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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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Disaster Recovery or Cyber Insurance – Is It a Choice?

There are four ways of handling a risk, such as the failure of one of your IT systems. The first is to accept it, for example, if it is a non-critical system that you can fix next week. The second … Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery and Risk Management – Is There No End to the Worry?

If you listed every single risk that could throw your organization into disaster recovery mode, you would be burning the midnight oil for a week. Mind you, you probably wouldn’t be able to sleep anyway from the worry of trying … Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery Designed In from (Before) the Start

Once upon a time, the software code was the only thing that mattered. Everything else was added as an afterthought, including testing (of any description), integration, security, and considerations like IT disaster recovery. Now, enlightenment is slowly spreading through the … Continue reading

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From Disaster Recovery to Continuity Management

Rather like the progression of the primate to primitive human and thence to homo sapiens, some industry pundits are now pushing this latest development in the disaster recovery chain of evolution: IT service continuity management. Whether this new concept adds … Continue reading

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How Disaster Recovery Depends on IT Sourcing

If your IT systems fail, break or go up in smoke, your IT sourcing strategy could determine how fast your business can recover. It’s worth considering the different options available when you renew or build out your IT installations.

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In Disaster Recovery, Do You Know What You Are Recovering?

In theory, disaster recovery planning and management are what every self-respecting organization should practice. Restoring systems, databases, and networks – and more importantly, IT-enabled business functionality – after an incident is one of the highest priorities for most enterprises, so … Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery for Branch Offices Can Also Be Crucially Important

A branch office, by definition, is not a company’s headquarters. As all the really important data, information and systems are likely to be concentrated at headquarters, disaster recovery efforts are likely to be focused on that part of the company … Continue reading

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Does Disaster Recovery Leave You Better or Worse Off?

Whether or not disaster recovery improves things for your organization depends, naturally enough, on your reference point. When systems have stopped and productivity is at zero, perhaps any change brought about by enacting a DR procedure would be a good … Continue reading

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