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AT&T Communications

Introduces a Disaster Plan for Data and Voice, Providing End to End Disaster Recovery ServiceThe Growing dependence of companies on their data processing applications increases their vulnerability to unforseen disasters. A company’s survival can be threatened as...

A Failure to Communicate

The most prominent feature of the Information Age has been the marriage of computers and telecommunications. This is a positive union that supports revolutionary innovations in information technology, office automation, and business practices.Not all the effects have...

Making The Connection

For many businesses, from airline reservation centers to stockbrokers, the telephone is their lifeline. But businesses are quickly discovering just how fragile that lifeline can be.The dependence of the nation’s businesses on reliable telecommunications is...

For The Want of a Nail…

You probably have heard the story told by the old poem, but let me retell it as accurately as I can recall it. It goes like this:For the want of a nail, a shoe was lost.For the want of a shoe, the horse was lost.For the want of a horse, the rider was lost.For the want...

Another Day, Another Crash

Ever notice how famous celebrities frequently pass away in threes? If we agree on that statement, then we can say that AT&T’s network has indeed achieved star status. It recently died for the third time in just under two years. Amazing how such a vast,...

AT&Ts Failure Raises Questions

On Tuesday, September 17, a broken rectifier in an AT&T switching station generator in Manhattan shut down New York City’s long-distance phone service for six hours.Because the failure took place at 4:50 p.m., most businesses, including the stock markets,...

Communications Recovery and AT&T

Have you ever considered how a disaster might affect your communications? Is your communications sufficiently recoverable or is it like most companies. There is an alarming amount of corporations without functional communications backup, even though they have a plan...

Closer To Point of Failure

Until recently, companies have been caught in a risky Catch-22 in safeguarding their data. A large bank, for example, requires a high level of protection for its massive volumes of data, meaning it has to move gigabytes of data to storage every day. But getting the...

Notification System Internal or External

When faced with an emergency or disaster, what is your notification system? If you are a tenant in a building, what is the building notification system? Do you and your staff understand it?If you control your building, do you have a public address system that reaches...

Lessons Learned

Observations by a Disaster Recovery Planning Consultant:  Some organizations overlook the obvious as they build  and operate their information systems.From the consultant's perspective, the ultimate objective of a disaster recovery planning engagement is...

In the Shadow of the Internet

Imagine: Your company's riding high on the success of the new Java applications you installed last year. With Internet access to your legacy applications, you've been able to hold your sales support staff constant while experiencing a 50% increase in sales....