Topic: Disaster Recovery

DRaaS Got You Stumped? Time to Catch some “Air”

No one debates the critical nature of effective IT disaster recovery.  One need only assess the damage created by such natural disasters as Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Sandy to understand the devastation of data loss and service interruption to businesses. … Read more…

Walk Me to the Car: Disaster Recovery

Welcome back to the “Walk me to the car” blog series, a power-packed set of questions & answers that quickly addresses what busy business execs need to know on pressing technology issues. Today’s topic: What do business leaders need to know … Read more…

10 Years Later – A Hurricane Katrina Disaster Recovery Retrospective

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina brought its 174 mph winds to New Orleans – submerging four-fifths of the City under water. With $105 billion in Federal money sought for repairs and reconstruction, it was easily the costliest natural disaster in … Read more…

Six Ways Business Continuity Can Cost You: Because Failure is not an Option

What happens when your business goes down? Can you quantify the result of any downtime? Do you lose business? Do you lose productivity or customers? And if you do, how badly will your business’s reputation be damaged? Business continuity seeks … Read more…

Six Ways Disaster Recovery Can Cost You:  How to Prepare for the Inevitable

You know that saying, “You’re only as strong as your weakest link?” It can apply to many situations, none more so than your IT infrastructure, where architectural weaknesses can put your entire environment at great risk.  

Creating a Business Continuity Plan

You’ve been hearing for years about how drafting a business continuity plan can keep your business going when an emergency strikes, or when Mother Nature wreaks havoc. It’s on your “to-do” list, but somehow, it always gets pushed behind some more immediate need. Frankly, the last thing you need is to read another article telling you why it’s so important. We thought it would be more helpful to give you some simple tips to start pulling your plan together. Read more…

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…

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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