TCC is a Sponsor for the 2018 NARA Annual Licensing Seminar

Posted by Michelle Thomas, TCC Senior Policy Advisor

Early childhood national conferences provide state policy makers and advocates with rich learning and networking opportunities that advance our capacity to better serve families and children.

TCC is pleased to be a Sponsor of the National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA) 2018 Annual Licensing Seminar in Williamsburg, Virginia, September 24– 26, 2018.

The NARA Annual Licensing Seminar is the premier event in which human care regulators and providers come together to network, share best practices and glean strategies for improving their regulatory practices.

To learn more about the Seminar, please visit the website http://www.naralicensing.org/2018-licensing-seminar.

TCC staff will also be available at our table to demonstrate our eXpedite Mobile Inspection Software.

expedite

eXpedite Mobile Workforce Software digitizes your forms and enables your mobile field workforce to work anywhere. The eXpedite solution decreases costs and increases productivity in the office or in the field. TCC has implemented eXpedite in multiple states to automate the early childhood facility inspection process.

You can find us at our exhibit booth. We also welcome you to set up a private appointment. Just email one of our friendly staff.

 

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Mike Boyle

Mike.Boyle@e-tcc.com

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Michelle Thomas

Michelle.Thomas@e-tcc.com

To find out more about TCC’s Early Childhood Integrated Data System, Ascend, please visit our website at https://www.e-tcc.com/ascend.

 

Cybersecurity and Disgruntled Employees

Posted by Stephen Palamara, TCC Director of Business Development

Recently the title of an article caught my eye – “Help! My IT Employee Went Rogue”. We typically think cyberattacks come only from outside of our company environment, but this article discusses how to prepare for a cyberattack that comes from within. Stop.Think.Connect. (2018, August 1). Retrieved September 4, 2018, from https://stopthinkconnect.org/blog/rogue-it-employee

IT employees have high levels of security access and company knowledge. If one of them becomes disgruntled, or just makes a really bad decision, it can result in harm to the company and its reputation. This article provides some ways to be prepared for the situation, should it happen to your company.

The first step is to assess the situation and if someone is in danger, alert the authorities. Once everyone is safe, get control of company communications. Assume the worst and that all methods of corporate communication are compromised.

The article suggests buying a pre-paid phone and a clean tablet and follow these steps to set up a safe cyberenvironment:

  • “Set up a secure network/Wi-Fi environment. This might be in a place other than your business office or home. When creating new passwords, make sure to Lock Down Your Login and use two-factor authentication. When setting up your new devices and network, do not link them to any existing email accounts. Ensure that everything is new.”
  • “Protect and backup data. Start with backing up or printing out contact and calendar information and other communications from your old phone, computer and email accounts. Also make sure backup tapes, drives or cloud accounts are accounted for and secure from being overwritten or destroyed.”
  • “Maintain domain control. Contact the domain host and registrars to make sure your company still has legal ownership of your domain. Without properly configured domain names, your website and all emails will cease to function and could even be redirected to a competitor.”
  • “Contact any vendors for services that are outsourced, such as web development, web hosting or back up storage. Have them restore a good back up to a clean account or server.”

Click here to read the full article https://stopthinkconnect.org/blog/rogue-it-employee

To learn more about TCC’s Cybersecurity and Managed Services please visit our website https://e-tcc.com/managed-services.

 

TCC is a Sponsor for the 2018 NARA Annual Licensing Seminar

Posted by Michelle Thomas, TCC Senior Policy Advisor

Early childhood national conferences provide state policy makers and advocates with rich learning and networking opportunities that advance our capacity to better serve families and children.

TCC is pleased to be a Sponsor of the National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA) 2018 Annual Licensing Seminar in Williamsburg, Virginia, September 24– 26, 2018.

The NARA Annual Licensing Seminar is the premier event in which human care regulators and providers come together to network, share best practices and glean strategies for improving their regulatory practices.

To learn more about the Seminar, please visit the website http://www.naralicensing.org/2018-licensing-seminar.

TCC staff will also be available at our table to demonstrate our eXpedite Mobile Inspection Software.

expedite

eXpedite Mobile Workforce Software digitizes your forms and enables your mobile field workforce to work anywhere. The eXpedite solution decreases costs and increases productivity in the office or in the field. TCC has implemented eXpedite in multiple states to automate the early childhood facility inspection process.

You can find us at our exhibit booth. We also welcome you to set up a private appointment. Just email one of our friendly staff.

 

mike

Mike Boyle

Mike.Boyle@e-tcc.com

michelle

Michelle Thomas

Michelle.Thomas@e-tcc.com

To find out more about TCC’s Early Childhood Integrated Data System, Ascend, please visit our website at https://www.e-tcc.com/ascend.

 

Benefits of IT Infrastructure Outsourcing to State Governments

Posted by Stephen Palamara, TCC Director of Business Development

Various governments — from small towns to federal agencies — have been sending public services to the private sector since the 1980s. Recently, more government agencies are looking at outsourcing to gain specific value-added benefits to the services that public agencies are delivering to the people.

Outsourcing information technology infrastructure services, such as hosting, puts paramount importance to expertise in performing certain functions within the government, treating each citizen as a customer who needs to be served with competence and efficiency. Governments look to outsourcing for the progressive transformation of the overall operation of their agencies. The public agencies’ bottom-line of providing quality service and optimizing taxpayers’ money are the primary drivers for state and local government agency outsourcing.

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University published a study that examined the implications of outsourcing some government functions such as information technology services.

Government Outsourcing: A Practical Guide for State and Local Governments. (2014, January). Retrieved January 3, 2018, from http://datasmart.ash.harvard.edu/assets/content/IU_SPEA_Government_Outsourcing_Report.pdf

The paper noted the following benefits of outsourcing:

  • Outsourcing of government functions can be a source of new ideas about how to perform work more efficiently using knowledge and resources in short supply in the public sector
  • Outsourcing can make research and development (R & D) feasible when government does not have the capacity to invest in innovation
  • Outsourcing can facilitate fundamental change in organization structure and culture that can result in improvements in performance
  • Outsourcing of infrastructure can be structured to provide funding necessary to modernize equipment and infrastructure
  • Outsourcing can free up government agencies to focus on strategy, planning, and core agency functions

You can follow this link to read the entire paper: http://datasmart.ash.harvard.edu/assets/content/IU_SPEA_Government_Outsourcing_Report.pdf

TCC has extensive experience in delivering high-value, cost-effective information technology solutions for the public sector. TCC’s IT managed solutions and proven methodologies in Infrastructure Managed Services ensure optimal system performance and secure applications for government agencies.

To learn more about our IT Managed Services, please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/managed-services.