HIPPA Compliance and Google Apps

HIPPA Compliance and Google Apps

Google Apps supports the implementation of an extremely secure HIPPA Compliant environment with minimal implementation and support cost. There's no service in the world that can offer the same level of ongoing security per dollar invested. 

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Google Apps and your privacy

Google Apps and your privacy

Today Google announced that Google Apps for Work has adopted the ISO 27018 cloud privacy standard. ISO/IEC 27018:2014 establishes commonly accepted control objectives, controls and guidelines for implementing measures to protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in a public cloud computing environment. 

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How to buy Chromebooks in Bulk

How to buy Chromebooks in Bulk

Chromebooks are the most efficient and cost effective way to bring the incredible power of technology to people. More importantly Chromebooks are the most efficient and cost effective way for us to leverage this technology - to learn, to create, to share, to collaborate - to leverage modern technology to its full potential. 

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Protecting your Gmail and Google Apps data

Protecting your Gmail and Google Apps data

There's been a great deal of talk this week about the security of the "cloud". iCloud is the current focus of cloud security as the service seems to be the source of leaked, private data of several high profile celebrities. 

We think this is a great time to revisit the security of your Gmail and Google Apps accounts. 

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8 tips to help Outlook users move to Gmail

8 tips to help Outlook users move to Gmail

Outlook has been the dominate email client for the past 10 years. "Better the devil you know" we think as we consider moving our employees to Gmail for Business. Many IT executives are wary to rip something so familiar away from their teams. However the reality of our mobile-centric world is that it is quickly moving away from desktop email clients. The productivity gains and cost savings of modern cloud computing applications cannot be ignored. So, how do you move several dozen, hundred or thousand team members to Gmail? 

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The HLK Advertising Agency gets more done with Google Apps

The HLK Advertising Agency gets more done with Google Apps

Creative and account. Agency and client. Partner and peon. When it comes to our priorities and preferences, the differences are many. And epic. But there’s one thing on which we can all agree: Google Apps makes our working lives better.

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Migrating from Symantec Enterprise Vault to Google Vault

Migrating from Symantec Enterprise Vault to Google Vault

Symantec Enterprise Vault is a popular solution used in conjunction with Exchange journaling and "message stubbing". Symantec Enterprise Vault is often used to address space limitations on the Exchange Server or to provide an eDiscovery repository for the legal team. 

IT often discovers that getting data into Symantec Enterprise Vault was much easier than getting data out.

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Should I buy a new server?

Should I buy a new server?

It's easier than ever to figure out if you need to buy a new server and, more importantly, how much you should invest. Ask yourself some business school 101 questions. 

What new value is the server creating? If the new server is purchased, what new capabilities will your firm have? What competitive advantage will you gain? How does the new server increase productivity? How will the new server help you beat the pants off the competition? How will your customers benefit from this investment in a plastic and metal box? 

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Why you should never give up your registration or your DNS

Why you should never give up your registration or your DNS

Frequently we receive a frantic call from a client that email is “down.” In 2013, Gmail was up 99.978% of the year. So email is not “down”, the problem is specific to this client. When a Google Apps clients goes “down,” with a 0.022% exception, someone has messed up the domain’s email routing records. These records are part of the Domain Name System, DNS.

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Happy 25th Birthday to the Web!

Happy 25th Birthday to the Web!

In March of 1989 scientist Tim Berners-Lee wrote a proposal to his bosses at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which proposed a method of distributing and sharing documents and other information via a global hypertext system, aka the Web. 

Tim invented the Web for one very simple reason: to make sharing easier. 

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How Google and Dropbox protect your data.

The EFF has released a report detailing how companies are protecting our data. Google and Dropbox have followed all 5 encryption best practices, check out this infographic to see how others are doing. Regardless if you are a business of 1 or 1,000's - your data deserves to be protected. 

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How does email work?

Everybody uses email. Email is a service we've come to depend on in both our personal and professional lives. Email is important.  

When email is not working, it's VERY frustrating. Understanding the core components can help you troubleshoot issues, identify the weakest link, and improve the experience for yourself and your business. 

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