Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from United Computer Group, Inc.

In this time of gratitude, we give thanks for our valued clients, partners, and friends. UCG deeply values your business, and strives to provide exceptional products, solutions, and customer care. We hope we have exceeded your expectations in every way. With our most sincere good wishes to you and your family for a very happy Thanksgiving! 

The United Computer Group, Inc. Management Team

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

UCG in San Francisco for EVault's 2013 Americas Partner Conference

We're here in San Francisco through Thursday for the EVault Partner Conference. Looking forward to seeing everyone!  

Jim Kandrac

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Blog and Google +

Soon we will start sharing our Blog posts with Google+.

Updates coming to web site.

Stay tuned:  We have some very exciting updates coming to our website.  This will be of particular value to those evaluating Enterprise Management Software.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

United Computer Group, Inc. Rolls Out VAULT400 Reports

IBM Systems Magazine gave UCG's VAULT400 Reports a nice shout-out on Page 39 of their November issue. VAULT400 clients have been raving about their new reports since UCG rolled out the initiative this past July. 

VAULT400 Reports is a Web-enabled interface for centralized reporting that contains details of their clients' cloud-protected data. Users receive three types of reports:
  1. Backup status, which lists successful, failed, or missed backups while providing a simple, single-glance view of the overall health of the backup solution.
  2. Grouped Storage Details, providing a breakdown of storage information for each job grouped by computer, customer, and vault.
  3. Storage Totals, including information on total storage that can be obtained for a specific date range showing the storage fluctuation over time.
You can check out samples of VAULT400 Reports on the VAULT400 website. VAULT400 Reports are provided at no additional cost by UCG to VAULT400 subscribers. 

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

UH notifies 7,100 patients of stolen hard drive with personal medical information

University Hospitals has sent letters to more than 7,100 patients letting them know that their personal medical information may have been exposed when a hard drive was stolen from a third party vendor's car in August. (Bill Gugliotta/The Plain Dealer)

As an IT expert specializing in IT data protection and disaster recovery, it's infuriating to read about debacles like this.There is absolutely NO EXCUSE; this is very basic IT 101. United Computer Group recently completed a very successful operating system upgrade for a different local hospital. As a result, their patient data and their reputation will not be compromised. It is imperative, and I strongly encourage UH to quickly do their due diligence. 

Drive stolen on August 8th, data from 19 computers, taking their time to determine exact information on the drive, NOT encrypted. Now engaged with an IT Security firm? Do they think this was a "random" act? A lot of questions here and plenty of blame to go around. So much for HIPAA.

After I fired the IT person(s) responsible, I'd recommend speaking with Cleveland, OH based Jurinnov

Compliance for Healthcare Organizations is the LAW. Find out more at

Jim Kandrac, Founder and President
United Computer Group, Inc.