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May 16, 2012  3:29 PM

Disaster recovery documentation falling short



Posted by: Christina Torode
business continuity, CIO, Disaster recovery, disaster recovery documentation, disaster recovery plan, risk management

I spoke with a CIO years ago who went around his data center and randomly shut down servers. He did this for two reasons. For starters, if no one noticed that the server was off for a week, it obviously wasn’t needed. The other, more important reason? He wanted to see how his IT staff...

October 7, 2010  9:35 PM

Wit and wisdom from the world of disaster recovery solutions



Posted by: 4Laura
business continuity, CIO, Disaster recovery, Virtualization

For those of you who spend your days thinking about business continuity, and your nights tossing around disaster recovery solutions, I thought I would share some of the...


September 30, 2010  6:46 PM

Managing expectations for DR in a virtual server environment



Posted by: 4Laura
CIO, Disaster recovery, virtual DR, virtual server environment, Virtualization

We've been looking at evolving technology strategies around disaster recovery in a virtual server environment this week at SearchCIO.com, but some of the best advice I...


September 23, 2010  5:23 PM

CIOs’ list of demands for public cloud providers



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, Cloud computing, cloud services, cloud uptime, Disaster recovery, public cloud, risk management, Security

Transferring data outside your four walls, particularly over the Internet, is not an appealing prospect to many CIOs. But cloud uptime? Now that is an even larger trust issue...


May 14, 2010  3:11 PM

When volcano erupts, supply chain management success hinges on DR, BC



Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
business continuity, Disaster recovery

It's been a few weeks, but the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull (good thing I don't have to pronounce


February 19, 2010  3:48 PM

WordPress problems: Temporary blog failure shows need for DR, BC plans



Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
business continuity, CIO, Disaster recovery, vendor management

It's been a week of mea culpas. Following Google's admission that it didn't handle the launch of Google Buzz very well, on...


February 16, 2010  8:10 PM

Virtualization aids in disaster recovery when budget is tight



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, Disaster recovery

Many large companies try to maintain hot sites that are in lockstep with the production environment, but this disaster recovery plan isn’t always realistic. Configurations drift, or IT staff simply don’t have the time -- or the budget -- to mirror every aspect of their production...


August 21, 2009  2:17 PM

Swine flu — not hurricanes — leads disaster recovery agenda



Posted by: Linda Tucci
Disaster recovery

Hurricane Bill is barreling over the Atlantic threatening to flood data centers and new, potentially destructive computer viruses are always popping up, but, surprisingly, a real virus -- swine flu -- is taking shape as the biggest storm cloud on the horizon for disaster recovery specialists. In...


July 31, 2009  3:08 PM

A disaster recovery plan meets cloud computing



Posted by: Linda Tucci
business continuity, Cloud computing, Disaster recovery

David Shacochis, vice president, research and development at IT provider Savvis Inc., reminded me the other day that there is a big difference between a disaster recovery (DR) plan and business continuity, even...


June 15, 2009  7:09 PM

Seeking DR in Azerbaijan: IBM, SunGard, are you listening?



Posted by: Linda Tucci
business continuity, Disaster recovery, IBM, SunGard

CIOs looking for info on the how-tos of business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) have a wealth of literature at their Googling fingertips. On a mission yesterday to learn more about industry benchmarks for a


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