The Charles IT Blog
From the factory floor to the shop window, Connecticut manufacturers are starting to recognize the advantages of cutting-edge technologies, such as Internet of Things (IoT) devices and automation driven software by machine learning. Businesses in our state have the luxury of easy access to tech talent, as its one of the best places in the nation to find IT expertise.
Dysfunctional technology is often the first thing that people blame when there’s a data breach, but studies have consistently shown that human error is behind the majority of cases. In fact, one of Connecticut’s biggest breaches was accomplished by a scammer pretending to be a school superintendent who was requesting teacher W-2s.
If there are two things that keep business leaders awake at night, they’re the constant threat of a data breach and failing to meet increasingly strict compliance regulations. In Connecticut, the state Supreme Court ruled that in addition to statutory fines, businesses could also face lawsuits from affected citizens.
If you operate a healthcare practice, transitioning from paper to electronic medical records (EHRs) has almost certainly been your biggest IT challenge over the past few years. In 2015, Medicare began fining hospitals and doctors that don’t use EHR systems, which encouraged many organizations to view these solutions as requirements rather than opportunities. Viewed another way, EHR systems are ...
Not-for-profit businesses have always struggled with limited resources, but those in Connecticut stumbled on especially hard times when the state suddenly revoked or challenged dozens of tax exemptions. Whether your non-profit is facing unexpected taxes or disappearing donors, improving IT is the most economical way to raise more money.
The number of cloud services available to small business owners is staggering. Each one comes with pros and cons, but there’s one cloud service that every business with a server should consider: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
Manufacturers need advanced IT solutions to price their products competitively. The industry is booming in Connecticut and successful operations are taking advantage of technologies that slash overhead costs and optimize production workflows. These solutions are well within the budgetary scope of small shops, which means manufacturing software and IT support is a necessity for doing business.
Business owners should view their cybersecurity programs as two-tiered endeavors. One tier requires having the right equipment and software in place to fend off cyberthreats. The second requires having a maintenance plan in place to ensure the equipment and software are doing what they’re supposed to be doing over time.
There are two ways to make sure your company’s IT network runs smoothly. You can either keep the task in-house by placing full-time administrators and technicians on your payroll, or you can outsource the task to an IT support firm. Which one’s better depends on your situation, but outsourcing may deliver benefits you hadn’t thought of.