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

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

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

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

Rogers Data Centres opens facility in disaster recovery hot spot Calgary

Rogers Data Centres is opening the doors to its third Calgary-based data centre and second Tier III data centre in Canada, the firm announced Wednesday. Dubbed Calgary_DC3, Rogers says the data centre can

Published on: February 26th, 2014 Brian Jackson

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

Change management: deciding whether to ‘push’ or ‘pull’

It is said that the only thing that's constant is change. Whether it is technology related or there is a crisis and processes have to change, it involves coming up with a change

Published on: March 25th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Tips for securing your data for the Mayan Apocalypse

Data backup and disaster recovery is probably something that has been at the back of your mind, and perhaps you've even put a plan in place. Either way, with the Mayans predicting apocalypse

Published on: December 20th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Customers irked by Quickbooks Online outage

Intuit's Quickbooks Online service suffered an outage this week that left "a small subset" of customers unable to access their data, but the company says the problems with the on-demand accounting software have

Published on: May 25th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus

Experts share 5 tips to survive a cloud outage

"Everything fails, all the time," so says Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels. Amazon Web Services itself experienced a much publicized four-day service disruption last April, another outage in August and it had plenty of

Published on: April 27th, 2012 Brandon Butler

Lightning strikes: lessons learned from Amazon cloud outage

A lightning strike in Dublin took out a power transformer. In and of itself, that isn't all that unusual or noteworthy, but this particular lightning strike also impacted the backup power systems at

Published on: August 11th, 2011 Tony Bradley

How SMBs can prepare for a cyber attack

Wading into e-commerce waters can be scary for small businesses because of cybersecurity threats, but they can take steps to protect themselves, a group of security experts said Monday. Small businesses using the

Published on: May 17th, 2011 Grant Gross

Firm averts Amazon cloud crash by ‘spreading out the risk’

A two-day power outage at Amazon.com Inc. 's Northern Virginia data centre last week crippled several Web sites including those of Foursquare, HootSuite, Quora and Reddit, but thanks to redundant cloud services a

Published on: April 26th, 2011 Nestor Arellano