7 Tips for Safely Moving Your IT Operations

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Moving a family can be hard, so imagine how much more difficult it is when you’re responsible for moving an entire office. Relocating people, furniture, equipment, documents, and more can be time-consuming and expensive. That’s why it’s vital to be thorough when choosing a commercial mover and monitoring the entire process. With most companies, their data and IT operations can …

Disaster Recovery Preparation: Does It Matter?

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In 2011 the San Diego region (along with parts of Orange County, Arizona, and Baja) suffered a major power outage that lasted 12 hours and impacted millions of businesses. For many, SDG&E’s outage was a wake-up call for disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) preparedness. When evaluating your options for DR/BC services, here are a few fundamental questions to …

Emergency Preparedness, June 27 in San Diego

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June 27, 2014 | Crowne Plaza Hotel 2270 Hotel Circle North San Diego CA 92108 The Business Emergency Preparedness Panel Discussion is presented by the San Diego Business Journal. The morning panel discussion is slated for Friday, June 27, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mission Valley at 2270 Hotel Circle N., and includes breakfast. 7:00 to 7:30 Registration/Coffee 7:30 …

Up Your Disaster Recovery SLA with Cloud

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Need higher assurance that you’ll be able to recover quickly (and completely) after a catastrophic impact to your primary IT  infrastructure? Consider the cloud (such as AIS BusinessCloud1). Article by Nicole Henderson in The WHIR. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood, VP Marketing ——- Enterprises Improve SLAs with Disaster Recovery in the Public Cloud: Forrester Ninety-four percent (94%) …

Disaster Recovery: Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

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Oy vey. Collectively, the survey respondents below get a resounding “D” when it comes to disaster recovery. And that’s nothing to brag about. Collectively we can, and should, do better. Change starts at home — so make it so. Summary article by Steve Ragan in CSO. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood, VP Marketing —– When it comes …

6 Surveys Reveal Downtime Causes, Costs

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As any kid knows, staying up is good — especially if it involves a fun movie and dessert. As any IT professional knows, going down is bad — very bad, especially if revenue generation is affected. Below is a summary of recent surveys that reveal some of our collective fears and opportunities. There’s no time like the present to improve …

Bringing Sexy Back to Disaster Recovery

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Always be prepared. Failure to plan is planning to fail. There are those who have and those who will. So what’s your excuse for not having a Disaster Recovery plan in place — and exercising that plan periodically to ensure that you can recover as quickly as needed? Summary article by David Weldon in FierceCIO, original article by Jack Bailey …

Gartner Plugs Disaster Recovery Planning

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You gotta love it when Gartner — one of the most respected market research firms on the planet — observes trends and recommends courses of action that your own business is already pursuing. Validation is a beautiful thing. Summary article by Fred Donovan in FierceITSecurity, original press release by Gartner. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood, VP Marketing …