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  • Published
    April 12, 2014

    Natural gas delivers sustainability in Maine

    Did you know the U.S. spends $400 billion to power buildings each year, about half of all domestic energy use? Natural gas delivers sustainability by reducing energy waste in these buildings, conserving fuel use, reducing carbon dioxide emissions, saving companies money that creates or preserves jobs, reducing reliance on foreign imports, and increasing resiliency for […]

  • Published
    March 23, 2014

    Are You Ready for Windows Server 2003 End of Life?

    Windows Server 2003 (including Windows Server 2003 R2) support is ending on July 14th, 2015. In short, this means that Microsoft will no longer be releasing patches or security updates for this operating system (OS). To put this in perspective, even though Windows Server 2003 has been in extended support since 2010, Microsoft still released […]

  • Published
    March 17, 2014

    Three Reasons Why Your Business Needs Managed Security

    By Dr. Eugene Slobodzian You have no doubt heard me rant and rave about developing your information security program, the changing threats businesses face on a daily basis, and different ways to make your data more secure. Today, I am here to give you three solid reasons why a Managed Security Service can help you meet your business […]

  • Published
    February 3, 2014

    Four IT myths that could be breaking your technology budget

    By Chris Claudio Recently I had the privilege of presenting at the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce about “Effective Strategic IT Planning,” a topic that I feel strongly about. All too often I hear that IT budgeting and planning is a complicated and painful procedure that business leaders feel is wrought with hidden costs, endless […]

  • Published
    February 2, 2014

    IT budgeting principles for business leaders

    By Chris Claudio A complete understanding of all of the principles of IT budgeting can sometimes seem overwhelming, not only because of the proverbial ‘moving parts’ included in each cycle, but also because of the time involved in the planning process.  In my last post, I covered each element in detail. With the understanding that most […]

  • Published
    January 16, 2014

    What You Need to Know About the HIPAA Omnibus Rule/HITECH Act

    If you caught my first post, “HIPAA: How We Got to Where we are Today (In Five Minutes)”, then you have a fairly good idea of all of the new rules and regs that are out there. So, what do they mean for you?  These new rules and regulations mean that you absolutely must be […]

  • Published
    January 16, 2014

    Four steps you should expect from your ‘Security Health Check’

    By Dr. Eugene Slobodzian 2014 was another historic year for data breaches in businesses of all sizes and from all industries.  Those with the most experience in the Information Security world agree, it is not a matter of “if” a data breach happens but “when.” While this may seem like a depressing fact, there are […]

  • Published
    December 22, 2013

    How to find a qualified natural gas contractor

    As Summit Natural Gas of Maine continues to install natural gas infrastructure across southern and central Maine, the company is helping customers find qualified contractors. Recently, one of the state’s largest natural gas conversion contractors, Dave Ireland Builders, LLC, abruptly closed and left many of its customers looking to get their deposits back. To help, […]

  • Published
    December 11, 2013

    Happy holidays
    from Pineland Farms

    If you are looking for a fun location to take your family during this holiday season or are just in search of last-minute grocery or gift items, consider a trip to Pineland Farms. The Market at Pineland has all of your last-minute needs – local meats, produce, cheese and unique gift ideas. From wooden toy […]

  • Published
    November 20, 2013

    Sappi North America makes
    switch to natural gas, saves

    SKOWHEGAN – Sappi North America’s Somerset Mill in Skowhegan now is running on natural gas, and the paper mill is already seeing economic and environmental benefits. Recently, Summit Natural Gas of Maine completed the final installation of equipment to allow the Somerset Mill to run using natural gas at full capacity. Representatives from the Somerset […]