Companies around the globe are coming under increasing pressure to ensure data compliance as more stories of corporate failure and fraud come to light. From the likes of Enron to Shell, and WorldCom to Nortel, companies haven’t been taking data protection and compliance very seriously and now are paying the price. Particularly in the US and the UK, businesses are being completely challenged by electronic data protection laws. Businesses can sometimes be overwhelmed by the many different compliance requirements that exist for data backup and archiving.
Archiving as a way to stay compliant
If you are running a small business in the US, it is vital that all data relating to accounts, transactions and customers is securely archived for later auditing if it is required. Failure to correctly archive sensitive data opens up businesses to legal action, reputational damage and fines.
On-premise appliance for data backup
Compliance really affects the core of IT departments and IT infrastructure within an organization. Unfortunately, it can require some amount of work to develop a data compliance policy and this can take up valuable resources, especially if the IT department is small. The best place to start is to investigate secure data archiving options. By far the easiest solution is to invest in an onsite data backup and archival appliance. When investigating these options, make sure to ask the following questions:
- Will the content archived remain secure and unaltered for the appropriate time frame?
- How does this technology stay updated?
- How quickly can your organization retrieve data from the appliance in the event that a legal request for data is received?
- Are there varying options of archiving solutions available to cater for small businesses and their growth?
An on-site data archiving appliance is perfect for these scenarios. Jatheon’s data archiving appliances come in a range of sizes to cater for all organizations and ensure e-discovery and compliance are guaranteed.
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