Monday, December 19th, 2011
SantaSystems CEO describes annual demand at Lapland. In a seasonal business such as this, the load builds up for a couple of months, reaching a peak about now. Having systems that can respond to these peaks, while maintaining performance, reliability and security, is absolutely crucial.
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Traffic surges are a bitter reality. Though companies employ multiple strategies to predict such surges, and build IT capabilities to absorb these shocks, it is the unplanned surges that define the robustness of an IT system. Pay-for-use is one way handle this problem and still control costs.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
The recent Blackberry outage got me thinking more about why organisations are not as thorough as necessary when it comes to planning for the unplanned. There seems to be a tendency to focus on the provision of new and expanded services while paying insufficient attention to the consequences for resilience.
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
Those responsible for providing IT must have comprehensive recovery plans for maintaining them in the event of any disaster, or so you would think. Here are three recommendations on what to do.
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
When CIOs are procuring new IT systems, they naturally look for those that are the most cost/effective. But how do we make the most cost/effective choice?
Friday, June 10th, 2011
The second of the Future Matters 2011 series saw Pershing Limited make a presentation describing their adoption of Business Continuation Accelerator to enhance Pershing’s Business Continuity capability. Impressing most was the speed at which Pershing was able to adopt the solution.
Monday, June 6th, 2011
In an earlier blog I mused that I should get out more … well somebody listened … during the month of May I’ve visited five cities and have spoken with customers from Europe, Middle East & Africa, North America, and Asia-Pacific. It’s truly an honor to be asked to do so, and I truly enjoy every opportunity to interact with our clients.
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
Many people view the “MCP” as a whole – they receive an MCP release, install, qualify, and run it as a single entity. In reality, the MCP is composed of over 125 different software products including the operating system and software for database, security, communications, networking, transaction processing, application development, system management, and other major system functions.