As Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore stated recently, âIt is a mistake to think of the climate crisis as one in a list of issues, it is the issue.â Climate change, carbon credits or the need to be green is coming to the data center. For IT managers charged with implementing data center strategies… Continue reading The Need To Be Green: Data Center Strategies Becoming More Eco-Friendly
For years, enterprise IT has been faced with a variety of challenges that are almost mutually exclusive: support and enable business growth while reducing costs; increase data protection while improving global data access; meet shorter recovery objectives while managing growing amounts of data, to name a few. To meet these and other business objectives, IT… Continue reading Moving Mainframe Tape Outside The Data Center
Temperatures are rising, summer storms are brewing, and your network may soon be crashing. During this season of uncertain weather and certain power outages, businesses suddenly become quite vulnerable. According to a 2005 Berkeley Lab study for the U.S. Department of Energyâs Office of Electric Transmission and Distribution, power outages cost the United States more… Continue reading The Real Impact of Power Outages on your Bottom Line
Itâs a frequent topic on DRJâs Internet forum. Itâs discussed on other business continuity and related lists. The topic: How far is far enough between primary and alternate sites? There are a number of âeasyâ answers, but none are complete; none are âone size fits allâ â just like a business continuity plan, the answer… Continue reading Debating Distance and Disasters
Imagine ABC Company recently completed an extensive server virtualization project to reduce their data center footprint, save costs associated with hardware purchasing and maintenance, and enhance their ability to recover from a disaster. As part of their new disaster recovery (DR) strategy, ABC set up a secondary environment within their primary location to serve as… Continue reading Stepping It Up: Advancing Your Recovery Strategy by Integrating Virtualization and Replication
Most governmental entities have plans in place to mobilize critical emergency relief resources during a disaster. Yet few have similar plans in place to drive the disaster recovery process. Instead, many opt to wait and see whatâs damaged and then set in motion the necessary people and processes, depending on federal and state aid. Whatâs… Continue reading Action-Oriented Plan Set to Guide South Carolina Community in Times of Disaster
There has been a great deal of difficulty in determining the effectiveness and quality of an organizationâs business continuity process and where to turn for the best guidance regarding how to build an effective program. This has particularly been an issue in multiple industries where there has been no single form of consensus. Whether your… Continue reading What Is Organizational Certification?
Itâs only the middle of June, and the question has to be, âWho made Mother Nature so angry?â Tornadoes and floods are damaging large areas of our country, and we havenât really started into the hurricane season. Tornadoes â Weâve had an unusually large number of tornadoes already. In May, at least 26 people died… Continue reading Who Made Mother Nature So Angry?
As I sat to determine what to write for this issue, one topic kept rising to the top of the list. Since I live in Missouri, not far from the city of Kirkwood, where, in February 2008, a resident fired shots during a city council meeting, the topic of workplace violence kept surfacing. The aftermath… Continue reading Workplace Violence
Summer has arrived with a fury in much of the nation. It seems like everyday there is a new disaster, problem or concern affecting businesses and their employees. Some of the problems I have heard of recently include flooding, extreme heat, severe storms and the high fuel prices. In addition, businesses are dealing with typical… Continue reading Summer Brings Many Hazards