Business Continuity Planning – Internet Security

Practicing Internet Security

Security is an issue for almost every computer user, especially those who frequently use the internet.  Computers have become an integral part of everyday life and act as the lifeblood for many critical business operations.  It doesn’t matter how safe you think you are; every computer is vulnerable to a wide range of security threats.  (more…)

Global Data Vault Selected for Interop Net

Global Data Vault Selected for Interop Net

Interop, held this year May 19-21 in Las Vegas and November 18-19 in New York, is the leading global technology event, with the most comprehensive IT Conference and Exhibition available.

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Interop Show Floor, courtesy: The Photo Group 2008

The InteropNet provides reliable, high-speed networking services for exhibitors, conference rooms and attendees, built in collaboration with hand selected, innovative vendors and volunteers, who come together to take on the ultimate networking challenge.

The InteropNet showcases cutting-edge technologies in a live environment. This year, attendees will see virtualization in action and learn how to bring its performance, reliability and cost benefits to their organizations.

Global Data Vault has been selected (more…)

White House Email Down

White House Email Down

The Washington Post is reporting this afternoon that the White House E-Mail system has been down for several hours.

As a consequence, newly enacted Executive Orders are being photocopied and have been left sitting on a table outside the briefing room. The Press Office is making use of a loudspeaker system. That is what is being reported, but I am sure the consequences extend beyond that. This incident has attracted quite some notice as here in a CNN blog.

Keeping a sophisticated email system running requires talent and effort. Even still, this is surprising. As important as communication is to the office of the President of the United States, you would think that various fail-safe mechanisms would be in place. These mechanisms can be implemented internally with all the same security as the primary systems they protect.

Even small business can use service providers like Global Data Vault and take advantage of solutions like Cloud Disaster Recovery to protect important systems.

Barack Obama ran an excellent campaign. He seems have surrounded himself with talented managers. And the tech savvy they have demonstrated is impressive. We certainly wish the new President well, and clearly empathize with his dilemma, but cannot understand how things could get this far out-of-hand.

Business Continuity Planning – Involving Employees in Emergency Planning

Employee Involvement in Emergency Planning

Disaster recovery and business continuity planning is an enormous project that cannot be completed by one person alone.  It is essential that your project involve employees at each level so that everyone can prepare and protect all aspects of the business.  Instead of formulating a roster of your employees right away, I suggest that you first consider (more…)