Questions to Ask Yourself about MS Server 2003 End of Life

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April 27, 2015 by

I probably don’t need to spend time explaining why it’s a good idea to keep systems current because you probably already know. Even still, if you don’t have plans in place for Microsoft end-of-life for Server 2003, it’s probably time you get them in order; July 14 is right around the corner.

Tips for Handling a Microsoft Software Audit

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April 24, 2015 by

Any activity with “audit” in the name sounds about as much fun as root canal. Such is the case with software audits which are generally performed by the largest software companies on the planet such as Microsoft, Oracle and SAP. Microsoft tends to dominate the conversation when it comes to software audits given their breadth… Read more »

DR Testing: The IT Pro’s Guide to Saving the Day

DR Testing: The IT Pro's Guide to Saving the Day

April 21, 2015 by

The absolute worst time to test backups is when you’re in the midst of a recovery. Despite threats like malware, hardware failure, and the ever-persistent user error, a lot of IT adminsaren’t testing backups, even though it’s the only way to be sure the data you depend on is safe.

MSPs and Healthcare: How to Be a HIPAA Hero

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April 13, 2015 by

Any IT provider hoping to work with the healthcare industry needs to understand the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the ways it governs the collection, storage, and transmission of electronic protected health information (ePHI). The problem is that many businesses hear the word “compliance” and run in the opposite direction. We’re here to make it simple.