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Comprehensive Compliance: Just What the Doctor Ordered for Healthcare SMBs

  • March 8, 2017
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HIPAA compliance is integrated into many operations at healthcare providers. Breaches of Protected Health Information (PHI) can have costly consequences in dollars and reputation. With more breaches nationally, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) conducted more investigations in 2016 than previous years, auditing breaches and levying big fines — even

8 Steps for Tackling Compliance Challenges

  • October 24, 2013
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The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy estimates that organizations with fewer than 20 people spend two-thirds more on regulatory compliance than large corporations. The resource drain may come down to scale. Federal statutes, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB), the Health Insurance Portability and

4 Factors Sparking Renewed Interest in Disaster Recovery

  • September 6, 2016
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In the last couple of decades, high-profile superstorms, wildfires and other destructive natural events have inspired many disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity planning (BCP) initiatives by illuminating business’ vulnerability to sudden IT-infrastructure damage and critical data loss. But, as revealed in an ITBusinessEdge (ITBE) article on the subject, the

4 Reasons Healthcare Providers Should Update HIPAA Security Assessments–Now

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  • August 30, 2017
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While the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has been in place for years, healthcare providers are still debating their need for compliance. One pervasive misconception is that conducting a HIPAA security risk analysis is optional for small providers. The fact is that every health practice is subject to

IT Policies and Why They’re Essential to SMB Success

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  • July 12, 2017
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There’s no shortage of advice available to SMBs about using information technology (IT) to secure their company. We share plenty of it right here, in fact. But deploying the latest technology does little to protect a small business without enforceable, strategy-driven IT policies to clearly guide its use. Why IT

4 Signs You Need a New IT Managed Services Provider

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  • June 14, 2017
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If you’re among the millions of small businesses that use a Managed IT Services Provider (IT MSP), congratulations. You have more wisdom, vision and foresight than many of your competitors. It’s also likely that you’re reaping the myriad rewards of this trusted contracting arrangement, including lower costs, less downtime and

How to Combat the “Treacherous 12” of Cloud Computing

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  • June 28, 2016
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As more and more small to mid-size businesses (SMBs) adopt cloud computing, they face greater and greater threats to their cybersecurity. In a recent slideshow, Information Management magazine shared the Cloud Security Alliance’s list of “The Treacherous 12: Cloud Computing Top Threats in 2016.” Although the below list is intimidating,

5 Crucial Steps for the First 24 Hours after a Data Breach

  • October 8, 2015
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Earlier this year, the Ponemon Institute, an independent cybersecurity research and education group, released its annual Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis. The report found the average per-record cost of a data breach increased 12% compared to the previous year. In addition, the study demonstrated a direct correlation between

The Three Requirements of Working with e-Signatures

  • February 10, 2015
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Since then-President Bill Clinton signed the ESIGN Act of 2000 into law, e-signatures have held the same status as handwritten signatures in all 50 states. Yet many industries and organizations have yet to take advantage of the technology, which business users say improves operational efficiencies and transforms the customer experience.

When Less Cloud May Be Best for SMBs

  • October 21, 2014
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For more than a year, ITinflections has been tracking the spreading mist of cloud services – particularly among small to mid-size businesses (SMBs.) In some posts (see “A Quick Guide to Cloud Services for SMBs”) sweeping cloud adoption seems inevitable, with studies cited that revealed two-thirds of SMBs have “high”
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