Data Peace of Mind with ACADS-BSG - ACADS-BSG

June 28, 2021by ACADS-BSG

Last year PwC undertook an exhaustive study examining the top policy trends and priorities for business leaders. Needless to say, several issues emerged, but data privacy was most frequently mentioned. Businesses and individuals alike are highly digitalised. We trust servers and clouds with our data, but data breaches, like anything else, do occur. One reaction to data breaches could be to “de-digitalise” and revert back to life in the 1960s. Most of us (businesses included) would balk at such a concept, but data breaches are indeed scary. Yet, you’d be surprised how many businesses do not follow industry-standard security controls. SaaS providers are no different, and with the proper security controls in place, data can indeed be safely stored providing users and customers with much-desired, added comfort.

Security and privacy are highly intertwined when it comes to data protection. For example, ACADS-BSG solutions are hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Governmental agencies, financial services, and healthcare providers entrust highly sensitive information to AWS. The principal reason many SaaS providers like ourselves also opt into AWS is the integration of security and privacy, as opposed to treating them as two separate issues.

To be fair, AWS is not the only provider that links these two concepts into a practical solution. A common analogy when discussing privacy and security in this context is building a car. After manufacturing the engine, you wouldn’t simply bolt it onto the chassis and declare the car ready to run. Security controls are designed to operationalize privacy requirements. Everything from monitoring controls (logging, etc.), data encryption, and access controls are security controls by definition. But they also affect privacy, and as such, need to be constructed together into the architectures of any operating environment.

Data protection and privacy will continue to be a primary concern for all providers. But when addressed methodically and thoughtfully, the safety measures are quite robust and secure.
ACADS-BSG takes the security of our customers incredibly seriously, and we will continue to develop and support building services software with security top of mind.

The user interface for HYENA+ is much cleaner and more user friendly than the UI used for the original HYENA program. This makes the experience more enjoyable, easy, and less taxing when using the program for long periods of time. HYENA is an excellent tool to have and its now web-based nature with HYENA+ has allowed it to become even more beneficial.

– M. Cummings

It has always been a pleasure dealing with ACADS-BSG team due to their helpful nature and quick response time to any inquiries and technical issues. Camel\Hyena works out of the box and install time is in seconds, I cannot recommend any other company that provides better customer service other than Catherine and her team.

– Marvin D

Catherine and the team at ACADS provide customer service of the highest standards always offering the best solutions for our business with fast response times. I would highly recommend ACADS-BSG.

– Amy

The ACADS BSG suite of software has been used by VOS Group for 30 years. We as a company have grown as the software capabilities have changed with usability and technology. The support from head office has always been quick and accurate, with a resolve to overcome any obstacles. We have always found the outputs to be accurate and reliable and a good basis for good engineering design.

– Shayne C

Moving to a cloud based platform has improved the overall performance of the software. [being able to log in from any device] has improved my overall productivity as I only need to carry my smart phone or a tablet, and I can do my job remotely. Tools and functions are clearly organised within the new interface reducing any confusion for a new user. Copy+ Paste option saves a lot of time for Engineers like me. It just works like an Excel Sheet, where you can copy items and paste them somewhere else. It saves a lot of time especially if you are working on a single project and you want to do multiple calculations.

[HYENA+] allows me to quickly switch from one calculation to another without losing any data. This has reduced the overall lead time in doing calculations. I am sure [HYENA+] will have a positive impact on the Fire Industry.

– Ahkil M