Last week, i-SIGMA conducted a follow-up survey to continue to track how COVID-19 is impacting businesses within the IG industry. The results are now in and you can view how the findings compare to our survey results from last month.
In an uncertain global market like that which we are experiencing as a result of fallout from the Coronavirus and recent OPEC impasse, inexperienced or unnerved business and IT leaders tend to hunker down, tighten the belt, jettison the ballast, or worse, just stay the course. More experienced and steely leaders, on the other hand, take to heart the saying: “Don’t Waste a Crisis.” But how does one understand a crisis, and anticipate and take advantage of its ramifications? One word: Data. True, most crises are unique and remain unpredictable in many ways. They are times of great uncertainty. Certainty, or at least predictable activity, can be gleaned from the deterministic chain of responses, and capitalized upon. So while it may make sense to push the pause button on particular capital expenditures, investing in data and analytics in many cases should be accelerated not abated. Don’t miss this timely webinar in which Gies Adjunct Professor and Principal Data and Analytics Strategist with Caserta, Doug Laney, will share guidance and examples for business and IT leaders on how to leverage your (and other’s) data assets to buffet against, and even thrive, in challenging economic times.
This ruling is important for companies who seek to protect their trade secrets beyond the U.S. If your company does business in a foreign jurisdiction, particularly one that does not have the U.S.’s robust intellectual property protections, the DTSA may provide a remedy in the event of foreign trade secret theft.
Perhaps your business or organization has suffered recent document damage – due to a fire, earthquake or flood, for example. Or maybe you have simply decided to back up and digitize hard copies of important documents for future safekeeping. In either case, one very important aspect of document restoration or scanning is security.
This article is a great 101 overview with some extra goodies on how to conduct a HIPAA compliance checklist.
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