Planning for the Future - Fiscal IT Budgeting Webinar
Posted on 7/5/2016
2:50:19 PM by Chris Claudio
the end of May, I led the first educational webinar
on the topic of
'Cyber Security - How to Avoid Being a Victim of
Attack.' For our second educational webinar,
which was held at the end of June, I spoke about
'Planning for the Future - Fiscal IT Budgeting.'
One of my favorite aspects of my job is being able
to educate others about critical IT topics and
related best practices. I was energized to speak
about this topic and was thrilled to discuss the
changing way of technology and how to fully utilize
IT within organizations.
IT has evolved significantly
in the last decade. As you know, having a technology
plan is no longer optional and it is imperative
that your organization is able to keep the lights
on and moving at full speed. It is also equally
as important to optimize technology and create innovative
strategic initiatives that are centered around the
ideas 'How can we get better' or 'How can we do
better by our customers.' What most businesses do
not understand is that technology should be seen
as a strategic IT plan that's developed from business
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
management capabilities to help businesses manage
customer demands, keep up with compliance regulations
and deliver services on time and within a set budget.
Microsoft, Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 is coming
to the Mainstream Support End Date on July 12, 2016.
Even though mainstream support is coming to an end,
not all support will cease on July 12th. Extended
support for SL 2011 users will be provided through
Here is a brief overview of what will
be offered with extended support:
End of Mainstream Support:
End of mainstream support means that
development for the product will end. Starting
July 12th, there will be no more service packs,
no more fixes, and after 2016, no more year
end updates for Payroll W2 and AP 1099 printing.
Extended Support Service Fees:
All cases are chargeable under extended support.
If a customer on SL 2011 encounters a problem
today that is caused by a known bug, this customer
can open a support case and will not be charged.
However, starting July 12th, this case would
HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has begun
its next phase of
audits of covered entities and their business associates.
This phase will review the policies and procedures
to ensure that business associates meet selected
standards and implementation specifications of the
HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification
Rules. This audit presents an opportunity to examine
appliances and tools for compliance, identify best
practices, as well as discover issues and vulnerabilities
before they turn into breaches.
the Audits Begin and Who Will Be Audited?
Every covered entity and business associate
is eligible for an audit. This includes covered
individual and organizational health providers,
health plans of all sizes and a range of other business
associates. Selected covered entities started receiving
letters on July 11, 2016 and business associate
audits will take place in the fall.
Will Auditees Be Selected?
OCR is identifying pools of auditees that represent
a wide range of healthcare providers, health plans,
and other business subordinates. By looking at this
wide range of auditees, OCR can better assess HIPAA
compliance across the industry - recognizing weaknesses,
strengths, and pain points for healthcare organizations.
Managed Security Services - A Maine Business Perspective
Posted on 6/21/2016
9:20:48 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian
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
alongside my fellow CISSP Ray Charest, IT Network
Manager and Administrator of Norway Savings Bank.
Taylor Pelletier - Administrative
Assistant - Sales & Marketing
Taylor Pelletier joins
Winxnet as an Administrative Assistant -
Sales & Marketing in the Methuen office.
In this role, Taylor will provide invaluable
support for to the account management, marketing
and customer service teams at Winxnet. Taylor
most recently was a Financial Associate
with Fidelity Investments and received her
Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Plymouth
State University. Her experience in sales,
marketing, and customer satisfaction will
help Winxnet provide the best customer service
to its growing client base.
Kris Mehta - Application
Kris Mehta, joins Winxnet as an Application
Development Consultant in the Portland office.
Kris has many years of experience with his
most recent position as a Programmer Analyst
III for thirteen years at MMG Insurance.
His experience will help Winxnet provide
the best customer service to its growing
About Winxnet Providing innovative IT solutions since 1999, Winxnet is a leader
in IT outsourcing and consulting, software development, and strategic
technical advisory services to the private and public sectors. With
offices throughout the Eastern United States, Winxnet provides a
broad reach with local expertise.