Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery and business continuity news, strategy and best practices, and solutions for IT professionals

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How to review and test backup procedures to ensure data restoration

If you want to test backup and restore procedures with your eyes wide open, consider these factors and tips.

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48% off APC Back-UPS Pro Uninterruptible Power Supply - Deal Alert

The Back-UPS BR1500G offers guaranteed battery backup and surge protection for high performance computer systems, networks, external storage devices, game consoles and other electronics, and is currently offered at a 48% discount.

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For IT, climate change means preparing for disaster

Disaster recovery as a service is a fast-growing segment of the industry, analysts say.

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Snow in your forecast? Here's how GIS will help ease the pain

The eastern U.S. is no stranger to brutal winter storms such as the one expected to pummel the region this weekend, but coping with such weather is a far cry today from what it once was.

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U.S. readies for space storms that could crash critical networks

The U.S. is making preparations to protect communications and transportation systems from potentially dangerous space weather events.

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14 disaster recovery as a service vendors that will rescue you in a pinch

Gartner assesses products ability to help networks recover quickly.

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Beware the 'black swans' in your supply chain

Any enterprise worth its salt knows that simply having a supply chain introduces a certain amount of risk, but few do enough to protect themselves against the extreme possibilities.

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6 disaster recovery do's and don'ts from Hurricane Katrina survivors

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, take the advice of these Louisiana IT leaders, who learned lessons the hard way about safeguarding infrastructure and equipment.

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10 years after Hurricane Katrina: IT lessons learned

IT pros say being less dependent on physical locations is just one of the keys to ensuring your company doesn’t go out of business when disaster strikes.

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10 tips to make sure you are ready when a disaster strikes

BIAImage by SVIDSHUBStart with a business impact analysis (BIA). This will identify the business's most crucial systems and processes and the effect an outage would have on the business. The greater the potential impact, the more...

Nokia Here said to be snatched up by Audi, BMW and Daimler for $2.7B

The company's digital mapping technology is considered a critical element of self-driving cars

Oracle gets September trial date against Rimini Street

The case could establish ground rules for companies that provide third-party maintenance services

Skype for Business preview adds support for massive meetings, cloud-based phone administration

Businesses can begin testing the new features now, with a full release expected later this year.

Microsoft parental control update causes consternation among parents

An update to this free parental control product left some long-time users in the lurch

Skype Translator now speaks German, French

The app already provided spoken translation to English, Spanish, Mandarin and Italian

How virtual reality could change your business

Virtual reality has been '10 years away for 40 years,' says one CEO, but it's now on our doorstep

Google to Cardboard developers: Keep it short and simple, and watch out for nausea

Google Cardboard experiences should be the duration of traditional YouTube videos, said a Google executive

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Twitter mining can help protect facilities

New software that uses Twitter keyword searches along with geocoding can help enterprises become alerted about regionalized, developing events that might affect assets, such as buildings.

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