How IT staff cheat on DR tests

There’s no sense in having a disaster recovery plan if it isn’t tested regularly – otherwise how will you know if your staff is on top of procedures, or if your procedures and

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: January 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Be prepared: Keeping your Android alive when things get complicated

You know that good old Boy Scouts motto, “Be Prepared”? Well, it’s pretty good advice no matter who you are, especially in the wake of some of the weather incidents we’ve seen across

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: December 30th, 2013 Sean Carruthers

Yahoo still fixing email problems

A week after its email service went down Yahoo Inc. says it is still working to get service back up to 100 per cent. “As part of the restoration process, some timestamps may

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: December 16th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

2013’s top security threats

It’s the end of the year, and time for the lists. We recounted SC Magazine’s top security breaches of the year (and what we haven’t learned from them); now it’s time for the

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: December 16th, 2013 Dave Webb

How long do you have to recover after a disaster?

The typical Canadian enterprise is certain it has recovery of the business in the event of a disaster well in hand. Few of them have ever worked out exactly how much time to

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: December 11th, 2013 Bruce Stewart

Software moves SQL Server instances for disaster recovery

Database files are likely the biggest and most complex in an organization. Protecting them with a business continuity/ disaster recovery strategy is essential. DH2i Co., a small U.S. company came up with a

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: October 31st, 2013 Howard Solomon

Why Canadian CIOs should watch U.S. shutdown

The government shutdown caused by the bitter budget standoff over United States President Barack Obama’s health care law will put to test the ability of federal agencies to protect their IT systems against

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: October 1st, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Why a data centre in Iceland made sense for RMS

Risk Management Solutions, a cloud service provider for businesses in the insurance and re-insurance industry, knows a thing or two about risk analysis. So it was a surprise for some when the Silicon

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: September 27th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Nirvanix closure a wake-up call for cloud users

The impending shut down next week of cloud storage provider Nirvanix should serve as a wake-up call for organizations that are subscribing to cloud services, according to analysts and cloud service experts. The

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: September 27th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano