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Continuing to Operate After a Breach

June 11, 2015 10:45 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Videos | Comments

Pete O'Dell, Founder of Swan Island Networks, discusses how companies can continue to operate after a data breach and why it is critical for continuity and eventual recovery from cyber attacks.  This is the second in a two part series of videos.

As Data Concerns Grow, Can DRaaS Help Business Continuity Professionals?

April 16, 2015 11:54 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Articles | Comments

As organizations gather more data and turn to cloud-based solutions to store it, disaster...

Can You Trust Your Public Cloud?

February 12, 2015 11:11 am | by Bill Highleyman, Managing Editor, Availability Digest | Blogs | Comments

Bill Highleyman Managing Editor of Availability Digest, discusses placing trust in the public...

Cloud Risk – Chance of Showers

February 10, 2015 11:41 am | by Pete O'Dell | Articles | Comments

Cloud computing is an increasingly important IT option for organizations of...

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Video: Understanding the Implications of the Cloud in Your BC and DR Program

December 2, 2014 10:51 am | by CI Staff | Videos | Comments

Tim Mathews, Executive Director of Enterprise Resiliency for Educational Testing Service, discusses the impact the cloud could have on your BC/DR program, the risks it brings and why having an exit strategy in case data needs to be moved again is critical. 

Questions You Need to Answer Before Adopting a Hybrid Cloud for Your Enterprise

November 18, 2014 10:29 am | by Rentsys Recovery Services | Rentsys Recovery Services | Blogs | Comments

Hybrid clouds are making it possible for enterprises to take advantage of the mobility and convenience of managing some resources via the public cloud without sacrificing the security of managing critical applications and sensitive data within an on-premise private cloud.  If you’re considering joining the ranks of hybrid cloud adopters, take the time to ask yourself some key questions to decide if hybrid cloud is right for you. 

Up to 70 Percent Of Cyber Attacks Start Internally

November 14, 2014 10:40 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Jeff Reinke and Bridget Bergin of discuss cyber attacks and how an overwhelming number of those attacks start internally.  Topics covered include fog computing, security within a network’s infrastructure, and the open source nature of IoT.


Stovepipe: Great for Hats, Not Crisis Communication

November 7, 2014 10:35 am | by John Tempesco | Athoc | Blogs | Comments

John Tempesco, Senior Director of Marketing at AtHoc, Inc, discusses how many organizations "stovepipe" crisis communications, why that is harmful to those organizations and how to create an emergency notification plan that reaches across an entire business. 

New Security Measures in Place for Healthcare.Gov

November 7, 2014 9:22 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials say has gotten cybersecurity upgrades ahead of a Nov. 15 start for the second open enrollment season under President Barack Obama's health care law.  Last year's chaotic debut of the program did not allow time to complete security testing.

Apple Posts Security Warnings for Chinese Users

October 24, 2014 9:49 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

 Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.  The company suggested users should verify they are connecting to a legitimate iCloud server by using the security features built into Safari and other browsers such as Firefox and Google's Chrome. 

Scaling Backup Capacity the Easy Way

September 19, 2014 11:36 am | by Chris Schin, VP of Products, | Blogs | Comments

Chris Schin, Vice President of Products for, discusses storage capacity, how it is increasing and the difficulty that causes when backing up data.  He discusses using cloud-based storage as a way to alleviate the ever-increasing amount of data most companies are faced with.

Results of Unitrends Data Governance Survey are In

September 16, 2014 9:11 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Articles | Comments

Results of the Unitrends and Continuity Insights Data Governance Survey show that resilience professionals are in agreement on why they have programs and what they are attempting to achieve through business continuity plans.  Topics covered include mertrics, standards and the Cloud. 


Continuity Q&A:The Cloud

June 16, 2014 9:10 am | Articles | Comments

Continuity Insights spoke with Mark Carroll, Senior Vice President and Business Risk Officer at Income Research + Management, to discuss the cloud, its various business applications and some of the risk factors it brings for business continuity professionals.

The Roles of the Cloud Provider and the Customer

May 13, 2014 10:43 am | Videos | Comments

In the first installment of this series, Mark Carroll, senior vice president of business risk, with Income Research+ Management, talks to "The Roles of the Cloud Provider and the Customer." Stay tuned for next week's episode, when we speak with Kathy Lee Patterson, business continuity project manager with Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia on engaging senior management. 

Sungard Availability Services Now An Independent Company

April 1, 2014 11:00 am | by Sungard AS | News | Comments

Sungard Availability Services has announced that it is now a standalone company, following its split-off from SunGard Data Systems Inc. The new company will remain headquartered in Wayne, PA.                                                       

Technology Failures Cost Billions In Lost Productivity

December 19, 2013 5:21 pm | News | Comments

Global businesses of all sizes face pervasive technology failures, with more than half registering a significant technology failure within the past year and 81 percent indicating they had the same fiasco occur multiple times, a survey found.     

For Retailers, The Holiday Season Is All About IT Continuity

December 17, 2013 10:11 am | by Afshin Shams, Enterprise Cloud Sales Specialist, SunGard Availability Services. | Articles | Comments

Continuity takes on special significance for retailers as the holiday shopping season goes into full swing. IT outages aren’t that uncommon at year-end for retailers. Twenty percent of them recorded at least one outage last year. 


Continuity Q&A: Disaster Recovery Evolves In The Cloud

October 29, 2013 10:10 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Articles | Comments

Continuity Insights sat down with Vasu Subbiah, senior director, product management for Recovery Services at SunGard Availability Services, to learn about the latest developments in cloud services and how these developments might impact disaster recovery.

Continuity Q&A: Barry Weber On Resilience Through Cloud & Automation

September 10, 2013 9:34 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Articles | Comments

SMBs are increasingly being forced to do everything that the enterprise organization has to deal with: security, business continuity, compliance, etc. They don’t get any free passes. Yet, they don’t always have the resources to solve the problem. 

Short-Term Price Tag Per IT Failure Averages $10.8M

July 9, 2013 9:15 am | News | Comments

Compuware Corp. today announced the results of a global survey measuring the financial impact on businesses when technology fails. The results quantify the significant long- and short-term costs to businesses when an IT failure occurs and identify secondary costs in productivity, production waste, customer satisfaction and more.

Cloud Risks: More Organizational Than Operational

June 21, 2013 12:54 pm | by EMC | Videos | Comments

In this video, J P Morgenthal from EMC Consulting explains how much of the risk concerns for cloud computing have focused on operational risk — the risk of an outage or security breach — while little thought has been given to the organizational risks, how cloud computing changes IT roles, skills and career paths. 

Study Finds Enterprise Reliance On ‘Always On’ Systems Necessary To Ensure Continual Business Operations

May 7, 2013 4:31 pm | News | Comments

SunGard Availability Services released survey results published in an IDC White Paper, sponsored by SunGard Availability Services, Lack of Operational Resilience Will Undermine Enterprise Competitiveness: A Strategy for Availability (April 2013) that identify the competitive advantages of establishing sophisticated systems for maintaining uninterrupted business operations.

EVault Launches Industry-Pioneering Cloud Disaster Recovery Service In EMEA

April 17, 2013 3:24 pm | News | Comments

EVault, Inc., a Seagate Company, has announced that its market-leading EVault® Cloud Disaster Recovery Service with a guaranteed Service Level Agreement (SLA) is now available from EVault and its partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Mail-Gard Partners With DMI To Expand Service Offering

April 12, 2013 5:36 pm | News | Comments

Mail-Gard®, a division of IWCO Direct and one of the nation’s leading providers of critical communication recovery solutions,  announced it has partnered with Data Management International (DMI) to offer cloud-based document management recovery services including document capture recovery and document management system archiving.

Silver Peak Releases Do-It-Yourself Software For Accelerating Offsite Replication

March 29, 2013 3:14 pm | News | Comments

Silver Peak Systems has introduced a new family of downloadable software products that are purpose-built for storage professionals to accelerate offsite data replication workloads. The new Silver Peak VRX-2, VRX-4 and VRX-8 software products combine  data acceleration technology with flexible pricing. 

ExaGrid & ATScloud Partner To Offer Secure Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

March 10, 2013 3:44 pm | by BUSINESS WIRE | News | Comments

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.,  the leader in scalable and cost-effective disk-based backup solutions with data deduplication, and ATScloud, the premiere hybrid-cloud solution provider, have announced a partnership to offer cloud-based Disaster Recovery as a Service. New and existing customers can replicate their backup data. 

Microsoft Lapse Causes Outages In Azure Service

February 26, 2013 10:58 am | News | Comments

Microsoft unwittingly let an online security certificate expire Friday, triggering a worldwide outage in an online service that stores data for a wide range of business customers. The sloppy housekeeping represents an embarrassing lapse for Microsoft Corp. as the software maker tries to bring in more revenue from the storage service, which is called Azure.

Symantec Announces New Corporate Strategy

January 29, 2013 10:19 am | News | Comments

Symantec is focusing on 10 key areas that combine existing products and services into new, innovative and comprehensive solutions that meet multiple customer needs with integrated and higher value offerings. The overall development process is estimated to take six to 24 months depending on the specific offering.

Continuum Announces New BDR Revive Solution

January 14, 2013 10:48 am | News | Comments

Continuum Vault is a complete end-to-end business continuity solution that features enterprise-class protection, instant virtualization, cloud-based replication and recovery, full monitoring and management support, and optional unlimited cloud storage.

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