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Welcome Baby Griffin

From employees buying a first home to new marriages, Umbrella has seen many firsts over the years. Now we can add another to that list. Lucas Pieper, our Proactive Operations Team Lead, welcomed the first Umbrella baby into the world last month. Everyone Got Involved In true Umbrella fashion, the entire team was quick to …

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The Client Perspective – Massive Frustration but a Quick Fix

By Jean Hansen, COO at Umbrella Managed Systems Imagine you are a doctor in a primary care practice. You have patients booked every fifteen (15) minutes on your schedule. You will see sixteen (16) patients before lunch, and at least thirty (30) before you are done for the day. To get a leg-up on the day, …

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Kansas Treatment Centers Hacked

Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems Valley Hope Association (VHA), the addiction treatment organization based in Norton Kansas, announced it suffered a data breach in late 2018. An unauthorized individual gained access to an employee’s email account, potentially exposing patient PHI. Valley Hope detected the intrusion quickly and worked to remedy the issue. A …

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Wichita State University Phishing Fail

Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems Hackers bombard a respected institution with a battery of malicious emails – a coordinated cyber attack. A handful of users fall prey to the bait and were hooked by Phishing attempts. Sounds like the start to a crime novel, but it recently happened in Wichita, Kansas. What …

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Windows® 7 Countdown

Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems Only 12 months remain before Microsoft cuts off support for Windows® 7 and several editions of Windows® Server operating systems. While fifty-two weeks feels like plenty of time, here are some factors you may not be considering: Experts predict a shortage of available PCs as companies rush to …

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Gmail will soon be integrated with Meet, Chat, and Rooms. What will this mean for your SMB?

There’s now an online app for practically anything Kansas City business managers such as yourself can imagine — plus more things you may not have even considered yet. While this grants you an abundance of choices in customizing your online working experience, it also creates operational inefficiencies. Nowadays, it’s normal to have a tab open …

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Ransomware Attack Disrupts U.S. News Media Outlets

Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems Everyone is at risk…even the news. What Happened Over the holiday weekend, news broke that the Tribune News company had been hit by a serious Ransomware attack – impacting the printing of several newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, …

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A Very Christmas Carnival

By Roxanne Rabich, Service Coordinator at Umbrella Managed Systems Christmas cheer was abundant at this year’s annual Umbrella Christmas party. The newly remodeled office space (more on that in the new year) left us with plenty of seating and room to accommodate our growing team. To celebrate this year’s party, we went with a Christmas …

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Data Breach Leads to First Multi-State Lawsuit

Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE), a healthcare technology solutions provider, was named in a multi-State lawsuit filed earlier this month. Servers used by WebChart, an EHR solution offered by MIE, was breached in 2015. The security compromise included the release of personal information, date of birth, social security …

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