Category Archives: Disaster Recovery

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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What is Your Cloud Provider Doing for Disaster Recovery?

Not your disaster recovery. We mean disaster recovery for the cloud provider itself.

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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.

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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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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.

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