Three Data Management Must-Dos
Get Speedy with Your Data DeliveryA key priority in 2017 will be the ability to instantly view, access, and move your own data. Sounds like a no-brainer, right? But this is not always the case. Often, businesses have run into delays in the ability to access its own physical tapes, online data, or paper records.
Make sure to ask your data storage company the time frame for delivering tapes, viewing data, or making a service change request. Also, use a client-focused data management partner who offers a client portal that allows you to log in, access documents, comment on documents or download the files themselves.talk to a Corodata expert
Defend Against Ransomware Crimes
Ransomware—when criminal hackers extort businesses and institutions to unlock computer servers only when payment is received—has become a billion-dollar criminal endeavor. Unfortunately, the lucrative endeavor is only expected to keep growing in 2017, with more victims and more money lost, according to CNN.
Backup mission-critical information on a regular schedule. And make sure it’s not connected to the live network. Consider a data management partner who can provide hybrid backup of both a cloud backup and tapes for faster and reliable disaster recovery. Find out how Corodata helped a financial institution successfully recover from a ransomware attack.read on
Make Records Management a Top Focus
We’re big on records management. It can protect your business from lawsuits, keep important information secure, and track chain of custody of sensitive documents.
As we know, keeping track of thousands of records, both paper and online, has become an increasingly overwhelming burden for information managers. And, your company’s data is only going to grow . . . and without a retention schedule and other records management programs in place, like secure tape back-ups, safe off-site storage, and easy online file access, you face putting your company’s data at risk.
If you haven’t done so already, designate a person or team within your organization to manage your records. Even if you already have a records manager, keep in mind that the records manager role is expanding. Make sure you have enough people, depending on the amount of data produced by your business, to manage all those paper and digital files.learn more