There was a time when Disaster Recovery was mostly for companies running extremely mission critical applications like banks and stock exchanges. But then every business needs to have a DR strategy in place. As we've seen in recent years, natural disasters can lead to long-term downtime. Because earthquakes, hurricanes, snow storms, or other events can put datacenters and other corporate facilities out of commission for a while, it's vital that companies have in place a comprehensive disaster recovery (DR) plan.
As of Wednesday, China has reported 82 human infections of H7N9, including 17 deaths. About 40 percent of the patients had no contact with poultry or environments where birds were located, previous epidemiological studies found. It remains a mystery how they became infected, Zeng said.
We are living in a time of technological ferment, if you will, and there are multiple IT approaches in the works ─ all with the mission of dealing with the ‘data deluge.’ Obviously, as data grows, there’s more to back up. And the various strategies for dealing with it include deduplication, block-level backups, snapshots for recovery and so forth. But there’s one I haven’t heard discussed too much: what about using flash drives for backup?
The use of predictive analytics in insurance is becoming increasingly widespread as companies realize how the power of insight can impact business growth, risk management, and loss control. The number of insurers using these sophisticated models is growing daily and, there are more business capability areas that are reaping the benefits. Recent SMA research indicates that over one-third of insurers are currently investing in predictive analytics and models.
Data is at the center of most challenges facing our industry today, with business drivers such as new regulations, aggregated risk management, and deep customer insight all having critical data management implications. The term Big Data has become a common way to describe this, and while some of these challenges are associated with large volumes, it isn't really the size of the data that's at issue. I'd argue that at this point we know how to handle large volumes: use shared-nothing architectures that scale horizontally on commodity hardware. The trickier problem has to do with a different "V" of Big Data - variety - and it is that aspect that I'd like to focus on.
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Not all Business Continuity plans are created equally. Calling something a “plan” doesn’t make it one. Real planning should go into its creation – not simply filling in blanks in a template, or copying lists to an appendix.
A viable Business Continuity plan is actionable, applicable to any disruption, and effective under all circumstances. It should be accessible, practiced and up-to-date.
Yet, in the rush to meet deadlines, satisfy regulatory standards or avoid audit write-ups, those real measurements of an effective BCM plan sometimes get lost or overlooked. When an organization produces hundreds of plans (or even dozens) it is easy to focus on the update process – and lose sight of the content of all those plans.
There are warning signs that a plan is likely to have lost its bearings. In this one hour Webinar, we’ll examine the 6 major signs that a plan might be headed in the wrong direction – and tactics to avoid or eliminate each of those pitfalls.Presentation by guest speaker Stephanie Balaouras, Vice President, Research Director at Forrester.
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Disaster Recovery Journal welcomes editorial submissions from readers who have expertise in a particular field on a variety of business continuity or disaster recovery related topics throughout the year.
1st Quarter – Winter 2013 (Spring World Issue)
Consultants survey, emergency notification survey, best practices, outsourcing, getting executive support, business unit planning.
Editorial closing date: Nov. 2, 2012
2nd Quarter – Spring 2013
Disaster recovery services survey, enterprise-wide recovery planning, communications, salvage/cleanup, government regulations.
Editorial closing date: Feb. 1, 2013
3rd Quarter – Summer 2013 (Fall World Issue)
Alternate site survey, legal issues, selecting alternate sites, high availability, storage management issues, testing.
Editorial closing date: May 3, 2013
4th Quarter – Fall 2013
Automated BC /DR software survey, using software, insurance, network recovery, data center design.
Editorial closing date: Aug. 2, 2013
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|Issue||Contract Due||Materials Due|
|1st Quarter||Nov. 2, 2012||Nov. 16, 2012|
|2nd Quarter||Feb. 1, 2013||Feb. 15, 2013|
|3rd Quarter||May 3, 2013||May 17, 2013|
|4th Quarter||Aug. 2, 2013||Aug. 16, 2013|
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