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Benefits of Cloud WordPress Hosting

Brett Haines August 24, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

Why do WordPress and the cloud work so well together?

Content management systems (CMS’s) are now fundamental to website development. WordPress has proven especially popular. Originally designed as a blogging platform, people quickly started to realize it could be used to create entire sites. It is now used for 75 million projects (websites and blogs) worldwide. It is incredibly easy for users to make their site their own:

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How You Can Reduce Cloud Computing Costs Across The Board

Adnan Raja August 14, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

If you want to get your cloud computing costs down to the level you expected when you initially made the transition, one expert argues that the solution is simple: cut out the middleman.

When 150 top IT executives in the United Kingdom were asked about the challenges and costs of transitioning to cloud, the results (released in early 2015) were both predictable and startling.

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What Makes Cloud Computing Such a Powerful Technology?

Brett Haines August 4, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments
  • Cloud – It’s About Getting Things Done
  • Parity of IT Access Throughout the Business World
  • The Case of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Partners to Compete in the Business World

As we all know, technology moves fast. Cloud, which first started to gain prominence in 2006, has been gathering speed ever since. According to a forecast from Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA), the worldwide market for cloud hardware alone will exceed $79 billion by 2018. Cloud has become so widespread behind the scenes that the vast majority of people probably have no idea how much they are relying on the technology.

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What Role Does the Cloud Play in Enterprise Mobility Management?

Adnan Raja August 3, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

Cloud computing and enterprise mobility management (EMM) are a perfect combination. The cloud can enable easier deployment, security, and control of EMM scenarios, particularly bring-your-own-device (BYOD).

  • Why BYOD?
  • EMM Via the BYOD Cloud for Security
  • Cloud-Delivered EMM Prevents Time-Wasting
  • Cloud BYOD Optimizes Efficiency
  • Strong Cloud Partner for BYOD

Cloud computing and the gradual transition to a work environment without walls are related trends that create opportunities for businesses. Using cloud, companies can develop a stronger competitive edge and streamline their businesses with mobile, as long as they adopt strong and secure management of their employees’ devices.

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Q & A: HIPAA Compliant Report Writer Control System

Brett Haines July 31, 2015 by under Healthcare IT 0 Comments

Since we focus so much on the healthcare industry, we regularly receive questions from HIPAA covered entities and their tech partners looking for compliant hosting services. We were recently contacted by a customer interested in encrypted storage, remote access, Web (Apache) and DB (MySQL) servers for a HIPAA-compliant report writer control system (RWCS).

Here is an excerpt of our interaction, sourced from the real transcripts. (Note: Anonymity is maintained, and any intellectual property or other sensitive details are omitted.)

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Do I Need to Be HIPAA Compliant?

Adnan Raja July 24, 2015 by under Healthcare IT 0 Comments
  • Who Needs to Be Compliant?
  • The Role of the Healthcare Clearinghouse
  • Interviewing Business Associates
  • Making Strong HIPAA Choices

Who needs to Be Compliant?

You need to be compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act if you are a covered entity or business associate. Business associates are a catch-all group that includes any company performing a service for covered entities that exposes it to protected health information (electronic health records or other data). Covered entities include health care providers, health care plans, and health care clearinghouses.

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How to Comply with HIPAA

Brett Haines July 23, 2015 by under Healthcare IT 0 Comments

How do you comply with the Health insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)? This article covers the four basic elements of the regulations. It also discusses myths associated with the basic compliance testing method, security risk analysis – most notably that a HIPAA risk analysis checklist is insufficient for compliance.

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How Do I Protect Privacy with HIPAA Compliance Controls and Safeguards?      

Brett Haines July 15, 2015 by under Healthcare IT 0 Comments

There are plenty of checklists and guidebooks out there related to HIPAA compliance. However, it helps to go to the source to see what specific HIPAA controls are necessary to safeguard protected health information. Here are specific details on how to follow the Security Rule, as indicated directly by HHS guidelines:

  • Basic Guidelines
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Administrative HIPAA Controls
  • Physical HIPAA Controls
  • Technical HIPAA Controls
  • The Role of Business Associates

Basic Guidelines

The Security Rule states that healthcare organizations must properly protect ePHI using reasonable administrative, technical, and physical HIPAA safeguards.

The following must be achieved:

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