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  • Recent Incident at Google Data Center Highlights Cloud Alone Can’t Protect Your Data

    In a recent blog post called The Cloud Is Not Enough we discussed why it is important to take additional steps to protect your data to ensure disaster recovery. Just a few days ago a Google data center located in Belgium was repeatedly struck by lightning causing data to be wiped from their hard drives. While some of the damaged

  • Business Impact Analysis 101

    Business Impact Analysis 101 Get The Facts The Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is the foundation and building block of your business continuity program. Done correctly, your planning phase and strategy selection should go smoothly and your plan will be sound. Unfortunately, many plans are ineffective and this can often be traced back to issues with the BIA. I’ve witnessed many

  • The Cloud Is Not Enough

    Why placing applications into the cloud alone is not enough to provide you with the high availability and disaster recovery you desire. Business spending on the cloud is increasing and will continue to grow to become the “Bulk of new IT spending by 2016”, according to Gartner. Many companies moving to the cloud are doing so with a belief

  • Ebola Update

    Ebola Update With the first confirmed case occurring in the United States, we feel it is a good time to post an Ebola Update. Our last post Ebola Virus Information and Facts is still an excellent resource.  It contains the information you need to know about why it has spread so far and wide, as well as symptoms and the

  • Earthquake Safety. What to do Before, During, and After an Earthquake

    I’m frequently asked what you should do during an earthquake, and after yesterdays (April 4, 2010) 7.2 Earthquake in Baja California, Mexico my in box was flooded with requests on what is best, and requests for posts on earthquake safety goes up. Though I have posted Earthquake Tips before it is buried in a hard to find place, so to