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      • The Future of Corporate IT

        Business leaders have set aggressive 20% improvement targets for productivity. But IT’s traditional approach to driving productivity through process automation is running out of steam. IT leaders who fail to adapt to the new work environment will leave their organizations at a competitive disadvantage as productivity lags. By 2017, the realities of the new work environment and pressure to grow employee productivity will present five opportunities for IT

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      • Understanding the hard ROI of BYOD

        To the untrained observer, the concept of BYOD is simple: bring in consumer devices and save money. However, this is often based on the incorrect assumption that device costs constitute a significant portion of enterprise mobility spend. In reality, the device cost typically makes up less than 10 percent of a company’s annual mobility spend compared to voice and data, support costs, developer costs, and management software. In return, the challenges of BYOD can increase the other 90 percent of spend to the point where BYOD will actually increase overall costs without providing any tangible benefits.

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      • European IT Law Briefing: Monitoring employees' use of social media

        This briefing from leading European law firms highlights the key legal requirements for companies monitoring employees’ social media use in France, Germany, UK and Italy The briefing is based on a seminar by the law firms: SKW (Germany), Portolano (Italy), Bersay (France), and Kemp Little (UK) in London on 30th April 2013.

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      • European IT Law Briefing: Recruitment and social media

        The use of social media has become common in modern recruiting processes. Social media enables employers to present themselves online, to inform third parties about current vacancies in their enterprise and to conduct background checks on applicants alongside official application documents. This briefing from 4 leading European law firms gives you the key legal facts on using social media for recruitment, pre-employment screening and background checks on potential job candidates. The briefing is based on a seminar by the law firms: SKW (Germany), Portolano (Italy), Bersay (France), at the offices of Kemp Little (UK) in London on 30th April 2013.

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      • Network disaster recovery tutorial

        Server virtualization is a popular topic in business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR). At the same time, many myths surround BC, DR, high availability and data protection, recovery time objectives, and recovery point objectives. Here's a quick look at some common myths and the realities that are constantly changing in the server virtualization landscape. Get advice from our experts, and learn about what needs to be in your network disaster recovery plan to keep your organization safe in the event of a disaster.

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      • Best practices in disaster recovery tests

        DR testing is frequently put off or overlooked entirely. However, many surveys show that IT pros are not confident in their ability to recover in a timely manner following a disaster. There are a variety of reasons why IT people lack confidence in their DR plans, but many simply lack confidence in the backup/DR technologies they rely on. Technology isn't a substitute for a good backup strategy. And testing is the only way to find holes in your strategy. This Handbook offers guidelines for disaster recovery testing today, with a look at the variety of technologies and practices in use. You will find an expert Q&A outlining technologies that can make DR testing more effective. Another piece takes a look at how one company's quarterly DR test helped prepare them for Hurricane Sandy. And finally, check out a piece on DR testing for the cloud.

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      • Developing effective DR/BC plans

        Business continuity/disaster recovery planning is frequently overlooked, delayed or underfunded, because it can be painful to spend time and money on risk mitigation. As a result, we often read survey results that show IT managers are not confident in their company’s ability to adequately recover following a disaster. Indeed, year after year, our surveys show that organizations are not confident in their ability to recover data after an outage. And the reasons they cite remain largely the same. Some lack confidence in the backup/DR technologies they rely on. Others say that DR planning is too expensive and they can’t get management support for an initiative that isn’t directly tied to revenue. There are technologies and techniques available today that have simplified DR and made it more affordable. This handbook will offer tips on how to develop and implement a disaster recovery plan.

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      • Virtual disaster recovery planning in the enterprise

        Virtual disaster recovery planning is a multifaceted activity that fails over a virtual machine from a primary site to a remote location. There are a few approaches to facilitating disaster recovery in a virtual machine environment. Learn about look at the various approaches to virtual machine disaster recovery, get advice from our experts, and learn about common pitfalls to avoid in this tutorial. You'll also discover what needs to be in a virtual discover plan, and how to make sure your organization is prepared.

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      • Overcome today's disaster recovery challenges

        The use of devices not connected to a local network is a challenge for IT staffs tasked with protecting data on those devices. Completing backups within a reasonable timeframe has become an issue for organizations. Some organizations are opting for alternatives to traditional backup to address these challenges. The cloud has been pushed as an alternative to tape for offsite storage for disaster recovery. However, there are challenges with this approach and with protecting applications running in the cloud.

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      • Evaluating hardware, software and hypervisor-based replication

        IT administrators today are faced with a variety of new or growing data protection challenges. For many, the tried and true approach of nightly backups has become impractical. Exponential data growth, the need for more frequent data protection and faster restores have forced administrators to look for alternatives to traditional data backups. One approach that is growing in popularity is to use a combination of replication and snapshots as a way of continuously protecting data. But there are a number of ways this can be accomplished, each with its own pros and cons.

        This handbook compares and contrasts hardware-based and software-based replication so you can better decide which approach suits your organization's needs. You will find an easy-to-digest chart detailing the pros and cons of each as well as articles offering greater detail. You will also learn why hypervisor-based replication is growing in popularity.

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  • Storage magazine

    Storage magazine keeps IT and storage managers up to date on new storage technologies, and how those techs can meet emerging business requirements.

  • Information Security magazine

    Information Security is the leading publication for enterprise security professionals, providing in-depth coverage of security technologies, practices and trends.

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  • Overcome today's disaster recovery challenges

    The use of devices not connected to a local network is a challenge for IT staffs tasked with protecting data on those devices. Completing backups within a reasonable timeframe has become an issue for organizations. Some organizations are opting for alternatives to traditional backup to address these challenges. The cloud has been pushed as an alternative to tape for offsite storage for disaster recovery. However, there are challenges with this approach and with protecting applications running in the cloud.

  • Cloud storage challenges and choices

    Our comprehensive e-book tackles the cloud storage challenges and business decisions that surround cloud storage investments, and breaks them into three areas of concentration: architecture, availability and return on investment.

    Get the latest updates on architectural choices when using the cloud for storage, including cloud controllers and application programming interfaces. We provide a short list of technical capabilities to look for in a cloud controller and questions to ask your service provider. Learn which metrics your peers are using to determine if cloud storage projects are meeting their potential, and what sort of service levels you can expect from providers or hybrid projects. Discover how to leverage the most cutting-edge cloud technologies and how not to get taken advantage of when choosing a cloud storage strategy/service.

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  • The Future of Corporate IT

    Business leaders have set aggressive 20% improvement targets for productivity. But IT’s traditional approach to driving productivity through process automation is running out of steam. IT leaders who fail to adapt to the new work environment will leave their organizations at a competitive disadvantage as productivity lags. By 2017, the realities of the new work environment and pressure to grow employee productivity will present five opportunities for IT

  • Understanding the hard ROI of BYOD

    To the untrained observer, the concept of BYOD is simple: bring in consumer devices and save money. However, this is often based on the incorrect assumption that device costs constitute a significant portion of enterprise mobility spend. In reality, the device cost typically makes up less than 10 percent of a company’s annual mobility spend compared to voice and data, support costs, developer costs, and management software. In return, the challenges of BYOD can increase the other 90 percent of spend to the point where BYOD will actually increase overall costs without providing any tangible benefits.

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