Microsoft Server 2003 – Support Ends July 2015

What is happening with Microsoft Windows Server 2003?

As of July 14, 2015, Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 will reach its end of support. That means Microsoft will no longer offer security updates, support, or technical content updates for this operating system. The impact on companies of all sizes who are still running applications on Windows Server 2003 could be significant:

  • Windows Server 2003 and the workloads and applications running on it will become more expensive to operate.
  • Security patches and hotfixes will no longer be available, leaving servers and applications vulnerable to security threats and downtime.
  • Outdated software will create compliance risks.
  • Lost opportunity – Can’t take advantage of modern IT infrastructure, management tools, cloud and application modernization options that HP and Microsoft invest in.

Your business and its operations will definitely be compromised in terms of productivity and effectiveness. Now is the time to plan your migration to Windows Server 2012 R2. This will help avoid the pitfalls of last minute, frantic and risky “forced” migration.

How do you benefit from the HP | Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Migration Program available from HP and HP authorized channel partners?

Migrating to Windows Server 2012 R2 enables a people ready, device ready, cloud ready business which is the foundational requirement to establishing a sustainable competitive advantage for your business. HP and Microsoft offer integrated products and solutions that are affordable, reliable and simple to install and manage, along with financing options and training to help you both migrate to Windows Server 2012 R2 in plenty of time and build the new IT infrastructure your business needs now and to scale into the future. With limited IT resources and the need to focus those resources on delivering business value, you can count on HP and HP authorized channel partners to take care of the technology issues so you can keep the focus on running your business.

We’ll also make sure your business can take advantage of all these advanced features of Windows Server 2012 R2 with a new physical or virtual server environment based on HP servers.

  • Beginning (or modernizing) your virtualization journey at a reduced cost vs. some      competitor solutions.
  • Advanced disaster recovery and data protection.
  • Low cost, high-performance storage.
  • Remote access and virtual desktop infrastructure.
  •  Management and access and information protection.

Please call CMA Technology for help or more information at (706) 860-1997.

The Best Experience Using Office 365

The Best Experience Using Office 365

In order to get the best experience with Office 365, it is recommended that you upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer. Office 365 may continue to work with versions of Internet Explorer other than the current and immediate previous versions for some time after the release of a new version on Internet Explorer, but Office 365 cannot offer any guarantees.

If you are using Office 365 with an older Internet Explorer version, you may experience issues and limitations depending on the versions.  For example, if you access Office 365 from Internet Explorer 8, you may have problems sending and receiving emails with the Outlook Web App.  Office 365 does not offer code fixes to resolve these problems.

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HIPAA Email Compliance Tips

HIPAA Email Compliance Tips

1. Be an expert on the topic of HIPAA compliant email on behalf of your patients.

In other words, make sure you include appropriate notices both online and in the office, warning patients about potential security risks of transmitting PHI (protected health information) using email over a non-secure portions of the. Internet

2. Document the patient’s consent to receive communication by email.

Don’t assume a patient understands that when he requests PHI or shares PHI that he understands the risk of sending and receiving such emails. Make sure you communicate that once they have entered information they may receive email reminders of appointments, etc.

3. Use an EHR system with a patient portal function.

If using an EHR system, encourage patients to use the portal’s capabilities for secure communications.

4. Consider signing up for a secure, HIPAA compliant email application.

This will protect your communications by using secure channels to send emails.

5. Manually encrypt transmitted files.

If you do not have a patient portal and don’t want to use a secure, HIPAA, compliant email application, don’t use PHI in the text of any email and encrypt any files that may contain PHI that you are sending to patients.