Category: Blog

Preparedness

Written by Byron Atcheson  As defined by Webster, preparedness is the state of readiness and the actions that need to be taken in the event of a disaster. Would you decide to drive across the country for a family vacation without knowing where you wanted to spend it? Would you go without knowing how to get there,…
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Resiliency Does NOT Equal Continuity

Written by Tony Klinger Resiliency is the ability to have your systems readily available, always available, or able to be maintained through an instant failover. Continuity is the ability to have data integrity and to protect your data from corruption. Resiliency gives you fast recovery/failover like driving a fast Ferrari, whereas the strength of continuity and reliable data…
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The Importance of Professional Relationships

Written by Jessica Thompson Relationships are paramount to the human experience. Most of us recognize our relationships with our spouse, parents, kids, and friends. Do you ever include your professional relationships in that list? More importantly, are you grateful for those relationships? For the purposes of this blog, I define a professional relationship as one…
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DR Lesson Learned: Are You Prepared to Respond?

Written by Delores Shoemaker Being prepared for an unplanned event disrupting your organization means preparing for the unexpected. Natural disasters, hardware failures, and malicious malware attacks are inevitable. It could very well happen to your organization.  A sound strategy allows for a quick response time and includes a having a solution in place for your…
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DR Testing: Peace of Mind

Written by Stefanie Beach-Coker Does it really give you peace of mind, or is it just something we say? I’ve been in the DRBC industry for more than a decade now. I am still very passionate about this line of business and take DR and DR testing very seriously. I also think that some of…
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Without a Disaster Plan, the Financial Risks Are Massive

Written by George Liscinsky In my eyes, the following statement remains extremely profound: The only thing that will be more difficult than planning for a Disaster will be explaining why you DIDN’T! Without enough proper planning, your brand reputation will take a huge hit if your business process is disrupted. If your services suddenly become unavailable or…
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Truly a Time to Reflect

Written by Steve Gruber I’m taking a departure from writing about technology, cloud, or services in order to address something that’s been weighing heavy on my heart.  A few weeks ago, on a Monday morning, our company and team suddenly without notice lost a friend and a co-worker.  Not just any co-worker, but a man…
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The State (Noise) of Our DR Industry

Written by Steve Gruber Throughout my 25 years in the Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery industry, I have never heard so much noise.  Talk about an information overload.  It seems that in the recent past, it was much easier to steer customers toward strategies and solutions that met their backup and recovery needs at an acceptable price tag.…
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What Happened To Service?

Written by Steve Gruber When was the last time you truly received excellent service?  I’m referring to the type of service that made you stand up and actually take notice of what the word excellence really means. We live in a world where, I believe, mediocre service has become the norm.  Whether it’s the services you receive at…
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Hurricane Harvey and #HoustonStrong

The media will bring you the facts. Houston has been hit by one of the largest storms of the century. Despite this catastrophe, Houstonians have come together demonstrating compassion for their neighbors in need. The community at large has come together like never before. #HoustonStrong has begun to trend on Twitter, offering up numerous examples…
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