Tag Archives: IT

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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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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6 Ways to Stop Internal Information Leaks

“Locks keep out only the honest” – Jewish Proverb As a follow-up to my post on external information disclosure, I’ve put together my top 6 ideas for what you can do to reduce the risk of internal data theft and/or … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Prevent Information Disclosure

There are 2 main types of disclosures that can happen to your system: internal & external.  An internal disclosure is when an employee or administrator inadvertantly makes private information public.  This could happen from lack of shredding, carelessesness, mistakes, or … Continue reading

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My site is just taking a break, I can still hit 99.9999%

We expect websites & online services to just work.  And why not?  It’s not like they need to regular breaks to stretch and walk around.  But when you’re running a website or online service, attaining higher levels of uptime is … Continue reading

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7 Components of a Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Plan

“The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle.”  – Chinese Proverb. This is one of my favorite quotes, and I think it’s very fitting for how to think about disaster recovery preparedness and business continuity.  I … Continue reading

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