According to the National Archives and Records Administration, 93 percent of companies that lost their data center for 10 days or more due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster. Don't let that happen to you, learn more today!
Companies of all sizes realize that near real-time business recovery is no longer a nice-to-have – it is becoming a new corporate must have. Competition, regulations and the 24x7 nature of businesses all push for continual application and data availability under almost any circumstances.
Talent management has become one of the most pressing topics within HR organizations today - and it is no wonder, given the current economic environment and business imperatives.
In this research bulletin, we will outline the approach HR organizations must take to identify, cost-justify, develop and implement the highest impact talent management strategy.
Email is the primary communication system and file transport mechanism used in organizations of all sizes. Email systems generate enormous amounts of content that must be preserved for a variety of reasons, including:
-Compliance with local, state, federal and international statutory requirements
- Electronic discovery requirements and best practices
- Knowledge management applications
- Disaster recovery and business continuity
For small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the impacts of a disaster can result in loss of or lack of access to data, applications, and work facilities. Those with disaster recovery plans in place fared much better than those without such contingency plans.
Many small and medium-sized businesses do not have adequate network security. Here's how to make sure you do. Now more than ever, you depend on your network for your most important business operations, such as communication, inventory, billing, sales, and trading with partners. Yet up to now, you might have held off on protecting your network, for several reasons.
This comprehensive white paper applies automation and ITIL best practices to the data center and reviews current industry trends, server automation energy usage issues and a variety of optimization strategies for data center improvement. The effects of virtualization are explored in-depth. Includes detailed sections on increasing operational efficiency using workflow analysis, automating and optimizing server change management, reducing infrastructure complexity and developing security, disaster recovery and business continuity procedures. Step by step instructions for developing metrics and a business case to justify data center and server automation are included.
Certainly server virtualization offers an elegant way to minimize planned downtime during routine software and hardware maintenance, or scheduled upgrades. But that addresses only part of the availability story.
The importance of data processing in today’s business environment is increasing and it is clear that business operations must be secured against every possible contingency to provide continuous uptime. Business continuity is not just concerned with IT infrastructure and data processing, it also includes manual and automatic IT systems with the human involvement. This white paper explains how HP StorageWorks XP for Business Continuity Manager (BCM) Software makes sure that all processes within the data-handling procedures are automated in such a way that in the event of a failure or unplanned disruption, business operations can continue with minimal interruption.
Published By: Godfrey
Published Date: Oct 02, 2008
It’s not unusual for business-to-business companies to cut communications budgets when faced with uncertain times like economic downturns, mergers/acquisitions, reorganization, significant competitive threats, technology changes and the like.And yet, it is precisely these situations in which communications that support the brand are most helpful. If there’s ever a time when you need the strength, continuity, and support of a healthy brand, it’s when there’s uncertainty.
Published By: CA WA 2
Published Date: Oct 01, 2008
Virtualization and clustering can bring many benefits to your business—better IT asset utilization, improved business continuity and improved operational efficiency. At the same time, virtualization can create a new level of complexity for IT. This white paper describes some of the technical challenges inherent in managing these complex environments and recommends strategies for successful deployment that will maximize the value of virtualization technology in your organization.
The Choices from many reputable suppliers of IT managed services can appear very much alike. Yet when you have a mission-critical business process whose function must not be interrupted, you know your requirements call for something above and beyond. This paper serves as a field guide to help you identify key characteristics that set a critical managed IT service apart from even highly capable general-purpose offerings.
LifeLink Foundation needed to provide business continuity and DR of critical transplant related information to multiple locations and needed to manage DR planning and implementation in a hurricane zone. Learn how VMware & Dell EqualLogic worked together to implement two remote sites providing consolidated virtual storage, snapshot-based backup and recovery.
Virtualized IT infrastructures can simplify management and facilitate business continuity while helping minimize power consumption and procurement costs. Virtualization also helps organizations automate disaster recovery plans. Dell EqualLogic PS Series arrays and VMware® Site Recovery Manager (SRM) software provide integrated, cost-effective, automated site recovery and testing for enterprise data centers.
VMware virtual machines are hardware-independent so any physical server can serve as a recovery target for any virtual machine. Organizations can significantly reduce the cost of hardware for disaster recovery by repurposing underutilized existing servers for recovery targets and disaster recovery testing. VMware Infrastructure also simplifies and accelerates recovery, helping IT organizations meet their time-to-recovery targets.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Sep 25, 2008
Email is one of the most critical applications in use in business today: it is embedded in many business workflows, it is used by engineers to inform them of infrastructure issues and it is used to communicate with customers and business partners. In short, the modern organization has email at the heart of its communications and business processes. This makes it critical to minimize both the downtime and loss of email upon the outset of a business continuity event.
Today, companies have more at risk than ever before. To stay in business, they must evolve their traditional business continuity programs to include continuous enhancements. They must also provide continuous service and support to their customers, suppliers, stockholders and stakeholders. The best approach requires a detailed analysis of both business and technical requirements, an understanding of available options, and a deep inspection of the many variables that will support their ultimate strategy.
Natural and manmade disasters have costly, far-reaching impacts on businesses. And organizations of all types are making business continuity plans that protect their data, networks, core business applications and facilities. But it’s important to build resiliency into your business operations as well your human capital. This Web seminar on Workplace Recovery will take you through the risks related to human capital resiliency and provide a framework for addressing them.
Join this informative web event to hear from experts at Forrester Research and HP discuss the top ten challenges for effective disaster recovery planning, how to quantify the cost of downtime as well as tips on selecting and implementing disaster recovery solutions.
The need for reliable hardware that can maintain continuous uptime 24/7 is even more important in a virtual infrastructure. If you are planning to use virtualization to implement business continuity or disaster recovery, ensuring you have the most reliable hardware is essential.
Most companies have plans in place to ensure employee-to-employee communications following a business disruption event (BDE). But many companies haven’t addressed how communications will be maintained with partners (suppliers, vendors, channel partners, etc.) and customers.