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Data breach issues can’t be solved by IT departments alone

September 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Dave Jevans, chairman of IronKey and the Anti Phishing Working Group, looks at why locking down internal systems is not enough to combat sophisticated cyber criminals.

Although the threat from cyber criminals has existed for decades, the sheer volume of successful attacks on high profile brands during the last six months has highlighted an urgent need to protect against data breaches.

Having read a recent Gartner blog which stated that many of the of the IT security improvements they’ve seen over the past five years are fast becoming obsolete in the face of more sophisticated cyber attacks, turning the tables on the bad guys won’t be easy. Read more…

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Free Webinar: Tips for Making Office Managers’ Job Easier

September 13, 2011 Leave a comment

We are happy to invite you to our next Free Webinar on September 15

Join our next free webinar on Thursday and learn how to make the best decisions for managing your company’s information. Get answers to the following questions:

1. Should I scan or should I store my files? 
2. Where should I store, on-site or off-site? 
3. How to prevent data loss? 

This webinar will last 15 min and will be hosted by Steven Goodacre from Datasafe Storage Ltd.
Title: Tips for making Office Managers’ job easier
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2011
Time: 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM BST

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/465997726

Disaster recovery and data protection

September 9, 2011 1 comment

An effective backup strategy takes equal account of both perspectives.

Companies generally pursue two different directions when it comes to strategies concerning the backup and recovery of their data. While disaster recovery strategies, on the one hand, are directed towards protecting the whole system, by contrast the area of data protection addresses individual data. An effective strategy takes equal account of both perspectives.

Small and medium-sized companies can gain more flexibility through integrated solutions, which unite disaster recovery and data protection.
Read more…

SMEs, the Cloud and the Difference Between Disaster and Disaster Recovery

by By Pete Lamson, E-Commerce Times

The cloud is increasing the effectiveness of small businesses. For example, companies are calling on efficient Web-based services and applications to manage such critical tasks as accounting, customer relationship management, document creation and communication. In addition, cloud storage can simplify a company’s data-protection process in a number of ways.

Many small-business owners may not realize that the cloud plays a big role in their business operations, and its importance is growing every day. I’m often asked, “What exactly is the cloud, and why does my company need it?” Simply put, the cloud hosts resources and applications that are accessed through the Internet, and it now offers small businesses access to powerful capabilities that once were only within reach of larger corporations.

Is anybody listening to records managers? ANZ reader survey.

Are you worried that the message about information and records management is not getting through to your colleagues? Do you spend your time devising strategies to encourage use of the corporate EDRMS but find its falling on deaf ears? Is email management or the lack of it causing sleepless nights? If you answered yes to any of the above, then relax, you’re not alone. An IDM survey of Australian and New Zealand records and information managers has found some common concerns at the top of everybody’s list.

While there are many difficult technical challenges to be overcome in implementing an electronic document and records management system (EDRMS), the survey found Australian and New Zealand organisations finds the major perceived challenge comes from end users resistant to change.

Submissions were received from a wide range of over 250 public and private sector organisations, with many at differing stages of the path to digital records management.

Read more…

Employees are ‘comfortable’ with data theft

Employees are much more willing to steal the information stored in records management systems than organizations may have thought.

New research by Harris Interactive of 3,400 employees in the US, UK and Australia found that a significant proportion of them would be happy to do something with their employer’s or client’s private data.

A staggering  staggering 48 per cent of Brit,  would feel comfortable using private or sensitive information, compared to just under a quarter of Americans , and a 29 per cent of Australians. Read more…

Managing Records Means Managing Assets, Risks and Cost

Data is an asset — and a risk, which is why companies are starting to pay more attention.

Employees are producing records at a record pace in the form of emails, instant message chats, spreadsheets, documents and reports. Those records are posing a challenge for companies as they run out of disk storage and are forced to decide what to save, what to toss, where to store and how to create a formal policy that manages records while meeting compliance standards.

To do that, record management is becoming a group effort among the legal, compliance, IT and records management offices. Read more…

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