Business continuity & disaster recovery News
March 14, 2017
The year 2016 was a wild and crazy one for business disasters. An increase in ransomware attacks and IT outages such as Delta's constantly made headlines. These high-profile issues drove the need ...
December 30, 2016
CIOs wanted practical advice on how to achieve digital transformation. Emerging tech and how to be a better boss also got mind share. Here are our top IT advice columns of 2016.
October 27, 2016
Problematic events happen and organisations need to be able to cope when things go wrong. Business resilience has always required organisations to consider many diverse elements - premises, people, ...
June 28, 2016
With a new round of $20 million in funding, business continuity/disaster recovery software vendor Zerto plans to double its engineering force by the end of the year to accelerate product releases. ...
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Businesses have enjoyed the advantages of hybrid clouds for years. There have been growing pains, though, and hybrid newcomers can learn from their predecessors' mistakes. Continue Reading
Emergency communications is one of the first actions to be taken following an incident. Find out what happens when an organization doesn't have an emergency communications plan. Continue Reading
Storing important data in the cloud is a non-starter for many organizations. There are number of reasons for this, including legislation, risk and compliance. Oh, and of course, cost. For those organizations, an on-premises cloud could be a promising alternative. In other words, building a storage system that offers the key attributes of cloud storage while avoiding all that scary stuff. In our cover story, you'll find out what it takes to build an on-premises cloud system, the technologies required and what an on-prem cloud offers that traditional storage does not.
Backup is no longer simply copying data in case something goes wrong. Nowadays, the bleeding edge of backup is about meeting the demands of the "always-on" data center. It wasn't too long ago that meeting these types of demands seemed impossible, but that is changing. You'll find out about the new technologies and approaches that are addressing modern data protection challenges.
Building an effective disaster recovery (DR) plan requires a detailed analysis of the types of risks it will need to protect against and the impact those risks represent. With our step-by-step roadmap, learn where to focus DR resources and how much to invest in building and maintaining those resources.Continue Reading
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Internet of things security concerns are causing business continuity and disaster recovery professionals to create new risk assessments and business impact analyses. Continue Reading
Healthcare organizations should have a DR and business continuity plan to retain access to patient charts and administrative services in case of a cloud service outage. Continue Reading
It's hard to put together a valid business continuity plan until you know what capabilities are at risk and what the impact would be from losing those capabilities. Here's how you conduct a business impact analysis.
A business impact analysis identifies the impact of disasters on business operations, financial performance, reputation, employees, supply chains and support networks. The analysis should include potential financial loss and time required to recover from each type of disaster. After conducting the analysis, you can identify threats to your critical business operations and the likelihood each of those events will occur. When you've identified and analyzed your risks, you can come up with IT risk assessment strategies to address them.
IT risk assessment and business impact analysis requires knowledge of standards from the International Organization of Standards (ISO) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). These standards provide understanding of risk management principles, and guidance on using risk management techniques.
In this guide, you'll learn how to create and update risk analyses and risk assessments, how to develop an effective IT risk assessment analysis in a few, easy-to-follow steps and how risk analysis aids the disaster recovery planning process.Continue Reading
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Any business can experience data failure. What matters most is how you prepare for a quick recovery. Azure Site Recovery uses the Microsoft cloud when your data center goes dark. Continue Reading
A multipronged approach is the best protection against unaffordable and unacceptable downtime in today's 24/7 business cycle. Continue Reading
Shell scripts can improve speed and automation for sys admins beyond what's possible with graphical user interfaces. Dana French's books cover advanced shell scripting for experienced users. Continue Reading
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Technology is coming to the rescue for organizations looking to lower their disaster recovery costs. Learn how these steps can help decrease your DR expenses. Continue Reading
Cloud computing can help healthcare organizations save money, expand research projects and improve technology offerings. Yet, for some, the age-old question remains: Can cloud services be trusted to protect sensitive healthcare data, such as EHRs?
This three-part guide explores how healthcare organizations are venturing into the cloud. First, expert Trevor Strome analyzes the benefits and most significant barriers to cloud adoption in healthcare. Next, SearchHealthIT's Kristen Lee looks at how Amazon Web Services has helped Nationwide Children's Hospital and a technology vendor perform genomic studies. Finally, healthcare IT consultant Reda Chouffani provides a list of things to consider when purchasing cloud services. Continue Reading
Jon Toigo discusses the importance of ensuring that your cloud provider has tape recovery capabilities in this Storage Decisions presentation. Continue Reading