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Much more than a potential fine.

Compliance refers to a set of governing rules and regulations that organizations in specific industries are required to adhere to and uphold. These standards can vary based on industry but certain rules, such as those pertaining to data privacy and security, are essentially universal and typically require your organization to go through an audit to prove your meeting minimum requirements. The goal of compliance is to ensure organizations are protecting the privacy and integrity of their clients' sensitive information.


Maintaining compliance can be tricky as new rules and regulations continue to stack up to keep pace with the rapidly changing technology landscape. Bring your own device (BYOD) policies for instance are essentially required today now that virtually every employee owns a smart phone. Cloud computing has also led to drastic changes since data can now be stored virtually anywhere. It can be difficult to predict what might come next in compliance but if you pay attention to industry trends you can start to work regulatory processes into your business plans in anticipation of what’s to come.

Why it Matters

If your organization is found to be in violation of regulatory compliance you could be facing punishment ranging from hefty fines to legal action, with the extent being determined by the severity of the infraction. What can be potentially more damaging to your organization though, is the damage done to your reputation, as it can be extremely difficult to regain the trust of a client once it’s lost.

Luckily, if you take the time and effort to maintain compliance, there are some rather nice benefits past avoiding fines!

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Benefits of Maintaining Compliance

Public Relations

Maintaining compliance might not be sexy but it shows your clients that they can trust your organization when it comes to protecting their privacy and personal information which can matter more than you might expect.

Competitive Edge

Certain compliance laws such as HIPAA require vendors and partners to also be compliant in order to work with any organization in the industry which can create quite the niche market if you are willing to make the effort.

Hardened Security

Data protection is a corner stone of regulatory compliance and will require you to adopt industry standards when it comes to network security. These measures will reduce your overall risk of a potential data breach and will come in handy if ever needing to make a claim on a cyber insurance policy.

Improved Processes

In order to attain compliance your organization needs to be process oriented and organized. Though it can be frustrating initially, this can help streamline processes throughout your organization in the long run.

The Four Winds Approach

At Four Winds we understand that every business is inherently different which is why we take the time to customize every one of our solutions, so they better cater to the specific needs of your business. Our approach is simple yet effective:


We begin with an upfront meeting to better understand your overall business, budget, and plans for the future. This phase is crucial when it comes designing a solution that both accommodates your immediate needs and can easily scale with your business.


There is no such thing as one size fit all when it comes to technology. We work with you to better understand how your employees’ function on a daily basis and identify any business critical applications and tools to create a solution that accommodates your specific needs and budget.


Our team of experienced engineers deploy your solution ensuring any new hardware or software is optimized for your environment. When it comes to maintaining your solution we provide a range of comprehensive support services including but not limited to 24/7 monitoring, remote support, and onsite troubleshooting.


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