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Industry experts discuss governance strategies, compliance and privacy in the digital age.

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Industry experts discuss governance strategies, compliance and privacy in the digital age.

    7 Steps to Preparing for California's New Consumer Privacy Laws

    7 Steps to Preparing for California's New Consumer Privacy Laws

    The California Consumer Privacy Act, which is the first significant state privacy law passed in the U.S.,  takes effect on January 1, 2020 and it has broad implications for all but the smallest businesses. Under the terms of the new regulation, California-based companies that either generate more than $25 million in annual revenue, have personal information on at least 50,000 consumers or derive at least half of their annual revenue from selling customers’ personal information must disclose upon request what personal data it collects and whether that data is sold or disclosed. The law also gives consumers the power to have their personal data deleted upon demand.
    Iron Mountain has been preparing to comply with the law for some time, and it has defined a seven-step process for doing so. In this podcast, host Paul Gillin speaks with Steve Lester, Iron Mountain’s corporate counsel in its Privacy and Compliance team, and Kelly Matoney a principal partner in Iron Mountain's Information Governance & Digital Solutions Professional Services group, about each of the seven steps and what other businesses can learn from Iron Mountain’s experience. 

    • 20 min
    Compliance Standards are Your Friend in Mitigating Colocation Risk

    Compliance Standards are Your Friend in Mitigating Colocation Risk

    Many organizations use data center colocation providers to complement or even replace traditional on -premises data centers. When choosing a provider, the IT team typically looks for sound infrastructure, strong physical security, ample bandwidth and other technical fundamentals. But they may overlook a factor that my guest believes is just as important: compliance.


    Colocation providers who are certified compliant with a broad set of standards and regulations offer customers peace of mind that their equipment and data receive the highest quality of support and protection. But not all colocation providers are alike when it comes to compliance. Keeping up with changing regulations and audits is time-consuming and expensive, so some vendors support more standards than others. Support may even very between locations operated by the same vendor.
    In this podcast, host Paul Gillin interviews Jim Henry, Global Compliance Analyst for Iron Mountain Data Centers about the standards that matter most when choosing a colocation provider.  

    • 12 min
    These are the Top 5 Network Challenges of 2019. Are You Ready?

    These are the Top 5 Network Challenges of 2019. Are You Ready?

    With the volume of data that organizations collect expected to grow tenfold over the next six years, the challenge of accommodating so much new data while providing acceptable service levels and doing it all on a budget is front-and-center for IT executives. 
    Edge devices like sensors and cameras will generate data volumes that exceed the capacity of many of today’s enterprise networks and will require rethinking how many applications are built. Networks will need to scale up and down flexibly and economically. Many new cloud migration options are springing up, giving customers choice but also creating network complexity. These factors need to be managed within the context of an increasingly demanding regulatory environment and growing cybersecurity challenges.
    As general manager of network strategy and services at Iron Mountain, Frank Scalzo builds the resilient and scalable networks that customers will need years in the future.  In a recent article on DataCenterFrontier.com, Frank looked at the Top 5 Network Challenges of 2019. In this podcast, he tells Modern Governance host Paul Gillin why these challenges are so critical and how organizations can meet them. 

    • 11 min
    Data Center Power Demands Are Fueling Environmental Emissions; Here’s How to End the Spiral

    Data Center Power Demands Are Fueling Environmental Emissions; Here’s How to End the Spiral

    Data centers consume about 3% of global electricity capacity each year and power demand is doubling every four years. The world demand for computing power seems to be insatiable, and billions of smartphones and internet of things devices have fueled the need for increased capacity of the back-end cloud data centers that serve them.
    All this demands power. Storage devices, network switches and cell phone towers all consume electricity. Faster processors not only require more power to run but also create the need for bigger air conditioning and liquid cooling systems, which also run on electricity. With 80% of the world’s electricity supply generated by fossil fuels, the environmental impact of computing growth is becoming more severe.
    Fortunately, solutions are emerging. Highly efficient “lights out” data centers that use cooling from natural resources are significantly reducing overhead costs. In many areas, solar, wind and nuclear power are viable power-generation alternatives. Some data centers are even being built to run on 100% renewable energy.
    In this episode of Modern Governance, we’re joined by Kevin Hagen, Vice President Environment, Social & Governance Strategy at Iron Mountain. He discusses the factors driving rapid growth in computer-fueled power demand, the environmental impact and how new data center designs are reducing or even eliminating the need for fossil fuel-based energy.
    Organizations mentioned in this podcast:
    Center for Resource Solutions
    Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance
    World Resources Institute
    World Wildlife Fund
    Environmental Defense Fund
    Better Buildings Alliance

    • 17 min
    How Machine Learning Changes the Rules of Business and Information Management

    How Machine Learning Changes the Rules of Business and Information Management

    Machine Learning is here, and for many industries and disciplines, things will never be the same again. This category of artificial intelligence enables computers to tackle many tasks that are too complex for humans, such as analyzing millions of healthcare records in search of adverse drug interactions or extracting data from paper documents that can be loaded into digital databases. 
    The ability of machines to understand documents and images will require changes in the way we manage and govern information. The Association for Information and Image Management recently completed a study of corporate decision-makers and found that more than four in five consider machine learning to be key to their future technology and business plans. 
    In this podcast John Mancini, Chief Evangelist and Past President of AIIM, and Jim O’Dorisio Senior Vice President of emerging commercial applications at Iron Mountain dissect the findings of the research and predict what will be some of the biggest impacts of machine learning on the way we do business. 

    • 18 min
    The Privacy Rules Changed in 2018 - What Does that Mean Going Forward?

    The Privacy Rules Changed in 2018 - What Does that Mean Going Forward?

    Between GDPR in the EU, similar legislation in other countries, the controversy surrounding the way social networks handle personal information and the ongoing drumbeat of breaches and data theft, the issue of how organizations should exercise responsible care of personal information was one of the biggest stories of 2018.
    Coming at a time when big data and analytics is making it possible for organizations to understand their customers with unprecedented degrees of precision, the privacy issue creates new complexities for those who manage and govern information. Analytics and profiling practices need to be balanced with compliance, security and customer sensitivity needs. Going too far can subject an organization to public embarrassment or legal action. On the other hand, not going far enough can leave it at a competitive disadvantage. 
    As we head into 2019, Modern Governance invited Iron Mountain Privacy Principal & Practice Leader Kelly Matoney and Director of Professional Services Gavin Siggers to join us on the podcast to look ahead at questions such as: 
    What issues should governance professionals consider as they evaluate rules and practices around personal information use?
    How is the privacy landscape likely to evolve in the coming year?
    What best practices do our experts see organizations already adopting?
    Could responsible data use be considered a competitive advantage?
    Where does the buck stop when it comes to setting limitations on data use?
     

    • 19 min

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