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A little chaos now & then is the best test for resilience

Resilience is “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, or toughness.” With the rise in both natural disasters and cyberthreats, today’s businesses must ensure not only their physical resilience, but the resilience of their IT systems so they can continually provide a great customer experience. But how do you know if you’re prepared for the […]

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XRS Embraces New Data Protection Law

Earlier this summer the GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, superseded the European Data Protection Directive (EDPD) to become the new keystone of data protection in Europe. Its broader scope includes consumer information from personal identifiers such as social security numbers, to data on a person’s race, politics, web browsing history, and even biometrics. GDPR’s […]

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Why customers will no longer tolerate outages like those at Delta, Cisco and Verizon

In recent weeks, we’ve seen several IT failures that left thousands of customers frustrated across the country. First, Cisco Webex experienced a complete outage, and users were still experiencing intermittent issues 24 hours later. The interruption was apparently caused by a rogue script that began deleting the virtual machines hosting the service. As Cisco put […]

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Machine learning cartoon: It’s time to study up for the next wave of innovation

Successful companies understand they have to innovate to remain relevant in their industry. Few innovations are more buzzworthy than machine learning (ML). The Accenture Institute for High Performance found that at least 40 percent of the companies surveyed were already employing ML to increase sales and marketing performance. Organizations are using ML to raise ecommerce […]

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IT security cartoon: Why humans are cybersecurity’s biggest adversary

What is the price of network security? If your company understands we live in an interconnected world where cyber threats are continuously growing and developing, no cost is too great to ensure the protection of your crown jewels. However, no matter how many resources you put into safeguarding your most prized “passwords,” the biggest threat […]

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If your data has the “Seven-Year Itch,” try Managed Backup – AWS

As a young Hollywood movie director, Martin Scorsese remembers the exact moment he decided to devote his time to historic film preservation and conservation. He had just walked out of a double-feature of the films “Niagara” and “The Seven-Year Itch,” both starring Marilyn Monroe and made just two years apart. “Niagara” was wonderfully intact and […]

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Reimagining Resilience in the face of 21st Century Disasters

Earlier this month as hurricanes lined up in the Atlantic like planes heading in for a landing at LaGuardia, communities and businesses struggled to redefine “resilience.” Staying safe physically is the overriding concern but protecting property and business assets is just as critical, because getting back to “normal” can take weeks if not months. Let’s […]

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Hurricane preparedness for businesses: Post-storm steps and long-term disaster recovery plans

The most important thing you can do for your business in the aftermath of a hurricane is stay safe. Flooding, downed trees, and other damage mean you should keep yourself, your family, and your employees as far away from affected areas as possible until authorities give the OK to return to your homes and businesses. […]

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Mind the Skills Gap: Match Made in IT Heaven?

The hiring process would be so much easier if finding IT personnel was like matching on a dating website. Unfortunately, many candidates and employees lack the technical skills needed to make them “Mr. Right.” Thanks to shifts in technology, including the implementation of machine learning, new cybersecurity challenges and more, IT decision-makers are realizing the […]

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Tammac Holdings remains strong despite freak tornado strike

Talk about your one-in-a-million situations. On June 13th, an EF-2 tornado struck the township of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. in the dark of night. For a city of approximately 40,000, this was an unusually powerful tornado, given how briefly it stayed on the ground. Once it struck, the tornado took a death-defying trip through the Wilkes-Barre Township business […]

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Hybrid Infrastructure Managed Services, North America: Challenge Accepted

One of the biggest challenges businesses face today is making informed decisions on how to transform their IT organizations from legacy data centers into the required hybrid IT infrastructures of tomorrow. To help them, the newest Gartner Magic Quadrant1 (MQ) assessed 20 IT vendors in the market, positioning them based on completeness of vision and ability […]

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National Weather Service data outage: 3 reminders for improving resiliency

Memorial Day Weekend 2018 was a deluge for many parts of the country. Flash floods ripped through Ellicott City, Maryland. Subtropical storm Alberto triggered states of emergency in Florida, Mississippi and Alabama. Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes tore through the West and Midwest. Amid all this, the National Weather Service (NWS) experienced an outage from Sunday […]

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Sungard AS and Actifio Deliver Modern Backup & Recovery

Keep energy flowing. Keep real estate protected. Keep medicines available. From energy suppliers to global real estate brokers to national pharmacies, companies around the world are becoming increasingly digital. Organizations are adopting cloud, embracing IT transformation and adding modern, agile and efficient methods to harness the power of their business backbone: data. And with that unprecedented [...]

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Advice for graduates: Get certified, network, and other tech career must-dos

Starting a career in technology is one way to ensure you’ll have to continually evolve. The technology transforming industries today might be obsolete tomorrow. But while the technology changes, there are timeless ways to manage your career to ensure you rise to the top and stay at the forefront of what’s new. We gathered insights […]

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Video: How businesses are improving DR plans after 2017’s disasters

2017 was a highlight reel of worst-case scenarios. WannaCry forced some organizations to play tug o’ war with their own data, while hurricanes halted business operations across the South. It felt like one terrible catastrophe after another, and while many organizations had effective safeguards in place, some did not. For those businesses who were unprepared, […]

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Data breach response: 4 ways the most resilient businesses handle hacks

Data breaches can trigger fines, deflate stock prices, irreparably damage reputations, lose customers and attract more cyberattacks. But they don’t have to. By responding quickly and decisively at the first sign of a data breach, you can limit its impact, preserve trust in your business and keep customers safe. The consequences of a botched data […]

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Sungard AS offers customers updated cloud recovery service powered by Zerto

Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) is pleased to announce the availability of an enhanced version of the Cloud Recovery – Virtual Servers service it first launched in November 2017. Leveraging Zerto technology to deliver resiliency for the Sungard AS cloud platform, new enhancements include the ability for customers to bring their own Zerto licenses, increased […]

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Do you know which of these 7 cyberattacks isn’t real?

When CentaurWipe infected hundreds of companies in December 2016, IT departments were left flat-footed. Named for its dual attack of locking down devices while systematically erasing files, CentaurWipe was finally contained after an emergency patch was deployed. Sound familiar? It shouldn’t. It never happened. But in a recent survey of 510 IT decision-makers, more than […]

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Who needs Hosted Private Cloud? Try your landlord, healthcare provider and edtech service, for starters

When Sungard Availability Services introduced its hosted private cloud solution for Dell EMC environments last month, companies began taking a second look at their cloud installations. From real estate management firms to healthcare providers to educational technology (edtech) vendors, businesses of all types began assessing their need for greater security and resilience. What do these […]

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The ABCs of AWS: 26 features and strategies you should know

Migrating to the cloud can be one of the best IT moves you can make for your enterprise, offering security, customization, agility and cost-savings. And Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the most reliable and tested cloud service providers available. Whether you’re already running applications in the public cloud or thinking about getting started, it’s […]

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