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By Kenneth Sprague | April 13th, 2018
With the Windows 10 1803 Spring Creators Update delayed at the eleventh hour for unknown reasons, admins and end users will still receive plenty of updates in the April 2018 Patch Tuesday.
By Kenneth Sprague | March 27th, 2018
Civil rights advocate Jonathan Corbett did us a favor and did something that most of us never do. He decided to read an updated Terms of Service agreement from Microsoft that he was sent via email and discovered some interesting changes. According to the summary of changes, using offensive language in Xbox services could lead to the suspension or banning of a user, loss of Xbox Gold membership time, and possibly the loss of account balances on the account.
If I had to make a list of some of the most common questions I get when speaking to customers with high urgency needs is, “should I hire a junior IT staff?” would undoubtedly be right at the top. It happened to me again, just this morning when I was on a conference call with … Continued
As someone with several decades of experience as a managed services provider under my belt, I’m often struck by how quickly technology continues to change the world around us. Thanks to IT, entire industries have been disrupted over the last few years to the point where they barely resemble the initial functions from where they … Continued
By Roger Murray| March 8, 2018
See how TSI aided one of Massachusett's fastest growing software companies in a highly coordinated office relocation. We discuss the decision to migrate servers to the cloud in order to ensure business continuity and reduce overall operational costs, as well as the importance of a technical assessment to identify potential issues, such as Wi-Fi connectivity and signal interference that commonly occurs in office high-rise environments. Continued
By Roger Murray| October 20, 2017
The need for strong security measures to protect sensitive government data from hackers has never been more pertinent. To address this problem, the Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards & Technology has released NIST Special Publication 800-171, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Infromation Systems & Organizations. If you are a contractor to governmental agencies, SP800-171 impacts your ability to continue doing business with the Government unless you are compliant. Continued
By Roger Murray| December 5, 2017
Massachusetts has a high standard for consumer protection that most states look to as a source to frame their own laws. 201 CMR 17.00 requires any business that stores or licenses personal infromation of residents in the state to notify the Office Of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation, as well as the Office of Attorney General and those affected, within a reasonable amount of time of suspecting a breach of security. The notifications must include... Continued
By Roger Murray| October 4, 2017
In 2016, the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) collected over 23 Million in Civil Money Penalties (CMPs) related to businesses violating patient data privacy provisions. Over half of the cases involved organizations who failed to even have a proper risk assessment conducted. The cost for violating HIPAA privacy protections continue to grow, which is why we decided to provide a list of the most common violations, as well as how to avoid them. Continued