October 18, 2012: Business Continuity in the Age of Cloud
- Published on Wednesday, October 24, 2012
- Written by Web Editor
Informational Update For October 18, 2012
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In today's 24x7 world, companies have found data back-ups are simply not enough. This is because the potential impact of IT outages is now greater than ever. In a recent study, IDC found over 60 percent of executives believed downtime has had a significant impact on their business performance in the last 12 months.
While the cost of downtime ranges widely. On the high end, lost revenue for a brokerage is between $6-7M per hour while outage for retail services are estimated at between 70-100K per hour. In either case the point is clear â€“ even a few hours of downtime in business critical applications has a meaningful impact on a company's revenue growth and profitability.
Yet IT professionals today, tasked with improving disaster recovery preparedness, face significant challenges. With flat budgets, higher levels of complexity, increasingly more applications to protect and shorter recovery windows, yesterday's technologies and practices aren't going to cut it anymore.
In this webinar, you can learn about how organizations are solving these problems by leveraging advanced technologies, new services like cloud, and embracing process improvements. Insight and real world experience combine to provide an informative and practical webinar presentation. .
Disaster Recovery as a Service Becomes a Reality for Mid-sized Businesses
By Alex Foster, Product Manager, Windstream
It is not uncommon to think that mid-sized businesses are left in the dust when it comes to having access to the latest and greatest technologies and services. But that is an outdated belief, and a harmful stereotype that doesnâ€™t do much to encourage technology advancements in businesses outside of the enterprise.
Budgets may be miniscule compared to those of larger organizations, but as technologies advance and become more accessible, the cost of implementation decreases. Case in point: look at VoIP phones, mobile devices, Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, and other advanced computer hardware that levels the playing field between small shops and the big boys. Now, thanks to the acceptance and consumerization of cloud computing among the masses, you can add Disaster Recovery (DR) to this growing list.
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