Accessing & Protecting Clinical Research Documents

With all the data breaches and accidental employee leaks, it’s difficult to find a truly secure and HIPAA compliant place to store and share sensitive medical data, especially when it comes to clinical research and trials.

Maintaining the privacy of documents and information collected and maintained during a clinical trial is very important to the success of the trial. On the patient side, they are giving up personal information including their schedules and habits as well as complete medical histories. This is a barrage of information to entrust to those in an industry that often gets ranked one of the highest when it comes to data breaches.

According to the IBM-sponsored 2016 Cost of Data Breach Study: United States, healthcare (and financial services) have the most expensive breaches because of compliance fines and a “higher than average rate of lost business and customers.” Continue reading “Accessing & Protecting Clinical Research Documents”

Tips for Sending Confidential Information

The Internet is not a safe place. If you have stumbled upon this article, you probably realize that trusting cyberspace with your confidential information isn’t always a wise decision. Yet, life doesn’t stop just because of risk. So, here are some basic tips for sending confidential information. Continue reading “Tips for Sending Confidential Information”

Smart Legal Document Storage for Matter Centricity

Matter centricity is crucial for the modern law firm. Having access to all of the documents, files and materials pertaining to a case in one location is crucial from a productivity and organizational perspective. That’s why a smart legal document storage system that connects or replaces multiple data repositories is crucial for any firm looking for legal matter management.

In fact, matter centricity has been an issue ever since the first case file left cabinets and their folders. Technology is the primary cause of problems when it comes to matter centricity. Email attachments, file sharing tools, hardware, network hard drives and even FTP servers have all contributed to a growing need for legal document storage by a matter-centric tool.

Here are four reasons why you need a legal document storage solution that helps you when it comes to matter centricity. Continue reading “Smart Legal Document Storage for Matter Centricity”

The Biggest Benefits of a Channel Partnership

Imagine building a sales force of hundreds of reps with only a few actual reps on the payroll. Sounds too good to be true, right? By leveraging the channel, this could be a reality — and that’s just one of the many benefits of a channel partnership.

I have long been a believer that leveraging the channel is the best way for any IT vendor to grow their revenue exponentially. The channel eases the pains of scaling, allows partners to have a deeper understanding of an organization’s needs, and helps to create a local presence, despite a vendor being states or, potentially, continents away.

With a problem to solve, a solution and a dedicated channel program, the customer, partner and vendor can all benefit. The customer gets local support and typically a single group to work with (aka one throat to choke) and the partner can solve new and challenging problems for the customer, all from their own backyard. Continue reading “The Biggest Benefits of a Channel Partnership”

The Step-by-Step Guide to Destroying Your Life: A Hacker’s Perspective

At some point in our lives, we’ve all faced deception or betrayal at a deep and personal level. It can be devastating to who we are, or how we perceive ourselves, and can forever change our views on trust, safety and privacy. I say the above because, without knowing it, we can easily betray and deceive ourselves when it comes to privacy and security online. Continue reading “The Step-by-Step Guide to Destroying Your Life: A Hacker’s Perspective”

Sending Financial Information Over Email

IT Guy: Don’t send those financial documents over email, it’s a bad idea!

Employee: Maybe, but it’s the quickest and easiest way.

*Cue data breach*

This classic scene plays out daily in companies across the world. Every day an employee, however unknowingly, puts their company at risk of a data breach. A famous playwright once said, “all the world’s a stage,” so how can companies ensure their employees’ actions don’t land them in the middle of a Shakespearean IT tragedy? Continue reading “Sending Financial Information Over Email”

What is SFTP Hosting and How Does It Impact Your Organization?

Remote file access and sharing are critical business needs. Every business unit needs to transfer files inside and outside of the organization. File management tools offering SFTP hosting capabilities allow employees to exchange files safely and access them remotely through a variety of methods.

This article will break down why an all-in-one platform offering SFTP hosting as a core feature set allows businesses to enhance productivity. Keep reading to learn how a file management tool like SmartFile cuts down time wasted on file sharing, access and storage by as much as 36%. Continue reading “What is SFTP Hosting and How Does It Impact Your Organization?”

4 Ways NonProfits Can Step Up Their Technology Game

Let’s face it, finding technology funding for non-profits is a drag. Almost more of a drag than slow bandwidth (but not quite). The good news is nonprofit technology resources are out there to help make your organization run effectively. Here are four ways your nonprofit can step up their technology game to compete in this crazy world. Continue reading “4 Ways NonProfits Can Step Up Their Technology Game”