DH Tech Named to Prestigious Inc. 5000 List

August 15, 2018 – LEESBURG, VA. DH Tech is proud to announce that Inc. Media has named them to the prestigious 2018 Inc. 5000 list. The 2018 Inc. 5000 list comprises an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and this represents the first year that DH Tech has been part of this elite group of the fastest growing companies in America.

DH Tech landed at position 4698 for its three-year revenue growth of 749%. Editor in Chief and President of Inc. Media, James Ledbetter said in regards to these years Inc. 5000 list:

“Each year for 38 years, Inc. has recognized the fastest-growing private companies in America, and this year’s set of winners places the bar very high indeed. Companies that made the list, on average, have grown sixfold since 2014. During a stretch when the economy grew around 11 percent that’s a result, most businesses can only dream of.”

“Joining the Inc. 5000 list and being amongst other elite businesses validates that what we are doing at DH Tech is working. Our solution portfolio has grown substantially, but our focus remains to the technologies that are latest and greatest. We continue to invest in training our employees on these new technologies to stay ahead. This is a great achievement and one I know we will continue to build upon!”
-Devin Henderson, CEO, DH Tech


DH Tech, Emerging Technology Provider, is a trusted and emerging technology provider that empowers government agencies, labs, and commercial businesses with the right choices, solutions and enterprise technology services. From initial concept and design to implementation, sustainment, and services, industry experts and peers continue to recognize DH Tech’s unique perspective and approach to architecting genuinely holistic solutions for our customers, with the goal of exceeding expectations always, doing whatever it takes. DH Tech can be found online at www.dhtech.com

Contact
Blair Pettrey, Director of Marketing
blair@dhtech.com 703.592.6309

DH Technologies Gains Certification As A “Trusted Technology Provider” From The Open Group

DH Technologies, the premier enterprise technology provider, has announced that they have become certified as part of The Open Trusted Technology Provider™ Standard (O-TTPS) – ISO/IEC 20243:2015 through The Open Group O-TTPS Certification Program.

The O-TTPS is an open standard containing a set of organizational guidelines, requirements, and recommendations for integrators, providers, and component suppliers to enhance the security of the global supply chain and the integrity of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) information and communication technology (ICT). This standard when adequately adhered helps assure against maliciously tainted and counterfeit products throughout the COTS ICT product life cycle encompassing the following phases: design, sourcing, build, fulfillment, distribution, sustainment, and disposal.

“The Open Trusted Technology Provider Standard (O-TTPS) was developed in response to a changing landscape and the increased sophistication of cybersecurity attacks worldwide. It consists of guidelines, requirements, and testing to align with best practices for global supply chain security. This standard also ensures the integrity of commercial-off-the-shelf information and communication technology”, says Andrew Josey, VP Standards and Certification, The Open Group.

The ISO 20243:2015 specifies the procedures to be utilized by an assessor when conducting a conformity assessment of the mandatory requirements in the Open Trusted Technology Provider Standard (O-TTPS).

ISO Standard regulations can be viewed in full at https://www.iso.org/standard/74400.html

When asked why obtaining the coveted certification was a must for DH Technologies, CEO Devin Henderson stated, “Data breaches and security are becoming so critical to customers that anyone who doesn’t take supply chain seriously should avoid at all costs. This certification shows our level of commitment to quality standards, security of our customer products, and ensures our customers best interest is top of mind.”

About The Open Group

The Open Group is a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through technology standards. Our diverse membership of more than 600 organizations includes customers, systems and solutions suppliers, tool vendors, integrators, academics, and consultants across multiple industries. Further information on The Open Group can be found at http://www.opengroup.org.

About DH Technologies

DH Technologies is a progressive, innovative emerging technology enabler with proven, compelling solutions. From initial conception to design, implementation, and sustainment industry experts and peers alike have recognized DH Tech’s unique perspective and approach to achieving the singular goal of exceeding customer expectations. DH Technologies can be found at http://www.dhtech.com.

Strategic Rowdiness: A business mantra that allows for creativity and growth (The 2018 Update)

It took me a while to coin a phrase that we use internally at DH Tech. I like this term because it describes our company well. We try to think big picture and always look to the future. This allows us to focus on emerging technologies and evangelize the ones we believe in. We are often called the loudest group in a crowd. I don’t mind being with the loud group; in fact, I encourage it. It’s ok to stand out! I think in this day and age the outcasts are the ones who become the most popular and successful.

What does it mean to be strategically rowdy?

You have to think about things differently. You have to look at things in their most basic form and try to get a better understanding. Question why it is the way it is. I was taught to not blindly follow rules but to get a better understanding of the purpose of the rule. Unfortunately, we all get hung up on hearsay and bad information, and it creates a bias that is difficult to overcome. You most certainly CAN NOT do business as usual.

Being strategically rowdy means you have to anticipate the future! Think critically! Rebuke biases and current beliefs; both your own and your customers. Interpret the information at your disposal and look for opposing views. Get someone to challenge your way of thinking so you can see different perspectives. Educate yourself so you can be prepared. Then go back and educate yourself again and again! All of these things combined are an unorthodox way of thinking. It’s ok to be different. Finally, you have to take a stance! This is where the rowdiness comes in. You can’t stand short in a tall crowd. You can’t be silent in a group of people. You can’t watch as the pitch goes sailing past you. Be noticed! Be passionate! Be a disruptor! Get the word out! Be rowdy! Just don’t be rude!

We carefully orchestrated moves in the first couple years of business as DH Tech, starting with the right technologies. We then focused on ensuring we have the right government contract vehicles for our customers. We keep looking toward the future. Maybe you can challenge our way of thinking or educate us on the next great thing. Either way, we are proud of being rowdy and encouraging creativity. All these attributes have contributed to our growth and success.

Why be strategically rowdy?

Thinking like this has earned us multiple accolades such as CRN’s #1 spot on Fast Growth 150, CRN’s 2018, 2017, and 2016 Solution Provider 500, NVIDIA’s 2017 Federal Partner of the Year and Washington Business Journal’s 2016 Top Small Technology Companies list. In 2018 as our list continues to grow, so do the many great things yet to come. We are hiring! If this sounds like something you want to be a part of apply for a position. You can be part of our creativity! Contact Us

DH Tech Named to CRN’s 2018 Solution Provider 500 List

Leesburg, Virginia June 5, 2018 – DH Tech, the premier emerging technology provider, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named DH Tech to its 2018 Solution Provider 500 list. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue.

The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s predominant channel partner award list, serving as the industry standard for recognition of the most successful solution provider companies in the channel since 1995. The complete list will be published on CRN.com, making it readily available to vendors seeking out top solution providers to partner with.

CRN has also released its 2018 Solution Provider 500: Newcomers list, recognizing 26 companies making their debut in the Solution Provider 500 ranking this year.

 “As an emerging technology provider, DH Tech is continuing to build our solution-focused business. With more of our customers migrating to cloud services and solutions, we anticipate a strong growth in this segment of our business in addition to our growing artificial intelligence focus.  We are continuing to invest in training and certifications for all our engineers to maintain the highest quality of service for our customers.  It’s great to be acknowledged for our team’s continued hard work and effort.”
-Devin Henderson, CEO, DH Tech

 

“CRN’s Solution Provider 500 list spotlights the North American IT channel partner organizations that have earned the highest revenue over the past year, providing a valuable resource to vendors looking for top solution providers to partner with,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “The companies on this year’s list represent an incredible, combined revenue of $320 billion, a sum that attests to their success in staying ahead of rapidly changing market demands. We extend our sincerest congratulations to each of these top-performing solution providers and look forward to their future pursuits and successes.”

The complete 2018 Solution Provider 500 list will be available online at www.crn.com/sp500 and a sample from the list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine. 


About DH Tech

DH Tech is a progressive, emerging technology provider and enabler with proven, compelling solutions. From initial conception to design, implementation, and sustainment industry experts and peers alike have recognized DH Technologies’ unique perspective and approach to achieving the singular goal of exceeding customer expectations. www.dhtech.com

Blair Pettrey

DH Tech

(540) 256-9372

blair@dhtech.com

About the Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com 

Kim Sparks

The Channel Company

(508) 416-1193

ksparks@thechannelco.com

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“Follow your dream, unless you suck at it.” (And 3 Other Announcements from #NEXTConf)

This past week, many of the DH Tech team have been living it up in New Orleans. Not for Mardi Gras, but for the annual Nutanix conference: #NEXTConf. From new services (Flow, Era & Beam) to earning the Nutanix Certified Sales xPert certification – the 2018 Nutanix NEXT conference paved a path for DH Tech to continue to offer premier solutions and offerings to our customers. Here are 3 things we learned and are excited to share more about them with you:

Continue reading ““Follow your dream, unless you suck at it.” (And 3 Other Announcements from #NEXTConf)”

DH Technologies Receives Americas 2017 NVIDIA Partner Network Federal Partner of the Year Award

SAN JOSE, Calif.—GPU Technology Conference—March 30, 2018—DH Technologies today announced that it has been recognized with the Americas 2017 NVIDIA Partner Network (NPN) Federal Partner of the Year Award at the 2018 NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC).

The NVIDIA Partner Network honored DH Technologies for its performance and growth in the Federal market over the past year in North America. By partnering with several NVIDIA alliance partners, DH Technologies has created demand, marketing activities, and solutions to drive adoption of GPU-accelerated NVIDIA DGX systems and virtual GPU solutions.

“I’m excited to be part of the change bringing GPU-acceleration and machine learning to our customers,” said Devin Henderson, CEO of DH Technologies. “Our team has focused on NVIDIA this year and I think that is really paying off. It’s absolutely amazing the things our customers are doing with GPUs. We are working hard to get customers involved in our AI Workshops to see the value and unparalleled processing power GPUs bring to their projects. We are honored to be awarded NVIDIA Federal Partner of the Year.”

“GPU-accelerated environments are increasingly common for early adopters of AI in government and defense agencies,” said Craig Weinstein, vice president, Americas Partner Organization, NVIDIA. “Aside from hosting AI enterprise workshops for civilian and DoD customers, DH Technologies has collaborated with MapD and SFL Scientific to drive DGX systems for Naval agency programs, and with Nutanix to include Quadro virtual data center workstation and GRID vPC in a USAF VDI pilot.”


About DH Technologies

DH Technologies is a progressive, innovative technology enabler with proven, compelling solutions. From initial conception to design, implementation, and sustainment industry experts and peers alike have recognized DH Technologies’ unique perspective and approach to achieving the singular goal of exceeding customer expectations.


For further information, contact:
Blair Pettrey
Director of Marketing & Communications
703-592-6309
blair@dhtech.com


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Hyperconvergence Trends in 2018

The just-finished year was a big one for the hyperconvergence industry. In 2017, hyperconvergence gained a much greater foothold not only in data centers, but also in awareness by the IT industry in general. And even though some businesses are very slow to adopt changes to infrastructure, at least those admins, managers and executives know that hyperconvergence is the coming thing, and they’re exploring its possibilities.

As 2017 slowly recedes in the rearview mirror, it’s a good time to take a look at what we can expect in the coming year on the hyperconvergence front. In short, it’s looking like an exciting year with a lot of forward momentum. Here’s what you can look forward to.

Fast Adoption

Perhaps the biggest trend this year will be the rapid adoption of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) implementations. There’s plenty of data to back that up.

For instance, a report from Network World states that HCI is the “largest segment of software-defined storage.” Software-defined storage (SDS) is the type of fast storage used in HCI. SDS, the article says, “… boasts a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.6% and revenues that are forecast to hit $7.15 billion in 2021, according to research firm IDC.”

Eric Burgener, research director for storage at IDC, was quoted as saying that “HCI is the fastest growing market of all the multi-billion-dollar storage segments.”

Spiceworks’ 2018 “State of IT” report finds similar good news, with a near doubling of companies stating that they’ll be using hyperconvergence within the next year. Currently, according to Spiceworks’ data, 23% of companies currently use hyperconvergence, while a near-identical amount — 22% — plan on moving to HCI by year’s end. That is very significant.

State Government Usage

One group warming quickly to the benefits of HCI is state government. According to a story on the StateTech website, HCI is poised to be very disruptive. “Hyperconvergence combines computer, storage, network and virtualization onto a single platform from a single vendor, which cuts back on the complexities of a multivendor environment, offering local governments less expensive, easier to manage and more scalable IT infrastructures,” the story states.

It’s already happening, in fact, and is already “transforming local governments on a smaller scale.”  Alan Shark, executive director and CEO of the Public Technology Institute, understands why: “Now, suddenly, your mainframe can sit there in a fraction of the space and perform faster, better, with mirror backups built in,” he says. “This will be a game changer because, ultimately, it requires less energy, less hardware, takes up less space and is far more efficient.”

Healthcare Uptake

The healthcare industry is another field that’s discovering the joys of HCI and causing its popularity to bloom. The website HIT Infrastructure reports that admins understand that HCI will “consolidate IT systems,” ultimately leading to dramatic cost savings.

“Hyper-convergence makes it easier for IT administrators to manage their key resources using virtual machines. HCI is also scalable and uses less physical resources to cut back on costs,” the story says, adding that “The more solutions organizations add to their health IT infrastructure, the more entities will be looking to downsize physical hardware without compromising functionality.”

Moving to the Edge

Edge computing is getting a lot of attention and is poised to break through in 2018. In Edge computing, the compute and storage devices are placed closer to the endpoints, to reduce the latency inherent in cloud environments. An example might be a self-driving car, which can’t wait for data to be uploaded and downloaded to the cloud to make the nearly instantaneous decisions necessary. Thus, an edge device might be located in a busy city intersection, doing the real-time work there instead of in the cloud.

Hyperconvergence makers are starting to develop systems for these kinds of scenarios, offering the advantages of integrated hardware, software and management matched to the needs of the emerging Edge computing field.


This post originally appeared on http://www.hyperconverged.org written by James Green, vExpert

Announcing the Release of MapD 3.5

DH Technologies is proud to share that MapD, a partner we work closely with, has just recently released version 3.5

“We’re pleased to announce the public availability of MapD version 3.5.

While the primary work in this release focused on stability and bug fixes, we also have some key new features in both MapD Core and MapD Immerse that we are excited to make available to our users.”

Learn more about the new publically available release here.

Accelerated Workstation: Run Deep Learning Workloads at Your Desk

“Accelerated computing is a fast-growing market segment in the worldwide server market.

It is growing far quicker than the overall single-digit growth forecast for the server market out to 2021, according to IDC. IDC is forecasting the worldwide accelerated computing infrastructure revenue will grow from $2.5 billion in 2016 to $6.8 billion in 2021, a CAGR of 21.9%.

The on-premises portion of this market is forecast to grow from $1.6 billion in 2016 to $3.4 billion in 2021, at a CAGR of 16.3%. IDC expects an increasing portion of this market to be served by new form factors, including desktops and workstations.”

 

Read the full IDC report here: http://dht.ec/2oe1mdr

Phishing Attack Potentially Impacts 80,000 Patients of Washington University School of Medicine

A phishing attack on the Washington University School of Medicine has resulted in a number of staff members’ email accounts being compromised.

Washington University School of Medicine learned of the phishing attack on January 24, 2017, more than seven weeks after the attack occurred. An investigation into the incident revealed the attack occurred on December 2, 2016.

Phishing emails use a variety of social engineering techniques to fool end users into revealing sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, or bank details. In this case, the phishing emails were used to obtain login credentials to staff members’ email accounts. A huge 97 percent of consumers could not correctly identify phishing scam emails which highlights the importance of the issue.

Email accounts contain a treasure trove of information. An investigation revealed the compromised accounts contained the protected health information of 80,270 patients. Data in the accounts included patients’ names, dates of birth, medical record numbers, clinical information, medical diagnoses, and treatment information. Some patients’ Social Security numbers were also exposed as a result of the attack.

The investigation did not uncover any evidence to suggest any of the information in the accounts had been misused, although due to the length of time that the attackers potentially had access to the accounts, it is possible that information was accessed and stolen.

Washington University School of Medicine started notifying affected individuals of the exposure of their PHI on March 24 and the incident has been reported to law enforcement which is conducting an investigation.

To prevent future incidents of this nature from occurring, Washington University School of Medicine will be reeducating staff members of existing protocols regarding phishing emails. Logon authentication processes and business practices will also be strengthened. These anti phishing solutions are in place to prevent another attack.

Preventing staff from responding to phishing emails is a major challenge. Cybersecurity training can be provided to employees, but as this incident shows, training is not always effective.

Organizations can greatly improve their resilience to phishing attacks by conducting dummy phishing attacks. Dummy phishing exercises highlight areas of weakness and allow healthcare organizations to identify which members of staff require further training. Research conducted by PhishMe shows that with practice, employees’ phishing identification skills can be significantly improved.

Preventing phishing scams is a challenge faced by most IT professionals working in cybercrime prevention. If you are considering a career involving combatting cyber threats, check out this blog post from the University of Alabama Birmingham to learn about recommended qualifications and much more.


Author: HIPAA Journal HIPAA Journal provides the most comprehensive coverage of HIPAA news anywhere online, in addition to independent advice about HIPAA compliance and the best practices to adopt to avoid data breaches, HIPAA violations and regulatory fines.