Health data services moving to the cloud?

Discussions over the suitability of the cloud for the storage and management of confidential information have grown in intensity in recent years, as the use of cloud-based resources has increased dramatically.

There has long been resistance to the use of cloud data services to handle clinical information relating to individuals’ health, based on concerns over the levels of security that cloud service providers offer, despite some cloud services being demonstrably more secure than many internally hosted systems. There is indeed an argument that maintaining health data relating to certain conditions in the cloud can help to save lives. This concept is being trialled internationally, with interesting results – click here for more information.

Safe4 provide cloud-based information management services for a number of organisations in the UK and internationally for whom security is of paramount importance – using only UK-located data centres accredited to the ISO 27001 security standard.  For more information on how using Safe4 might benefit your organisation, please contact us. We would welcome an opportunity to talk with you.

More evidence of the need to capture the Digital Legacy

A recent article on the BBC Technology website (click here) has highlighted once again the need for a means to capture the important elements of our digital lives, so that loved ones can gain access to the vital information and valuable memories that we leave behind. As we all use digital devices more and more, we are generating information about our lives that can so easily be captured if we have have access to a facility that can hold passwords and other private details.

The Safe4 Digital Inheritance Vault, launched at the Society of Will Writers annual conference in October 2015, provides a facility for clients of the Society’s members to store highly confidential information about their life and their legacy that even the will-writer cannot see. This information will be released to the executor nominated in the will after the testator’s death, so that the details can be used to carry out the probate process. The Digital Vault can also be used to keep usernames, passwords and PINs for online accounts completely private. Access to electronic devices, which themselves may hold large amounts of personal information such as messages and photographs, can also be made available to the family, in accordance with the testator’s wishes.

The Digital Inheritance Vault is now being taken up by more and more of the Society’s members, so that they can offer their clients a secure and efficient way to handle this sensitive but valuable information.

For more details on the Digital Inheritance Vault, and how it can be used to capture the Digital Legacy, please get in touch with us.

Safe4 to exhibit at Society of Will Writers Annual Conference, 2016

The Society of Will Writers Annual Conference in October 2015 saw the official launch of the Safe4 Digital Inheritance Vault, a highly secure facility for managing a client’s estate plan and capturing their digital legacy for future generations. The 2016 conference will take place on 10 and 11 October, at the Abbey Hotel in Redditch, Worcestershire.

Safe4 will be exhibiting once again, and will feature enhancements to the Digital Inheritance Vault, as well as updating the conference on progress with the introduction of the vault to members. Response by the membership of the Society has been strong, with a number of will-writing businesses having signed up and now actively offering the service to their clients.

Another month of 100% availability, and record new user sign-ups for Safe4

April 2016 saw another 100% record of availability for Safe4, according to an independent monitoring service. This contrasts strongly with a number of other online services – one of the UK’s leading banks, for example, suffered an outage over the recent bank holiday weekend that had a severe impact on client services.

User sign-ups in April were also a new record, as a result of Safe4 customers initiating new data rooms and projects. Usage of the Safe4 secure document delivery and storage service has been growing steadily since inception in 2010, reinforcing the confidence that customers have shown in the security and effectiveness of the system, and the value that it brings to their client relationships.

For more information on how Safe4 can help your business, please contact us.