You spoke. We listened. Over the past year, cities have told us that
their requirements for data backup and video archiving grow more and more
immense. For example, the requirement for many cities to capture, record, and
store body camera video has drastically increased the amount of storage space
they need. In fact, some cities (such as in Georgia after a new law passed in 2016) must store that information or face legal
penalties. Also, cities (such as those in Arkansas) are feeling more pressure
from state legislatures about strictly adhering to laws and best practices related
Overall, there’s just too much at risk today to neglect a city’s
electronic storage capabilities and underlying information security. Here are
some new features of IT in a Box that help address these concerns:
We already provide cities with onsite data backup storage for quick
data recovery and unlimited offsite data backup storage for disaster recovery.
That now includes storing and archiving all versions of your important files,
documents, and data. Archiving is the long-term storage and indefinite
retention of your backed up data. This archived information is always
accessible in case you need it (such as for an open records request).
Cities tell us that body camera and squad car video
storage costs are a big concern for them—and storage needs for video data will
only continue to grow at an increasingly rapid pace. IT in a Box saves cities
money with our unlimited offsite video storage and retention. That means:
To best protect against cyberattacks, our IT in a Box staff will help
you adopt policies and best practices to educate staff and make sure your
technology helps you comply with state law. In addition to staff training, we
shore up any security holes by securing, documenting, regularly testing, and
proactively managing all of your technology including:
For Arkansas specifically, we help cities become compliant with the
state’s Legislative Audit.
about these new services? Reach out to us with questions.
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