October 2007

  • Failover sites key to surviving disaster

    While there are many important aspects to a disaster recovery plan, choosing a suitable failover site is key to keeping your operations running when the worst hits.

  • Offshore IT outsourcing strategies guide for CIOs

    Offshore IT outsourcing strategies shouldn't center on saving money -- the focus is now on value and risk assessment. Consulting this Executive Guide can help you decide if it's better to send your...

  • Offshore outsourcing: A look at the security risks

    Offshore outsourcing can save money. Are the savings worth the security risks? Columnist Philip Alexander addresses security and data concerns CIOs should be aware of when sending work offshore.

  • Gartner to CIOs: Prepare a recession budget for 2008

    With economists growing pessimistic about the economy in 2008, Gartner says CIOs should prepare an alternative recession budget.

  • Spyware menace eludes SMBs

    A new survey from security vendor Webroot has found that SMBs are more worried about viruses than spyware, leaving them open to a more insidious and costly threat.

  • Open source and SMBs: Answers

    Open source tools have become popular with SMBs, thanks to their price and security. But what do you really know about the technology? Find out with our quiz!

  • Open source and SMBs: Open your mind

    Open source software has become popular with SMBs, thanks to its price and security. But what do you really know about the technology? Find out with our quiz!

  • Facing your fear of Facebook

    With the premise that you can't criticize what you don't understand, CIOs and IT managers are being challenged to take on a social networking leviathan -- and join Facebook.

  • Ten strategic technologies to watch in 2008

    Gartner Inc. picks the technologies that are likely to have the biggest impact on your business in the next 18 to 36 months.

  • Your data center: To outsource or not to outsource?

    Outsourcing your data center could mean reduced costs and complexity, but it's not right for every SMB. This report will help you determine if outsourcing your data center is the way to go for your...

  • Making the business case for a disaster recovery plan

    One of the most difficult parts of any IT plan is explaining the business case. The resources included in this lesson will point you in the right direction.

  • Lesson one: Data backup and disaster recovery planning

    Planning is essential to the success of any backup and disaster recovery plan. How will your SMB react to potential catastrophes?

  • Open source code vulnerability critical as licensing

    Experts say CIOs should consider code vulnerability as well as license compliance when trying to govern the open source code that has found its way into their infrastructure.

  • Lesson four: Business continuity

    Be careful not to confuse business continuity with disaster recovery. While disaster recovery means, well, what it says; business continuance seeks to prevent interruption of mission-critical servi...

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  • Disaster recovery: Strategies for rapid restoration

    Disaster recovery success is dependent on how rapidly you restore your mission-critical data. Many IT organizations are still hesitant to make rapid recovery strategies a priority.

  • Virtualization increasingly used to abet disaster recovery

    Server consolidation is not virtualization software's only virtue. The midmarket is using the fairy dust to foolproof applications.

  • DR planning begins with commitment

    Disaster recovery and business continuity plans can help SMBs face issues as dire as a hurricane or as common as a downed power line. Learn more from those who've been there.

  • IBM goes deep into SMB territory

    IBM appears fixated on ditching the perception that it's for big businesses only, and proving it can address the demands of the midmarket.

  • SanDisk readies 8 GB cards for mobile phones

    SanDisk's new Memory Stick Micro card doubles previous capacity and may include preloaded maps, though business use may be limited.