FocusStor develops a data backup solution for the construction and architecture industriesWritten by M.Bulot
Montreal, Canada, May 12, 2005 FocusStor, Online Data Backup & Recovery (www.focusstor.net), leading Canadian provider of disk-based backup and recovery solutions for small businesses since 1985, today released their newest offsite storage software. In today's insecure world, cables become unplugged, electronics fail daily, disks stop turning, viruses and hackers burden businesses constantly, and regardless of specific backup procedures, electronic records will continue to be discarded and overwritten. Each year businesses loose billions of dollars due to data loss. The factors used to determine viability and business continuity for an organization that has suffered from a significant system or data loss does not rely strictly on ability to replace hardware or rebuild infrastructure. In most cases continued success relies heavily on ability to quickly and successfully recover business critical data. Considering it's one of key deciding factors in whether your company will remain in business, shouldn't a company be prepared to make needed data protection decisions up front? Indeed, they should, and that is why FocusStor offers a highly secure data back up technology. FocusStor uses 448-Bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) and 112-Bit Triple DES encryption with SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology to ensure that data is secure. Data is transmitted and stored in encrypted format, so no one can access data without a personalized encryption key not even FocusStor can access client's data. We use reliable servers and storage machines at two mirrored data centers, protected by a high level of security. FocusStor backs up data over Internet nightly, automatically, security, quickly and all for a very low monthly fee. FocusStor is designed for companies with remote offices, as well as small and mid-sized businesses, that have primarily relied on in-house tape or disk backups to protect their data. FocusStor guarantees recovery of all business-critical data and enables companies to return operations to state they were in immediately prior to a data-loss event.
More specifically, in construction and architecture industries, data storage challenges are obvious and business continuity and redundancy plans become a necessity.
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Microsoft Great Plains Implementation: Healthcare/Hospital example – overview for consultantWritten by Andrew Karasev
Microsoft Great Plains fits multiple services market niche and healthcare is not exemption. In case of Healthcare/Hospital there is usually healthcare patient history tracking system in place and backoffice or accounting application should be integrated on ongoing basis with above mentioned system plus often Hospital or association is non-profit organization and non-for-profit accounting specifics should be taken into consideration.
•Integration. Great Plains is MS SQL Server based application and SQL scripting/stored procedures is choice for ongoing integration. The second option is Great Plains Integration Manager – it is end-user tool and it should be considered if integration volume is low or moderate (up to thousand transactions per day). Usually you do integrate customer billing records and do billing from Great Plains. Great Plains advanced reporting functionality will allow you to control your cost and expenses.
•Financial Reporting. FRx is tool of choice in case of Microsoft Great Plains. Being healthcare organization you can consolidate multiple companies (hospitals or clinics) and have all standard and advanced financial reports: Income Statement, Cash Flow, Balance Sheet. Reporting tree utilization in FRx allows you to select business units and do performance comparison