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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

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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.
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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.

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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…

ISP data retention plan hits Capitol Hill snag

Controversial legislation to require Internet providers to store logs about their customers for 18 months has run into an unexpected obstacle: a former supporter.

“This bill needs a lot of fixing up,” Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner, a Wisconsin Republican and previous chairman of the House Judiciary committee, said at a hearing today. “It’s not ready for prime time.”

The bill in question is H.R. 1981, which says Internet providers must store for “at least 18 months the temporarily assigned network addresses the service assigns to each account,” unless it’s a wireless provider like AT&T, T-Mobile, or Verizon. Read more…

Digital Agenda: Commission consults on practical rules for notifying personal data breaches

Brussels – The views of telecoms operators, Internet service providers, Member States, national data protection authorities consumer organisations and other interested parties are being sought by the European Commission on whether additional practical rules are needed to make sure that personal data breaches are notified in a consistent way across the EU. The revised ePrivacy Directive (2009/136/EC), which entered into force on 25 May 2011 as part of a package of new EU telecoms rules, requires operators and Internet service providers to inform, without undue delay, national authorities and their customers about breaches of personal data that they hold (see IP/11/622 and MEMO/11/320). The Commission wants to gather input based on existing practice and initial experience with the new telecoms rules and may then propose additional practical rules to make clear when breaches should be reported, the procedures for doing so, and the formats that should be used. Contributions to the consultation are welcome until 9th September 2011. Read more…

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