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Brace Rennels

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So, you have just lost your most business critical application or worse yet the entire data center. What do you do? Unfortunately I have experienced these exact situations more than I would like but here are ten tips to get you through and more importantly what not to do. 10 Tips for Data Recovery Don’t panic and remain calm! If there is a disaster event the priority number one of any business continuity plan is to ensure the safety of the employees. Evaluate the disaster! The best business continuity plan is the one that doesn’t have to be implemented and being able to quickly evaluate the level of disaster will be critical in making the decision to implement the procedures or not. Communicate! Make regular communication to your team, managers as well as contact your vendors to help determine your options and recruit assistance if needed. Even if there is no status ... (more)

Five Tips for Consolidating and Protecting Your Data Center

There are several challenges when attempting a data center move or even just consolidation. Availability is the number one priority. All the systems during the move need to be available so production operations are not interrupted. Depending on the technology you use some solutions will require more downtime than others. If you are consolidating to a blade or virtual machine infrastructure then you also need to prepare for provisioning new servers rapidly. Here are a few tips to help maximize your data center uptime while facilitating a move, migration and or consolidation. Avai... (more)

Meeting the Constant Challenges of Desktop Management

Desktop management is a constant challenge for most IT or call center managers. A new update, service pack or totally new version of operating system can cause headaches for even the most experienced IT professional. The challenges with provisioning new versions of operating systems for desktops haven’t changed over the years: Do update and what is the incentive? Why should I? When do I update? How do I update hundreds of workstations across multiple locations? How can I update without affective end user productivity? With the recent release of Windows 7, many IT professionals are... (more)

HA: Doing More With Less

High availability for full server protection has never been more important. As virtualization and blade technologies continue to rapidly be adopted, IT infrastructures are becoming smaller and more efficient. Doing more with less has been a centralized theme for IT managers this past year but “less” doesn’t mean ignoring backup and recovery strategies. If anything high availability solutions are also being consolidated, easier to deploy and much more cost effective. Most everyone has seen the availability curve describing the cost of a low recovery point (RPO) or time objective ... (more)

Five Misconceptions About Social Media Marketing

Actually, it isn't funny it is kind of sad at the number of organizations who still don't understand the value of social media marketing. I have probably met with a dozen companies, founders and senior level executives who have all said. "I don't get it" or "Our company isn't ready for social media" or worse yet just aren't capitalizing on the social media programs they already have in place. So here are 5 misconceptions about social media marketing. 1.) It is a stand alone marketing program - Wrong. Social media is a complimentary marketing option to help supplement and promote... (more)