A 12-point framework for operational resilience

Businesses today must take a new approach to operational resilience so that they can be more adept at anticipating disruptive events and agile in responding to and recovering from them. In a world where risks and compliance requirements rapidly expand and evolve, it’s not a question of if there will be a disruption to your […]

Wheel of Fortune: Don’t let your data backup services land on bankrupt

Data backup is one of those daily tasks that resembles Wheel of Fortune. If a backup fails occasionally or you forget to swap media once in a while, the odds are good that the spinner on your wheel of fortune won’t cost you anything. Until the day it settles on “bankrupt,” and all those occasional […]

Lights out: Can the U.S. survive a ‘catastrophic’ power outage?

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Recently, the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) examined the ability of the U.S. federal government to respond to and recover from a catastrophic power outage striking a large swath of the nation. What is a catastrophic power outage? It’s a power outage longer than a few days or even weeks and that is, according […]

New strategies to help your cloud deployment survive an outage

Many view the cloud as a fail-safe, always available environment. In reality, though, almost all the large cloud providers have suffered one or more major outages in the last 12-24 months. As magical as cloud can seem, these services are being provided by computing resources housed in a data center, and when that data center […]

When the cloud meets storm clouds

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It was quite a summer, with an unfortunate stretch of natural disasters — both hurricanes and earthquakes – leading to widespread devastation in some regions. From a business continuity and disaster recovery standpoint, there’s a lot to think about it. What’s a CIO or IT manager to do? Well, for starters, don’t put all your […]

Pushing the boundaries of success in aerospace and defense

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When I first arrived at DXC Technology, I had no comprehension of the size and magnitude of the company and all the different sectors that we had a hand in. With no exposure to many of the sectors, I soon found myself tasked with engrossing myself in the aerospace and defense industry. On the surface, […]

Do you know the impact of disruption to your business — and are you ready for it?

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Being underprepared has consequences. Senior executives are frequently shocked by how quickly a problem can turn from a minor nuisance into an event that consumes and defines the company for years to come. This explains why companies engulfed by  crisis often underestimate the final cost by five to ten times. In today’s business environment, it’s not a […]