Safe and Secure: Eight Recommendations for Legacy Device Cybersecurity

Given the increasing threat of cyberattacks on the healthcare industry, both government agencies and private businesses have a vested interest in better protection from malicious actors. The threat has become so severe that in 2022, Congress tasked the FDA with assessing the cybersecurity strengths…


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Computer Lifespans And Design Features That Extend Them For Years

Whether you’re buying a single office PC or an entire shipment of medical-grade computers for a new hospital, you want to know you’re getting your money’s worth. In particular, you want to be sure that your new computers will last long enough for you to get a good return on your investment.…


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Legacy Compatibility: Why It’s Important for Industrial, Medical, and Enterprise Computers

Ever use a single-purpose fax machine? Or have you watched technicians manually checking gauges of old mass printers at a manufacturing plant?  Both the devices above are legacy systems and play essential roles in every sector of the economy. We cover them in today's article: what they are, why…


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Customizing Cybernet Computers: A Full Guide

The wide range of challenges medical computers face in a modern hospital means no simple “one size fits all” solution exists. Eventually, a hospital’s computers must be customized to fit their intended roles or applications.  However, the list of customization options is just as long as the list of…


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Medical-Grade Tablets: Everything You Need to Know

Hospitals need a lightweight electronic device for tasks like charting, electronic health records access, and remote monitoring. Medical PCs can solve these tasks but are too heavy and bulky to carry around comfortably all day. Smaller devices like PDAs and smartphones could handle some of these…


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The Serial Port and Its Role in Today’s Technology

Ever been in this situation? You’ve received an order for medical computers for the hospitals in your local healthcare group. Or upper management wanted a bunch of new industrial computers for an oil refinery overseas. In both cases, the order required the PCs to have at least one serial port if…


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When Is it Time to Upgrade Industrial Legacy Machines?

The greatest problem with cutting-edge technology is that it only stays cutting edge for a short period of time.  Since any factory, mine, construction, or industrial site is usually filled to the rafters with computers and machines, a question of upgrade becomes a huge financial concern. This…


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Fighting the Surprising New Flaws in Medical Cyber Security

Unfortunately for HIT professionals everywhere, cybersecurity is never a done deal. It’s not like building a skyscraper or carving a statue — they never get to step away, dust off their hands, and say “here it is!” Not only are hackers and other malefactors always innovating new methods for…


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