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Alexa, can you call my nurse?

Academic and nonprofit healthcare organization, Cedars-Sinai is the latest to blend technology with healthcare – with a focus on patient experience.

Late February, Cedars-Sinai announced a pilot program to put Alexa-powered tools in over 100 patient rooms.

Why you need managed services in healthcare

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting the healthcare industry for its perceived vulnerability. Nowadays, more and more hospitals are realizing that overall patient care not only involves medical attention, but also entails securing patient data. For many healthcare organizations, it’s crucial to work with the right managed services provider (MSP) to ensure transactions are seamless and patient […]

Fileless malware: Are you at risk?

Over the past few years, the security industry has been witnessing a rapid evolution in attack techniques, including fileless malware, which uses legitimate tools and services such as existing software, applications, and authorized protocols to carry out malicious activities such as unauthorized data retrieval or data damage.

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 help celebrate the occasion.

Groups, Yammer, and Teams: What are they?

Microsoft has released a variety of communication tools in Office 365, such as Outlook Groups, Yammer, and Microsoft Teams. These apps serve to encourage collaboration across an organization, but users often get overwhelmed. There is a lot of overlap between the features, but each app has a unique purpose in the way it should be […]

Types of hackers targeting businesses

When it comes to cyberattacks, most business owners get hung up on the technical and logistical details, forgetting another important aspect: motive. Why are hackers attacking people and organizations? And whom are they targeting? By answering these questions, you’ll have a better understanding of which of your business’s resources need the most protection.

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.

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 get on updated platforms before the deadline.

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