If you are running a business that takes card payments, whether online, over the phone or face-to-face, it is your responsibility to protect all customer payment card details in accordance with the latest PCI-DSS security legislation.
If your business operates in the healthcare industry and stores or transfers digital protected health information (PHI) such as patient data, HIPAA compliance is something you need to take very seriously.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was originally brought into force by Congress in 1996. When the act was first passed, it was designed to allow workers to carry their insurance and healthcare rights forward between jobs. Today, it is better known for its policies concerning the security and privacy of protected health information.
Traditional business models have been turned on their heads in recent years. This is the instant world where everything moves faster - communication, products, media, and computing - all continue to evolve and the move forward will continue to be very rapid.
We hear a lot about digital transformation, but what does it actually mean today and how do businesses not only transform but continue to stay ahead of the curve? In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the technologies that businesses can leverage now to achieve and maintain that all-important competitive edge.
For businesses looking to become more agile while at the same time reducing costs, Software as a Service (SaaS) is an attractive proposition. Where once applications were installed and managed in-house, SaaS solutions provide a subscription-based, cloud-based model that offers reduced time to benefit, lower costs and enhanced scalability and integration.
Many organizations blanket their office in the same computers and solutions for every employee, but that is actually doing a disservice to both parties. Below are five basic points to ensure you’re acquiring the best technology for each of your employees.
Becoming an overnight success story is a common dream among business owners. Although rapid growth is desired, many owners are unaware of the vulnerabilities they create while trying to accommodate a sudden demand in resources. In trying to fill these needs, old hardware, software and practices overlap with newer accommodations leading to a patchwork of unsecured technology.
Deploying a virtualization strategy can help consolidate the quantity of machines in your office and minimize future hardware purchases. Not only that, virtualization can make your assets more accessible from wherever you are. It is the perfect way to enhance efficiency while developing a more agile business. Three time saving tools your business might be interested in: VMWare, Microsoft Hyper-V and Parallels. Below we will investigate each to decide where or not it's the right solution for your business.
"29% report loss or damage of internal records as a result of a security incident."
Troubling, yet many organizations fail to recognize it as a problem until it's too late. According to the same study, conducted by PwC, 30% of incidents can be attributed to current employees. This statistic clearly demonstrates the importance of hiring an independent MSP that can maintain the integrity of a comprehensive network security assessment.
Did you know that 60% of companies that lose their data shut down within 6 months of the disaster? It's easy to see why even a minor event can wreak havoc on your bottom line. That's why contracting with a managed IT service provider that specializes in disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) can not only help protect your vital assets, but also give a comprehensive approach to seamlessly restoring your business quickly. Below are some points to look for when assessing service providers that will safeguard your business during an emergency.
Choosing a reliable managed service provider (MSP) can be an overwhelming task when reviewing different companies. IT services can range from additional support for your current IT team, to completely outsourcing your whole IT department. Along with making software recommendations, installations and managing all technology, your MSP will also be your gateway to all issues and concerns you or your employees have.