Lessons learned from Japan: use cloud-based disaster recovery strategy

The world is still watching the island nation of Japan intently as it struggles to address the aftermath of a record 8.9 magnitude earthquake, followed by a devastating tsunami, a volcano eruption, and

Published on: March 18th, 2011 Tony Bradley

IT impact of Japan earthquake still unknown

It may be weeks before the full impact of the Japanese quake and resulting tsunamis is on the flow if ICT between the disaster-affected country and Australia is known, IDC has warned.According to

Published on: March 16th, 2011 Dan Nystedt and Tim Lohman

Google’s Person Finder helps locate Japan quake victims

Google was quick to launch a version of its People Finder service to help people find each other in the wake of the devastating 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan Friday.The service, set

Published on: March 14th, 2011 Sharon Gaudin and Martyn Williams

Cloud replication lowers DR time, cost for SMBs

Managed Internet Protocol services are an ideal solution for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) looking for affordable corporate grade data recovery and business continuity systems, according to technology experts.cloud replication

Published on: February 9th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Cloud-based disaster recovery a faster and cheaper option

Managed Internet Protocol (IP) services can help small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) looking for affordable corporate-grade data recovery and business continuity systems, according to technology experts. Once hampered by budget constraints, small

Published on: February 9th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Internet shutdown cost Egypt $90 M

The Egyptian government's five-day block of Internet services cost the national economy at least US$90 million, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Thursday.The Paris-based organization said telecommunications and Internet services

Published on: February 4th, 2011 Martyn Williams

How to survive an Egypt style Internet cut off

As unrest continues to escalate in Egypt and thousands of Canadians scramble to flee the country, many business operators might be wondering how their companies should prepare if such a situation were to

Published on: February 2nd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Simple ways to keep your PC healthy without breaking a sweat

As you undoubtedly know, you're supposed keep your files backed up, your applications up-to-date, and your antivirus software current. Unfortunately, you are--to speak frankly--too lazy to do these tasks as thoroughly and regularly

Published on: May 20th, 2010 Patrick Miller

Law firm set to grow after server virtualization project

In 1986, Attorney Nicholas Barrett founded Nicholas Barrett & Associates with just himself and an assistant running the business. But over the last 24 years, that small two-person office has grown into a

Published on: March 12th, 2010 Lisa Shorr

Avoid data disaster with a disc image and action plan

Last week I told you how to make a new computer hassle-free; to wit, I described how to create a system-repair disc, dump the junkware, and set up security. Now that you've got

Published on: January 19th, 2010 Rick Broida

Four online services to reliably backup your hard drive data

If your New Year's resolution was to make sure you have secure offsite backups for your important data at home, then relax: There are a number of good, reliable (and inexpensive) services on

Published on: January 7th, 2010 Brian Nadel

Swine flu run-through helps firm find glitches, hone response plan

Data aggregation vendor QL2 Software Inc. already follows best practices to prepare for the worst. It has redundant systems and regularly reviews its plans for both disaster recovery and business continuity. But when

Published on: December 14th, 2009 Todd R. Weiss

Failure to backup data puts small firms at great risk

Small to medium businesses (SMBs) are risking the loss of valuable corporate data because they are failing to take enough steps to secure their data and are not backing it up. Those were

Published on: October 5th, 2009 Tom Jowitt

High profile firms take data underground

As Hurricane Ike bore down on Houston one Friday last September, the Continental Airlines' flight operations center, located on the 14th floor of a glass-sided downtown high rise, suddenly went dark. For the

Published on: July 29th, 2009 Robert L. Mitchell