Tag: SAS 70

SAS 70 is Dead – Long Live SOC 2 and SOC 3

We’re in the final vigil for SAS 70. The oxygen has been brought out and the last rites are being given, and while a few data centers are scrambling to get a SAS  70 audit before the bell tolls, on … Continue reading

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SOCs and SASs: The New Standards for Service Organization Controls Reporting

Last April, the AICPA announced that SAS 70 was going away, to be replaced by SSAE 16.  Since that time, additional discussion and guidance has resulted in more fine-tuning of the standards.  It turns out that the AICPA has done … Continue reading

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SAS 70, SSAE 16, SOC 2 and SOC 3 Data Center Standards

SOC 2 and SOC 3 provide much more stringent audit requirements with a stronger set of controls and requirements specifically designed around data center service organizations. Continue reading

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Six Questions to Ask your Potential Server Colocation Data Center Provider

When you’re choosing a place to colocate your servers, obvious factors like geographic location, redundancy level, and pricing are primary drivers. But don’t forget to ask about the services and features that can make the day-to-day reality of colocating your … Continue reading

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SAS 70 Data Centers Help Protect Against Data Breaches

With the recent passing of the new HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) act – an addition to pre-existing HIPAA rules and regulations – the stakes for data breaches to private health information are rising.  With possible … Continue reading

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SAS 70 Type II Audit Complete for Online Tech’s Data Centers

Online Tech announced today that it has successfully completed its SAS 70 (Statement on Auditing Standards number 70) Type II audit for all three of its Michigan data centers. Six months after successfully completing the SAS 70 Type I audit … Continue reading

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How Can You Be Sure That Your Customers’ Application Data Is Securely & Reliably Hosted by the SaaS Provider?

To some extent, managed dedicated servers hosted in an outsourced data center have now become a trusted data bank on which the SaaS business model depends. That explains why many SaaS providers are being required to achieve PCI compliance or … Continue reading

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Online Tech Wins a Top Dedicated Server Hosting Award

Announced Yesterday, Online Tech was awarded top position in Top10DedicatedHosting.com’s Top Dedicated Server Awards: Online Tech is a premier Managed Data Center Operator in the Midwestern United States with 15 years of expertise delivering outstanding products and service levels. Online … Continue reading

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How Exactly Will the Managed Server Hosting Solutions Keep Pace With Your Business Growth?

SaaS companies are nervous about getting locked into hosting solutions that restrict their growth and profitability.   Imagine you had to build a store but you’ve no idea if it should be 500 sq feet or the size of two city … Continue reading

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What to Look for from a SAS 70 Hosting Provider

Many of our clients require SAS 70 because their SaaS products are being delivered to publicly held companies or their customers require SAS 70 as a “good housekeeping” seal of approval. Others look at SAS 70 as a way to … Continue reading

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