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Cyber crime is the new PPI say insurers

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

screen-shot-2016-12-28-at-09-43-25A recent report from the BBC suggests that smaller businesses are under increasing threat from cyber attacks. It states that the hackers are aiming at ‘low hanging fruit’ and aiming at the more easy pickings of smaller businesses.

“Insurance claims for data breaches are being made at a rate of more than one a day, figures from CFC Underwriting suggest. The firm said that in 2016 it had handled more than 400 claims on cyber-breach policies it had issued. The main types of attack being claimed for were privacy breaches and the theft of cash, it said.”

Read the full report here

6 Benefits of Cloud-Based Collaboration

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

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Businesses, big and small are increasingly taking advantage of cloud-based collaboration. Simply because it proves to be the most effective and efficient way to bring diverse and dispersed teams together.

Whether you’re collaborating in real-time through online meetings or asynchronously through shared team workspaces, the anywhere-access of innovative cloud technologies provides immense benefits to businesses across industries.

Work experience has now entered a mobile revolution. This revolution has brought us the ubiquity of using the cloud across industries where mobile and handheld devices are prioritised over desktop and PC. This is a post-PC era where mobility and accessibility are paramount concerns.

In this article, docSAFE explores the many benefits that collaboration in the cloud could bring to your business and workforce.

The Benefits of Cloud-Based Collaboration

1. Accessibility

The cloud enables users to access files or data anywhere and anytime from multiple devices with internet access. This is most useful for businesses with people working remotely, from overseas and even across different time-zones. Because content is stored in the cloud, you can access it anytime you want and wherever you may be. Even if you lose or damage your device, your data is safe and secure.

Through the cloud, users can collaborate more frequently and efficiently.

2. Real-Time Updates

Employees can have a stress-free collaboration because the cloud automatically updates and syncs any changes in the documents or files. With cloud-based collaboration, they can avoid inconsistent content of a file or project due to multiple revisions and duplicates. And to check for update & revision history, no longer would they have to open a long trail of emails.

Also, you don’t have to worry about updating the features and tools because the vendor does this for you.

3. Improved Participation

Forbes Insights reported that 93% of business leaders who employ the cloud, believe that cloud collaboration stimulates innovation. As it eases up collaboration and creates connections, users are more empowered to collaborate with one another and thus developing innovative ideas is easily achievable.

4. Better Security

Data breaches due to lost devices account for 63% of all healthcare related data incidents from 2010-2014. With the use of cloud, this incident can never happen as files and data are not saved in the device. And if access control is stolen, you can easily disable other accounts by remotely accessing the data in the cloud or even entirely wiping out the data from the lost device. Security updates are also not a problem because of automatic system updates by the service provider.

5. Cost-Effective

Using cloud follows a pay-as-you-go pricing model wherein you are only charged for the actual services you utilised. Most importantly, cloud-based collaboration enables you to cut on various office overhead costs which makes it ideal for startups or small businesses.

With your business processes on the cloud, there’s no need to invest in on-premise software, system configuration and infrastructure installation.

6. Improve Business Results

About 64% of executives agree that cloud-based collaboration tools accelerate business results, a survey by Forbes and Cisco revealed. It’s no surprise since it improves participation of employees and thereby hastens the business process that definitely leads to achieving better results.

How docSAFE Can Help

docSAFE offers cloud-based collaboration tools for professionals and businesses who want to have fast, reliable and secure collaboration with clients. Its user-friendly interface and mobile-app enabled service makes a clever way to work.

Accountants, lawyers, creatives and entrepreneurs no longer have to travel far to sign a document with the help of our electronic signature tool. A PCI compliance certified and with Verisign certification, you can be sure that docSAFE can handle your most valuable files when you send or share them with your clients.

Consider the things you can do with docSAFE:

  1. Authorise or Sign online;
  2. Collaborate efficiently;
  3. Save time;
  4. Have secure communications with clients.

With docSAFE, there’s no trouble sending large confidential files or collaborate on a project with partners miles away.

DocSAFE can help you with its secure and reliable file sharing online!
To learn more visit our site.

7 Cool Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Cloud Storage

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

We all acquaint cloud with ‘syncing files’ and backing up data, but before getting popular with such services, the cloud that we all know was a business tool decades of years ago. Back in the 1990s, the ADP Payroll Service was one of the earliest to use the cloud in automating paycheck deductions. It is a business tool like never before. Cloud computing has made possible the growth of many businesses and companies as businesses no longer need to have their own infrastructure for storing data. Its flexibility for fluctuating bandwidth requirements of businesses also renders best service.

On a personal level for users, there are a lot of clever and cool things that can be accomplished with free cloud storage. And with the continuous updates and added features of consumer cloud app, more and better things can be accomplished. All you need are creative juices and your cloud app to think of cool ways to use your cloud storage.

To jump-start your search for cool ways to use Cloud Storage, this infographic from docSAFE will give you 7 cool things you didn’t know you can do with cloud storage.

7 cool things you need to know about cloud storage

Have you ever had trouble sending large confidential files through the internet safely? Or have you had the problem of how you can collaborate on a project with partners miles away?

docSAFE can help you with its secure and reliable file sharing online.

To learn more visit our site.

How to run your office more efficiently

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Running an efficient office includes a number of elements – staff, equipment, processes and a healthy order book. However there are some functions that you are probably happily living without but that can really make a difference to your productivity, customer care and bottom line. We’ve worked extensively within the professions and developed a client portal that provides solutions you didn’t even know you needed!

Meetings are vital of course. But unnecessary meetings, just to sign things off, are not the best way for you to manage client time. When you are in front of a client you should be showcasing your knowledge, skills and cementing the relationship. Asking for a signature is just a waste. Imagine being able to do that legally, with a full audit report, online? It’s something we’ve been asked for – so we added it in to our portal. Some of our clients use it to send a batch of documents to many clients at once and they get a daily report to show who has read it, opened it and signed it. That way, they can spend their time chasing the few that haven’t.

Some of our clients handle extremely sensitive data – accountants, solicitors, IFAs for example. Recent news stories throw up the horrors of professionals who have emailed information to the wrong people, emails that have been hacked and data protection guidelines not being followed. Our answer is to build a secure client portal that allows for data exchange – you upload information to the client’s portal and the client collects it safely. It’s the perfect solution to both hacking issues and plain old human error.

We love the fact that clients can collaborate via docSAFE. One document, being held centrally, can be accessed by all authorised parties. No need for confusing email trails, lots of versions of the same thing and, if you are working internationally, you don’t even need to all be awake at the same time!

Other things – automatic back ups, 24/7 access, creating dynamic forms, collating multiple documents into one neat pdf, a branded, good-looking portal – are all part of the docSAFE offering, designed to make your office practices more streamlined and efficient.

Cloud Storage Helps Better Diagnose Cancer and Other Serious Diseases

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Cloud Storage Helps Better Diagnose Cancer and Other Serious Diseases

Clinical Genomics Services will be launched this Autumn by Stanford University School of Medicine leveraging Google’s Genomics– a cloud-based platform that stores DNA data.

The teaming up of Stanford and Google’s Genomics is expected to help doctors and medical researchers at Stanford to analyse petabytes of genomic data in order to better diagnose and treat cancer and rare diseases, and individualise therapies to patients.

The partnership is considered a great leap in optimising cloud computing to life-saving applications. The project aims to establish a generation of cloud-based tools and applications which can serve doctors and researches to do genome analysis at a tremendously large scale.

In 2014, Google launched Google Genomics, a cloud computing services to genomics research. Using this platform, hospitals and medical research centers like Stanford School of Medicine will be able to securely store and analyse petabytes of genomic data that they collect in the cloud.

The School of Medicine Dean, Lloyd Minor has noted that researchers are facing a huge challenge in utilising big data on health care for individual patients in real time. But he then said that the collaboration of Stanford and Google will help meet this challenge.

Cloud Storage Security, still in place

The huge amount of DNA data that stanford will store in Google’s cloud platform will be secured for the sole access of Stanford University. Stanford Medicine will have the sole authority to control and deploy data in the cloud. Moreover, encryption solutions are also said to be in place to protect DNA data of patients–which is in compliance with the federal law protecting sensitive health information of citizens.

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DocSAFE can help you with its secure and reliable file sharing online!

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