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Get Outlook Reminders by Text Message

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Microsoft Outlook 2013 logo.svgIf you use Outlook to help manage and organize your life (and why wouldn’t you?), you’re probably well aware of the various rules, filters and notification options it has. But did you know that if you use Office 365 that you can set it up so that you can receive text messages sent to your phone for calendar or email notifications? Here’s how to set it up.

Meet a Team Member: James Moro

Posted by on in Off Topic/Fun

james blogIt’s been nearly two years since you’ve met everybody else on our team, but we’re growing and we have a new member of our team! James Moro has joined the Weston team as our new Helpdesk Consultant. Read on to read more about James. 

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Should Your IT Service Provider Be Local?

Posted by on in IT Blog

team workWhen looking for service provider to manage the technology needs for your business, you may find inexpensive options that promise great service from remote locales. But why should you look for a local service provider instead of a strictly remote-support company?

Have You Signed BAAs with your Vendors?

Posted by on in Security

healthcareIT2If you are a HIPAA-regulated business or deal with HIPAA-regulated industries, you really have to trust your vendors. A security breach at a vendor’s office may as well be a breach in your office, as far as HIPAA is concerned. You need to have a business-associate agreement (BAA) signed with those vendors. And if that vendor has no idea what a BAA is, you might want to reconsider your relationship with them, for your own protection. In a recent news story, an Illinois-based clinic was fined $31,000 because they didn’t have a BAA signed with a vendor hired to store paper records containing patients’ protected health information (PHI) (that vendor is the focus of other investigations). You can read the full cautionary tale here. If you need any assistance with your vendors or other HIPAA regulations, don’t hesitate to contact your local Weston office today.

Microsoft Word Vulnerability

Posted by on in Alerts

Microsoft Word 2013 logoA vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft Word that could allow malware to get into your system. Microsoft is working on a fix or this, but for at least the next couple of weeks be especially vigilant if you receive a Microsoft Word attachment from someone that you don't know.

If you get a document from someone that you do know that you were not expecting, it is a good idea to check with them and make sure that they sent it. It only takes a minute to check versus the hours to clean up and the possible loss of data if something gets through.

This is a good reminder that it's a cruel digital world out there so definitely don't click on links or attachments from anyone you don't know, and view with suspicion any links or attachments from someone you do know that you were not expecting (especially those that are asking for you to pay an invoice or transfer money). WestonBlock and our antivirus software should block most of these but nothing beats plain old vigilance.

More technical info on the Microsoft Word vulnerability for those of you interested can be found here

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