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Published: 18 Oct 2012

There's a big difference between backup and business continuity. Any-point-in-time technologies can extend data protection so that application use is protected as well. By Jeff Boles Today's businesses carry a thread that stretches back to the beginning of the historical record -- every business still revolves around some valuable resource. For modern businesses, that valuable resource is digital information. But when it comes to protecting that information, the digital era has brought with it exposure to more threats from more directions than ever before. These threats can come from employees, bad software, faulty hardware and numerous other sources. A business risks not only a potential loss of information, but also the loss of "use" of the associated information system, which is an irrecoverable loss of time. Most veteran data storage managers have painful tales of the consequences of loss of use. It may start with something as simple as a transactional messaging system that loses messages into the ether during an outage. And dropped messages can mean ... Access >>>

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