To succeed in a tough marketplace, small businesses must be accessible, without significant interruption, even in the most adverse situations. This kind of ongoing accessibility is an important aspect of business continuity - a critical success strategy that doesn't just happen, but requires proactive planning. Although there are several aspects to a business continuity plan, a major component of any plan should be the SME's communications capabilities, not just its equipment or data. This paper will explore how different kinds of interruptions can adversely affect an SME's business continuity and illustrate how, through advanced features such as resiliency and mobility, Avaya's IP Office can help SMEs overcome interruptions and maintain business continuity.
Published By: Aventail
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Disaster recovery is not only needed for catastrophic events like natural disasters or pandemics, but for any event, like a snow storm or power outage that keeps your workers from getting to the office and disrupts your business. This white paper by business continuity expert Tim Clark of Fact Point Group, explores best practices for disaster recovery and the key role of SSL VPNs in that process.
Published By: bChannels
Published Date: Dec 11, 2018
For many years, organizations thought about business continuity in much the same way they thought about business insurance ó yes, it was important, but rarely was it top of mind. But thatís all changed. Many organizations have, unfortunately, discovered that even a scant few minutes of service downtime can have deleterious effects on their business operations, resulting in lost revenue, diminished customer confidence and heightened compliance risk.
For those and other reasons, IT executives have raised the bar on business continuity preparedness for their organizations in all ways. New technologies, business processes and partnerships, combined with a raised level of importance for testing and a full appreciation of what virtualization can and canít do for business continuity, are essential to new thinking around avoiding the impact
of an unplanned service interruption.
Download this informative Whitepaper to learn more about how Veritas Netbackup 8.1.2 can help.
It's demanding times for businesses. Facing risks as diverse as extreme weather and cyber-attacks, ?rms are focusing more intently on business continuity plans. At the same time, the digital revolution is changing lifestyles, disrupting business models and acting as a catalyst for change. Energy itself is undergoing a transformation, as generation moves towards renewables and decentralization, while technological advances present new opportunities. Energy now has the potential to deliver competitive advantage, to enhance sustainability and resilience, and to power innovative business models. But equally, the range of new options available is making the management of energy more complex. Read this thought leadership paper to find out how energy can drive your business strategy.
For small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the impacts of a disaster can result in loss of or lack of access to data, applications, and work facilities. Those with disaster recovery plans in place fared much better than those without such contingency plans.
When a workplace disruption hits, you need to act fast to ensure your employees are safe, keep them informed and maintain productivity. This new Forrester white paper explores the critical role that the help desk should play in your organization's business continuity planning.
While a public cloud provides an easy and scalable way to manage and deploy your app or website, you also need to have a contingency plan for business continuity and disaster recovery. Often overlooked on Amazon Web Services (AWS), an extremely effective cloud disaster recovery (DR) strategy is to spread the application stack across regions versus availability zones. This eBook provides a guide for planning and implementing a robust cross-region cloud disaster recovery (CDR) plan for business continuity and critical application uptime on AWS-based applications.
Talent management has become one of the most pressing topics within HR organizations today - and it is no wonder, given the current economic environment and business imperatives.
In this research bulletin, we will outline the approach HR organizations must take to identify, cost-justify, develop and implement the highest impact talent management strategy.
Now more than ever, organizations must integrate talent issues into the strategic business planning process. With a clear understanding of the needs of the company, business leaders can use the principles of talent management to address capability gaps as part of their overall
management processes. This new focus on "The Business of Talent."
Businesses need to plan for unforeseen events that can disrupt productivity, impair the customer experience, and possibly even threaten a businessís existence. A disruption every business needs to plan for is any event that destroys valuable data, inhibits access to data, or causes downtime of core applications.
Consider the staggering amount of information your company stores electronically. What if an unforeseen event destroyed all financial records, client contacts, and application data? You wouldnít be able to send customers accurate invoices. Your marketing efforts might be undermined. You would lack key metrics for measuring quality, profitability, and more. The losses could be staggering.
In every aspect of life, itís smart to plan for unexpected events. Thatís especially true for two plans every business must have: a disaster recovery plan and a business continuity plan.
Published By: DataCore
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
More than 54% of companies have experienced a downtime event that lasted more than 8 hours Ė one full work day Ė in the past 5 years. And the risk of major disruptions to business continuity practices looms ever larger Ė primarily due to the troubling dependencies on the location, topology and suppliers of data storage.
Download this infographic and see how you can preserve proven Business Continuity practices despite inevitable changes to your data storage infrastructure.
Published By: DataCore
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
With so many moving pieces involved in business continuity and disaster recovery planning, anticipating the downstream impact of new SAN arrays, hyperconverged systems, and disaster recovery site relocation is increasingly more difficult. Learn how DataCoreô SDS services help you adapt your safeguards accordingly in the face of these common initiatives and business challenges:
- Storage Array Replacement
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Cloud Replication
- Hyperconverged Infrastructure
- Multi-Site Metro Cluster
Published By: DataCore
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
Nothing in Business Continuity circles ranks higher in importance than risk reduction. Yet the risk of major disruptions to business continuity practices looms ever larger today, mostly due to the troubling dependencies on the location, topology and suppliers of data storage.
Get insights on how to avoid spending time and money reinventing BC/DR plans every time your storage infrastructure changes.
Business continuity and disaster recovery are made more difficult by the pace of business change. Adapting to market changes requires proactive IT. For the first time, you can consolidate business continuity and disaster recovery (DR) planning in a heterogeneous IT environment with a single, central automated solution.
Williams Lea is a leading global provider of customized corporate information solutions. The company needed to reliably, easily and securely transfer sensitive files and implement a system to share files and ensure a business continuity/disaster recovery plan. Today, Williams Lea uses the GlobalSCAPE’s Enhanced File Transfer (EFT) solution to provide secure protocol support and encryption to protect data in transit and at rest.
To stay competitive in today's business climate, organizations must find ways to meet their business needs while controlling IT costs. IT departments face flat budgets and, at the same time, find that their organizations have become increasingly dependent on uninterrupted access to business-critical data. In today's world, prudent IT administrators prepare to recover from two types of disasters as part of a complete Business Continuity and Availability (BC and A) plan.
The importance of data processing in today’s business environment is increasing and it is clear that business operations must be secured against every possible contingency to provide continuous uptime. Business continuity is not just concerned with IT infrastructure and data processing, it also includes manual and automatic IT systems with the human involvement. This white paper explains how HP StorageWorks XP for Business Continuity Manager (BCM) Software makes sure that all processes within the data-handling procedures are automated in such a way that in the event of a failure or unplanned disruption, business operations can continue with minimal interruption.
Unexpected disasters threaten organizations across the globe daily. Surprisingly, many businesses are not prepared for such disasters. They lack business continuity plans which can provide both proactive and reactive strategies to minimize the impact of unforeseen setbacks.
Natural and manmade disasters have costly, far-reaching impacts on businesses. And organizations of all types are making business continuity plans that protect their data, networks, core business applications and facilities. But it’s important to build resiliency into your business operations as well your human capital. This Web seminar on Workplace Recovery will take you through the risks related to human capital resiliency and provide a framework for addressing them.
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