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Highly successful tech venture capitalist Fred Wilson created some waves last week when he predicted Apple wouldn’t be among the top three most important tech companies in the world by 2020. Speaking at a conference in New York City, he said he envisions Google, Facebook and “one that we’ve never heard of” making up that triumvirate. Why would his dismiss the current largest tech company in the world (Apple’s first quarter revenues of $43.7 billion was more than Google, Facebook …

When the Ponemon Institute’s fourth annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security was released earlier this month, it stated that use of cloud services is the second-highest security risk concern for healthcare organizations. Employee negligence was the runaway winner in that category, mentioned by 75 percent of leaders interviewed for the study. Cloud services (41 percent) was bunched in a tight race for second-place with mobile device insecurity (40 percent) and cyber attackers (39 percent). According to the …

Here we go patting ourselves on the back again, but we can’t help it. Media outlets keep handing us awards! Most recently, CRN named Online Tech one of its MSP Hosting Service Provider 100. (Read full press release.) These 100 companies are a subset of CRN’s Managed Service Provider 500 list, which it hails as “the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose forward-thinking approach to providing managed services is changing the landscape of the IT channel.” The …

Scared of HIPAA? Don’t be. It represents huge opportunities for the IT world. That was the message from April Sage, Director of Healthcare IT for Online Tech, when she joined Karl Palachuk on his ‘Odd Tuesdays‘ podcast yesterday. (Find the replay here.) Palachuk invited Sage to join his bi-weekly show because its primary audience – managed service providers – has been engaged in a debate about whether HIPAA regulations and the HITECH Act make working in the healthcare space “so …

If you’re a member of a healthcare company at HIMSS14 this week, chances are you’re looking for innovations to improve patient outcomes at lower costs. As outlined in a recent press release, Online Tech will exhibit its innovative approach to securing patient data by incorporating encryption at the very core of its cloud and backup infrastructure to protect PHI from the front-end of patient portals all the way to the data-at-rest in offsite disaster recovery environments. This approach means PHI …

Next Wednesday, Online Tech heads to Detroit, Michigan to join the region’s Fortune 1000 CIOs while exhibiting secure hosting solutions, including the encrypted cloud, at Evanta’s 11th Annual Detroit Executive Summit at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel. The summit is hosted by the Technology and Business Innovation Forum (TBIF) of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, as well as Detroit’s Society for Information Management (SIM). Built “by CIOs, for CIOs,” the event features a number of sessions and keynotes on …

Results from the 2013 IDG Enterprise Cloud Computing report found that the percent of total IT environment to be moved to the private cloud grew from 28 to 36 percent, with a lower TCO (total cost of ownership) being the top internal selling point for those surveyed (23 percent). The report included surveyed readers of CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, ITworld, and Network World. Other top arguments for using the private cloud include the ability to enable business continuity (20 percent); …

Next Thursday, November 14th, Online Tech is headed down to the Buckeye State, to talk tech and innovation. Tech Tomorrow Columbus is presented by the Columbus Chamber, and will be held at the Ohio Union building at Ohio State University. The fun will kick off at 9am, with a morning keynote from the CEO and Co-Founder of the McChrystal group, David Silverman. He’ll be talking about the changing landscape for the modern enterprise, and ways a company’s leadership can either …

Next Wednesday, Online Tech’s Director of Operations Jason Yaeger will be participating on a panel discussion with technical and administrative PCI DSS experts, including Bob Russo from the PCI Security Standards Council, to discuss the role that cloud service providers play in protecting cardholder data, as well as the security issues involved. Title: Navigating PCI Security Mountains in the Cloud Register: Sign Up on BrightTalk.com Who: Brandon Dunlap, Brightfly, Inc.; Bob Russo, PCI SSC; Jason Yaeger, Director of Operations, Online Tech; Randal Asay, …

Online Tech’s Senior Product Architect Steve Aiello continues his data security series of videos on data encryption by dispelling the myth that data is less secure in a well-run data center or in a cloud environment. Actually – data is more secure with a cloud hosting provider. Does your office have the appropriate level of physical security in place, including: Biometric authentication – key fobs, pins and fingerprint readers for access to your servers Solid, reinforced concrete walls Heat and fire …

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