Technology Special Report: Disaster Recovery

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From Sept. 11 to Hurricane Katrina, businesses have wrangled with the nuts and bolts of recovering from catastrophes. Our special report makes sure you cover all the bases.

From Sept. 11 to Hurricane Katrina, businesses have wrangled with the nuts and bolts of recovering from catastrophes. Data replication software, which copies corporate information to an offsite location, is one of the key components of any disaster recovery plan. But so are common-sense practices—like making sure business processes hold up in emergency mode. Our special report makes sure you cover all the bases.

  • Job No. 1—Don't Lose the Data
    Read how technology managers built their data replication plans out of true—and tragic—experiences. A New York insurance company CIO built a data replication system after his firm's headquarters was damaged on 9/11, and the director of technology for a New Orleans law firm helped the business rebound after Katrina struck.
  • CIO Insight's 2006 Security Survey: It Can't Happen Here—But It Does
    Most IT executives are confident in their company's security. But do they really have all the bases covered?
  • Business Continuity: Stormy Weather
    How quickly would your company recover if a hurricane struck? Here are some tips to get you prepared.


    Vendor Profiles: The market for tools that help companies replicate mission-critical applications and records is consolidating, with players like EMC, Network Appliance and Symantec having gobbled up smaller competitors. And while many customers have found success with these vendors, some say the industry consolidation has led to problems with product development and customer support.
    EMC: Acquired Talent
    Network Appliance: Snappy Tools
    Veritas: Big Things in Store?

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  • Voice of Experience: Weathering the Storm
    Charlie Pelton, CIO of mortgage lender Market Street Mortgage based on Florida's Gulf Coast, had to move quickly to replace his data replication software–before one of the worst hurricane seasons in decades.
  • Are Your Systems on the Edge of Disaster?
    As we push the limits of business automation, we run an increasing riskof catastrophic failure. It there a solution?


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