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Dec 27
2013

Scale up or out?

Posted by Jarrett F Potts in software , preparation , education , dr planning , disaster recovery testing , disaster recovery plan , dedicated server , data protection disaster recovery , data center

Jarrett F Potts
Scale up or out?        

At STORServer, we provide only the best of the best. One thing I’m regularly asked is when is Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) better than CommVault and vice versa? While each has its own advantages, the feature I’m most often questioned about is scaling.

Both products scale well but they do it in different ways. 

Dec 24
2013

Rudolph the red-faced business continuity manager (a Christmas tale – sort of!)

Posted by Andy Osborne in Disaster Recovery , Business Continuity Plans , Business Continuity Management , Business Continuity

Andy Osborne

By Andy Osborne, Consultancy Director at Acumen

Once upon a time there was a senior manager called Rudolph who, on top of his other responsibilities, was put in charge of the business continuity project. Rudolph was a busy chap with a lot on his plate – he didn’t have time for detail. And anyway, disasters never happen do they? Well, only to other people. 

Dec 18
2013

Book review – Becoming Resilient: The Definitive Guide to ISO 22301 Implementation

Posted by Mike McClain, Senior Web Designer & Site Manager in Untagged 

Mike McClain, Senior Web Designer & Site Manager

If you’re interested in business continuity, here’s a new book that might attract your attention: Becoming Resilient: The Definitive Guide to ISO 22301 Implementation. So, if you are looking for some tips on how to implement this standard, here’s a brief overview of my book.  

Main focus of the book

Dec 18
2013

Multi-Site Disaster Response and Coordination Best Practices

Posted by Courtney Bowers in Disaster Response , Disaster Recovery , Business Continuity , Avalution Blogs

Courtney Bowers

By Stacy Gardner, Avalution Consulting
Originally posted on Avalution Consulting’s Blog

Most organizations that have experienced a crisis would likely agree that advance planning is critical to enabling an effective response. When a disaster impacts several sites simultaneously, it makes coordination even more chaotic, so the importance of a defined structure increases. Organizations with multiple facilities or sites, especially those within “at-risk” regions, should take proactive steps to prepare their organization for events that require a widespread and coordinated response. Specifically, these preparedness steps include enabling coordination, communication, and adherence to organizational policies in advance of a disaster to ensure all sites implement appropriate response procedures. This article summarizes best practices that help enable sites to work together and execute common, approved response strategies to minimize impact and reduce confusion.

Dec 12
2013

“Get Rid of Your Car Insurance!” Effectively Convincing the C-Suite of the Importance of Structured Business Continuity

Posted by Fred Rogers in Untagged 

Fred Rogers

Effectively convincing senior management of the need for detailed, programmatic business continuity, even in this day and age, continues to be a major headache for too many BC professionals.  Even in organizations where a dedicated position – or not as good but often sufficient part-time position – has been designated for the purpose, communicating the need for a detailed, rehearsed and constantly improving disaster backup plan is often difficult at best.

So here’s an easy way: tell them to give up their car insurance.

Dec 09
2013

Looking At DRJ Spring World

Posted by Vicki Thomas in DRJ Spring World

Vicki Thomas

On this snowy day (in most parts of Canada and the United States), it is helpful to look forward to spring and warmer less snowy days... In particular, lets take a closer look at DRJ Spring World taking place in Orlando, Florida from March 30-April 2. 

As you likely know, networking is an integral part of business and there is no better place to do it than at DRJ Spring World. Our upcoming conference provides lots of opportunities for you to meet experts in disaster recovery and business continuity and to connect with those who can help you get ahead:

Dec 05
2013

Give Thanks Any Day

Posted by Annie Searle in Untagged 

Annie Searle

Thanksgiving is the day we celebrate the day when Native Americans sat down with Pilgrims and ate together.  For some of us, it's a better holiday than all the others combined because we reflect upon just how much we have to be thankful for.

Team Rubicon in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

But there's no reason we can't recognize and celebrate unselfish work every day.  Or any day.  Those of you who read me on Facebook may know how much I admire the veterans' volunteer organization called Team Rubicon and the work that these volunteers do during disasters.  They were early into both Haiti (above) and into  both the Philippines (below) and into the devastation in Washington, Illinois. 

Nov 25
2013

15 Billion Reasons to Give Thanks for Pretty Much Everything

Posted by Fred Rogers in Untagged 

Fred Rogers

Nov 19
2013

Combatting the Annual Disaster to Your Bottom Line – “Holiday Presenteeism” – by Keeping Your Employees Focused During the Festivities

Posted by Fred Rogers in Disaster Recovery Tools , Disaster Recovery Planning , Calamity , Business Continuity Planning

Fred Rogers

Nov 18
2013

DRJ Spring World: A Closer Look

Posted by Vicki Thomas in DRJ Spring World

Vicki Thomas

We’re pretty excited about our 50th conference, so you’ll have to to bear with us as we continue to boast about the top-notch speakers, sessions, and workshops that we’ve got planned for DRJ Spring World.

With the theme of “Ensuring Resiliency in a Risky World”, you’re going to want to make sure you’re in Orlando, Florida from March 30 - April 2.