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About Alan Basinger

With over 30 years of major global IT experience Alan started his Career in Security when security was a bad word in the 90s, then received a CCIE #7145 in 2001 as an expert in routing and switching, was on an engineering team at ATT responsible for 100 million dollar + VoIP and Video projects, and left to be CTO and co founder of a national MSP. He has since built a multi million dollar Ecommerce company, owned and brought technology to a global logistics company, and built and ran a large packaging and manufacturing facility in Houston. Now Alan enjoys the quite life running his eCommerce company, and Foris IT MSP in the Hill Country in Texas with a focus on security for Dental and Medical Practices.

3 Reasons Why Paying for IT by the hour is bad for your company

For most of my 30 year career in the IT space I have seen the argument for and against outsourcing IT help. I have been in both places either as a hired gun, or dedicated employee and can see the arguments from both side. Even the MSP space is getting crowded as more of

By |2021-02-03T12:29:51-06:00February 3rd, 2021|Technology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why you need an IT budget if your in business (and why it will save your sanity)

Foris LLC is a small business just like many of our customers. We probably do our accounting the same way (cash basis) and use the same marketing strategies to gain new customers. But one thing we do differently that saves us a lot of lost sleep is budget. Now I was not always this good

By |2020-12-22T10:15:36-06:00December 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Understanding the Best IT Solution for you

FORIS was founded for one very important reason: To provide our partners with an all-inclusive 24-7 proactive IT management solution. Our primary focus is providing secure, productive, HIPAA compliant, dental, orthodontic, periodontic, and endodontic offices. Our engineers have years of experience managing multiple dental EMR and x-ray software. We welcome and look forward to answering

By |2021-02-24T14:04:16-06:00October 23rd, 2020|Featured, Technology|0 Comments

Identify Spam & Phishing attempts – Don’t fall for the bait!

What is the difference between spam and phishing? The difference between spam and phishing is that, while they both may be inbox-clogging nuisances, only one (phishing) is actively aiming to steal login credentials and other sensitive data. Spam is a tactic for hawking goods and services by sending unsolicited emails to bulk lists. While annoying, spamming is

By |2020-10-23T13:55:58-05:00September 6th, 2020|Featured, Technology|0 Comments

Teamviewer Password Vulnerability

A high-risk vulnerability (CVE-2020-13699) in TeamViewer for Windows could be exploited by remote attackers to crack users’ password and, consequently, lead to further system exploitation. About TeamViewer TeamViewer is an application developed by German company TeamViewer GmbH and is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS, Android, Windows RT Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry operating systems.

By |2020-09-03T15:01:02-05:00August 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ransomware attacks target dentists

Two recent incidents serve as reminders that ransomware and phishing attacks can affect dentists. Hundreds of dental practices were impacted Aug. 26 by a ransomware attack against DDS Safe, a data backup system provided by a subsidiary of the Wisconsin Dental Association, and PerCSoft, a technology provider in the dental industry. In a message to

By |2020-10-23T13:55:04-05:00September 30th, 2019|Technology|0 Comments

Do you really get what you pay for in IT?

The old adage "You get what you pay for..." used to mean pay extra and get a better product or service. But today in IT it is different. Some IT sales rep tells you how great their company is and how different they are and sell you a set of services, you know them

By |2020-09-09T07:49:09-05:00January 19th, 2016|Creative, Design|0 Comments

Data Protection and Cyber Security

Data protection and cybersecurity are merging to become cyber protection Although cybersecurity and data protection have traditionally been treated as separate disciplines, IDC believes they are quickly merging into complementary, linked capabilities. The result is a new IT discipline of cyber protection within IT operations. Cyber protection tools may be separate or integrated with

By |2020-09-09T07:49:15-05:00January 19th, 2016|Creative|0 Comments
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