Bay Area Systems is providing small business owners in the San Francisco Bay Area assistance with Microsoft’s end-of-support for Windows XP; as well as offering Windows 7 and Windows 8 upgrade and migration solutions.
Starting April 9, 2014, Microsoft will no longer release updates to Windows XP, and neither will provide Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP. Windows XP has been running since 2002, and well served the purposed for the past 12 years. As both hardware technology and software capabilities grew tremendously in those 12 years, small business owners can take significant leap forward by upgrading to Windows 7 and even Windows 8.1 by utilizing much faster CPU from Intel and AMD, larger memory capacity, and best of all, solid state drive (SSD) technology to allow new computing power to help businesses operate faster and more effectively. Microsoft released Windows 7 Operating System in late 2009, and it has been a proven platform with much improved stability and capability. BayArea Systems also have much experience testing Windows 8 and 8.1 workstations and tablets. Bay Area Systems have been at the forefront of testing Windows 7 and Windows 8, and is providing expertise, advice, and consultation on upgrades and migration of workstations from Windows XP. Read More
Starting March 1, 2014, BayArea Systems will begin offering assistance to healthcare providers that deal with protected health information. This includes covered entities, anyone who is providing treatment, payment and operations in healthcare; as well as business associations, anyone with access to patient information/data and provides support in treatment, payment and operations; all subcontractors, and business associates of business associates also need to be in compliance. The HIPAA Privacy Rule (also known as electronic protected health information ePHI)pertains to the saving, accessing, and sharing of medical and personal information of any individual; the HIPAA Security Rule are standards to protect health data created, maintained, transmitted electronically. Read More