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Author: Christian Burns McBeth on

Business Continuity And Disaster Recovery Best Practices From The Availability Front Lines

As a Marine I learned the hard way how difficult it is to think straight under pressure. Now I find myself after two decades in the trenches of business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) realizing some of the same lessons-learned apply to Information Technology! Since becoming a business technologist in the mid-1990′s, I’ve been ambushed […]

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Keeping An Eye On Ebola: 6 Steps To Avoid Pandemic And Panic At Your Company While Maintaining Business Continuity

“Pandemic” and “panic” sound a lot alike. Certainly, the first can trigger the second in next to no time, as the recent outbreak of Ebola has demonstrated. But as a business continuity planning (BCP) professional, you can take healthy steps to avoid both 1. Keep your ear to the ground … and your eye on […]

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Author: Eric Morrison on

What Is Auto-Scaling or Cloud Bursting, Anyway?

In your IT position, you have been asked to replace an aging, but critical, application that is no longer able to meet the needs of the business. You have spent months working through the requirements for the new application, including application functionality, security and compliance, resiliency, and scalability. You have already chosen an application provider […]

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Author: Peter Thiele on

A Guide To Safeguard Your Business’ Crown Jewel (SAP Enterprise) Application

Is your business one of the 253,500 organizations that runs on SAP ? If so, you understand full well why this industry-leading, all-encompassing client/server platform is considered a “crown jewel” application: First, you’ve made a significant investment to deploy, maintain and extend your SAP application platform. And, second, you can’t live without it. While that […]

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Author: Greg Manning on

How To Select The Right Location For Your Disaster Recovery Data Center

Remember the business aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy? In each case, companies far and wide scrambled to put business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) plans in place if they didn’t already have them – whether or not they had felt so much as a raindrop from the super-storms. But human memory is short-lived. As incredible as […]

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