As organizations gather more data and turn to cloud-based solutions to store it, disaster recovery has become an even bigger focus. Some companies have turned to disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) solutions in an effort to find a balance between cost efficiency and security.
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David Lindstedt of Readiness Analytics will host an interactive session called "Measuring Preparedness and Predicting Recoverability: A Hands-on Workshop." This session will introduce attendees to a proven measurement and metrics model and allow them to try it out right away. The model focuses on measuring resources, procedures and competencies to determine how prepared your organization is.
Dell and Continuity Insights' webinar "Dealing With Disasters at Dell: Lessons Learned and Solutions Found," will take place Thursday, Oct. 30. The webinar was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 28. Those interested in signing up for the free webinar may do so here.
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.
Former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman Jon Wellinghoff said Wednesday an April attack on Silicon Valley's phone lines and power grid was terrorism — despite repeated FBI statements that it had found no indications to back that up.
People in both South American countries were unable to connect to the Internet or make overseas calls for several hours. The disruption occurred the day before Guyana's parliament is expected to debate a proposal that would end its monopoly on communication services and allow competitors to enter the market.
Continuity Insights sat down with Cindy Auten, general manager, Mobile Work Exchange, formerly known as Telework Exchange, to learn more about mobility best practices, and how telework and business continuity can work hand-in-hand.
A giant wildfire raging out of control grew to nearly 200 square miles (518 sq. kilometers) and spread into Yosemite National Park on Friday, as California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for the city of San Francisco 150 miles (240 kilometers) away because of the threat to the city's utilities.
Participants in the current debate over the NSA's surveillance programs seek a balance between security and privacy. While some argue that the government has overstepped its bounds, others say that the monitoring of communications is an essential tool for keeping the country’s citizens safe.
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.
New York City has teamed up with AT&T to install 25 solar-powered charging stations for public use, available for free in parks and beaches across the five boroughs over the summer. The program launched at Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn on Tuesday.
Sen. Charles Schumer urged regulators to "use extreme caution" when reviewing the proposed acquisition of No. 3 cell carrier Sprint Nextel by Japan's Softbank, saying the Japanese company's use of Chinese networking equipment could open up U.S. networks to snooping and hacking.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had considered Android smartphones, but eventually selected iOS because "Apple's strict control of the hardware platform and operating system, independent of telecommunication vendor, provides ICD with the greatest degree of control and management."
Telecom Recovery is an industry pioneer in the rapid recovery of communications after a telecommunications outage, with a unique focus on the restoration of incoming calls to existing phone numbers.
Louisiana 211 and the United Way are two organizations that are literally in the eye of the storm during natural disasters. Their business continuity plans look to the cloud to quickly scale up their communications and network connectivity to handle the increased volume of callers requesting assistance.
A focus on employee safety and customer service helped two companies recover after tornadoes devastated northern Alabama.
When you pick up the phone to make a call, you expect it to work. But what about during a disaster, when the power is out all around you, do you still expect your phone to work? Have you ever received a fast busy signal when trying to complete...
Discussion of how wireless services work (wireless 101), the capability of wireless handsets (basic and advanced), and other wireless devices such as the broadband data cards, and sharing ideas for how companies use these devices as part of thei...
Telecommunications breakdowns make business interruptions even worse. Employees and their families, customers, partners, supply chain members, even the press, rely on effective communications during the initial minutes and hours after an event. ...
With 95 percent of large- and mid-sized U.S. companies anticipating the convergence of voice/data networks by 2010, business leaders must understand the future implications of IP communications and adjust their business continuity and disaster r...
Frequent news headlines are increasing awareness about the need for disaster recovery and business continuity planning. However, the idea of investing today to protect against potential business interruptions in the future can still be a hard sell in the face of tight budgets and the demand for concrete, short-term results.