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After first day problems, robotic sub resumes search for Flight 370

The autonomous underwater robot that began searching for the missing Malaysian airliner Monday ran into trouble on its initial mission but is expected to try again today.
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A CIO who masters disasters

John Halamka, the CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, doesn't let any crisis go unused as either a teachable moment, or as a chance to lead IT into new directions.

The view from one Atlanta IT firm as a 'historic' storm nears

The headlines about the storm approaching Georgia include a tinge of panic and wonder, but the view from Monty Hamilton's Atlanta office is of streets calm and empty.

Update: Yahoo struggles under weight of long email outage

As Yahoo goes into another day of an email outage, angry users are venting their frustrations on social networks.

Cell-phone mishaps and mysteries from the masses

Real-life smartphone mini-disasters are widespread. They can be maddening and often amusing.

Fire at Internet Archive reaffirms need for an Internet archive

The Internet Archive, a massive, publicly accessible online repository of everything on the World Wide Web, suffered major fire damage to one of its San Francisco facilities Wednesday night.

Masters of disasters: IT survivors of Katrina, Sandy and other natural disasters share their DR tips and tricks

Natural and manmade disasters are facts of life. Smart IT managers prepare for the worst before trouble hits, so that the businesses and government institutions that rely on IT can resume normal operations as soon as possible.

Boulder's tech workers cope with historic flood

Tech firms in Boulder must shutter downtown offices as floods damage offices and close most roads. But the Internet-based firms keep running smoothly.

Gimme shelter: Wall Street braces for next superstorm

Heading into the heart of hurricane season 10 months after Sandy slammed the New York metropolitan area, Wall Street has had time to reassess and revamp backup plans.

NYSE builds business around resilient infrastructure services

After the terrorist strikes of Sept. 11, 2001, the New York Stock Exchange learned some valuable lessons in keeping a time-sensitive financial trading network alive during a time of crisis.

Disaster Recovery In Depth

12 Ways to Disaster-Proof Your Critical Business Data

How can you keep critical data safe when disaster strikes? There is no one magic answer, but there are steps your business can and should take to protect important files and applications in the event of a disaster.

How to Mitigate Business Risk Using SAM and SLM Tools

Most companies understand the risks associated with disaster recovery and business continuity and plan accordingly. Few can say the same thing about the software they own -- or don't own, as the case may be. That's where software asset management and software license management tools can make a difference.

Review: Dueling hybrid cloud wizards

CloudVelocity and Ravello Systems march clones of in-house servers into the cloud for development, testing, and disaster recovery

How Load Balancing Is Playing a Bigger Role in Tech Transitions

Load balancing isn't just for websites that expect surges in traffic any more. Companies of all sizes, and in all verticals, find load balancing an effective way to address disaster recovery, scalability, failover and application virtualization needs.

Lessons learned from a cloud evaporation

Cloud provider Nirvanix went belly up. Even if you weren't one of its clients, you can learn things from that mess.

How to Overcome Small Business Data Recovery Challenges

Data recovery has mattered ever since businesses started relying on PCs in the workplace. Today's common storage options for small businesses all present some disaster recovery challenges. Here's what your organization should do to address them.

Some data center operators take their chances with floods

Even most of those hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy are hardening their facilities instead of moving them entirely. In the storm-prone South, however, it's a different story.

How Cloud Technology Can Transform Supply Chain Performance

The international supply chain is here to stay. That means working with multiple partners, many of whom have hundreds of partners themselves and some of whom lack the expertise or funding to connect to supply chain management systems. Cloud platforms could change that, according to Accenture.

Data centers under water: What, me worry?

Even most of those hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy are hardening their facilities instead of moving them entirely. In the storm-prone South, however, it's a different story.

Emergency! EN systems alert employees when disaster strikes

Today's emergency notification technology allows enterprises to send out, and employees to receive, real-time situational advisories.