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Cloud impacts disaster recovery plans

Adopting cloud technology requires weighing its benefits against the technical complexities and adoption hurdles that come along with it. While organizations can reap the benefits of cloud technology by building their own infrastructure, service providers can deliver economies of scale when it comes to cloud infrastructure, operating costs, managed security, and high availability.

Outsourcing Template

The Practical Guided for Cloud Outsourcing Template includes -- Sample Cloud Outsourcing Contract along with a Service Level Agreement and other tools to facilitate the cloud  outsourcing process. The template includes Janco's exclusive Business and IT Impact Questionnaire.

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The template is delivered electronically in WORD and/or PDF format.  Included are two 3 page job descriptions - Cloud Application Manager and Cloud Computing Architect. Sarbanes-Oxley issues are addressed directly, along with an ISO 27001 and ISO 27002 audit program.

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    Drones a terrorism threat

    Disaster Recovery Plan and Drones 

    Drones are now a relatively common sight and, with a revolution planned in the parcel business, the commercial benefits are many. But drones also bring new threats, providing an easy and relatively risk-free means of delivering a terrorist payload.

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    Pandemic get closer

    Pandemic Management with Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Plans

    According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 40,000 Americans die annually from seasonal flu. And most experts agree that the human race is long overdue for an influenza pandemic far more deadly than the H2N1 pandemic of 2009 - 2010. The threat from Mother Nature goes far beyond the flu.

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    Pandemic Reportcard

    More than 400 new U.S. cases of West Nile virus [infection] emerged in the last week in an outbreak that remains the 2nd worst on record but has begun to show signs of slowing. So far this year [2012], 3545 cases have been reported to federal health officials as of 25 September 2012, up from 3142 reported the week before, the CDC said in its weekly update of outbreak data. About 38 per cent of all cases have been reported in Texas. Other states with large numbers of cases include Mississippi, Michigan, South Dakota, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and California.

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    How to deal with increasing mobility

    Mobility Infrastructure Polices key to implementation

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    How to deal with increasing mobility are the nemesis of CIOs around the world. . .

    Mobility is an expectation of both customers and enterprise workforce. Without implementing mobile capabilities, organizations are at a competitive disadvantage. Customers interface with front-line employees who represent your business, giving weight to mobile-enablement decisions. Providing greater access to information, enhancing communications and reducing costs can all increase the speed of doing business. What steps can move you along the mobility maturity curve? CIOs have the opportunity to enable new efficiencies and provide value for both internal and external customers.

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    How to Guide for Cloud and Processing and Outsourcing - DR/BC considerations

    Cloud Processing changes the way disaster recovery is planned and executed

    Cloud and Disaster PlanningIn the last several months there have been a rapid adoption of cloud security technologies.  There are many new mandates, shifts in how plan for and execute Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans, and new strategies which leverage cloud storage for more than just backups.

    The How to Guide for Cloud and Processing and Outsourcing covers:

    • Cloud Outsourcing Policy Standard Policy that can be used to determine when outsourcing is an option
    • Cloud Outsourcing Approval Standard Process which can be used in approving an outsourcing agreement
    • Sample Service Level Agreement
    • Service Level Agreement Metrics Definition
    • Outline for Contract Negotiation 
    • Base Case Development Detail
    • Key Job Descriptions
    • BIA Questionnaire
    • ISO 27001 & 27002 Security Process Audit Checklist
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