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Danny Milrad | 09 May 2013 | 0 comments

EV2N0375.JPGLast fall businesses across the Eastern Coast of the United States were heavily impacted by the devastating effect of Hurricane Sandy. For several of our customers the storm underscored the importance of establishing a defined business continuity process. While the safety of people is always the first priority, the impact of similar events on government services, corporations and small businesses was tremendous and needs to be addressed long term.

Yesterday I had the opportunity to participate in Symantec’s CIO Forum in New York City that preceded the NASDAQ Closing Bell Ceremony. At the event, Symantec customers and partners discussed the importance of ensuring business continuity, specifically in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. These professionals were responsible for business critical data located directly in the storm’s path and needed...

SeanRegan | 07 May 2012 | 0 comments

 

Nearly two years ago, an analyst at Gartner said that the industry was facing what he called “The Broken State of Backup.” Backup has been around for more than a half of a century and is an essential task for a majority of organizations. Companies can’t afford to go without backing up their data and systems. Yet the analyst wrote that “the perceived level of cost and complexity [of backup] is rising dramatically.”

The information explosion, the emergence of virtualization, and increasing demands for 24/7 access to data have contributed to rising cost and complexity. A Symantec survey of 1,400 IT professionals showed a fragmented world of backup solutions with organizations averaging up to seven...