25 Nov 2019

4 Ways EMRs assist in medical operations


Electronic medical records (EMR) digitize your paper medical records and, when properly implemented, can generate a positive return on investment and improve organizational efficiency. The major drawbacks of paperwork are that it hinders a healthcare institution’s ability to treat patients, makes medical operations slower, and decreases overall efficiency. EMR eliminates the time required to record a patient’s medical information on paper, information that could also be misinterpreted due to poor handwriting. Here are just a few reasons to switch from paper records to EMR.

Better communication

Fast and accurate communication between medical departments is key to providing quality healthcare. From ambulance staff to emergency room doctors, a healthcare institution must have an effective means of communication, and this is where EMR comes in. EMR software enables frontline staff to quickly transfer a patient’s medical records to other departments in real-time. When the patient’s information is recorded in the system, other medical staff will no longer need to question his or her conditions again and can proceed to treat the […]

4 Ways EMRs assist in medical operations2019-12-04T07:18:17-07:00
22 Nov 2019

Protecting your Android phone from malware


As a smartphone user, you should be just as concerned about your phone’s security from malware as you are about its physical safety. Malware and other forms of cyberthreats are becoming more and more common in smartphones and ignoring them can lead to disaster.

Mobile malware MO

Mobile malware can be just as harmful to a business’s network as infected desktops and laptops are. Potential problems include overcharges on phone bills, stolen data, intercepted messages, phishing attacks, and fake notifications to one’s contact list.

Most examples of malware come from applications downloaded from third-party app stores. These give hackers access to passwords, user account information, and other sensitive personal data. Since many business users link their Android devices to each other, malware could transfer across multiple devices with ease.

Who is responsible?

The burden doesn’t fall solely on smartphone users. App stores are responsible, too. In one instance, malware-ridden banking and weather apps became available in the Google Play Store. Victims were urged to update their phones with the latest […]

Protecting your Android phone from malware2019-11-22T12:38:47-07:00
21 Nov 2019

Why hyperconvergence could be the solution your business needs


For many small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), resources can be scarce and, very often, IT takes a back seat. Hyperconverged IT infrastructures are a great way to keep your IT updated without the heavy expenses normally associated with it.

What are hyperconverged infrastructures?

In a traditional IT environment, networking, server, and storage hardware need to be purchased separately and configured to work together as a cohesive system. Later, manufacturers started offering converged systems — pre-built “stacks” of hardware that work together right out of the box and come with advanced management tools and tech support.

Now, hyperconverged infrastructure packs the entire stack into one box and configures everything to be managed via a single interface. Not only is this box more affordable and easier to use, but it can also be used like Lego — just keep adding boxes as your business grows.

Streamlined upgrades through software-centric computing

Putting everything you need into a single box and then wrapping it with a flexible and adaptable management software makes receiving regular patches and […]

Why hyperconvergence could be the solution your business needs2019-11-22T12:38:33-07:00
20 Nov 2019

How to defend against Mac ransomware


Although a majority of ransomware attacks usually target Windows computers, this doesn’t mean Mac users are completely safe. Ransomware attacks for Macs are a rarity, but they do occur. So how can you prevent ransomware from infecting your Mac? We’ve compiled some helpful security tips for you.

What is Mac ransomware?

Ransomware is a type of malicious program that forcefully holds computer systems hostage until the ransom is paid in untraceable cryptocurrency. It’s typically distributed using phishing emails, but it can also spread via unsecured networks.

When Mac computers are infected by ransomware, users won’t be able to access their data since it’s fully encrypted. Ransomware messages will also threaten to release the information to the public or destroy sensitive data if victims don’t pay by a certain deadline. Healthcare and finance organizations, in particular, are more likely to pay the ransom because they need constant access to critical data.

Types of Mac ransomware

Even though Mac ransomware is less prevalent than Windows ransomware, there have been some cases in the past […]

How to defend against Mac ransomware2019-11-22T12:38:19-07:00
19 Nov 2019

Why companies who hire people with disabilities outperformed their peers


Some companies are afraid to hire people with disabilities. They fear added costs, such as boosts in healthcare expenses and loss of productivity. But these are misconceptions. Most white-collar jobs can be done remotely as easily as they can be from the office, which can improve flexibility and autonomy for employees in a modern workplace. How are you helping your diverse workforce achieve more? At GeeksHD, we can help you to modernize your workplace with industry-leading tools. Contact us today to learn more.

Why companies who hire people with disabilities outperformed their peers2019-11-22T12:38:03-07:00
19 Nov 2019

Unblocking Workplace Collaboration: 5 Tools and Strategies


Do your customers want to #communicate and #collaborate more effectively? We can help. Check out this handy guide for more on how customers can make the most out of their workday. Unfortunately, many modern organizations suffer from communication breakdowns and inefficient collaboration methods. Luckily for your customers, this guide can help pave the way for an easier

Unblocking Workplace Collaboration: 5 Tools and Strategies2019-11-19T10:13:16-07:00
19 Nov 2019

Customer story: Microsoft Super Bowl Commercial 2019: We All Win


Having the right tools enables you to connect with others and achieve more than you ever thought possible. The kids in this video found a level playing field by having the right controller tailored to their needs. With the right tools, they can connect and achieve more with their team. Imagine if your team had the right solutions--ways to tailor your modern workplace to fit the individual needs of every employee. At GeeksHD, we have years of experience helping businesses just like yours to plan and adopt the right tools so your employees can achieve more. Contact us today to learn how.

Customer story: Microsoft Super Bowl Commercial 2019: We All Win2019-11-22T12:37:50-07:00
19 Nov 2019

6 Ways to save energy with your PC


It’s a dilemma: you want to save energy, but you need to use your PC every day. You can turn off your computer when it’s not in use, but a plugged-in PC or electrical appliance, even when switched off, still consumes standby power. If this is the case, how exactly can you save energy? Here are some tips.

1. Disconnect your external devices

Devices that connect to your PC such as printers, headphones, and webcams consume power, too. That’s why you should disconnect or remove these devices from your PC when you are not using them.

2. Use a smart strip, especially for computers you cannot turn off

A smart strip is a series of several electrical outlets in one strip, with circuits to monitor and maximize your gadgets’ power consumption. It can electronically unplug any device so that they stop drawing current, and you save energy. By connecting your PC and peripherals like printers and scanners to the smart strip, you don’t need to unplug your equipment when […]

6 Ways to save energy with your PC2019-11-22T12:37:39-07:00
18 Nov 2019

Help customers bring teams and resources together with Microsoft technology


Today, more than 30% of businesses use advanced communication tools in conference rooms. With Microsoft Teamwork solutions, you can facilitate better communication among your team by using cloud-based email technology and calendaring services. You can also ensure that your employees' teams are aligned with web conferencing and calendaring services. To find the comprehensive teamwork solution that's right for your business, contact our team at GeeksHD.

Help customers bring teams and resources together with Microsoft technology2019-11-18T17:06:14-07:00
18 Nov 2019

Preventing theft of service in VoIP


VoIP phone systems use the internet just like any PC. Therefore, hackers can gain access to your servers and data network through VoIP phones. Understanding how to combat theft of service in VoIP is critical, so if you want to learn how to do it, read on.

What is theft of service?

Internet-based phone systems are far more vulnerable to fraud compared to traditional telephony services. VoIP calls face threats ranging from identity theft, eavesdropping, intentional disruption of service, and even financial loss. Theft of service, the most common type of VoIP fraud, includes stealing usernames, passwords, and account information. Hackers usually introduce malware into your system to crash it or steal user passwords.

From a legal standpoint, theft of service means obtaining service from an individual or a company without payment. It may involve deleting or changing invoicing records, unauthorized invoicing, or taking the property of a service provider.

Also, hackers may simply want to crash your system and will flood the network with packets of data so that callers […]

Preventing theft of service in VoIP2019-11-22T12:37:17-07:00