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Apr 03 2014

VMware 4.x End-of-Life: Expiring Software and What It Means For You

We recently spoke about a huge end-of-lifecycle event with a little piece of software called Windows XP. Here we are again; on May 21, 2014, VMware 4.x will meet its maker. It seems that critical software, platforms and operating systems are always going to the great software repository in the sky. But what does that [...]

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Feb 26 2014

What Goes Into Your IT Budget?

Technology doesn’t just manage itself – someone has to do it. No company can afford to fall behind on virus protection, Windows updates or daily backup management. And if they do, it will catch up to them hard and fast. Fixing damaged software, a corrupt operating system or a credential loss-affected user account doesn’t just [...]

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Jan 24 2014

How Many Cloud Providers Are Actually HIPAA Certified?

The Healthcare Information and Portability Act (HIPAA) is a set of privacy, security and breach notification rules that contain regulations regarding business use and patient security. Within these conventions, it is the responsibility of the entity to ensure information is stored and secured in a way that meets HIPAA requirements. So, what exactly does that [...]

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Jan 14 2014

End of an Era or the Beginning of a New One?

On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for Windows XP, Office 2003 and Exchange 2003. That means computers running the popular OS and its applications will no longer receive security updates, hot fixes, patches or customer support of any kind, making their systems extremely vulnerable to malicious software and compliance issues. What Happens Now? [...]

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Sep 26 2013

What’s in a Service Level Agreement? Everything.

Trepidation concerning the transfer of crucial data and applications to a cloud-based virtual desktop and server hosting solution is understandable. But it’s not the technology that one should worry about – it’s the provider. Even the most adept and reliable hosting services providers are painfully aware of the immense responsibility they’ve taken on in order [...]

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Sep 13 2013

Email Platforms and Hosted Exchange: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Once upon a time, most company’s communication needs were met by phone calls, snail mail and face-to-face meetings. Today, businesses have a multitude of options, but less time than ever for choosing their most critical form of business communication: email. So, how does one choose the best email platform? Let’s break down some pros and [...]

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