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Posts tagged: HIPAA

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Feb, 14

Don’t Get Caught Off Guard By Windows XP’s End-of-Support

While visiting a close family member in the hospital recently, I couldn’t help but notice the screen savers on several mobile carts that I passed: “Win XP Professional.” Wow, I thought, talk about trying to get every lost drop of value out of an old operating system. Then a second thought occurred to me: I […]

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Sep, 13

Looking for a Cloud Provider? Begin With The End in Mind.

If you’ve been an IT solutions provider for more than a year, you’re probably well aware of the fact that an IT product you proudly sell and support today could be dropped from your line card next year. There are a myriad of reasons this can happen — ranging from a change in focus at […]

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Aug, 13

Reduce Your ‘Business Associate’ Anxiety in Three Easy Steps. Here’s How.

As many VARs and MSPs that sell IT solutions and services to healthcare clients are aware, the upcoming enforcement of HIPAA Privacy and Security rules (also known as the Omnibus Rule) can feel pretty daunting. One of the clarifications of the rule is that IT solutions and services providers are considered “Business Associates,” and they […]

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Aug, 13

Don’t Buy Into The Cloud Provider “Conduit Exception” Myth

As a service provider that works with healthcare clients, you’re probably well aware of many of the HIPAA requirements outlined in the Omnibus Rule, which define your company as a business associate. Hopefully by this point, you’re well versed in developing and signing HIPAA Business Associate Agreements with your partners, which define both parties’ roles in […]

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Jul, 13

Should You Become A Cloud Services Broker?

According to Gartner, in 2010 only 2% of all cloud transactions went through the channel. Today, that percentage has risen to 20%, and it’s continuing to grow. One of the reasons for this growth is that savvy resellers are finding new services that fulfill an important role between cloud providers and end users. This new […]

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May, 13

4 Steps to MDM Success

I recently came across an article written by Dave Sobel, the Director of Partner Community at Level Platforms. Inn his article, Sobel offers good advice to MSPs about one of the hottest trends happening in the channel today, which is directly related to the BYOD phenomena.  According to a recent Deloitte study, 82% of smartphone and […]

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Feb, 13

Payment Card Industry Council Addresses the Cloud

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council has finally released an updated set of security guidelines for merchants, this one addressing the role and use of cloud. When PCI requirements were first unveiled, cloud service providers (CSP) weren’t on anyone’s radar. The guidelines were intended for merchant data centers, but as those data repositories […]

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