/Accpac, Great Plains, Dynamics)
We work with your executive team and key stakeholders to understand your security and infrastructure needs - before you even spend a penny!
We take pride in helping you spend less on software, hardware, warranties and services, and we offer deep discounts to not-for-profits by leveraging economies of scale and by leveraging our many vendor partnerships.
Our Canadian-based Security Engineers and Technicians provide you with the bench strength that you need to fully protect and maintain your network. Our staff are trained to handle any situation.
At I.T. Ideas Inc. Core Values are everything. These Core Values describe "how our business works when the boss is away"!
Honesty & Integrity
Supportive & Respectful
Commitment to Excellence
Innovative & Open To Possibilities
During the COVID pandemic of 2020, most organizations were forced to re-invent the way that they deliver services, and most had to adopt work-from-home as a new norm. Unfortunately, for most organizations, this meant an extremely rushed pivot of technology to accommodate. Most now utilize Virtual Private Networks and Remote Desktop Services and a variety of file sharing and collaboration platforms and tools to grant remote access to their assets. Unknowingly, they have now greatly elevated their security risk and exposure to threat actors. They are also losing control over their electronic assets.
Due to budget constraints many organizations have permitted the use of home PCs and personal devices for remotely accessing their files and networks, turning a blind eye to information leaks, data sprawl, and worse - the elevated risks of allowing access to their organizations from devices and sources that are not properly protected and completely out of their control.
Through our mission, we want to empower organizations to reduce their risks, control costs, become aware of the opportunities that technology has to offer, proactively plan and prevent costly mistakes, and ultimately leverage technology to implement programs more efficiently. This in turn will have a massive positive impact on our society and on our communities who so desperately need the help and support.
To become the leading IT Service provider and chosen authority in Canada at helping and empowering not-for-profits, charities and academic organizations who wish to security harden their organizations, to greatly reduce or eliminate legal, financial and reputation risks by safeguarding their data (credit card and personally identifiable information) and keeping customer information safe from cyber-criminals and cyber-terrorism. This "security-first" focus is the basis on which organizations can then implement information technology best practices, processes, and solutions in order to grow sustainably, and to deliver programs more efficiently. The outcome will be to create extraordinarily positive and meaningful impacts within our communities.
To create awareness, educate, and implement tools, processes, policies and procedures that effectively protect not-for-profit organizations from cyber-criminals and preventable attacks and infiltrations.
To use a combination of energy, experience, strategic collaboration, expertise, tools and technology to provide customized technology solutions that are "tailored to fit" not-for-profits, charities, and academic organizations, and leverage economies of scale to ensure that these solutions are cost-effective.