Imagine you’re a doctor just finishing up with a patient who is suffering from life-threatening injuries. It’s critical that you move quickly, but you’re waiting for crucial lab results and aren’t sure if lab technicians are receiving your pages.

In healthcare, your business is subject to the privacy standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The goal of HIPAA is to protect personal health information (PHI) that are held by doctors, insurance companies, and pharmacies.

It might be an extreme weather event-- a hurricane, a forest fire, a tornado. Maybe it’s an act of terror, or maybe it’s a failure of aspect of the infrastructure.

We live in an information-driven world: advents such as big data, cloud-based storage, and online databases allow for the gathering and storing of information to a degree unimaginable just a generation ago.