The University of Michigan Health System has been notifying around 4,000 patients last week that demographic, medication and health information has been stolen. The Detroit Free Press explained in an article that the information was stolen out of the employee vehicle of a vendor, Omnicell on November 14th. The information taken did not include addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers, or any type of banking info. With the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services saying that nearly 20 million …

TMCnet.com inteviews Mike Klein, COO of Online Tech, about his presentation at MSPWorld’s 2011 ITEEXPO in Austin, TX, as well as about the emerging trends of cloud computing in the market. Three key focuses include: Mission critical applications and the need for high availability cloud computing; How disaster recovery changes significantly in the cloud computing world; and Regulatory compliance including HIPAA compliance and PCI compliance, and how to support these standards in the cloud. Get more information on cloud computing …

Many low end dedicated servers on the market are desktop computers that are stacked on metal shelves or put on roll-able baker’s racks and sold as dedicated “servers”. At Online Tech, desktop computers aren’t what our clients are looking for in a managed dedicated server.  Our clients need managed servers with 24×7 reliability to run their customer-facing systems and internal IT infrastructure.  Running those systems on desktop computers doesn’t provide the reliability that our clients demand. The same is true …

Mike Klein recently wrote a post for Dynamic Computer’s IT Blog. Here is an excerpt of that article: “With so much talk about “cloud computing” it’s hard to separate the hype from reality at times. However, as one of the leading managed data center operators in the Midwest, we’re seeing a definitive trend with our clients moving towards “storage in the cloud” or online backup and data storage. Whether you’re backing up to an unknown location “in the cloud” or …

Online Tech Offers Cost Efficient SAN to SAN Backup Online Tech is now offering an alternative to SAN-to-Tape Backup, with their new SAN-to-SAN Replication service. What does SAN-to-SAN replication mean for your business? 1) Lower costs of disk storage 2) Cheaper internet connectivity costs 3) Continuous replication Additionally, backing up directly to a Dell EqualLogic SAN at Online Tech’s SAS 70 secure data center provides peace of mind that the SAN data can be restored at any time, without delay …

Remote Hosted Backup Financials are Starting to Make Sense One area of the cloud that is gaining popularity is backups. According to a recent survey that was published by Connect Support Services, half of IT Directors in the UK plan to dump their tape backup within three years and go online backup or electronic backup over the Internet. We’re seeing the sames trends here in Michigan as Online Tech Clients move from tape backup to electronic backup hosted at geographically …

Online Data Storage is Faster, More Secure, and More Reliable. Many of our clients are moving away from tapes to online backup and archiving of their data – usually between our data centers.  Online data storage and backup works for co-location and dedicated server environments and is faster, far more secure, and more reliable than tape backup. Security – Compared to tape backup solutions where the data storage needs to physically handled and transferred, Online data storage and backup not …

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