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Business & IT Resilience

Business Continuity Plan (BCP) vs. Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP): What Are the Key Differences?

Business Continuity Plan (BCP) vs. Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP): What Are the Key Differences?

Over time, enterprises, institutions, and organizations will face disasters that could temporarily or permanently disrupt their operations. These events could be man-made (industrial sabotage, cyber-attacks, workplace violence) or natural disasters (pandemics, hurricanes, floods), etc. Business Continuity Plan vs. Disaster Recovery Plan Savvy organizational leaders employ corporate strategies such as disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity […]

Risk Assessment: 3 Key Starting Points for Effective Business Impact Analysis

Risk Assessment: 3 Key Starting Points for Effective Business Impact Analysis

No venture is without risk. Assessing and managing risk and its potential impact on business is a critical role of business leaders. With the world becoming increasingly digital, IT departments must manage and mitigate more and more risk using both new technology and improved processes and practices. The varied risks to critical IT systems and […]

Two Outages in Two Weeks? Get DR for AWS

Two Outages in Two Weeks? Get DR for AWS

Give your organization the gift of Zerto In-Cloud DR before the next outage  At the end of November, I blogged about the need for disaster recovery in the cloud and also attended AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was a great conference, and I was able to see some great AWS solutions up close and personal both from the AWS team and other vendors. But I am not […]

The Key Components of a Business Continuity Plan

The Key Components of a Business Continuity Plan

You have a great disaster recovery (DR) plan, and Zerto has helped simplify that even more by allowing your IT organization to consolidate multiple point products with a single, simple, and scalable solution. You have freed up valuable time for your IT operations teams to deliver more innovation as your business transforms. You have adopted […]

Reducing the Costs of Downtime for Federal Agencies

Reducing the Costs of Downtime for Federal Agencies

The costs of outages at federal agencies exceed $1 million in about 60% of cases, according to a study by cybersecurity provider Infoblox. The costs are related to data loss, operational disruptions, lost user productivity, and mitigation. Expenses associated with mitigation can be especially high when downtime is caused by a cyber-attack that requires recovering […]

Has COVID Changed How Organizations Look at their Data Protection Strategies?

Has COVID Changed How Organizations Look at their Data Protection Strategies?

New Insights from IDC Show that Companies are Modernizing their Backup and DR More than a year into the pandemic, COVID has certainly changed the way organizations do business. That is nothing new. But that’s just one of the challenges shifting the IT landscape faster than ever before. In this past year, ransomware and other […]

Smartbank Saves Big, Shows Compliance, and Gains Recovery Confidence with Zerto

Smartbank Saves Big, Shows Compliance, and Gains Recovery Confidence with Zerto

Guest Blog Post by Daniel Hereford, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer at SmartBank SmartBank is a full-service commercial bank which opened its first office in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in January 2007. Exceeding $3 billion in assets, SmartBank has grown organically and through multiple acquisitions, including Progressive Savings Bank (2020), Foothills Bank (2018), Southern Community […]

2021: A Year of Digital Transformation, Data Management, Recoverware, and Containers

2021: A Year of Digital Transformation, Data Management, Recoverware, and Containers

Given everything that has unfolded this past year, predicting what’s next carries a lot of uncertainty. It’s clear that the pandemic and its impact on our workplaces accelerated the adoption of technologies and digital transformation in ways we couldn’t have predicted a year ago. However, we can’t stop looking ahead. With that in mind, members […]

Looking to the Cloud to Resolve the Pandemic’s Ripple Effects on the Workplace

Looking to the Cloud to Resolve the Pandemic’s Ripple Effects on the Workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic forced an unprecedented shift to employees and suppliers working remotely for organizations across all sectors, including federal agencies. Work-from-home (WFH) directives created plenty of challenges as physical access to systems and datacenters became unavailable and newly deployed collaboration and communications tools added strain to networks. Still, as a federal agency, you must […]

Achieve Higher Marks on the FITARA Scorecard with Zerto

Achieve Higher Marks on the FITARA Scorecard with Zerto

Congress passed the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) in 2014. The act was meant to improve technology implementations in federal agencies with the following core objectives: Decrease costs Improve efficiencies by streamlining purchasing Reduce duplicative spending and unused capacity The law has produced positive results, with some agencies achieving improved measurable outcomes. The […]

Achieving High Availability for Federal Agencies in a Time of Unprecedented Demand

Achieving High Availability for Federal Agencies in a Time of Unprecedented Demand

Federal agencies are facing extraordinary demands on their IT systems. To serve citizens and communities effectively, they are expected to remain available 24/7, compliant to security and data protection standards, and prepared to face increasingly severe cyberattacks. Meeting these demands means that having resilient systems is more critical for federal agencies than ever before. An unexpected event, like the pandemic the world is facing right now, increases the challenge of staying ahead of IT demands.   So how do federal agencies […]

COVID-19 Responsibility Matters

COVID-19 Responsibility Matters

Zerto CEO promotes relief programs for communities and businesses As the threat of COVID-19 continues to grow and we become increasingly isolated, I wanted to take this opportunity to connect as a company and community. Between the frightening statistics, social distancing, and market volatility, it is more important than ever that we stand in solidarity […]

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