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Many businesses are embarking on digital transformation initiatives that will put technology at the core of business value creation. At the same time, many of these same businesses are seeking to reduce or eliminate the cost of managing IT infrastructure. Storage vendors are addressing these seemingly incompatible goals by investing in new storage management capabilities… Continue reading TrueCommand Brings Unified Management and Predictive Analytics to ZFS Storage
(TNS) — In a state where rising sea levels are threatening oceanfront property, building $20 billion worth of seawalls would protect South Carolina’s coast from the effects of climate change during the next 20 years, a new study says. The report by the Center for Climate Integrity says South Carolina needs 3,202 miles of seawalls… Continue reading $20B Needed to Shield South Carolina from Rising Sea Levels
The traditional ‘Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape’ (D2D2T) backup model is no longer adequate for always-on enterprises requiring rapid restore data and is being replaced by Flash-to-Flash-to-Cloud (F2F2C) says Peter Gadd… In a D2D2T model, the primary disk creates a local backup on the secondary (backup) disk or on a Purpose-Built Backup Appliance (PBBA). This is typically followed by… Continue reading Flash-to-Flash-to-Cloud is on the way to becoming the standard solution for backup
While cybersecurity discussions have permeated board meetings, the democratization of accountability has a long way to go. A spate of recent surveys offer indications that the philosophy that “cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility” is gaining steam in the C-suite at most large organizations. But digging into the numbers — and keeping in mind perennially abysmal… Continue reading Cybersecurity Accountability Spread Thin in the C-Suite
While for many organizations major incidents are relatively rare events, when they occur they create personal as well as organizational resilience challenges. Dominic Irvine looks at how using the power of imagination can help… Being resilient means being able to deal with an event that otherwise could have been traumatic. Coping is resilience over time.… Continue reading Using the power of imagination to improve personal resilience during challenging situations
Regions of the US have been hit hard in recent weeks with damaging tornadoes and floodwaters In recent years, over $6.7 billion in damages have been incurred from tornadoes, and this year has been no different. So what can your organization do to reduce the impact of twisters as much as possible during this tornado season?… Continue reading Tornado Emergencies â What you can do today to prepare
It’s important for business continuity professionals to be knowledgeable about the ways being unprepared for disruptions can harm their organization. How else are they going to make the case to senior management that building a good continuity program is worth the effort? In today’s post, we’ll look at the costs, direct and indirect, of being… Continue reading The Cost of Calamity: How Being Unprepared Can Harm An Organization
When Hurricane Irma threatened Hillsborough County, Fla., in 2017, emergency management staff into overdrive to prepare for the eventual Category 5 storm. Luckily for Hillsborough, the brunt of the storm missed the county. But the feeling was that had it hit, the preparation would have been considered inadequate. “Everybody worked really hard during Irma, but… Continue reading Hurricane Irma Prompts Revamp of Emergency Management Agency
How a security researcher learned organizations willingly hand over sensitive data with little to no identity verification. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has a provision called “Right of Access,” which states individuals have a right to access their personal data. What happens when companies holding this data don’t properly verify identities… Continue reading With GDPR’s ‘Right of Access,’ Who Really Has Access?