Video surveillance technology has advanced in leaps and bounds over the past decade. Long gone are the days of grainy CCTV that was only useful as long as someone physically sat there and watched. These days, digital security cameras take full advantage of our hyper-connected, digital world. Leveraging sophisticated tech such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and infrared lighting, security cameras have evolved into a potent frontline intrusion detection tactic. However, one company, known as Mobotix, stands out from the rest.
It’s often said that a well-run IT infrastructure streamlines business processes, amplifies productivity, and helps a company reduce its overhead costs. After all, in the digital era, IT forms the backbone of business operations – it’s almost impossible to exist without it. However, building a robust IT infrastructure from the ground up is expensive and often outside the skills of small IT departments. Therefore, many companies employ managed IT to accomplish this for them.
HIPAA and HITECH are closely related sets of regulations that strive to secure Personal Health Information (PHI) from unauthorized access, dissemination, and exploitation. While HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) applies from 1996, the HITECH Act (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) only came into effect from 2009. Both sets of regulations established ways to ensure the privacy of medical information and that it remains a priority for the healthcare industry.
Healthcare professionals already work within highly regulated fields. Whether they are providing care or doing clinical research, an overarching compliance framework influences each task performed. Legislative agendas constantly change the landscape, while new laws touch on everything from medical device manufacturing to healthcare insurance providers’ tax returns. Keeping up to date with all the changes isn’t just tough, it becomes a nearly impossible responsibility for any medical facility.
A printer represents a major investment for any business, and it may be tempting to make it last as long as possible. Like a car, a well-cared-for printer can last years. However, unlike a car, a printer is often subjected to the equivalent of running non-stop for seven or more hours per day. Printers wear out, and when they do, they cause problems.
Cloud services are all the rage with their ability to make powerful tools accessible and affordable. Both consumers and organizations are using the cloud in a variety of ways from storage to accessing virtual applications across a variety of devices. However, this rosy picture of cloud technology often leads businesses to look before they leap. The cloud represents a shift in not just technology, but the way businesses approach and utilize it.
Digital technology has penetrated every aspect of life and business, hurtling us towards a world which blurs digital and analog realities. There’s no longer such a thing as existing online versus in real life. Offline is online – this new paradigm is changing the very texture of our culture and lives. Welcome to the digital transformation. The revolution doesn’t need to be televised because it can easily be streamed online.
Security is not expensive. It’s invaluable. Another set of eyes is never a bad thing when it comes to keeping critical business assets safe. Make sure your surveillance capabilities are up to date and performing at their fullest potential. Here’s what to expect during a video security audit conducted by DSI’s surveillance specialists.
Nobody likes to imagine the worst-case scenario, but that doesn’t make preparing for it any less important. From a natural disaster to a data breach, there are many things which can threaten or destroy critical IT infrastructure, taking the core business operations with it.