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HIPAA and You: A Compliance Conundrum

Posted May 1, 2019 by Communications

 

SO, What is a HIPAA?

If you aren’t in the healthcare industry (or in some cases even if you are, YIKES!) you might have only heard the term HIPAA in passing. The thing is, HIPAA now covers plenty of businesses outside of the healthcare industry due to the addition of the Omnibus Rule in 2009, and...

filed under: Managed Services, HIPAA, Compliance

10 Reasons to Educate your Front Line in Cyber Security – Part 2

Posted May 14, 2018 by Communications

Four Winds’ last blog left off on the fifth reason for investing in cybersecurity training – ALL companies, both large and small, can be the target of hackers.

5 more reasons why cybersecurity awareness training is an intelligent investment:

  1. With cybersecurity, contracting a virus is the least...

filed under: IT security, Managed Services

Does your IT Person Need Back-up too?

Posted November 29, 2017 by Communications

Every company needs strong back-up and disaster recovery plans to protect their data and productivity but what about a ‘back-up’ plan for your IT guy or gal? Do you have an overworked IT person who is working on projects requiring concentration yet constantly being interrupted with pleas for help...

filed under: Managed Services, Network Services, local I.T. Support

I.T. support Sarasota - What to look for in I.T. Support

Posted June 16, 2017 by Dan Madigan

I.T. support Sarasota - What to look for in I.T. Support

SMB's outsource many critical business functions - Accounting, Payroll, Marketing, H.R.... One of the most critical yet difficult to find is outsourced I.T. support. Most Business Owners / Managers are true experts in their industry but...

filed under: Managed Services

Questions Every Business Owner Should Ask Their MSP

Posted April 20, 2017 by Dan Madigan

 

Small to medium sized businesses with IT challenges looking for IT support have flocked to the MSP or “Managed Service Provider” for help. Many MSPs promise unlimited support for a monthly fee with a signed contract. Does this sound too good to be true?

  Here are a few things to ask your MSP

filed under: Managed Services, Network Services

IS YOUR BUSINESS BEING HELD HOSTAGE BY YOUR LOCAL I.T. SUPPORT?

Posted January 26, 2017 by Dan Madigan

As we meet with more and more business owners we are unfortunately finding that many of them are held hostage by their local I.T. support  or MSP. Here are a few ways that local businesses are held captive by their I.T. support vendor.

1.) Your local I.T. support vendor is the only one who has...

filed under: Technology mistakes, SMB., Managed Services, local I.T. Support

Questions to Ask When Committing to Cybersecurity

Posted January 19, 2017 by Dan Madigan

 

A commitment to good Cybersecurity and industry best practices is critical to protecting networks and businesses. Here are some questions for you to ask your I.T. Support team to protect your Business.

 

  • Backups and Disaster Recovery: Do we backup all critical information and applications? Are...

filed under: IT security, Managed Services