Archive for the "Business Continuity" Category

Workplace Recovery and PCs

In a Chinese kitchen, there is a lot of prep work to do before you can start cooking. The same is true before you can move into a workplace recovery center. Secure Pocket Drive from SPYRUS can make this prep work a lot easier.

An Online Database Copy Is Not A Backup (Part 1)

Multiple data centers are the rage to keep downtime to a minimum. But there are many holes you can step in that will prevent successful implementation of a recovery strategy.

Crisis Response – Where Security and Disaster Recovery Meet

School and law enforcement officials in dozens of states worked together to develop and publish guidelines for putting together a Crisis Response Box—and every company should have one for first responders to an incident at your organization.

I Got Burned And So Can You!

On Saturday, February 20th at approximately 2:20 p.m. Mountain Time, the shared server that my Internet domain is on experienced a hardware failure as a result of an annual fire system inspection at WestHost’s Data Center (DC). An inadvertent release of Inergen (a fire suppression product) was triggered by an actuator that was not removed […]

An Untested Plan Is Worse Than No Plan At All

TATA's London Data Center lost power, a customer had to tell them, and the UPS batteries were depleted because the 3 generators failed to start. Oh, and once the batteries died, so did their phones.

H1N1 Is No Joke – Get Vaccinated – NOW!

Some commentators are trying to scare the population away from taking the H1N1 vaccine by quoting the Great Swine Flu Scare of ’76. Take some time to learn about what really happened and what was done about it. Then get your children vaccinated.

A Sidekick In The Pants – The Final Countdown?

Microsoft said Thursday that it believes it has recovered most of the Sidekick data that it initially feared might have been permanently lost. I am guessing that they located an older offline backup and are working on restoring it and applying any changes made to user data after the backup was made. This means that […]

A Sidekick In The Pants – Part 2

Thousands to tens of thousands of T-Mobile Sidekick customers may have lost all of their data. Here are some more thoughts on data protection.

A Sidekick In The Pants

T-Mobile and the Sidekick data services provider, Danger, a subsidiary of Microsoft, have announced that they lost subscribers' contacts, calendar entries, to-do lists and photos - and there is no backup.

Is Your Toilet Disaster Tolerant?

Your company spent a lot of money on their disaster recovery and business continuity plans. They spent hundreds of hours doing tabletop exercises and full blown deployments to see if everything comes together as it should. But what happens if you need to tinkle?