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September 30, 2013  3:00 AM

Is IT Still Relevant?



Posted by: Beth Cohen
application development, big data, business applications, business continuity, business innovation, business IT, business responsibility, Business Value, cloud application development, Cloud business models, Cloud Business strategy, cloud computing models, emerging technology, enterprise, enterprise architectures, enterprise cloud, enterprise cloud services, Enterprise computing, Enterprise data models, enterprise IT, IaaS, infrastruture, innovation, IT architectures, IT business alignment, IT consultant, IT Innovation, IT Leadership, IT management, IT management tools, IT operations, IT organization strategy, IT portfolio management, IT risk management, IT service delivery models, IT services, IT technology, leveraging IT investment, managing Cloud Portfolios, New IT product innovation, operations, SaaS, Supply chain, System integration, Systems innovation, technology innovation, utility computing, virtual desktop

When an inpatient business unit marketing manager with a credit card can stand up an instance of Salesforce in a matter of a few days, and many companies have long outsourced their daily IT operations, many business executives are questioning if a traditional centralized IT organization is the...

March 4, 2012  2:00 AM

Cloud High Availability Take Two – Supporting Rack Level Failure



Posted by: Beth Cohen
BD/DR, business continuity, Cloud architectures, cloud computing models, Cloud computing standards, cloud data center, cloud hardware, cloud infrastructure, Cloud innovation, Cloud IT, Disaster Recovery, OpenStack

Question:  I am concerned that the network is...


January 15, 2012  3:00 PM

Cloud Redundancy – A different approach to component failure



Posted by: Beth Cohen
business continuity, Cloud business models, cloud computing, cloud computing models, Cloud Services, Disaster Recovery, enterprise cloud, enterprise cloud services, hardware failure, OpenStack

Question:  What is the best way to manage the thousands of components in a typical cloud?  How does managing "at scale" change my systems administration practices?

People have been managing data centers for 30-40 years now, so that should mean...


April 13, 2010  10:00 PM

Real Life Business Continuity Planning



Posted by: ITKE
BC/DR, business continuity, Data center operations, Disaster Recovery, Enterprise datacenter

Question:  What are some operational considerations to expect while running a disaster recovery (DR) site during an actual disaster? You are in a panic.  Suddenly, your primary data center is down and you are planning to failover your business critical...


February 18, 2010  2:00 PM

Five Tenets for Achieving High Availability for Critical Applications



Posted by: ITKE
business applications, business continuity, Business Value, high availability

Question:  My organization demands critical applications such as email and ERP be "always on" (whenever users want to access them).  What is the best way to achieve "always on" IT systems? The pervasiveness of the Internet has put IT executives in a bind. ...


November 24, 2009  11:00 PM

Preparing IT for Flu Epidemics



Posted by: ITKE
business continuity, Business Value, Disaster Recovery

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October 12, 2009  2:00 AM

Disaster Recovery and Data Integrity



Posted by: ITKE
Backup, business continuity, Data Integrity, Disaster Recovery

Question: When recovering an application at a remote disaster recovery site, how can the data's integrity be verified before resuming production processing? One of the primary goals of a disaster recovery (DR) plan is to protect business data.  The RTO...


June 23, 2009  12:00 PM

Mapping Application Disaster Recovery to Business Requirements



Posted by: ITKE
Application testing, business continuity, Business Value, Disaster Recovery, IT consultant, IT Infrastructure, Security

Question: Now that my organization has acquired space at a  remote co-location data center and we've installed hardware, where do we need to consider in setting up recovery for our critical business applications? While it would be impossible in this forum to go into...


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