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If You’re Running Windows XP You Won’t Be HIPAA Compliant!

December 23rd, 2013

Update to a newer Windows operating system before it’s too late!

Microsoft has continuously warned us about the end of support for Windows XP on April 8th, 2014. Microsoft will no longer release security patches or updates for Windows XP making it non-compliant with HIPAA/HITECH. Unsupported systems are insecure and protected health information (PHI) shouldn’t reside on machines running XP. Plus, if you aren’t HIPAA compliant your at risk of not meeting meaningful use security requirements.

Computer Privacy in the Workplace, Featuring Attorney Wendy Lazar of Outten and Golden, LLP

December 22nd, 2013

We found this very interesting video about privacy of personal information in the workplace or an employee using personal devices for work related functions.  Watch the video below.

Attorney Wendy Lazar of Outten and Golden, LLP in New York talks with the Employment Law Channel about the rights of both employers and employees when it comes to workplace communications using a company s computer, mobile device and the like.

Windows 7— The Preferred Operating System for Businesses Today

December 20th, 2013

Windows 7 has become the world’s most popular operating system, especially amongst businesses. Windows XP will reach its end-of-life date in April 2014 — after that point, security patches and updates will no longer be available. If you haven’t already, you need to upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8.

But which operating system should you choose? Here’s some help — Windows 8 was recently redesigned however it continues to fall behind Windows 7 in popularity.

Your Law Firm Can Benefit From Using Secure Remote Access.

December 19th, 2013

Did you know that your associates, partners and staff have the ability to work from any location securely, as long as they have an Internet connection and the right technology?  With today’s networks and computer programs, your employees can work remotely from any location, offering a wide variety of advantages for your firm:

When employees have secure remote access to your files it promotes flexibility and cuts down on wasted time and money spent commuting.

How To Ensure Your Business Benefits From Using Innovative Technologies.

December 18th, 2013

Technology plays an important role in the modern workplace and can increase your business efficiencies.  Technology advancements can help you accomplish activities that would otherwise be impossible. However, when employing innovative technologies, it’s important to consider the following to ensure your business actually reaps the benefits you’re looking for.

Should You Outsource or Keep IT In-House?

December 17th, 2013

Do you outsource your information technology services or keep IT in-house? How do you know what’s the best choice for your business? IT can be a confusing decision.  You need to consider various factors— from maintaining your network and updating antivirus software, to ensuring remote users have access to resources.

Common Problems Businesses Face When They Choose The Wrong IT Company

December 15th, 2013

As a business owner you’ve probably heard about the advantages of outsourcing to an IT provider. However, choosing the wrong one can have a negative impact on your business. The most common problems organizations face when they outsource to the wrong IT provider include:

Loss of Managerial Control

When you sign a contract allowing a provider to act as your IT department, you’re going to lose managerial control over that specific function.