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  • Disaster recovery still not a priority for most CIOs

    Disaster recovery planning still isn't a priority for many CIOs, who are expected to spend more time fixing current problems than preparing the business for future ones. 

  • Data backup and recovery supercast for CIOs

    Backup and recovery planning can help CIOs ensure the safety of their corporate data. Check out these SearchCIO.com and CIO Decisions articles and podcasts for advice and tips. 

  • Business execs undercut value of disaster recovery planning

    A new survey suggests that business executives do not consider business continuity planning as crucial to a company's success as IT executives do. Upshot: No buy-in; no budget. 

  • Power outage brightens Las Vegas utility's outlook on virtualization

    It took a three-day power outage to prove to employees at the Las Vegas Valley Water District that their network administrators were right to install virtualized servers. Now, virtualization is an integral part of the utility's DR plan. 

  • A 13-hour power outage puts disaster recovery plan to the test

    When a blown electrical transformer left his data center in the dark and 30% of his company's employees cut off from their offices, CIO Richard Ridolfo put his new disaster recovery plan to the test. 

  • Unified messaging: A beneficial part of any DR plan

    Many companies are implementing unified messaging solutions as part of their disaster recovery plans. Experts agree that a consolidated messaging environment can dramatically improve the rebuilding process after a disaster. 

  • Survey: CIOs lack confidence in their DR plans

    Despite the growing number of companies that say they have disaster recovery plans in place, many of those same executives say they have little confidence that those plans will be effective if tested. 

  • Disaster recovery plans for your data warehouse

    Data warehouses have become mission-critical systems that help executives make daily business decisions. In his monthly column, BI expert Wayne Eckerson offers advice on how to effectively protect your data warehouse from any type of disaster. 

  • CIOs slow to make telecommuting part of DR plan

    A growing number of midsized companies are enabling employees to work from home. There are tremendous cost savings: it helps to retain workers and boost productivity and morale. But the idea that a laptop and access to the VPN can save you millions d... 

  • Disaster recovery: Ad hoc and expensive

    Users at Gartner's storage show in Orlando admit that their disaster recovery plans are unrehearsed and too expensive.