As businesses become more dependent on information and communications technology, and the vast quantities of data it generates, the need for backup and disaster recovery (DR) solutions becomes even more critical. The risk of lost productivity and lost data has financial implications that could be substantial enough to bring a business down, but like insurance plans and pensions, the logic of needing one is often undermined by human nature, the temptation to save money in the short term rather than worry about the future. Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading Subscribe Login Independent journalism every day With digital access you can read The Business Post whenever, wherever, and however you want. Unlimited access to all sections of The Business Post on desktop, tablet and mobile. Breaking news, comment and analysis from the best Business Post writers seven days a week. Live blogs of major news events. Videos and podcasts … [Read more...] about In recovery but for how long?
Disaster recovery and business continuity plan
0 Post a comment Monday, 29 April 2019 - Business by Duncan Foulkes - Business editor [email protected] Island based Continent 8 Technologies is busy as new opportunities continue coming in for gaming operators in America. The business, based in Pulrose Road, Douglas, scooped international business of the year at the last Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence.It has been confirmed that the multi-jurisdictional global data solutions provider, has been authorised by the PGCB (Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board) to provide co-location, data warehousing and managed network services to online gaming operators.Michael Tobin, chief executive, Continent 8 Technologies, shared his insights on Pennsylvania’s authorisation saying: ’We are very excited to bring our global network and managed services to the online gaming community in Pennsylvania. ’The new opportunities for gaming operators, including online sports betting companies, will require … [Read more...] about Continued growth for international business of year
The U.S. Government and the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce have launched a new training program that will help businesses in Vanuatu prepare for, and recover from natural disasters.The training is part of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Ready project, which is strengthening the environmental and disaster resilience of Pacific Island Countries.The program will inform representatives from the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Department of Tourism, Youth Challenge, Business Link Pacific and The National Bank of Vanuatu on the importance of business continuity planning, the role of first responders, and recovery after disasters. Participants will also learn about government services available during disasters and community disaster management plans.“The U.S. government is committed to work with our partners to become more resilient to extreme variations in climate and natural disasters as we jointly fulfill our vision of a more resilient … [Read more...] about U.S. Government Promotes Disaster Resilience of Small and Medium Businesses in Vanuatu
After the Brexit referendum, LEADING Irish writers responded with their thoughts on what it would mean for Britain and Ireland. Today, on what should have been Brexit Day, they return to the subject On June 27th, 2016, a few days after the referendum in which the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, I published an article, headlined UK was groomed: Irish writers throw book at Brexit, which featured the response of a broad cross-section of leading Irish writers living north of the Border and in Britain to this momentous decision. To mark March 29th, the date on which the UK was supposed to leave the EU, I asked them to reflect again on Brexit. Eimear McBrideWell, this has all gone really well, hasn’t it? Over the last two years, any hope of repairing the Brexit vote’s damage to social cohesion in the UK has been completely trampled on. Homelessness is rife. Queues at food banks are growing ever longer. The NHS is wondering how it can possibly cope … [Read more...] about ‘Brexit is aggressive and dangerously nostalgic. The UK is in for a brutal chastening’
The importance of devising and then implementing an effective cybersecurity plan has never been greater. Not only do these plans ensure that corporate data is protected but - equally importantly - they also ensure that customers and employees are safeguarded. But what's the best way to create and implement a plan? And what should it contain? Here, Dr Daniel Prince, associate director and business partnerships manager for Security Lancaster, Lancaster University’s security research centre, places the issues in context. Just what's your advice to companies when it comes to planning for cybersecurity? Cyber security is more than just a technological solution - it is a cultural approach to digital business. It is vital for businesses to think about how they build a cyber secure culture. This cultural change is much harder than the quick wins of technological intervention, but has a more significant and lasting impact. A cyber secure culture does more than just protect an … [Read more...] about Why tightening cybersecurity should be at the top of your to-do list