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The pre-pandemic phase is a little bit like a hurricane – you still have some time to prepare, but there is a sense of urgency as the WHO levels are increased. Determine first who within your organization will make critical decisions in the face of a pandemic impacting your operations, and work with any corporate pandemic leaders or crisis management structure. Then understand your vulnerabilities looking at systems and data to some extent – but particularly at process and people.

 

 

Digital Dynamics in the C-Suite e-Bookhttp://www.sungardas.in/Case-Studies-and-Resources/White-Papers/Pages/Digital-Dynamics-in-the-C-Suite.aspxDigital Dynamics in the C-Suite e-BookApplications and Software;Business Continuity and Recovery;Cloud;IT ConsultingMost businesses today are – or, are becoming – digital businesses. No industry, it seems, is immune to the realities where business processes, value proposition,customer experiences, products, services and management practices have been or are being transformed by the internet and other digital technologies. Want to find our more? Download the e-Book.
CIO Perspectives on Digital Disruptionhttp://www.sungardas.se/Referensuppdrag-kunskapscenter/White-Papers/Pages/CIO-Perspectives-on-Digital-Disruption.aspxCIO Perspectives on Digital DisruptionMolntjänsterCloud computing has sent waves of disruption through existing enterprise IT provision and will play an important role in a fresh surge of next generation technology set to have a similarly profound impact over the next five years.
Cloud Workload Migrationhttp://www.sungardas.se/Referensuppdrag-kunskapscenter/White-Papers/Pages/Cloud-Workload-Migration.aspxCloud Workload MigrationMolntjänsterThe cloud services market remains relatively immature but is forecast to grow significantly within the next five years in terms of both subscriber numbers and value. Enterprise IT departments have, to date, moved a limited number of specific applications, most commonly web applications (40%), office suites (25%), and CRM/ERP applications (23%) offered under a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, out of their own data centres and server farms and into external cloud hosted environments.
The Real Value of Cloud Computinghttp://www.sungardas.se/Referensuppdrag-kunskapscenter/White-Papers/Pages/TheRealValueofCloudComputing.aspxThe Real Value of Cloud ComputingMolntjänsterThe purpose of this paper is to explore the view that any business seeking to reap the benefits of cloud environments should not only look at the cost of cloud services but the value they provide.
Data Centre Transformationhttp://www.sungardas.se/Referensuppdrag-kunskapscenter/White-Papers/Pages/Data-Centre-Transformation.aspxData Centre TransformationDatacentertjänster;MolntjänsterThe survey provides an overview of data centre and server farm usage within today’s enterprise environment, providing insight into both existing practice and future development. It shows that there is still considerable scope for many organisations to improve the operational efficiency of their data centres and server farms, despite the widespread implementation of optimisation projects having already taken place. Further consolidation and virtualisation benefits exist wherever IT departments continue to host and run applications and services on dedicated, physical servers for example, with specific performance intensive workloads yet to be virtualised.
Flexible IT Governance in a changing worldhttp://www.sungardas.se/Referensuppdrag-kunskapscenter/White-Papers/Pages/Flexible-IT-Governance-in-a-changing-world.aspxFlexible IT Governance in a changing worldNätverks- och säkerhetstjänster;Molntjänster;Applikationer och mjukvara;Datacentertjänster;Konsulttjänster;Kontinuitetsplanering och återställningstjänsterHow does IT governance respond to an increasing rate of change in the devices and services that users and managers desire? On one hand, the evidence is that untracked or uncontrolled use is fatal to governance processes. With an increased regulatory burden (not least, forthcoming EU data protection legislation), this has potentially disastrous consequences. Yet evidence from engagements is that the progress is possible. Find out more in the full report.
Forrester Traditional Disaster Recoveryhttp://www.sungardas.se/Referensuppdrag-kunskapscenter/White-Papers/Pages/ForresterTraditionalDisasterRecovery.aspxForrester Traditional Disaster RecoveryKontinuitetsplanering och återställningstjänsterToday’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.
Cloud Complexity: The Need for Resiliencehttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Cloud-Complexity-The-Need-for-Resilience.aspxCloud Complexity: The Need for ResilienceCloud ServicesThe growing interest in resiliency in a cloud-dominated era was recently highlighted in a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the research and analysis division of The Economist Group, the sister company to The Economist newspaper.
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 YearCloud ServicesDownload 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...
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 ProgramsBusiness ContinuityIn 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.
Are You Ready for the Next Hurricane Sandy?http://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Are-You-Ready-for-the-Next-Hurricane-Sandy.aspxAre You Ready for the Next Hurricane Sandy?Business Continuity;Disaster Recovery;Hosting Services;Security &; ComplianceBy the time Hurricane Sandy made landfall, we received 342 alerts and 117 disaster declarations for our disaster recovery customers. Just as important, hundreds of our managed hosting customers who trust us to keep their production applications and IT environments always available had no interruption of service – with 100% uptime. Additionally, our Carlstadt data center also served as an impromptu community command center for local law enforcement, medical and first response teams.
Business Continuity and Diaster Recovery: Don't Go it Alonehttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Business-Continuity-and-Diaster-Recovery-Do-not-go-it-Alone.aspxBusiness Continuity and Diaster Recovery: Don't Go it AloneBusiness Continuity;Disaster RecoveryAberdeen 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.
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?Disaster RecoveryThe 2016 edition of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) was just released and Sungard AS was once again positioned in the "Leaders" quadrant. This is the second year in a row that Gartner, Inc. placed Sungard AS within this category.
The Application Lifecycle Management Toolboxhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/application-lifecycle-toolbox.aspxThe Application Lifecycle Management ToolboxApplication ManagementAre you in a fix when it comes to managing the lifecycle of your applications? It's no wonder, when you consider the long job list involved from initial planning to retirement. Here are some tricks of the trade to help you keep your applications in working order, so you can ratchet up their value to the business.
Who’s in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Planning Software?http://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Whos-in-the-Gartner-Magic-Quadrant-for-Business-Continuity-Management-Planning-Software.aspxWho’s in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Planning Software?Business ContinuityThe 2016 edition of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Planning Software recently positioned Sungard AS in the "Leaders" quadrant for the second time in a row. We are pleased that Sungard AS was positioned highest in Ability to Execute among all 13 vendors in the report.
How to Pick a Colocation Providerhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/How-to-Pick-a-Colocation-Provider.aspxHow to Pick a Colocation ProviderHosting Services“Colocation is all about economies of scale, focusing on your core competencies as a business and letting someone else handle the data center aspect,” says Joe Sullivan, senior director, colocation product management with Sungard Availability Services. “From a financial perspective, it allows you to take a large cash outlay or capital expense and convert that into an operating expense.” Smart Business spoke with Sullivan about how to decide if colocation is right for you, and what to look for in a colocation provider.
7 Key Elements of a Successful Cloud Strategyhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/7-Key-Elements-of-a-Successful-Cloud-Strategy.aspx7 Key Elements of a Successful Cloud StrategyCloud ServicesCloud can seem as intangible and mercurial as its namesake. But with a solid strategy and the right guidance, businesses can confidently move forward making sound business decisions, charting a direct course through migration, and reaping the many benefits the cloud offers. But what are the key elements of a successful cloud strategy? Forgetting for a moment the over-hyped assertions that “everyone is moving to the cloud” and “the cloud is the right decision for every business,” how will you determine if the cloud is the single best solution for your organization, or is just part of a more complex composite solution?
8 Factors to Consider in Cloud Computing Capacity Planninghttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/8-Factors-to-Consider-in-Cloud-Computing-Capacity-Planning.aspx8 Factors to Consider in Cloud Computing Capacity PlanningCloud ServicesThe cloud enables companies to function on an operating expense (opex) budget rather than a capital expense (capex) budget. Cloud computing provides faster time to market, chargeback ability, and the capability to spin up and spin down virtual machines (VMs) to meet fluctuating requirements. The cloud is an infinitely-scalable environment, bursting with potential.
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 MonthsSecurity &; ComplianceOur 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.
Lessons from Sandy: Business Continuance vs. Disaster Recovery and Why Organizations Need Bothhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Lessons-from-Sandy-Business-Continuance-vs--Disaster-Recovery-and-Why-Organizations-Need-Both.aspxLessons from Sandy: Business Continuance vs. Disaster Recovery and Why Organizations Need BothApplication Management;Business Continuity;Cloud Services;Consulting Services;Disaster Recovery;Hosting Services;Security &; ComplianceBusiness Continuance (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR) are often thought of as the same discipline, yet they are not. Business Continuance plans, processes, and technologies are put in place to allow a company to carry on operations during a natural or man-made crisis, including terrorism. Disaster Recovery is what is done when BC and High Availability plans did not work or were never put in place.
White Paper | CIO Perspectives on Digital Disruptionhttp://www.sungardas.co.uk/Case-Studies-and-Resources/White-Papers/Pages/cio-perspectives-on-digital-disruption.aspxWhite Paper | CIO Perspectives on Digital DisruptionCloud computing has sent waves of disruption through existing enterprise IT provision and will play an important role in a fresh surge of next generation technology set to have a similarly profound impact over the next five years.
White Paper | Curing the Cloud Hangover in Financial Serviceshttp://www.sungardas.co.uk/Case-Studies-and-Resources/White-Papers/Pages/curing-the-cloud-hangover-in-financial-services.aspxWhite Paper | Curing the Cloud Hangover in Financial ServicesCloudAlways a forward thinking industry, Financial Services (FS) organisations have been kept on their toes in recent years thanks to a significant shift in culture, caused in part by new technologies made possible through cloud computing. The introduction of digital banking has changed the sector's relationship with customers.
White Paper | Digital Dynamics in the C-Suite - Full Reporthttp://www.sungardas.co.uk/Case-Studies-and-Resources/White-Papers/Pages/digital-dynamics-in-the-c-suite-full-report.aspxWhite Paper | Digital Dynamics in the C-Suite - Full ReportApplications and Software;Business Continuity and Recovery;Cloud;Data Centre Services;IT Consulting;Managed Services;Networks and SecurityCIO's have long sought to align the organisation’s investment portfolio in ICT with the strategy of the business. With the quest, the IT strategy has tended to be a function-based strategy (like, for example, marketing, supply chain and operations strategies, subservient to the overall business strategy). Find out more in the full report.
White Papers | Professional Services Insightshttp://www.sungardas.co.uk/Case-Studies-and-Resources/White-Papers/Pages/professional-services-insights.aspxWhite Papers | Professional Services InsightsApplications and Software;Business Continuity and Recovery;Cloud;Data Centre Services;IT Consulting;Managed Services;Networks and SecurityThis document is an overview from the past six months of specific research on the professional services sector, as many businesses look to make the move towards Cloud based infrastructure.
Organisational Resilience | Whitepaper - Sungard Availability Serviceshttp://www.sungardas.co.uk/Case-Studies-and-Resources/White-Papers/Pages/Organisational-Resilience.aspxOrganisational Resilience | Whitepaper - Sungard Availability ServicesApplications and Software;Business Continuity and Recovery;Cloud;Data Centre Services;IT Consulting;Managed Services;Networks and Security​​Risk is a perpetual force in every business environment, but the form it takes is constantly evolving and change can come from any number ​​of environmental, political, commercial and technological sources.
White Paper | 7 Key Elements of a Successful Cloud Strategyhttp://www.sungardas.co.uk/Case-Studies-and-Resources/White-Papers/Pages/7-key-elements-of-a-successful-cloud-strategy.aspxWhite Paper | 7 Key Elements of a Successful Cloud StrategyCloudCloud technology can seem as intangible and mercurial as its namesake. But with a solid strategy and the right guidance, businesses can confidently move forward making sound business decisions, charting a direct course through migration, and reaping the many benefits the cloud offers. But what are the key elements of a successful cloud strategy?
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 ResilienceCloud Services;Consulting Services;Disaster Recovery;Hosting Services;Security &; ComplianceDespite 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.
Why most businesses are not where they want to be when it comes to Cyber Securityhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Why-most-businesses-are-not-where-they-want-to-be-when-it-comes-to-Cyber-Security.aspxWhy most businesses are not where they want to be when it comes to Cyber SecurityConsulting ServicesHave you wondered why many businesses are not where they want to be when it comes to cyber security? It is in the news on a consistent basis, corporate leaders understand the threat cyberattacks pose to their organizations, the pressure is on, but what is missing?
Ensure You Thrive In A Hybrid IT Worldhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Ensure-You-Thrive-In-A-Hybrid-IT-World.aspxEnsure You Thrive In A Hybrid IT WorldCloud ServicesHybrid IT — an environment that encompasses a wide mix of internal and external assets and services — requires effective governance. As line of business managers continue to move around the IT organization to get the applications and capabilities they want, the lack of governance puts the entire organization at risk.
7 Keys to Unlocking a Modern Business Continuity Approachhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/7-key-considerations-for-switching-to-business-continuity-management-bcm-software.aspx7 Keys to Unlocking a Modern Business Continuity ApproachBusiness ContinuityOrganizations use a number of tools to build business continuity plans and support their business continuity programs, from Microsoft® Word and Excel® to more specialized software products, which support only a portion of their continuity program requirements.
Adapting to the Changing Cloudhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Adapting-to-the-Changing-Cloud.aspxAdapting to the Changing CloudCloud ServicesIDG 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.
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 ServicesCloud 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.
CIO Perspectives on Digital Disruptionhttp://www.sungardas.in/Case-Studies-and-Resources/White-Papers/Pages/CIO-Perspectives-on-Digital-Disruption.aspxCIO Perspectives on Digital DisruptionCloudCloud computing has sent waves of disruption through existing enterprise IT provision and will play an important role in a fresh surge of next generation technology set to have a similarly profound impact over the next five years.
Digital Dynamics in the C-Suite - Full Reporthttp://www.sungardas.in/Case-Studies-and-Resources/White-Papers/Pages/Digital-Dynamics-in-the-C-Suite-Full-Report.aspxDigital Dynamics in the C-Suite - Full ReportApplications and Software;Business Continuity and Recovery;Cloud;IT ConsultingCIO's have long sought to align the organisation’s investment portfolio in ICT with the strategy of the business. With the quest, the IT strategy has tended to be a function-based strategy (like, for example, marketing, supply chain and operations strategies, subservient to the overall business strategy). Find out more in the full report.
Digital Dynamics in the C-Suite - Full Reporthttp://www.sungardas.se/Referensuppdrag-kunskapscenter/White-Papers/Pages/Digital-Dynamics-in-the-C-Suite-Full-Report.aspxDigital Dynamics in the C-Suite - Full ReportNätverks- och säkerhetstjänster;Molntjänster;Applikationer och mjukvara;Datacentertjänster;Konsulttjänster;Kontinuitetsplanering och återställningstjänsterCIO's have long sought to align the organisation’s investment portfolio in ICT with the strategy of the business. With the quest, the IT strategy has tended to be a function-based strategy (like, for example, marketing, supply chain and operations strategies, subservient to the overall business strategy). Find out more in the full report.
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 LloydCloud Services;Application ManagementSungard 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 flexibility, cost-effectiveness, agility, and options to customers looking at cloud solutions.
4 critical considerations for business continuity plannershttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/4-critical-considerations-for-business-continuity-planners.aspx4 critical considerations for business continuity plannersBusiness ContinuityIncidents of business disruption are by no means rare today. According to a Disaster Recovery Journal Global Disaster Recovery Preparedness Online Survey, 73 percent of respondents admitted to having some sort of major disruption to their business operations in the past five years. The most common causes were extreme weather, natural disasters, power outages, IT failures, flood, or fire. ​
Top 10 Ways to Address PCI DSS Compliancehttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Top-10-Ways-to-Address-PCI-DSS-Compliance.aspxTop 10 Ways to Address PCI DSS ComplianceCloud Services;Consulting Services;Hosting Services;Security &; ComplianceHeadlines have been written, fines have been issued and companies around the world have been challenged to find the resources, time and capital needed to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Companies not only have to embrace the new policies and implement changes to network configurations, they must also ensure that a solution is in place to protect cardholder data.
Google Map Visualization Transforms Business Continuity Planninghttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Google-Map-Visualization-Transforms-Business-Continuity-Planning.aspxGoogle Map Visualization Transforms Business Continuity PlanningBusiness ContinuityMap visualization is becoming an essential element for long-term planning as well. The world of business continuity is converging, with business continuity planners driving more engagement and integration with real-time incident management and crisis communication. Map visualization allows more informed planning as well as improved situational awareness in case of a crisis.
The Payoffs Of Disaster Recovery As A Servicehttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/The-Payoffs-Of-Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service-.aspxThe Payoffs Of Disaster Recovery As A ServiceDisaster RecoveryBusiness interruptions are commonplace and many corporate executives are confident they possess full disaster recovery capabilities to counter the very real threat that downtime presents to their companies. Many organizations have disaster recovery plans, backup protocols, and communication procedures in place, but they often don’t equal true recoverability. The best disaster recovery planning still won't amount to much if it is not tested and kept up-to-date.
The Replication and Recovery Of Mission Critical Data To The Cloudhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/replication-and-recovery-of-mission-critical-data-to-the-cloud.aspxThe Replication and Recovery Of Mission Critical Data To The CloudDisaster RecoveryWhen a disaster or disruption occurs, your team can count on faster access to data and application protection that allows your business to continue operations in the face of challenging circumstances. Our RaaS solution for EMC2 extends the investment in current VMAX/VNX infrastructure which mitigates the need for additional hardware expenditures. Find out how your business can benefit from this unique solution.
From Server to VM: 6 Steps to Successfully Convert Physical to Virtualhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/From-Server-to-VM-6-Steps-to-Successfully-Convert-Physical-to-Virtual.aspxFrom Server to VM: 6 Steps to Successfully Convert Physical to VirtualDisaster RecoveryConverting physical servers to virtual machines can bring significant benefits to a business, such as savings on time, resources, complexity, and money. It can be tempting, therefore, to rush headlong into the conversion process after all, the hypervisor tools are wizard-driven, making the actual physical to virtual (P2V) migrations straightforward.
White Paper | Retail Therapy - A Guide to Curing the Cloud Hangoverhttp://www.sungardas.co.uk/Case-Studies-and-Resources/White-Papers/Pages/White-Paper-Retail-Therapy-A-Guide-to-Curing-the-Cloud-Hangover.aspxWhite Paper | Retail Therapy - A Guide to Curing the Cloud HangoverCloudThe cloud has had a crucial role to play in the evolution of the retail sector, working as a driving force in shifting the expectations and buying habits of consumers. But new technology often means a new set of challenges – and the retail sector is now dealing with some unexpected difficulties as a result of their initial cloud investments. ​
Datacenter Downtime: How Much Does It Really Cost?http://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Datacenter-Downtime-How-Much-Does-It-Really-Cost.aspxDatacenter Downtime: How Much Does It Really Cost?Application Management;Business Continuity;Disaster Recovery;Security &; ComplianceAberdeen Group's February 2010 research on Disaster Avoidance and Disaster Recovery Making your Datacenter Disaster Resilient analyzed the frequency and associated costs of datacenter downtime for 125 organizations worldwide.
Establishing A Managed Cloud Infrastructurehttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Establishing-A-Managed-Cloud-Infrastructure.aspxEstablishing A Managed Cloud InfrastructureCloud ServicesPlacing 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?Application Management;Disaster RecoveryOrganizations 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.
Managing Recoveryhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/Managing-Recovery.aspxManaging RecoveryConsulting Services;Disaster 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.
7 Key Considerations in Selecting a Colocation Providerhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/7-Key-Considerations-in-Selecting-a-Colocation-Provider.aspx7 Key Considerations in Selecting a Colocation ProviderBusiness Continuity;Hosting ServicesIT organizations are recognizing the benefits of selecting a colocation provider for their mission-critical equipment in a data center. Discover what you need to consider when selecting a colocation provider for your organization.
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 RecoveryDisaster 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.
6 Practical Steps to Orchestrate Business Resiliencyhttp://www.sungardas.com/Resource-Center/WhitePapersandAnalystReports/Pages/6-Practical-Steps-to-Orchestrate-Business-Resiliency.aspx6 Practical Steps to Orchestrate Business ResiliencyBusiness ContinuityChaos is "complete confusion and disorder, a state in which behavior and events are not controlled by anything." In the IT realm, chaos is the reason we have business continuity plans. We have to be prepared to handle the inevitable intrusion of chaos and still achieve comprehensive business resiliency.

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