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Systems to upgrade to from XP

April 8 was an important day for Microsoft, as this was the day the tech giant pulled support for probably the most popular operating system (OS) in history – Windows XP. If your business uses Windows XP, you are likely already considering upgrading your systems. However, a common stumbling block to achieving this is deciding… Continue reading Systems to upgrade to from XP

Upgrading from XP – your choices

Microsoft has seen many important milestones, and back in April the tech giant celebrated yet another with the cessation of support of possibly the most popular operating system ever – Windows XP. If your business is still using systems with XP installed, it might be a good idea to upgrade. A common problem to face… Continue reading Upgrading from XP – your choices

Analytics is a necessity in today’s health-care environment

Business intelligence and analytics have become must-haves in today’s challenging health-care environment, according to a new report from research firm KLAS. Analytics involves extracting useful information from data. Increasingly, it is being used been used by health-care organizations – for example, to track the quality of care in the patient population, provide clinical decision support,… Continue reading Analytics is a necessity in today’s health-care environment

Recent hacker attack highlights need for security

Multiple cyber attacks, possibly by hacker group Anonymous, plagued the Boston Children’s Hospital in April – highlighting the need for data security in all health-care environments. The attacks may have been a response to the case of 15-year-old patient Justina Pelletier, who the hospital reported to the state as being the victim of medical neglect,… Continue reading Recent hacker attack highlights need for security

We’re ready for ICD-10

President Obama has authorized yet another delay in the implementation of ICD-10 after the Senate approved the measure as part of the Sustainable Growth Rate legislation on April 1. To IT vendors who haven’t prepared for the transition, the delay is a relief – but to us at gloStream, it’s a disappointment, as we had… Continue reading We’re ready for ICD-10

Are workarounds putting business at risk?

Most businesses using an entry level accounting system or legacy ERP manage many of their processes outside of the system, usually with spreadsheets. These “workarounds” may even keep the business running pretty smoothly. They are easier than replacing the system and cheaper than a custom application. The risk of spreadsheets Workarounds may have become a… Continue reading Are workarounds putting business at risk?

Ways to improve password security

As everyone knows, we use passwords to prevent anyone getting access to our personal accounts and gadgets. But, with ever-growing numbers of hackers determined to grab our data, people need to be extra vigilant. These cyber criminals are using sophisticated technology to steal information whenever there is a slight hint of opportunity. So don’t give… Continue reading Ways to improve password security

How to make secure passwords

Passwords are made to safeguard our online accounts. But in this day and age when rampant hacking incidents happen every day and around the world, security is oftentimes compromised. As a result, private data can fall into the wrong hands. For this reason, it is imperative that the passwords protecting your data are strong enough… Continue reading How to make secure passwords

Securing your passwords

Whether it’s an online account, a computer log in or network access, passwords are used to prevent unauthorized access. But far too many people choose weak and easy-to-guess passwords putting themselves at the risk of cyber attack. Don’t fall into the trap of these cyber criminals. Secure your perimeters and never let anyone access your… Continue reading Securing your passwords

Old iPhones – Ideas on disposing them

Every time Apple releases the latest iPhone, there is always a buzz of excitement, and anticipation with many people looking to upgrade. This means that almost overnight, there is a glut of older models on the market to be sold, or simply to sit in drawers unused and gathering dust. So if you are one… Continue reading Old iPhones – Ideas on disposing them