Got HIPAA? Want Cloud? Check out Office 365

Your organization may have already looked into cloud computing and ascertained that there are cost benefits, but if you’re in a regulated industry such as the health care field, you have to worry about security. HIPAA requirements mandate that you protect health information, so any cloud solution that you consider must be able to meet those security requirements. Office 365 specifically addresses compliance with business associate HIPAA requirements, so if you’re interested in finding out more, this post contains the link to a white paper that discusses the specific data protection policies, procedures and tools that are integrated into Office 365:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_in_education/archive/2011/12/16/office-365-becomes-first-and-only-major-cloud-service-to-meet-the-rigors-of-u-s-standards-for-data-protection-and-security.aspx

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