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HIPAAIf you’re a healthcare company, you know how keeping your operation upright and minimizing downtime and keeping your patient data safe is critical. We have talked about the importance of planning for the worst, even learning from our own example. As a healthcare company, your patients are your number one priority. Should any of this information become compromised, it can hinder your ability to deliver healthcare services. On top of that, entire systems can fall victim to ransomware, locking healthcare providers out of important patient data. As people’s lives can quite literally depend on a healthcare provider’s ability to access their health information, there isn’t any time to waste and you need to have a solution in-place. Download Weston’s free whitepaper on Healthcare Business Continuity in Healthcare to discover how much you could lose, how vulnerable you are, and how you can protect yourself.

magazinescreenshotSpeaking of being a top partner and knowing Microsoft products very well, Insights Success Magazine recognize Weston’s abilities as well. Weston Technology Solutions and our CEO Brock McFarlane was featured as one of the Top 50 Microsoft Partners in Insights Success Magazine. You can read the article here. It’s a good thing our CEO knows a thing or two about running a good IT business, as he will never make it on the PGA tour.

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Microsoft Tech Support Scams on the Rise

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Scam AlertHave you gotten a phone call or seen a web site pop up that purports to be from the Microsoft Support team and that they need to get onto your computer to clear up an infection? We’ve ran into a few folks that have run into that scam lately, some of them falling victim and getting their computer infected with a ton of malware. Here’s what you need to know about these scams and how to avoid them

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Last Chance to Purchase Windows 7 Machines

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Windows 7Microsoft is requiring that PC manufacturers quit selling Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 preinstalled on computers later this year. Dell has told us that they will stop selling Windows 7 systems after September. While Windows 10 is a fine system, it’s a much different system, that’s for sure. Windows 7 will be supported by Microsoft until at least 2020. The only way to get it installed on a computer after September will be to purchase a Windows 10 volume license agreement from Microsoft, which gives you downgrade rights from Window 10 to install Windows 7 or 8.1. And that won’t be cheap.

So if you’re shopping for a new business computer keep in mind that you’ll want to do it now rather than later if you want Windows 7. And let us know if you’d like us to get a quote your direction for a Windows 7 computer.

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Microsoft CertificationsWeston has been a Microsoft-certified partner for many, many years. We’ve also achieved Microsoft-certified competencies. Basically, to achieve a Microsoft-certified competency, you have to have a minimum amount of techs that have passed certain tests and your organization has to submit verifiable references to Microsoft. Generally, if a Microsoft Partner gets a competency certification, they’ll get one or two annually that they’re certified in. However, this last year, our techs have worked hard to learn and become masters in the technologies that drive your business. Because of that work, they have achieved more certifications, and now Weston has achieved not one, not two, not three, but four Microsoft competency certifications. We’ve achieved certifications in the following categories:

  • Silver: Cloud Productivity
  • Silver: Datacenter
  • Silver: Midmarket Solution Provider
  • Silver: Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions

What does this mean for you? It means that if you need experts in the Microsoft technologies that run your business, Weston Technology Solutions is the right choice.