IQ Technology Solutions Weekly Forum

Technology news, trends, and updates

HIPAA & Technology

Everyone has been to the doctor at some point, but is your patient information safe? Today we will look at some of the technological safeguards that are required to protect your personal information as well as the potential fines your health care provider might face if they were to expose your data.

Hosted Voice

The transition from premise-based to hosted solutions has become all the rage in Information Technology, and for good reason. The ability to receive the same or better services while also eliminating costly hardware maintenance is an easy sell. While your business may have already transitioned Email and Applications to the cloud, it may also be time to explore an alternative phone service.

Software Audits

Tax season, at least for me, brings feelings of dread and jubilation. As we grow older, our taxes tend to become more complex and time consuming. Whether handling our taxes alone or leaving the process in the hands of professionals the risk of an audit always looms in the background.

Technology and the New Administration

Today when I think of technology and politics it makes me a bit uneasy. No matter which way you lean politically, it can’t be argued that technology has played a critical role in determining the outcome in the current election cycle.

I will leave the analysis of how social media, fake news and foreign governments may have influenced the results of this election to the experts.

2017 IT Makeover Launch

Announcing the 9th Annual $20,000 Non-profit IT Makeover Campaign.

Once again we are proud to announce our annual charitable project, the non-profit IT Makeover Campaign, sponsored locally by IQ Technology Solution and Microsoft’s Reno operations. We are teaming up with Microsoft to provide local non-profit organizations with a shared pool of $20,000 in IT Makeover Campaign funds.

Network Penetration Testing

Security, at home and in business, is something we all want but generally is not top-of-mind until after a threat occurs. Nearly 66 percent of all burglaries are residential (home) break-ins and only 17 percent of homes in the U.S. are equipped with security systems.

Technical Employees

We have been interviewing job candidates for a couple of openings we have and it looks like there is finally a positive shift towards a growing talent pool. With the predictions of unprecedented new job growth in the region many employers have been worried about a shortage of qualified employees, but the latest batch of resumes we have been reviewing include more out of town candidates than we have ever seen.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

This time of year is always the most difficult time for me to be a man, and I assume there are many others that feel the same way. Gift buying, especially for Valentine’s day, always seems like an impossible feat achievable by only the most practiced gift givers.

Workplace Mobility

In today’s business world the need to stay connected to the office has become critical. Remote employees working from various areas of the globe require the flexibility to access voice and data messages from multiple devices and applications. Your ability to collaborate on-the-go coincides with your organization’s ability to offer unified communications (UC), which is a marketing buzzword describing the integration of email, voice, instant-messaging, presence recognition and telephony.