Secure information management is a growing challenge for businesses in the digital age. The recent concerns raised about telecommunications giant Telstra holding our healthcare records highlights negative public sentiment surrounding offshore data holding.
It has reminded people again of the real, significant privacy and security issues associated with offshore data storage, including accidental exposure of ultra-personal data. This has prompted us to highlight three main reasons to use a local information management company, and how that can help ensure the integrity of sensitive data.
Avoid offshore security issues
There are accountability problems associated with using an offshore company, including the risk of data breaches and the difficulty of tracking what goes on. Using a local information management company makes it easier to protect the safety and security of your business.
Prompt, efficient support
Large offshore corporations can be unresponsive due to bureaucracy and difficulties communicating across different time zones as well as geographical locations.
Using a local information management company within the same time zone is critically important if you need immediate, quick access to your files. It is doubtful that an offshore company would have the same efficiency.
Offshore data management also raises questions about the extent of legal protection under Australian law if data is stored or transmitted offshore. A local company would be able to offer valuable support in terms of knowledge of local legal requirements.
When choosing an information management company, it is important to evaluate which provider has the ability to deliver the best solution for your business.
Compu-Stor is a 100% Australian owned and operated family business specialising in information management with nearly 30 years of experience. We pride ourselves in providing confidential, secure and reliable services to clients Australia-wide. Our services are supported with first-class storage facilities, giving our clients peace of mind.
To partner with a local information management specialist you can trust, contact Compu-Stor today.