Providing a secure and on premise file sharing solution, as well as an online collaboration platform, and an effective way to comply with strict data protection laws while reducing backup and disaster recovery time
Part of a catholic parent organization, the Vinzenz von Paul Kliniken is subject to stricter data protection laws than the general German ones. However, the hospital’s clinical staff often used DropBox or GoogleDrive to share files with external parties. Doctors collaborate on medical articles, contribute conference content, and sometimes even co-author books. They did not realize that as soon as they shared their files in the cloud, the intellectual property (IP) rights for it could be transferred to the cloud provider. A huge issue when so much original content is shared.
The hospital also wanted to find an alternative to hosting regular health and safety briefings. All staff needed to attend these two hour sessions in person. The hospital wanted to introduce an option to consume the training at a time of the participant’s choosing; such as during some down-time in an on-call shift which would be a much more productive use of their time.
Mr Simon Holder, IT Infrastructure Manager at the Vinzenz von Paul Kliniken, explains a final consideration: “We are long-time GroupWise users. Our email system, serving 2,000 users, has now grown to 2TB which means backup and disaster recovery take a long time. We wanted to reduce this, while adhering to the strict data protection laws.”