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How to educate your employees so they don’t accidentally leak information

How to educate your employees so they don’t accidentally leak information

Dysfunctional technology is often the first thing that people blame when there’s a data breach, but studies have consistently shown that human error is behind the majority of cases. In fact, one of Connecticut’s biggest breaches was accomplished by a scammer pretending to be a school superintendent who was requesting teacher W-2s.

Choosing the right technology is critical to enforcing your cybersecurity policies and data safeguards, but it’s only as effective as your employees are at using it.

Handling regulatory compliance may be easier than you thought, and here’s why

Handling regulatory compliance may be easier than you thought, and here’s why

If there are two things that keep business leaders awake at night, they’re the constant threat of a data breach and failing to meet increasingly strict compliance regulations. In Connecticut, the state Supreme Court ruled that in addition to statutory fines, businesses could also face lawsuits from affected citizens.

4 Strategies to improve patient care using electronic health records

4 Strategies to improve patient care using electronic health records

If you operate a healthcare practice, transitioning from paper to electronic medical records (EHRs) has almost certainly been your biggest IT challenge over the past few years. In 2015, Medicare began fining hospitals and doctors that don’t use EHR systems, which encouraged many organizations to view these solutions as requirements rather than opportunities.

Essential IT solutions for non-profit fundraising efforts

Essential IT solutions for non-profit fundraising efforts

Not-for-profit businesses have always struggled with limited resources, but those in Connecticut stumbled on especially hard times when the state suddenly revoked or challenged dozens of tax exemptions. Whether your non-profit is facing unexpected taxes or disappearing donors, improving IT is the most economical way to raise more money.

Infrastructure as a Service is perfect for any SMB with one or more servers

Infrastructure as a Service is perfect for any SMB with one or more servers

The number of cloud services available to small business owners is staggering. Each one comes with pros and cons, but there’s one cloud service that every business with a server should consider: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

Sometimes referred to as Co-location services, this solution gives you unrestricted remote access to hardware in an IT provider’s tightly guarded datacenter.

Lower costs per unit: IT solutions every manufacturer should have

Lower costs per unit: IT solutions every manufacturer should have

Manufacturers need advanced IT solutions to price their products competitively. The industry is booming in Connecticut and successful operations are taking advantage of technologies that slash overhead costs and optimize production workflows. These solutions are well within the budgetary scope of small shops, which means manufacturing software and IT support is a necessity for doing business.

Regular cybersecurity assessments help keep businesses safe

Regular cybersecurity assessments help keep businesses safe

Business owners should view their cybersecurity programs as two-tiered endeavors. One tier requires having the right equipment and software in place to fend off cyberthreats. The second requires having a maintenance plan in place to ensure the equipment and software are doing what they’re supposed to be doing over time.

Proactive IT Support Is an Investment, Not an Expense

Proactive IT Support Is an Investment, Not an Expense

There are two ways to make sure your company’s IT network runs smoothly. You can either keep the task in-house by placing full-time administrators and technicians on your payroll, or you can outsource the task to an IT support firm. Which one’s better depends on your situation, but outsourcing may deliver benefits you hadn’t thought of.

Virtualization Reduces IT Costs And Increases Employee Productivity

Virtualization Reduces IT Costs And Increases Employee Productivity

The most important type of virtualization for business owners is called “Desktop Virtualization.” It allows employees’ desktop computers located in cubicles to run on operating systems that are installed on a machine located elsewhere -- either on a server in your office or a server in a cloud-based data center.

Increase Employee Productivity with Voice-over-Internet Phones

Increase Employee Productivity with Voice-over-Internet Phones

The traditional business phone systems you’re accustomed to will likely always be with us, but Voice-over-Internet Protocol (also known as, VoIP) is an increasingly popular alternative for mid-sized and even enterprise-level organizations.

VoIP phone systems are attractive to corporate consumers -- to the tune of $86 billion in revenue by 2020, according to Future Market Insights -- because they’re easier to install and scale than traditional systems, and can be managed either by your internal IT department or an external service provider.