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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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Disaster Recovery can now go wireless

DRP BCP Wireless Tool - a good or a bad idea

Disaster Recovery WirelessA unique tool that can be used in DR/BC process is the SanDisk Connect wireless stick is a flash drive you can access it wirelessly.

The Connect wireless stick lets the user stream media or move files wirelessly with up to three computers, phones or tablets simultaneously.

Connections are made via built-in wifi (think "hotspot"), so no external wireless or internet services are needed. A USB connection is also available, if desired. Storage on this model is a generous 200GB. Reviewers on Amazon report at least 8-10 hours of battery life on one charge. It sells for between $119.99 down to $83.69.

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