It is amazing how time moves so quickly and here we are now in the 10th year the Phrenic Systems has been in business and providing the best IT support to our clients. We have some new plans happening for this year. Once they are settled we will be making a announcement. It should be a very exciting year and we will be able to offer a greater range of IT services to our clients.
Great article from Ars Technica
Great article about how well positioned the Canadian economy is to weather the econmic downturn.
“So what accounts for the genius of the Canadians? Common sense. Over the past 15 years, as the United States and Europe loosened regulations on their financial industries, the Canadians refused to follow suit, seeing the old rules as useful shock absorbers. Canadian banks are typically leveraged at 18 to 1—compared with U.S. banks at 26 to 1 and European banks at a frightening 61 to 1. Partly this reflects Canada’s more risk-averse business culture, but it is also a product of old-fashioned rules on banking.”
As part of the stimulus package to help during this recession the Federal Government added items to the 2009 budget that will be of interest to business owners who are thinking about or going to be spending money on their businesses IT infrustructure. Of interest is that businesses will be able to fully deduct the cost of eligible computer hardware and software in the first year instead of showing as a depreciating asset on your books. Businesses should speak to their accounts and see how this will affect their computer hardware purchases.
“The 2009 Budget proposes a temporary 100% CCA rate for eligible computers and software acquired after January 27, 2009 and before February 2011. This 100% CCA rate would not be subject to the half-year rule and, consequently, a business would be able to fully deduct the cost of eligible computers and systems software in the first year that CCA deductions are available. Eligible computers and systems software must be situated in Canada, used to earn income in Canada, and not previously used for any purpose before acquisition by the taxpayer for use in Canada.”
The above site lists all of the changes – there are many tax measures both business and personal that will result in more dollars in people’s pockets during these difficult times.
We are currenlt in the process of switching all of our hosted sites and domains to a new more robust dedicated server. This will allow us to offer hosting accounts that individuals and companies can manage themselves. I have a test account set up so if you or someone you know is interested in the hosting ans wants to see how the control panel works I can provide that for you to play around with. Check out the different packages at
We have also just completed the new redesign for Hamilton Minor Hockey’s website. Check it out at www.hamiltonminorhockey.com.
For those that want to host and maintain your own website we now have hosting accounts available for as little as 6 dollars a month. If you are currently hosting with another company it is very simple to switch from one host to another and we can help guide you through the process. Don’t pay too much for your hosting.
All accounts come with a wide range of features including site builder. And the ability to create blogs and photo pages almost instantly. If you have any questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are Expanding!
February 2009 – New website – www.phrenic.net
2009 is our 9th year in business and we are expanding to meet the growing IT demands of our clients. We offer a full range of solutions to support every aspect of our client’s technology needs. These include:
Network and server design, implementation and support
Computer hardware and software support
Upgrades and installs of new computer hardware
Home computer support – upgrades, installs and maintenance
Web design and online marketing
2009 looks to be an exciting year where we continue to deliver high quality support to our clients while developing new clients. If you know a person or business who needs IT support they can contact us using the following information.
905 318 8670
There is a free initial consultation to investigate the needs of the prospective client.