Top 5 Essentials for your Endpoint Security Strategy

As cybersecurity threats continue to evolve, and more companies evidentially become breached, it is imperative to sit down and develop an endpoint security strategy. Endpoint security protects your company’s endpoint devices (PCs, workstations, tablets, phones, servers, etc.) from malicious threats that can greatly impact your company’s data and infrastructure. While many companies have different needs, there are five essentials that should be included in your strategy to ensure the highest functionality in your endpoint protection system.

Five Features in Microsoft Teams

Are you looking at ways to increase effectiveness in the way your team communicates and collaborates within your organization? As mobile workforces continue to evolve in companies, this question is becoming more prominent. There are many applications out there that can help achieve communication and collaboration, however there is one that stands above the rest. In 2016, Microsoft added a new tool to its robust Office 365 suite lineup.

Top 6 Benefits of Moving Your Business to the Cloud

Organizations of all sizes are perpetually looking for ways to improve operations in an effort to most effectively fulfill their mission. For many, technology is a tool to increase efficiency and provide analytics into meaningful data sources. Public cloud services offer organizations a comprehensive toolset aimed at increasing efficiency, streamlining operations, reducing risks and increasing value. The Microsoft Azure cloud solution is a multi-faceted resource stack that every organization should be critically considering.

Top 3 Technology Fears that Keeps Small Business Owners Up at Night

As a young child you probably were kept up at night by what could possibly be lurking under your bed, however now as a business owner there is an excess of technology related fears that keep you wide awake. You have so many other important roles that technology solutions shouldn’t become a stressor and wake you in the middle of the night. In this post, we explore the top 3 technology fears that keeps small business owners up at night and offer some tips on how to eliminate those concerns.

Top 3 Benefits of Moving Your Organization to Windows 10

Is your company currently using Windows 7? If so, it’s time to consider upgrading or even replacing your organization’s workstations to be on Windows 10. Once Microsoft ends support on January 14, 2020, operating systems that are still using Windows 7 will be vulnerable to cybersecurity threats including viruses, zero-day exploits, ransomware, malware and spyware. Microsoft will no longer be providing the security updates/patches that they normally do when a cyber-threat emerges.

Critical Microsoft Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 Update set to Release on March 12

Despite Microsoft’s commitment to officially end extended support for the ever popular Windows 7 operating system on January 14, 2020 – there is a critical Microsoft patch that will be made available for Windows 7 machines on March 12, 2019. If administrators aren’t diligent in applying the important March 12 update, it could mean the end of Microsoft updates for Windows 7 computers.

Attention Business Owners: How Selecting the Right Internet Service Provider can make your Life Easier

As a business owner you’re constantly on the go and being pulled in many different directions…but please grab a coffee and pull up a chair because it is time for an Internet intervention. There are many factors to consider before selecting an Internet Service Provider (ISP) for your business, and often times these factors are overlooked.

Top 10 Items to Incorporate for IT in Your Strategic Planning

With the landscape of the long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) arena changing drastically, now and in the very near future, having a Strategic Plan in place for your organization is more important now than ever.  With value based reimbursement, consumer demands, and the hospitals’ mandate for data…the LTPAC market is more competitive than it has ever been!  We have to do more for less, and having a plan to overcome this is vital.  Furthermore, technology is no longer something to merely “keep up on” in this industry, it is one of the most valuable tools we have on our belt.  It is probably the single most key component to taking our strategic plans from being focused on “surviving” to being focused on “thriving.”

What technology initiatives are most important to focus on when developing a Strategic Plan in the LTPAC arena?  Here are ProviNET’s top 10:

5 Considerations when Developing the IT Budget

Almost every type of organization struggles with effective information technology (IT) budgeting. Often there is a disconnect between the IT team and the finance department; the IT team doesn’t understand the organization’s budgeting process and the finance department doesn’t understand IT. Leaders can remedy this disconnect by changing the organization’s approach to IT budgeting and move it from an annual “make it fit” endeavor into a much more meaningful ongoing planning process.

5 Reasons Your Organization Should Move to the Cloud

Below are the 5 reasons your organization should  move to the cloud. What you should know about moving your organization to the cloud and the benefits of making the switch.

Learn about the security advantages and migration techniques of cloud-based tools. You may have heard a lot about the benefits of the cloud, but do you know why—or how —it can help  drive greater impact?