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The AIS IT Services and Office Technology Blog. Insights and perspective into what works and makes businesses more competitive.

What is a Virtual CIO (vCIO)? And How Can it Benefit Your Business?

on Jan 11, 2018 4:59:47 PM By | Monique Phalen | 0 Comments | Managed IT Services
A Virtual CIO or “vCIO” is basically the outsourcing of all of the functions of a Chief Information Officer (CIO) for businesses that may not have the experience or the budget to take advantage of a full-time CIO.
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Assessing Network Risk for a HIPAA-covered Entity

Every company is concerned with network and data security. If your business needs to comply with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) you have an additional level of concern – you must meet strict compliance requirements for protected health information. Many companies have no idea how exposed they are to risk. That's why our first step in our IT managed services engagements is to assess the risk exposure of our clients. We have to know where your network stands so that we can make the right recommendations based on what your business needs. Because many potential customers kept asking us, “OK, what's that?”, I wrote “What Is a Network Risk Assessment?” last year.  Recently, we've spoken to many companies in the healthcare industry, all HIPAA-covered entities.
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You Need an IT Managed Services Partner That Understands You

on Oct 16, 2017 3:30:06 PM By | Monique Phalen | 0 Comments | Managed IT Services Cloud
The services provided by IT managed services providers often look similar. On the surface, all cloud data backup plans look about the same – and the technology often is a bunch of servers in a very well air-conditioned room somewhere (not very exciting). Unless your job is phone support, business phones all look the same other than color. Network monitoring and IT support offices all look roughly the same – a bunch of folks in a room staring at monitors and/or talking to customers on the phone. This surface sameness can lull you into thinking that any IT managed services partner will do. Don't fall into that trap.
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DIY IT Can Block Business Growth: Here's How

on Oct 6, 2017 2:40:51 PM By | Monique Phalen | 0 Comments | Security Data Backup Managed IT Services
Information is the key to successful business today. You need to be able to act on your information and protect it. To use information, we all rely on secure networks, a solid IT strategy, our laptops, phones, and computers; apps; email; servers; the cloud; and the 1,002 other information technology-related tools we all use to make decisions internally and work with our customers externally. Many companies continue to think that doing everything themselves is a good idea. It's not. At least not all the time. There are three IT functions you can easily stop doing yourself.
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Can You Guess the Top 2 Cloud Security Threats?

on Sep 28, 2017 11:13:42 AM By | Monique Phalen | 0 Comments | Security Managed IT Services Cloud
Do you have a cloud IT strategy?
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