Disaster Recovery

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Drones could help with disasters like Hurricane Matthew

Emergency personnel could use 'flying hot spots' to communicate in remote places where wireless antennas were lost or unavailable.

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Taking down the internet: Possible, but how probable?

Security guru Bruce Schneier reported recently that the companies that maintain the “backbone” of the internet have been under increasing attacks designed to test their defenses. It’s the kind of thing, he said, that could mean an...

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Crisis planning: Six ways to put people first

"Planning for the 'what ifs' is not just about imagining events that are hard to imagine. It is about knowing which of your business functions will determine your ability to weather a crisis," says Bill Tibbo.

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New Seattle substation is cool enough to draw a crowd

Most substations are eyesores. This one won't be.

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In video, Samsung apologizes for Note7 battery defects

A top Samsung official issued an unusual video apology over Galaxy Note7 battery-related defects linked to fires and assured owners that replacement Note7 units are safe.

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Best Deals of the Week, September 5th - September 9th - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of September 5th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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As Zika looms, a question arises: Who gets to telecommute?

The Zika virus outbreak in Florida -- and rising concerns that it will spread north -- are worrying workers and forcing companies to adjust.

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Esri offers free aid to agencies battling disasters

Fire? Flood? Hurricane? Esri will offer tech support to organizations facing active disasters.

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Microsoft’s Iowa data center cluster to reach 3.2M square feet

Microsoft is creating some 3.2 million square feet of data center space in the West Des Moines, Iowa, area but in three separate locations. The combined investment is about $3.5 billion.

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9 steps to a successful incident response plan

It is of vital importance to have a plan in place before an incident hits your company.

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Southwest Airlines delays flights after computer issues

Southwest Airlines in Dallas said Wednesday that performance issues with its technology systems had led to flight delays.

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How to improve your incident-response plan

A well-formed, and well-tested, incident response can determine how well an organization responds to a data breach. CSO Online looks at how you can improve your own incident-response plan so to reduce the impact of that data breach.

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Eight ingredients of an effective disaster recovery plan

IT executives and disaster recovery experts share their advice on how businesses can create an effective DR plan.

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Update: Google Calendar back up today after outage

Google Calendar, the company's time-management and scheduling app, was down for about four hours for many users today. Service has been restored, but the company didn't say what caused the outage.

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Axcient announces Fusion, aims to do away with pesky redundancy

Axcient has been plugging away at its business for years. Now it wants to put some fuel on the fire.

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48% off APC Back-UPS Pro Uninterruptible Power Supply - Deal Alert

The Back-UPS BR1500G offers guaranteed battery backup and surge protection for high performance computer systems, networks, external storage devices, game consoles and other electronics, and is currently offered at a 48% discount.

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For IT, climate change means preparing for disaster

Disaster recovery as a service is a fast-growing segment of the industry, analysts say.

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Reviewing incident response plans for data risk preparedness

Don’t let holes in your incident response plan review open gaping vulnerabilities in how you act on security events.

Snowpocalypse on the way? GIS can ease the pain

The eastern U.S. is no stranger to brutal winter storms such as the one expected to pummel the region this weekend, but coping with such weather is a far cry today from what it once was.

Backup with brains: The growing importance of analytics for business resiliency

Understanding the four types of analysis that can be applied to backup and recovery

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