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Test your IQ: IT Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

IT business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) planning will continue to be top priorities for enterprise CIOs in 2010, but how much do you know about the strategies, technologies and performance metrics your CIO peers are using to gauge their effectiveness?

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FeaturedDisaster recovery in the cloud takes on new significance post-Sandy

We've all seen a lot of photos of the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, but one shot by a friend of mine in New York looked particularly uncommon. It shows cars getting gas right from the tanker trucks, rather than using the Hess station as a temporary pass-through point for the fuel. Police were organizing the situation to make sure the queue stayed orderly.

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Minimizing Supply Chain Risks Key to Business Continuity Management

Understanding how your supply chain is organized and identifying and preventing risks to the continued operation of the chain are key to keeping your business running smoothly. Since supply chains delineate how your business moves, they need to be protected from unplanned incidents that could disrupt or damage them. This is where supply chain business continuity management becomes an important business tool.

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Leverage Mobility and Standardization for Full Virtualization Benefits

Have CIOs hit a brick wall in capitalizing on the benefits of virtualization? SearchCIO.com sat down with Dave Bartoletti, senior analyst of infrastructure and operations at Forrester Research Inc., for a short refresher on how CIOs can leverage server virtualization benefits by moving beyond the technology's chief virtue -- consolidation.

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Why You Don't Want to Excel at Virtualization Capacity Management

Let me be honest here: I would be thoroughly impressed with myself if I could successfully compile a grocery list on Excel. I offer this as a disclaimer. But even though funnels befuddle me and I've managed to merge information straight into the ether, there is one thing I do know about Excel - it's the wrong tool for virtualization capacity management. And yet, some folks still use it because that's how they've tracked their physical environment.

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VideoNewest Trends in IT Shifting CIO Concerns

Few have their finger on the pulse of enterprise technology like Shvetank Shah, executive director at the advisory services firm Corporate Executive Board, or CEB -- and he says there are four important shifts driving the newest trends in IT in a post-recession world.

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Quiz - IT Disaster Recovery Planning

Do you know what your organization stands to gain from outsourcing IT disaster recovery services? Review our latest content on this topic and take this quiz to see whether you'll be prepared if disaster strikes.

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