#TuneUpYourIT: How Healthcare Providers Can Keep Data Secure

During the month of February, we’ve been focusing on ways to tune up your IT to keep security levels optimal and your data safe. This week, we’re taking a look at how hospitals can prioritize data security to protect against hackers. In this day and age, when hospitals are packed to the brim with technology, protecting confidential information needs to be a priority. Just this past week, one Los Angeles hospital’s IT system was held for a $17,000 Bitcoin ransom by hackers after its computers were encrypted. Either the hospital didn’t have a backup and data recovery plan in place, or it presumably failed. This isn’t the only time healthcare…

How Law Firms Can Tighten Up IT Security to Stop Hackers

During the month of February, we’re focusing on ways to tune up your IT to keep security levels optimal and your data safe. This week, we’re taking a look at how lawyers and law firms can improve data security to prevent that dreaded breach of confidential client data.   According to the American Bar Association, in 2009, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) warned law firms that they were being targeted by hackers. Even though exact numbers aren’t available, it’s been estimated that at least 80 percent of the 100 biggest law firms have had their data hacked. What’s the motive? Hackers are well-aware of the huge amount of highly…

Law Firm Tech Survey About Cloud Computing Shows Industry Split

The Big Law Business section of Bloomberg reported on a survey that asked directors of law firms of all sizes how they are currently spending on tech solutions and how they plan to in the future. The survey results were pretty standard, showcasing the growth in more law firms transitioning to technology as a workflow and security solution, except for one topic area. Law firms were split on their views about cloud computing. According to the survey, sixty-three percent of law firms who responded said they wanted to avoid cloud-based technologies due to security concerns. However, twenty-nine percent said that security was the reason they wanted to use the cloud…

Happy World Backup Day! Tips for Backing Up Your Business Data

March 31 is known internationally as World Backup Day, a holiday that reminds everyone in the digital age how important it is to backup data in case of an emergency. At MDL Technology, this holiday is widely celebrated! Backing up data is one of our specialties and we want to make sure you celebrate this day the most efficient way possible by giving you tips on backing up your business data. Photo credit: FutUndBeidl / Foter / CC BY Create a Plan Before you can start to backup your data, you need to come up with a plan for your data. Traditional backup where everything is put on a separate…

The Benefits of Cloud Computing for Construction Companies

Technology has been a constant in the construction industry since the 1990s when companies realized how much of their resources were wasted on paper plans and mailing proofs, as Microsoft reminds us. Cloud computing is the next step in the construction industry’s technology era, yet 30 percent of construction companies are still hesitant to make the leap as of a 2013 study by Sefaira. Once you migrate, the benefits of cloud computing are known immediately. Photo credit: JD Hancock / Foter / CC BY Cost Savings The first and arguably most important benefit you are going to see from cloud computing is the cost savings. Eighty-two percent of companies that…