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Top Tips for Compliance

From SOX and HIPAA to a deluge of new European regulations, IT managers have more compliance demands than they can handle. Just check out the results of our latest poll. (See Fed Up With Compliance.) At the same time, at least a few claim to be making headway. (See Winning the Compliance Game.)

To see how folk are coping, we at Byte and Switch made the rounds, asking for compliance tips from industry experts and storage managers in the trenches. Below are the results. If you have something to add (or to protest), hit the message board below or email us at [email protected].

Here are the main suggestions we uncovered:

Don't ignore compliance

Tim Hesson, storage manager of Louisville, Kentucky-based Kindred Healthcare, says ITers shouldn't be fooled into thinking they can avoid dealing with compliance just because they're not on the financial side of the business. Hesson, who deals with Sarbanes Oxley and HIPAA in healthcare, says regulators haven't forgotten about data storage, they just haven't quite gotten around to it yet.

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