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IT outages are an ongoing problem for the U.S government

Fully 70% of federal agencies experienced downtime of 30 minutes or more in a recent one-month period.
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Azure cloud services have a rough week

Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform suffered a series of outages and service disruptions in the past week that affected several products and impacted customers in various parts of the world.

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.

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.

Disaster Recovery In Depth

Six ways to prevent a breach like the one at AT&T

A data breach like the one recently reported by AT&T demonstrates that security policies alone are only a paper tiger without the technological teeth to make sure they are enforced, experts say.

Jonny Evans: Adobe CS and the dangerous cloud

Adobe's Creative Cloud outage inconvenienced its users, but future cloud failures could damage the global economy.

Information overload: Finding signals in the noise

Signal-to-noise ratios are hard to manage. As a security professional, you want the threat data, you want the attack notifications and alerts, and you need intelligence. But, when there's too much coming in, those alerts and notifications fall to the wayside. They're easily dismissed and ignored.

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.