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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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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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Should Disaster Recovery Be a Legal Requirement?

Governments often make legal requirements about things that could damage people’s health, whether in a physical, financial, or possibly other sense. Motor vehicles must be insured. Underage drinking is forbidden. Enterprises are required to meet health and safety standards for … Continue reading

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How Disposable is Computing and Disaster Recovery?

In the past, computer systems were massive and made to last. The hardware cost more than the software, and while various processor, RAM, and hard drive upgrades happened from time to time, organisations never junked their investments; they amortised them.

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How Much of Disaster Recovery for BYOD is Just About Trust?

Bring your own device or BYOD exists practically everywhere, whether your enterprise has a policy for it or not. Any employee with a personal smartphone can and frequently does store some business-related data on it. The ideas behind deliberately encouraging … Continue reading

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Does Disaster Recovery of Big Data Make Sense?

Big data is all around us and getting bigger by the minute. As enterprises and organizations, we produce big data ourselves through internal system logs, online sales sites, and “digital exhaust” of different kinds, although our individual output is only … Continue reading

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Four Reminders about Ways Disaster Recovery Fails

From time to time, we forget about things, or they become so familiar that we stop paying attention to them. We only notice when they’re gone, like a building that has just been demolished. This happens with disaster recovery too.

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Why Today’s Disaster Recovery Test May be Invalid Tomorrow

Test, test, test. Any disaster recovery plan worth its salt must be tested, and any shortcomings revealed by the test must be rectified. That’s how we make DR plans that are robust, relevant, and effective – as long as the … Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery: From the First Crash to No Crash?

Computers are as old as the hills, when you consider early technologies like the abacus. Short of picking an abacus up and shaking it, it must have been hard to make it crash. When the first gigantic computers with their … Continue reading

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Real Life Getting in the Way of Disaster Recovery

The best laid plans of mice and men may not cover every eventuality in IT disaster recovery. The most you can expect, to paraphrase a saying about models, is that “all DR plans are bad, but some plans are useful” … Continue reading

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