HIPAA Compliance and the eSureIT Online Backup Service

The US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 applies to health care providers, health plans, and clearing houses that electronically maintain or transmit health information. Among other things, these entities are required to have data backup plans, disaster recovery plans, and emergency mode operation plans. Fortunately, there is a way to meet these security and contingency requirements.

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Skelta BPM and High Availability

Companies are now adopting cloud for hosting their business process management (BPM) tools. BPM on cloud can help control costs, optimize business processes, and improve organizational agility all while achieving a high level of service availability.

High availability is a system design approach for analyzing and managing the impact of planned and unplanned outages. High availability solutions provide a robust backup capability so that applications keep running without disruption, even... Read More

When Customers Call, and They Will, Will Your IVR Be Ready?

Reports have indicated that more and more customers are using online and other self-service tools to resolve issues. That said, analysts are not predicting that call volumes will be dropping significantly. This means that interactive voice response (IVR) technology can still be crucial to a company’s customer experience.

This report from Frost & Sullivan looks at what customers dislike about and require from IVR systems. It presents the case that some customers reject calling as a method... Read More

Compliance Tips for Outbound Debt Collection Communications

The largest challenge to successful debt collection efforts today is outbound communications compliance. There are many rules to follow, and requirements are continually evolving.

This white paper looks at some key considerations for collection compliance for outbound communications. These include understanding the compliance landscape in the United States, complying with legal requirements and restrictions to avoid fines, and learning the best practices for obtaining debtor consent for... Read More

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