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The Power of Vendor Management

What in the world is vendor management? In short, it’s a way of understanding and maximizing your vendor relationships and agreements. And who needs it? Your business does.

Vendor management services are essential because great IT is a team sport, often consisting

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What is HIPAA Compliance?

As a health care entity, you know one of your biggest priorities is keeping your patient data safe. That’s really what HIPAA/HITECH is designed to do. It’s a set of standards and compliance that you’ve got to follow to protect patient information.

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Recognizing the Value of Continual Gap Analysis

To really understand what’s going on in a client environment, you have to conduct a gap analysis and it’s got to be a deep gap analysis — one that’s very granular. When we run one, we take into consideration a growing list of about

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The IT Department Dilemma: Outsource or In-House?

As a business leader you’ve got a choice to make: Do you hire IT internally or do you move forward with a strategic partner like DKBInnovative?

The difference is that you could build out a team like we have which is made up of

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Are Your Devices Always Listening? — 600 KOGO News Radio Interview with DKB Innovative President and CEO, Keith Barthold

KOGO: Voice technology can be both amazing and frustrating. You can ask your phone a question; sometimes they’ll understand what the question is. You can talk to your speaker system. Even book an Uber. With the right setup, you can lock the doors in

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What is a Virtual CIO?

What our virtual CIOs do is understand our clients’ businesses. They understand what the drivers and goals of an organization are, and how technology can accelerate the achievement of those goals.

Virtual CIOs work closely with the rest of their team to take misalignments

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What’s the Difference Between a CIO and a CTO?

The difference between a chief information officer (CIO) and a chief technology officer (CTO)  is really a difference in perspective.

A CIO is focused on the company’s business and what their goals and objectives are, and how he can come up with solutions to

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Passwords and the Bright Side of the Dark Web

The dark web is a real thing. It’s a special internet that requires a separate web browser to access. Once on the web browser, those users are completely anonymous. With this anonymous store front – basically for illegal activity – it also creates an


Tech Tips For Disaster Prep—It Could Happen To You

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and remembering our own local devastation after tornadoes and other punishing storms, below are some practical technology tips to keep in mind when the forecast turns dangerous.

  1. Contact your IT team to verify what is being backed up. Ask them to run a
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More About The Texting Scam Called SMiShing

SMiShing is a cell phone scam where thieves can steal your identity by stealing your cell phone number. Our cell phones are such an integral part of each day now, and I really hate it that the bad guys are targeting us through such

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SMiShing: A Dangerous New Cell Phone Scam

Our cell phones have long been an intimate, helpful, often fun element in our daily lives. When our cell phone rings, historically we have known it was okay to answer. But in the last year or so, this relatively ‘safe’ device in our lives

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Our Texas: We Step Up

A Catastrophe—But Not Bigger Than Hearts In Texas

As the rain begins to recede and rescue efforts continue, our prayers go out to Hurricane Harvey victims. Several of our DKB team members, clients, and friends are either

Posted on August 31, 2017
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NBC5 Talks To DKBinnovative About Identity Theft Through Cell Phones

Just when we think we understand the latest virus or malware, something else comes along. It’s a personal nightmare for me to think of having my identity stolen. There will be so many hours spent notifying financial institutions, freezing accounts, alerting friends, vendors, and

Posted on August 28, 2017

DKBInnovative Named To Inc.5000 2017 List Of Fastest Growing Companies

Here at DKBInnovative, we just learned that we are on the Inc.5000 2017 List of Fastest Growing Companies–and we are thrilled. In each of our thirteen years of business, we have given our maximum effort to the company mission. We committed to earning

Posted on August 16, 2017
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DKBInnovative Talks to NBC5 About Laptop Safety

NBC5, the Dallas/Fort Worth affiliate, called DKBInnovative last week for IT expertise when they were researching a story about exploding laptops. Kudos to the producers of that story for being so thorough before presenting their piece, and thanks to our own Randy Haba for

Posted on August 2, 2017
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Move From Fearful To Reassured

Which type of business leader are you?

One kind reads headlines about ransomware attacks and doesn’t know if he needs to take action and, if so, where to start to ensure that he is protected. The

Posted on July 27, 2017
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Information Technology Seeking Long-Term Relationship With Your Practice

Any medical team in any practice will tell you that every day is a roller coaster of events and emotions, and only part of that comes from the patients. After the last appointment of the day, there is always follow up to do, no

Posted on July 25, 2017

DKBinnovative is on the move!

Exciting things are happening at DKBinnovative, and we have important news to share!

As part of our commitment to deliver World Class Service to our customers, we have made significant investments in our people and infrastructure over the

Posted on June 20, 2017
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DKBinnovative Accends List of 2017 World’s Top 501 Managed Services Providers (MSPs)

Exciting news to share!  MSPmentor 501 has named DKBinnovative in its List of World’s Top 501 Managed Service Providers for 2017.


The MSPmentor 501 ranking is the IT channel’s largest and most comprehensive list of leading Managed Service Provider (MSP) organizations worldwide.


The 2017 MSP 501 list and

Posted on June 19, 2017
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How hackers can steal your identity when using public WiFi

The Internet is an increasingly hostile environment.  DKBInnovative’s extensive background both as an integrator and consumer of wireless technology makes it possible to offer expert consulting support for a broad range of wireless applications. Our expert “ethical” hacker Randy Haba recently partnered with NBC 5 Responds to show just how easy

Posted on June 16, 2017
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An Open Letter to Our Clients

Dear DKB Clients: Remember getting ransomware this weekend?

Of course you don’t because it never happened! DKBinnovative has your back.

This past Friday, malware known as WannaCry spread over 100 countries wreaking havoc for thousands of networks, namely shutting down much of the UK’s healthcare system. It was declared the

Posted on May 15, 2017
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Let’s face it, social media is part of every business today.  Healthcare providers using social media face thousands of dollars in HIPAA penalties and fees if there is a breach of protected information.  Do you have a clear policy and procedure for your team? Here are basic best practices to

Posted on April 19, 2017
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Hesitant to Use Apple Pay? It May Soon Be the New Debit Card | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Apple Pay is simple to use and works with the devices you use every day. Easily pay with your debit cards and credit cards with just a touch. And because your card details are never shared by Apple when you use Apple Pay, making payments with your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac

Posted on March 28, 2017
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Spying On Cell Phones

High-tech surveillance tools that fit in a briefcase and mimic real cell phone towers to fool nearby mobile phones is one of the resources law enforcement, military and yes – hackers use. These devices called “Stingrays”  do everything from pick up calls and texts to jamming cell service

Posted on March 23, 2017
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Selecting Your Next Healthcare IT Partner

In 2016, the top five reasons for outsourcing IT were enhanced security, proactive approach to technology, maximizing operations, access to newer technologies and cost savings. As a healthcare provider, finding a technology service provider with Healthcare experience is also vital for you.


Per Omnibus federal law, your technology provider

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Why You Need Identity Management and Governance

This New Year we have been inundated with warnings from experts and journalists that 2017 will bring an increase of DDoS, IoT and Ransomware attacks that will far exceed 2016’s record.  A New York Times report last year noted 83 million JP Morgan Chase customers had their credentials stolen when hackers

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How hackers can steal your identity when using public WiFi

The Internet is an increasingly hostile environment.  DKBInnovative’s extensive background both as an integrator and consumer of wireless technology makes it possible to offer expert consulting support for a broad range of wireless applications. Our expert “ethical” hacker Randy Haba recently partnered with NBC 5 Responds to show just how easy

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Life happens. Do you have a Disaster Recovery Plan?

Please offer your prayers for Officer Keith D. Bartlett, Lorretta Bartlett, and their five children. Their home in Era, TX caught fire the evening of 12/12/16 and was completely lost.  Contents–including Christmas gifts, clothes, appliances, furniture, and

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RANSOMWARE: Are You Protected? (as published in Dallas Medical Journal, Nov. 2016)

You’ve been thinking that your private practice won’t get hacked? Or that your small, rural hospital is totally under the global cyber crimes radar? That there’s not enough monetary value in your database to interest cyber thieves? You’re just wrong. Private Health Information (PHI) is coveted for identify theft and

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DKBInnovative Is One Of The 20 Most Promising IT Productivity Solutions Providers 2016 Named By CIOReview

The prestigious IT industry print magazine, CIOReview, recently listed DKBInnovative, a Dallas-based IT managed services company, in their top 20 Productivity Solutions Providers of 2016. Companies in the list have exhibited in-depth expertise in engineering best-in-class productivity tools.

 Dallas, TX (PRWeb), November 1, 2016—DKBInnovative, a Dallas-based IT managed services company,

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Dallas ISD Taps DKBInnovative, Local IT Management and Support Company, For Technology Trends Update

Dallas-based IT management and support company DKBInnovative was asked to present an update on technology trends and threats in a professional development seminar sponsored by the National Academy Foundation, specifically for members of the NAF Information Technology departments in the Dallas Independent School District.

Dallas, TX (PRWeb) October 18, 2016—DKBInnovative

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How to really stink at security — the 10 DON’Ts of IT security

Maintaining a secure IT network is paramount for any business — especially in a day and age of sophisticated viruses, rogueware, spyware and the many other threats that can compromise the heart of your company.

Unfortunately, many businesses and their employees are simply too busy and tied up with their

Posted on August 5, 2016
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Ransomware – How to prevent being a hostage to your system

As time passes and technology evolves, viruses and rogueware continue to advance and become more sophisticated. “Scareware” and “ransomware” are two terms that are coming up more and more in offices across the United States.

These are two forms of rogueware that have actually turned into an industry worth over

Posted on August 5, 2016
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Disaster recovery — Protection against data loss

Picture, for a moment, that your business is hit by a catastrophic incident. Maybe a fire has destroyed your office or your company’s network has been attacked full force by hackers, thus, decimating your system.

How would your business respond? Would it scramble to find the necessary help and resources

Posted on August 5, 2016
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From Me To You: Train Your Employees To Help You Fight Cyber Crime

At some point in your business growth and development you realized that you could no longer work alone and you started hiring. No matter the size of your staff now, because of technology advancements and the influx of now-necessary web-connected devices, those helpful employees could also be the next open

Posted on July 6, 2016
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From Me To You: If Your Business Depends On The Internet, Know This

How costly is it these days to have your internet go down? How impatient are we all when we see “No Service” showing on our smartphones? In today’s business, our consistent connection to the world has become a necessity—and it didn’t take the bad guys long to figure out how

Posted on July 6, 2016
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From Me To You About Ransomware: It’s Serious

Ransomware can happen to you. In the time it takes to open an attachment, all your company data can be seized, and then you have a choice to make. Do you pay the money to get your data back and if so, has it been copied and/or compromised? How much

Posted on May 26, 2016