It’s Time to Re-Evaluate Your Data Center Services

Posted by Chris Isham on Dec 1, 2016 8:46:38 PM

If you have regulated, mission critical business applications and data secured and protected by a legacy solution, it’s time to re-evaluate your data center services.

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Topics: Managed Services

What You Need to Know About a HIPAA Compliant Data Center

Posted by Chris Isham on Nov 29, 2016 9:47:27 AM

You don’t want to be unknowingly exposed to a HIPAA compliance violation. That’s why it’s of paramount importance to properly vet a data center that says it’s compliant before entrusting your protected health information to one.

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Topics: HIPAA

5 Best Practices for Data Center Relocation

Posted by Chris Isham on Nov 23, 2016 12:38:16 AM

Business continuity drives a company’s ability to avoid downtime and outages during data center relocation. It can cost a company up to $2 million in lost revenue and expenses to recover from downtime.

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Topics: Compliant Hosting

Why You Need Data Center Hosting Services

Posted by Chris Isham on Nov 15, 2016 10:53:54 PM

Per DatacenterDynamics Magazine, the IDC predicted two years ago that the number of data centers around the world will hit around 8.6 million by 2017. This is because of an inherent shift in the role of IT departments today.

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Topics: Compliant Hosting

Know Your Risks With Data Center Compliance

Posted by Chris Isham on Nov 11, 2016 12:52:49 AM

When you have a good understanding of the risks inherent in hosting your own data center in-house, you’ll be in a better position to understand the risks you encounter by outsourcing to a data center provider.

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Topics: Compliant Hosting

How Choosing the Right Data Center Provider Will Benefit Your Organization

Posted by Chris Isham on Nov 9, 2016 12:42:32 AM

Being on the cutting edge of technology and implementing it into your in-house data center isn’t always practical in terms of resources needed and the cost associated with new equipment.

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Topics: Compliant Hosting

Check How Compliant Your HIPAA Compliant Data Center Really Is

Posted by Chris Isham on Nov 3, 2016 5:51:26 PM

Whether you currently have a compliant data hosting solution or are considering migrating to one, you should ask and answer the following questions before choosing a vendor.

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Topics: Compliant Hosting

Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Colocation Providers Instead of In-House Data Center

Posted by Chris Isham on Nov 1, 2016 12:53:35 AM

If you’re considering colocation providers to house your IT equipment rather than attempting to build and manage your own data center, one thing that may make it easier to sell to upper level management is this:

For budgeting purposes, it might be easier to justify an operational expenditure line item for a colocation facility than to continually ask year after year for capital expenditures to build, own, and manage your own data center.

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Topics: Colocation

Our GRC’s Opinion on Data Integrity at the Data Center for the Life Sciences Industry

Posted by Stephen Ferrell on Oct 26, 2016 4:10:44 PM

In past eighteen months much has been written, said and opinioned about ‘Data Integrity’ for the regulated Life Sciences industry.  It’s not entirely surprising though, for far too long validations were passed without incident and in many cases without questioning the robustness of system data inputs and outputs. No longer is the ALCOA (Attributable Legible Contemporaneous Original Accurate) principal being widely and wisely applied to regulated applications.

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Topics: Data Integrity, Life Sciences, GRC

What to Ask a Colocation Managed Services Provider

Posted by Chris Isham on Oct 25, 2016 9:08:21 PM

If you’re been researching colocation managed services, you probably have a good idea of the many benefits you’ll receive with this solution. What’s a little trickier to figure out is how to select the best solution from the various offerings in data centers today. 

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Topics: Colocation