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A Practical Guide to Cost–Effective DR Planning
Disaster recovery is business-critical for any organization. However, with the two traditional approaches to disaster recovery—workload mirroring and removable-media backups—you must choose between spending 80% of your disaster recovery budgets on only 20% of your server workloads or inexpensive removable media backups with much poorer performance. With NetIQ, you have another choice.
This white paper shows the importance of:
- Measuring the value of disaster recovery solutions
- Assessing your risk through regular testing
- Changing the game through virtualization
Virtualization technology can solve the cost vs. time dilemma that traditional data recovery solutions pose, enabling organizations to quickly and cost-effectively recover all server workloads. To learn more, download your copy of this informative NetIQ paper today.
Service Outages: Is Your Monitoring Strategy Working?
This free NetIQ flash point paper discusses system and application management and the struggle against service outages.
Download this paper to learn:
- Questions you should ask yourself about IT service outages
- How a services-level approach can reduce the potential of impacting events
- The three steps of implementing a service-level solution
Five Things You Need to Know Today about DR Planning
In your business environment, providing affordable protection for both your physical and virtual servers is critical.
This free NetIQ Disaster Recovery eBook outlines 5 important topics you need to understand to protect today’s data centers:
- Multi-Platform Data Center – How to handle more flavors and more confusion.
- Virtualization and Cloud Computing – How they change everything and how to use them.
- ROI – Yes, there are measurable cost savings… plus a Hidden Secret of Disaster Recovery Planning.
Many of these require new ways of thinking. This free NetIQ guide can help you tackle the new realities of disaster recovery planning, with new approaches to protection that can make your life easier. Download your copy of the guide and learn more.
Cost-Effective DR Options For Mission-Critical Applications
Over the past several years, we’ve seen business requirements rapidly evolve and technologies continue to advance, yet the way many companies approach disaster recovery hasn’t changed. While tolerance for downtime is at an all-time low, and new technologies have emerged that can help fill gaps in continuity plans—many organizations have been slow to adopt them.
This Forrester Technology Adoption Profile (TAP) shows how:
- Growth in mission-critical applications is driving disaster recovery initiatives.
- Enhanced disaster recovery capabilities shorten recovery objectives.
- The future of disaster recovery rests with advanced continuity tools.
To learn more, download your copy of this informative Forrester TAP today.
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NEW YORK, NY, November 21, 2013 – Send Word Now, the leading worldwide provider of emergency notification and critical communications services, announced today its selection by Par Petroleum Corporation (OTC: PARR) to provide on-demand, multi-modal alerting in support of the Texas-based company’s business resilience plans.
Based in Houston, Par Petroleum Corporation is a diversified energy holding company. The organization manages and maintains interests in a variety of energy-related assets, including natural gas located in the Piceance Basin (CO); a crude oil logistics business focused on moving Canadian crude oil to the Gulf Coast; and an integrated refinery, distribution and marketing business in Hawaii.
For Par Petroleum Corporation, the Send Word Now Alerting Service will provide immediate notification to message recipients using various communication methods, including mobile devices, SMS and email. It will gather all-important feedback for reporting and auditing purposes through the popular Get Word Back feature, and enable people to sign up for alerts and maintain their own emergency contact information through the Send Word Now Self-Registration Portal.
Par Petroleum Corporation will use Send Word Now should natural disasters, fires, plant accidents and other events impact operations and safety.
“We are honored to have been chosen by Par Petroleum Corporation to provide emergency notification services,” said Lorin Bristow, Senior Vice President, Marketing, for Send Word Now. “They now join a long and growing list of oil and gas companies worldwide who depend on us in emergencies, just as people rely on them for essential resources.”
About Send Word Now (www.sendwordnow.com)
Headquartered in New York City, Send Word Now is the leading provider of on-demand alerting for emergency communications. The company’s easy-to-use, web-based notification solutions and mobile applications are used by businesses, government agencies, universities and non-profit organizations, among others, to ensure fast, effective, two-way communication when it is needed the most.
Send Word Now's enterprise-class alerting service is capable of transmitting tens of thousands of voice and text messages in minutes, while providing a full audit trail for after-action reporting and follow-up. It is designed to reach anyone, anywhere, anytime, with any device, over any type of connection. Send Word Now was recently awarded “2013 Notification System of the Year” by DRI International, and also received the 2013 Small Business Achievement Award from the Department of Homeland Security for its work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
SLA-Defined Business Continuity Plan
Architect and automate your IT Business Continuity Plan by Service Level Agreements (SLAs) across numerous platforms and operating systems – physical, virtual, and cloud – with Symantec high availability, disaster recovery, and data protection solutions.
Trust Symantec Business Continuity Solutions to help you define your business continuity plan by SLA across your heterogeneous data center.
To meet your business continuity plan’s strictest of SLAs, Symantec's high availability and wide-area disaster recovery technologies deliver fully automated failover capabilities to make sure risk of downtime is minimized and entire business services can be restored in less than a minute. Learn More
A unique combination of Symantec high availability, replication, and backup solutions lets you better balance cost and risk for less-than-mission-critical services and applications – where the SLAs are still aggressive, but where fully automated wide-area protection may not be obligatory. Learn More
Symantec solutions help you create a well-balanced business-continuity plan. For less-than-critical SLAs, Symantec backup and recovery technologies are a cost-effective option that provides manual recovery capabilities across heterogeneous environments from a single console. Learn More
Business Continuity On-Demand Webcast Series
Track 1: Black Swans or Just Wishful Thinking and Misinterpretation?
Geary Sikich, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Author and Business Lecturer
Dennis Wenk, Business Continuity Evangelist
This webcast looks at how the Strategist, Planner and CEO can respond to the challenge of Black Swan events. Learn how to develop strategies that are flexible enough to adapt to unforeseen circumstances while meeting corporate goals and objectives. Walk through the twelve-step process for tempering the impact of Black Swan events.
Track 2: Should I Delay Declaring a Disaster?
Damian Walch, Director of Technology Risk Services at Deloitte
Disasters (natural, system failure or human error) can disrupt any chance of achieving your business goals and damage your business reputation. This webcast discusses what holds back CIOs from declaring a disaster in the event or possible event of critical business impacting downtime. Learn why building a cost-effective disaster recovery strategy that works will help you be confident and prepared to make the right call.
Track 3: Best Practices for Business Continuity Risk Management
David Nolan, CEO & Founder, Fusion Risk Management, Inc.
To ensure minimal impact to your fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities during a potential business disruption, it's critical to establish a proven risk management based approach to business continuity for workplace, workforce, supply chain and IT. This webcast covers best practices for transitioning from traditional business continuity planning and IT disaster recovery, to a risk management based approach.
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How Effective Archiving Enhances Disaster Recovery
11/13/13 @ 2:00 PM
Upgrade operational efficiencies with advanced email archiving from EMC Intelligent Archiving Solutions. These solutions also enable governance and compliance, and facilitate rapid response to discovery requests.
IMPROVED OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCIES
EMC Intelligent Archiving Solutions enable continuous IT optimization including storage capacity optimization, shorter backup times, reduced backup infrastructure costs, and improved application server performance while managing ever increasing amounts of information.
ACCURATE, EFFICIENT SEARCH AND EDISCOVERY
Discover electronically stored information for audits, regulatory investigations, and litigation while improving the efficiency, accuracy, and repeatability of the eDiscovery process for both legal and compliance purposes.
INFORMATION GOVERNANCE AND COMPLIANCE
Comply with business rules and policies, industry and governmental regulations, and assure security and privacy for employees, customers, and corporate intelligence.
We pack our agenda with events that attendees need to thrive in business continuity and related fields. Our sessions will give you the tools and knowledge you need to develop into a more efficient and organized business continuity professional.
Bring the team and gain hands-on training in our workshops. Tour the free exhibition hall and discover new products, compare features and network with vendors.
Our networking events include welcome receptions, hospitalities, roundtable discussions and much more. Mingle with peers and make life-long contacts to rely on when you return to the office. Discover all that Spring World 2014 can offer you!
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Risk Assessment is the second stage in the Everbridge Six Stages of a Crisis white paper series. This phase determines how an organization responds to a crisis. In the moments after an incident occurs or is reported, your crisis response team activates the emergency response plan and notifies target audiences. Clear communication and sustained information exchange are required during this phase, in order to assess the seriousness of the threats and extent of the risk.
In this paper, Dr. Robert Chandler summarizes five key recommendations for ensuring your communications during the risk assessment phase are clear, efficient and impactful – when it matters most.
Ready, Set, Exercise! How to Conduct a Successful BCP/DRP Exercise
Planning a drill or exercise can be time-consuming and confusing. Learn more than 100 ideas for scenarios in the Ready, Set, Exercise workshop at Fall World 2013. Read more information from the presenter in our Online Exclusive Article.
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Can you recover your data seven years from now?
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Seven Questions to Ask When Considering an All-in-One Data Protection Solution
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Is Business Continuity Certification Right for your Organization?
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Prove the Value of Your Backup and DR Plan Using the Right Data and Metrics
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
CALL FOR PAPERS 2014
Mass Notification for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
It is an important part of business continuity and disaster recovery planning and can keep your teams in touch when operations are threatened or interrupted.
Business continuity and disaster recovery planning have become a critical part of modern business procedures.
Companies large and small, global and regional have implemented business continuity plans to give them the confidence that, should the unthinkable happen, they have all the best tools at hand keep systems moving forward.
It is a key part of business continuity planning. When disaster strikes and business in interrupted, you have to act quickly to share information and mobilize your teams.
Handles this complex task by launching messages to groups of any size, whether in one location or spread all over the world – and it reaches people anywhere they might be, whether by mobile phone, SMS, landline, email, pager, BlackBerry PIN-to-PIN, fax, TTY or other method.
Intelligent notification technology will keep your people safe, direct emergency services where they are needed most, preserve your resources and get your business up and running fast.