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On January 14, 2020, Microsoft ended all technical support for their Windows 7 operating system. For healthcare companies still running Windows 7, this means a lapse in HIPAA compliancy due to heightened vulnerability to cybercrime along with more operational problems on the horizon. Avitus Group can help you stay compliant & protected.
"The continued use of unsupported operating systems is a violation of HIPAA. If a vulnerability in Windows 7 is exploited after the January 14 deadline and protected health information is exposed, healthcare organizations could face a regulatory fine."
- The HIPAA Journal
Before moving any of your files and programs, the first thing you should do is back up all of your data and programs. After you upgrade your system, you may need to reinstall some of your programs. Our team can help you determine the best backup methods for your data. Throughout the process, we can also determine if your data is right for hosting within the cloud to allow greater flexibility.
“Your Springfield office has gone above and beyond to help keep our computers/servers going strong. The new Help Desk has been a great addition to the team and helps provide instant service for those problems that aren't major emergencies.”
"Avitus Group allows us to be able to dedicate our resources and precious time toward our business, and really focus on what we do best."
Member since 2002
Most often, devices are designed to work with the operating system that was most common at the time. This could mean that printers and other accessories that run on Windows 7 will soon become obsolete. Ask our team how you can prevent downtime.
While some hardware is upgradeable, Microsoft recommends moving to a new PC built for Windows 10.
If a full hardware update isn't in the budget, we do provide financing options that will allow you to take advantage of all the security and productivity benefits now and stretch your investment payments over time.
As the owner, I was also the HR manager. It made me invest a lot of my time in figuring out everything on my own. The team at Avitus Group walked me through everything step-by-step, explained it all and whenever we need them they're there."
Member since 2014
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