Tag: compliant hosting

Note: This is a guest post by David Barton, of UHY Advisors, one of the largest professional services and accounting firms.  The AICPA has replaced the audit standard known as SSAE 16 with a new standard effective for report dates on or after May 1, 2017. This new standard, known as SSAE 18, is designed to address and clarify concerns over the clarity, length and complexity of the many other AICPA standards. Before we get into the details around the …

After Safe Harbor, the international data transfer law used by the U.S. and the European Union, was invalidated in October 2015, the Department of Commerce and the EU Commission worked to draft a new agreement that gave Europeans more rights about their personal information in the U.S. On July 12, the EU-US Privacy Shield law was passed. Why did this agreement come about in the first place? When the EU Court of Justice ruled Safe Harbor invalid, it had two …

It’s official! Our newest data center in Indianapolis is open for business. We’re very excited to bring secure, compliant, enterprise class cloud, colocation and offsite backup and disaster recovery to Indianapolis. It’s a great pleasure to have the opportunity to serve Indiana businesses and its IT community from the 44,000 square foot facility on Merrill Street, minutes from downtown, that officially opened today. So what makes Online Tech unique in the Indianapolis market? Just like at our four other Midwest …

Next week Online Tech is going to be doing a lot of traveling throughout the mighty Midwest. On November 13-14th we’ll be heading to the JW Marriot in Indianapolis for the Indiana Healthcare Symposium. It is sponsored by the Indiana chapter Healthcare Financial Management Association, Indiana chapter HIMSS, the Indiana Healthcare Executives Network, and Indiana Health Information Management Association (IHIMA). This event is going to cover a lot of ground in the healthcare community. There will be talks like “Sustaining a Financially …

Next Thursday, November 14th, Online Tech is headed down to the Buckeye State, to talk tech and innovation. Tech Tomorrow Columbus is presented by the Columbus Chamber, and will be held at the Ohio Union building at Ohio State University. The fun will kick off at 9am, with a morning keynote from the CEO and Co-Founder of the McChrystal group, David Silverman. He’ll be talking about the changing landscape for the modern enterprise, and ways a company’s leadership can either …

According to ZDNet.com, there are a few checklist items to look for when shopping for an IaaS (infrastructure as a service) provider, as they wrote about in Finding the Ideal IaaS Provider. I supplied some commentary on our perspective as a secure IaaS hosting provider. Knowledge of your industry The article states that it’s to your advantage if your IaaS provider can offer regulatory, security and other governance compliance requirements that your apps and data need to follow. For example, …

Online Tech is exhibiting secure and compliant hosting solutions at Detroit SecureWorld 2013, held yesterday and today. In case you missed it, here are some facts from the opening keynote from Dr. Larry Ponemon of the Traverse City-based research firm, The Ponemon Institute: Facts about IT Security Leaders Dr. Larry Ponemon Ponemon Institute: • Institute dedicated to advancing responsible info management practices. • Member of CASRO • Majority of active participants are privacy or InfoSec members 11 myths: Many larger sized companies do not …

SecureWorld Expo starts in Detroit tomorrow, and we’re all excited to see some of the brightest minds in IT security speak at this two-day event. Online Tech is particularly excited for Steven Aiello, our Senior Product Architect, to be speaking tomorrow. Steve will be on an industry expert panel with representatives from Fishnet Security, Radware, RSA, and Solutionary at 1:15PM. The topic of the panel is network security, and is looking to discuss both issues related to network security that …

Online Tech’s co-CEOs Yan Ness and Mike Klein joined Ann Arbor SPARK’s president and CEO Paul Krutko to discuss the co-CEO leadership decision, and how it works for Online Tech. As the leaders in compliant hosting and cloud computing, Yan and Mike tell the history of Online Tech in Michigan, and why the disaster-free location is ideal for data centers. Read more about Online Tech and our Michigan data centers. Listen to the podcast on the Ann Arbor SPARK website.

Customer Big Switch to Managed Services “Customers don’t want to deal with equipment anymore,” says Yan Ness, Online Tech’s Co-CEO.  We are seeing customers more focused on buying applications than dealing with their servers.  They want to use our fully managed services and HIPAA, PCI and SOX compliant managed server hosting environment rather than do it themselves. “They just want to pay the price and have someone else take care of it.” Online Tech offers a full range of secure …

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