The reliability of a computing web infrastructure can be measured by system uptime, which is the percentage of time that a website is online and fully operational. System uptime is important for ecommerce organizations, especially with the increasing number of businesses who rely on internet-generated revenue as their primary means of selling.
Considering high-profile data breaches in the past decade, data security has become a critically important issue within organizations which handle user data online. Particularly for healthcare professionals, protecting confidential and sensitive information is a significant compliance requirement. The mass media is flooded with news headlines and articles about the latest organization to be hit with a large-scale data breach: all-too-familiar stories about the theft of an abundance of personally identifiable information, the negligence of the officials guilty of inadequately securing that data, and the actions to be taken by the victims.
When designing and implementing IT systems, choosing where to store your business-critical healthcare data is an important decision. There are typically three storage design concepts used in enterprise-grade storage solutions: onsite storage, offsite storage, and hybrid storage. Each approach has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it’s essential to choose a design concept that applies to your requirements. Below, we will explain each approach and its pros and cons.
Regardless of application, any efforts to maintain HIPAA compliance are directed at the same core concern – safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information (ePHI). The technological setup will vary considerably based on the size and complexity of the organization.
Cybersecurity is a hot topic in the IT industry, as IT sector is one of the industries most frequently targeted by malware and ransomware hackers. IT businesses store and handle an abundance of sensitive and valuable data belonging to third parties, government, healthcare and legal entities to name a few, making them a prime target.
We are excited to announce that our USA-CENTRAL-1 (Dallas, TX) Public Cloud location now has support for IPv6. This comes on the heels of our previous announcement of IPv6 support in our USA-EAST-3 (Ashburn, VA) Public Cloud location. Additional locations will gain support for IPv6 in the coming months. 16 IPv6 addresses are offered at no charge with each new or existing Cloud Server.
Website speed optimization is the make-or-break of user experience. Data shows that user engagement decreases by a whopping 25% for every second increase in a site’s loading time. The digi-world is marked by the very construct that it’s so much easier to get things done online. The World Wide Web is a competing space where the race is on to minimize user input and maximize the time of engagement. A well-designed website becomes redundant when its speed performance is below par, leading to higher churn rates and consequently a lower ROI.
To comply with HIPAA, healthcare companies and their business associates must formulate a robust contingency plan in case of an event that disrupts operations. These plans have smaller component plans such as a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) and an Emergency Operations Mode Plan. This business continuity strategy requires healthcare organizations to be capable of recovering critical IT systems that handle Electronic Patient Health Information (ePHI) into a disaster recovery location while ensuring critical business functions continue in the event of a crisis.
Many organizations’ IT departments fight a constant battle to satisfy the increasing demand for allocating storage pools to computers, servers, virtual appliances, and file servers. For such organizations, IT professionals must fulfill ever-expanding requirements for disk storage to support IT infrastructures.
A viable, proven and tested business continuity plan is essential for any modern professional organization. Two key elements make up a good business continuity plan, they are: have a robust and reliable backup solution and have the ability to invoke a disaster recovery solution in the event that the worst happens to critical IT systems.