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SMS IT Group regularly publishes documents related to it’s different practice areas with information its clients and technologists may find useful. The documents are free of charge and you are welcome to re-publish without the express written consent of SMS IT Group as long as SMS IT Group is referenced as the original author and a link back to our site is referenced as well. Otherwise, you must seek permission to re-publish the article. Please enjoy the article and feel free to share with those in the technology world. SMS IT Group makes a concerted effort to publish 2 articles a month.

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Industry Leading IT Documents:

Document #006, February, 2017

Article & Link: No Your Law Firm Won’t Survive Without a Comprehensive IT Plan

Description:

It still is amazing to me how many attorneys I hear complain about “just wanting to practice law”. Well the days of simply practicing law are over. Attorneys need to know about electronic billing strategy, document management, IT services and more to stay competitive in a highly flooded industry of practicing attorneys. This article gives the average attorney some guidance as to how you compete in this hyper competitive legal market by using IT to drive efficiency.

Industry Leading IT Documents:

Document #005, October, 2016

Article & Link: How to Replace Windows with Linux in a Corporate Environment

Description:

Individuals and businesses have struggled for years to try to adopt Linux into a mainstream corporate environment. Whether it’s been hardware or lack of software, attempts to bring Linux into the corporate world have largely failed due to a variety of factors. Well it looks like the open source community has finally delivered on its promise of an open source desktop and can now provide the tools needed to run Linux in a corporate world. This article walks you through installing a distribution for corporate desktop use with how to guides to setup an email client that connects to Exchange Server to replace Outlook and how to connect to Windows Server shares and remote desktops.

This guide is essential if you are trying to get Linux to work in your corporate environment in place of a Windows desktop. You can save licensing fees, increase productivity and run some well written software all incorporated around the Linux desktop.

Document #001, September 30th, 2014

Article & Link: The Business Owner’s Guide To HIPAA

Description:

This is the definitive guide on HIPAA and how to handle all aspects of HIPAA if you fall under HIPAA guidelines. This article provides an in depth look at the HIPAA process and why it is so critical to carefully answer HIPAA communications and have an effective HIPAA plan in place. The article also explores how HIPAA works and the penalties associated with non-compliance and fraud. It also goes into detail about audits and how to effectively protect yourself against HIPAA audits and fines.

Document #002, September 30th, 2014

Article & Link: How to Select a Firewall 2014

Description:

In depth article on how to run XenServer on custom built servers and equipment. Article goes into detail on how to get around the frustrating RAID card support and limitations of the Citrix hardware compatibility list. The article documents SMS IT Group’s project and goal to build a custom server top run XenServer without using expensive name-brand servers or server components. The article documents how to successfully build either a Citrix XenServer custom made server for the lab, testing or production. From this project, SMS IT Group now builds and runs their own custom servers all successfully running XenServer with VMs. If you want to build out your own XenServer box, this article gives you all the information you need.

Document #003, September 30th, 2014

Article & Link: How To Build Your Own XenServer With RAID

Description:

In depth article on how to run XenServer on custom built servers and equipment. Article goes into detail on how to get around the frustrating RAID card support and limitations of the Citrix hardware compatibility list. The article documents SMS IT Group’s project and goal to build a custom server top run XenServer without using expensive name-brand servers or server components. The article documents how to successfully build either a Citrix XenServer custom made server for the lab, testing or production. From this project, SMS IT Group now builds and runs their own custom servers all successfully running XenServer with VMs. If you want to build out your own XenServer box, this article gives you all the information you need.

Document #004, October 29th, 2014

Article & Link: The Truth About Chromebooks

Description:

This article explores the positives and negatives of the Chromebook and helps you determine whether a Chromebook will work in your organization. The articles cuts through all the rumors and mis-information and gives you the unfiltered truth about the Chromebook. If you are interested about or considering Chromebooks, read this article first.