Data Backup & Recovery Blog

Data Protection When a Business Merges or Closes

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on November 19, 2015

When it comes to data protection, use and sharing, there are lots of legislations that are in place and some of them include: The Data Protection Act, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the HIPPA, as well as other legislation. However, it is surprising to know that little or nothing is said about the fate of Digital Assets when a business is closed or purchased/merged with another. In these situations, it is important to use your common sense and make sure your actions do not compromise the safety and security of any sensitive data your company may have.

Therefore, what is the best place to start?

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Topics: data backup, data protection, HIPPA, digital assets, Sensitive Information, Data Storage, cloud backup

Similarities and Differences in Source and Target De-Duplication

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on November 12, 2015

Wikipedia defines de-duplication as "a specialized data compression technique for eliminating duplicate copies of repeating data". In other words, de-duplication checks data backup transmissions and eliminates redundancies. 

If you want to gain effectiveness in data storage for your business, it is necessary to focus your attention on a de-duplication technology that is suitable for your specific needs.

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Topics: data backup, cloud storage, Data Storage, cloud backup

HIPAA Privacy Rule for the Safety of Sensitive Personal Health Information

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on November 3, 2015

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act  (HIPAA) sets rules and regulations to protect important data of patients. Whenever a company receives Personal Health Information (PHI), it gives surety that network, process and physical safety measures are followed appropriately to protect the data. Privacy Rule HIPAA is mentioned at CFR 45 Part 160 as well as Part 164. This rule specifies that medical record of patients and their personal health information must be protected by proper health plans and health care providers. This rules demands that suitable safety measures must be created by companies to safeguard the health information of individuals. In case it is required to disclose the health information, it must be carried out by patients’ approval. Patients also have the right to demand a copy of their health records or ask for some corrections in given records. 

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Topics: data breach, cloud storage, Data Recovery, HIPAA, Data Storage, Store Data

Tiering: Cost Effective Way for Data Storage

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on October 29, 2015

Companies often have various kinds of data they need to store. Some of this data needs to be accessed each and every day to carry on routine tasks; in some cases, data is not accessed for years. Additionally, data differs in its importance, some may be sensitive and needed for legal reasons or other data may just need to be retained for historical purposes. Because of these variations, many businesses segment their data and develop separate storage parameters for each set. According to the kind of data, the company can set these parameters based on performance, level of protection and the frequency of data use.

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Topics: Storage Cost, Tiering, Data Storage, Store Data, Tiered Storage

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