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  • Dell, EMC extend SAN alliance

    Posted June 11, 2003 - 12:05 pm

    Dell Computer Corp. to announce that EMC Corp. will remain its exclusive supplier of storage area network (SAN) hardware until at least 2008.
  • Charging back for data warehouse

    Posted June 11, 2003 - 12:00 am

  • Maranti signs 17 storage partners

    Posted June 9, 2003 - 1:13 pm

    One key to large-scale adoption in the intelligent switch market will be the number of partners that will work with the switch vendor to deliver intelligent, fabric-based storage services, says Enterprise Storage Group. If that's the case, Maranti is already well on its way.
  • Intelligent director-class switch platforms consolidate best practices, technology

    Posted June 9, 2003 - 12:43 pm

    An overview of the next-generation intelligent switch platform, and how it helps deliver storage applications as services of the network.
  • Q&A: Expert skeptical about 'intelligent' storage switches

    Posted June 9, 2003 - 12:24 pm

    According to this analyst's perspective, there's no compelling reason to put applications on a switch. He also believes that 'intelligent' swithes are a vendor trend, not a user requirement.
  • Intelligent storage switching

    Posted June 9, 2003 - 10:23 am

    A new generation of high-performance, switched-based storage processing platforms is emerging and promises to bring multiple, disparate capabilities into a single, intelligent platform. The benefit: enable sophisticated storage applications to be scaled to high-performance networked storage environments. This vendor white paper provides a detailed overview of the challenges in the current market, and what a switched storage architecture offers. (In PDF format.)
  • Intelligent switch bows

    Posted June 8, 2003 - 10:38 pm

    MaXXan's new intelligent switch promises backup, restoration, virtualization, data replication - all can and will be deployed as a network function on top of the switch.
  • HIPAA challenges for information security: Are you prepared?

    Posted June 8, 2003 - 6:14 pm

    Good detailed overview of HIPAA security requirements and how they should be addressed.
  • Technology in support of privacy compliance

    Posted June 8, 2003 - 6:09 pm

    IAPP offers this October presentation covering the use of technology to address the storage, access, reporting and tracking issues which are the result of several federal and industry regulations.
  • HIPAA security requirements: Plans prepare to comply

    Posted June 8, 2003 - 6:04 pm

    If you haven't gotten going on HIPAA compliance, you're in for a long couple of years. Nice overview feature gives some examples of insurers who have begun to implement their own compliance plans, as well as some advice as to where to start and what functionality and data needs to be compliant.
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services - The IT professionals' site

    Posted June 8, 2003 - 5:57 pm

    The U.S. government offers this page of information, roadmap and architectures to help you work with federal government standards and regulations.
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

    Posted June 8, 2003 - 5:50 pm

    Federal government information page for HIPAA, from the folks at the former Health Care Financing Administration.
  • Study: Compliance bodes well for the storage industry

    Posted June 8, 2003 - 5:37 pm

    The Enterprise Storage Group says that storage providers will reap as much as $6 billion in the next four years as companies struggle to comply with several SEC and other federal regulations.
  • HIPAA compliance: Tools are not enough

    Posted June 8, 2003 - 5:31 pm

    Here's what to plan for and consider to get your company ready for this year's compliance requirement.
  • Be ready for HIPAA requirements

    Posted June 8, 2003 - 5:20 pm

    The CEO of StorageTek talks about the companies products and strategies designed for the life sciences market in this interview.
  • Five things IT needs to know about Sarbanes-Oxley compliance

    Posted June 8, 2003 - 3:51 pm

    What you need to consider: who is required to comply, the audit trail required for retention and disclosure, which data needs to be retained, and real-time reporting requirements. In general, remember that compliance is an ongoing process, requiring a change to systems, storage and archival processes.
  • Technology is the common thread

    Posted June 8, 2003 - 3:36 pm

    SAP's Global Product Marketing Director discusses corporate governance and accounting issues, and the role that information management and technology can and should play to achieve and continue compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and other federal regulations.
  • Companies will spend up to $2.5 million for Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance

    Posted June 8, 2003 - 3:31 pm

    AMR Research recently released this CIO survey report on Sarbanes-Oxley and it's implications for IT. Seventy-seven percent reported that they will be spending more to achieve compliance; about 52% have actually started to implement compliance plans.
  • CFOs demanding detailed IT project info

    Posted June 8, 2003 - 3:25 pm

    of capital expenses for most enterprises, is under particular scrutiny. If this forces CIOs to establish standards and examine IT spending more closely, maybe it's not such a bad thing.

  • Accounting rules: You must keep e-mails

    Posted June 8, 2003 - 3:19 pm

    A nice overview of what the Sarbanes-Oxley Act is and what you need to do to comply with it's reporting and retention requirements.
  • Email archiving: Planning your strategy

    Posted June 8, 2003 - 3:12 pm

    Here's what you need to save, and what you don't in order to comply with current federal, FDA, SEC and other data retention regulations. Archiving software can help as well. Read on for pointers to consider when evaluating vendor offerings.
  • ARMA

    Posted June 8, 2003 - 3:01 pm

    ARMA members includes archivists, librarians, records and information professionals. Its concerns include standards and practices for records management and archival processes, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulations.
  • Repeal the Sarbanes-Oxley tax now!

    Posted June 8, 2003 - 11:26 am

    Okay, so there's no real 'tax' in the act, but this writer says it costs smaller public companies too much. An example: Borland claims compliance will cost about $3 billion a year
  • Summary of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

    Posted June 8, 2003 - 11:11 am

    Here's the CPA institutes take on Sarbanes-Oxley, with a look at specific sections of the act pertaining to accounting and reporting.
  • H.R.3763: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

    Posted June 8, 2003 - 11:02 am

    Here's the actual bill, an act "to protect investors by improving the accuracy and reliability of corporate disclosures made pursuant to the securities laws, and for other purposes." The good news is that you can call it by its official short title: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
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