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15 Jun 2017
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Are Business Recovery Plans Useful Beyond Pure DR Reasons? [64254]
Search Disaster Recovery, June 15th 2017

"Business disaster recovery plans can identify opportunities for process improvement, and can be employed as reference documents for use in other new activities...

Developing business recovery plans is a complex process involving research and analysis. The goal of these multifunction documents is to get the organization operational as quickly as possible after a technology disruption. But information gleaned from their development can occasionally be used in other areas..."
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14 Jun 2017
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The Hidden Cost Of 'Dark Dr:'The Economic Argument For Active/Active Operations [64326]
ITProPortal, June 14th 2017

"For decades, Disaster Recovery (DR) has dominated the landscape as the best architecture for business continuity. The problem is, DR expects you to have a disaster, and then to recover from that disaster. Because that capacity sits idle until disaster strikes, many customers call that 'Dark DR.'

In today's digital business world, of course, disasters aren't tolerated well..."
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13 Jun 2017
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How To Make DR Testing Less Painful [64288]
Storage-Switzerland, June 13th 2017

"While every IT professional will admit that it is important, disaster recovery testing generally falls to the bottom of the IT to do list, right after root canal. But if testing is not a key component, the process of creating a disaster recovery plan (DRP) is a wasted effort. In fact, most recoveries that either fail or don't meet the required objectives do so because of a lack of testing..."
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07 Jun 2017
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Storage Disaster Recovery Plans Must Account For Weather Threats [64065]
SearchDisasterRecovery, June 7th 2017

"Do your storage DR plans factor in weather-related issues? Sometimes, a low-tech approach to protecting your precious data works better than the cloud.

Organizations located around coastal areas tend to view the onset of summer with equal parts of happiness and dread. IT planners are no exception. In addition to juggling staff vacation schedules, managers must concern themselves with often violent weather and dicey electrical service..."
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02 Jun 2017
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IT Resiliency - A Move Beyond Simple DR [63924]
ITProPortal, June 2nd 2017

"IT Resiliency has gained popularity in the tech industry by bringing together security, continuity and IT operations under one big umbrella...

The IT industry is no stranger to buzzwords. Poke around most technology websites and you'll find industry jargon galore. Occasionally, one term pushes through the noise, becoming a topic that is on everyone's agenda. IT resiliency is most definitely the new kid on the block, having permeated the minds of IT professionals and C-suites alike. So what actually is it, and why should we care? ..."
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25 May 2017
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Seven Business Continuity Strategy Planning Mistakes [63713]
Search Disaster Recovery, May 25th 2017

"Given the comprehensive nature of business continuity planning, mistakes can happen. Explore some of the most common errors to avoid before a disaster hits.

Developing a business continuity strategy is a time-consuming and labor-intensive process. Organizations must gather and validate massive amounts of data and develop and validate procedures to keep data available and protected at all times.

Employees must be trained on the business continuity plan, as well as their roles and responsibilities when a disruptive incident occurs. Senior management must be aware of the plan and be involved with its development..."
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