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DEFINITION: A disaster recovery plan (DRP) - sometimes referred to as a business continuity plan (BCP) or business process contingency plan (BPCP) - describes how an organization is to deal with potential disasters. Just as a disaster is an event that makes the continuation of normal functions impossible, a disaster recovery plan consists of the precautions taken so that the effects of a disaster will be minimized  … 
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Enabling rapid and effective IT recovery
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ANALYST REPORT: This report from analyst, Freeform Dynamics, offers 7 key enablers of effective IT disaster recovery for IT department's in small and medium companies.
Posted: 21 May 2012 | Published: 01 Oct 2011

April Essential Guide to Data Protection
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EGUIDE: In this Information Security Essentials Guide, gain expert insight into the increasing focus on data protection and uncover proven strategies for keeping your sensitive data secure. Explore topics including tokenization technology, 4 keys to DLP success, disaster recovery planning, and more.
Posted: 10 Apr 2012 | Published: 11 Apr 2012

Euro crisis: Key questions CEOs and CIOs should ask each other
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ANALYST BRIEF: With a potential economic crisis looming in the Eurozone, Gartner offers a checklist of questions that CIOs and CEOs should ask each other.
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 | Published: 02 Apr 2012

Essential Guide to Disaster Recovery
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EZINE: With the mushrooming of disaster recovery technology in the past few years, your excuses for not having a DR plan are falling away. Use this Essential Guide to learn how to take advantage of new technologies that make the disaster recovery provision and planning process easier than it’s ever been.
Posted: 14 Feb 2012 | Published: 07 Feb 2012

Virtualization Backup Tools
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EBRIEF: This expert briefing from explains how physical and virtual backups differ and offers advice for integrating these two essential processes. Discover key criteria to consider when evaluating your various market options and find out how your backup technology fits into your larger disaster recovery plan.
Posted: 09 Feb 2012 | Published: 09 Feb 2012

Disaster Recovery E-Brief
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EGUIDE: Featuring a detailed list of everything you need to establish an effective DR strategy, this resource featuring expert Paul Kirvan has all of the information you need to get started developing and managing a successful DR plan. Read on for today's best practices and newest DR strategies.
Posted: 16 Jan 2012 | Published: 16 Jan 2012

Disaster recovery planning for health care data
sponsored by Sirius and NetApp
EGUIDE: This E-Guide from demonstrates why disaster recovery and business continuity is particularly important for health care facilities. Within, learn how to formulate a successful disaster recovery plan to ensure the avoidance of compliance penalties or reputational damage due to data loss.
Posted: 15 Jun 2012 | Published: 15 Jun 2012

Sirius and NetApp

Achieving Disaster Recovery with Virtualization
sponsored by Dell AppAssure Backup, Replication and Recovery Software
EGUIDE: This e-guide uncovers the differences between a physical and virtual DR strategy, and explores the pros and cons of both approaches. Read on to learn about effective DR tactics and how to minimize downtime by adopting a disaster prevention strategy.
Posted: 13 Jun 2012 | Published: 13 Jun 2012

Dell AppAssure Backup, Replication and Recovery Software

Windows Application and Server Backup 2.0: Chapter 10- When Everything Fails: What’s Your Disaster Recovery Plan?
sponsored by Dell AppAssure Backup, Replication and Recovery Software
EBOOK: The tenth chapter of this e-book focuses on disaster recovery. Check it out to explore all that is DR: old-school DR planning, bare-metal and off-site recovery, modern DR, virtualization for DR, application restoration, cold, warm and hot recovery and more!
Posted: 31 May 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

Dell AppAssure Backup, Replication and Recovery Software

Windows Application and Server Backup 2.0: Chapter 1
sponsored by Dell AppAssure Backup, Replication and Recovery Software
EBOOK: This e-book explores how businesses can adapt traditional backup and recovery processes to meet growing IT and business demand. Find out why backup 1.0 methods are no longer sufficient for enterprise storage needs, and what backup 2.0 has in store for your organization.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2009

Dell AppAssure Backup, Replication and Recovery Software

E-Guide: DR Checklist: Tailoring your Plan to your Organization's Needs
sponsored by FalconStor Software
EGUIDE: This E-Guide is your ticket to establishing a successful disaster recovery and business continuity strategy.
Posted: 03 May 2012 | Published: 03 May 2012

FalconStor Software

Business Continuity Planning: IT Survival Guide
sponsored by arcserve
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how businesses of all sizes can develop an effective business continuity plan designed to minimize the impact of disasters and reduce risk of time, money, valuable data, and reputation. 
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2008


E-Guide: Exchange Server 2010 Backup and Recovery Tips and Tricks
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the latest backup and recovery features of Exchange 2010. Find out how you can leverage high-availability and site resilience capabilities to simplify and streamline disaster recovery processes.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 26 Apr 2012

Dell, Inc.

Building an Effective DR and Business Continuity Strategy in Health Care
sponsored by Sirius and NetApp
EGUIDE: This E-Guide examines 5 key data replication strategies that will help maintain the availability of critical health data, even in the event of a disaster.
Posted: 23 Apr 2012 | Published: 23 Apr 2012

Sirius and NetApp

Building a Disaster Ready Infrastructure
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the factors surrounding a well implemented disaster recovery/business continuity plan that will ensure minimal impact to your organization. Read now to find out how you can prevent downtime and revenue loss caused by an unforeseen outage, hardware failure or natural disaster.
Posted: 18 Apr 2012 | Published: 18 Apr 2012

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Why Disaster Recovery Preparation Pays Off
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: To protect your organization during unplanned downtime, you must have effective disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) plans in place. This expert e-guide provides best practices for creating a comprehensive DR strategy and discusses why contingent controls are a vital - yet overlooked - part of DR and BC.
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 | Published: 30 Mar 2012

Dell, Inc.

Data Protection for Virtualization
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WEBCAST: Discover how you can ensure comprehensive and reliable data protection for your virtualized environment with enhanced storage infrastructure that offers frequent snapshots and clones, automated off-site disaster recovery, source and target based deduplication and more.
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 | Premiered: Mar 29, 2012

Dell, Inc.

6 Checklists For Your DR Plan
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide reveals 6 checklists to help you improve and identify deficiencies in your disaster recovery plan to give you the best fighting chance in the event of a disaster. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 27 Mar 2012 | Published: 27 Mar 2012

Dell, Inc.

E-Zine: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Strategies
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EZINE: This e-zine will explore the benefits and risk of relying on the cloud for disaster recovery, how virtualization technologies can keep your employees productive when a disaster occurs and why enterprise organizations are starting to shape disaster recovery strategies around mobile devices.
Posted: 23 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Apr 2011

Dell, Inc.

Five Things You Need to Know About Disaster Recovery Planning
sponsored by NetIQ
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper for 5 things you must know about DR planning. Learn how virtualisation and cloud technologies are affecting DR processes, discover how to measure the ROI of disaster recovery, receive best practices for effective planning and testing and more.
Posted: 09 Mar 2012 | Published: 09 Mar 2012


Getting Real About Virtual Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to learn about the latest trends in virtualisation technology and discover what impact these improvements will have on backup and disaster recovery operations. Learn about the latest in off-site backups, data protection for virtual environments and more.
Posted: 05 Mar 2012 | Published: 05 Mar 2012


FAQ Guide: Tape Vaulting: Best practices to consider for offsite tape storage
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: In this FAQ Guide, David Chapa, senior analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group, discusses some best practices for tape vaulting. Find out the costs of tape vaulting services, how offsite tape storage costs are determined, how to negotiate your SLAs, and whether or not you should encrypt your tapes before you ship them offsite.
Posted: 29 Feb 2012 | Published: 24 May 2011

Iron Mountain

The Essentials Series: Solving Network Problems Before They Occur - How to Use SNMP in Network Problem Resolution
sponsored by Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
WHITE PAPER: The Simple Network Management Protocol can help you get a clear view into your network. Network visibility is one of the most important ways you can quickly find and eliminate issues and ensure that your network is doing everything it’s supposed to.
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 | Published: 13 Feb 2012

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

Key Considerations for Leveraging Virtualization and Keeping Your Applications Available
sponsored by SunGard Availability Services
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can leverage virtualization for more effective disaster recovery in your data center. Virtualized DR enables local availability within a single data center and promises to increase flexibility and responsiveness. However, there are various challenges associated with virtualized DR.
Posted: 18 Jan 2012 | Published: 18 Jan 2012

SunGard Availability Services

Cloud Based Disaster Recovery for SAP®
sponsored by Symmetry Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The impacts of a system outage are felt within minutes of the incident and range from production and shipping stoppages to lost business, industry penalties and failed audits. Read this paper to learn how a disaster recovery (DR) plan based in the cloud mitigates these risks and protects the interests of shareholders, investors and customers.
Posted: 13 Jan 2012 | Published: 13 Jan 2012

Symmetry Corporation
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DISASTER PLANNING DEFINITION (continued): …  and the organization will be able to either maintain or quickly resume mission-critical functions. Typically, disaster recovery planning involves an analysis of business processes and continuity needs; it may also include a significant focus on disaster prevention.Ask your questions about disaster recovery at ITKnowledgeExchange.comDisaster recovery is becoming an increasingly important aspect of enterprise computing. As devices, systems, and networks become ever more complex, there are simply more things that can go wrong. As a consequence, recovery plans have also become more complex. According … 
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