Disaster Recovery

Practical Disaster Recovery Planning: A Step-by-Step Guide
Good disaster recovery planning is about identifying those processes and resources that are truly critical, developing realistic recovery objectives for them, and then developing a plan that can achieve those objectives as simply and cost-effectively as possible. This guide from CA XOsoft is intended to help you negotiate the decisions that you’ll need to make in order to develop an effective, executable plan that allows your organization to recover critical processes in order to function after a disaster.

Webcast: Ten Ways to Prepare Your Business for a Pandemic
Did you know that only 18% of companies have a completed disaster plan for a pandemic, according to a study done by the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota? Another study by the London Chamber of Commerce indicated that 40% of all companies will be non-functional if 30% of staff becomes temporarily unavailable. As disaster planners, IT executives, and corporate leaders, you will hear from disaster preparedness experts, John Jackson and Dan Dec on the key facets of pandemic planning and how it differs from general disaster planning in this Webcast sponsored by MessageOne. Learn about the real “expert” predictions, the likelihood of a pandemic affecting your business, why companies are unlikely to survive, and what you can do now to your IT infrastructure to minimize the effect of a pandemic.

Taking Control of IT Risk
IT risk is more than IT security and includes project risk, architecture risk, vendor supplier risk, customer satisfaction, and more. Faced with increasing challenges to measure and monitor risk, alongside increased pressure to comply with regulations, IT organizations are beginning to explore a more holistic view of risk across the IT organization. IT is taking a seat at the enterprise risk management (ERM) table, which in turn requires that IT develops an IT risk management strategy. (Forrester Research)