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Keep your data secure
How ioSafe offers conﬁdence for data backup.
by D R .
JOHN FLUCK E
ABOUT THE AUTHOR John Flucke, DDS, is Technology Editor for Dental Products Report and dentistry’s “Technology Evangelist.” He practices in Lee’s Summit, Mo., and has followed his passions for both dentistry and technology to become a respected speaker and clinical tester of the latest in dental technology, with a focus on things that provide better care and better experiences for patients. He blogs about technology and life at blog.denticle.com.
We do a lot of things to safeguard the business of our practices. Alarm systems, insurance and backing up our
data just to name a few. And let’s face it, your data is the lifeblood of your practice. Ask anybody who has had a serious data loss and they will tell you the eﬀects can be catastrophic. I personally know of an oﬃce that suﬀered a huge data loss (through a very complicated and unfortunate set of circumstances) and lost all accounts receivable and their schedule. Does that make your pulse quicken just a bit? It certainly does mine. To prevent these types of data related catastrophes, we all should be doing regular backups. When I’m speaking at meetings on the chartless oﬃce, I often ﬁnd that backing up is one of the things people really want to learn about. We all know we need to be backing up and I’m glad to say the whole backup strategy has become less of an issue over the years as more and more of you are using reliable and predictable backup strategies. However, wouldn’t you like to have one more aﬀordable link in your backup chain? I’m talking about one that would make it possible to “set it and forget it” other than to verify it. If that’s something you’re interested in, then let me introduce you to ioSafe (iosafe.com).
Designed to be left alone
ioSafe is a company that makes and sells backup drives that are pretty much impervious to outside factors. These are devices
that are actually designed and built to be left in your oﬃce! How can this be? Let me explain. ioSafe devices are built to withstand pretty much anything that can be thrown at them. The company actually advertises them as, “an aircraft black box for your data.” To that end, ioSafe devices are: Fireproof: Protecting your data from loss up to 1550°F for a ½ hour. Waterproof: Protects data from loss up to 10ft for 72 hours. These are not your typical hard drives. You can bake these things or drop them in a pool and your data is still safe. Here’s how it works. The hard drives are encased in very heavy and durable cases. They contain a hard drive that is encased in a material called “DataCast endothermic ﬁ re insulation” that protects it from heat. The insulation forms a chemical bond with water and when it reaches a temperature above 160 °F, the material releases water vapor ,which keeps that hard drive cool during even extreme heating. The waterproof action is done by Hydrosafe water barrier technology. Basically it doesn’t allow water (even salt water) in, while still allowing heat to escape during normal operation. Add to this the fact that the devices are heavy and can be bolted down or chained to something substantial, and you have a backup solution that can survive almost anything. During hurricane Katrina, some doctors lost both
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Dental Products Report - February 2011
Dental Products Report - February 2011
Table of Contents
From the Editor
Clicks & Picks
DENTSPLY Caulk’s SureFil SDR Flow
Keep Your Data Secure
Ivoclar Vivadent’s Multilink Automix
DENTSPLY Caulk’s TPH3
The CAD/CAM Chorus
Reducing Contamination in Your DUWLs.
The Mouth-Body Connection
Use Sonic Instruments
Create Class V Restorations
Create a Stable Temporary Restoration
Focus on Improved Impressions
All New Scheduler for Softdent
Demi Plus LED Curing Light System
Seeing Is Believing
Your Loupe Options
Products in Practice
Image Is Everything
Quolis 5000 Chair
Byte by Byte
Dental Products Report - February 2011