March 6, 2013: Are Your DR Plans Aligned to Today's Business Needs?
- Published on March 7, 2013
- Written by Mike McClain, Senior Web Designer & Site Manager
Disaster Recovery: Act Locally. Think Globally And Holistically.
DR planning is rarely a challenge that business leaders and their IT departments relish. "It will never happen to us" is a common assumption regarding disasters. Super Storm Sandywas a worst-case scenario that became a real-life crisis. Traditional DR practices, disciplines and frameworks fell short in ensuring timely business operations. While FEMA has been actively working to help companies resume a level of business continuity, no one can replace companies’ most valuable asset: their data.
The proliferation of corporate information means that traditional backup solutions like tape backup fall short in the protection of real-time transaction processing. Are you prepared? Can you guarantee a quick, repeatable response in the event of a disaster or system failure?
In his latest white paper, Richard Dolewski, VP business development & disaster recovery at Velocity Technology Solutions, outlines the current state of DR preparedness by examining people, technology and geography as critical points of failure. He illustrates how traditional DR plans place businesses at a high level of risk. The white paper offers:
Four checkpoints to consider when determining the health of your plan
A framework for an effective DR plan
A checklist with key attributes when selecting a DR service provider
A methodology to guarantee repeatable DR capabilities
Don’t wait any longer. Review your DR preparedness. And remember, it’s not just about data. Your people are equally important to the success of your recovery solution.
Join Us At DRJ Spring World 2013
Find us at booth #806 at DRJ Spring World 2013. Participate in our survey polling businesses on current DR approaches and enter to win a Microsoft Surface tablet. The first 500 respondents also receive a $5 Starbucks card.
On Monday, March 18 at 4:15 p.m. CT, Richard Dolewski will simultaneously examine two business systems disasters during his session: "This is a Disaster Declaration! This is not a Test".
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
Amid all the human devastation caused when Hurricane Sandy hit the North-east United States there was a stark realization that many of the plans put in place by “Business Continuity” specialists had been unable to withstand the force of the disaster. As a result, in this vitally important economic region it was anything but business as usual in the aftermath of the storm.
As a company supporting more than 50,000 businesses across the NE of America Regus gained a unique insight into the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the local business community especially with regards to business continuity. As such Regus is going to be presenting an interesting ‘lessons learned’ session answering to what were the reasons for the failure of traditional BC strategies. Having 150 of their own locations affected Regus adopted a “dynamic recovery” strategy itself. Whilst affected in many areas the majority of the Regus business center network was able to keep on working – enabling its customers to carry on running their businesses and even accommodating new customers on a temporary basis. The presentation will be packed with real examples of the experiences described.
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DRJ is excited to announce the launch of its newest resource for industry education- The DRJ Live Learning Center. This online resource connects you to valuable educational session recordings from DRJ conferences. If you were unable to attend the Spring or Fall World Conferences last year, here’s your chance to find out what you missed. Review presentations from top industry leaders and keep up to date on the latest trends in your industry with the DRJ Live Learning Center.