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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: Health 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: Health 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: Health IT , Security & Compliance

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: Health IT , Security & Compliance

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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The purpose of the Winxnet blog is to help executives escape from the world where IT is a headache that is limiting their organization’s potential and move to a paradigm where IT is an enabler that empowers their organization to succeed.