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  • Business-critical workloads in the public cloud double

    Business-critical workloads in the public cloud double

    • 38 percent of workloads today exist in a private cloud, with 28 percent in a public cloud. This means that the burden of protecting, managing and utilizing the data across these heterogeneous environments will fall largely on IT departments.Cloud infrastructure
    • Geographically, Japan and Brazil lead the way in leveraging the public cloud with roughly 50 percent more workloads moving to the public cloud than the US, Canada, France and Germany.
    • Manufacturing has led the way in migration to the public cloud with 30 percent of their workloads in the public cloud, as compared to 24 percent in telecommunications, 23 percent in both healthcare and financial and 16 percent in the public sector.
    • 40% say cost is the primary driver for moving to the public cloud, while the top inhibitor to public cloud use remains security, with 50 percent saying that security/protection architectures is still the top reason for avoiding the public cloud.
    • May feel some workloads would always remain on-premises rather than migrating to the cloud.
    • 81 percent of enterprises rely on service providers for help with cloud implementation, as well as ongoing operations.

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    Cloud Based Disaster Recovery - Sucess or Failure? Reasons Why.

    How to Guide Disaster Recovery, Cloud, and Outsourcing

    Many organizations have elected to adopt a hybrid disaster recovery architecture ,one in which public or private cloud capabilities can be deployed. Many options are available, but which approach is right for you? Are cloud appliances or gateways always needed? Ask yourself:

    • Do you need to consider remote locations with limited or no IT staff?
    • How quickly do you need to recover? Are hours okay or do you really need fresh data within minutes
    • Do you need to transfer large volumes of data quickly and efficiently?
      - Is there a need to support a complex organization with multitenancy?

    These questions and many more are answered in the Cloud Outsourcing, Security, and Disaster Recovery bundle

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    The 10 commandments of business continuity plannning

    The 10 commandments of business continuity plannning

    10 commandments of business continuity planning

    1. Analyze single points of failure
    2. Plan for worst-case scenarios
    3. Keep updated notification trees
    4. Be aware of current events
    5. Clearly document recovery processes
    6. Centralize information - Have a printed copy available
    7. Create test plans and scripts
    8. Retest regularly
    9. Perform comprehensive recovery and business continuity test
    10. Defined metrics and create score cards scores
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    Cure for Business Growing Pains - Hire the right people

    Best Practices for Recruiting and Hiring

    A growing business is a successful business, but it comes with its own set of complications. Growing pains can arise from new employees, added roles and responsibilities, and a premium on office space.

    onder for a moment the last person you hired. After you selected them, did they work out as intended? Or did they turn into somebody totally unlike what you thought when you interviewed them?

    The most important aspect of any business is recruiting, selecting, and retaining top people. Research shows those organizations that spend more time recruiting high-caliber people earn 22% higher return to shareholders than their industry peers. However, most employers do a miserable job selecting people. Many companies rely on outdated and ineffective interviewing and hiring techniques. This critical responsibility sometimes gets the least emphasis.

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    Core backup and recovery concerns

    Most CIOs and management executives all say they have disaster recovery and business continuity under control

    Backup PolicyCIOs and IT Managers need to consider manadated compliance requirements

    • Question that need to be answered are:
    • Is our data safe in transit and at rest?
    • What prevents hackers from gaining access to our data?
    • Is our data properly handled, stored, and deleted?
    • Who can access our data?
    • What are the benchmark measurements?
    • Is our data backup strategy compliant?
    • Will our recovery be successful?

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