Go Beyond Technology To Build An Effective Security Practice

It’s common knowledge that the security landscape has shifted over the past few years and the once-strong perimeters that CISOs relied upon have become stretched, fragmented, and overrun by increasingly mature attackers. There are many reasons for this change — from the increasing value of intellectual property and ideas to the business’ desire for agility… Continue reading Go Beyond Technology To Build An Effective Security Practice

July 25, 2012: Disasters Happen…Are You Ready? — Download this Free DR eBook Today!

Informational Update For July 25, 2012 Disasters Happen…Are You Ready? — Download this Free DR eBook Today! You can’t afford to be caught off guard or without a plan when a man-made or natural disaster strikes. Take the next step to ensuring your systems and data are safe if an emergency hits when you least… Continue reading July 25, 2012: Disasters Happen…Are You Ready? — Download this Free DR eBook Today!

Texas Memory Systems Announces Industry’s First Bootable Native PCIe Flash Storage System

Houston, Texas – Texas Memory Systems, Inc. (TMS), provider of The World’s Fastest Storage®, today announced that TMS RamSan PCIe storage systems, including RamSan-70 products, are now bootable storage devices. This functionality is provided through a new firmware feature that allows most common servers to load operating systems directly from RamSan PCIe Flash storage systems,… Continue reading Texas Memory Systems Announces Industry’s First Bootable Native PCIe Flash Storage System

Esri and Microsoft to Provide Online Maps and Applications during Disasters

Redlands, Calif. — Esri announced a strategic alliance with Microsoft to assist public and private agencies and communities around the world during disasters. Microsoft will display Esri public information maps on its cloud-based Disaster Response Incident Portal, as well as point citizens to the maps via its online outlets, such as MSN and Bing. Esri’s… Continue reading Esri and Microsoft to Provide Online Maps and Applications during Disasters

July 24, 2012: Relevant Communications: What Mass Notification is Missing

Informational Update For July 24, 2012 Relevant Communications: What Mass Notification is Missing Wednesday, August 1, 2012 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!) Years ago you saw a need in your company for a tool that would allow you to communicate to people when emergencies happened. You innovated how your company operated in… Continue reading July 24, 2012: Relevant Communications: What Mass Notification is Missing

Disaster recovery and business continuity best practices

Focus on operations – people and process that drive the enterprise are the primary issues that DRP and BCP are controllable. Implementing a planning and recovery environment is an ideal time to define an approach based on ITIL best practices that will address the process and people issues effectively. To read the article, please click… Continue reading Disaster recovery and business continuity best practices

London asset managers ready for Olympic disruptions

With the London 2012 Olympic Games approaching the starting line, many of the city’s investment managers are readying contingency plans to handle the expected diversions along the way. To read the article, please click here: http://www.pionline.com/article/20120723/PRINTSUB/307239974/london-asset-managers-ready-for-olympic-disruptions  

Connecting with Management and Staying Relevant

Management involvement and support is vital to the growth and ongoing success of an organization’s business continuity program. Management buy-in ensures alignment with the organization’s overall strategic direction and business objectives, and allows the program to obtain appropriate resources and visibility. Without adequate management involvement and support, a business continuity program risks losing effectiveness and… Continue reading Connecting with Management and Staying Relevant

Dark Night in Denver: Performance Violence and the Aurora Massacre

As the dust settles and the facts begin to emerge regarding the circumstances surrounding the deadly attack on July 20 during the premiere of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, in Aurora, Colo. — which claimed at least 12 lives and wounded scores of others — officials involved in various aspects of the… Continue reading Dark Night in Denver: Performance Violence and the Aurora Massacre

In BC/DR, It’s The Small Stuff That Can Get You

I see many organizations that believe they’re well-insulated from major disasters–a sentiment that often grows into a sense of complacency, which eventually breeds a mindset that business continuity and disaster recovery planning and testing are basically unnecessary expenses. In the 2012 InformationWeek State of Storage Survey, of more than 300 respondents asked about their disaster… Continue reading In BC/DR, It’s The Small Stuff That Can Get You