Is Free Wifi a Good Idea?

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Wifi is available everywhere you look. You can easily login to many networks for free to utilize while you are eating lunch, having a cup of coffee or even waiting on an appointment. But is it really a safe option?

Is it harmful to your devices, files, and business? There are many risks associated with free wifi. You have to make sure you take the necessary precautions to protect your data when you are on an unknown network. Here are a few things to consider the next time you log on to free wifi:

  • Free wifi does not protect your device - It's easy to hack because it's on a shared connection with nothing in between your device and a hacker's device. Any device on a free wifi network is unsecured and accessible. This leaves you open to identity theft if you store credit card information, passwords, or social security information on your device.
  • Beware of malware -  A hacker can connect to your device and install malware on your computer if you use network file sharing. This will infect your computer and the hacker can easily steal data.

Loss of information or the infection of a virus can result in a huge impact to your company's bottom line. It threatens compliance regulations, such as, protecting customer information or payment information. It can also cause your IT team to to put in extra labor hours to fix the device. Finally, it add so much risk to revealing sensitive information.There are a few ways you can protect your devices and decrease the chances of losing valuable company information. These include:

  • Install sufficient anti-virus protection on all computers
  • Turn off sharing when off-site
  • Set up a VPN connection to access network files or applications
  • Turn off wifi when not in use

Are you curious about other ways to protect your infrastructure? We take the headache out of creating better business continuity. Reach out to us today and we'll make sure the right person is put in touch with you!

How Co-nexus Helps the Medical Industry

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How Co-nexus Helps the Medical Industry

The healthcare industry is on the rise and with so many departments, compliance regulations and moving parts - voice infrastructure and call recording can be cumbersome. From nurse triage, access centers, ambulance services and pharmacies to back end administrative needs - the list just goes on and on. Co-nexus has been helping customers streamline and integrate their telephony needs. Marrying the need to record for regulatory purposes and unifying all communications through a single platform creates a better way of doing business. Here are three ways Co-nexus helps out the medical industry:

  • Departments - Varying services a hospital system provides creates a variety of needs communication wise. A nurse triage is going to have different needs from an ambulatory service. A communication system that can meta-morph and adapt to all types of business needs creates a more efficient and profitable environment.
  • Administrative - Billing and collection services have specific requirements in regards to quality monitoring. Furthermore, hospital organizations have procedures around patient discharge records. It's important to ensure all procedures are being properly followed. That's where Co-nexus can assist! We can help your organization record all calls and give you monitoring tools that help coach your employees properly.
  • Compliance and Security - Maintaining HIPAA and PCI compliance is a need for all healthcare information for a medical organization to sustain. Being able to capture information, store it properly and find it in times of need is a must for the medical industry. Call recording and quality monitoring software can assist in our clients being able to protect information, while maintaining the records required for regulatory compliance. Our system is easy to use, adopt and helps you find the information when you need it the most.

If you are anticipating changes within your business environment in the next twelve months, it’s a great time to reach out to us for a discussion. We can help you review your current services, provide network design for merging companies and start building a long term relationship to help your dynamic business. Reach out to us today and we’ll put one of our experts in touch with you!