PRISM Week in Review
Jan. 21, 2015

5 factors to keep in mind when setting up a disaster recovery system
Talkin' Cloud
When you hear the word "disaster," you probably picture a major flood, fire, blizzard or the like. Any one of these events would certainly be bad news for businesses, but, for customers of MSPs, disasters are not all-or-nothing propositions. Instead, they encompass a whole range of large and small incidents that can result in data and service losses.More

Archive Corp. earns certifications
Storage & Destruction Business
Archive Corp., a Tampa, Florida-based provider of records storage, scanning, shredding, online backup and server hosting services, says it has achieved Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 Type 2 certification, upgrading from Type 1, as well as the PRISM International Privacy+ certification.More

Shining light on dark data
So much is being said and written about "the age of big data" and its huge benefits to business, when in fact most companies are struggling to just keep their heads above water. Add to this mix of structured and unstructured data, the data that is stored in tools or programs that have since become obsolete, and you have the beginnings of a huge dark data problem.More

Reminder: Hotel cutoff date quickly approaching
PRISM International
Register today for the 2015 PRISM International Asia Pacific Region Conference to join your colleagues and friends in Hong Kong, 3-5 March. This is the premier conference for the records and information management industry in the Asia Pacific region, and will feature outstanding education and several opportunities to network with some of the most important decision makers in the industry.

The hotel cutoff is quickly approaching on 30 January 2015! Be sure to reserve your room at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong by 30 January to receive the PRISM group rate.

For online booking: Go to the hotel website and use Group Code G-PR73. Need help? Review the Online Booking Tips.


PRISM International announces additional keynote speakers at the 2015 Annual Conference
PRISM International
PRISM International is pleased to announce that two additional keynote sessions will be presented at the 2015 Annual Conference in San Antonio! Joining best-selling author and renowned business strategist, Kaihan Krippendorff, will be William Saffady, Ph.D., author and information management consultant, and founding business partners of CitiStorage, Elaine and Norm Brodsky.

Mark your calendars, make your hotel reservations and plan to join your colleagues at the 2015 PRISM International Annual Conference, May 17-20, in San Antonio!


President calls for national data breach legislation
Storage & Destruction Business
According to an article in The New York Times, President Barack Obama has called for federal legislation that would compel U.S. companies to notify individuals when credit card and other consumer information is compromised in online breaches such as those experienced by Target and Home Depot in 2014.More

The security case for going digital
Information Age
Hard-copy documents are one of the weakest links in the document chain. They can be scanned and shared without trace, and electronic documents can be printed and shared in hard copy. It's easier to secure information electronically than through complex paper workflows. As such, digitization can be highly effective in helping enhance enterprise content security. More

Mobile device management in the cloud era
Backup Technology
The greatest worry about bring your own device strategy is security. With larger cloud service providers and hardware device manufacturers giving a serious thought to acquiring and consolidating mobile device management services, the problem of security may get resolved in unexpected ways. However, for the present and perhaps for all time, cloud users are advised to focus on data protection and security management and leave mobile device management technologies and integration efforts to the professionals and cloud technology developers. More

The rise, fall and re-rise of magnetic tape
Information Age
Long considered the de facto standard for storing digital information, magnetic tape cassettes and cartridges ruled large computer systems for much of the 1980s and 90s. However, the arrival of data storage disks led to a significant decline in tape's popularity, before solid-state storage took the reins in random access nonvolatile data storage. Then cloud computing entered the fray, further cementing tape's perception as dated and inflexible. More

New study shows importance of data recovery following major incidents
Kroll Ontrack
There is a growing need for businesses to put data recovery procedures in place due to the growing inevitability of major IT failures, according to a new study. Cloud service company Evolve IP carried out a blind Web-based survey of 2,084 IT professionals and executives during December 2014, including employees of companies of all sizes. It was revealed that more than 3 in 10 worked for an organization that had suffered a major incident that has required them to implement disaster recovery procedures.More

Waiting game continues for HIPAA security audits
Health Data Management
The HHS Office for Civil Rights continues to develop its random HIPAA security audit program, and anticipates implementing it "expeditiously," OCR Director Jocelyn Samuels said during a discussion with reporters on Jan. 13. But she won't say if the long-delayed program will start this year.More