SAS 70

Sep 25 2008   11:06AM GMT

Outsourcing your data backup process – SAS70



Posted by: SAS70ExPERT
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Backup
Management
SAS 70
Third-party services

During the SAS70 audit, an examination will be performed on your data backup process. If you have outsourced this to a local vendor, you are still responsible for making sure that your data is kept safe, secure, and is backed up properly. Hosted or online backup processes are very attractive for small to medium size businesses. Why? They don’t have to maintain the expertise internally and the IT equipment is expensive.

 

How best do you manage your backup provider? Be sure to have a service level agreement in place. The service level agreement should provide you response times for when you need help. And you will! When you need to find that lost report that is due for your presentation today, you will want the file restored today – NOT in 24-36 hours. In addition, review your own internet connection as you will need a fast one to transfer your data. Does your outsourced vendor take care of your needs? SAS70ExPERT@gmail.com

 

Outsourcing your data backup process – SAS70

 

During the SAS70 audit, an examination will be performed on your data backup process. If you have outsourced this to a local vendor, you are still responsible for making sure that your data is kept safe, secure, and is backed up properly. Hosted or online backup processes are very attractive for small to medium size businesses. Why? They don’t have to maintain the expertise internally and the IT equipment is expensive.

 

How best do you manage your backup provider? Be sure to have a service level agreement in place. The service level agreement should provide you response times for when you need help. And you will! When you need to find that lost report that is due for your presentation today, you will want the file restored today – NOT in 24-36 hours. In addition, review your own internet connection as you will need a fast one to transfer your data. Does your outsourced vendor take care of your needs? SAS70ExPERT@gmail.com

 

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