Connecticut IT Managed Services Blog

How HIPAA is Keeping Small Healthcare Practices Focusing on Secure PHI

Posted by Tom McDonald


No matter how large or small your medical practice, you have to comply with government regulations. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, was passed by Congress almost two decades ago and was designed to protect patient privacy. It has evolved over time, and today’s electronic medical records (EMRs) not only need to be secure, they also have to be made readily accessible to patients who want to review their medical history. The combination of electronic record-keeping and evolving security regulations creates a new challenge for physicians, clinics, and hospitals to stay current and stay compliant. Read More

Topics: Healthcare

NSI Establishes Technology Scholarship for Connecticut Tech Students

Posted by Tom McDonald


New technology is emerging every day that will define our future. Much of that technology is being driven by communications and enterprise technologies, and there is an ongoing shortage of technical experts with the insight and skills to support these new solutions.

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Topics: NSI

New Manufacturing Technologies Are Improving The Industry Landscape

Posted by Tom McDonald


Ever since Henry Ford started making the Model T, manufacturing has relied upon automation and technology. As in any business, harnessing new technologies streamlines operations and reduces the number of steps in the workflow. Computing technology also can monitor operations, measure efficiency, track parts in the supply chain, and provide a host of functions that reduce manufacturing time and costs. Cloud computing and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) are changing the manufacturing industry by giving companies more control over processes, and more profit. Read More

Topics: Manufacturing

Healthcare IT: How to Eliminate Your Current Practice Issues

Posted by Tom McDonald


Like any other business, healthcare is seeing a technical revolution. New networking technology is changing the way physicians and caregivers practice medicine. These changes are largely for the better, making healthcare more cost-effective and helping practitioners access medical data faster than ever before. Of course, with new technology come new challenges. Developing a secure, reliable IT network for any medical practice can be challenging, unless you understand the IT issues that are unique to medicine and how to address them. Read More

Topics: Healthcare

How Remote IT Support Can Help Benefit Your Agriculture Business

Posted by Tom McDonald

Like any business professional, farmers have come to rely on computers to run their operations. In addition to dealing with cattle and crops, the modern farmer also has to deal with spreadsheets, analytics, data mining, and other business computing challenges. Farms are increasingly using cloud and mobile computing technology. That means they need IT infrastructure, and most farmers are too busy running their farms to worry about maintaining their computer systems.

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Topics: IT Support

How Technology in Agriculture is Shaping The Future Of The Industry

Posted by Tom McDonald



Information and communications technology (ICT) is having an aspect on every aspect of business across all industries, but have you ever considered the impact ICT can have on farming? Like any other business, farmers have become more dependent on IT technology and digital communications to not only manage farm operations, but to change the way farmers manage crops and livestock. eAgriculture is a new phenomenon that is having a rapid and dramatic impact on food production and farming. Read More

Topics: IT News

The Biggest IT Challenges Banks Have to Overcome to be Profitable

Posted by Tom McDonald



Financial services are more reliant on computer network technology than ever. All transactions have become electronic, and banks and credit unions are facing new IT challenges, not only with backend systems but also in meeting new customer expectations. As banking technology continues to evolve, banks are becoming more reliant on secure cloud resources and seeking new ways to attract customers who are using technology. Read More

Topics: Cloud Computing

8 Reasons Outdated Technology Is Holding Back Your School's Potential

Posted by Tom McDonald



Today’s schools are radically different from when the Baby Boomers were in the classroom, or at least they should be. Just as technology has changed the workplace, school systems need to keep pace with the latest technologies and the new possibilities they present. Unfortunately, school systems are often slow to adopt change. Read More

Topics: K-12

5 Technology in the Classroom Ideas For Increased Student Engagement

Posted by Tom McDonald


Technology in the classroom has been demonstrated to improve the learning experience. Students have become so used to using technology at home that extending that they expect to use that same technology for instruction, and teachers are finding new ways to apply technology to engage students in the classroom. Read More

Topics: K-12

Basics of Disaster Recovery: How to Prepare for an IT Failure

Posted by Tom McDonald



Disaster recovery for your network is one of those things that you need to prepare for. As common wisdom goes, there are only two kinds of networks: those that have failed and those that will fail. You have to have a disaster recovery plan in place because some day you will need it. Read More

Topics: Disaster Recovery