IT outage or cyberattack? These are the top business threats that keep the C-suite up at night

    With Atlantic hurricane season underway, hackers targeting cities with ransomware, and airline outages still persistent, it’s clear there are a variety of disasters...

    Does M&A spell outage? What merging organisations need to know about IT resilience

    Mergers and acquisitions take time and energy. Take Virgin America and Alaska, for example. After buying Virgin America in 2016, Alaska has spent more than two years...

    Holiday outage outrage: Where scalability and load distribution come into play

    Once a year, Santa and his merry band of reindeer take an exhausting trek around the world, distributing gifts, goodies and hoping to make everyone’s holiday wishes...

    Airline Outage? Pick up a pencil

    Airline outages are all too common – we’ve documented the many issues major U.S. airlines have faced on this timeline.   When IT fails and airline workers can’t...

    National Weather Service data outage: 3 reminders for improving resiliency

    Memorial Day Weekend 2018 was a deluge for many parts of the country. Flash floods ripped through Ellicott City, Maryland. Subtropical storm Alberto triggered states of...

    IRS outage on Tax Day: Hack, coincidence, or overloaded systems?

    The IRS spent Tax Day trying to resolve IT issues rather than processing last-minute returns. When the news broke that the IRS’s Modernised e-File (MeF) system was down,...

    A traveler can forgive, but they never forget: How multiple outages impact satisfaction

    Among industries that frustrate customers, few rival the airline sector. Of course, few industries rival air travel in terms of volume, risk, regulatory compliance and...

    Workplace outages due to environmental neglect higher than ever

    Why are workplace invocations higher than ever? Our analysis of 2016 invocations reveals that issues related to the office environment are increasingly the reason why...

    WannaCry Holds Data Hostage

    How to prepare for, detect and mitigate ransomware risksIn a cyber event that brought those in charge of security to near tears, the ransomware called WannaCry encrypted...

    Airline Outages are a Lesson for All Businesses When It Comes To IT Disaster Recovery Plans

    Another week, another airline has a critical information system go down, stranding thousands of travellers and making a big splash in the news. If you think these...

    Resilience Takes Centre Stage with Widespread Cloud Adoption

    Sungard Availability Services has sponsored research from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the research and analysis arm of the Economist Group (of the magazine),...
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