The road to business is paved with good intentions. Each company wants to do things differently, achieve more for less and be as successful as they can. While they are understandable aims, it usually means the boring and more practical elements are pushed down the list, despite their importance. None more so than data backup and recovery, which is something that is crucial for every business now, thanks to the reliance on digital services. When thinking about this, the mind usually conjures up images of malware and ransomware attacks, but it’s the more mundane events like hard-drive failure that can be a real gut-punch to a business. If that happens and you don’t have backups, you’ll be in serious trouble. “We still have a lot of people who don’t fully appreciate the importance of having proper backups,” said Michele Neylon, chief executive, Blacknight. “It’s one of those things, like we’re all used to wearing seatbelts in cars, but … [Read more...] about Backup or bust up
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Alibaba Cloud, part of Alibaba Group, has established strategic cooperation with ABC Data, the company has announced. The aim of the cooperation is to provide cloud products and services to Central and Eastern Europe markets, which is to help companies to take advantage of the opportunities offered by digital transformation. As part of the agreement, ABC Data became the exclusive distributor of Alibaba Cloud solutions in Poland and seven other countries of the region: the Czech Republic, Estonia, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovakia and Hungary. Through the ABC Data Cloud platform, the full range of Alibaba Cloud products and services will be available – including virtual servers, hosting, backup, storage, network solutions, IoT, Big Data and AI. ABC Data is a distributor of IT equipment. The company has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since 2010. … [Read more...] about Alibaba Cloud and ABC Data with strategic digital transformation agreement
Veritas Capital is the parent company of Distica, the largest distributor of healthcare and pharmaceutical products in Iceland; Vistor, a leading marketing company for healthcare and pharmaceutical products; Artasan, a growing OTC pharmaceutical and food supplement provider and Ritara, a provider of electronic medical records. Veritas Capital has been using SecurStore online backup for a number of years for its total operation. Whether it is providing a contracted sales force or designated sales representative, or taking care of imports, logistics and distribution, Veritas Capital, together with its subsidiaries, is the partner of choice for a range of companies in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry.“We are a business which plays an important role in the health of an entire nation, meaning Veritas Capital needs top of the line backup and recovery services. When we came across SecurStore they ticked all the boxes of our needs both on the security site and the operational … [Read more...] about Online backup by SecurStore gets glowing customer report
In the second of a series of articles on technology in the health sector (healthtech), Delano talks to Andreas Kremer, managing director of ITTM (IT for Translational Medicine), a spin-off company of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg, that was founded in 2015. Kremer explains his company’s activities and describes how it can (indirectly) improve healthcare for professionals and patients. First, however, he talked about why Luxembourg is an ideal location for his company’s activities. “Luxembourg is building a data-driven economy, has strong expertise in ICT security and has started to invest into health and systems biomedicine. The combination of centres like LCSB, IBBL (Integrated Bio Bank of Luxembourg), and LIH (Luxembourg Institute of Health) alongside the government’s will to move toward more personalised and translational medicine, make Luxembourg an attractive environment.” What is … [Read more...] about Healthtech: The right data in the right place to optimise healthcare
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on May 25, will govern the storage and processing of data rather than its collection. It also includes some very important consumer rights. The most important are the right to be informed, the right of access, the right to correct errors, the right to erase data, the right to restrict processing, and the right take it elsewhere (data portability). How useful these will be in practice remains to be seen. “Personal data” includes names, addresses, phone numbers and IP addresses, as well as whatGDPR calls “factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”. That includes biometrics such as face, fingerprint and iris recognition, and genetic information. In other words, you may have personal data that identifies someone even if you don’t know their name. GDPR applies to companies and … [Read more...] about GDPR: how can I email data securely to comply with the new regulations?