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Achieving HIPAA Compliance Isn’t Just for Healthcare Providers

Achieving HIPAA Compliance Isn’t Just for Healthcare Providers

Businesses in industries subject to strict compliance and regulatory requirements are often anxious about migrating to the cloud for fear that a managed services provider will not be able to meet their compliance demands. If you’ve been involved in the increasingly complex world of business IT for long, you’ve probably already heard the term “HIPAA-compliant.

How to draft a disaster-recovery plan

How to draft a disaster-recovery plan

Many businesses make the grave mistake of thinking about building a capable disaster-recovery plan when it’s already too late. While no one is saying it’s easy to be prepared for any eventuality, it’s never too soon to start thinking about the potential dangers that face your business.

6 Benefits of outsourcing your helpdesk

6 Benefits of outsourcing your helpdesk

There are few ways to lose customers faster than by offering sub-standard support. If your customers have issues regarding your product or services, customer support will be their first point of contact; so it’s crucial that your support services are available in their time of need.

On-Premises servers vs. Cloud: Weighing the Costs

On-Premises servers vs. Cloud: Weighing the Costs

The cloud computing revolution is well underway, and countless businesses are already migrating to managed services or plan to soon. Although there’s undoubtedly a lot of hype surrounding the whole industry, there’s no denying the flexibility and scalability of the cloud.

Are Hardware Firewalls Really Necessary for SMBs?

Are Hardware Firewalls Really Necessary for SMBs?

As more businesses shift toward the cloud for their computing needs, digital security has become a major concern. Attacks are on the rise and, if you’ve been keeping track of the news lately, it appears that even the U.S. government isn’t immune to major security breaches.

Everything you need to begin drafting a Mobile Device Management policy

Everything you need to begin drafting a Mobile Device Management policy

Thanks to the increasing presence of mobile devices in the workplace, employees are no longer glued to their desks. In fact, a 2015 report by the International Data Corporation forecasted that mobile workers will account for almost three-quarters of the U.S. workforce by 2020.

This trend brings a host of benefits to businesses, such as improved communication and collaboration and greater employee productivity.

The best improvements to Office 365 at Microsoft’s end-of-year conference

The best improvements to Office 365 at Microsoft’s end-of-year conference

The annual conference and tech party, Ignite by Microsoft, is arguably the blue chip of all global tech conferences, thanks to the merging of the tech giant’s best events into one space. Each year, it’s safe to say that tech-lovers and IT professionals can expect exciting news from the Microsoft team, with the 2016 year-end event being no exception after news of huge improvements to its flagship Office 365 programs.

VoIP the first step toward Unified Communications for SMBs

VoIP the first step toward Unified Communications for SMBs

For decades, we’ve been connecting our homes, schools, and businesses with mazes of wires and network switches. Traditional phone systems rely on the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), an in-house closet full of phone wires, and a localized expert who installs and manages the whole mess.