Archive for the ‘Cloud Storage’ Category

Our multi-layered approach to secure comms

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Our portfolio of services is all based around security and communications starting with our client portfolio, docSAFE. This allows professionals to manage all of their communications from a central place – like a virtual filing cabinet. We have implemented several layers of security which means that your information is safe – and more importantly for your business, your clients’ data is safe.

Mindful of GDPR and its requirements we have included levels of security that mean you will be on the right side of the new government legislation that kicks in on 25 May this year. Regardless of GDPR, it makes good, sensible business practice to protect yourself and your clients from hackers, fraud and misuse of their information so we have been covering these issues for a very long time.

In the spirit of ultimate security we advocate a ‘no email’ rule for any sensitive client communications including messages, data exchange, online signing and anything else that, if it left the docSAFE secure space, could be compromised. Risking email is just not safe enough so we prefer our clients to communicate within the safety of docSAFE.

As part of the importance we infer on your online presence we also build websites for our clients, who are mostly all professional firms. As you’d expect our websites are robust but beautiful! And whilst you may assume your firm wouldn’t be a target for hackers, you’d be surprised – many small businesses are hacked for all sorts of reasons, some random, some planned. However, any breach has the potential to put you out of business so being prudent and meticulous with your data is vital.

Talk to us about any aspect of your secure communications. Our services work in isolation or all together, however you prefer to mange things. We can talk through the implications of change and provide demonstrations of everything we do.

Why our secure portal isn’t just for document exchange

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

When we first developed docSAFE, our secure client portal for professional firms, we were definitely thinking about addressing the issue of exchanging sensitive data in the most effective way – in a way that can’t be compromised and leave our professional clients open to hackers and human errors.

How this has become interesting is that it has evolved in recent years to include secure messaging. In the way you might have text, email or Skype styles exchanges, so you can converse through the portal. In all instances – whether you are exchanging files or having a message exchange, the crucial thing is that the content never leaves the portal. The recipient of the file or message is notified of its existence and goes to the portal for retrieval.

We’ve found that this is a really exciting concept for our clients as it adds yet another layer of security on top of the many we’ve already included such as 2-factor authentication and encryption. It also impresses their clients in turn as it shows how important they considers client confidentiality.

We have a dedicated following of accountants and, it seems, we are attracting cautious, technophobe solicitors too!

Ask us if you need to know more.

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


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.

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