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Happy 80th Anniversary Xerography: The Invention of the Xerox Copier

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Allie Perry [fa icon="calendar'] October 22, 2018 [fa icon="tags'] Xerox, Lewan News & PR, Printers & Copiers

When you walk up to your printer today to make a copy, wish it a happy anniversary. Today celebrates 80 years since the invention the original “xerox” process—xerography.

On October 22, 1938 this revolutionary copying method was created in a small makeshift lab in Queens, NY by a patent attorney named Chester Carlson, who was looking for a more efficient replacement for carbon paper.

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Colorado Enacts World’s Strictest Data Breach Law - Is Your Business Ready?

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] August 21, 2018 [fa icon="tags'] Email Security, Data Security, Information Security, Cyber Security

Next month will be historical for Colorado in the world of cyber security. Earlier this summer Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill (HB 1128) into law that will require the most restrictive data breach notification timelines in the world. It goes into effect September 1, 2018.

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What is SOC 2 certification and should your Managed Security Provider have it?

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] July 30, 2018 [fa icon="tags'] Managed Services, Email Security, Data Security, Information Security, Lewan Awards & Certifications

We’re proud to announce that Lewan has completed a third party audit attesting to our achievement of the data security requirements of the Service Organization Controls (SOC 2) Type II and HIPAA Security and Breach Notification Requirements.

This is a notable achievement that few providers possess and as such, many clients don’t know to look for these certifications when vetting a new managed services or managed security company.

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Lewan Recognized as Top IT Solutions Provider on CRN's 2018 SP500 List

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Allie Perry [fa icon="calendar'] June 29, 2018 [fa icon="tags'] Managed Services, Lewan Awards & Certifications, CRN, IT Solutions

For a 5th time, we're excited to announce that Lewan Technology has been recognized on CRN's 2018 Solution Provider 500 list as one of the top largest technology integrators, IT solution providers and IT consultants in Denver, Colorado and North America.

The SP500 list is the predominant channel partner award list, serving as the industry standard for recognition of the most successful solution provider companies.

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Finding Information in Multiple Repositories…the Struggle is Real

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2018 [fa icon="tags'] Document Workflow, M-Files, Paperless Solutions

This is a sponsored guest post by M-Files, a Lewan technology partner.

Information is a key asset to any organization. Even more important is how high the return on that information is. That return is strongly influenced by the ability to manage it and deliver the right information to the right person at the right time.

But how do you do this when your data all over the place?

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5 Reasons You Need a Security Operations Center (SOC)

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] May 15, 2018 [fa icon="tags'] Information Security, Email Security, Data Security, Managed Services

And 4 reasons you don’t want to do it yourself...

Almost every company today has at least some defensive cyber security equipment like a firewall, intrusion protection, URL filtering, email filtering and antivirus. These are the right basics to secure your employees against the Wild West that is the internet, but is this equipment enough to keep your company truly safe?

Yes…and no.

Defensive equipment keeps out the things you have it configured to keep out. But what about the things we don’t know about?

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CRN Names Lewan as top IT Service Provider on 2018 Tech Elite 250 List

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Allie Perry [fa icon="calendar'] April 30, 2018 [fa icon="tags'] Managed Services, Lewan Awards & Certifications, CRN, IT Solutions

CRN has named Lewan Technology to its 2018 Tech Elite 250 list. The list recognizes Lewan an part of an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology suppliers like Cisco, VMware, Dell EMC, HPE and Microsoft.

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6 Steps to Keep Your Computer Running Like New

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Heidi Van Anderson [fa icon="calendar'] April 17, 2018 [fa icon="tags'] IT Solutions, Managed Infrastructure & Helpdesk, Managed Services, How To Guide

No matter what industry you work in, there is probably a good chance you spend a lot of your day on a computer or laptop. The last thing you need is to have an issue with it right before an important deadline or even just during a regular busy work day.

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How to Build a Secure Network of Internet of Things (IoT) Devices

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Priyank Ghedia [fa icon="calendar'] April 10, 2018 [fa icon="tags'] Networking, Information Security, Data Security, IoT, Cisco

The “Internet of Things”, or IoT for short, is a buzzword you’ve probably heard many times before, but what does it really mean? Simply put, an IoT product is just a sensor with the ability to call home and execute functions that it’s designed for.

It’s become a hot topic in the last decade, but IoT has actually been around much longer than that even. One of the first mainstream consumer-facing applications was implemented in 1982. It was a smart Coca-Cola vending machine that reported the status of the vending machine so a technician could be sent to refill the cans when it was running low. If we fast forward to 2020, researchers predict 30-50 BILLION devices will be connected. By comparison, that’s 4-7x the world’s population.

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5 Key Reasons to Upgrade Now to VMware vSphere 6.5

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Mike Garner [fa icon="calendar'] March 28, 2018 [fa icon="tags'] VMware vSphere, VMware Horizon, VMware vCenter, VMware, Managed Infrastructure & Helpdesk, Virtualization, Information Security, Data Security

How time flies! Old reliable – Vmware vSphere 5.5 – is set for retirement in September of this year, meaning it will no longer be supported as of September 19, 2018.

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It’s had a good run and due to its impressive stability and wide adoption, I still see it deployed within many of our clients’ environments.

So what now? Our recommendation is to upgrade your systems to vSphere 6.5. Not only do you get the essential extension of support, but some really great new features.

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