Insurance and Beyond: How to Protect Your Company’s Data
Your company may be relocating across the country and planning a big data move, or your company may simply need better data management. Either way, all of your data must be secure and insured. Improper handling of data can result in costly lawsuits, loss of important data, a damaged reputation, and beyond.
Your company and data management service must be properly insured.
As data centers and global data increase in 2017, it’s important to make sure that you have the right data center migration and management service for the handling of your data. The data service that you choose should be well versed in all of the necessary insurances that your company requires. They should have up-to-date insurance that will fully protect your company, your company’s location, and all of your company’s assets.
For a data move, you’ll need a certificate of insurance for the building that your company moves to, and insurance to cover the transportation of your data and equipment. This should include general liability insurance, automobile liability insurance, workers’ insurance, and cargo insurance, among others. This is especially important for a cross-country move, but you should generally be prepared for potential injuries, damage to the building or equipment, and transportation damage. Your data management service should also be properly insured in the event of an accident.
Your data management service must be transparent.
If your data management service is not fully upfront about the various types of insurance needed — this includes their proof of insurance — then it would be best to seek another service that understands your company’s needs. Although a more secure data management service might initially seem costly, in the long run it will reduce your company’s operating expenses, prevent loss or damage to your data, and reduce liability risks.
If applicable, your data must be properly destroyed.
Your data management service should also understand how to properly dispose of your company’s data, when necessary. They should follow State Data Privacy Laws and State Data Disposal Laws, in addition to any other necessary laws depending on the nature of your company.
An experienced data management service is more important than a cheap one.
Accidents happen, but if your company and service are properly insured, then your data move or management should be as smooth as possible. Silverback Data Center Solutions will offer you the experience necessary to reduce the risks involved in data migration and management.
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