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September 23, 2009

SMBs Not Prepared for Disaster

Small and Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs) are not preparing for disaster recovery according to a survey conducted by Symantec. A few simple steps could mean the difference between a company shutting down or thriving immediately after disaster strikes.

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Tips for How Much to Spend on Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery is essential for ensuring your business survives in rough times, but how much should you spend on the planning, technology and services required to enact your disaster recovery plan? This article provides a few pointers.

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September 03, 2009

Today's Disaster Recovery News - 09/03/2009

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September 01, 2009

In Disaster Recovery Uptime Not Equal to User Productivity

This article makes a great point that in disaster recovery "uptime" is not equivalent to user productivity in a normal business as usual environment. What does that mean? When trying to recover the business after a disaster don't worry about employees having to take a few extra steps to perform their daily routine - the cost savings will more than make up for it.

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IBM's New ECM Software Includes BPM, DR and Analytics

IBM's new enterprise content management (ECM) software provides business process management (BPM), analytics, disaster-recovery (DR) tools in "starter packs" to make selection, installation, and setup easier.

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August 27, 2009

Time for Companies to Outsource Disaster Recovery is Now

Outsourcing disaster recovery reduces staff required to perform daily, weekly and monthly backups as well as reduces expensive hardware to support such activities. Plus, disaster recovery outsourcers can provide more sophisticated tools such as server virtualization that allow companies to recover more quickly when disaster strikes.

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August 24, 2009

You have one hour to do disaster planning

There's a brush fire bearing down on your small business. You've been told you have one hour to evacuate — which means you have one hour to come up with and execute a disaster preparation plan.

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August 13, 2009

Smart Disaster Recovery Options for Small Businesses

Great summary of newer DR options for small businesses over at FreshBusinessThinking.com:

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No doubt, as a small business owner, the thought of a major incident or disaster occurring sends shivers up your spine. If your business was affected by a fire, flooding, or perhaps vital IT equipment was stolen, what impact would this have on your business and do you have a plan in place if such events were to happen?

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August 03, 2009

IBM Provides Disaster Recovery to SMBs

Most small and medium businesses are not properly using disaster recovery techniques to protect against data loss. IBM is now offering solutions in that space for those leveraging IBM hardware/software:

Big Blue is now offering native replication as an option for remote office data storage in its ProtecTIER Deduplication appliances. ProtecTIER is an integrated physical appliance that includes a server, storage and data deduplication software.

http://www.eweek.com/showblog/54688/IBM-Upgrades-Disaster-Recovery-for-Deduplication-Appliances/