IT Solutions Blog

15 Lessons Learned from a HIPAA Data Breach

Posted by Rose Doherty on Jul 25, 2018 1:14:14 PM

Implementing a strong HIPAA Compliance framework is a requirement for all Covered Entities and Business Associates, but many practices don't realize this is also their best strategy to prevent a breach from happening!   My hope is that understanding what the OCR will ask you for after a Data Breach will help you implement an IT security framework that will reduce your chances of ever experiencing a data breach.  

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Topics: HIPAA Compliance, Data Security, IT Security, cybersecurity, ePHI Security, HIPAA Risk Analysis

4 Benefits of Cloud Computing for Small Businesses

Posted by Chad Myers on Jun 21, 2018 8:42:30 AM

 

Why Cloud Computing for a Small Business?

This week I’ve been working with a small company, coming up with solutions to their rather unique business problems.  They have operated for a very long-time as a “paper only” shop.  I was surprised to see paper based businesses still existed, but I have a feeling there are many more out there than I am currently aware of.  I have been working in I.T. for more than 25 years, and just figured everyone in my world was using technology for work, but that is not the case!  Showing a small business owner how technology can help them grow their business is really exciting, and creating a cloud environment allows us to address their goals, allowing them to work in ways they never imagined. 
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Topics: Cloud Computing, benefits of office 365, move your business to the cloud, Cloud Hosting, Azure hosting, Benefits of Cloud Computing

3 Reasons to Implement a Corporate Owned Device Policy

Posted by Rose Doherty on Jun 19, 2018 8:15:00 AM

 

The AP reported a few weeks ago that a team-issued iPad was stolen from the car of a Chicago Bears Rookie, and the Bears Playbook was on the iPad!  Fortunately, the Bears Organization had implemented a corporate owned device  policy, which allowed the IT Department to take control fast.

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Topics: Mobile Device Management, cybersecurity, corporate owned device policy, byod, cybersecurity plan, cybersecurity checklist

5 Actions to Protect Against VPNFilter Malware

Posted by Rose Doherty on Jun 11, 2018 10:05:00 AM

 

Cisco's Talos threat intelligence group has reported that VPNFilter malware is more dangerous than initially thought.   The FBI is urging the public to take steps to protect against VPNFilter and improve router security.  We step you through the 5 actions you need to take now.
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Topics: cybersecurity tips, malware, vpnfilter

Microsoft and TruGrid Announce Remote Desktop Protocol Licensing Agreement

Posted by Rose Doherty on Apr 6, 2018 11:31:25 AM
Microsoft Corp. and TruGrid (N.E. Desktop Software, Inc.) announced on April 3, 2018 that they have entered into a license agreement to enable access to Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) technology for TruGrid's Simple & Secure Workspace, hosted in Microsoft Azure. 
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Topics: cybersecurity, cloud security, Secure remote access, Protect your data in the cloud, TruGrid, Remote access security

8 Tips from the OCR to Prevent a Phishing Attack

Posted by Rose Doherty on Mar 14, 2018 1:23:17 PM

February 2018 OCR Cybersecurity Newsletter - Phishing

Phishing remains one of the most successful tactics used by hackers to steal sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details. In phishing attacks, cyber-criminals disguise emails to make the recipient think it is from someone they trust, and  The Department of Homeland Security warns that 97% of people can not identify a phishing attempt. Read the following IT security tips from the OCR to learn the best cybersecurity strategies to prevent a phishing attack.  

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Topics: IT Security, cybersecurity strategies, prevent a phishing attack, cybersecurity, cybersecurity tips

Microsoft Outlook Infographic Shares 5 Great Productivity Tips

Posted by Rose Doherty on Mar 6, 2018 8:10:00 AM

 

Get the Outlook Infographic and Boost Productivity 

The key to increasing productivity with Office 365 is to take advantage of the new features being added every month. This helpful infographic from Microsoft is a fast way to learn the latest Outlook productivity hacks!

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Topics: Office 365 for Business, Microsoft Outlook Productivity, Outlook online, Learn Outlook, Outlook 2016

5 Microsoft Word Productivity Boosting Tips

Posted by Rose Doherty on Nov 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

 

Quickly Learn 5 Exciting New Word Features 

Increasing workforce productivity is a top goal for many businesses, and this new infographic from Microsoft will help Office 365 and Word 2016 users quickly adopt the newest Word features that will make the greatest impact on their productivity. These quick tips will get you started using these time saving features that will increase productivity immediately.

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Topics: Increase Productivity, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Word

CIO Review Names IntelliSuite to 20 Most Promising Office 365 Solution Providers 2017

Posted by Rose Doherty on Aug 12, 2017 9:29:47 AM

Microsoft recently surpassed 85 Million business users on the Office 365 platform, and it appears there is no end in site.  Office 365 offers many benefits to businesses, including collaboration tools, built in security and compliance features, and automatic updates .  What's the catch?  The migration process is complex, and countless businesses have found that it pays to hire an Office 365 Consultant to manage the planning, migration and end-user adoption.   To assist CIO's, CTO's, and Business Owners in selecting a reliable consultant, CIO Review assembled a panel of industry experts to identify the 20 Most Promising Office 365 Solution providers that have positioned themselves to help organizations reap the productivity, security, and profitability benefits of Office 365.  Learn who the top players are, and how the IntelliSuite IT Solutions Office 365 migration methodology launched them to the top of the list.

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Topics: benefits of office 365, Office 365 setup, Office 365 migration, Office 365 Consultant

What is SharePoint Online?

Posted by Rose Doherty on Jun 21, 2017 3:10:33 PM

A powerful document storage, sharing and communication tool in Office 365

SharePoint Online is a robust document storage, sharing, and communication tool that, until Office 365, was only practical for Enterprise organizations.  Today, SharePoint is included in most Office 365 Business plans, expanding into the small and mid-size business market for the first time.  SharePoint is the solution to many common business challenges, and is paying off for organizations worldwide.

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Topics: Increase Productivity, Office 365 for Business, Microsoft Office 365, What is SharePoint?, SharePoint, What is Sharepoint Online?, Document management solution, Collaboration solution, centralized document library