Canada- The Cayman Islands of Data Security?

Canada is known for being a peacekeeping nation so it should come as no surprise that we are also the safest place to store corporate data. A reason for this is that Canadian laws are now in place that ensure Canadian Business’ and Canadian Consumers’ personal information is protected.

There are three privacy laws now in effect in Canada. Two of these laws require the immediate attention of almost every Canadian business. If your business has been using best practices in information collection and digital messaging, there is every likelihood you are in compliance. However, if you are not sure of where you are, a good place to start is by reading our Canadian Privacy law whitepaper. Here are the three privacy laws:

1) The Privacy Act – The law and how it individuals and government held information.

2) Personal Information Protection & Electronic Documents Act – The law and what business need to do be in compliance.

3) Canadian Anti Spam Legislation – The law and what business must do right now to their electronic messaging methods.

If you weren’t aware of these laws before, I strongly encourage you to investigate. Download our Canadian Privacy Law whitepaper and learn about these laws, how they affect your business, and best practice guidelines for compliance.

Even if you are aware of these laws it is still hard to know what to do in order to be in compliance. With technology moving at such a rapid rate, it further complicates the situation. Rather than fall the way of a the dodo bird, Business must adapt to new technology.

Is Canada the Cayman Islands for Data Security? The short answer to this question is – yes. Due to the laws, political & humanitarian reputation, Canada is the perfect environment to store corporate data, the lifeblood of a business. No surprise that a staggering number of business use data centers whose network remains 100% within Canadian Borders.

Canadian Companies need Canadian Solutions. Visit Air Interactive Media at the Canadian Government Technology Event GTEC 2014 from October 27th – 29th. Air Interactive Media is proud to promote its MOBILE Document Management and Collaboration Solution mView Suite. We are the only solution on the market today that facilitates secure document sharing and collaboration on any mobile and computing device. Unlock the value of human Information within your Business today! mView Suite an out of the box SaaS Solution that is scalable to fit your needs, without limitations.

More Questions? Speak with someone on Air Interactive Media’s team!

4 Ways Cloud Services Aid BYOD

Over half of businesses today are employing a BYOD strategy and private and public cloud systems. Since the forecast for BYOD use will reach 90% this year, it is safe to say that this technology combination is changing the way work is being done. The “Cloud” presents additional pathways for outsourcing and delivering services. Questions remain on just what functions and cloud services should be used, whether to employ public or private cloud services, and cloud security. At this same time employees are embracing mobile devices to do all their computer related work. Recognizing this trend most businesses allow the use of personal mobile devices to be used in the work place. A recent survey by the Aberdeen Group found that 72% of those polled allow the practice of BYOD – bring your own device. By combining these 2 elements, BYOD and Cloud Services, some remarkable things begin to happen:

1.      BYOD and Cloud Services Can Reduce Expenses Research indicates that great savings can be realized by implementing a cloud service with BYOD. For example, companies no longer need to acquire and maintain computing devices. It seems employees are happy to invest their own money on their devices and internet plans. Cloud services reduce the need to print documents, which allows big savings on toner and ink, and by allowing the cloud service to manage infrastructure, businesses do not need as many IT experts.

2.      Cloud Services Enhance BYOD Activities Workers love to use their own devices at work, and business believes this improves productivity. Over 70% of companies surveyed think a BYOD strategy enhances morale, which means happy employees. When important data is stored in the Cloud, disruptions due to lost or non functional devices are minimal. More importantly security is better.

         3.      Cloud Services Make BYOD Secure Sensitive business information stored in the Cloud is much more secure than storing information on a shared drive or on a laptop. Storage and data processing occur outside mobile devices, and since no information is stored on any employee device, corporate documents are more secure. IT professional have 100% control.

4.      The Cloud Offers Visibility To Employee Behaviors By using cloud technology, IT professionals have 100% control due to the tracking, monitoring and reporting features available. Monitoring employee activities is made easy. In addition all of this feedback can be used to extract important company information.  In the era of cloud and BYOD’s barriers are broken and it becomes a human to human model rather than B2B or even B2C. It is Important to understand how cloud can help unlock the value of human information in your organization.

Conclusion: End-users will use their smart devices and want simple access to the latest business files. This means IT will need new security features to manage all the different devices out there. Other corporate considerations are the number of systems end-users need to perform their jobs, how much time does it take to learn new systems, and how easily an employee can find, share and/or collaborate on information from different sources. A good solution will connect, share and collaborate internally with external users with a design that can access any mobile or computing device.

Whether you are just implementing a cloud service or adopting a BYOD strategy, Air Interactive Media (AIM) can help.  AIM provides a Document Management Solution using cloud infrastructure thus enabling companies to share and collaborate using mobile device technology.

Read our latest Cloud BYOD White Paper. Click this link to download.

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About AIM mView Suite

Introduction 

Air Interactive Media is a digital media company that manufactures a unique software Solution called AIM mView Suite. AIM mView Suite allows users to Connect, Share and Collaborate on a document, any-time, anywhere, on any mobile computing device.

Features & Benefits 

mAdmin: An executive dashboard provides administrators with a rich feature set including integrated tracking, reporting & monitoring. Unlike other Solutions, such as SharePoint, mAdmin does not have a complicated administrational hierarchy. Seneca College will be have complete control over AIM mView Suite being able to add and authenticate users, customize report to monitor usage and employ productivity in real time.  Continue reading

Cloud Services and Mobility – The BYOD Challenge

End-users will use their smart devices and want simple access to the latest business files. This means IT will need new security features to manage all the different devices out there. Other corporate considerations are the number of systems end-users need to perform their jobs, how much time does it take to learn new systems, and how easily an employee can find, share and/or collaborate on information from different sources. A good solution will connect, share and collaborate internally with external users with a design that can access any mobile or computing device.

The “Cloud” presents additional pathways for outsourcing and delivering services. Questions remain on just what functions and cloud services should be used, whether to employ public or private cloud services, and cloud security. At this same time employees are embracing mobile devices to do all their computer related work. Recognizing this trend most businesses allow the use of personal mobile devices to be used in the work place. A recent survey by the Aberdeen Group found that 72% of those polled allow the practice of BYOD – bring your own device.

The business use of personal devices used at work is rising dramatically, and this is true for both Apple iPhones and Android devices. The principal reason for allowing BYOD Smartphones and tablets is from employee demands for more mobile functionality.

Big BYOD Challenges:

  1. Security
  2. Costs
  3. APPS
  4. Private and Public Clouds

To learn more about the demographic changes in the new workplace and the 4 big BYOD challenges click on the download button below.

Whether you are just implementing a cloud service or adopting a BYOD strategy, AirInteractive Media (AIM) can help.  AIM is a third party cloud provider enabling companies to share and collaborate using smartphone technology.

Visit www.aimmview.com to sign up for your very own free trial of AIM mView Suite today!

Introducing Air Interactive Media

Air Interactive Media (AIM) is a start-up company in the Information Technology Sector. AIM is a digital media company with headquarters in Kingston, ON that manufactures a software solution called AIM mView Suite. The concept for mView Suite was inspired by AIM’s CEO, David Airey. Mr. Airey, a former Senior MPS (Managed Print Services) Advisor, worked with Dealers, VAR’s and Distributors across North America. The role required extensive travel and air-time exceeded 40,000 a year. Frustration with limitations and restrictions at airports, hotels and commute’s in between, spurred the “mobile device” centric concept and ultimately spawned mView Suite. mView Suite, the “m” meaning mobile and “view” meaning the ability to replace the printed document to full-view of a document … any document/file, anywhere, anytime, on any mobile & computing device. In 2012, software development began and in October 2013 mView Suite was officially launched at GTEC. mView Suite is unique in that it solves many current nuances and holes in the market, affordably. It is an extremely collaborative and User-friendly solution with file sync & share capabilities. What differentiates AIM mView Suite from others in the marketplace? We are the only Solution that is “out-of-the-box” ready for any OS and is applicable on ALL mobile computing devices. With innovative security features built in we maintain document security and provide organizations with a mobile device management policy for the BYOD movement through user authentication.