What hospitals must have and should have when it comes to disaster recovery requirements and solutions

healthcare it disaster recovery
February 8, 2017

Post sponsored by Veritas What can critical application downtime cost a hospital? A lot. Last year, Health Information Technology (HIT) surveyed hospitals across the United States on critical application availability. The results were unbelievable. Participating hospitals reported an average of 69 hours of downtime of critical patient apps at a cost to the affected hospital of $7,900 per minute. Let that sink in for a bit. At $7,900 per minute,…

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How to talk to healthcare organizations about their disaster recovery requirements and needs

healthcare-it-blog
February 2, 2017

Post sponsored by Veritas When creating a data protection, backup and recovery strategy, there is a deeper level that must be addressed and that’s critical system availability. It’s extremely important that critical applications are appropriately prioritized during an emergency situation when multiple apps need to all be recovered quickly. This can help ensure real-time patient safety and quality of care goes uninterrupted in the event of a disaster. Healthcare organizations…

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Digital Influence is Everywhere: Cisco in Retail

retail customer experience
January 17, 2017

While retail is not an area that we normally focus on for the Cisco brand line in distribution, digital influence and its impact on retail is a relevant topic. I have to admit that this past holiday season I did participate not just in Black Friday/Saturday/Sunday but also Cyber Monday (sorry to my boss, I had to get the online deals). Like many shoppers, I braved the Thursday portion of…

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Respond faster to threats with scalable security capacity and disaster recovery

disaster recovery by Avnet
October 27, 2016

Enable businesses to respond faster to threats with scalable security capacity and disaster recovery Why Software Defined Networking should be on everyone’s Software Defined Data Center must-have list Organizations targeting a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) strategy place significant business importance on time-to-market, flexibility and agility within their IT infrastructure. For many of these businesses, their digital presence generates considerable revenue and requires agile data centers that can handle heavy…

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10 steps to fight ransomware AFTER it’s infected healthcare systems

it security ransomware
October 12, 2016

More and more, hackers are turning their attention from banks and financial institutions to healthcare organizations. Why? Because they see healthcare companies as low-hanging fruit. Not only is it relatively easy to infiltrate IT systems, by hacking medical devices, targeting new or uneducated employees and/or from general weak security systems – but also the information being protected is extremely lucrative to criminals. Cybersecurity is a big concern for your healthcare…

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Coaching customers to identify, prevent and recover from ransomware

ransomeware
October 5, 2016

Do you know which industry experienced the highest rate of cyber-attacks last year? It wasn’t retail. It wasn’t government. It wasn’t even finance. It’s healthcare. Unfortunately, this trend is expected to continue this year and throughout 2017 as well. Why? Because electronic healthcare records are twenty times more valuable on the black market than other sensitive data, including credit card information. Cyber security is a major concern within the healthcare…

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Improve hardware ROI with easier cloud provisioning: Converged infrastructure use case

hybrid cloud environment
August 24, 2016

Did you know that some businesses use cloud seeding – and I do mean actual clouds – to improve business by modifying the weather? It sounds like something out of a comic book, but really it’s much less menacing. Airports, for example, may sometimes do this to reduce fog in the area, and some ski resorts use it occasionally to induce snowfall. Just like these companies who seed clouds to…

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Are healthcare companies hoarding data? Help your customers prioritize, regulate and simplify data with information governance

healthcare information governance
July 28, 2016

There’s a real fear when it comes to deleting data. No matter how obscure or obsolete information may seem, many healthcare organizations view data deletion as a risk they could be deleting research that holds the key to the next major medical breakthrough. The cost of data storage – is it worth it to keep data “just in case?” Storing all data can sometimes seem like it’s the right thing…

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The Value of Hyper-Converged is Not Just Hype

hyperconverged-infrastructure
July 27, 2016

Hyper-convergence is drawing a lot of attention lately – and this small, but powerful form factor is delivering on the hype. This growing trend has prompted analysts to forecast an explosive 60% CAGR to for hyper-converged to be a $5 billion market by 2019*. Now is the time to make sure you have a hyper-converged line to offer to your customers and profit from this high growth mode of computing….

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5 Tips for Developing a Data Backup and Recovery Plan for Healthcare Organizations

data backup
July 12, 2016

When it comes to data backup and recovery in healthcare, the stakes are higher than ever before. We’re starting to see hackers turning their attention away from big banks to infiltrate small, regional hospitals that may act as a back door to larger systems housing sensitive and protected data. A hacked healthcare organization could face Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations and fines, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)…

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Lock It Up or Lose It – Protect Your Data with AGS Cyber Protect

data protection by Avnet
July 5, 2016

Cyber security breaches have exposed millions of private records over the last few years – 87 million to be exact – and it’s clear that hackers are not letting up. Federal, state and local agencies face a constant barrage of cyber attacks by organized crime, hacktivists and state-sponsored agents. To fight these threats, agencies need to update their patches and defenses, but budgets are tight and it’s challenging to retain…

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Software Defined Solutions – Friend or Foe?

software defined
June 7, 2016

There is a constant request for software defined solutions use cases and evidence of how these solutions move an IT organization closer to becoming a Digital Business versus merely adding an additional layer of complexity that holds the client team back. Is this solution bringing ease to your business, or adding complexity?

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Say Goodbye to Converged Complexity!

converged complexity
April 29, 2016

In this blog, we’ll explore how the FSA One Frameworks initiative from Avnet, NetApp, and Cisco offers reseller partners a whole new FlexPod sales motion, relieving and removing most of the complexity and delay sometimes experienced in the traditional model.

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#90SecondSolution: FSA One Frameworks (Video)

90 second solution
April 25, 2016

A large percentage of IT resources and budgets are spent on infrastructure management and maintenance. Learn how you can get the most out of your converged infrastructure and beat the competition with FSA One Frameworks in this #90SecondSolution featuring Avnet Solutions Manager, Bruce Gilroy.

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