Latest Content tagged with Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
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What Happens When the IT Staff Gets the Flu?
Brien Posey  
2/24/2014   88 comments
If your whole staff is on its back, can your department function?
Using Big Data to Predict Big Problems
David Wagner  
2/20/2014   19 comments
Governments and enterprises will soon be able to use big data to predict social unrest.
Giving Thanks for Technology
David Wagner  
11/27/2013   87 comments
Here's an all-you-can-eat tribute to technology.
A Hybrid Cloud Approach to Healthcare
Tony Kontzer  
9/17/2013   11 comments
A major healthcare outlet decides to adopt the hybrid cloud and provision many of its own solutions.
Slow Adoption of Containerized Datacenters
Jim O’Reilly  
8/7/2013   10 comments
With containerization, installing and commissioning datacenters is much faster and can save you a lot of cash. So why aren't we doing it more?
The Biggest Mistake I Ever Made as a CIO
Brien Posey  
8/2/2013   48 comments
Watch what happens when a new CIO tries to cut corners to battle the Y2K bug.
The Trade Off Between Traditional DR Sites & the Cloud
Andrew Froehlich  
7/31/2013   22 comments
Cloud DR offers advantages in cost and ease, but there are some disadvantages as well.
What I Was Thinking... When Budget Cuts Made the Backup Fail
Michael Hugos  
7/25/2013   12 comments
Deferring capital expenses puts a company at major risk.
Project Loon: Too Crazy for the Enterprise?
Andrew Froehlich  
7/3/2013   19 comments
Is Google's plan to launch balloons into the stratosphere loony or perfectly sane?
Thinking of a Merger or Acquisition? Better Ask Your CIO First
Andrew Froehlich  
6/19/2013   14 comments
CIOs need to be a major part of any M&A analysis.
E2 Radio: Lessons From the Schoolhouse Datacenter
Curtis Franklin Jr.  
6/17/2013   23 comments
Schoolhouse IT has a lot of lessons for enterprise IT professionals.
What I Was Thinking... During My Last Outage
David Fletcher  
6/10/2013   9 comments
Another in a series of stories from CIOs sharing hard-won experience from crucial moments in their careers.
Data Clear as a Bell
Curtis Franklin Jr.  
4/26/2013   38 comments
A recovered recording has lessons in archiving for CIOs.
What I Learned... From Our Last Outage
Larry Bonfante  
4/18/2013   23 comments
How you handle the aftermath might matter as much as how you handle the event.
What I Was Thinking... During Our Last Outage
Larry Bonfante  
4/17/2013   17 comments
This is a new series hoping to give deep insight into the thinking of CIOs as they go through their most important career moments, this time dealing with a major outage.
Your Cyberwarfare Recovery Plan
Andrew Froehlich  
3/27/2013   35 comments
Increased fears of cyberwarfare require you to have a recovery plan.
When 'Can't Happen' Does
Dan Martinez  
3/6/2013   42 comments
Preparing for the unimaginable takes discipline, creativity, and business leadership.
IT's New Year's Resolutions
David Wagner  
12/31/2012   64 comments
Here are five techie goals to set for 2013.
Time to Rethink Your Cold Spare DR Plan
Andrew Froehlich  
12/19/2012   7 comments
Shorter supply lines are making cold spares obsolete.
E2 Radio Two-fer: Get Ready for Two Shows This Week
Curtis Franklin Jr.  
12/17/2012   7 comments
Two big episodes of E2 Radio are on tap for this week.
A NYC Health System's Lessons From Hurricane Sandy
Brian T. Horowitz  
11/29/2012   52 comments
At the center of Sandy come lessons about disaster recovery.
Students Aid in K-12 Continuity
David Wagner  
11/7/2012   9 comments
Let the kids at your school help with disaster recovery.
Big-Data Protects Supply Chains
Curtis Franklin Jr.  
11/7/2012   4 comments
Big-data tools can be the key to continued operations during natural disasters.
Displaced New Jersey Residents Allowed to Vote via Email
Sara Peters  
11/6/2012   39 comments
New Jersey residents displaced from their homes and polling locations by Hurricane Sandy can vote via email or fax.
Reliability Tweets
Curtis Franklin Jr.  
10/31/2012   7 comments
Twitter can be a valuable tool when IT is faced with disaster.
Poll Wrap: 2013 Budget Priorities
Sara Peters  
10/31/2012   6 comments
E2 users tell us that mobility and cloud computing will be given the biggest pay raises in 2013.
Poll: Sandy Recovery
David Wagner  
10/31/2012   18 comments
How did your disaster recovery plan hold up to Hurricane Sandy?
E2 Radio: Is Your Data Protection Strategy Dying?
Curtis Franklin Jr.  
10/8/2012   17 comments
Has your data protection strategy kept pace with changes in your IT architecture? This episode explores how to get answers to that question, and what to do about it.
Business Continuity & Complexity
David Wagner  
9/27/2012   44 comments
Kill complexity to increase uptime.
E2 Live Video: Making the Cloud Part of Your Business Continuity Team
Sara Peters  
9/25/2012   13 comments
Is your business continuity plan both effective and efficient?
When Websites Disappear
Curtis Franklin Jr.  
9/21/2012   35 comments
Bank of America's Website went away on Tuesday. What's your plan for when the same thing happens to your company?
Are You Ready?
Gary Rossi  
9/21/2012   20 comments
Disaster planning is still behind where it needs to be.
Server 2012 & Windows Azure Storage
Paul Ferrill  
9/19/2012   5 comments
Cloud-based backup is nothing new, but with the release of Windows Server 2012 comes a new offering in the form of Windows Azure storage.
An Interview With Rovio IT Director Kalle Alppi
Susan Fourtané  
8/31/2012   41 comments
Who do the Angry Brids turn to with an IT problem? Kalle Alppi.
India Smarting Under Grid Collapse
Sudha Nagaraj Bharadwaj  
8/22/2012   15 comments
India's IT sector is in jeopardy from its poor power grid, but CIOs and enterprises are starting to do something to improve the situation.
Digging for a Root Cause
Andrew Froehlich  
7/30/2012   31 comments
It is hard to get a look behind the curtain of a vendor when there is trouble.
The Night the Movies Died
Curtis Franklin Jr.  
7/2/2012   20 comments
A recent Amazon outage leaves lessons for CIOs in its wake.
Hidden Single Points of Failure
Andrew Froehlich  
6/11/2012   9 comments
Your uptime can be compromised by small things you've overlooked.
Crashing the Facebook Party
Curtis Franklin Jr.  
5/24/2012   35 comments
Problems at Nasdaq threatened to overshadow history's largest IPO.
Load Balancing & Redundancy in the Cloud
Stephen Spector  
5/18/2012   23 comments
Load balancers can play roles beyond the obvious ones in your enterprise infrastructure.
E2 Radio: Straightforward Availability for Hybrid Datacenters
Curtis Franklin Jr.  
5/7/2012   2 comments
Availability requirements don't take a holiday when your datacenter goes hybrid. This episode is all about keeping data and apps available to users no matter what the world throws at the hybrid datacenter.
E2 Radio: Protect Your Critical Patient Information & Mitigate Disaster Risks
Curtis Franklin Jr.  
4/24/2012   7 comments
Disaster recovery plans for healthcare organizations aren't easy. This episode will look at ways to make them more reliable and secure.
9 Steps to Better Data Protection
Bob Ganley  
4/13/2012   22 comments
Your enterprise data protection can improve if you're willing to follow nine simple steps.
How the Red Cross Uses Social Media to Deliver Aid
Diana Ost  
3/15/2012   9 comments
The Red Cross is extending its reach with the Red Cross Digital Operations Center, a social media center for disaster response.
Data Replication & Disaster Recovery Via the Cloud
Stephen Spector  
3/15/2012   4 comments
Cloud computing can help datacenters meet disaster recovery needs -- if the design and implementation are right.
How Laptops Helped Save Joplin High School
Birgit Nazarian  
2/21/2012   21 comments
A rapid deployment of laptops after a crisis saved a school.
Something to Fear: CMEs Pounding Factories
Curtis Franklin Jr.  
2/3/2012   4 comments
We're nearing a major solar maximum. Manufacturers should plan now for the chaos of a huge solar storm.
Cloud Computing Still Not a Disaster Recovery Option for Some
Pablo Valerio  
1/18/2012   14 comments
DR in the cloud is still new, but you have to be prepared for the change.
Crisis-Driven Compliance
Ivan Schneider  
1/6/2012   11 comments
Use new regulation as an excuse to rethink your entire compliance process.
Carnage in the Supply Chain
Bruce Rayner  
12/16/2011   14 comments
The damage from the Thailand floods reached far past the hard drive makers. Is is time to rethink your supply chain?
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