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.

The Ideal Point of Care Device for Healthcare Organizations

At ProviNET Solutions we are constantly vetting the marketplace to help ensure our best of breed recommendations continue to be of value to our clients. For that, we take pride in the solutions we routinely endorse. Specifically, we understand how important it is for our healthcare clients in choosing the correct Point of Care devices knowing how incredibly impactful it can be to an organization if they don’t have the right solution in place. This is why for the last 5 years, ProviNET Solutions has partnered with Pioneer Solution as they offer a number of medical grade touchscreen options that are an ideal fit for healthcare organizations.

CASE STUDY – Time for Change: Implementing both a New and Improved Wireless and Nurse Call System

Peace Village came to ProviNET Solutions with hopes of expanding wireless coverage throughout its campus. The organization’s main objective was to increase wireless strength inside each of the buildings, allowing residents and staff to stay connected anywhere on the campus. This endeavor required a lot of structured cabling to be installed throughout those buildings to provide connectivity for the access points.

GAN Board Chair, Rich Schutt, Shares Vision for Global Ageing in 2018

Providence Life Services CEO, Rich Schutt is looking forward to leading the Global Ageing Network as their new board chair in 2018. In a recent article, he shared his vision which included three main objectives for the upcoming year.

An Enterprise Action Plan to address Meltdown and Spectre

Undoubtedly, in recent days you’ve heard about the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities making headlines. If you’re unsure of what Meltdown and Spectre are – spend a few minutes searching the internet, and you’ll find plenty of excellent articles explaining what the vulnerability is. In short, Meltdown is a security flaw that could allow malicious hackers to bypass the hardware barrier between applications run by users and computer’s core processing memory, which is normally highly protected. Spectre is slightly different; it potentially allows hackers to trick otherwise error-free applications into give up secret information.

4 Things to look forward to in 2018

Happy New Year! We truly hope that 2018 is a healthy, happy and prosperous year for you – in fact – we want to help you make it that way!

I’m “jacked” (yes, I’ve been watching a lot re-runs of “Fixer Upper” on HGTV during my Christmas break) for 2018. ProviNET had a remarkable 2017, helping hundreds of customers and thousands of users make the most of their technology; but, I can’t wait for what is in store for 2018. In the words of Emeril, we’re kicking things up a notch.