Disaster Recovery

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Ted Koppel: Apocalypse likely

Retired “Nightline” anchor Ted Koppel, in his new book “Lights Out,” says he is simply documenting the veracity of warnings from top U.S. intelligence officials that the nation’s energy grid is vulnerable to a cyberattack that could...

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U.S. readies for space storms that could crash critical networks

The U.S. is making preparations to protect communications and transportation systems from potentially dangerous space weather events.

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14 DRaaS vendors that will rescue you in a pinch

Gartner assesses products ability to help networks recover quickly.

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Beware the 'black swans' in your supply chain

Any enterprise worth its salt knows that simply having a supply chain introduces a certain amount of risk, but few do enough to protect themselves against the extreme possibilities.

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The FBI isn't wrong; sometimes you will have to pay the ransom

Last week, during the 2015 Cyber Security Summit in Boston, Special Agent Joseph Bonavolonta said that the FBI's advice for some Ransomware attacks is to pay the ransom. Unfortunately, that might be the best option in some cases.

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9 ways to be tech-ready for the next hurricane

With Hurricane Joaquin stirring up high winds and rain off the East Coast, FEMA has released a set of guidelines that might help you stay connected and keep your systems operational once the storm hits.

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Facebook crashes for 2nd time in a week

Facebook crashed again on Monday, the second time in less than a week and the third time in three weeks

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6 disaster recovery do’s and don’ts from Hurricane Katrina survivors

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, take the advice of these Louisiana IT leaders, who learned lessons the hard way about safeguarding infrastructure and equipment.

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The disaster-recovery lessons we learned after Katrina

The destruction of the hurricane itself, and the subsequent flooding that put most of New Orleans underwater knocked many businesses out of commission—and more than a few completely out of existence. Thankfully, we have learned a lot...

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10 years after Hurricane Katrina: IT lessons learned

Ten years after Katrina devastated New Orleans, IT pros say being less dependent on physical locations is just one of the keys to ensuring your company doesn’t go out of business when disaster strikes.

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Mother Nature teaches Google a lesson

Four successive lightning strikes on a local utility grid in Europe caused a data loss at Google's Belgium data center.

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10 tips to make sure you are ready when a disaster strikes

BIAImage by SVIDSHUBStart with a business impact analysis (BIA). This will identify the business's most crucial systems and processes and the effect an outage would have on the business. The greater the potential impact, the more...

Nokia Here said to be snatched up by Audi, BMW and Daimler for $2.7B

The company's digital mapping technology is considered a critical element of self-driving cars

Oracle gets September trial date against Rimini Street

The case could establish ground rules for companies that provide third-party maintenance services

Skype for Business preview adds support for massive meetings, cloud-based phone administration

Businesses can begin testing the new features now, with a full release expected later this year

Microsoft parental control update causes consternation among parents

An update to this free parental control product left some long-time users in the lurch

Skype Translator now speaks German, French

The app already provided spoken translation to English, Spanish, Mandarin and Italian

How virtual reality could change your business

Virtual reality has been '10 years away for 40 years,' says one CEO, but it's now on our doorstep

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