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Cloud Architecture: Innovate, Scale, and Succeed in the Digital Era

By CITE Team on Apr 18, 2024 1:07:41 PM

Today, businesses face a myriad of challenges when it comes to managing their IT infrastructure. Scalability, security, and agility are not just buzzwords but critical aspects that can make or break a company's success. Traditional systems often struggle to keep up with the demands of modern workflows, leading to inefficiencies and missed opportunities. However, there is a beacon of hope on the horizon: cloud architecture.

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3 Cyber Security Myths That Will Hurt Your Business This Year

By CITE Team on Apr 9, 2024 8:29:25 AM

Working amid the ever-changing currents of technology and cyber security, businesses often find themselves entangled in a web of misinformation and outdated ideas. But failing to distinguish between myth and fact can put your business’s security at serious risk.

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SMS vs iMessage: What is the Difference?

By CITE Team on Mar 18, 2024 1:44:00 PM

"Merry Christmas" - a term we are quite familiar with, was actually the first Short Message Service (SMS) text message ever sent on December 3rd, 1992. Since then, texting technology has been advancing nonstop. In 1995, the average American user sent 0.4 SMS texts per month, jumping to 35 texts per month in 2000, and now our consumer average texts per month sits at a whopping 3,200. That's a lot of words.

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What You Need to Know About IT Vendor Management

By CITE Team on Feb 22, 2024 2:30:00 PM

When you’re running an entire business, finding a single vendor to meet all your IT needs is nearly impossible, which is why most organizations look to a network of third-party vendors and partners. But, with opening your business up to this network, comes the risk of your data being vulnerable to insecure exposure.
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Industry 4.0 and Cyber Security

By CITE Team on Jan 31, 2024 4:30:00 PM

It may be an understatement to say that Industry 4.0 is simply another industrial revolution. Regardless of what you choose to call it, Industry 4.0 is rapidly gaining momentum, and it is crucial for executives to not only be aware of the impending changes but also develop strategic plans to capitalize on the endless possibilities it presents.

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PACS: Revolutionizing Radiology

By CITE Team on Jan 12, 2024 12:35:59 PM

Are you familiar with the technological advances that are transforming the radiology field? Picture Archiving and Communication System, more commonly known as PACS, is not just an acronym; it's a game-changer in the medical field.

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AI Voice Overs: Ethical Challenges and IT Solutions

By CITE Team on Dec 5, 2023 1:56:06 PM

The rapid evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has ushered in transformative technologies, with AI-generated voice overs emerging as a groundbreaking development. In this era of virtual voices, the authenticity of recorded voice identity is no longer unquestionable, prompting society to grapple with ethical concerns.

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System Administration To The Rescue

By CITE Team on Nov 8, 2023 5:00:00 PM

You’ve heard the saying, “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone.” Well, we think that wisdom applies nicely to the overall value that system administrators can bring to their customers.

Let's admit it, any and all system-related incidents would be impossible to prevent or work through without the guidance of a system administrator who knows the network like the back of their hand.

Let's dive into the details on how System Administration can be crucial for your company.

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Are You Aware of the Digital Risks to Your Business?

By CITE Team on Nov 1, 2023 5:30:00 PM

Technology, with the help of artificial intelligence, has been a pivotal factor in enhancing various aspects of businesses worldwide, leading to increased productivity and heightened customer satisfaction. However, the flip side of these advancements is the growing susceptibility of organizations to digital threats.

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Cybersecurity for SCADA Systems

By CITE Team on Oct 12, 2023 9:00:00 AM

Protecting our nation's critical infrastructure is of utmost importance, which is why cybersecurity for SCADA systems is crucial. SCADA systems are responsible for managing and controlling various essential systems like water treatment plants and electricity grids. Therefore, it is imperative to ensure that these systems are safeguarded against cyberattacks.

The good news is that there are options available to enhance the cybersecurity of SCADA systems.

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Redefining Managed IT Services' Relevance To Your Organization

By CITE Team on Sep 13, 2023 10:00:00 AM


For most organizational owners and operators, it would be difficult to say with a straight face that IT isn't extremely important for their thriving organization's success. We live in a time that tech and online presence isn't just a luxury, but an absolute necessity.

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Data Security: The Crucial Role of Immutable Backups in HL7 Interfaces

By CITE Team on Aug 28, 2023 4:27:34 PM

In today's fast-paced digital world, where sensitive data is continuously generated and exchanged, the need for robust cybersecurity measures has become paramount, especially in the healthcare industry. One such measure that is gaining increasing attention is the concept of immutable backups.

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Protect Your Organization: Proactive Steps to Prevent Data Loss

By CITE Team on Aug 25, 2023 12:32:35 PM

Data loss disasters can strike in various ways, from devastating natural disasters to malicious cyberattacks and even innocent human mistakes. These disasters have the power to bring businesses to a standstill, causing financial losses and damaging reputations. However, the consequences can go beyond that, potentially leading to costly legal battles.

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Everything You Need to Know About HL7 Interfaces

By CITE Team on Jul 10, 2023 10:00:00 AM

In the ever-evolving world of healthcare and technology, the efficient exchange of patient data is crucial for providing timely and accurate care. One of the most widely adopted standards for healthcare data integration is HL7 (Health Level 7). Whether a healthcare organization is implementing new or upgrading existing software, Health Level Seven International (HL7) interfaces will typically be considered.

Let's dive into the details of HL7 interfaces and how HL7 Integrator Experts can help your company implement this solution.

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What is a Network Assessment & Why is it Beneficial for Your Company?

By CITE Team on May 8, 2023 11:20:00 AM

Have you been considering a network assessment for your business, but not sure what exactly that means, or how the assessment benefits your business?

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Why You Should Outsource Your IT Operations with an MSP

By CITE Team on May 1, 2023 12:00:00 PM

Technology changes at a lightning-fast pace. Technical marvels have increased productivity and collaboration but keeping up with the evolving landscape can be both challenging and time-consuming. 

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How Managed IT Solutions and Data Management Can Help Fight Ransomware

By CITE Team on Apr 19, 2023 7:45:14 AM

The cybercrime industry is continually evolving and ransomware attacks have become one of the most financially successful criminal endeavors. Unfortunately, as long as businesses choose to pay a ransom demand instead of implementing effective defense strategies, it's unlikely that this alarming trend will disappear anytime soon.

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Breaking Down the Myths of Ransomware: How to Defend Your Business

By CITE Team on Apr 13, 2023 12:29:02 PM

Ransomware is one of the most dangerous cyberthreats that all businesses need to protect their data and systems against. Ransomware can encrypt organizations’ data and hold it ransom until a payment is made—leading to costly consequences for companies. From medical providers and IV therapy companies, to engineering firms and oil & gas companies - no industry is safe from the encryption power of this cyberthreat unless they have effective plans in place for data protection.

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How to Scan Documents Using Your iPhone Camera

By CITE Team on Apr 12, 2023 8:00:00 AM

If you have been an avid Apple product user in the corporate world, you have probably downloaded multiple different apps to use for scanning documents.

But in true Apple fashion, they have updated their native capabilities and have provided the end user with an effective way of scanning documents on your lithium-powered iPhone. Keep reading to discover the exact steps how to do it effectively.

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Protecting Your Business with Managed Cybersecurity Services

By CITE Team on Apr 5, 2023 7:53:54 AM

In today's digital age, cybersecurity has become a critical aspect of business operations. With the increasing number of cyber attacks on businesses, it's essential to have a robust cybersecurity strategy in place. 

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How to Protect Against Cybersecurity Threats

By CITE Team on Mar 7, 2023 12:00:00 AM

A cybersecurity threat is a malicious act that seeks to damage data, steal data, or disrupt digital life in general. Cyber-attacks include threats like computer viruses, data breaches, and Denial of Service (DoS) attacks.

But, how do you protect your company from these threats?

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Data Privacy vs Data Security: What's the Difference

By CITE Team on Feb 28, 2023 3:31:55 PM

Data privacy and data security are two essential concepts that have become increasingly important in today's digital world as organizations collect and store more data than ever before.

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The FTC Safeguards Rule and Your Business: What You Need to Know

By CITE Team on Jan 30, 2023 7:56:39 AM

With the looming June 9th deadline, financial institutions must prepare to heighten their security measures. The FTC's Safeguards Rule mandates specific criteria be implemented in order to better protect customers from data breaches and cyberattacks, securing sensitive information and preventing losses of vital customer information. Is your company prepared?

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Protect Your Business with a Data Security Policy

By CITE Team on Jan 23, 2023 7:37:41 AM

The world of business has been transformed by data-driven decisions, with companies becoming more reliant on powerful data insights from both customers and business to succeed. Do you have a Data Security Policy in place to save the invaluable data you've collected?

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Ransomware Equals a Data Breach

By CITE Team on Nov 18, 2022 10:11:57 AM

Ransomware can lead to data breaches, which are costly and time-consuming to fix. By taking steps to prevent ransomware attacks, you can protect your business from this type of damage.

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How to Ensure Compliance When Working Remotely

By CITE Team on Oct 27, 2022 10:54:45 AM

Many businesses are using remote or hybrid work models to stay operational. Although there are advantages to this workplace style, it also creates new opportunities for compliance and cybersecurity threats.

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Don’t Fall for These 4 Cyber Insurance Myths

By CITE Team on Sep 29, 2022 2:18:53 PM

With more businesses moving online, they face an increased risk of cyber attacks. One way to help your business recover following such an attack is through cyber insurance. This type of policy covers financial losses caused by events like data breaches, cyber theft and ransomware, among others. 

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3 Types of Cyber Insurance You Will Need to Know About

By CITE Team on Sep 23, 2022 3:27:30 PM

With the world increasingly digitized and cybercrime on the rise, companies cannot afford to overlook cyber insurance. If your business deals with confidential data in any capacity, you need to be aware of cyber insurance policies. 

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Is Your Business Prepared for a Cyber Incident?

By CITE Team on Aug 22, 2022 10:23:30 AM

Just like you have insurance to protect for unexpected events, do you have a plan if your business gets targeted by a cyber attack?

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Four Services a High Quality IT Partner Will Deliver to Your Business

By CITE Team on Jul 27, 2022 2:15:35 PM

Finding an exceptional IT company to partner with is the first step toward building a successful business partnership. Your tech partner should be able to meet your company’s needs, assure optimal IT performance, and address any developing difficulties head on. 

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How to Get IT Services that Scale With your Business

By CITE Team on Jul 21, 2022 2:42:45 PM

When it comes down to it, the goal of most businesses is growth. But, if your business were to double in size overnight, would you be properly equipped with the personnel, processes, and technology to support that growth? Most small firms would agree that they are not. However, with so many variables involved, there's no one-size-fits-all solution to be able to give you a guaranteed answer to this.

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The Benefits of Outsourcing IT Services vs. Hiring Internally

By CITE Team on Jul 13, 2022 7:24:13 PM

Currently, there is an apparent rise in firms hiring technology partners to fulfill their IT staffing demands. Some, on the other hand, are undecided whether they should outsource their IT work or keep it in-house. 

A common assumption is that company issues can be resolved more timely if the IT team is internal, but that's actually not the case. In most instances, an outside IT service provider can configure, administer, repair, and support any form of IT resources that you need help with remotely, with the help of advancing technology of course.

By hiring an outside IT service provider, you are able to focus on other business priorities to further increase your revenue and growth. Here are 5 benefits of hiring an outsourced IT service provider.

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An Introduction to VoIP Phone Systems

By CITE Team on Mar 24, 2022 9:33:20 AM

VoIP has been sweeping the workforce as the preferred telecommunications method for decades now. Developed in 1995, it has evolved to become more stable and reliable with broadband development and has turned into the go-to solution for more and more businesses when upgrading their phone systems. This article will guide you through everything you need to know about VoIP phone system management.

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Everything You Need to Know About Malware

By CITE Team on Mar 17, 2022 7:55:23 PM

Malware is referred to as any type of software that is designed with malicious intent. This can include cybersecurity red flags like viruses, worms, adware, spyware, and ransomware - all to which work differently, but seem to cause the same symptoms on your device. It's basic function is to damage, destroy, or steal your data, take control over devices, and aid in criminal activity.

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Educating the Oilfield on Cybersecurity

By CITE Team on Feb 17, 2022 2:04:17 PM

Over the last several years, advancing technologies have certainly reshaped the way companies operate on a day-to-day basis, and that leaves no exception for industries like oil and natural gas. Increased communications and control capabilities have undoubtedly allowed for greater efficiency and system operation, but with that comes the opening of doors to new threats and vulnerabilities from third party sources. Fact of the matter is, if you have something valuable - there will always be someone else on the hunt to try and take it.

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In the Spotlight: N2 Solutions

By CITE Team on Jan 31, 2022 10:57:18 AM

N2-Solutions specializes in nitrogen services and products for upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. N2 Solutions’ is the leading supplier of nitrogen services in the oil & gas industry, while providing safe quality solutions to meet our customer’s expectations.

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In the Spotlight: Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital

By CITE Team on Dec 22, 2021 9:09:53 PM

Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital staffs experienced, specialized general surgeons – each of whom can treat different parts of the body – and have advanced expertise in mass removal, gallbladder surgery, and other specialized general surgical treatments.

More patients than ever are choosing specialty surgical hospitals for their care – and Lafayette Surgical Hospital is the best choice for any patient looking to undergo a general surgical procedure. 

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The Internet of Things (IoT) and Remote IT

By CITE Team on Dec 1, 2021 9:43:26 AM


For many years, the internet has been a part of our existence; it's not anything new. Why then, after so long, has remote working just become more accepted? The answer lies in the capability of the internet and related technologies.

The IoT's function as a connected web of devices sharing data in real time is something that would have been unimaginable not too long ago, but the technology has reached the point where it almost seems trivial.

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In the Spotlight: Maison de Lafayette

By CITE Team on Nov 17, 2021 5:00:31 PM

Maison de Lafayette is a family owned and operated nursing and rehabilitation center located in Lafayette, La. They strive to provide their residents with the best in rehabilitation and nursing care. 

Maison de Lafayette is proud to be able to deliver its services in a beautiful home-like environment. Whether for short-term rehabilitation or long-term care, their well-trained and compassionate staff provides each resident with individualized care as needed.

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In the Spotlight: Kent Safety Solutions

By CITE Team on Sep 10, 2021 12:25:03 PM

Kent Safety Solutions, located in Broussard, Louisiana, is an approved Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. Frank Kent, a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Professionals, a Veteran, and a native of Louisiana, founded the company in 2005. Frank has worked in the safety industry for more than 30 years and believes that a company can operate completely incident-free. 

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In the Spotlight: Caroline and Company

By CITE Team on Jun 28, 2021 5:41:29 PM

Caroline and Company, located in Lafayette Louisiana, is a well known gift store with over 15,000 square feet of products. This unique gift shop carries things such as baby clothing, home décor and furniture, kitchen accessories, locally made art pieces, and so much more! Not only do they carry a vast assortment of products, but they also offer curbside pickup, complimentary gift wrapping with each purchase, and outstanding customer service. Aside from this location, there is a second store inside of the gift shop at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, also located in Lafayette.

Caroline and Company is owned by local Louisiana resident Charlotte Cryer. She opened this business over 24 years ago and has had an outstanding amount of success, so much that she has decided to add over 5,000 square feet to the current River Ranch store! This new addition has started undergoing construction and is projected to be ready this August. Check out their website!

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6 Things to Note About the Dark Web

By CITE Team on Apr 28, 2021 10:31:31 PM

It's common to spend plenty of time on the web, browsing through the headlines, studying celebrity gossip, checking your bank accounts, and scrolling Twitter and Facebook to keep track of your friends’ latest ventures. But did you know there is a whole other world on the web that is mostly hidden from view? There is, and it’s known as the dark web.

The dark web itself is made up of websites on the internet that cannot be found through traditional search engines. Instead users must rely on specific software such as The Onion Router (TOR) browser configurations or authorization to access these sites.

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Everything you need to know about Cloud Services

By CITE Team on Nov 20, 2020 1:53:37 PM

Cloud services refer to a wide range of services provided on demand to organizations and users over the internet. These services are designed to offer easy, affordable access to applications and resources, without the need for internal infrastructure or hardware.

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What is 2 Factor Authentication and Why You Need It

By CITE Team on Nov 11, 2020 10:21:56 AM

With 2-factor authentication, an extra layer of security is added to a user's account to prevent someone from logging in, even if they have the correct password. This extra security measure requires users to verify their identity using a randomized code sent each time they attempt to log in.

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4 Tips for Preparing Your Business for a Hurricane

By CITE Team on Oct 7, 2020 3:32:33 PM

How many days will you be out of business if your office is caught in the path of a hurricane? With a busy Atlantic hurricane season already in full swing, now is the time to prepare before disaster strikes.

Here are 4 tips you can follow to ensure your business is prepared to weather the storm this upcoming hurricane season.

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Why are Medical Imaging Integrators crucial?

By CITE Team on Jul 6, 2020 4:46:49 PM

Medical system integrations and management do not need to be costly or take years to be successful. Accuracy and efficiency do need to be mutually exclusive.

Leave it to the experts.

Medical Imaging Integrators provide integrations and management services that work for all concerned and the right tools to help medical providers support healthier populations.

Let's dive into different reasons why Medical Imaging Integrators are crucial for your business.

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Introducing CITE Tech's Remote Support Portal

By CITE Team on Jun 11, 2020 3:55:14 PM

While many people are returning to the office following the COVID-19 quarantine, many workers are discovering that their employers are suggesting they continue to work remote from their home offices.

If you or your organization will continue working from home and you need expert IT oversight during the transition, then keep reading to see what support CITE can offer.

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How IT Experts Work From Home

By CITE Team on May 21, 2020 10:52:19 AM

Given our niche in the market with helping physician practices and small to medium-sized businesses launch and maintain their IT environment, many friends and client family members have asked us what they need to be paying attention to or need to be prepared while planning to work from home for longer than they expected.

In this blog, we will dive deeper into all of the aspects that we thought about, prepared for, and implemented as we set up our own remote, home-based working environments while maximizing efficiency and safety.

Keep reading to see how It experts set up their remote working environments.

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Now Hiring - Support Specialist at Lake Charles

By CITE Team on May 14, 2020 11:44:31 AM

CITE is hiring in the Lake Charles area!

This is a great opportunity to become part of a team of IT professionals in the Lake Charles, LA area.

If you or someone you know with great customer service and problem solving skills is looking to join a high-performance IT team, then keep reading below for more details on the position.

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The Top Password Hygiene Tips You Need To Know

By CITE Team on Apr 29, 2020 2:32:36 PM

Most people are amazed when their accounts get hacked due to cyber thieves guessing their passwords.

Yet, during the first three weeks of isolation, most citizens were unleashing their security question answers and esoteric passwords for the world to see while playing specific Facebook "games" sitting home bored.

Keep reading to learn a few simple steps and key lessons in password hygiene that could very well prevent you from becoming another internet hacking statistic.

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How to Create a Secure Work-From-Home Environment

By CITE Team on Apr 20, 2020 3:35:21 PM

Despite the media hype that it is currently getting, Zoom isn't the only avenue that internet hackers can access your data now that millions of Americans are working from home.

Read on to discover the easiest things that you can do to ensure your data, your secure files, and your bank accounts remain safe from the dark-side of the internet.

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The Best Remote Work Software Deals to Avoid COVID-19

By CITE Team on Apr 9, 2020 4:09:09 PM

No doubt about it, this crisis has changed the way we live, how we communicate, how to stay calm, and for sure how we work. That's why these software companies have stepped up and slashed their software pricing or are giving away their software for the next few months to assist with the transition.

Keep reading to see some of the best deals for teams that are working remote.

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The Comprehensive Guide To Understanding VoIP

By CITE Team on Mar 12, 2020 1:52:34 PM

The right phone solution plays an important role in the success of your business!

Understanding the key differences between VoIP and traditional phone systems can help you make the right decision for your business and to get the most value from your investment.

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How HIPAA Regulations Apply to Key Patient Data Safety

By CITE Team on Feb 18, 2020 3:38:27 PM

As tech and cellular networks continue to improve and become more ubiquitous, our personal data (and especially our health data) continue to become more and more vulnerable while being hosted in the cloud.

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5 Easy Ways to Counter Phishing Emails

By CITE Team on Feb 3, 2020 12:06:23 PM

Phishing emails are a relentless threat, infiltrating inboxes daily and posing significant risks to both personal and business accounts. Email remains the primary avenue through which hackers gain access to sensitive information.
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Why Data Back-Up And Recovery Are Essential

By CITE Team on Dec 16, 2019 1:40:16 PM

You know the old saying, "you don't know what you have until it's gone"... Imagine you work for healthcare facility and you lose all of your patient data.  What happens next?

No one realizes how debilitating losing valuable data can be when your business relies on its protection and accessibility. 

Learn what you can do in order to have the appropriate backup and recovery systems in place for your team's data and information.

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A More Progressive IT Support Offering

By CITE Team on Nov 18, 2019 6:25:36 PM

The main things that most companies hate about IT and Tech Support is the wait times and how much they are being charged per hour for issues that could have been proactively prevented. At CITE Tech, we do Tech Support and IT Service a bit differently.

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Tech Support To The Rescue

By CITE Team on Nov 13, 2019 10:07:06 AM

Tech Support flies under the radar in most organizations, yet its relevance and importance are brought to the surface when critically IT dependent systems are brought to a screeching halt and no one knows how to troubleshoot the problem.

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How To Strengthen The Most Critical Part Of Your Business: Your People

By CITE Team on Dec 18, 2018 2:24:22 PM


When asking most business owners what the number one frustration of their business was for them, what do you think surfaced as the most popular response?


Time Off?


Nope, turns out that 82% of owners said that their people (employees) brought on the most amount of heartburn for them.

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By CITE Team on Oct 31, 2018 3:34:05 PM

Microsoft Office 365 is the most popular email platform on the market today. Nearly 80% of IT decision makers surveyed by, technology research company, Gartner in 2016 said they were currently using or planning to use Office 365 software and services.

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Case Study - PACS Development

By CITE Team on Sep 7, 2018 1:51:10 PM

Cite Technology Solutions, based out of Lafayette, Louisiana, has successfully coordinated and completed a large scale PACS deployment over the course of the last 2 years.  

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Top 5 Healthcare IT Security Concerns You Have To Know

By CITE Team on Jul 25, 2018 8:50:04 AM

As cyber attacks become more sophisticated and increasingly focused on healthcare, security concerns are growing among hospital systems and healthcare organizations. In fact, you might recall some attention-grabbing headlines from 2016 about data breaches in major hospital systems. Healthcare was hit so hard by hackers in 2016 that the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reported that healthcare systems exposed more Social Security numbers than any other industry.


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