Topic: Business Continuity

From Disaster to Happily Ever After? A Roundup of Recovery Trends

Disasters happen. And though business and IT leaders like you can’t prevent them, you can curtail the losses and costs that disasters cause — by ensuring that Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) plans are in place at your organization.

Hurricane season, flooding, tornadoes and other severe weather threats remind us once again just how important it is to be prepared with strategies that protect buildings, systems, equipment, and personnel — and also have contingencies for the loss of any or all of them. Read more…

Protect Your Business With Cloud

Every once in a while we are reminded in a very dramatic way how unforeseen events can wreak havoc on businesses. With the heavy dependency businesses have on their IT and networks, any interruption to these services is difficult to cope with – there are simply no longer any manual back-up systems in place. The 2012 Sandy storm, which disrupted thousands of businesses for many weeks, is a solid example of how large weather systems, natural disasters, travel disruptions and power outages can severely impact businesses or even force them to close. Read more…

Don’t Let a Super Bowl-style Blackout Halt Your Business

For the millions of people watching the Super Bowl on Sunday, there were the usual sources of entertainment: the pageantry and commercials, a big lead closed and an almost comeback, and a flashy halftime show. But for business and IT leaders watching the big game, there was also a valuable lesson in the importance of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) plans.
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What 100 Gbps Means for Your Business

It’s no secret that businesses are consuming more data than ever, thanks to the prevalence of cloud computing and mobile traffic. Add to that the ever-growing Big Data needs, and organizations are seeing unprecedented demands on their networks. In its July 2012 Visual Networking Index, Cisco reported a rapid increase in networking demand from many sources but mainly streaming media. It also estimates an annual growth rate of 29 percent for IP traffic through 2016.

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How Will Technology Impact Your Business in 2020? [EBOOK]

Human-like technology. The potential downfall of the data center. Hyper-personalization of data. These are some of the responses IT leaders gave to us when we asked, “What will business technology look like in 2020?” In 2020, tech experts say, computers could learn from experience, much like the human brain. The end of the data center as we know it might arrive. And technology will know the most important things about us to help us become more productive.

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Key Takeaways for Successful BC/DR

Wrapping up our series, we’re highlighting four key takeaways for ensuring a successful BC/DR deployment. We asked our BC/DR expert, Mike Cybyske to come up with his most critical advice for anyone developing or deploying a BC/DR strategy. Read more…

Risky Business: How Technology Can Help You Manage Risk

We’ve been talking a lot here at ThinkGig about business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR). We’ve covered how to create a BC/DR strategy and real-life examples of BC/DR in action. Today, we will cover the technology considerations that come into play when managing risk. Read more…

BC/DR in Action

In our last post, we covered how to create a business continuity strategy. for the next installment in our series, we asked our resident business continuity/disaster recovery (bc/dr) expert, mike cybyske, about some specific examples of when bc/dr plans were put into action and what key learnings came out of those experiences. Read more…