Business Continuity

Business Continuity 101

At the risk of proving just how long I’ve been in the IT business, I recall the days when we measured the time it took to recover from a hardware crash in days.  If we could overnight parts out to a Customer and get them back up and running within 2 full business days, we thought we were doing pretty well.  In extreme cases, we used to take boxes out to the Airport and put them on “Delta Dash” [...]

Why Business Continuity is Better Than Just Backup

If you’ve had any kind of computer technology in your business, odds are pretty good that at some point along the way someone implemented a backup strategy for at least your most critical systems.  For years, the best solution for backups was a tape based process, where you had a supply of tape cartridges that you rotated through a schedule, and each night someone had the responsibility of carrying the previous night’s tape home with them so there was [...]