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Delta outage sparks disaster recovery concerns

This week, the news of Delta Air Lines’ computer outage soared high, while Delta flights remained grounded. Over 2000 flights were cancelled and delays still continue. In Searchlight, associate site editor Brian Holak talks with industry experts to find out what IT executives can learn from the outage and why organizations need to step up their disaster recovery plans.

For CIOs, innovation often takes a back seat to “keeping the lights on” IT functions. We recently asked IT leaders, “What have you done in the past 12 months to reduce time spent on ‘keeping-the-lights-on’ IT functions?” Check out our photo story to find out what they have to say about implementing innovation strategies and the steps they have taken to spur innovation within their organizations.

Niel Nickolaisen, the chief technology officer at O.C. Tanner Co. and frequent contributor at our SearchCIO website, shares his thoughts on who should be in charge of a company’s mobile application development. He also discusses how his organization has benefited from its enterprise mobile application development process.

This week on our SearchCompliance website, information governance expert Jeffery Ritter shares his take on the business benefits of big data mining and understanding data provenance. In part one of this four-part webcast, Ritter explains how businesses can use well governed information to generate new revenue. In part two of the webcast, Ritter highlights six steps to support this mission. In part three of the webcast, he talks about how organizations can benefit from increasing data transparency and details his “velocity principle”. Stay tuned for the final part of the webcast.

Is your organization investing enough time and money in its GRC program? Did you know such investments can help boost an organization’s risk management strategies? SearchCIO contributor Mary K. Pratt explores how Airlines Reporting CISO Rich Licato improved the company’s IT GRC program. Pratt also talked with industry experts to find out the benefits of such investments.

The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield is here. Is your company considering self-certifying under the new framework? In part one of this two-part Q&A with BakerHostetler privacy lawyer Melinda McLellan, find out what factors your organization should be considering before joining the transatlantic data transfer framework. Stay tuned for part two of the Q&A.

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