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What’s the Difference Between HIPAA and HITECH?
HIPAA is a regulation that’s gets talked about a lot. But there are other industry regulations that healthcare providers – as well as those that…
 
Size Isn’t Everything – How Smaller VARs are Driving Big Business
Value added resellers, or “VARs”, play an important role in the information technology ecosystem. As the name implies, a VAR takes a product like software…
 
Why Multi-Cloud Strategy Beats Single Cloud Almost Every Time
Our economy is an increasingly digital one, which not only means more pressure on infrastructure, but also higher user demands when it comes to things…
 
States Enact GDPR-Like Regulations
States Enact GDPR-Like Regulations When GDPR went into effect last May, many in the US were wondering whether a regulation like that could pass here.…
 
Why the Data Center is Dead/Not Dead
“Rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated.” ~ Mark Twain on the premature publishing of his obituary I keep seeing predictions of the demise of the…
 
GDPR Fines Start Rolling in and They Pack Quite the Punch!
Fines are just one of the costs associated with non-compliance with HIPAA, PCI, SOX, and other regulations. For example, the largest HIPAA non-compliance fine to…
 
Help for Small Businesses and HIPAA
Think You’re Too Small for HIPAA Fines? Think Again! Understandably, the really big fines for HIPAA non-compliance are the ones that get the most attention…
 
Connectria Helps Small Energy ISV Compete with the Big Names
The widespread acceptance of SaaS applications has made it possible for small organizations to enter the market in a big way. Nevertheless, competing with huge,…
 
Do I Need to Comply With HIPAA/HITECH Privacy Rules?
In 2009, the U.S. Congress passed The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment…
 
What ISVs Need to Know About Hosting SaaS Apps in Healthcare
As reported in the HIPAA Journal, the HHS has issued a clarification statement for when business associates can be fined for non-compliance. If you are…
 
Your Crash Course on Security in the Cloud (and of the Cloud)
You’ve no doubt realized by now that cybercrime isn’t going away anytime soon. What you might not know is that approximately 43 percent of all…
 
What SaaS Developers Need to Know About HIPPA/HITECH Business Associate Liability
HHS releases new ‘fact sheet’ on Business Associate liability The agencies responsible for IT security and data privacy have a lot of flexibility over what…
 
What Does it Mean to Be a “Cloud Computing Company” in 2019?
If you were to do an internet search for “cloud computing company,” there would be hundreds of companies that would appear—and their offerings would cover…
 
The Real Costs of Ransomware
It seems like it’s been a while since ransomware has been in the IT security news headlines. Certainly, 2019 hasn’t seen anything rivaling WannaCry and…
 
The State of Cloud Computing in the Enterprise: By the Numbers
Approximately 96 percent of enterprise-sized organizations use the cloud in one way or another. Perhaps they want to leave the hassles of IT and maintenance…
 
How to Monitor Your Applications and Infrastructure in the Cloud
You’ve done it: You’ve managed to migrate your apps to the cloud. Or maybe you finally set up your DevOps team on their own cloud…

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