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Jul 12
2017

Now Hiring…Everywhere

Russ Levanway, CEOBy Russ Levanway, CEO

The Future Will be Built on Tech

I believe there’s going to be a sea change in the workforce. But I don’t think that necessarily means we’re going to have the chronic, long-term unemployment that so many fear if we play our cards right and start training American workers to meet the extraordinary demand for technical positions.

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Jul 5
2017

Quick Tour of the New and Improved CMS QPP Website

Healthcare IT Consulting By Jill Lowe, Healthcare Account Manager

If you haven’t been on the CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP) website lately, you should definitely check it out. The new and improved site is chock full of great information in an easy to navigate format while also being home to a myriad of tools that will come in handy as you start planning for how you will participate in QPP.

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Jun 22
2017

Super Boring IT Twofer: Why Your WiFi S(tinks) + DNS Part 2

John Lim, CTOBy John Lim, CTO

This old IT man is gonna drop some info on you about wifi and why you have such poor wireless connectivity to your network! Plus I am tossing in the second part of the DNS piece from last month as a bonus. Much Excitement!!!

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Jun 20
2017

Cyber Security: Mission Under Attack

Russ Levanway, CEO By Russ Levanway, CEO

Action = Reaction

Recent events have tested the resolve of our mission ‘Productivity Enhanced, Lives Enriched’ and we’ve decided to do something about it.

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Jun 6
2017

Identity Theft: Removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare Cards

Healthcare IT Consulting By Jill Lowe, Healthcare Account Manager

If you’re a Baby Boomer, you probably remember carrying your Social Security Card around with you in your wallet. Back in those bygone days, your Social Security Number (SSN) was likely on your Health Insurance Card in your wallet as well. At some point, Social Security Numbers became our de facto national ID.

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May 24
2017

Super Boring IT Article #2: DNS part 1

DNS Haiku

By John Lim, CTO

I ripped off the above haiku from reddit.com/r/sysadmin. The reason I love it and all other sysadmins love it is that it’s TRUE.

Specifically, in an Active Directory environment, DNS is a yuuuuge deal but in our regular day to day internet life, DNS is STILL a yuuuuuuuge deal.

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May 15
2017

Machine Learning: Cybersecurity’s Most Promising Weapon

Russ Levanway, CEO

By Russ Levanway, CEO

I recently returned from an HTG Peer Group conference where I met with a number of my colleagues from around the country to discuss trends in technology and business. Over the course of the conference, a very hot topic emerged: the benefits and liabilities of encryption.

Not that long ago, most traffic traveled across the internet unencrypted and relatively easy to intercept. Today, in order to secure traffic, the right side of the law has been using more and more encryption methods. For instance, when you visit a website and enter your credit card number, the page is always encrypted; when you enter a username and password, that’s also always encrypted. You will typically notice this via the yellow padlock next to the web URL in your internet browser.

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May 9
2017

HIPAA Security Risk Analysis (SRA)

Healthcare IT Consulting By Jill Lowe, Healthcare Account Manager

When most of us first did a HIPAA Security Risk Analysis, it was not due to altruistic security worry. Nope, it was required for Meaningful Use Attestation. And since not having an SRA is the number one reason for failing a Medicare audit, it’s a darn good thing to have. But if we did a thorough assessment, it did indeed identify items to remediate and improve ePHI security.

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May 4
2017

Real Consulting // Serious Science with a Touch of Fun

IT Consulting

Dr. Baker inside the lab at Baker Wine & Grape Analysis with Patch on floor watch duty

By Josh Erdman, IT Pro

When you imagine a lab you probably think of white lab coats, test tubes, clipboards, and beakers. In this way, Baker Wine & Grape Analysis is your typical lab, white coats and all, but there is something else going on here that feels very different from what I expect. It’s the culture – professional balanced with fun. An awesome selection of music provides a soundtrack for highly technical work; homemade sparkling lemonade is available for refreshment; a sweet Australian Shepard named Patch keeps spirits high.

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Apr 25
2017

Super Boring IT Article #1: What’s My IP Address?

John Lim, CTO TekTegrity

By John Lim, CTO

The Internet has a protocol for packaging information and transmission of said information, and that Internet Protocol (IP) requires addressing. When you go to Google.com, Facebook.com, or Netflix.com, all of those names resolve to one or many IP addresses on the backend and gets your applications to pull data from those servers. All of these providers has unique public IPs that only belongs to them.
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