Friday, November 11, 2011

Cool Technology of the Week

In a HIPAA and HITECH compliant environment, I have to carefully watch where and how data is stored.

Unfortunately, there are many stakeholders and collaborators who want to use Dropbox, which lacks the necessary privacy protections.

What we really need is Dropbox for the private cloud that enables similar functionality on our HIPAA compliant enterprise storage.

We're evaluating 4 alternatives

1) Dropbox Teams - Encrypted enterprise Dropbox
2) Oxygen Cloud  -  Supports EMC Atmos Cloud Oriented Storage (used at BIDMC for image archiving)
3) Blackboard Learn - Formerly Xythos
4) ShareFile - Recently acquired by Citrix

HIPAA compliant Dropbox-like functionality.   That's cool!  I'll let you know what we decide.


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