This document explores the environmental uses of job scheduling (batch processing) and RBA (IT process automation) and defines the conditions for choosing one solution over another. This document also notes when it is appropriate to run a combination of both to gain immediate benefits for business operations and continuity.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
The operation of your organization depends, at least in part, on its data.
You can avoid fines and remediation costs, protect your organization’s reputation and employee morale, and maintain business continuity by building a capability to detect and respond to incidents effectively.
The simplicity of the incident response process can be misleading. We recommend tabletop exercises as an important step in pressure-testing your program.
When a workplace disruption hits, you need to act fast to ensure your employees are safe, keep them informed and maintain productivity. This new Forrester white paper explores the critical role that the help desk should play in your organization's business continuity planning.
With faster adoption rates than any other upgrade, Windows® 10 is breaking
records—and it’s poised to accelerate. In fact, Gartner predicts that 50% of
businesses will be on their way to Windows 10 by early 2017—and 100% by 2019. Businesses of all sizes need an IT strategy that maintains employee productivity and business continuity without the worry of app compatibility issues or OS instability across differing end points. The time to upgrade to Windows 10 is now.
While a public cloud provides an easy and scalable way to manage and deploy your app or website, you also need to have a contingency plan for business continuity and disaster recovery. Often overlooked on Amazon Web Services (AWS), an extremely effective cloud disaster recovery (DR) strategy is to spread the application stack across regions versus availability zones. This eBook provides a guide for planning and implementing a robust cross-region cloud disaster recovery (CDR) plan for business continuity and critical application uptime on AWS-based applications.
Maintaining business continuity is your highest priority.
In today’s commercial landscape, business continuity depends on the efficient, uninterrupted flow of data across the organization – from operations to sales to fulfillment. Even a brief lapse in workload continuity can mean thousands of lost sales opportunities, disruption to production, and compromised customer trust.
The causes of those lapses can range from natural disasters to mechanical failure or human error. You need a data platform and a proactive disaster recovery (DR) strategy that will help you stay up and running in the event that your physical infrastructure is unavailable for any length of time.
Fulfilling orders, providing a high level of customer service, and keeping consumers engaged all depend on the efficient, uninterrupted flow of data throughout your organization.
Above all, protecting customer data—especially personally identifiable information (PII) —is critical
Today, in the age of information, people are paid for their ideas: to create original knowledge products or add value to existing products. Given their self-reliance, it is not surprising that workers take pride in their outputs—up to half of employees take a portfolio of files with them when they leave.
When employees move on, many feel entitled to the work they’ve created.They presume it is acceptable to transfer work documents to personal computers, removable media, tablets, smartphones or online file sharing apps. Some pilfered data is innocuous and already in the public realm. But some of it is classified. Read this paper to find out how to collect and secure data to protect operations, reputation and continuity when employees leave.
Data loss, theft or breach is inevitable, but backup assures recovery, continuity and rapid response.
Endpoint data backup is at the core of an enterprise data security strategy. Modern endpoint backup goes well beyond backup and restore, delivering risk reduction across the enterprise and addressing perennial IT and business problems. Discover more by reading this whitepaper.
Business Continuity Starts with the Ability to Go Back
No matter the size of the business, no matter the industry, the business world moves faster than ever. Constant digital innovation is only accelerating that pace.
Yet, to keep business moving forward, ensure uninterrupted productivity and guarantee business continuity, organizations need to first focus on the ability to go back— to undo, restore and recover.
Collaborative looks at how and why the onshore model has re-emerged as a solution-of-choice for many IT organizations. Today the advantages include lower costs, less travel, and the security and continuity provided by a more stable workforce. Even more important, moving “home” generates higher consumer satisfaction and new business opportunities.
“The network is your business” has been a mantra for many years indicating how businesses rely more heavily on being networked between their facilities, data centers, suppliers, business partners and customers.
Your network enables your business to:
• Improve productivity
• Provide business continuity
• Increase customer satisfaction
• Reduce costs
This paper provides an overview of the different types of Ethernet services, the service components that differentiate them, their business and technical benefits, and important things to consider when selecting an Ethernet service.
Don't let the risk or cost of ransomware storm your organization's castle. it will wreak havoc on your valuable data and impact business continuity. Instead, employ a multi-layer security strategy that not only includes anti-malware, firewall, and hard disk and file encryption, but also data loss prevention technology and standards- based data protection. Each are critical to mitigate cyber security risks and protect vital information so you can avoid business disruption without ever paying a king's ransom.
Most organizations are aware that talent management can be a valuable strategy in maximizing business performance and ensuring business continuity. This concept of managing talent, however, is not new. But the views as to who is responsible for managing talent and how is it getting accomplished are evolving.
Most organizations know that talent management can be a valuable strategy in maximizing business performance and ensuring business continuity. This concept of managing talent, however, is not new. But the views as to who is responsible for managing talent and how it is getting accomplished are evolving.
Talent management has become one of the most pressing topics within HR organizations today - and it is no wonder, given the current economic environment and business imperatives.
In this research bulletin, we will outline the approach HR organizations must take to identify, cost-justify, develop and implement the highest impact talent management strategy.
Now more than ever, organizations must integrate talent issues into the strategic business planning process. With a clear understanding of the needs of the company, business leaders can use the principles of talent management to address capability gaps as part of their overall
management processes. This new focus on "The Business of Talent."
Each year, organizations around the world go through the ritual of performance appraisal. Many see it as the company's main event, in terms of performance management - the time at which most, if not all, feedback and guidance to employees is given. Progress is evaluated.
Rewards are distributed. Goals are set. Then that is it, until next year. Managers often open the process with a mixture of resignation, dread and the question, Why are we doing this again?
Businesses need to plan for unforeseen events that can disrupt productivity, impair the customer experience, and possibly even threaten a business’s existence. A disruption every business needs to plan for is any event that destroys valuable data, inhibits access to data, or causes downtime of core applications.
Consider the staggering amount of information your company stores electronically. What if an unforeseen event destroyed all financial records, client contacts, and application data? You wouldn’t be able to send customers accurate invoices. Your marketing efforts might be undermined. You would lack key metrics for measuring quality, profitability, and more. The losses could be staggering.
In every aspect of life, it’s smart to plan for unexpected events. That’s especially true for two plans every business must have: a disaster recovery plan and a business continuity plan.
Whether your businesses are connected to the Internet via T1/T3, DSL or Cable, incorporating a mobile broadband backup solution adds uptime whenever there is a loss in connectivity via your wired line. With CradlePoint routers as your Internet backup solution, you're ensured more uptime for your POS transactions and cloud-based services while gaining significant financial and operational benefits over wired backup solutions including: better reliability, lower operating costs, greater ease of use and management, and quicker speed to deployment.
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While short outages are common, longer service disruptions – due to weather, human error or even squirrels – can be catastrophic, paralyzing business operations. Your organization can feel the consequences long after the connection has been repaired. This white paper explores the benefits of using 4G LTE as a back up solution to maximize revenue and minimize business risk downtime can have on your brand. You’ll learn how a 4G wireless solution has benefits over wired backup solutions for business continuity.
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With its skilled nursing facilities located in remote areas of a state known for its unpredictable and sometimes violent weather, Texas-based Creative Solutions in Healthcare (CSNH) was suffering more than its share of network interruptions. According to CIO & CISO Shawn Wiora, the company was losing network connectivity multiple times each week. This downtime not only disrupted business continuity, but was bad for morale among both the company’s IT workers and its care-delivery staff. Creative Solutions in Healthcare wanted a network connectivity solution capable of delivering highly secure, uninterrupted, and centrally managed service.