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Understanding Blockchain

understanding blockchainUnderstanding Blockchain

The Technology Behind Cryptocurrency Will Do Much More In Time.

There are enough new technologies today that it can be hard to keep up with all of them. One technology that is leaving a lasting mark is blockchain. The technology behind the ever-popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin (and every other cryptocurrency), is quickly becoming a household name.
Here is a brief look into blockchain technology, how it works, and what kind of innovations businesses can use to make it work for them

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Cloud Computing

The Definition of Cloud Computing

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Free yourself from traditional IT with Cloud Services

Cloud computing is a blanket term for managed, shared applications, development platforms, or computing infrastructure accessible via the Internet. It provides options such as bandwidth and on-demand computing power with flexible capabilities normally purchased as a metered service.

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Understanding HIPAA

Understanding HIPAA

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Laws for the secure and private transfer of individual’s medical information.

The nearly instantaneous flow of information is a defining variable of the information age. Many leading companies have established a benchmark of implementing flexible and effective new technologies into their business plan, and just now many small businesses have been able to get out ahead of this trend and implement their own solutions. While it’s true some companies can use this technology better than others, in regards to healthcare information, the seamless flow of information can literally be the difference between life and death.

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Understanding PCI DSS

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Understanding PCI DSS

Hexafusion provides solutions for companies searching for a secure interface in which to transfer sensitive information.

Does your business accept credit cards? Do you need it to? In order to open your Lower Mainland area small business up to the enhanced profit potential that accepting credit cards can provide, you’ll need to understand what responsibilities you take on by accepting these forms of payment. Small businesses are prime targets for data plunderers. If you don’t protect against these thieves, you may be subject to paying restitution, fines, or lose the ability to accept cards as payment.

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Understanding BYOD

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Mobile Strategies: Bring Your Own Device

The proliferation of security measures in response to the introduction of outside device access of your organization’s network is paramount for thorough network security.

In a world where seemingly everyone has a device that they bring everywhere, how can you make this trend work for your business while keeping your IT infrastructure from being infiltrated by malicious entities? By instituting a conscientious and thorough Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategy, your company can make your staff’s devices work for your company.

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Understanding SOX

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IT Compliance for Accountants

For accountants that deal with publicly owned companies, ensuring your IT infrastructure is SOX-complaint is a must.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was adopted as law to ensure that investors have reliable data in which to make their financial decisions. The law was, in large part, a result of the accounting scandals that took place around the turn of the century including within publicly-traded organizations such as Enron, Tyco International, Adelphia, and WorldCom.

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Understanding Network Security

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Understanding Network Security

Maximizing Your Business’ Security

Businesses are often so concerned with their day-to-day operations that they forget to invest heavily in network security. Others understand the need for comprehensive network security, but have a lenient strategy in regards to their IT, which can be just as detrimental in the event of a data leak.

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Understanding the Internet of Things

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Understanding the Internet of Things

Is your business ready for it?

As technology grows more potent, Internet-connectivity is becoming a more common occurrence amongst consumer goods. In fact, according to Gartner, Inc, a technology research organization, there might be close to 26 billion devices connected to the Internet of Things by 2020. It might be difficult to adjust to such a huge technological shift, but as an IT service provider, it’s our job to inform you how your business can best approach this incredible change in the online community.

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Understanding Business Continuity

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A Well-Structured Continuity Plan Can Save Your Business

When the sky is falling on your business, can you make it through the storm?

For the average business owner, business continuity is looked upon as a secondary system that is put in place to protect the investments the business has made. Since the platform doesn’t have much to do with a business’ day-to-day operations, often times some aspects of a business’ continuity strategy are overlooked; a major mistake that the business owner will realize when it is suddenly too late.

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IT Threat Glossary

clipboard and laptopUnderstand what threats are in store for your business.

The Internet can be a dangerous place, especially now that hackers are taking advantage of advanced tools and threats.

New types of malware, ransomware, and viruses are being created every day, for the express purpose of seeing your organization fail. If your business isn’t using comprehensive security solutions, you remain vulnerable to threats that can potentially compromise and damage your business’s IT infrastructure.