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Symantec Vulnerability

Posted on 7/28/2016 1:55:25 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

At the end of June, the discovered a major vulner…

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HIPAA Phase Two Audit Program

Posted on 7/20/2016 8:57:04 AM by Judi Grassi

Category: Healthcare IT

The has begun its next phase of …

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Microsoft Dynamics SL Extended Support

Posted on 7/11/2016 10:27:33 AM by Eleanore Knott

Category: Business Solutions

As of tomorrow, Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 is coming to the end of mainstream support. Microsoft Dynamics SL is an ERP project management tool that combines powerful project and financial managemen…

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Planning for the Future – Fiscal IT Budgeting Webinar

Posted on 7/5/2016 2:50:19 PM by Chris Claudio

Category: Managed Services & Outsourcing

At the end of May, I led the first educational webinar on the topic of

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Winxnet Employee Spotlight – Steve Martel

Posted on 7/1/2016 3:25:06 PM by Suzanne Murphy

Category: Employee Spotlight

Often times your technology providers are anonymous names and facing working behind screens or over the phone. Our ‘Employee Spotlight’ series highlights these technical gurus, both ins…

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Managed Security Services – A Maine Business Perspective

Posted on 6/21/2016 9:20:48 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

At the beginning of June, I had the pleasure of speaking at the 2016 MTUG IT Summit and Tradeshow about ‘Managed Security Services – A Maine Business Perspective’. I spoke alongsi…

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Educational Webinar Series – Fiscal Budgeting

Posted on 6/17/2016 1:22:23 PM by Chris Claudio

Category: Managed Services & Outsourcing

At the end of May, I began frequent educational webinars on a variety of different IT matters, the first was on the topic of

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Cyber Security – How to Avoid Being a Victim of Attack Webinar

Posted on 6/1/2016 10:52:24 AM by Chris Claudio

Category: Security & Compliance

At the end of May, I led the first of what will be many educational webinars on the topic of ‘Cyber Security – How to Avoid Being a Victim of Attack.’ One of the perks of my job i…

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Cyber Security Controls for Nonprofits

Posted on 5/24/2016 9:12:08 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

I recently had the pleasure of speaking on the topic of ‘Cyber Security for Nonprofits’ as part of the

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Management Reporter 2012 CU15 Release

Posted on 5/18/2016 11:15:15 AM by Paul Laskow

Category: Business Solutions

Management Reporter (MR) for Microsoft Dynamics ERP is an interactive reporting application that financial and business professionals can use to create, maintain, deploy, and view financial stateme…

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Creating a Culture of Security

Posted on 5/11/2016 8:55:08 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Recently, I had the pleasure of the speaking at the 2016 Conference at the Augusta Civic Center on the subject of ‘Buildin…

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The Dangers of File Sharing

Posted on 5/3/2016 8:49:21 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

File sharing applications such as DropBox, Google Docs, Smartsheet, and OneDrive are being used more frequently in today’s working world. These file sharing applications are designed to make …

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Educational Webinar Series – Cyber Security

Posted on 4/27/2016 10:24:47 AM by Chris Claudio

Category: Security & Compliance

As you know, a big passion of mine is education and speaking about critical IT topics and related best practices. At the end of May, I will be starting frequent educational webinars on a variety of…

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McAfee Email Security Solutions End-of-Life

Posted on 4/22/2016 10:02:14 AM by Jeff Kinney

Category: Managed Services & Outsourcing

As you are probably aware, Intel Security/McAfee made the decision to End-of-Life (EOL) McAfee Email Security Solutions, formerly known as MXLogic. The decision, published in the …

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Release

Posted on 4/13/2016 2:01:26 PM by Paul Laskow

Category: Business Solutions

Microsoft announced that Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 is expected to be available worldwide on May 1, 2016. This is exciting news for those of you taking full advantage of the strengths of this appli…

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Human Resources Spear Phishing Attacks

Posted on 3/10/2016 1:40:57 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Over the past several days, Winxnet Security experts noticed a new type of a spear phishing attack, …

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IT Budgeting for Non-Profits

Posted on 3/10/2016 10:01:14 AM by Chris Claudio

Category: Managed Services & Outsourcing

I was excited and energized when I was asked to speak about “IT Budgeting for Non-Profits” as part of the 

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The DROWN Attack

Posted on 3/10/2016 9:59:16 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

The new SSL vulnerability, dubbed DROWN as if to promote the hype, is gaining attention as if the sky is falling. I wanted to take a moment to make sure you understand its potential impact on your …

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Strategic IT Planning for Non-Profits

Posted on 2/22/2016 10:20:16 AM by Chris Claudio

Category: Managed Services & Outsourcing

As you know, a big passion of mine is removing the mystique of great IT management for organizations, so I was thrilled last month when I got the chance to speak to top executives and professionals…

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How to Control Cyber Security Threats on a Budget

Posted on 2/9/2016 7:24:27 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking at Gifford School in Weston, Massachusetts to talk about ‘Cyber Risk Security’. The

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Warning: Spear Phishing on the Rise

Posted on 1/8/2016 9:07:22 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

specialists have recently noticed an alarming increase in the frequency and sophistication of spear phishing attacks. In these at…

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Prepare for What’s Ahead in 2016

Posted on 12/30/2015 9:35:16 AM by Chris Claudio

Category: Managed Services & Outsourcing

As 2015 has now officially left us forever, developing a strategic IT plan for 2016 is necessary and should already be complete if not well underway. I am a passionate IT strategist and avid about …

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Security Awareness for Maine Businesses – The Highlights

Posted on 11/23/2015 10:42:34 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: IT Security , Security & Compliance

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Jeremy Clough, the Vice President, Information Security Officer at Gorham Savings Bank and Randy Porter, IT Director with Alexander & Schmidt at a&n…

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Managing Your SharePoint Solution

Posted on 10/28/2015 8:56:10 AM by Hannah Dexter

Category: SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint is a unique and powerful business platform that enables different types of organizations to foster higher value relationships with employees, partners, and customers. SharePoin…

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Happy Healthcare IT Week!

Posted on 10/6/2015 1:40:54 PM by Judi Grassi

Category: Healthcare IT

It’s the time of year you’ve all been waiting for with enthusiasm and excitement to rival some of our favorites; Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday…… That&rsq…

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 Updates

Posted on 9/14/2015 2:13:14 PM by Paul Laskow

Category: Business Solutions

Recently Microsoft Dynamics has released new features and upgrades for both Microsoft Dynamics SL and GP. In my previous post, I explained the enhancements that have been made to Microsoft Dynamics…

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Cisco ASA 5500 Series End of Life

Posted on 9/14/2015 1:57:01 PM by Dan Mason

Category: Managed Services & Outsourcing

You know that as an IT company we feel strongly about security. Part of creating a culture of security is having the tools to do so. Like many tools in technology, hardware and software reaches "En…

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Meet the Winxnet Beach to Beacon Team

Posted on 7/30/2015 8:34:46 AM by Suzanne Murphy

Category: Community Events

On Saturday, August 1st,

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Adobe Zero Day and Third Party Software

Posted on 7/28/2015 10:55:27 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

This month, a new zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player was discovered via a cyberattack against the hackers-for-hire firm Hacking Team. A large amount of internal information that was leake…

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What’s New with Microsoft Dynamics SL 2015?

Posted on 7/23/2015 8:45:44 AM by Paul Laskow

Category: Business Solutions

Recently Microsoft Dynamics has released enhanced features for their SL solution. Microsoft Dynamics SL has continued to expand their project solutions, financial features, reporting information as…

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The End (of Support) is Here

Posted on 7/16/2015 10:01:27 AM by Jared Simms

Category: Managed Services & Outsourcing

, Microsoft’s support has ended for Windows Server 2003, including Windows Server 2003 R2 and …

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The Transformation of IT Management and Delivery: Part Two

Posted on 6/23/2015 2:44:03 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance , Managed Services & Outsourcing

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Chris Claudio, CEO of Winxnet and Dan McCormack, CEO of InterMed to IT executives and professionals at the annual MTUG IT Summit and Tradeshow on the to…

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The Transformation of IT Management and Delivery: Part One

Posted on 6/19/2015 8:13:57 AM by Chris Claudio

Category: Managed Services & Outsourcing

In May, I had the opportunity to speak to IT executives and professionals at the annual MTUG IT Summit and Tradeshow on the topic of ‘The Transformation of IT Management and Delivery.’ …

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What Role Does Technology Play in your Healthcare Practice?

Posted on 5/29/2015 9:49:15 AM by Chris Claudio

Category: Healthcare IT

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking to health care executives at the New England MGMA Regional Conference on the topic of ‘Healthcare IT Strategic Planning and Budgeting’. The major…

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5 Things to Remember When Getting Started With SharePoint: Part Two

Posted on 5/26/2015 1:54:44 PM by Hannah Dexter

Category: SharePoint

In my previous post I shared how I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of bank executives at the Maine Bankers Association Expo on the topic of …

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5 Things to Remember When Getting Started With SharePoint: Part One

Posted on 5/18/2015 10:40:52 AM by Hannah Dexter

Category: SharePoint

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of bank executives at the Maine Bankers Association Expo on the topic of “5 Things to Remember When Getting Started with SharePoint”. …

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The Rise of Ransomware: 3 Key Points

Posted on 4/13/2015 2:46:30 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

There was more this …

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Expectations for Technology in Your Organization

Posted on 4/8/2015 3:16:18 PM by Chris Claudio

Category: Managed Services & Outsourcing

As a part of our on-going involvement in the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce I recently spoke at the fourth installment of our Technology Series on the topic of “Expectations for Techno…

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3 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Managed Security

Posted on 3/11/2015 12:10:49 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

You have no doubt heard me rant and rave about , the changing threats business…

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Winxnet IT Security Alert: Superfish Information

Posted on 2/20/2015 10:13:15 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: IT Security

As the news about Lenovo spyware ‘’ is gaining momentum in the media, Winxnet Security …

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What You Need to Know About the HIPAA Omnibus Rule/HITECH Act

Posted on 1/8/2015 12:47:05 PM by Don Reczek

Category: Healthcare IT

If you caught my first post, “”, then you have a fairly good idea…

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Four steps you should expect from your ‘Security Health Check’

Posted on 1/5/2015 11:49:23 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: IT Security , Security & Compliance

2014 was in busines…

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Are You Ready for Windows Server 2003 End of Life?

Posted on 12/16/2014 2:00:05 PM by Jared Simms

Category: Managed Services & Outsourcing

Windows Server 2003 (including Windows Server 2003 R2) support is ending on July 14th, 2015. In short, this means that Microsoft will no longer be releasing patches or security updates f…

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IT Budgeting Principles for Business Leaders

Posted on 12/15/2014 11:02:37 AM by Chris Claudio

Category: Managed Services & Outsourcing

A complete understanding of all of the principles of IT budgeting can sometimes seem overwhelming, not only because of the proverbial 'moving parts' included in each cycle, but also because of the …

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Out-Running Your Friend: Five Basics of Cyber Security

Posted on 11/24/2014 1:24:39 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

As a part of Winxnet’s ongoing Technology Series at the , I recently had the pleasure of spea…

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What Key Principles are Driving Your IT Budgeting Process?

Posted on 11/21/2014 9:00:54 AM by Chris Claudio

Category: Managed Services & Outsourcing

This post serves as the second installment following my presentation at the Portland Regional Chamber about “Effective Strategic IT Planning”. In my …

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Four IT Myths that Could be Breaking Your Technology Budget

Posted on 10/31/2014 9:49:06 AM by Chris Claudio

Category: Managed Services & Outsourcing

Recently I had the privilege of presenting at the about “Effect…

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HIPAA: How We Got to Where We are Today (In Five Minutes)

Posted on 10/30/2014 9:53:32 AM by Don Reczek

Category: Healthcare IT

As you know from our previous posts, we are committed to serving as your single point of contact for all HIPAA Compliance and Healthcare IT questions.  Getting and staying HIPAA Compliant can …

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What's Your Cyber Security Plan?

Posted on 10/27/2014 10:40:52 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: IT Security

Updated 10/31/14: The Cyber Security Planning Seminar was a success, with over 90 people hearing from experts in the field about the best practices, policies and tools to …

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Security Bulletin: Bash Bug Vulnerability

Posted on 9/26/2014 9:57:28 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

As the “Shellshock” vulnerability gains more attention in the media and security industry, The Winxnet Security Team wants to help you gain a better understanding of this issue and, per…

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Are You Getting the Most out of Your IT Services Provider?

Posted on 9/25/2014 1:32:57 PM by Chris Claudio

Category: Managed Services & Outsourcing

In my post , I discussed the benefits of engaging a partner that is focused on excellence in the ma…

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Get the Most Out of Your Technology Investments: 3 Project Management Tips

Posted on 8/28/2014 10:20:35 AM by Kevin Bailey

Category: Managed Services & Outsourcing

The technology needs of your organization are constantly changing with increased complexities in the integration between new hardware and applications.  Seemingly unrelated aspects of your tec…

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Information Security on a Budget: 5 Ways to Help Save Money

Posted on 8/26/2014 8:00:00 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

In part one of my post, I listed three ways that you can begin to create your own Information Securit…

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Three Benefits of Virtualization for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

Posted on 7/25/2014 3:25:40 PM by Jared Simms

Category: Virtualization

The Internet is full of marketing materials, blog posts, and websites that detail the features and benefits of virtualization. However, many of the benefits written about in these forums only make …

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Security on a Budget, Part One

Posted on 7/25/2014 10:43:44 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

In my 17 year career in Information Security, I have worked with businesses of all sizes and in many industries. One of the most common (and incorrect) schools of thought amongst small to mid-sized…

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5 Things You Should Expect from Your Help Desk

Posted on 6/25/2014 10:31:01 AM by Amanda Glidden

Category: Managed Services & Outsourcing

Technology solutions are ever changing, increasingly complex and play a vital role in your business. When systems are down or users are having difficulties, your business suffers.  Whether you…

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Information Security 101: Has Your Organization Taken These Basic Steps?

Posted on 6/23/2014 2:24:54 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

Remember when information security was a boring topic that no one cared about except for a few back office IT guys?  No mainstream media outlets were interested in stories about it and consume…

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The Password that Could be Your Organization's Achilles Heel

Posted on 5/28/2014 10:50:02 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

If we told you that a single password is all that stands between hackers and the entire Internet security of your organization, you might think that we are exaggerating and even full of it.  O…

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Security Bulletin: eBay Customer Information Breach

Posted on 5/21/2014 1:13:49 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

What is it?

On May 21, 2014, eBay revealed a security breach. The company’s database containing customer names, account passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers …

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Security Bulletin: Microsoft Internet Explorer Zero-Day Vulnerability

Posted on 5/1/2014 12:08:02 PM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

Category: Security & Compliance

What is it?

A critical vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) may allow  attackers to execute code on a computer if the user visits a malicious web site.

Who is imp…

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Plans for Compliance Are No Longer Good Enough

Posted on 4/25/2014 8:54:32 AM by Jason Lenardson

Category: Healthcare IT

For many of us that must comply with HIPAA, the required Risk Analysis was the wake-up call we needed to develop a Risk Management plan to ensure we were on a solid trajectory towards becoming full…

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Don't Blame SharePoint

Posted on 4/24/2014 10:40:10 AM by Amanda Downing

Category: SharePoint

I hear it all the time - versions of the “SharePoint Sucks” story. This takes the form of one (or more) of the following comments:

– I can't find anything

– It…

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Security Bulletin: "Heartbleed" bug - what you need to know

Posted on 4/9/2014 5:11:46 PM by Jason Lenardson

Category: Security & Compliance

As the new SSL vulnerability ("Heartbleed" bug) gains nationwide news coverage, you are probably concerned about the impact it could have on your organization.

SSL is a protocol that provide…

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IT Leadership: 5 Critical Indicators of a Healthy Technology Infrastructure

Posted on 2/26/2014 4:37:55 PM by Chris Claudio

Category: Managed Services & Outsourcing

I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with a CIO of a mid-sized company to talk about all things technology and in particular the business of IT from a leadership perspective. We spent …

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What is Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) And Why Do I Need It?

Posted on 2/25/2014 2:18:55 PM by Jason Lenardson

Category: Security & Compliance

Are you tasked with improving the security and compliance at your organization?  The learning curve can be daunting.  There is an alphabet soup of technologies out there and many pitfalls…

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What business value does SharePoint provide?

Posted on 1/28/2014 4:52:06 PM by Amanda Downing

Category: SharePoint

In an earlier post  I discussed some key considerations to guide you in making a decision about S…

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Ongoing Activities Necessary to Ensure You Remain HIPAA Compliant

Posted on 12/12/2013 2:29:01 PM by Jason Lenardson

Category: Security & Compliance , Healthcare IT

Do you have a calendar of events that helps you keep track of your recurring HIPAA compliance tasks?  Sounds so simple, but most of us do not have one.  When you read about the HIPAA regu…

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Does your organization need SharePoint?

Posted on 11/18/2013 9:08:00 AM by Amanda Downing

Category: SharePoint

SharePoint is likely to go down as one of the most successful technology products in history.  As of mid-2012, 65,000 organizations (including 78% of the Fortune 500) had purchased 125 Million…

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The Case for Outsourcing IT

Posted on 10/28/2013 4:10:42 PM by Chris Claudio

Category: Managed Services & Outsourcing

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of outsourcing? 

Let’s face it, outsourcing has kind of been a dirty word for a long time. It is often associated wi…

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5 sensible things you can do to ensure your IT is secure (and HIPAA compliant)

Posted on 10/26/2013 4:47:07 PM by Jason Lenardson

Category: Security & Compliance , Healthcare IT

As a HIPAA Security & Compliance specialist, I have seen that a large number of practices are still unsure about how to address the basics of security. Regardless of your point of view about th…

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Why does Winxnet have a blog?

Posted on 10/25/2013 2:58:28 PM by Kristin Gooch

Category: Winxnet News

How many blogs do you read on a regular basis? If you're like many executives, the answer is a very low number compared to the 200 million or so unique blogs that are out there.

Since 1999 W…

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