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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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Author: Chris Sell on

How To Conduct An Information Security Gap Analysis

As an information security consultant, one of the most important jobs I do is to conduct an information security gap analysis. This analysis provides a comparison of your security program versus overall best security practices. By comparing these best practices to actual practices, we can shed light on areas where vulnerabilities and risks are lurking. […]

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Author: Leonard Guddemi on

Explore The Key Reasons Why 85% Of Configuration Management Database (CMDB) Implementations Fail

Having a configuration management database (CMDB) can be a huge asset. After all, it provides a holistic view of your IT environment, captures the true impact of the thousands of changes you make every year and equips you with a roadmap for disaster recovery. The many organizations each year who attempt to build a CMDB […]

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