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      • The AWS role in disaster recovery

        No matter how well prepared you might be, disaster can strike. Most mature IT organizations have disaster recovery plans, but Amazon Web Services offers a unique set of services that can keep your business running if the worst happens. This handbook discusses the strategies and options available to companies looking to AWS for disaster preparedness and business continuity, including understanding EC2 availability zones, using S3 for backup and storage, testing your DR strategy in AWS and preparing for AWS outages.

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      • The HIPAA omnibus rule spells big change for health IT operations

        Known informally as "the omnibus rule," last year's HHS HIPAA-update threw healthcare providers, payers and their business associates for a loop. The biggest changes wrought under the new rule affect HIPAA's Security Rule, with both business associates and healthcare providers facing increased liability over data security.

        This three-part guide takes a hard look at what these changes mean for day-to-day health IT operations and, more broadly, for the industry. First, compliance and standards expert Mike Chapple drills down on the repercussions for business associates under the HIPAA omnibus rule: an increased accountability when entering into business associate agreements. Chapple then explores the steps health IT pros can take to adjust business processes and remain compliant with HIPAA regulations. Next, Chapple dives deeper into the compliance issue -- specifically, how a continuous approach helps organizations increase data security and reduce stress on IT teams. To close, SearchHealthIT news writer Shaun Sutner takes a bird's-eye view of legislation reformation. Readers will learn how one decades-old federal regulation -- and discussions of reform, especially -- has prompted an important conversation on data regulation and integration.

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      • Unified threat management aspires to the enterprise class

        Unified threat management (UTM) long focused on small and medium-sized businesses, but now it's climbing the ladder and attempting to become enterprise-class technology. This Technical Guide shows IT pros how to determine whether a vendor's UTM is truly an enterprise-grade security appliance and, if so, how to integrate and manage it into existing infrastructure.

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      • Cloud storage challenges and choices

        Our comprehensive e-book tackles the cloud storage challenges and business decisions that surround cloud storage investments, and breaks them into three areas of concentration: architecture, availability and return on investment.

        Get the latest updates on architectural choices when using the cloud for storage, including cloud controllers and application programming interfaces. We provide a short list of technical capabilities to look for in a cloud controller and questions to ask your service provider. Learn which metrics your peers are using to determine if cloud storage projects are meeting their potential, and what sort of service levels you can expect from providers or hybrid projects. Discover how to leverage the most cutting-edge cloud technologies and how not to get taken advantage of when choosing a cloud storage strategy/service.

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      • Avoiding pitfalls on the path to endpoint security

        IT security can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Admins can strengthen desktop and enterprise security by taking a step back to consider the bigger picture.

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      • Endpoint Management Strategies and Best Practices

        The job of an IT administrator has become a lot more challenging today than what it once was. IT has evolved from a controlled endpoint environment behind four walls to thousands of islands of information scattered about an organization that must be adequately administered and protected. Access this expert IT handbook for an in-depth look at the at endpoint management strategies and technologies that your organization should consider.

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      • Windows 7 migration station: The path of least resistance

        Organizations that stuck with Windows XP all the way to the end of its supported lifespan must now prepare to migrate to a new operating system. The best way forward might be a Windows 7 migration, especially for companies that value simplicity.

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      • Steps to mastering Windows 7 migration

        This handbook will cover best practices for moving to Microsoft Windows 7, including assessing Windows 7 to determine if it’s a good move for your organization and which applications your organization should involve in the Windows 7 migration. Hear from experts about avoiding common migration challenges and learn what resources and help is available for your migration project and licensing.

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      • Why a Windows 7 upgrade is worthwhile

        Windows 7 is Microsoft’s highly anticipated successor to Windows Vista. With this release, Microsoft aimed to address user frustrations with Vista and hoped to give Windows XP users a reason to upgrade as well. Feedback has shown that enhancements to security, stability and usability have made Windows 7 a welcome platform for corporate users. These features can make it worth the investment. Read this new e-Book to learn more about why a Windows 7 upgrade can help your enterprise.

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      • Track Microsoft licensing for desktops running Windows 8, Office 2013

        Each version of Windows, Office and other Microsoft applications brings new editions and options for payment and licensing. We take a look at what enterprises need to know about licensing for Windows 8 and Office 2013 and how it affects Desktop as a Service.

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      • Keys to a successful Windows 8 migration

        Migrating to a new operating system is no small task. And when the migration involves an OS as divisive as Windows 8, the task becomes that much more complicated. Proponents will need to persuade skeptics that Windows 8 brings real value to the enterprise beyond what Windows 7 or even Windows XP might currently be delivering. Companies interested in taking advantage of the new operating system’s touch features—particularly with mobile devices—could see a lot to like. Other organizations, especially those for which an OS is primarily about running desktops, will have doubts. Organizations with reasons to migrate to Windows 8 should look at four key areas as they proceed with their decision-making and planning: where Windows 8 fits into the enterprise; how to handle legacy applications in the new OS; tools to use for the migration; and details about licensing. This handbook also looks at some of features included in Windows 8.1.

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      • Desktop virtualization best practices

        For decades, enterprise IT managers have delivered applications to employees through a desktop or a laptop, an operating system, a suite of productivity applications (i.e., Microsoft Office) and then through a browser. The IT pro was then cursed to spend his day managing and maintaining what can amount to thousands of endpoints. But this is all about to change. Technologies such as application and desktop virtualization, software services and cloud computing as well as a new generation of smart phones are all redefining application delivery. This e-book will look at some of the trends that may lead to new application delivery methods. You'll learn desktop virtualization best practices, and desktop virtualization strategies for your enterprise.

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  • Cloud storage challenges and choices

    Our comprehensive e-book tackles the cloud storage challenges and business decisions that surround cloud storage investments, and breaks them into three areas of concentration: architecture, availability and return on investment.

    Get the latest updates on architectural choices when using the cloud for storage, including cloud controllers and application programming interfaces. We provide a short list of technical capabilities to look for in a cloud controller and questions to ask your service provider. Learn which metrics your peers are using to determine if cloud storage projects are meeting their potential, and what sort of service levels you can expect from providers or hybrid projects. Discover how to leverage the most cutting-edge cloud technologies and how not to get taken advantage of when choosing a cloud storage strategy/service.

  • Forging the path to tomorrow's CRM

    Perhaps no two words have more of an effect on business today than "customer experience." Consumers have a wealth of options for buying products and services -- and they're not shy about letting the social media sphere know when they’re not happy. To keep them coming -- and coming back -- organizations need to ensure that the experiences they’re serving up are nothing less than stellar.

    In our e-book series, The Risks and Rewards of Customer Experience Management, readers will get practical advice and real-world insight into strategies that place the focus of organizations' operations and processes on their customers. The first chapter concentrates on automation in the contact center. It will explore the technologies, such as interactive voice response and virtual agents. And it will examine what organizations need to evaluate when deciding which processes to automate and which areas will always need a human touch. The second installment delves into digital marketing, mobile applications and social media. It's no longer enough to send the same message to all customers; messages now must be personalized -- and soon, based on where customers are at any given moment. The chapter will look at location-based automated marketing and the pros and cons -- including the loss of privacy -- associated with such practices. The final chapter digs deep into the role of analytics in customer experience management plans, scrutinizing data harvesting methods and ways to use big data to augment customer experiences. And the chapter will look at times when knowing all about your customer goes horribly wrong.

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  • The AWS role in disaster recovery

    No matter how well prepared you might be, disaster can strike. Most mature IT organizations have disaster recovery plans, but Amazon Web Services offers a unique set of services that can keep your business running if the worst happens. This handbook discusses the strategies and options available to companies looking to AWS for disaster preparedness and business continuity, including understanding EC2 availability zones, using S3 for backup and storage, testing your DR strategy in AWS and preparing for AWS outages.

  • The HIPAA omnibus rule spells big change for health IT operations

    Known informally as "the omnibus rule," last year's HHS HIPAA-update threw healthcare providers, payers and their business associates for a loop. The biggest changes wrought under the new rule affect HIPAA's Security Rule, with both business associates and healthcare providers facing increased liability over data security.

    This three-part guide takes a hard look at what these changes mean for day-to-day health IT operations and, more broadly, for the industry. First, compliance and standards expert Mike Chapple drills down on the repercussions for business associates under the HIPAA omnibus rule: an increased accountability when entering into business associate agreements. Chapple then explores the steps health IT pros can take to adjust business processes and remain compliant with HIPAA regulations. Next, Chapple dives deeper into the compliance issue -- specifically, how a continuous approach helps organizations increase data security and reduce stress on IT teams. To close, SearchHealthIT news writer Shaun Sutner takes a bird's-eye view of legislation reformation. Readers will learn how one decades-old federal regulation -- and discussions of reform, especially -- has prompted an important conversation on data regulation and integration.

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