Healthcare Hyperscale Managed Service Provider (MSP)

As public cloud providers are evolving in release of service & solutions which has led to automation (and on-going), MSPs need to evolve from traditional model to hyperscale model. According to a BCC Research, the United States market will grow 11.5 percent year-on-year until 2021 with an entirely new breed of Managed Service Providers called “Hyperscale Managed Service Provider”. According to the research, the leading players have about 50% of the managed service market. IBM has the largest with 24% of the market, followed by DXC with 15%, Fujitsu with 14%, Atos with 8%, and Deutsche Telekom with 6%. Continue reading Healthcare Hyperscale Managed Service Provider (MSP)

Managed DevOps: Expectation vs. Reality

Earlier this year, Embotics and Ponemon Institute released a study on the cost and impact of falling behind on the DevOps movement. This study surveyed over 600 IT leaders responsible for cloud management at their organization. It explores the gap between expectations of value from the public cloud, DevOps, containers, and microservice and what their organizations can do today. Continue reading Managed DevOps: Expectation vs. Reality

What is Azure Information Protection?

Azure Information Protection is a cloud-based solution that helps your business classify, label, and protect its documents and emails. This can be set automatically by the administrators based on defined rules and conditions, or manually by users, or a combination with recommended suggestions. Continue reading What is Azure Information Protection?

Lumen21 at HIMSS17

The HIMSS conference provides a great opportunity, in one place, to get a good view of the medical industry and learn about how IT is serving that industry. Few industries have the transformation opportunity that Healthcare has in how medical practice gets delivered and the overall patient experience. Microsoft Corporation is taking a very active role in this digital transformation that the Healthcare industry is dealing with, be it the computing platform that leverages the cloud, software products that allow for visibility and analysis of medical information, and assisting the surrounding eco system of software companies that provide medical applications, to help deliver medical treatment and the overall patient engagement process. Continue reading Lumen21 at HIMSS17

A talk about HITRUST Common Security Framework

The HITRUST Common Security Framework was developed to provide a single overarching common security framework to meet healthcare relevant regulations and standards.  The framework is both risk and compliance based, and security controls are customized based on a range of factors including organization type, amount of data, and regulatory requirements and standards.  Continue reading A talk about HITRUST Common Security Framework

What do Healthcare Organizations and IT Managed Services companies share in common?

The Healthcare Industry Is As Similar As The Technology Industry In That Both Industries Have Specialization. You have the general practitioner family doctor and you also have a specialist like a neurologist. Like-wise in technology, you’re either a technology support vendor or a healthcare technology support vendor. Continue reading What do Healthcare Organizations and IT Managed Services companies share in common?

Lumen21’s HIPAA eBook

Available on http://hipaa.lumen21.com/, provides a list of requirements and steps to implement and manage your organization’s HIPAA/HITECH compliant cloud environment.

“Lumen21 Azure Compliant Cloud Computing eBook will not only help you comply with HIPAA/HITECH, but also build a better, more secure environment to mitigate your risk and help you prove compliance with HIPAA by following the HITRUST CSF framework. We did the hard work so you don’t have to. And you can inherit a lot of the work that we’ve done in terms of audits. This document lists the requirements and the steps needed to implement and manage your HIPAA/HITECH compliant cloud environment.

You can read more at http://hipaa.lumen21.com/

Even The Most Protected Organizations Will Get Hacked

“No matter how well an organization defended itself, there were always vulnerabilities a hacker could exploit.”

Professionals whom specialize in security are starting to realize even the most secure and protected organizations may get hacked.  In other words, breaches are inevitable, in fact, hackers may have already infiltrated your organization.  Lior Div, CEO of Cybereason had tracked a few hackers, in which they all had a 100% success rate when it came to network penetration.  No matter how protected you think you are, there are always vulnerabilities that a hacker could abuse. Continue reading Even The Most Protected Organizations Will Get Hacked