One of the most apparent holes in many organizations is not having a proper disaster recovery (DR) plan. In fact, a recent study by the Disaster Recovery Preparedness (DRP) Council highlighted these findings, noting that about three quarters of enterprises do not have proper procedures in place to survive an emergency.
Disaster Recovery (DR) is one of the hottest topics concerning cloud computing these days. With the recent large scale disasters, both natural in the Northeast as well as man-made in Texas, disaster recovery is becoming more than just a proverbial checkmark in the box. IT organizations are tasked with providing a true disaster preparedness strategy and an executable plan to recover core systems in the event of a disaster. To that end, there are 3 areas where organizations should focus their efforts:
What if you had to completely start over with your IT deployment? It happens every day. Companies sell off divisions, startups receive funding, and sometimes the timing is just right to replace everything and start over.
I’ve heard many heartfelt stories from the recent Hurricane Sandy mega storm which impacted people and organizations across the eastern seaboard and it was absolutely amazing to see how quickly people rallied together to bounce back. I was especially proud to see our own CDW team immediately step up and go above and beyond to support our east coast based coworkers and customers impacted by the storm. It was also very interesting to hear how some organizations were down and resorting to Disaster Recovery (DR) contingency plans for days, while others were able to maintain communication services and idle along until basic city services were restored. As the dust begins to settle, Hurricane Sandy is a great reminder for all of us in IT to revisit DR strategy. In this post, I’m going to share some emerging DR strategies that organizations should consider adopting by bringing together Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) solutions with new Mobile, Cloud, and Social technologies.