Lack of Operational Resilience Will Undermine Enterprise Competitiveness: A Strategy for Availability​

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What do the following events have in common: cyberattacks, severe weather, health pandemics, and power outages? They all drive organizations to develop a very sophisticated means of "availability" — maintaining uninterrupted business operations. The key to success is building availability processes for operational resilience that integrate, orchestrate, and align the priorities and objectives of line-of-business (LOB) executives, such as CXOs and VPs/managers of business processes, with those of IT.

Why? Because disasters, natural or man made, can potentially cripple or halt an organization's business objectives, from ensuring growth targets and brand equity to optimizing supply chains and worker productivity. Organizations must be always available and able to manage these events in a way that works with their traditional stakeholders of internal business units, supply chains, business partners, and manufacturing. But also, and more importantly, the approach must work with customers — and even governments, the media, and investors.

 

 

ESG Product Brief — Sungard AS Enterprise Cloud Serviceshttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/ESG-Product-Brief-Sungard-AS-Enterprise-Cloud-Services.aspxESG Product Brief — Sungard AS Enterprise Cloud ServicesLong-time managed services and disaster recovery specialist Sungard AS is raising its game by offering Enterprise Cloud Services. Enterprise Cloud Services allows Sungard AS to deliver security and availability for organizations’ compute, network, and storage resources and ultimately help them contain costs and provide efficiencies that might not otherwise be possible due to the increasing demand on their internal IT resources.
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4 Steps to Revitalize Business Continuity Programshttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/4-Steps-to-Revitalize-Business-Continuity-Programs.aspx4 Steps to Revitalize Business Continuity ProgramsIn IT, complexity grows over time. When companies adopt a new enterprise technology, it always affects their processes and workflow – often causing “messes” and “clutter” that need to be cleaned up. That’s an essential task in any production environment and it never ends. Growing complexity has to be managed by your team and that management takes time, resources, personnel, and energy.
Cloud Computing: Resiliency is the Key to Successhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Cloud-Computing-Resiliency-is-the-Key-to-Success.aspxCloud Computing: Resiliency is the Key to SuccessThis white paper will briefly explain what cloud computing is, review the facts which underlie the hyperbole, and will consider both the benefits and challenges that it brings to organizations.
Putting the Business into Continuity Management - Executive Summaryhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Putting-the-Business-into-Continuity-Management---Executive-Summary.aspxPutting the Business into Continuity Management - Executive SummaryBusiness Continuity Management has undergone many changes in recent years, both in scale and scope. It has come a long way from its tactical beginnings in computer disaster recovery, and is now moving toward a much more business-focused position with an emphasis on operational risk prevention and resilience planning. Many of the issues driving the current change in approach to Business Continuity Management have been steadily growing for years. These issues include stricter international standards, rigorous compliance requirements, a broader understanding of internal and external risk, and a priority on minimum downtime and maximum information availability.
Sungard AS Guarantees Recovery in the Cloudhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Sungard-AS-Guarantees-Recovery-in-the-Cloud.aspxSungard AS Guarantees Recovery in the CloudSungard AS Recover2Cloud services deliver offsite data protection and disaster recovery - complete with important features such as service automation, recovery orchestration, and contractually guaranteed service level agreements (SLAs).
Why Compliance Matters In The Cloudhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Why-Compliance-Matters-In-The-Cloud.aspxWhy Compliance Matters In The CloudFor businesses in heavily regulated industries like finance, healthcare, the public sector, and retail, a negative finding from an auditor or regulatory body can halt operations for weeks or more. At Sungard AS, we continuously build and refine our infrastructure and processes to help support the compliance requirements, best practices, and standards of our customers.
The Gartner magic quadrant for business continuity management planning softwarehttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/who-is-in-the-gartner-magic-quadrant-for-business-continuity-management-planning-software.aspxThe Gartner magic quadrant for business continuity management planning softwareThe Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Planning Software is here! 18 vendors were evaluated against their ability to execute and their completeness of vision. Sungard Availability Services was recognized as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Planning Software!
Who’s in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service?http://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Whos-in-the-Gartner-Magic-Quadrant-for-Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service.aspxWho’s in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service?The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service is here, and Sungard AS is a leader!
Do You Fully Understand the Costs of IT Disaster Recovery Management?http://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Do-You-Fully-Understand-the-Costs-of-IT-Disaster-Recovery-Management.aspxDo You Fully Understand the Costs of IT Disaster Recovery Management?This white paper details the critical elements necessary to put in place the three key components of a comprehensive IT DR solution backup hardware, software, and the surrounding program. It then describes how selectively utilizing the services and capabilities of a DR specialist — for example, leveraging Sungard Availability Services’ Managed Recovery Program (MRP) — may help reduce costs and improve the effectiveness of an IT DR program.
How A Hybrid Cloud Strategy Can Empower Your IT Departmenthttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/How-A-Hybrid-Cloud-Strategy-Can-Empower-Your-IT-Department.aspxHow A Hybrid Cloud Strategy Can Empower Your IT DepartmentHow can IT decision makers ensure a cohesive cloud strategy that addresses business needs while maintaining control? Many are turning to a hybrid cloud strategy, which allows businesses to leverage more than one model of cloud computing for various aspects of the business.
Incident Management Checklisthttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Incident-Management-Checklist.aspxIncident Management ChecklistThe Incident Management Team provides direction and support to all affected business units. This centralized approach ensures that recovery requirements for affected business units are met while minimizing confusion and duplication of effort.
The Compelling Business Case for Hybrid Cloud Serviceshttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/The-Compelling-Business-Case-for-Hybrid-Cloud-Services.aspxThe Compelling Business Case for Hybrid Cloud ServicesHybrid cloud solutions have become extremely popular for some very good reasons. They allow companies concerned about security to deploy specific applications in a public cloud (such as those that are customer facing and contain less critical data) while keeping mission-critical and back office applications in a private cloud.
Calculating The True Costs Of Business Continuity Management Planshttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/calculating-the-true-costs-of-business-continuity-management-plans.aspxCalculating The True Costs Of Business Continuity Management PlansIt’s time for business to tap into modern, cloud-based, BCM software to automate much of their BC program. Discover what the best BC platforms offer in the way of functionality and features inside our guide.
Healthcare IT Today: Responding to the Industry’s Top Challenges and Key Initiativeshttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Healthcare-IT-Today-Responding-to-the-Industry’s-Top-Challenges-and-Key-Initiatives.aspxHealthcare IT Today: Responding to the Industry’s Top Challenges and Key InitiativesIn March of 2012, Sungard Availability Services sponsored an independent study looking into the IT needs and direction of the Healthcare Provider Sector. This report describes key findings from that study which may help improve data center resiliency for those in the Healthcare Provider Sector. The study included over 250 Healthcare IT professionals (both business and technology influencers and decision makers) employed at Healthcare Providers across North America with annual revenues of $100M+ and/or 100+ beds.
The Need for High Availability and Uptimehttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/The-Need-for-High-Availability-and-Uptime.aspxThe Need for High Availability and UptimeCompanies increasingly are looking to the cloud to help deliver IT services. Many have already moved email, sales force management, and other applications to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud service providers. And now there is growing interest in infrastructure services to cut costs and to offer companies the agility to be more responsive when business conditions change.
How Will You Perform In a High Availability Economy?http://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/How-Will-You-Perform-In-a-High-Availability-Economy.aspxHow Will You Perform In a High Availability Economy?Enterprises are now actively making the shift toward hybrid IT arrangements and delegating an increasing number of activities to trusted partners. The reason? IT environments have become too costly and complex to manage without specialized assistance.
The 14 Most Impactful Cyber Security Articles Of The Last 12 Monthshttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/The-14-Most-Impactful-Cyber-Security-Articles-Of-The-Last-12-Months.aspxThe 14 Most Impactful Cyber Security Articles Of The Last 12 MonthsOur eBook touches on the most important aspects of the cyber security threat that industry faces today. These topics and more make up our must read eBook as you prepare your business for the cyber-attack threat that is growing with each passing day.
New Ways to Get the Biggest Return from Your Cloud IThttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/New-Ways-to-Get-the-Biggest-Return-from-Your-Cloud-IT.aspxNew Ways to Get the Biggest Return from Your Cloud ITIs your capital expenditure (CapEx) budget shrinking? Are you looking to get the most out of your operational expenditures (OpEx) and spread your IT expenses out in predictable monthly payments? Learn how you can take advantage of cloud services to achieve the greatest possible efficiency from your IT resources, lower capital costs, and enhance productivity.
Data Center, Colocation or In-Househttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Data-Center,-Colocation-or-In-House.aspxData Center, Colocation or In-HouseDetermining the Best Option for Your CompanyNo matter how fast storage ability, data rates, and processor speeds increase, the demand that users place on IT infrastructure continues to expand. IT departments must continually look forward and plan in order to meet future requirements.
Adapting to the Changing Cloudhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Adapting-to-the-Changing-Cloud.aspxAdapting to the Changing CloudIDG Research Services recently surveyed IT leaders to understand organizations’ cloud computing needs, the value placed on cloud recovery services, and the associated benefits and challenges they encounter with cloud recovery services. The research results offer a window into what IT leaders see as the benefits and the challenges of cloud recovery services.
4 Steps To Taking Control With Cyber Resiliencehttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/4-Steps-To-Taking-Control-With-Cyber-Resilience.aspx4 Steps To Taking Control With Cyber ResilienceDespite advances in technology and best efforts to stop them, cyber attacks are escalating and attackers are constantly introducing new threat vectors. Under the circumstances, breaches and break-ins are simply inevitable. Your adversaries have nothing but time. They also possess the element of surprise as to the timing, target, and strength of the attack. ​Given these factors, the level of complacency that many executives express is concerning. In fact, every day brings news of another company that’s been hacked and humbled. ​
Taking Recovery as a Service to the Cloudhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Taking-Recovery-as-a-Service-to-the-Cloud.aspxTaking Recovery as a Service to the CloudThis Analyst Report will analysis Cloud-based managed recovery services and how they are a natural follow-on to cloud-based backup and how implementing disaster recovery in and from the cloud promises lower costs.
Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina: How to Maintain Operations During a Regional Disasterhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Lessons-Learned-from-Hurricane-Katrina-How-to-Maintain-Operations-During-a-Regional-Disaster.aspxLessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina: How to Maintain Operations During a Regional DisasterThe intensity of the 2005 hurricane season was unprecedented—with storms hitting at more than twice the frequency and severity of typical seasons.
Adapting Security To The Cloudhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Adapting-Security-To-The-Cloud.aspxAdapting Security To The CloudThis white paper describes how adoption of Cloud technology can potentially change an organization’s security requirements and how organizations can adapt their IT and security infrastructure to address these challenges. By developing a roadmap for their IT and security infrastructure, organizations are more likely to feel confident adopting and reaping the benefits of the latest Cloud technologies.
Uptime in the Cloud: It’s All About the Asteriskhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Uptime-in-the-Cloud-It’s-All-About-the-Asterisk.aspxUptime in the Cloud: It’s All About the AsteriskWith many companies moving to the cloud, uptime becomes a key concern. To address this, most providers offer availability guarantees. But what do those availability guarantees really mean?
Taking a risk-based approach to validating resilience and recoverabilityhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/This-is-NOT-a-Test!-Taking-a-Risk-based-Approach-to-Validating-Resilience-and-Recoverability.aspxTaking a risk-based approach to validating resilience and recoverabilityWriting a plan is not enough. Recent years have seen an increased emphasis on demonstrating business resilience of mission critical business processes. But with the myriad of tests possible, how does an organization decide upon and justify what it will test? Sungard Availability Services offers guidance on how this can be addressed by applying key elements from risk management and business impact analysis – in essence, taking a risk-based approach.
The 12 Best Cloud Computing Articles of the Yearhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/12-best-cloud-computing-articles-of-the-year.aspxThe 12 Best Cloud Computing Articles of the YearDownload our 12 must-read cloud computing articles eBook and learnThe Top 5 Lies Your Cloud Salesperson Will Tell YouWhat is Auto-Scaling or Cloud Bursting3 Questions to Drive Your Enterprise Cloud ArchitectureAnd much more...
Hybrid Cloud Services: An Interview with Cisco Executive Rob Lloydhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Hybrid-Cloud-Services-An-Interview-with-Cisco-Executive-Rob-Lloyd.aspxHybrid Cloud Services: An Interview with Cisco Executive Rob LloydSungard AS recently sat down with Rob Lloyd, president of development and sales at Cisco, to discuss the trend toward hybrid cloud services and to describe what the new Cisco® Intercloud initiative and Application Centric Infrastructure means to customers. These innovations have been embraced by Cisco ecosystem service provider partner Sungard Availability Services, whose offerings bring new fl exibility, cost-effectiveness, agility, and options to customers looking at cloud solutions.
6 Criteria for Selecting the Best Managed Hosting Providerhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/6-Criteria-for-Selecting-the-Best-Managed-Hosting-Provider.aspx6 Criteria for Selecting the Best Managed Hosting ProviderManaged Dedicated Server Hosting Providers take on the management and monitoring of servers to free an organization’s IT staff to perform mission critical or value-added activities. They also offer a raft of additional benefits — including high reliability, performance, security, and compliance — more cost effectively than if the organization managed its own servers in-house.
Cloud Recovery for Hybrid IT Environmentshttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Best-Practices-for-Cloud-based-Recovery.aspxCloud Recovery for Hybrid IT EnvironmentsRecovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) leverages a number of infrastructure options and recovery platforms to provide a recovery solution that is flexible, scalable, and secure. Service providers can offer fully managed solutions with the expertise to support heterogeneous IT environments.
5 Best Practices for Leveraging Backup and Recoveryhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/5-Best-Practices-for-Leveraging-Backup-and-Recovery.aspx5 Best Practices for Leveraging Backup and RecoveryThe advent of cloud has been both a curse and a blessing for businesses when it comes to backup and recovery. It is a curse because too many organizations assume that cloud backup as a service (BaaS) is all they need they can access their backup data from anywhere, so they neglect the details of disaster recovery planning. But the cloud is also a blessing because, once companies realize the danger of ignoring disaster recovery, they can leverage the new cloud-based recovery as a service (RaaS) options available to them to complement their cloud backup as a service. Whereas BaaS provides data only, RaaS provides data and compute resources in the cloud.
People Must Be at the Center of Business Continuity Planning: New Trends and Directions in Workforce Resiliencyhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/People-Must-Be-at-the-Center-of-Business-Continuity-Planning-New-Trends-and-Directions-in-Workforce-Resiliency.aspxPeople Must Be at the Center of Business Continuity Planning: New Trends and Directions in Workforce ResiliencyDon't forget about the most important element of your business continuity planning your people. After all, what use would it be to have your systems, data, networks, and applications up and running if there are no people to use them? And who will recover them in the first place, if not your people? This white paper identifies 5 new trends in business continuity planning that involve putting your workforce at the center a tiered workforce, strategic communications, blended solutions, workforce resiliency, and rigorous exercises. Read this white paper to learn more about how to fortify your business' resiliency and your disaster recovery program by taking your people into consideration.
Fighting Back Against Shadow IThttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Fighting-Back-Against-Shadow-IT-A-Guide-To-Embracing-Cloud-Services-To-Become-A-Trusted-Advisor.aspxFighting Back Against Shadow ITThe advent of powerful and rapidly-evolving mobile devices and associated applications has given shadow IT a boost, as has the availability of cloud services.
Five Steps to Achieving Business Continuity for Everyonehttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Five-Steps-to-Achieving-Business-Continuity-for-Everyone.aspxFive Steps to Achieving Business Continuity for EveryoneIn 2012, as part of a research survey, ESG asked IT professionals what specific data protection challenges they were facing. Thirty-six percent of the respondents indicated that implementing or improving business continuity and disaster recovery was a process and technology challenge they faced. Interestingly, 32% of them also cited a lack of a disaster recovery plan or process as a challenge they wanted to overcome.
IT Disaster Recovery Best Practices & Lessons from Hurricane Sandyhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/IT-Disaster-Recovery-Best-Practices--Lessons-from-Hurricane-Sandy.aspxIT Disaster Recovery Best Practices & Lessons from Hurricane SandyIn late October 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the Caribbean, mid-Atlantic, and northeastern United States with devastating impact, causing an estimated $65.6 billion in losses due to damage and business interruption. Here at Sungard AS, we received 342 alerts and 117 disaster declarations due to Hurricane Sandy alone.​
Paradox of Compliance: Business Continuity and Resiliencehttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Paradox-of-Compliance-Business-Continuity-and-Resilience.aspxParadox of Compliance: Business Continuity and ResilienceThe world is changing by the minute, both your organization and external forces. It’s time for a different approach.
Five Key Considerations for Selecting Cloud Recovery Serviceshttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Five-Key-Considerations-for-Selecting-Cloud-Recovery-Services.aspxFive Key Considerations for Selecting Cloud Recovery ServicesAs more businesses recognize just how vulnerable their networks, applications, and data are, backup and disaster recovery initiatives have risen to the top of IT agendas. Cloud service providers that deliver backup and recovery as-a-service in the cloud have seen a corresponding increase in business. Why? Because many customers recognize that it’s much more expensive to provide business continuity themselves. Businesses that contact providers such as Allstream have a general idea of how they want to use backup and recovery services. Here are some items that should be part of an evaluation of a cloud-based backup and recovery service.
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Security in the Cloudhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Security-in-the-Cloud.aspxSecurity in the CloudIt is important to recognize that risk cannot be 100% eliminated. However, it can be significantly reduced to a level that is acceptable for a given business. The most crucial step in reducing risk is vendor selection. The right vendor will work in partnership with a client company at every step in order to maximize cloud security. This is key security is a collaborative effort between the vendor and the client. The vendor cannot guarantee absolute security, but can provide the means so that the vendor and client together can make security a practical reality. With this in mind, companies should take a layered approach when assessing cloud vendors.
Five Reasons Why Disaster Recovery Plans Failhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Five-Reasons-Why-Disaster-Recovery-Plans-Fail.aspxFive Reasons Why Disaster Recovery Plans Fail“IF YOU FAIL TO PLAN, PLAN TO FAIL” goes the old adage. In the current age of hyper-connectivity and uber-accessibility, dependence on real-time technology and applications brings an even greater need for technologycentric disaster recovery and business continuity planning. Most organizations understand this, yet despite the increased awareness, IT disaster recovery plans continue to fail when needed most; during a disaster or disruption.
10 Things Your Team Is Afraid To Tell You About Your DR Planhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/10-Things-Your-Team-Is-Afraid-To-Tell-You-About-Your-DR-Plan.aspx10 Things Your Team Is Afraid To Tell You About Your DR PlanCost-cutting pressures on CIOs have led many to accept more risk and settle into a mindset that their Disaster Recovery (DR) program is comprehensive, when, in fact, it might not hold up when matched against the company’s business requirements.​
Five Simple Steps for Transforming Your Application Backup with Online Recovery Serviceshttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Five-Simple-Steps-for-Transforming-Your-Application-Backup-with-Online-Recovery-Services.aspxFive Simple Steps for Transforming Your Application Backup with Online Recovery ServicesBusinesses today operate in an environment where significant application downtime and data loss lead easily to lost productivity, lost revenue and lost customers. A better backup and recovery process is within online reach of your business.
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Establishing A Managed Cloud Infrastructurehttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Establishing-A-Managed-Cloud-Infrastructure.aspxEstablishing A Managed Cloud InfrastructurePlacing applications into the cloud is serious business and expertise is required. You’ve arrived at the decision to migrate to the cloud, don’t go about it in a halfhearted way. Learn more about application cloud migrations and prepare your business the right way.
What will the Causes of Downtime be in the Near Future and How Can You Minimize their Impact?http://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/What-will-the-Causes-of-Downtime-be-in-the-Near-Future-and-How-Can-You-Minimize-their-Impact.aspxWhat will the Causes of Downtime be in the Near Future and How Can You Minimize their Impact?Organizations today must quickly react to market conditions by modifying existing offerings or offering new products and services. The critical applications that enable these changes and support the business must be available 24x7, or a company risks lost productivity, revenue, reputation, and ultimately, customers and clients.
The Forrester Wave: Traditional Disaster Recovery Service Providershttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/The-Forrester-Wave-Traditional-Disaster-Recovery-Service-Providers,-Q1-2014.aspxThe Forrester Wave: Traditional Disaster Recovery Service ProvidersToday’s world of 24x7 operations is forcing I&O professionals to reconsider how they run their resiliency programs. More and more, they use a mix of in-house and outsourced resiliency. Almost one in four enterprises say that improving BC/DR is a critical priority for the next year, and this group is also more likely to use outsourced DR services.
Business Continuity and Diaster Recovery: Don't Go it Alonehttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Business-Continuity-and-Diaster-Recovery-Don't-Go-it-Alone.aspxBusiness Continuity and Diaster Recovery: Don't Go it AloneAberdeen recently conducted a survey of IT professionals focused on the plans and processes that organizations adopt for continued business operations and recovery in case of a disaster. Business continuance (BC) plans, processes, and technologies are combined with an organization's capabilities to ensure maximum uptime of critical applications. Business continuance and disaster recovery (DR) are often thought of as the same discipline, yet they are not. BC plans are put in place to allow a company to carry on normal business operations, whereas DR plans are the actions that are performed when BC and high availability plans did not work or were never put in place.
Eight Steps to Prepare IT for a Pandemichttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Eight-Steps-to-Prepare-IT-for-a-Pandemic.aspxEight Steps to Prepare IT for a PandemicThe pre-pandemic phase is a little bit like an approaching hurricane – you still have some time to prepare, but there is a sense of urgency as the WHO levels are increased. If your organization does not have a monitoring activity in place, consider implementing one.
Managing Recoveryhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Managing-Recovery.aspxManaging RecoveryMost organizations lack three fundamental components essential to managing recovery from a disaster continually updated recovery processes, staff availability for test and recovery, and on-staff recovery expertise. Finding the right service provider with the experience necessary to deliver effective recovery management cover that gap effectively and efficiently.

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