Category Archives: Disaster Recovery

Decommissioning is Part of Disaster Recovery Planning

More moving parts mean more chance of failure. Replace “moving parts” by “comatose IT servers” and the adage still holds true. You may be tempted to reply that 1) there aren’t many of this kind of server anyway, and that … Continue reading

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How Much Should Disaster Recovery Preparations Cost You?

If you’re going to spend money on preparing for disaster recovery, you should know how much to spend. After all, there is no point in spending more on a DR solution than the cost of the IT disaster itself.

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In Favour of Disaster Recovery Dashboards

Disaster recovery planning is a must. However, DR plans that tell you to carry out step 19 by checking the status of your accountancy systems may not be useful in the heat of the action, meaning when disaster really does … Continue reading

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Voice-Activated Disaster Recovery is Closer than You Think

When we say “voice-activated” disaster recovery, we don’t mean shouting at your support team!

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Disaster Recovery is Specific in Degree, not in Dimension

In two otherwise vastly different sectors, say nuclear power generation and office cleaning services, is disaster recovery also vastly different? What is at stake may be very different.

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Keep Making Those Data Backups (or Ransomware Will Still Get You)

A long time ago, when children played with toys that needed no batteries, their parents would tell them if they didn’t behave, the bogeyman would get them. Afterwards, the children grew up and discovered the bogeyman never existed or had … Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery and Changing Cries for Help

If you know a disaster is about to happen, you’re a step ahead in dealing with it. Or simply preventing it. After all, who ever said you had to wait for a disaster to happen to practice good DR?

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Disaster Recovery and Public Relations, Inside and Out

Great technical disaster recoveries are like better mousetraps. If nobody knows about your engineering brilliance, your work will go unappreciated. Worse, without the truth as their reference point, others may imagine all sorts of things.

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101 Things to Do with Your Disaster Recovery

If you’ve ever read any articles like “101 Things to Do with Old Curtain Rings”, you’ll know how creative people can get. Forbes.com recently ran an article that covered four alternative uses of disaster recovery preparations and tools.

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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 … Continue reading

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