Interactive Displays in the classroom

6 Benefits of Interactive Displays in the Classroom

Interactive Displays in the Classroom In 1990, the World Wide Web became available to students in schools. Since then, education and classrooms have changed drastically because of technology’s constant evolution. Technology has the potential to enhance the learning environment and provide new learning opportunities that simply weren’t possible before. One exciting advancement has been the introduction of interactive displays in the classroom. Interactive displays are sometimes referred to as interactive whiteboards, interactive boards, smart boards, Read more…

Managing IT Security in the Healthcare Industry

Maintaining information security is important in every business, but perhaps none more so than in healthcare. Healthcare businesses handle critical, sensitive information about their patients every day. They’re bound by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to ensure the security of this information. Healthcare workers take this responsibility seriously, but they don’t always succeed; over 25% of recent data breaches took place in the healthcare sector.1 Here are some steps that you can Read more…

Why Your Organization Needs to Migrate to the Cloud

Moving to cloud-based services makes sense for your company for reasons of economy, scalability, and flexibility. More and more businesses are moving partially or wholly to cloud-based infrastructure. A few years ago, such a move might have been seen as risky trend-chasing. But times are changing, technology is advancing, and the cloud is now a mature technology. Here’s why you should be migrating your business to the cloud. Cloud Computing Cuts Costs This is the Read more…

SPAM and security

11 Ways to Avoid SPAM

Marketing emails are great to receive in your inbox. These emails provide you discounts, tell you if you left something in your cart by mistake, provide relevant content and information you need, and so much more…and then there’s SPAM – the emails you don’t want, or didn’t sign up for in the first place. SPAM can be time-consuming and data-consuming, but also a possible security risk to you and your company. Here are some quick Read more…

Is Your School Network Ready to Support New Programs & Initiatives?

Increasing Demands on Your Network Technology and educational needs are constantly changing. New applications, initiatives, and security challenges can increase demands on your school’s entire network. Plus, exciting new advancements and challenges, like 1:1 solutions and online learning, can affect the performance of your network, applications, and services.   Network Readiness Checklist Can your school be better prepared? Check out Cisco’s Network Readiness Checklist to see if your school network is prepared to handle and support Read more…

Windows autopilot

The Benefits of Windows 10 Autopilot

What Is Windows Autopilot? Windows Autopilot is a set of technologies used to set up and pre-configure new devices, getting them ready for productive use. This solution can also be used to reset, repurpose, and recover devices. With the help of Microsoft Intune, which helps manage the devices, Autopilot enables an IT department to set up and manage devices with little to no infrastructure to manage. Benefits of Autopilot Many companies and schools are constantly Read more…

desktops

Why 2021 Will See the Return of the Desktop

The Return of the Desktop Working from home during the pandemic has been one of the most significant shared experiences among millions of workers around the world over the past year. While everyone looks forward to a return to normalcy, many businesses and workers alike have found the upside to working remotely, particularly reduced time and expense on commuting to a physical office. Many companies have extended work-from-home policies well into 2021, while many workers Read more…

hardware-based security

Hardware-Based Security for Computers

The Growth of Security Breaches Security breaches have been making headlines yet again with ransomware attacks against hospitals and colleges, and what may turn out to be the single largest hack against the United States government and several of its agencies. It’s perhaps no coincidence these threats have risen with the pandemic, as millions of employees now working from home access cloud-based applications from outside the protected IT network. Hackers haven’t been slow to take Read more…

healthcare innovations

Retail Innovations in POS Drive Changes in Healthcare

Retail Innovations Drive Changes in Healthcare If necessity is the mother of invention, the necessity for new ways to deal with the pandemic is giving rise to many inventions in healthcare—and some of those inventions are being borrowed from other industries. Just before the pandemic, Point of Sale (POS) technologies in the retail sector were among the most innovative in the world.  Amazon had just rolled out stores with no checkout lines or cash registers, Read more…

telemedicine with doctor

CMS Releases New Guidance for Expanding Telehealth

The Expansion of Telemedicine Services The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a new toolkit  advising states on the expansion of telemedicine services in Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). These healthcare payer programs typically serve otherwise uninsured or underinsured populations, including a substantial number of low income, rural, and minority patients. Expanding telemedicine services, therefore, represents a significant improvement of access to care for many seniors, children, and people with disabilities. Areas Read more…