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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)

The Social Journey of Community, Web and Why?

What is the “Social Journey” and why is it important to integrate community and web together? I realized that some of you may be asking that question why would I put my team and community through this process and spend the level of effort to make it happen. Well, the answer is 48% and that is justification enough but I feel like I need to explain this concept of “The Social Journey” first before I get into the details of why 48% is the answer. The social journey came about as a discussion between myself and a few peers two years ago. The conversation kind of started around the i... (more)

Virtualizing Workloads: There Has to Be a Better Way

The need for moving, provisioning and migrating workloads in real-time for server and storage consolidation is necessary to help IT organizations deploy more efficient and flexible technology, as well as consolidate other site locations for centralized facility management. Many organizations have been reluctant to embrace migration projects because of downtime and interruption to production systems. This is no longer the case as the workload portability solution moves active workloads, eliminating downtime while keeping the data consistent – helping you avoid the challenges assoc... (more)

What's the Disaster Recovery Plan for our Nations Newspapers?

With print advertising declining due to the use of the internet as the primary source of information today, what is the disaster recovery plan of our nation’s newspaper industry? More and more newspapers are facing the challenge of declining advertising revenue and are looking for ways to offset these costs. The Boston Globe recently wrote an editorial column asking their readers, since they already pay about $10 dollars a week for delivery, if they would be willing to pay $10 a week for reading the paper on their website. The answer unfortunately is no. As creatures of habit we... (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)