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Pendello Solution's very own version of Miles Davis

An in-depth look inside the Pen...

Many of you may wonder, as you call into the Pendello Solutions with a problem, who are these happy, helpful beings answering the phones and fixing my servers? Are they magical? Are they sent from the heavens? As far as I know, they are not magical or of divine descent, but they are really smart and the epitome of helpful! What makes them extraordinary is who they are and what brought them to the path of a business technology associate at Pendello Solutions. We have taken an in-depth look at a few of the amazing members of the technology team at Pendello Solutions and last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Jon. I quickly realized he is an incredibly interesting and creative guy who calls himself a nerd but I believe he is the definition of "cool." Though you shouldn't just take my word for that; keep reading and find out what drives Jon inside and outside of the office.

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Microsoft Office: Made for Achieving

Any organization that wants to achieve something that matters can't do it alone. In this video, Microsoft describes how it's reinventing productivity around people. Taking collaboration fueled by intelligence and the flexibility to work with anyone, anywhere to a whole new level. It's a premium connected experience grounded in trust, not a collection of products. That's the core Microsoft Office 365 ambition, helping people focus their energy on purpose rather than process, allowing them to achieve what matters most.
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Technology in Schools

Where is it and How can it help?

There is an abundance of differing opinions of when technology should be introduced to children. No one has a truly definitive answer but there is no denying our children need to learn the ins and out of technology. The technology market is expected to reach $3-trillion this year and our educators along with the help of parents, have a duty to prepare today's youth for the ever-changing future of the workplace. Graduation rates are at an all-time high of 83% but, only 38% of students are college-ready! How can technology assist with today's learning and not distract the students from the necessities of the classroom? With the help of three outstanding foundations: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation and EDUCAUSE , the educational authorities now have a set of pillars to help design "personalized learning" for every student to help prepare them for the future and technology is a vital component of helping make this happen.

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HIPAA a Few Need to Knows

HIPPA, which stands for, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was put in to place in 1996 and was originated then to increase the portability of health insurance. Today, we live in a much different world and these guidelines and regulations have morphed the purpose to reduce fraud and simplify administration. Not only do health care professionals and their entities have to comply with these regulations but, business associates of health care professions must also be compliant. The penalties for these individuals are not just a slap on the wrist in fact, it can be up to $50,000/per regulation and up to $1.5million per year. So as you can see, the regulations should not be taken lightly.

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Public vs. Private

What are the Security Differences Between Public and Private Clouds?

The Cloud. The word itself terrifies people. How could something that I am not able to hold in my own two hands be safe? This exact thought is why many believe that the public cloud systems could never be “secure.” If this were true, why would a bankthat maintains over $19-billion of assets move its own HSA program to the public cloud? In this blog, we will take a brief look at the security surrounding Public and Private Clouds.

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Missing Your Elementary School Big Chief Tablet?

This tip may take you back to perfecting your handwriting in third grade, but this Microsoft OneNote tool will help keep your tablet notes from slanting off the page! Here is a quick tip on how to stay on point by adding rule lines or grids!

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Passwords, We Don't Need No Stinking Passwords

Microsoft Announces Password-less Authentication

Security is a top priority for all businesses. We have firewalls, encryption tools, and password guidelines but Microsoft is taking security to a new level. If you are a Microsoft Fast Ring Insider and use Windows 10 S, you may be part of a new test preview of a password-less operating system! Through an authentication application, called Windows Hello, that can be set up on your phone, Windows 10 S users will never again see a password prompt.

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