NPI Technology Management Blog

Competitive businesses can get ahead of the curve using technology to save on costs, improve employee and customer communication and prevent expensive errors.  Getting and keeping the staff up to date on all of the changes is incredibly difficult, but failing to do so can hurt employee productivity and customer satisfaction—two areas that need a […]

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the phenomenon of connecting devices to the internet in order to send and receive data. While the IoT promises a future of convenience and control at home, it also presents office challenges that outpace the current body of employment law. For example, security badges can track your location […]

 First published in Business People-Vermont in July 2017   Office workers can benefit by paying attention to their manufacturing counterparts when it comes to examining workflow to improve operations and efficiencies. The manufacturing world calls this “Lean” thinking and, for knowledge workers, this starts with an analysis of the paper or electronic files that flow through the […]

The general perception is that only large businesses have vulnerabilities to cyber breaches. In truth, small businesses are just as much of a target as large corporations.  Hackers know that smaller businesses don’t invest as heavily in security or stay informed about the latest exploits. And, best of all, they typically have a treasure trove […]

Many thanks to NPI’s controller Mary Lowder, CFE for this article. Any private data your business possesses, company and personal, can be predisposed to fraud. Is your organization prepared for fallout from its loss? We are talking about your clients’, customers’ and employees’ classified, confidential, and personal data.  Keep in mind that losing data can […]

12/31/17 – The latest date that contractors and subcontractors can continue to maintain and receive new defense related work unless certified for the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) clause 252.204-7008 requirements about protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). 10/1/17 – Contractors and subcontractors receiving awards before this date must report their status within 30 days […]

Michael has joined NPI as a summer intern. He is a Computer Information Technology student at Champlain College. His duties include working closely with senior technicians, evaluation of new product and service options and assisting at on-site client visits. We are thrilled to add Michael to the team!

IT audits are one of many tools to help manage risk and identify areas of your business that are not only open to vulnerabilities but also can be further improved and protected. Consider an IT audit as a litmus test to improve overall accountability.  Auditors provide independent and objective statements of key measurements that illuminate […]

All businesses–regardless of size–have a digital presence. This mandates that both mundane and mission critical data must be regularly backed up and ready for recovery at the drop of a hat. Whether it is manged in-house or outsourced business owners and financial managers don’t always know what data is backed up, how often it’s backed […]

The WannaCry ransomware attack ended up causing tens of millions of dollars of damage when it encrypted important data at business, hospitals and government offices around the world.  Unfortunately, many of the victims are to blame in this case because they fell for a phishing message that attacked systems that were not properly updated. This […]