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How to Plan Your IT Budget
Small business owners are accustomed to drawing up an annual budget for overhead and other operating expenses, but when it comes to IT planning the procedure is not always as straightforward. Technology can be a difficult line item because it combines current IT maintenance with longer-term planning, and business necessities with business development. more >

How to Develop a Technology Investment Strategy
While most small businesses require technology to grow, they are also likely to have tight budgets and be unable to invest in "pie in the sky" IT projects with no guaranteed returns. That's why it's important to lay down a technology investment strategy that aligns with the specific goals of your organization. more >

Anticipate Obsolescence When Investing In Technology
As a small business owner, you've written a business plan, decided what technologies you need, and budgeted for future IT investments. But did you also plan for some of the technologies to become obsolete? If your answer is no, you're not alone. Although most of us recognize that technology advances at a rapid pace, we often forget to plan for technological obsolescence. But by not planning, we risk losing valuable business intelligence and encountering unforeseen expenses down the road. more >

HIPAA Security Series: Security 101 for Covered Entities
The security series of papers will provide guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the rule titled “Security Standards for the Protection of Electronic Protected Health Information”, found at 45 CFR Part 160 and Part 164, Subparts A and C. This rule, commonly known as the Security Rule, was adopted to implement provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The series will contain seven papers, each focused on a specific topic related to the Security Rule. more >

The Top 10 Reasons To Outsource Your IT
Learn how to gain time to focus on core business functions, reduce cost and control operating expenses, take advantage of purchasing power, have highly skilled experts at your disposal, access to on-demand resources, improve productivity, reduce downtime, realize a competitive edge, attract and retain employees and access to otherwise unavailable vendor support. more >


The HIPAA Security Rule specifies a series of administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for covered entities to use to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information. Learn more from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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