Shadow IT networks putting organizations at risk
IT managers believe that the fragmentation of corporate data across their IT infrastructure and an emerging ‘Shadow IT’ network of user devices or consumer cloud services outside their control, are putting their organizations at risk.
Virtualization causing ‘major gaps in business continuity readiness’
According to an Osterman Research survey.
Five common IT administrator mistakes that lead to data loss
Based on its day-to-day experiences, Kroll Ontrack has listed five of the most common mistakes made by IT administrators that can lead to data loss.
High storage costs and performance remain key obstacles to virtualization of critical business apps
DataCore Software’s annual ‘State of Virtualisation Survey’ reveals a widespread desire to virtualize mission critical applications, tempered by cost concerns.
IDC survey explores operational resilience
Study finds that enterprise reliance on 'always on' systems is necessary to ensure continual business operations.
RAID-5 reduces long-term reliability of SSD Arrays, warns Skyera
RAID-5 is a well-proven technique for creating hard disk arrays that can withstand the failure of a single disk drive with no data loss. But applying the same RAID-5 concepts to SSD arrays can have the opposite effect and contribute to decreased data reliability, according to Skyera Inc.
Gartner issues Windows XP and Office 2003 end of life advice
Gartner has provided advice for organizations needing to migrate from Windows XP and Office 2003 due to the related business continuity and security issues.
Organizations need to prepare for Windows XP end-of-life
On April 8th 2014 Microsoft will stop supporting XP, giving organizations a firm migration deadline.
RAID reaches 25
25th anniversary of RAID commemorated.
Bad backups widespread: Kroll survey
According to a recent survey of its Ontrack Data Recovery customers, Kroll Ontrack found that while 60 percent of respondents had a backup solution in place at the time of data loss, the backup was not current or operating properly.
Weekly testing critical to recovery of data, applications and systems
Quorum has published a new report that focuses on disaster recovery testing as a critical piece of overall business continuity.
The backup and disaster recovery challenges facing small and mid-sized businesses
Data protection and disaster recovery planning is a priority but remains a challenge for small and mid-sized businesses, according to the results of ‘Backing up SMBs,’ a recent survey by Spiceworks.
New distance record for 400 Gb/s data transmission
A team from AT&T has devised a new patent pending technique enabling 400 Gb/s signals to be sent over 100 gigahertz-grid optical networks over ultra-long distances.
Asigra Inc. has issued its predictions for how organizations will develop their backup processes and infrastructure over the next year.
Data storage upgrades are a significant cause of business disruption
Gridstore study confirms that data growth is a source of risk in many mid-market enterprises.
‘Business Continuity: Emerging Trends’
Business continuity trends identified in ISACA white paper.
Delivering the Available Enterprise
New Imperial College London and SunGard Availability Services report looks at the challenges of enterprise availability
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The growing data storage dilemma
Increases in data volume impacting backup and disaster recovery strategies.
Managing Big Data risks and opportunities
We have to scale the human generated Big Data Mountain ‘Because it’s there,’ says David Gibson.
Preventing data disasters
Ten steps to prevent an organizational data catastrophe.
Disruptive IT trends that business continuity managers need to be aware of
Ian Kilpatrick describes five trends that may impact data protection strategies during 2013.
How to prevent admin rights abuse
A project checklist for the financial sector.
Choosing a data disaster recovery strategy
Nick Mueller provides some advice for companies considering the best route to take for data disaster recovery.
The revival of IT disaster recovery as a business continuity management core issue. By Lyndon Bird FBCI.
How to address the challenge of recovering hybrid environments
Advice from SunGard Availability Services.
Five tips for effective data protection in virtualized environments
VM architectures require more advanced backup and recovery processes than traditional server architectures, but these need not be complicated to select, configure and use – if appropriate consideration is given to the potential problems.
Enterprise data recovery myths
Kroll Ontrack has published a listing of what it views as the top five enterprise data recovery myths.
How to secure boardroom buy-in for backup and IT disaster recovery
David Blackman offers some tips for success in this area.
Continuity as a service: an emerging reality
We are in the middle of a big evolutionary leap in data recovery services, says Justin Lord.
Five tips for overcoming the challenges of backups in virtual environments
How to adequately protect data and ensure its recoverability without backup operations limiting the performance of the host machines.
Selecting a reliable NAS solution
When it comes to network attached storage devices, business continuity starts with selecting the right solution.
Developing seamless business continuity and DR plans
Dr. Jim Kennedy provides a framework in which the recovery time objectives for the business continuity and the disaster recovery plan can be developed together.
Object storage for big unstructured data
How to create uniformly scalable storage systems with an automated healing mechanism. By Tom Leyden.
Technology and business continuity in 2012
2012 will see a new wave of business continuity solutions based on virtualization and cloud technologies, says Paddy Falls.
More than a plan: establishing a disaster recovery program
Glen Bricker overviews ISO 27031 and ITIL IT Service Continuity Management and provides some pointers for choosing between these two ICT guidelines.
Enterprise notification software: the last system standing
Matthes Derdack discusses the key features to look for and potential pitfalls to avoid when selecting an enterprise notification system.
Top technology trends
Martin Kuppinger overviews the trends that business continuity managers need to be aware of.
Enterprise wide backup: a checklist
Data management is entering a new era and Alexander Eiríksson provides some tips on how to make the most of new opportunities.