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?

ProviNET Ranks as 113th Best MSP in the World

ProviNET Solutions ranks among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative managed service providers (MSPs), according to Channel Futures 11th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings.

SECURITY ALERT! New Threat Attacks Routers and Network Storage Devices

A new threat which targets a range of routers and network-attached storage (NAS) devices is capable of knocking out infected devices by rendering them unusable. The malware, known as VPNFilter, is unlike most other Internet of Things (IoT) threats because it is capable of maintaining a persistent presence on an infected device, even after a reboot. VPNFilter has a range of capabilities including spying on traffic being routed through the device.

How will Your Small Business Benefit from Managed IT Services?

As a Small Business owner you spend countless hours making sure your company is running efficiently and promoting your products or services. You are being pulled in every aspect of the day to day operations; and technology shouldn’t have to be your focus. We know technology and we know how vital it is in helping improve your business. Don’t let managing your technology become an unwarranted stress for your organization! Let the experts provide solutions to help you.

Congress Enacts CLOUD act through Omnibus Spending Bill

In the early morning hours of Friday March 23, the United States congress passed a $1.3 trillion dollar spending bill allowing the government to spend money through September 2018. The bill passed 65-32 in the senate, averting a potential government shutdown and funding the government through September 30.

This omnibus bill (like many other historical omnibus bills) contains a lot of new legislation, and we’re just starting to learn about some of the impacts of this new legislation now. Specifically, there are some provisions in this new bill that impact the way that we all use technology.

Understanding the Differences Between Medical and Consumer Grade Devices

As I started doing research to help senior living organizations select the appropriate hardware for the clinical staff to document care on, I was utterly astounded at how big of a difference there was between medical grade and consumer grade hardware.  In fact, I was surprised to learn there was even such a thing as “medical grade” hardware!  As I learned more about what those differences were and how they impacted the investment that senior living organizations were making when purchasing POC devices, I now see the vitality of such a consideration when making a selection.