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This Month in Technology – September

This Month in Technology – September

September 8, 1966 - The First Episode of Star Trek Airs
Gene Roddenberry created the ground-breaking sci-fi television series, now a mega-media franchise with 5 additional television series, 13 feature films, and numerous books, games and toys. Set in the 23rd century, the original Star Trek follows the adventures of the starship Enterprise and its crew, led by Captain James T. Kirk (played by William Shatner), his First Officer Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy), and his Chief Medical Officer Leonard McCoy (DeForest Kelley). Although only 79 episodes were produced and the show was cancelled after just three seasons, it became a hit in syndication.

Hurricane Season Stresses Importance of Business Continuity Planning

Hurricane Season Stresses Importance of Business Continuity Planning

We don’t worry about hurricanes in Arizona as part of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning, but many of our partners do. Our new backup solution provider, Datto, proactively sent a crew of their top technicians to Austin, along with a truck full of business continuity and networking equipment to assist their partners and customers in need as Hurricane Harvey threatened Texas.

Why are businesses using VoIP?

Why are businesses using VoIP?

VoIP phone systems have come a long way from the early days of glitchy calls and limited features. Today, they’re an integral part of small- to medium-sized businesses’ telecommunications strategies. But what exactly are they and what benefits can they bring your business?

What is VoIP?

VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is a technology that allows you to make and receive calls over the internet.

VoIP phishing: how scammers do it

VoIP phishing: how scammers do it

Although many companies still use traditional phones, an increasing number rely on VoIP’s (Voice over Internet Protocol) multi-functionality, which allows employees to make voice calls, conduct video-conferences, and chat. Although many scammers send fraudulent emails to extort money or steal data from businesses, new ‘vishing’ campaigns are proving to be a more efficient way to scam.

ISD Education Event — Rx: HIPAA Risk Management

ISD Education Event — Rx: HIPAA Risk Management

Your HIPAA Risk Assessment is done and you think you’re covered in case of audit. Right? Did you know many penalties for HIPAA IT related violations come from the failure to manage risks identified in the HIPAA Risk Assessment? Have you implemented policies and processes to mitigate identified risks? Do you fully understand the implications of identified risks? Ignoring the results of your HIPAA Risk Assessment is like ordering a series of diagnostic tests for a patient, establishing a diagnosis and treatment plan, only to have them ignore everything and continue on with their same old unhealthy lifestyle.