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)
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.
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)
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)
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
1.) It is a stand alone marketing program - Wrong. Social media is a
complimentary marketing option to help supplement and promote... (more)