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Volume 31, Issue 4

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

If you subscribe to the theory that BCM is all about creating Plans, you’re missing the most valuable contribution your BCM Program can make to your organization: Effective Incident Response.

Your organization’s capability to respond to any disruption of its operations depends on access to critical information, enabling Incident Managers to make informed decisions quickly. If your Planning process produces that critical information (in addition to Plans), your organization vastly improves its ability to respond to disruptions.

Learn how your current Planning processes (including your BIA and Risk Assessments) can produce the information – not just raw data – that Incident Managers will need to assure they can respond to any Incident effectively and efficiently.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Right now, everyone is talking about how to prepare for a major disaster like Hurricane Sandy. And they're right. When the unthinkable happens, you need to be ready. But how do you do that? Talking in hypotheticals won't help you when your systems crash.

Find out how real organizations faced a once-in-a-lifetime disaster and got their operations back up and running when everything was in chaos around them. Learn the lessons they had to learn firsthand.

Find out what to do when you face this:

  • Your office is flooded.
  • The power goes out and your backup generators are running out of fuel.
  • Your primary and secondary data centers fail.

How do you get to your critical systems, applications, and data?

Bottom line, how do you get back in business?

Want some answers? Join EVault experts Shawn Swanson and John Margiolas for "When Disaster Strikes: Real Life Lessons From the Front Lines."

About Our Speakers
Shawn Swanson, product marketing manager focusing on EVault cloud-connected and disaster recovery solutions, has extensive product marketing and management experience including leadership roles at Cisco, Sun, FICO, and Adobe, most recently launching industry-leading managed services and SaaS solutions that enable enterprise collaboration. He holds an MBA from Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley) and a BS in computer science from Virginia Tech.

John Margiolas is a DR analyst for EVault and has been at the company in a technical sales and deployment capacity for more than five years. He's been working in IT for more than 16 years with a focus on backup and DR. He has helped design and deploy disaster recovery plans, backup solutions and business continuity plans for many Fortune 50 companies. He also has experience in mobile device management and security solutions.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

If you had an unplanned outage how quickly could you recover? Planning for the unexpected, preparing for various disaster recovery scenarios, testing that plan, and recovering as quickly as possible, ensure businesses remain resilient and continuous.

Join BCDR expert, Paul Nashawaty, Director of Strategy at Unitrends as he discusses the 5 critical steps for dealing with the unexpected.

  • Document and test processes on a regular basis
  • Bring resources back online immediately
  • Kick off a backup and disaster recovery in a single process
  • Perform an integrity check to ensure you can bring your system backup in full
  • Manage an instant DR across Cloud, Physical/Virtual Devices or Multiple Locations

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

With any disaster—whether a natural disaster, equipment failure, or site loss—businesses get a not-so-subtle reminder of how important it is to have resilient information technology systems that maintain near-continuous business operations, high systems availability, and guaranteed data protection. After all, your global market never sleeps.

Sandy delivered everyone a sense of reality. Incomplete Disaster Recovery (DR) thinking is a risk that can cost your organization dearly in both reputation and bottom line. When you depend on internal resources to deliver DR under the threat of a regional disaster there is a problem. People, technology and geography are critical points of failure in your decision to deliver disaster recovery internally. If you cannot guarantee the availability of your staff during a disaster, generate enough power for long-term support of your facilities critical loads, or if you have never successfully completed a test of your disaster recovery plan, than it is time to quit promising your executives and shareholders something that cannot be delivered. Your company may have plans that address equipment requirements and recovery processes but underestimates other variables that are required to successfully execute a recovery.

Re-directing your DR investment towards a managed solution that removes the uncertainty of staff availability during a regional disaster simply makes sense. Velocity delivers recovery to your business by professionals focused solely on disaster recovery. Join us to learn how organizations who plan with fingers crossed and hope that a disaster never happens, make the transition to a resilient solution.

Monday, November 5, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

What Are You Doing in the Cloud? Discover Three Emerging Trends That Should Drive Your Cloud-Based Solution.

Everyone is moving to the cloud for backup and recovery. But to make the cloud really work for you and your organization, you need to know how to use the cloud, how to choose the cloud, and how to lose that obsolete, hard-to-use management interface.

Take a fast-paced one-hour tour through the hottest trends in cloud backup and recovery.

Trend #1: Customized system architecture. We’ll evaluate the three system architectures you need to understand and determine which is best for you based on your mission-critical data protection and recovery time objectives (RTOs).

Trend #2: The purpose-built cloud. We’ll explore why not all clouds are alike and what you must know when you move your sensitive data to the cloud.

Trend #3: Social management. We’ll address how social media are simplifying day-to-day system management and how to find a solution that corresponds to the way you communicate today.

Join our cloud experts, including Arleen Urquhart, EVault product marketing manager, and find out how to make the right decisions when it comes to building the cloud-based backup and recovery solution that saves your data and your butt.