For enterprises that handle consumer healthcare information, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) has become one of the most important regulations around data security. A lack of understanding of or commitment to HIPAA requirements has proven to be costly for a variety of organizations. For example, CardioNet, a provider of remote mobile care for patients at risk for cardiac arrhythmias, was recently ordered to pay $2.5 million in noncompliance fees for not fully implementing safeguards for electronic protected health information (ePHI).
Location, location, location! We’ve all heard the expression. It’s the real estate agent’s mantra. A good location and your house practically sells itself.
Have you ever given any thought to the location of your data center though? Jason Shepard has. Jason is the Managing Principal with Cresa Mission Critical Solutions (MCS) and specializes in representing end-users in data center site selection and acquisition across North America. He was also the host of a recent webinar, Data Center Trends and Strategies.