The IT Support Education Center
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You may not always think of it this way, but your business information is a valuable asset. Without your data, business operations would come to a screeching halt or at least a slow crawl. Like any other asset, your business data needs to be protected. Unfortunately, many companies unknowingly compromised the integrity of their data when they sent people home to work. What’s more, they don’t realize how spreading out their people to their individual remote locations may have affected their data backup strategy.
Do you have employees working from home? Congratulations! You’re now a multi-location business! As a multi-location business, your IT network is a lot more complex than it used to be when everyone was working under the same roof. You have more to think about in terms of security and productivity, which includes making sure that your data is 100% visible to IT. If your data isn’t visible, what is it? Invisible? Let’s call it out-of-sight. Before we talk about how this happens, let’s explore why you should be concerned about out-of-sight data.
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For decades, consumers on both sides of the Atlantic have been concerned about the ways in which businesses collect, protect and use their sensitive, personal data. Those concerns resulted several years ago to the passage of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union. That legislation impacted American companies collecting personal data from customers in Europe, but many states felt the need to extend broader rights to consumers in the U.S. One of those states was California, which in 2018 passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).