Skype for Business HIPAA Compliance

Skype for Business, a unified communications (UC) platform that integrates common channels of business communication and online meetings, including instant messaging (IM), presence, voice over IP (VoIP), voicemail, file transfers, video conferencing, web conferencing and email, has finally become HIPAA compliant. HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act which helps to set the standard for the protection of patient’s data. HIPAA/HITECH applies to companies, businesses, and organizations who provide service functions using individually identifiable health information. Continue reading Skype for Business HIPAA Compliance

Cambridge Analytica harvested private data from the Facebook users’ profiles — How you can protect your data on Facebook

Facebook is one of the most popular social media websites. Based in California, it was founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates. Since its creation, as of 4thquarter 2017, the popular social media site has grown to have2.2 billion monthly active users. Continue reading Cambridge Analytica harvested private data from the Facebook users’ profiles — How you can protect your data on Facebook

DevOps (Dev + Ops) – The buzz that never ENDS!

There’s a massive culture shift occurring in enterprise IT operations and software development departments. But many businesses still operate in traditional methods, discouraging innovation and making it challenging to meet end-user expectations. To stay competitive, enterprises need to meet end users’ expectations, rapidly respond to consumer demands and organizations must ensure that their software, services, and applications integrate efficiently in the cloud. Continue reading DevOps (Dev + Ops) – The buzz that never ENDS!

Defend Against Security Threats by Keeping an Eye on just 2 Things

For many companies one of the top priorities in today’s world is security. Many different aspects define the overall security of a company’s infrastructure, two of which are Patching and Security Training Programs. Let us see how following just these two things, will strengthen your system security. Continue reading Defend Against Security Threats by Keeping an Eye on just 2 Things

Azure SQL Databases: Disaster Recovery 101

Information security is the most essential and primary thing to consider in this highly informative era. The individuals, who have a lot of confidential data, and the companies, no matter how big or small it is, should know well that backup is a necessity rather than a luxury. Therefore, backup and disaster recovery are of great importance. Continue reading Azure SQL Databases: Disaster Recovery 101

The Biggest Mistake Companies Make When Migrating to the Cloud

Cloud migration is the process of moving applications, data, or other business elements from an organization’s onsite computers to the cloud, or moving them from one cloud environment to another.

Cloud computing has come a long way over the years. Moving to the cloud is serious business. Only a few enterprises have managed to master the art of cloud migration. There are several common drawbacks companies make when it comes to cloud migration. Perhaps the most common and the expensive is failing to plan for compliance before beginning a cloud migration. Continue reading The Biggest Mistake Companies Make When Migrating to the Cloud

Lumen21 Compliant Cloud Container

Lumen21 as a Managed Services Provider offers a compliant cloud environment solution that can be purchased via the marketplace. Thus, enabling the customer a solution where they would not have to worry about the complexity of managing these environments using in PaaS and SaaS Applications. Regarding the custom applications, the customer will still have access into the PaaS and SaaS environments. Other than customer application updates and maintaining the solution, the customer will not need to worry about the compliance and regulatory requirements of the environment, as those will be covered by Lumen21. Continue reading Lumen21 Compliant Cloud Container

What is Azure SQL Database service?

Microsoft SQL Database is a high-performance, reliable, and secure database environment you can use to build data-driven applications and websites in the programming language of your choice, without needing to manage infrastructure.

Azure SQL is a fully managed, relational Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) in the Microsoft cloud (Azure). A Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, SQL Database delivers predictable performance, scalability with no downtime, business continuity, and data protection. Continue reading What is Azure SQL Database service?