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January 2018 Newsletter



 

January 2018

 

What’s new at Suite3

 

Well, our name for one! I’m amazed we were able to keep a secret – some of our clients had commented that they started receiving emails from “Suite3” and didn’t know who that was! Feedback on our new name and look as been overwhelmingly positive, so thank you for your support as we make the shift and try to get used to answering the phones “Hello – Suite3!”

In this month’s newsletter, we address a common question regarding our new tag line, highlight our communications regarding the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, raise awareness of End-of-Support for some common Microsoft products, share some HIPAA statistics from our peer in Boulder, CO, and we meet Blue Team member Jason Leja. Enjoy!

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Dave DelVecchio, President

What’s with the dot?
Suite3 - Intelligent I.T
Feedback on our new logo has been overwhelmingly positive, but many have asked the obvious question – what’s with the dot in the tag line, Intelligent I-dot-T?

There are two aspects that lead to this unique usage, the first being design. Intelligent I.T. proved to be too long visually. Intelligent IT looked like Intelligent “it” – and what’s “it”? Our designers played with the I.T concept and pitched it to us as a nod to a common concept in our industry – versioning – such as subsequent software versions. At first, we thought it was crazy, but it grew on us in time. It allows us to be more than IT – We’re I-dot-T… a version ahead. In addition, it gives us leverage to play with some of our messaging, such as Work.Flow.

Spectre and Meltdown – what you need to know

The news in January was full of reports of the Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities and Suite3 was on it throughout. Automation Coordinator Ben Gagnon released three blog articles as information was received and distilled.

The initial article provided context and background information.

The second article provided answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

The third article provided an impact analysis of the remediation steps to mitigate the vulnerability.

End of Support coming January, 2020!

End of support refers to the date when Microsoft no longer provides automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance. Without Microsoft support, security updates will no longer be provided against potentially harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software that can put personal information at risk.

Support ends for several key products ends on January 14, 2020 including the Windows 7 operating system, Exchange Server 2010, Windows Server 2008, and as a result, Small Business Server 2011.

You can find more information regarding end of support for these products here, and can search for the end of support date for any Microsoft product through this link.

HIPAA by the numbers

As a Business Associate to many medical practices, last year, our company successfully completed a HIPAA-verification process to be sure we were adhering to HIPAA data privacy standards. Unfortunately, not all Covered Entities and Business Associates have done the same, and the numbers are staggering!

In a recent newsletter, our peer Data Network Group in Boulder, CO published a blog article where they shared 5 frightening HIPAA statistics demonstrating the breadth of the data security issue in the healthcare sector.

Meet Jason Leja
Jason
Jason joined Innovative over 16 years ago and works closely with many small business clients providing implementation and support services. Well versed in data privacy concerns found in medical practices, Jason has attained certifications from CompTIA and Symantec, among others.

Jason is also very active in his community, including serving in the Adams Alert Hose Company, where’s he’s volunteered since 1998.

 


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