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  • 4 Ways Technology Saves Time in Construction Sites
    July 9, 2019 at 12:00 AM
    When you want to talk construction tech, you should include people from the teams writing the code. With that in mind, we asked Patrick Hogan the CEO ...
  • Drones in Construction - Different Types & Uses
    June 7, 2019 at 12:00 AM
    When we talk tech to our construction clients and friends in the build industry, many people are surprised to hear about the vast uses of drones in co...
  • What is a vCIO?
    May 28, 2019 at 12:00 AM
    Technology has become integral to running nearly every business. As companies grow, they eventually need someone to manage that technology. Above and ...
  • How IoT Will Change the Construction Industry
    May 13, 2019 at 8:00 AM
    The construction technology world (and much of the construction industry) is a buzz about IoT (Internet of Things), so we asked the team at TechGearoi...
  • Scariest Email I Ever Received!
    April 16, 2019 at 8:00 AM
    talking to a friend this morning who is a business adviser, we discussed common questions and assumptions his clients have regarding cybersecurity. O...
  • The ROI of SSD vs HDD Hard Drives
    April 11, 2019 at 1:00 PM
    Solid state drives (SSD) and hard disk drives (HDD) are storage types that come in different shapes and sizes to fit all machines, but when it comes t...
  • Bringing More Technology to a Construction Workforce
    September 13, 2018 at 8:00 AM
    We love to talk construction tech, so when Holly Welles approached us about a potential collaboration regarding the topic, we jumped at the chance. Be...
  • How Natural Disasters Impact Businesses
    June 1, 2018 at 8:00 AM
    Business owners can spend many sleepless nights worrying about the myriad disasters that can strike their companies. Will there be a labor dispute? Wi...
  • Password Best Practices
    May 3, 2018 at 8:00 AM
    The first Thursday of May each year is World Password Day, a celebration to promote better password habits. "Passwords are critical gatekeepers t...
  • Drones on the Construction Jobsite
    April 11, 2018 at 8:00 AM
    Drones are more than just the cool toys on the construction jobsite these days, they’re robust assets that many construction companies are leveraging ...
  • Drones in Construction [Infographic]
    January 21, 2019 at 8:00 AM
    We're seeing more drones on construction jobsites, so we wanted to share this infographic from Trik about some of the ways construction companies...
  • Our Favorite Business Apps
    March 13, 2018 at 8:00 AM
    Here at My IT, we’re all about leveraging technology to improve efficiencies to help our clients grow and be more profitable. Over the past five years...
  • 2018 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch
    December 26, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    ith the new year looming, all of the Top 10 lists for 2017 are coming out, so we asked our team what does 2018 have in store in regards to cybersecuri...
  • Bitcoin for Business
    December 5, 2018 at 8:00 AM
    Being in the technology industry, we’re regularly asked all things tech and we’ve had a lot of questions concerning Bitcoin lately. We reached out to ...
  • Automotives and Mixed Reality
    January 11, 2018 at 8:00 AM
    The auto industry continues to adopt new technologies to make the customer experience better and to create more efficiencies from manufacturers to aut...
  • HIPAA Best Practices for Doctors’ Offices
    November 9, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    The Office of Civil Rights (OCR), the “police” that enforce HIPAA’s policies, report that most of the $67 million (and growing) in fines “stem from im...
  • How Consumers Can Protect Themselves Online on Cyber Monday
    November 7, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    Cybersecurity is top of mind for many business leaders thanks in part to Ransomwares like WannaCry and HIPAA data breaches being in the headlines near...
  • Productivity Improvements with iOS11
    October 10, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    Apple’s new operating system, iOS11, is chock full of fun new features like gifs integrated in the Photo app and VR flyover cities. Instead of listing...
  • AI Coming to Auto Dealerships
    September 7, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    If you’re in the auto industry, you undoubtedly have heard about autonomous vehicles; this is just one type of artificial intelligence (AI) that is di...
  • Ask a Cyber-Risk Insurance Agent
    September 5, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    After our post, Do I Need Cyber Insurance [For My Business], we received notes from clients and friends thanking us for bringing this to their attenti...
  • Lot Management Solutions Drive Profitability for Auto Dealerships
    August 3, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    We’re always on the lookout for ways to utilize technology to help our auto dealership clients increase their profitability. One way to protect their ...
  • Bots on the Construction Jobsite
    July 20, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    The construction industry has been ripe for disruption and bots are one of the biggest catalysts in the Con Tech (Construction Technology) sector. Whi...
  • Sending PHI via Mobile Devices – a Big HIPAA No-No
    July 13, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    I rocked the boat with some of my medical friends when I emailed them my blog post, Can I Text ePHI?, which basically told them that they could NOT te...
  • 7 Technology Priorities for Every Auto Dealership
    July 6, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    It is hard to remember the days when auto dealerships weren’t chock full of technology. Many vehicles today have more technology in them then a typica...
  • Cybercrime Myths Costing You Money
    July 4, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    Criminals make millions of dollars off naïve, unwittingly victims every year because of common myths regarding cybersecurity. The scariest part of cyb...
  • What is Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for Email?
    June 20, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) can mean a lot of things, but when describing an email feature, it is a tool created to stop email threats from hitti...
  • How A/E/C Firms Use 3D Printing
    June 15, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    One of the latest construction technologies that has moved from bleeding-edge technology to a viable, cost-efficient business solution in the construc...
  • What Does IoT Mean for Your Office? The Office of the Near Future.
    June 6, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    You’ve probably heard of the Internet of Things, IoT for short, but you may not have known it was called IoT and you may think it is decades away from...
  • Are Your Business Associates HIPAA Complaint or a Risk?
    June 8, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    Since 2013 when Congress passed the Omnibus Rule, business associates (BAs) dealing with medical entities have been held to the same standards for pro...
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    9 Things to Consider When Selecting a DMS (Dealership Management System)
    June 1, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    A Dealership Management System is the core software application for nearly every auto dealership, and it integrates each department of the dealership ...
  • Scaling IT at High Growth Companies (Part 5 of our Hiring IT Series)
    May 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    I’m regularly asked by executives at high growth companies how to scale their IT team to grow with their growing company. They say, “I have ## of empl...
  • 3 Biggest Construction Cybersecurity Risks
    May 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    The construction industry is driving technology and innovation on the jobsite to become more efficient, profitable, and to combat the ongoing worker s...
  • What is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)?
    May 23, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    Two-Factor Authentication is an extra layer of security that requires more than just the user’s name and password. To gain access, the user must prese...
  • Old Passwords Are A Massive Cybersecurity Risk; Here is Why.
    May 22, 2019 at 8:00 AM
    Here at My IT, we use tools to actively monitor the dark web for data breaches concerning our clients. We then present that information to our clients...
  • Life Cycle Management of Your Technology Can Save You Thousands Annually
    October 11, 2016 at 5:00 AM
    Life Cycle Management is a proactive philosophy where you spend a nickel today to save a quarter in subsequent years. [Do not read any further if you ...
  • What is HIPAA? Why Should You Care and What You Need to Know.
    October 6, 2016 at 8:00 AM
    HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which first appeared in 1996. Initially, HIPAA’s vagueness made if confusing...
  • 3 Places to Backup Your Company's Data
    October 4, 2016 at 8:00 AM
    Here at My IT, we live and die by the phrase, “If my data survives, my company can survive.” Today’s businesses aren’t offices, storefronts, furniture...

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