A Supply Chain Lesson for IT Disaster Recovery

Have you met the concept of the perfect order in supply chain management? It is a notion that applies well to disaster recovery, and an example of how cross pollination can work between different areas of an enterprise. Continue reading

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Does Complacency Have a Place in Disaster Recovery Planning?

How many IT disasters can you reasonably prepare for? The big “total wipe-out” disasters like the data centre hit by a plane (for those enterprises close to airports), systems rooms flooded out (move it to a higher floor beforehand), or ransomware attacks on your key data (get better IT security and backups) justify time and attention from DR planners. Continue reading

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You Have to Discover if You Want to Recover

IT disaster recovery that works well, works on everything that must be recovered. However, you must know about all those IT assets. Continue reading

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Put Some DevOps in Your Disaster Recovery

IT disaster recovery is about saving IT, but it’s also good to see how IT itself can feed back into IT DR, offering new concepts and ideas for moving forward. Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery Challenges in Facility Control Systems

As you know, when we say, “disaster recovery” in this blog, we mean IT disaster recovery. Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery and the Human Factor

Can technology do everything you need for disaster recovery of your IT systems, applications, and data? It can certainly do a lot, but it can’t do it all. Continue reading

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The Dilemma of Business Continuity Software

What do you do, when you’re a software vendor trying to provide a solution to business continuity managers? You’ve got to make money, if your company is to survive. Continue reading

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Put a Reptile in Your IT Disaster Recovery Planning

Alligators in your APIs? Cobras in your cloud backups? Not quite. Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery Economics and How the Poor Get Poorer

When disaster strikes, the poor are typically worse off afterwards. Although statistics for enterprises are harder to come by, a recent survey by The Pew Charitable Trusts indicated that 63 percent of Americans (individuals) would not be able to pay for their own recovery from a $500 emergency. Continue reading

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Is Your Disaster Recovery Truly Part of Your Business Continuity?

While IT disaster recovery is technically part of a larger, overall business continuity plan, the two things can sometimes drift apart. Continue reading

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