The 2016 Pressroom

News and Events Moving Us Forward

Washington, D.C. Based Graphic Arts Industry Joint Pension Trust Selects LaSalle Consulting Partners

By admin  /  July 18, 2016

The Washington, D.C. based Graphic Arts Industry Joint Pension Trust has selected LaSalle Consulting Partners to assist in selecting an optimal solution to replace their current benefit calculation/remittance system. The decision to utilize LaSalle Consulting Partners came after a detailed review of potential solution providers by the Fund Trustees, administrator, and attorneys.

The project scope will include: current system assessment, development of system requirements and an RFP, and recommendations for vendor selection.
The Graphic Arts Industry Joint Pension Trust was established July 1, 1976 and covers approximately 11,000 active and retired participants bridging 16 GCC/IBT and IBT local unions and 60 employers.

LaSalle Consulting Partners accepted into Power BI Red Carpet Partner Program

By admin  /  July 17, 2016

LaSalle Consulting Partners has been accepted into Microsoft’s invitation-only Power BI Red Carpet Partner Program. As a member of the Red Carpet Program, LaSalle Consulting Partners staff will have access to instructor-led technical training. LaSalle Consulting Partners will also receive exclusive announcements related to Power BI prior to release to the general public.

Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools that allows organizations to easily analyze data and share insights in an innovative, interactive and visual manner. Web-based dashboards can be customized to display as much – or as little – information as you need depending on the amount of data and type of analyses being conducted. Interactive reports can be developed using Power BI to provide users with tools to transform, analyze, and visualize that data.

Thanks to our acceptance into the Red Carpet Partner Program, LaSalle Consulting Partners is well prepared to assist in determining how you can best harness the unique capabilities offered by Power BI.

Chicago Pipefitters Local 597 Selects LaSalle Consulting Partners

By admin  /  July 8, 2016

Chicago Pipefitters Local 597 Union, along with their related benefit funds, and Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (“JATC”), has selected LCP to provide network support and strategic technology planning services. The organizations are headquartered in Chicago with five satellite offices throughout Illinois and Indiana including a state-of-the-art training facility in Mokena, IL.

Sprinkler Fitters Local 281 Union and Benefit Funds Retains LaSalle Consulting Partners

By admin  /  June 21, 2016

The Sprinkler Fitters Local 281 Union, along with their related Welfare Fund, and Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (“JATC”), has selected LCP to provide network support and strategic technology planning services. The local union has over 1,000 members that install, repair, and maintain all types of fire extinguishing systems. Part of their initial strategic technology initiative will be to migrate their email system to Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud-hosted solution.

Experiencing Microsoft’s HoloLens

By admin  /  June 14, 2016

LaSalle Consulting Partners staff consultant experiencing Microsoft’s HoloLens during a recent Chicago Windows User’s Group meeting. This new piece of technology blends the world we live in with interactive holograms to form a mixed reality.

TechKnow Security Alert (April 22, 2016) – QuickTime

By admin  /  May 1, 2016

We want to make you aware of a potential security issue that may affect the security of your personal computers and your business network environment. This issue warrants your immediate attention.

SUMMARY

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning urging Windows users to uninstall QuickTime from their computers.

SECURITY ISSUES

A once popular multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc., capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, and sound will no longer be supported on Windows PCs. Apple will therefore no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows, leaving this software vulnerable to exploitation. There are currently at least two know vulnerabilities in QuickTime for Windows. Patches will not be released by Apple as the product is now no longer supported. Exploitation of QuickTime for Windows vulnerabilities could allow remote attackers to take control of affected systems.

RECOMMENDED ACTIONS

If you are currently utilizing our proactive remote monitoring service:
We will scan those computers covered by the service and notify you if QuickTime is installed on any of the devices so that corrective action can be taken.

If you are not currently utilizing our proactive remote monitoring service:
We recommend that you examine each windows-based computer and remove QuickTime if it is currently installed.

Please contact us if we can be of assistance.

Skype For Business Preview

By admin  /  February 26, 2016

As a Microsoft business partner we often get the opportunity to preview and evaluate products prior to their release to the public. LCP was recently selected to participate in a preview of upcoming versions of Microsoft’s Skype for Business. LCP Consultant Scott Baumbich will be reviewing these versions and will be actively participating in discussions and feedback opportunities with Microsoft. While we cannot divulge details regarding the products we are previewing due to non-disclosure requirements, we will use the information to help our clients best plan for the future.

HIPAA Risk Assessment Service

By admin  /  January 15, 2016

LaSalle Consulting Partners has developed a HIPAA Risk Assessment process that includes:

• HIPAA Security Rule Compliance Review
• HIPAA Security Training
• 18 Policies and Procedures templates that Address Administrative, Physical and Technical Safeguards
• Optional $100,000 Financial Protection from HIPAA Breach and Violation Expenses

Please contact one of our consultants for additional information.

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