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Business Continuity Planning (BCP) is a methodology used to create a plan for how an organization will resume partially or completely interrupted critical function(s) within a predetermined time after a disaster or disruption. BCP may be a part of a larger organizational effort to reduce operational risk associated with poor information security controls, and thus has a number of overlaps with the practice of risk management.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Mar 13, 2008
The Average Inc. could do quite a lot to improve the ways it uses technology in order to reduce risk, ensuring business continuity, and to cut unnecessary cost. If Average Inc. needs to improve its use and management of its ICT infrastructure, then that means most real companies do as well.
Effective IT disaster recovery and business continuity planning is essential for every business. All businesses depend on their IT services for moment-to-moment operations. It is vital to ensure that those services are not disrupted due to any disaster. Pre-test your plans in a simulated network.
CCU sought to encrypt its backup tapes for keeping customer data secure in transit and in storage at the offsite tape-vault vendor’s facility. As a financial institution, CCU was subject to stringent government regulations. With nearly 60 gigabytes of data to encrypt each night, CCU knew that a software solution was out of the question.
Chartered in 1973, San Francisco-based Spectrum Federal Credit Union serves over 12,000 members. When the issue arose on how to protect their members’ personal data residing on backup tapes, Spectrum FCU took no chances – they and their Techical Advisory Board made the decision to encrypt this important information with the help of NeoScale Systems, an undisputed leader in this emerging market.
With horror stories in the news every week about lost or stolen laptops and backup tapes, the senior management team at Oregon Community Credit Union knew they had to do everything within their powers to protect their critical data as it traveled offsite to a third-party tape vaulting vendor. They were tasked with finding an affordable solution that would strike a balance between security, ease of use, and scalability.
Published By: Echopass
Published Date: Sep 07, 2007
Not all companies that have adopted multi-sourcing have realized the expected levels of savings. A single over-arching problem is often the cause when multi-sourcing delivers disappointing results in service and/or savings.
One of the greatest challenges to any advanced wireless operation is the maintenance of continuous and economical service. Today’s networks have evolved into business-critical services that organizations rely upon every day. However, unplanned remote site downtime due to equipment and power failure, and adverse environmental conditions can severely impair network service.
Today’s service providers face more pressure than ever to keep remote equipment up and running as customers continue to demand higher levels of reliable service while keeping costs competitive. Thus, there is a growing need for remote site management solutions that can help service providers monitor, access and control telecom equipment located at customer sites.
SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is an industry standard network management protocol for managing wide area and local area networks. It is easy to use, cost-effective, and is built into most networking devices. One of SNMP’s best assets is its use of in-band management, yet, this is also its biggest weakness.
The proliferation of remote and unmanned facilities is exposing many enterprises to devastating events. The need is to not only detect a threatening condition, but to also get a precise message to the person who is prepared to do something about it.
More than ever before, IT managers need to secure equipment and facilities against a variety of intrusive conditions that could cripple critical operations, resulting in system malfunctions, loss of data or intellectual property, damage to mission critical hardware or even theft of valuable physical assets. Such conditions often include environmental events, failure of air conditioning systems, power outages, and untoward human actions.
Telecom operations typically have sophisticated network and systems management (NSM) software in place to monitor their servers, workstations and routers. Such systems often utilize Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) as a means of transmitting and receiving network monitoring information. Great - if you run only modern equipment.
The use of pollable remote access units enable integration of phone systems with telecommunications management, plus system-wide access, monitoring and alarm notification that includes unmanned remote sites. Few telephone networks connect a user base that is involved in such a multitude of vital services as local government.
As a provider of cable television, telephone, and high-speed Internet for the City of Burlington, Vermont, Burlington Telecom (BT) offers communication services to more than 16,000 homes. By the end of 2008, BT’s communications infrastructure will allow every home and business in the city to have access to its fiber optic network.
As an equipment provider for worldwide, national and regional radio and television facilities, Transcom Corporation, headquartered in Huntingdon Valley, Pa., has been meeting the broadcasting capability needs of stations worldwide since 1978. Transcom specializes in distributing new TV transmitters, antenna, cable, Studio Transmitter Link (STL) and audio equipment that enable television and radio stations to transmit sound and video from the studio to the antenna.
In the high-stakes battle of Internet providers, WiMAX represents the latest up-and-comer to challenge DSL and cable technologies. This new wireless technology is gaining attention for its ability to provide high-speed, high-throughput broadband connections over distances of up to 30 miles instead of a few hundred feet. Exhibiting a surprising amount of utility, WiMAX can be used for a number of different applications.
Budgets are tight in today's business environment. You may be asked to do more with less. Take a look through your equipment room. You may have several devices that work just fine, but they are not visible via your network management system (NMS).
Organizations today depend upon their networks to increase productivity and reduce network infrastructure and maintenance costs. Accordingly, these networks must be secure and perform reliably in order to accommodate geographically dispersed users. Unplanned remote site downtime due to equipment failure or adverse environmental conditions can severely impair network service.
Simple voicemail has evolved into complex integrated messaging platforms and the generic black handset has been replaced by a plethora of devices. Service providers can become critical partners for companies looking to ensure availability of their voice network.
Learn about the Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory background and its impact on IT departments. This document provides information pertaining to access issues, change documentation, disaster recovery planning and illustrations of key audit-ready reports.
Get this free white paper to read why mass casualty and other public health emergencies create a demand for information within hospitals, between hospitals, between hospitals and local incident command centers, and between local, statewide and multi-state incident command centers and agencies.
Is a lack of availability costing your business thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars? Assessing the true financial impact of unplanned downtime may surprise you. Placing a dollar amount on this issue is often the first step and biggest motivator to meeting your ongoing availability requirements.
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.
This technical white paper reviews the principal tenets of application virtualization; freeing application configurations from OS and infrastructure; gaining centralized command and control over system resources; and dynamically allocating resources to applications based on demand.