Information Technology Informer: January 2013

This month's IT Informer includes the following:

Top 5 Technology Blogs of 2012

2012 was a great year for Skoda Minotti Technology Partners, thanks to trusted clients and contacts like you. We thought it would be helpful to round-up a list of the five most popular blogs written by our Technology Partners team in the past year to show you what other professionals are interested in reading. (Posts are ranked by number of page views.)

1. Data Loss Prevention: Choosing a DLP Solution
It’s important to not wait until a breach occurs to implement data leakage solutions. Without a comprehensive security structure in your network, you may not even know when a security breach occurs. In this blog, we put together a few of the questions you should ask when considering data loss prevention solutions.

2. Medical Practices and Their Business Associates Must Now Be HIPAA/HITECH Compliant
A lot of professionals still don’t know that a recent addition to HIPAA/HITECH regulations holds business associates, (other professionals from other companies who have access to patient health information), just as responsible for sensitive patient data privacy and protection as the medical practices who own that information. In this blog, we list the kinds of business associates that need to be HIPAA/HITECH compliant.

3. The Truth about Data Integrity: 5 Questions to Ask Your Online Backup Provider
Finding a place to backup data is easy these days, but discerning which provider can get back the verifiably correct data all the time, every time is much harder. In this blog, we give you some questions to ask your online backup provider to ensure your customers' data is safe in their hands.

4. Mobile Technology: How Has it Revolutionized the Real Estate and Construction Industries?
In less than five years, the mobile computing revolution, headlined by smartphones and tablets, has fundamentally changed the way so many of us communicate and transact business. The building and real estate industry is no exception. In this article, published in Properties Magazine, we explain how mobile technology has revolutionized the real estate and construction industries.

5. To the Cloud: How to Evaluate Whether Cloud Computing is Right for Your Business
The use of cloud computing is quickly growing. Everyone wants to jump on board with this technology trend. However, no two companies will have the same cloud computing needs, and therefore should thoroughly evaluate those needs before diving in headfirst. In this article, published in Smart Business Magazine, we help you determine whether cloud computing is right for your business.

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