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Why IT Needs to Be Part of Leadership in Oil and Gas

Why IT Needs to Be Part of Leadership in Oil and Gas

Technology evolves faster than companies do. The management of a company is no longer about just reviewing bottom line numbers. It requires complex systems work together seamlessly. It requires a forward thinking approach to embracing technology; rainmakers, they call them. Those who see the future. Steven Jobs was a rain maker. The real job of leadership is...

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Is Your Organization Prepared for a Ransomware Attack?

Is Your Organization Prepared for a Ransomware Attack?

Imagine arriving at work, attempting to log onto your computer, and being unable to access your files. Instead, you’re greeted with a message instructing you to pay a fine or lose all of your data forever. Unfortunately, this exact scenario — in which cybercriminals use “ransomware,” a type of malware, to hold the contents of users’ computers...

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You Can’t Outsource HIPAA Compliance

You Can’t Outsource HIPAA Compliance

Federal HHS investigators found that Raleigh Orthopaedic was less than transparent with its handling of over 17,000 patient x-ray records. Raleigh administrators figured it was time to go digital, so they subcontracted the job to a third party, who agreed to transfer the x-rays to electronic media in exchange for harvesting the silver from the x-ray film....

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Should My Computer Upgrade To Windows 10

Should My Computer Upgrade To Windows 10

You’ve seen the pop-ups every day. You’re working away on your favorite application on your trusted Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer when the alert leaps out, telling you, urging you, imploring you to bite the bullet and upgrade to Windows 10. You’re not sure. Your trusted operating system is stable. It hasn’t let you down. It’s...

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The Darknet is the Internet’s Hangout for Outlaws

The Darknet is the Internet’s Hangout for Outlaws

You run a reputable business. Your online presence is a nicely designed website with a cache of great keywords and agile ad words. When the web crawler spider comes crawling, you get a high position on the results page inviting anyone to click and visit. However, what if your product was pirated films or pornography that mainstream...

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How to Fit Your IT Budget Exactly to Your Company’s Needs

How to Fit Your IT Budget Exactly to Your Company’s Needs

Fitting your IT security needs into your company budget is easier than most CEOs and CFOs may think. Most don’t want to deal with this area of business, preferring to leave those decisions to people who may know more about cybersecurity in general, but who don’t know how to create a custom-fit IT security plan to dovetail...

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Hospital Attacked Multiple Times by Ransomware

Hospital Attacked Multiple Times by Ransomware

A recent ransomware attack hit Kansas Heart Hospital. Ransomware attacks have been frequent, as the hospital suffered from multiple demands for payment. In the first attack, the hospital decided to pay a small amount of ransom to regain access to their systems. Then, a second attack emerged, and they refused to pay for the second payment. Best...

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Ignorance is No Longer Bliss for CEOs

Ignorance is No Longer Bliss for CEOs

A Chief Executive Officer’s main job function is to be a visionary and lead the company in a direction where the company can continue to prosper and grow. In order to properly accomplish this, I have seen CEO’s build different corporate cultures and focus on utilizing capital to bring in the proper resources needed to accomplish the...

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Proactive IT: Dynamic Support for Your IT Needs

Proactive IT: Dynamic Support for Your IT Needs

Every organization needs a functioning IT infrastructure. Access to customer data, applications and finance info is critical to the success of any business. When systems fail, your employees, your customers and your bottom line suffer. The Problem With Reactive IT Management Avoiding common problems that lead to IT system breakdown is possible for the vast majority of...

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Are You Running Your IT or Is It Running You?

Are You Running Your IT or Is It Running You?

When you outsource your IT to a reputable managed services provider, you are essentially getting a full IT business support network that’s always there when you need it most. A reputable IT managed service provider (MSP) doesn’t stop at security; businesses of all sizes contract their IT services to minimize downtime, prevent data loss and enhance employee...

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Dell’s New 4K, 43-inch, 4-Panel Monitor

Dell’s New 4K, 43-inch, 4-Panel Monitor

The Dell 43 Multiclient Monitor, also known as the P4317Q, is designed for the future of professional computer users and hard-core gamers, both of whom are looking for more immersion and information from their displays. Before the Dell 43, in most cases, these gamers, stock traders and marketing pros would have had to invest in two or...

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