rI’ve talked before about data that works for you, focusing on qualities like accuracy, timeliness and simplicity. Those are essential to de-mucking your puddle of data into clear insight and decision making. But the other side to data quality is security, availability, and performance. To assure that your data is secure – even in the event of a true disaster – your data center should have around-the-clock system monitoring, multi-location redundant servers, data replication and regularly scheduled system backups.

I want to keep our data so safe that I would stick a Baby On Board! sign on it if I could. Instead I’ll gladly settle for top-notch hosting at a SSAE 16 compliant network services facility. Thanks to Logicworks’ achievement of Statement of Standards for Attestation Engagements SSAE 16 compliance, Building Engines now has this!

The new compliance requirements, issued by the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) requires many third-party service organizations to make changes to application, process and service controls to ensure the safety and integrity of client data. Our hosting and cloud provider, Logicworks recently completed the audit, ensuring the highest level of operational standards in the following areas:

  • Enterprise, Network and Application Security
  • Back-up and Disaster Recovery
  • Application Implementation and Change Management
  • Infrastructure Support
  • Organization and Human Resources
  • Business Processes

“Logicworks’ achievement of SSAE 16 compliance ensures that Building Engines customers will continue to benefit from the highest level of performance (including 99% up time), and always have access to critical programs and content” said Tim Kelly, Director of Engineering for Building Engines.

SSAE 16 is important because it is a sign of performance and accountability for a hosting and cloud provider. Public Companies are in fact required to use a SSAE 16 qualified provider for financially significant outsourced services. Public or Private, any company wants assurance that their data baby will be handled with the utmost care.