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HiSoftware’s New Product and Accessibility Training Portal

Screenshot of  training video portalWant to learn more about using HiSoftware’s products? Now we have the tool for you. Today we announced the availability of a new on-demand, video-based Product and Accessibility Training Portal to improve customers’ working knowledge of products and provide in-depth Web accessibility training for developers.

AFM Module Supports SharePoint 2013

AFM Screen ShotWhile public-facing websites have traditionally been the focus for accessibility, the growing reliance on systems like SharePoint for internal collaboration requires organizations to also consider application accessibility. Today we announced that the latest version of the Accessibility Foundation Module (AFM) for SharePoint now supports SharePoint 2013. AFM ensures SharePoint environments can be used and accessed by all users in compliance with Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 standards.

Where in the World is Chris McNulty this Fall?

Image of the earthWe are fortunate that Chris McNulty, our CTO has in-depth expertise across the SharePoint and Microsoft landscape. A benefit to us and Chris’ air miles is he’s asked to speak at events across the US. Here’s a list of where Chris will be speaking over the next two months.

SharePoint Saturday Louisville

Date: October 25, 2014 – October 25, 2014
Location: Louisville, Kentucky USA

Double Up! – Moving to SharePoint on Azure and SharePoint in Office 365

New CFO Andy Jones Joins Cryptzone to Manage Rapid Growth

Headshot of Andy Jones, CFOFollowing quickly on the heels of the Cryptzone acquisition of HiSoftware, today I’m excited to announce Andy Jones has joined the company as chief financial officer.

Jones is a skilled finance leader with over 25 years of experience, more than 12 of which include working with venture capital and private equity-backed companies. Prior to joining Cryptzone he was CFO at Integrity Interactive, a private equity-financed $30MM company that provided Global Ethics and Compliance programs to Global 2000 companies, and successfully sold that business for $170MM. Previously he was CFO of CCBN, a $65MM information services business that was also successfully sold for $150MM. He has also held top finance positions at Nasuni Corp., TrueAdvantage, Inc., New River, Inc., Thomson Financial and Seagram’s. Jones holds a business degree from the University of Edinburgh and is qualified as a Chartered Accountant by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Join HiSoftware at SharePoint Saturday New Hampshire #SPSNH

Logo of SharePoint Saturday EventsSharePoint Saturday New Hampshire#SPSNH is tomorrow and it’s in HiSoftware’s backyard. We’re excited to support our local SharePoint Saturday as a lunch sponsor and will offer you an overview of HiSofware as you eat. Our CTO and Microsoft MVP, Chris McNulty will also present a session on “Access Apps for Business Users with PowerBI on Office 365” (see details below).

Simplifying the Creation of Non-Employee Portals in SharePoint

decorative image of employees with question marksSharePoint 2013 offers companies more flexibility in creating portals for internal and external collaboration alike. Many companies are now looking to use the platform to build hubs for non-employees to access information. The problem is there are some issues and limitations with Microsoft’s recommended strategy for creating these portals that could waste resources and present security issues.

4 Types of Financial Services Data You Need to Worry About

Decorative image of dataThe creation, integration, consumption, and analysis of information in various forms drives the products, services, operations, and finances of the organization, determines strategy, and impacts operations for financial services organizations. A challenge to financial services organizations (as well as other industries) is to govern information and use it to reliably achieve objectives. This requires managing the uncertainty and exposure to risk that information use brings to the organization, while acting with full integrity to laws, values, social accountability, and internal policies regarding information.

5 W’s of ITAR and EAR Compliance in SharePoint

decorative image of the word securityIf you are using SharePoint and need to comply with or learn more about ITAR and EAR, read our five W’s to help you ensure compliance with these strict regulations.

What

ITAR, or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, are issued by the United States government to control the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List (USML). In short, the U.S. Government requires all manufacturers, exporters, and brokers of defense articles, defense services or related technical data to be ITAR compliant. TAA documents (Technical Assistance Agreements) are ITAR contracts between parties, these documents are required to be restricted from transfer or access by authorized persons only.

TAFE SWSi Solves Accessibility Issues in SharePoint and on the Web with HiSoftware

logo of TAFE SWSiTAFE NSW is Australia’s public vocational education and training (VET) provider and has an essential role to play in strengthening the skills base of the New South Wales (NSW) economy and supporting economic growth for its communities. Each Institute offers a broad range of courses and specialist services to meet the needs of its customers, industry partners and local community.

Shedding Light on HIPAA Urban Myths

Decorative image of computer chip with healthcare symbolWe recently hosted a webinar on “HIPAA & Secure Information Governance: Myths, Realities & Practical Solutions with guest speaker and HIPAA expert Kenneth N. Rashbaum, Esq. at Barton LLP and our CTO, Chris McNulty. In case you missed it, here are the three HIPAA Urban Myths discussed:

Myth 1 – All disclosures of medical information are breaches. Patients and the Office of Civil Rights of HHS must be notified immediately.

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