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Comparing Resilience – Part Four: Cyber Resilience

Comparing Resilience – Part Four: Cyber Resilience

If IT Resilience is the cornerstone of business resilience as seen in part three, in today’s digital world, cyber resilience is an extension of it, and one of its other pillars. Indeed, besides any business’ need to be able to cope with natural disasters or planned outages (maintenance, etc.), it is imperative that an organization […]

Comparing Resilience – Part Three: IT Resilience

Comparing Resilience – Part Three: IT Resilience

Let’s summarize where we stand. In part one, we covered business resilience. In part two, we went over operational resilience and showed its slightly narrower scope and approach. In part three, we are going to look at a cornerstone of business resilience, IT resilience. What Is IT Resilience? IT resilience refers to the ability to […]

Comparing Resilience – Part Two: Operational Resilience

Comparing Resilience – Part Two: Operational Resilience

In part one of this five-part mini-series, we covered business resilience and highlighted three aspects of resilience on which an organization has the most control. Let’s cover the first one of these: operational resilience. What Is Operational Resilience? Operational resilience describes the ability of an organization to prevent, detect, prepare for, respond to, and recover […]

Comparing Resilience – Part One: Business Resilience

Comparing Resilience – Part One: Business Resilience

In recent years, organizations across the globe have faced a series of challenges—from regulatory upheavals and evolving trends, to evolving consumer needs and supply chain disruptions. Regardless of the event, companies need to be able to respond quickly to disruptions that critically impact their data assets and core operations. This may require accelerating digital transformation […]

Risk Assessment, BIA, SLAs, RTOs, and RPOs: What’s the Link? MTD and MTDL

Risk Assessment, BIA, SLAs, RTOs, and RPOs: What’s the Link? MTD and MTDL

Risk assessment, business impact analysis (BIA), and service level agreement (SLAs) are indispensable to the development and implementation of business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) plans. As such, organizational leaders must thoroughly understand these terms: their similarities and differences, and how to leverage them to safeguard their business operations from threats and disruptive events. Differentiating […]

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 […]

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