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Cloud Innovators strives to highlight the latest in cloud computing resources for business. In addition to showcasing a variety of companies successfully implementing game-changing strategies that transform business IT, we also bring useful information from our partners.

Below are links that our team of editors has collected to capture some of the best thought surrounding the migration of data to the cloud:

Cloud Computing Security

Cloud computing is the information technology industry’s latest “next big thing.” The talk around this new approach to the way businesses use and manage technology has been centered around cost savings resulting from moving to off-premise data-centers — the cloud — from in-house environments.

But one big question has remained: is the data safe? This question is of vital importance to all businesses; but it is perhaps most critical for medical facilities — hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices — who need to adhere to the strictest of standards.

Cloud Innovators has assembled this list of links and white papers that explore this vital question including HIPAA implications.

  • HIPAA Cloud Hosting to Achieve Meaningful Use

    Support for the adoption of cloud hosting in healthcare in order to meet meaningful use standards, foster the exchange of information and improve economic conditions is increas…[Read Article]

  • How Cloud Computing Affects HIPAA Compliance

In the United States, every healthcare provider and every company that deals with protected healthcare information (PHI) must adhere to the guid…[Read Article]

  • HIPAA CONSIDERATIONS IN EVALUATING CLOUD COMPUTING

    Cloud computing is a hot topic in business (including the health care business) due in large measure to the potential cost savings involved. Health care provid…[Read Article]

  • HIPAA cloud computing advice: Ensuring cloud computing compliance

    Moving applications and data over to the cloud has its advantages, but deciding to make the move also presents several risks, especially concerning complia…[Read Article]

  • In the Know: New CLIA proposal to widen patient access to lab results stirs comments, concerns

    Since their implementation, the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) regulations have presented some challenges to clinic…[Read Article]

  • Convergence of LIMS and LIS: Changing the role of informatics in personalized medicine

    When the Human Genome Project was completed in 2003, it took 13 years and $2.7 billion to sequence the 30,000 genes that made up the human geno…[Read Article]

  • Why Cloud Computing Changes the Game for HIPAA Security

    Cloud computing changes the dynamics of certain parts of HIPAA’s Security requirements. In a cloud computing scenario, most security activ…[Read Article]

Special White Papers

Microsoft Office 365 Security Specifications

Excerpts:

Certified for ISO 27001: ISO27001 is one of the best security benchmarks available across the world. Office 365 is the first major business productivity public cloud service to have implemented the rigorous set of physical, logical, process and management controls defined by ISO 27001.
HIPAA-Business Associate Agreement: Office 365 is the first major business productivity public cloud service provider willing to sign requirements for the HIPAA-Business Associate Agreement with all customers. HIPAA is a U.S. law that applies to healthcare entities such as doctor’s offices, which the law calls called “covered entities.” HIPAA governs the use, disclosure and safeguarding of protected health information (PHI), and imposes requirements on covered entities to sign business associate agreements with their vendors that use and disclose PHI.

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Data Security a Major Threat – Is your Business Information Safe?

IT managers worry about one thing more than anything else: keeping data safe and accessible. With so many threats to data — natural disaster, unauthorized access, or even temporary outage — businesses demand solutions that ensure there is no interruption to the core functions at any level.

Microsoft Office 365 was designed to deliver peace of mind for IT, while improving productivity for everyone else.

Download the white paper here.

 

Hype vs. Reality – Does Cloud Computing Really Impact the Bottom Line?

Cloud computing has been generating headlines in recent years as the “next big thing” in IT, but does it really stand up to the hype? Will cloud-based solutions really revolutionize the way businesses view IT?

Forrester Research set out to evaluate the economic impact of Office 365 — the cloud-based version of the popular productivity software from Microsoft. The results may very well surprise skeptics and believers alike.

Download the white paper here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astounding Results Strong Signal to Embrace Cloud Solutions

Harvard Business Review took a look the advantages gained by businesses that have moved a portion of their IT infrastructure to the cloud. The results were astounding. The report provides valuable insight to business leaders contemplating their next technology move.

Download the white paper here.