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5 Key Benefits of Email Archiving with DataCove

Email archiving has many useful benefits and is one of the easiest features that an organization can implement.

What is Email Archiving?

Email archiving solutions store a read-only searchable backup of the data either onsite or offsite using a combination of hardware or secure cloud storage methods. An automated system extracts each message along with any attachments from designated accounts. The information is then indexed and stored for access later. Anyone with access can then use search filters to track down received or sent messages.

Once the emails you’re looking for have been found, archiving solutions like DataCove make it easy and quick to restore them.

Benefits of Email Archiving

Email archiving is an important and helpful business tool for e-discovery and compliance. Storing these emails securely means they can’t be edited or deleted.

We’ve outlined the following key benefits to help you decide if email archiving with DataCove is something you should invest in.

  1. Data Preservation & Recovery – Natural disasters are inevitable and often times unavoidable. In these situations, data on drives can be destroyed by storms, making data recovery even more essential. Email archiving supports this need as well as any other data preservation objectives.
  2. Legal Discovery & Compliance – Email archiving makes it easy to retrieve one or more messages in an unaltered format. Having this capability is beneficial in litigation cases where message information must be retrieved as part of the discovery process. It also helps your company remain compliant with federal regulations.
  3. Productivity Improvement – By clearing unnecessary messages from the inbox and searching for emails that might have been accidentally deleted, email archiving can increase employee productivity.
  4. Centralized Storage & Administration – Email archiving solutions provide a centralized solution that is easy to manage. Employees do not have to spend countless hours maintaining message data, which allows for easier data management and improved productivity.
  5. Cost Management Benefits – Archiving delivers cost-savings opportunities by reducing the amount of required resources for backing up this data and reducing the number of hours needed to maintain them.

Is DataCove the Right Email Archiving Solution for You?

There are a number of key features to consider when thinking about email archiving solutions. From administrative policies to e-discovery features, and ease of use to compliance, the biggest question is: why hasn’t your organization implemented an email archiving solution?

Tangent’s archiving solution, DataCove, simplifies compliance and litigation, archives your email and social media posts, and ensures your business is protected regardless of unexpected situations – all at a cost that meets your budget. Sign up for DataCove today.

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What is meant by Industrial PC?

Industrial PC a computer for industrial application. Industrial purposes such as production of services or goods. Industrial PCs have greater reliability and industry standards and typically cost more than consumer grade computers. 

An industrial PC is a computer intended for industrial purposes (production of goods and services), with a form factor between a nettop and a server rack. Industrial PCs have higher dependability and precision standards, and are generally more expensive than consumer electronics. They often use complex instruction sets, such as x86, where reduced instruction sets such as ARM would otherwise be used.

Industrial PC Features and Architecture

Industrial PCs are characteristically designed with components selected to withstand harsh and trying conditions. Encased within rugged housing, the internal components are housed within controlled environments.

Common Features:

  • Solid state, fanless cooling
  • Metal construction and enclosures
  • Mountable enclosures (such as VESA wall mount, panel mount)
  • Expansion card retention
  • Watchdog times for automatic system reset
  • Extreme operating temperature ranges, including freezing and scorching temperatures
  • Robust power supply
  • IP Ratings, such as dust proof, water resistant, immersion proof
  • Sealed connectors, MIL-SPEC or Circular-MIL 
  • Heavy-duty controls and screens
  • Controlled access to the controls through the use of locking doors
  • Controlled access to the I/O through the use of access covers

Industrial PC Manufacturing

Industrial PCs are manufactured in smaller quantities.

Industrial PC Applications

Industrial PCs are used in virtually all industrial applications including outdoor kiosks, indoor farming, correctional facilities, self-driving vehicles, schools, fast-food restaurants, fitness centers, and airports.

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How long do Medical Computers Last?

Medical computers have unique features and specifications compared to consumer grade computers. The lifetime of healthcare-specific medical computers depends on the quality of the manufacturer. Durable components and sound engineering help determine the longevity of units. Like all electronic devices, there are brands and companies that healthcare administrators have come to rely on for performance and quality. 

Medical Computer Lifespan

Medical computer lifespans are important considerations for healthcare facilities. New medical computers have a learning curve. Familiarity with the unit, such as new features, port locations or display arrangements require time for integration. Medical facilities may provide staff training and require additional user support, typically in the first few weeks.  Annual medical computer replacements would cause too frequent waves in facility performance and efficiency. Many healthcare facilities, have flexible intervals in place for medical computer replacement times, thus finding a unit that will function properly until the next replacement interval is imperative. For most healthcare environments, three to five years is the replacement interval.

Medical computers by Tangent have a lifespan of 5 years plus.

Sooner replacements, due to medical computer failure can result in unplanned spending and frustration. Identifying a reliable medical computer manufacturer is imperative for reliability and to prevent workplace mishaps.

Tangent offers computers made specifically for healthcare institutions meeting the timeline for unit replacement.

Indications for a New Medical Computer

Beyond the typical three to five year medical computer replacement mark, there are indications to be aware of that signify its time for a medical computer change.

1. Software Compatibility: If your medical computer no longer supports your operating system, it’s time for a change. Receiving alerts and warnings that applications are no longer compatible with your medical computer operating system can indicate you need to replace your medical computer.

2. Poor Performance: Medical facilities are provide lifesaving services and there is no greater place for the need of efficiency. When your medical computer begins to operate sluggishly and unable to multitask rapidly, it’s time for a computer change.

3. Security Issues: At any time, receiving security warnings requires a call to your IT department. Patient confidentiality and sensitive information can never be jeopardized. Security vulnerabilities from failed software updates stemming from compatibility issues can indicate it’s time for a medical computer replacement.

Superior Craftsmanship by Tangent

Tangent medical computers use only the highest quality components. There is no stone left unturned when it comes to selecting the best-in-class CPUs, operating software, RAM, processors, graphics cards, touchscreens, ports.

In business for over 30 years, healthcare administrators have come to trust Tangent medical computers for reliability, efficiency, and quality. Using state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, combined with top-of-the-line engineering, Tangent’s medical computers are powerhouse units providing reliable performance for years. 

Contact Tangent today +1 800 342 9388.

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Industrial Computers for Indoor and Greenhouse Farming

Tangent offers specialized computers ideal for indoor and greenhouse farming. Humidity, dust, liquids, chemicals, extreme temperature and 24hr redundancy are some of the elements that industrial computers by Tangent were designed to provide. 

Engineered for Indoor and Greenhouse Farming

Industry-specific computers have been custom engineered with components able to physically withstand environmental demands. The Vita KW industrial computer operates at temperatures between 32° – 95°F and humidity levels of 20% – 85% non-condensing, making it a versatile unit perfect for several crops and regions. While our S Series industrial computers offer operation in harsher environments with operating temperatures of 32 – 104°F and humidity levels of 10% – 90% non-condensing.

Configured for Peripherals

Tangent industrial computers like the Vita KW and S Series make monitoring easier with widescreen options. Comfortable viewing options allow end users to view and display automation data and make adjustments from their fingertips. Modern greenhouse sensors can detect the following: moisture, humidity, pump flow, temperature, PH, PPM meters for liquid fertilizers and additive chemicals. Adjustments to levels and equipment are then made to ensure the crop is at optimal levels necessary. With multiple port options, sensors requiring ethernet and USB connections can be configured to the industrial computers with ease. Optional Intel Wireless AC-7260 & Bluetooth configurations allow for the computers to connect to wireless devices. Wired or wireless, greenhouse and indoor farming staff make lighting adjustments, schedule automated irrigation and regulate temperature all from one industrial computer.

External connectors are bypassed with a variety of ports including USB, serial (rs232) or RJ45. Indoor and greenhouse farmers may be able to avoid the need for additional switches and USB hubs, with 4 ethernet ports that can act like individual ports, switch or network sharing, and over 6 USB ports and legacy ports like LPT1. 

Compatible Touchscreens

Indoor farmers actively work to keep chemical and water levels balanced. This may be in the form of adding liquid fertilizer or manually adjusting a sprinkler system. Tangent Vita KW and S Series computers make the job easier with PCAP Multi-Touch screen options. Sensitive enough for a gloved hand or a bare hand, greenhouse farmers can come back to their unit while actively maintaining their greenhouse. The KW and S Series offer touchscreens made for gloves, including latex, nitrile, garden and work gloves. The touchscreen uses a pressure sensitive array of micro sensors vs common capacitive technology, allowing the screen to function when wet or dirty.

What’s more is that the Vita KW and S series industrial computers are enclosed in stainless steel chassis with a IP67 or IP54 rating (depending on which model you choose). Spraying down and cleaning the unit clean is an easy process requiring zero downtime. 

Dust-Friendly Units

Greenhouse growers must also carefully maintain soil levels making sure there is enough moisture and replacing or adding medium where necessary. Greenhouse growers may need to add more top soil, coco, or wool rock. The process of medium adjustment often creates a dusty environment. Tangent’s Vita KW and S Series computers are fanless yielding redundant operation eliminating the risk of the unit getting clogged by dust. Industrial computers with fans for cooling suck in air which makes them susceptible to performance failure in environments of air debris. Tangent’s Vita KW and S Series industrial computers provide fanless cooling technology. A copper and aluminum solid-state heat pump efficiently and silently moves the heat away from critical chips on the motherboard, including the CPU and chipset. A cooling design ideal for greenhouse growers.

Nighttime Performance

Tangent’s KW and S Series computers are equipped with a back-lit, dimmable LCD screen making nighttime monitoring optically comfortable. Powered by a power adapter, these units provide 24/7 operation for day and evening use. 

Tangent’s industrial computers feature all the specifications needed for optimal greenhouse operation. View our indoor farming computers here: VITA KW and S SERIES

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Do Medical Computers Need Touchscreens?

When people refer to their “phone” these days, it’s more than likely they mean their “smartphone.” Smartphones have become ubiquitous in our society, and are becoming increasingly necessary for everyday life. But what caused these smartphones to take over their older cousins? One of the defining features that played a large role is the humble touchscreen. Touchscreens have become a must-have for phones for the ease of use they create. As  the adoption of smartphones and even tablets into the workplace have shown, touchscreens play an important role in the evolution of technology and how we use it. But what about their use in the medical field, do medical computers need touchscreens?

Why Medical Computers Need Touchscreens

Medical computers work perfectly in the medical setting. As such, we can broaden this question out a bit more and consider whether computers need touchscreens. On a smartphone, touchscreens allow for a style of control that mouses and keyboards lack: gestures. 

A gesture refers to the ways in which your touch(es) can be interpreted by a touchscreen enabled phone, tablet, or computer. For instance, you’ve probably “pinched” your phone’s screen before to zoom out on a photo — that’s a type of gesture. Standard computers are also capable of zooming out on a photo, but often have dedicated buttons or keyboard shortcuts to make these functions happen. With touchscreen computers, these gestures come across as second nature to end users. Because they are routinely using touchscreens on their phones in their daily lives, the shortcuts encapsulated in their gestures come as natural.

In a literal sense, no, medical computers do not NEED touchscreens. However, when taking into consideration ease of use, efficiency and practicality, the need for touchscreen medical computers is compelling.

With touchscreen computers, staff are able to interact with computers in a much more intuitive fashion than they could do with mouse and keyboard shortcuts. This can lead to increased staff productivity. 

Versatility 

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Touchscreens are completely optional, there are no drawbacks to the user experience with the inclusion of one on a medical computer. Medical computers with touchscreens like the Medix T22B are completely capable of being used with a mouse and keyboard. Users who may be less inclined to use touchscreens can treat the screen just like any other monitor. Staff will fall into a mix of using both the touchscreen and their mouse and keyboard fluidly to accomplish tasks. Computers with touchscreens allow doctors and nurses to quickly zoom in on data or pick information cells in EHR software with just a tap.

Stay Progressive with Your Medical Equipment Selection

Gen Z is hitting the workforce in increasing numbers, taking their intimate knowledge of smartphones and computers with them. By selecting medical computers with touchscreens for your hospital, you are helping improve the way your medical staff can perform their job. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.

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The Importance of Having a DMARC Email Authentication

An important element of phishing defenses for any organization, large or small, is DMARC email authentication.

DMARC stands for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance. Its main purpose is to mitigate phishing attacks that spoof an organization’s domain and get those emails delivered to inboxes.

Protect Your Business Brand

Email security is important for keeping your employees and customers safe from cybercriminals who might try to steal personal information. Take, for example, someone who sends an email on behalf of your company. It fails DMARC, which means you can take an authoritative action. DMARC is an added layer of email security that can help stop spam and phishing in their tracks, helping companies protect their brands and reputation.

With DMARC, organizations can create a record of authorized senders from their domain, helping to prevent misuse of a company’s brand in phishing attacks. When configured on top of existing SPF and DKIM records, it helps confirm whether one or both of the authentication checks have failed.

Benefits of Using DMARC

Here are 5 great reasons to start utilizing DMARC:

  • Increase deliverability rates and reduce bounce rates
  • Receive comprehensive reports of how email messages are authenticated
  • Identify spammers and prevent malicious emails from reaching inboxes
  • Reduce the chances of your company’s emails from getting flagged as spam
  • Gain better visibility and authority over your domains

Get Started with a Proper DMARC Configuration

Many organizations are striving towards making email security mandatory to prevent the loss of sensitive data and resources. Therefore, it’s important to take into consideration the benefits of DMARC and create a safer email experience.

Configuring your domain with the right email authentication protocols doesn’t have to be complicated. Tangent’s DMARC Director was designed to help you configure DMARC quickly and easily, so you can be on your way to protecting your domain, brand, and reputation. Schedule a demo today.

RFID Ready Medical Computers

RFID Ready Medical Computers

What Is RFID?

RFID stands for Radio-Frequency Identification. The technology standard is made up of RFID tags and readers. These tags have small radio receivers and transmitters inside them. When in contact with a reader, the tag will respond and transmit information it is carrying to the reader. 

These tags can be used for a wide variety of tracking applications across the hospital. One area in which they can be used is in the tracking of patients in the hospital. Patients can have tags built right into their wristbands. These wristbands can then be used to access various doors and areas in the hospital. Your facilities team can set up each wristband to allow for certain privileges and access to specific areas. With these tags, you can ensure that the right people are in the hospital in the right areas. 

Medical Computers With Wireless Readers

RFID readers are the other half of the RFID equation. They pick up the information from tags and display it on devices. Many medical computers rely on clunky RFID reader adapters. These adapters take up ports on the medical computer, as well as desk space. Further, they are prone to being accidentally disconnected and lost.

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Medical computers like the Medix 22B feature an integrated SSO RFID. This reader allows doctors and nurses to quickly and easily sign onto the medical computer with ease. They can simply wave their enabled badge to the medical computer’s reader to gain access to their computer. This solves two problems in one. 

First, your medical staff need strong, long, and complex passwords. By having your IT department tie badges to safe passwords, your hospital can have an increased layer of cyber security. Second, this allows your medical staff to have long passwords without having to remember them exactly or input them slowly everytime they access their computer.

RFID Ready Medical Computers

RFID tags and readers are quickly becoming a required tool in every workplace, including the hospital. Medical computers with built-in readers help your hospital stay on top of the future and prepare for what’s next. Make sure your hospital has the right tools by calling Tangent Sales today and asking about their range of RFID enabled devices.

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Hygienic Medical Computers

Cleanliness remains a top priority for hospitals everywhere. Since the introduction of handwashing into the medical field, efforts to curb disease spread in the hospital have been largely successful. Still, medical institutions must remain vigilant in their hygienic practices to ensure that the risks to patients are minimized. Hospitals need quality medical computers that help to create a safe and clean environment for both staff and patients.

Why Medical Computer Hygiene Matters

Your doctors and nurses are constantly moving from one room to the next in your hospital. Throughout their busy day, they visit numerous different patients and co-workers. While they may not directly come into contact with each other, they no doubt all use the same medical computer in any given room. These computers become a breeding ground for harmful pathogens as staff use them throughout the workday. 

But not all medical computers are afflicted by this issue. Many of them feature an antimicrobial coating to help protect against microbes. 

Antimicrobial Coatings Add A Layer Of Protection

An antimicrobial coating mitigates the growth of pathogens on whatever surface it is spread on. These coatings work along the same lines as naturally occurring antimicrobial materials, like copper. Antimicrobial materials  interrupt a bacteria cell’s respiratory and metabolic functions. Over a brief period of time, this leads to the cell being unable to create energy and proliferate.

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Medical computers like the KW15 from Tangent feature an antimicrobial coating across its surfaces. The KW15’s enclosure mitigates the growth of pathogens, which helps create a safer hospital environment overall. The cast aluminum enclosure is also built to last, and features a fanless cooling system. The KW15 also features other sanitary features, such as a washable touchscreen to help make it even more hygienic.

Washable Medical Computers

Doctors and nurses routinely wash their hands throughout a shift to minimize the risk of spreading pathogens around the hospital. Likewise, medical computers should be routinely cleaned to minimize disease transmission. Computers from Tangent feature antimicrobial enclosures to help mitigate this transmission. But they also sport IP rated touchscreens as an added layer of protection.

The Medix 22 from Tangent features an IP65 rated touchscreen that can be easily cleaned. This touchscreen can withstand standard cleaning agents without damage to the screen. Doctors and nurses can give their computers a quick cleanup before and after use. Combined with its antimicrobial layer, the Medix 22’s IP65 rated touchscreen can give medical staff peace of mind about the sanitation efforts being employed.

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EN 60601-1 Certification 

Among the most important features for medical grade devices is EN 60601-1 Certification. Medical tablets with the certification are shielded from Electromagnetic interference both from receiving and also from producing it. EN 60601-1 is a certification that distinguishes a medical tablet from a consumer grade medical tablet. 

Medical Tablets with Antimicrobial Surfaces 

When you think of tablets, you probably first think of the ones available to consumers. These tablets are designed for home use, but have increasingly found a home in the commercial and creative world. Despite their growing popularity in the workforce, they have some fatal flaws that make them a poor choice for use in the medical world. For starters, nearly all of them lack an antimicrobial enclosure.

An antimicrobial enclosure is a medical grade tablet casing that mitigates the growth of pathogens across the tablet. These coatings help reduce the spread of germs in a hospital. Traditional tablets lack these coatings, and can pose a serious risk as they are passed around from one worker to another. 

Medical Tablets also feature components designed to run medical programs. The T13 from Tangent can be customized to include an Intel Core I7 Kaby Lake processor. This processor is more than fast enough to run all the electronic health records and medical programs your hospital employs with ease. 

With up to 32 gigabytes of RAM, the T13 from Tangent is a multitasking machine. It can run numerous applications at once without lag. Doctors and nurses won’t have to pick and choose which programs they can run, they can simply trust that their equipment is capable of doing what is needed.

Customization Options For Medical Grade Tablets

Tangent offers a wide range of customization options for their medical grade tablets. This helps ensure that they can be a dynamic part of your hospital’s arsenal, capable of taking on multiple roles. The T13 from Tangent can be customized with different processors and amounts of RAM. Tangent’s T13 also features hot-swap batteries. 

Hot-swap batteries from Tangent are removable batteries that can be replaced without interrupting a medical grade tablet while in use. Simply remove one battery, put it on an external charger, and swap out a freshly charged one to have continuous use of the tablet.

The ability to operate redundantly makes the T13 great for pop-up clinics or other non stationary applications. 

The T13 features a front facing camera, RFID reader, Barcode Scanner, and much more. There are countless roles for the T13 in any hospital. Some applications can be to catalog inventory in the pharmacy, keep track of medication en route to patients, and serve as a communication device. 

Customize Your Hospital With Tangent

Tangent’s line of medical grade tablets are designed to help keep your hospital running efficiently. For more information about Tangent’s tablet offerings, contact Tangent today.

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4 Benefits from CUBES License Manager

Do you have a good handle on your software license budget? Are you wasting the money that goes towards that budget on unused licenses?

Many organizations have (or should have) a Software Asset Management (SAM) program in place as part of their overall business strategy. The goal of this is to help reduce costs, limit risks, and increase transparency around software license purchases and usage. That’s where software license optimization comes in.

How CUBES Fits into Your SAM Program

If your organization is stitching together spreadsheets of outdated software license records or relying on each department to keep track of its licenses, it may be time for an upgrade. Using a comprehensive license management tool like CUBES License Manager allows you to quickly access information on all licenses within your organization – from the number of licenses purchased to expiration dates, and contract details to renewal alerts.

With a license manager, you can streamline your procurement process and minimize the efforts involved from other departments to report on license spending. Specifically, here are 4 invaluable benefits from a license manager that will save you money and time:

1. Cost Savings

CUBES helps organizations consolidate their software environment, giving IT managers more control over software spend across different departments. Knowing the exact type and number of software licenses purchases can lead to better financial planning.

2. Avoid Fines and Penalties

Automatic renewal alerts will notify designated members of expiring software licenses. This feature can be help organizations save a lot of money by avoiding expiration penalties or fees.

3. Improved Planning

CUBES is a centralized software license management platform, allowing IT managers the ability to keep accurate records of contract terms, renewals, and purchases.

4. Business Alignment

With a transparent view into existing IT investments, organizations can align those with their business objectives. Additionally, predictive and trend analysis allows management to forecast future IT spend and needs.

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