For those being affected by “winter mixes”, how do you prepare or plan for all the stresses of snowstorms, blizzards and more? So far today, we’ve seen power outages, VPN overloads, network traffic spikes and more, but we’d love to hear what you’re dealing with, as well as advice on preparing or dealing with these [...]
Answer Question | February 2, 2011 5:14 PM
Disaster Preparedness/Recovery, Network management, VPN
Has anyone got any experience of using (3rd party supplied) online backups as a way of creating a DR capability. If they have, what potential risks were faced and mitigated?
Answer Question | February 16, 2011 4:45 PM
Disaster Preparedness/Recovery, Disaster Recovery, Disaster recovery and business continuity, Disaster recovery services, Disaster recovery software, Online backups
Has anyone performed a business anlaysis regarding when to activate a DR plan? If a problem appears to be a memory that can be fixed within 4-5 hours…would you declare a disaster and move to your hot site…or would you attempt to fix the system problem and if issues still exist, then declare it a disaster. What [...]
Answer Question | January 18, 2012 7:42 PM
Disaster Preparedness/Recovery, Disaster Recovery, Disaster recovery planning
Just curious if you have any advice from your latest disaster recovery review on what elements deserve particular attention. Frank Lady offers disaster recovery advice on SearchDisasterRecovery, but I’m curious as to whether elements like Swine Flu are playing part in how you sketch out how to recover from various scenarios. Any thoughts are greatly [...]
Answer Question | November 9, 2009 10:03 PM
advice, Disaster Preparedness/Recovery, Disaster Recovery, Disaster Recovery Plan, Open IT Forum
Has your organization taken any measures to plan for flu or a larger than normal remote staff this season? What are some of the things you’re taking into account (VPN testing/upgrades, checking network security parameters for remote workers, etc.)?
Answer Question | October 19, 2009 8:36 PM
Disaster planning, Disaster Preparedness/Recovery, Network security, Open IT Forum, Remote access, VPN, VPN security
We want to carry out a DR test of our plan. For simulation purposes, should we alert our end users that the test is going on, or should we keep it under wraps?
Answer Question | May 27, 2010 7:28 PM
Disaster Preparedness/Recovery, Disaster Recovery, Disaster recovery (DR) testing, DR test