Florida Information Protection Act (FIPA) Passes Legislation

Effective July, 1, 2014 – The new Florida Information Protection Act passed legislation. FIPA focuses on two types of records to receive heightened protection: personal information and customer records.

The new statute expands the definition of personal information to include the following: health insurance policy or subscriber numbers, information regarding an individual's medical history, financial information, and online user names or email addresses in combination with their associated passwords or security questions and answers to permit account access.

Protect your Office with Content Filtering

A high end firewall with content filtering will allow you to limit your staff’s internet usage. These devices physically block your computers from communicating with malicious computers/sites. The firewall content filtering subscription will update its malicious website definitions in real time and will not allow your computers to visit these sites. It will also allow you to block potential time wasters such as social networking and shopping websites. It is our observation that many staff members waste untold hours each year on social networking, shopping and other personal web sites. Not only is this a waste of resources it puts your computers and data at risk. You will be able to block websites by category and specific sites. A nice firewall also lets you choose which computers are monitored.

RIP XP – April 8, 2014. Are you ready?

April 8, 2014. Businesses who are still running Windows XP on their systems need to mark this date, and circle it several times with a big red pen. If you’re wondering why then this is because that’s the date Microsoft is pulling support for XP. What this means for your business is a potentially increased security risks, no more support and ultimately the possibility of increased IT costs.

Telephone System

A lot has changed in the world of telephones. The days of a simple hard wired phone at your office location are long gone. With today’s newer phone systems, your phones can be anywhere and ring anyone. Your messages can be forwarded to email, text, or cell phone voicemail boxes.

TAX BREAK MORE THAN TRIPLES IN 2013

SECTION 179 TAX BENEFIT JUMPS TO $500K

Many business owners are unaware that the acquisition of equipment under a $1 purchase option lease or equipment finance agreement (EFA) qualifies for the tax break provided under Section 179 of the internal revenue Code.

What is Firewall?

A firewall is a technological barrier designed to prevent unauthorized or unwanted communications between computer networks or hosts. Most cable and DSL routers include a basic firewall. Also, a basic firewall is included in Microsoft Windows. Both of these solutions are better than nothing, but fall far short of really protecting you from spyware/malware infestations.

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HIPAA

The HIPAA HITECH Omnibus rule finalized in January 2013 will be enforced starting September 22nd of this year. This has some pretty serious implications for your data and your relationship with your IT provider with stiff penalties and fines for noncompliance.

Congratulations from the JDS Golf Tournament & Fundraiser

We would like to thank Jacksonville Dental Society and Betty Hutchens for all they do for the dental community. We are honored to have sponsored JDS for the past 15 years and especially honored to be a part of this tournament for the past 6 years. The weather was cool, the competition was friendly, and a good time was had by all.

Greetings from the Hinman

Thank you to everyone who was able to stop by our booth at Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting. Please don’t forget to like us on Facebook so you can tag yourself in the fabulous photo booth pictures. If you weren't able to make the event please feel free to go to our page and browse the wonderful images created by your fellow colleagues.