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Disaster Recovery - Insider Confessions
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Ed Toner, CIO, State of Nebraska

Over the past 20-plus years, one thing every executive has in common is the desire to share their biggest IT nightmares and deepest secrets during an evening dinner conversation. I have heard tales of tapes being backed up religiously, only to...

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery - Which Comes First?
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Nancy Valente, VP Enterprise Business Continuity, Freedom Mortgage

We have all heard the statistics – such as “93 percent of companies that lost their data center for ten or more days due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster”, and 60 percent of companies that lose...

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery - Which Comes First?
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Nancy Valente, VP Enterprise Business Continuity, Freedom Mortgage

We have all heard the statistics – such as “93 percent of companies that lost their data center for ten or more days due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster”, and 60 percent of companies that lose...

Increasing Automation and Resilience with DevOps and Cloud Computing
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Jan Pilbauer, Executive Director of Modernization & CIO, Payments Canada

Today, every organization needs Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity (BC) plans due to the increasing reliance on technology. These worst-case scenario contingency plans spell out what is going to happen during an outage. The resilience...

IT Disaster Recovery & Cyber Security: Joining Forces for Resiliency
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Paul J. Dattoli, MS, CBCP, AMBCI, Program Director, IT Disaster Recovery, Lahey Health

Your Cybersecurity and IT Disaster Recovery (DR) programs must be closely aligned. Consider the two following questions that get to the heart of the matter: • If your systems get breached, what will you do? • If your systems get...

Silence is Not Golden
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Michael R. Galin, Director - Risk Management, TELUS

Problems caused by a lack of communication between IT Disaster Recovery and the business. Full disclosure–I am not a DR expert. However, I have practiced risk management and business continuity in large organizations for over 20...

The Evolution of Business Continuity
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Amal Shady, Director, Global Security & Crisis Management, McGraw-Hill Education

The Evolution of Business Continuity This year we have witnessed numerous incidents, from natural disasters to man-made disasters. As I bore witness to all of these incidents, I couldn’t help but think about where the Business...

Stuff Happens! So buck up and deal with it
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Phil Bertolini, Deputy County Executive/CIO, Oakland County, MI

Life is an ever changing landscape where each day is completely different than the next. We, in government technology, fool ourselves into believing that we can simply get in the groove to be one step ahead of whatever comes our way. This...

Stuff Happens! So buck up and deal with it
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Phil Bertolini, Deputy County Executive/CIO, Oakland County, MI

Life is an ever changing landscape where each day is completely different than the next. We, in government technology, fool ourselves into believing that we can simply get in the groove to be one step ahead of whatever comes our way. This...

Implementing an Effective Public Sector Cyber Security Program
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Peter Ambs, CIO, City of Albuquerque

It’s not easy being today’s CIO or CISO in a government organization. While budgets shrink, we are tasked with being ever more relevant and innovative all while ensuring we have dependable technology services that provide optimized...

Disaster Recovery
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Todd Simpson, CIO, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The exponential growth of data and the reliance of business on IT have forced IT to provide services that are available at any time without any interruptions. Unfortunately, datacenters that support the backend infrastructure and services are...

Enterprise Resiliency and Disaster Planning
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Bill Hunter, Director, Communications & Information Technology, County of Roanoke, Virginia

During most of my time in government I have had some part in preparing for a disaster and how would we react to it. Planning usually culminated with a table-top exercise of some form with scenario inputs provided by your local Emergency Services...

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