Monthly Archives: November 2011

Plan on the Shelf

“Plans are nothing; planning is everything” – Dwight D. Eisenhower I was chatting with a couple of disaster recovery/business continuity folks yesterday over happy hour, and I listened as they talked about some of the challenges with disaster recovery planning. One … Continue reading

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Little Disasters Worse Than Big Disasters?

“The dose makes the poison.” – Paracelsus I had coffee with a friend who runs a small IT service company on Friday, and we were talking a bit about preparing for disasters. He’s been doing this a long time and seen … Continue reading

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Thursay Day Link Day | 11-17-2011

How costly is version control?  Good discussion of patching, versioning, cloud advantages. Playstation downtime. If your software goes down, I hope it’s for accountants. Insider data breaches soaring. Half of UK laptops vulnerable? Data loss risks – perception vs. reality.

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Guest blog post on ClearRisk

Check it out: 3 Steps You Must Take TODAY to Reduce Your Software Risks

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Software Shouldn’t Cry Wolf

It’s simple – if you have false alarms people will eventually ignore them. When you run a high-scale online service, it’s standard practice to have monitors & alerts watching the system so you can quickly find any problems in your system … Continue reading

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Calculating Uptime Improvement ROI

Paying for any type of expensive prevention – whether it’s insurance or backup software – can sometimes feel hard to justify because you have to think about the odds that something will happen to you and what it will cost.  … Continue reading

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11 Rules of Awesome Software

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. Antoine de Saint-Exupery French writer (1900 – 1944) In honor of 11/11/11, I’ve put together my 11 Rules for Awesome … Continue reading

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