Business Continuity Planning Made Easy

I am flying back from a small, private and exclusive invitation-only conference in Chicago. This conference is only open to industry's most esteemed and established IT service providers. The private technology briefings, at this semi-annual event, provide the best updates on cool new stuff that solves real business problems.

Business Continuity Planning Made Easy2020-01-06T20:32:02-08:00

Is 24×7 IT Availability Really Required?

This is a question posed to me by, Aaron Goldberg of Ziff Davis Publishing and Eric Lundquist of Ziff Davis Publishing, during an IBM sponsored webinar this morning.

The fundamental questions focused around two areas, starting with, "Do Information Technology (IT) shops need to staff and prep for 24x7 operations?" In a polling question, 81% said, “Yes” they do need to do that. The subsequent discussion revolved around what options IT shops have to do that since they normally don’t have the budget, nor the human resources, required to do server monitoring and application monitoring combined with after hours staffing and remediation of issues. One solution to avoid building your own, was to contract with a firm that can provide augmented support 16x5 or 1

Is 24×7 IT Availability Really Required?2020-04-08T23:29:49-07:00

Are You An IT Hostage?

If you are a business owner, CEO, CFO or otherwise ultimately responsible for Information Technology (IT) in your organization, here are a few questions that you may have asked yourself at some point. If my IT staff or service provider were to suddenly fall off the map or just not show up, for whatever reason, would my company be left in a ditch?

Are You An IT Hostage?2020-04-08T23:30:33-07:00