RETHINKING DISASTER RECOVERY:
The Impact of Cloud Computing
Developing new strategies for reducing IT service disruptions without increasing costs is an ongoing challenge plaguing many organizations across multiple industries. Traditional solutions to enhance business continuity—such as storage, server, and perhaps data center redundancy—were often the only available options that could satisfy the rigorous resilience objectives of most major corporations. However, these systems tend to be expensive, and surprisingly, they still leave the organization highly vulnerable to system failures.
The rise of the “cloud” as a disaster recovery solution poses new opportunities for businesses as they confront the challenges of building resilient information technology systems in a world filled with uncertain risks.
In “Rethinking Disaster Recovery”, we examine the resiliency challenges facing organizations today and discuss the factors that organizations must address. A step-by-step approach for planning, designing, implementing and evaluating the transition to cloud-based resiliency is also presented.
THE ZIKA THREAT:
How to protect your employees & minimize disruption to your business
The Zika virus has made national and international news lately, and shows no signs of slowing in spread. While researchers are still working to understand the links fully between Zika and birth defects, there are still steps that companies can take to protect their employees and prevent disruption to their business operations.