We all know that data security is an area of increasing concern, as we collect and store more data on more devices. Recently, there have been many high-profile episodes in the media, identifying that the NHS or some of the largest data security providers in the world have fallen victim to data security breaches.
Some of those are from external hacks, but in many cases, it's internal users of data having access to that information and sharing it outside the organisation. So data security becomes an ever-increasing point of concern for many businesses.
GDPR is putting some more regulations in place for organisations to ensure they are reporting breaches within a certain period of time (72 hours), and if they're not doing that, they'll be fined 4% of their turnover. Organisations will need to have a data protection officer in place to make sure they have a full process of storing information in a secure way, especially in sectors like Finance and Education.
So, is there a problem with using Excel to store data? No, the problem is that data, when stored on local devices, is it's getting moved. People are extracting data from databases and storing it on devices such as mobiles and laptops which get taken away from the workplace.
Even if you have a secured Excel file on your computer, people can still easily find a way to hack that and gain access. The key is to remove the requirement of extracting that data. Some business intelligence solutions allow users to access information and extract it onto their desktop. Panintelligence is different; we secure your data behind a network infrastructure, which means that people can access data securely without having to move anything.
Panintelligence is server-side only, which means it's only installed within your network and is connected directly to your data. We don't need to move data at all and we can also control how people can access that data, removing the need to extract it. You're able to query data live, in a transactional system - they're consuming it online, in real-time, anywhere. It can be accessed on laptop and mobile devices, but no data is ever cached.
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