There is No Free Lunch

There is a dangerous tightrope edge being walked by business owners where it concerns “free” offers in data storage. CEOs, CIOs, and other corporate captains who require their company data be available at all times are finding themselves and their ventures compromised or “hooked” into so-cal

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Is Your Medical Practice Getting The Care and Attention Its Deserves From Your Current IT Provider?

IT service organizations are a dime a dozen here in the Buffalo and Western New York metro area, however many of our competitors are focused on the wrong thing. Many of them continue to drive your medical clinic towards compliance with HIPAA regulations, and even many of the other regulatory statutes imposed by associati

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What Can a cVIO Do for Your Business?

Most modern businesses employ a Chief Information Officer, (CIO). The person in this position is responsible for the analysis, strategic planning and management of everything that falls into the category of information technology. Sometimes, however, filling this position with someone at the executi

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Virtual CIO — Flexibility, Expertise and Cost Reduction in a Critical Role

Many small- and medium-sized business (SMB) don't have the resources to have a full-time Chief Information Officer (CIO). An IT consultant can fill this need with a virtual CIO (vCIO), providing the high-level vision and guidance needed in businesses today. Here are five significant benefits of usin

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The Lack of a BA Agreement can Cost Your Clinic Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

If you own or manage a clinic, you should be aware of the potential costs that can surface due to a lack of a BA agreement. BA is an acronym that stands for business agreement. HIPAA enforcement actions regarding vendor agreements can cost your business hundreds of thousands of dollars. Raleigh Orth

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QuickTime Can Be Hazardous to Your Computer’s Health When You Run It on Windows

Despite warnings from the United States Department of Homeland Security about two unpatched security holes in Apple's QuickTime for Windows, it is estimated that at least half of all Window computer owners will not hear about the call to delete QuickTime immediately or have heard but will not get ar

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Understanding the Art of Medical and Technology Transition Management

The onset of government and industry compliance have generated a new set of standards for medical practices using information technology (IT) directed at the management processes for the intent of improving healthcare services and protecting privacy. The most challenging expansion in the transition

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Strong Perimeter IT Defense – What Is It and Why Your Business Can’t Survive Without It

Layering security methods reinforces the ability of organizations to prevent cyber threats from penetrating security perimeters. The idea behind the efficacy of layered security is that any individual defense mechanism, no matter how healthy and robust it seems, may be flawed to the point it permits

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Dental Association Mistakenly Sends Malware to its Members

Most people think that malicious computer malware is spread as a result of downloading a file from a website, an e-mail attachment or an online file sharing service. Yet it is also possible to transmit malware through a simple USB thumb drive. The American Dental Association (ADA) and thousands of d

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The $3 Million Phishing Problem at Mattel is More Common Than You Think

One of the most common types of cyber attacks that both businesses and personal users have to contend with today’s is called a “phishing” attack. In An attacker will pose as a legitimate company or other business contact in an attempt to steal valuable information from their victim. For, examp

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