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Beyond Disaster Recovery


How organizations should conceptualize, assess, architect, and validate a plan for true enterprise resilience.Today’s business environment is characterized by rapid, unpredictable changes – some of which present opportunities, others that introduce challenges and sometimes even threats. Irrespective of circumstance, it’s imperative that businesses be responsive and resilient – seamlessly taking advantage of opportunities while mitigating risks.As such, an IT infrastructure must be designed to help ensure the continuity of business operations in the event of an unexpected disruption and to secure data integrity. Additionally, it must bolster government and regulatory compliance efforts and integrate risk strategies to reduce costs. And the infrastructure must rapidly and automatically scale to address marketplace changes.In order to help organizations understand and manage the process of becoming resilient, an object-oriented framework and transformation lifecycle can be used as a guide. Leveraging the concept of an object-oriented database, a business resilience framework can assist in