PCI DDS Compliance

Protecting your customers and your brand reputation If Target can have a massive data security breach like the disaster they experienced in late 2013, an event that compromised the financial data of almost 30 percent of Americans, it can happen to anyone. Target’s reputation, sales, and stocks took a hit after the breach. People felt […]

Varay Case Study: Disaster Recovery Plan for Senior Health and Wellness Service

Planning ahead saves more than your business — it can save lives Client description Our client is a premier multi-site provider of senior health and wellness services. They provide medical and residential care, as well as independent living services and fun life enriching activities for seniors. The challenge Though they were running a wonderful, compliant […]

Why Do I Need a Disaster Recovery Plan?

Only the prepared survive You’ve seen those bumper stickers, right? The ones about being prepared for the zombie apocalypse? Don’t act like you haven’t thought out a plan. But how many people take very real cyber threats seriously enough to draft a solid disaster recovery plan? Threats to your network security range from hackers to […]

Office 365 and G Suite

Google’s G Suite or Microsoft’s Office 365? That’s the question. One that many business owners ask themselves but often put aside because weighing the individual functionality seems like a monumental task! We’re here to help end that indecisiveness, so let’s take a look at what each has to offer. Cost and commitment G Suite offers […]

The new face of e-marketing: IG stories

Scroll, double-tap, repeat, might have been the original Instagram-ing routine, but not anymore. After partnering with global advertising giants, IG is introducing its latest feature: Stories. With it, you can share short videos, or even personally decorated snapshots of your daily life. But many of you might ask, “What does this have to do with […]

What hyperconvergence means for you

Modern web network and internet telecommunication technology, big data storage and cloud computing computer service business concept: server room interior in datacenter in blue light Virtualization is great, but it is awfully confusing. And although the whole point of hiring a managed services provider is to hand off these issues to the experts, we believe […]

Microsoft says goodbye to Office 2013

Office 365 subscribers have a little less than a month to enjoy a fully-supported Office 2013 productivity suite. In an effort to push users towards the 2016 version of Office 365, Microsoft will no longer focus on their Office 2013 offerings. Although the announcement is hardly surprising — considering Microsoft’s track record with software upgrades […]

No more extended support for Windows 7

When you grow accustomed to something — like a morning routine, a particular type of coffee, or in this case, an operating system — attempts at change aren't always successful. Case in point, the struggle between Windows 7 and Windows 10. Users have until 2020 to make up their minds, and unless you don’t mind […]

2017 HIPAA forecast: 3 important reminders

Although totally necessary, data privacy regulations are often a gigantic headache. And king among the various compliance standards is HIPAA. Despite the legislation’s enactment back in 2003, the rules governing electronic medical records and protected health information continue to change and evolve every year. Let’s take a moment to go over three things you need […]

How to Make KPIs Work for You

A look at how Varay uses KPIs to get better with every service call How many service calls do you receive each day? How many customers do you and your staff interface with daily? Imagine the possibilities if every single business call and service made your company better — better at achieving your strategic goals, […]

What You Need to Know About KPIs

Take the guesswork out of your business performance In the IT world, we sure like our acronyms and initials: CPU, HTTPS, ICMP … But have you heard the initialism KPI yet? As it turns out, KPIs are one of the most important tools for thriving, growing organizations, but surprisingly few people are using them. KPI […]

My Top 10 Favorite Tech Tools for the Office

What you need to run your business like a boss Why are these people so happy? Because they’re going paperless. You’ve gotta try it. It’s such a liberating direction for your business. And taking advantage of paperless and cloud-based technology can really free up your employees to get more done — with a lot less […]