secure online backup

Secure Online Backup and Recovery Ensures Business Continuity

Each year, businesses and governments lose billions of dollars due to data loss. Sadly, these organizations could have prevented their losses if only they’d had a secure online backup and recovery plan, which ensures business continuity in the aftermath of a disaster. Unrecoverable data loss impacts customers and employees and can mean serious repercussions for…

HIPAA BAA

HIPAA BAAs and HIPAA Cloud Hosting

All HIPAA/HITECH-regulated organizations in the process of selecting a HIPAA-compliant cloud hosting provider should expect their chosen vendor to sign a HIPAA/HITECH Business Associate Agreement (BAA).* But here’s the rub. It’s easy to find a cloud hosting provider who says, “Yeah, we’ll sign a BAA.” However, it’s quite another to find a provider who is…

HIPAA rules

September 23: HIPAA Rules Kick in, Impacting Your Backup and Disaster Recovery Planning

By Jay Atkinson AIS Network CEO If you’re a company in the health care industry, you have just 47 days to get your act together on planning for IT disaster recovery. That’s right. Beginning Sept. 23, the HIPAA/HITECH rules governing protected health information (PHI) secure data backup and recovery will be enforced, and some businesses…

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IT Disaster Recovery Plan Should Top Hurricane Prep List

By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President If your servers are knocked out, how much unplanned downtime can your business sustain? Think about it. Data loss can cripple a business. Downtime results in: lost competitive advantage lost revenue and productivity long-term erosion of customer retention strained relations with strategic partners damage to corporate reputation As…

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012: Navigating the New Licensing Structure

By Bill Peters AIS Network Director of Sales Windows Server 2012, which was released last fall, is the latest among Microsoft’s Windows Server product offerings, and it delivers a dramatically simplified licensing experience. What went away? Away went the Enterprise edition, which was retired. Windows Server 2012 Standard edition includes all the premium features previously…