Bob DiLossi is the Director of the SunGard Crisis Management Center. A long-time business continuity practitioner, Bob provides some commentary in this post concerning lessons gleaned from crisis management in the midst of severe weather events, such as hurricanes. 1. Does the Crisis Management Team do anything different once a hurricane has been named and […]
Hurricane season brings into focus the need for companies to reexamine disaster recovery plans. As we've been talking to customers about the volitile weather season, we advise organizations to approach hurricane preparedness not as a reactive disaster recovery process but as the opportunity to manage a hurricane as a planned event.
Today we hear from Chip Childers, product architect for SunGard’s Enterprise Cloud Services and partners with our product management and product engineering teams to drive the overall solution design of the service…CM I’m a big fan of designing systems to deal with component failures. But let’s be honest, doing that perfectly is pretty darn hard. […]
When you support large financial companies, your data center gets audited. Period. It used to be that clients demanded the audit themselves. Now, with the passage of Sarbanes Oxley in 2002, the U.S. government requires audits on a regular basis. Every 3-party IT vendor for a financial company undergoes the same audit that the client […]
Reading a Harvard Business Review Blog this week triggered this thought on resilience: when conducting any validation exercise, it is important to invite “outsiders” to participate. John Baldini, writing for HBR, noted that management coaching involves having an outsider suggest ways to improve your perspective on reality and decision making, with the suggestion to invite […]
One of the most critical decisions a CTO can make is selecting the cloud environment for his or her company. It is intimidating, complicated and crucially important. When making that decision, it helps to know the attributes of the enterprise-class cloud, the “gold standard” for cloud computing. Here are just a few. Fully managed and […]
Hybrid clouds are becoming more popular as companies seek to optimize their applications and data based on risk, architecture and business growth. As a result, hybrid clouds are taking several different forms. The Cloud as Partner The most common hybrid cloud scenario is one in which a set of applications resides in the cloud with […]
ZL Technologies Transforms Business Model with SunGard Cloud For the last 12 years, ZL Technologies, Inc. (ZL) has provided large-scale record-management services to top global institutions in the finance industry. They are specialists in records management, archiving and e-discovery solutions. ZL’s business has a number of unique characteristics. For example, firms frequently need to search [...]