Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

The First Non-American President in Our History

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

The First Non-American President in Our History

Article excerpt

North-east based DataSafe principal Kevin Bell has been elected President of PRISM International for 2006. PRISM International, HQ, NC, USA ( is the world-wide trade organisation for professional records and information services management.

As the first non-American president in Prism International's 26-year history, Kevin said: "I am delighted to represent the world-wide organisation and feel this recognises both the success and ability of DataSafe all underpinned with a state of the art purpose-built records management facility."

Since Kevin established DataSafe in the early 1990s the company has grown to become a UK market leader in information management. It provides secure storage of data with fast accurate retrieval and full audit tracking of files and magnetic media.

The demands of legislation are ever-increasing and business owners and directors are under increasing pressure to protect and securely manage how their data is both stored and retrieved.

Sarbanes-Oxley, a body which provides financial and accounting disclosure information, highlights a number of data issues and responsibilities businesses and executives are facing. DataSafe has one single objective ( To provide a professional and trusted solution to offsite data storage.

Statistics show that 99% of companies do not carry out daily backups and, of those that do, 66% are incomplete and 50% fail.

On average, 20mb of data takes 30 hours to build and has a business value of pounds 50,000 and 60% of companies that lose their data shut down within six months of a disaster. With this in mind, companies really only have one alternative, and that is to secure their data.

DataSafe has made extensive investment to provide its clients with purpose-built high security premises which include sophisticated security systems. …

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