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Published: 20 Oct 2012

The trend of moving away from disaster recovery toward disaster resiliency is gaining momentum, buoyed by a new breed of business-continuance management software tools. A typical disaster recovery (DR) plan focuses on recovering an organization's technology infrastructure from corrupt data, lost files or catastrophic data center loss. However, many DR plans that are based solely on data recoverability may create a false sense of security if they don't take into account other important factors such as employees, revenue, supply chain and facility access. Most DR plans become outdated the day they're completed because the organization lacks an established change/control process (see "10 hidden perils of DR planning"). Disaster recovery plans must be updated regularly to respond to changing risks such as health threats, natural and man-made disasters, mergers and acquisitions, new regulatory mandates, employee turnover, and systems and applications changes. Today, senior officers bear the brunt of responsibility for complying with government regulations such as... Access >>>

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    • Disaster Recovery Extra: Editorial

    • ILM isn't just tiered storage by James Damoulakis

      Storage tiers are the first step toward true information lifecycle management. But they're only a small step—the key to ILM success is aligning your data with its business value.

    • Vendors need to create products specifically for SMBs

      Storage Bin: All too often, storage vendors treat small- to medium-sized businesses as second-class citizens. SMBs have the same needs as enterprises, so rather than giving them hand-me-downs, vendors need to create products specifically for this group. Vendors just might find that those products have the features that enterprises want, too.

    • Storage tears

      Storage tears

    • Data storage security trends by Jon Oltsik

      2005 was a big year for storage security, with major vendors doing more than just paying lip service. Vendors are beginning to integrate security into new products or add encryption capabilities. But there's a lot more to do in 2006 to build a secure storage infrastructure.

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