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Protection Extended For Health Department Data Breach Victims

March 29, 2013 9:18 am | News | Comments

Victims of a massive Utah health department data breach are getting another year of identity theft protection. Health department ombudsman Sheila Walsh-McDonald says state lawmakers approved $1 million to extend credit monitoring for a second year. 

Rentsys & Williams Scotsman Partner To Enhance US Site Recovery Solutions

December 10, 2012 1:26 pm | News | Comments

The combination of Rentsys Recovery’s business continuity expertise and Williams Scotsman’s 60...

Why A Telework Recovery Strategy Isn’t A Continuity Solution

October 5, 2012 12:14 pm | by Ron LaPedis, Workforce Continuity Strategist, SunGard Availability Services | Blogs | Comments

In the case of a single-site disaster -- as long as the computing infrastructure is running in...

SunGard Partners With Regus To Power Expansion Of Its Workplace Availability Business To 550 Cities Worldwide

October 2, 2012 10:29 am | News | Comments

Customers can now access SunGard’s heritage and experience in multi-layered Workplace...

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Doing More With Less: Recovery Services

September 17, 2012 1:02 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

Continuity Insights speaks with Walt Thomasson, Managing Director at Rentsys Recovery Services, about how business continuity professionals can streamline their organizations’ disaster recovery solutions, mobile recovery trends, the importance of testing, and recovering multiple locations.

A City Underwater, Sharks In The Streets

June 4, 2012 12:57 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

In January 2011, Australia's third-largest city came to a standstill when torrential rains caused the Brisbane River to burst its banks and flood much of the CBD and surrounding suburbs. Bryn Orr and Alem Saric, Emergency Management Consultants at Trimevac, speak with Continuity Insights about the level of preparedness prior to the floods, recovery efforts, lessons learned and the shark that was spotted on a suburban street.

Enterprise Response To A Complete Site Loss: Tennessee Valley Flooding

May 7, 2012 12:03 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Webinars

In order to overcome the numerous challenges associated with the recovery, Convergys employed workload transition, work-at-home implementation, mobile work-area-recovery, alternate site identification and build-out, and satellite connectivity. Additionally, a tiered incident command team was used to assess the impacts of the flooding and administer the solutions.

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Data Lost During Disaster Exercise May Have Exposed 800,000 People

March 30, 2012 12:57 pm | by SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A disaster preparedness exercise to ensure California's child support system could be run remotely went smoothly, except for one casualty: the names, Social Security numbers and other private records of about 800,000 adults and children.

Tier IV Data Center With 150-Seat Hot Site

October 24, 2011 3:51 pm | News | Comments

DataCenter.BZ uses ultra-high power densities and Tier IV+ datacenter building design, and offers a 150-seat hot site for real-time workforce recovery.

I’m No Tony Robbins, But ...

September 21, 2011 6:20 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

We are lucky that the business continuity industry has a number of prominent noble aspects: Protecting employees and helping customers affected by disaster, to name two. Being able to see the positive results of a plan or initiative provides us with motivation and helps us perform to the best of our abilities.

The Business of Saving Lives

September 20, 2011 10:25 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

By reducing downtime and minimizing business interruptions, World Vision U.S. keeps money flowing to communities in need.

Alternate Sites Are Evolving

October 31, 2010 8:00 pm | by Ted Brown | Articles | Comments

In the over 30-year history of recovery, there have never been as many choices as there are today. What's it mean to you? And how do you pick a provider?

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Fail-Safe Processes

June 30, 2008 8:00 pm | by Bill Lang | Articles | Comments

In the 1964 movie Fail-Safe, a technical malfunction in the Pentagon's strategic control system causes an erroneous order to be sent to a B-58 squadron on a routine training mission instructing the bombers to fly beyond their fail-safe distance. At this point, the flight crews are trained to cease communications and prepare to fulfill their objective by bombing Moscow. As the planes near their target, the crisis deepens and together the Americans and Soviets decide on a final, desperate solution.

End User Recovery: A Lesson for All

June 30, 2007 8:00 pm | by John Jackson | Articles | Comments

When you plan your work area space, make sure you anticipate not just day one needs, but also how end user requirements will change over time. Have a handle on the amount and configuration of space so that growth can occur without disrupting the recovery operation that is already in place.

The Trend to Internal Recovery

December 31, 2006 7:00 pm | by John A. Jackson | Articles | Comments

Having been in this great industry of continuity and recovery for almost 30 years, I have seen many trends evolve, or come and go. One of those trends, which seems to have firmly planted itself, is the trend towards organizations migrating from a shared recovery solution to one that utilizes internal or dedicated, but in all cases, non-shared resources.

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