Managed IT service providers in Las Vegas and across the country are considered HIPAA business associates if they handle electronic protected health information (ePHI) on behalf of their clients in the healthcare industry. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHR) holds these service providers to the same security, privacy and breach notification rules as their clients1. That could lead to hefty fines if the service provider causes any HIPAA violations.
Shifting your IT functions to a managed IT service provider frees up your internal IT staff to focus on revenue-generating goals. But, does it ultimately save your company money in the long run?
In more than nine out of 10 cases, the answer is yes. After surveying 350 U.S.-based companies, CompTIA found that 93% said their managed IT services met or exceeded their expectations for cost savings.
Choosing the right managed IT service is crucial to keeping your Las Vegas business running smoothly. Before you sign on with any IT service provider, ask these three important questions.
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1. How quickly will you respond to my IT problems?
To succeed, your business needs to stay up and running 24/7. You can't afford lengthy downtimes or delays.
When a data breach recently compromised Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas, it wasn't the first time hackers had broken in. The high-profile hotel chain last year suffered a breach that exposed personal information including more than 70,000 credit card numbers.
As your Las Vegas business grows, your IT needs will rapidly multiply. Even if you have an internal IT staff, they could quickly fall behind without an experienced information technology services partner. Here are the top three reasons to consider hiring an IT managed service provider.
Documenting our processes has been essential to the growth of our IT managed services business, and if you want to scale up, you also need to do so.
In the past, we thought the investment of documenting processes was only for large well-established businesses.