Only the paranoid survive: The importance of disaster recovery

When it comes to business disruptions, the adage is only the paranoid survive. Which of course leads one to ponder: when it comes to disaster recovery, are we covered? The Enterprise Connectivity Series

Published on: July 30th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

The cost of business continuity, and why it’s worth every penny

At some point, every enterprise is going to have to put a disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) plan into action. The Enterprise Connectivity Series Future-proofing your business An enterprise that thinks

Published on: July 30th, 2015 Dave Webb

Hot, cold and warm backup sites: Which is just right?

When disaster strikes, it's important to get operations going again as quickly as possible. If that doesn't happen, chances are the business will fail; the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency says that forty

Published on: July 29th, 2015 Lynn Greiner

Resources to tap for disaster recovery best practices

We all hope that we'll never need to use them, but disaster recovery and business continuity plans are a critical part of any organization's strategy. The Enterprise Connectivity Series Future-proofing your business Without

Published on: July 28th, 2015 Lynn Greiner

Planning communications for emergencies

You’ve got a good plan to deal with emergencies that may arise. In case of the worst, you’re as ready as you’ll ever be. But does your plan include the details of how

Published on: July 27th, 2015 Robert Dutt

Simulate the worst to be ready for the worst

You’ve crafted a fine business continuity plan for your business, one that ensures that should your organization’s feet be held to the fire, they won’t burn. You’ve followed all the best practices to

Published on: July 24th, 2015 Robert Dutt

BlackBerry makes bet on crisis communications with AtHoc acquisition

BlackBerry Ltd. is continuing to bolster its software business with the acquisition of a U.S. vendor specializing in crisis communications in times of business disruption. While BlackBerry has been struggling to put its

Published on: July 23rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Disaster recovery vs. business continuity: They’re not the same thing

While some may use the terms interchangeably at times, disaster recovery and business continuity are most definitely not the same thing. You need to understand the differences, and you need both plans in

Published on: July 23rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Overcoming four common business continuity challenges

You’ve made the business case for your business continuity plan, management is on board and your funding is in place. However, your work is just beginning. The Enterprise Connectivity Series Future-proofing your business

Published on: July 22nd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Four tips for selling business continuity to the C-suite

For the IT department, the rationale for and benefits of a robust business continuity plan can seem obvious. To secure the needed funding from the c-suite however, the case can’t be made using

Published on: July 21st, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Getting started with business continuity: finding your data crown jewels

One of the problems with today's data volumes is, well, today's data volumes. There's so much of it, it's virtually impossible to sort out what's mission-critical, what's important, and what's merely there. The

Published on: July 20th, 2015 Lynn Greiner

Business continuity and the cloud

No one likes to think about the worst-case scenario but, for a good IT department, business continuity considerations need to be baked into every software and infrastructure decision they make. Luckily, cloud computing

Published on: June 12th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Turning to the cloud when disaster strikes

I still remember clearly, and I’m pretty sure you do too, the Eastern Seaboard blackout of 2003. Friends of mine suffered fates as varied as being stuck in an elevator for hours, having

Published on: June 10th, 2015 Dave Webb

3 secrets of disaster response learned from Hurricane Sandy

Often the employees at a small to mid-size business feel they already have their hands full just running day to day operations. But what if a worst case scenario were to strike? It's

Published on: June 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson