The Urgency in Addressing Cyber Security in the Healthcare Market

The healthcare industry currently finds itself at high risk for ransomware attacks. In fact, healthcare has the fifth highest number of ransomware attacks among all industries. But what makes this sector a uniquely attractive target? The rise of ransomware in healthcare can be attributed to a combination of insufficient cybersecurity practices and the opportunity for cyber criminals to turn…

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Wireless Predictions in Healthcare – What IT Directors Need to Know

Healthcare institutions are highly dynamic and complex places where medical practitioners, patients, and equipment need to be tracked and kept secure. At the same time, the medical sector is also under pressure to continuously maintain compliance while enhancing the level of care and patient satisfaction. As a result, the industry is embracing the digital disruption that’s transforming the world.…

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1:1 Computing in K12 – Understanding the Short & Long Term Benefits

Providing laptops, tablets, or other networked devices for students during their K12 learning experience offers substantial benefits to the students and administrators. The students receive a concrete supplemental learning tool with real-world applications. Teachers and administrators can use the presence of technology to increase efficiency in tracking and promoting progress for students. However, these positive outcomes rely…

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How Digital Disruption Is Reshaping the Healthcare Industry

The healthcare industry is all ready to embrace the “digital disruption”  that is redefining nearly every industry. Technology not only changes the way healthcare organizations operate, it has the ability to change the way that healthcare is delivered.  The idea of customer-centric healthcare systems, where patients have better access to information and better quality care,…

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Heating up the IoT Space – Cisco’s Acquisition of AppDynamics

The Internet-of-Things (IoT) is no longer a trend – it’s here, with real life applications both in the consumer and enterprise space. The benefits on the enterprise side are significant, ranging from smart buildings that help reduce costs in the commercial real estate space to driverless trucks and connected devices that allow for monitoring of available resources…

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5 of the Largest Ransomware Attacks on Education in 2016

$209 million—that’s how much the FBI estimates that cyber criminals behind ransomware attacks extorted from businesses in just the first three months of 2016. Over the course of the year, ransomware attacks hit record highs, targeting hospitals, banks, and educational institutions like the Horry County school district in South Carolina. While financial institutions and healthcare…

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User Adoption with Enterprise Collaboration Tools

Collaboration technology is key to establishing a Digital Workplace, especially in the enterprise space. Remote teams are becoming an acceptable norm, and immediate communication is the standard for collaborating with clients, employees, and suppliers. As a result, companies are turning to collaboration solutions like Slack and Cisco Spark to achieve productivity efficiencies, better customer service,…

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The Top 5 IT Trends You Need to Understand in 2017

Innovative technologies enable businesses to gain new levels of efficiency each year, and 2016 was no exception. In 2016, Gartner cited device mesh, adaptive security architecture, and Internet of Things (IoT) platforms as key trends, with connectivity being a key theme throughout their list of top trends. As a greater number of devices, machines, and apps gained…

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Ransomware on the Rise in K-12 Institutions

Every day, security professionals face a changing threat landscape, which is characterized by sophisticated attacks, targeted emails, and major profit motive. According to the FBI, ransomware is quickly approaching a $1 billion annual market, and attackers no longer spare schools and libraries from their attacks. February of 2016, a South Carolina school was advised by a technology consultant…

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How Commercial Real Estate Can Capitalize on IoT

Building, developing and managing commercial real estate isn’t without its challenges. How can building owners reduce the traditional costs of operation, stay competitive, and keep their buildings occupied? To more efficiently and profitably manage properties while also raising tenant satisfaction, consider turning your facilities into “smart” buildings. Putting the Internet of Things (IoT) to work…

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