IBM i High Availability – 8 Common Use Cases

IBM i High Availability – 8 Common Use Cases

IBMi High Availability (HA) solutions are most often used to ensure that data is accessible in the event of failures and outages. Shrewd companies implement HA software in preparation for disaster scenarios, hoping that they never need to use it. However, they also realise that an HA solution can help avoid downtime and provide business …

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Did Your Business Continuity Plan Rise to the Pandemic Challenge

Did Your Business Continuity Plan Rise to the Pandemic Challenge

As the UK moves back lockdown due to COVID-19, it may be a good time to reflect on the performance of your Business Continuity Planning during this current crisis? Back in March 2020 businesses were asking how can we plan for something like COVID-19?. This is possibly a fair point given that most businesses, never …

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Compliance Vs Security

Compliance Vs Security

Compliance is a thorn in the side of any business. Ticking the boxes of regulatory standards and best practice security guidelines like NIST or ISO 27001 is one thing but companies who leave it at that often leave vulnerabilities in their systems as well. It is true that regulations can help with security risk management, …

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Four Practical Use Cases for Database Replication Software

Four Practical Use Cases for Database Replication Software

Database replication software, as its name suggests, copies digital information from one database to another.By making additional copies up your data, your organisation can greatly improve its chances of survival in the face of unexpected disaster and have access to business-critical data where and when it’s needed. Outlined below are real-world use cases for database …

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Disaster Recovery Vs Business Continuity

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It is quite common to use business continuity and disaster recovery as interchangeable terms. They aren’t, however, the same thing so it’s useful to have a clear understanding of what the important differences are so that you can carry out effective planning. What’s the difference? Business continuity means a strategy that lets a business continue …

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Business Continuity Challenges During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Business Continuity Challenges During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As governments across the world wrestle with the spread of the corona virus the question for companies of all shapes and sizes is, how should our organisation respond? Guidance from the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) offers practical information on how to support an effective pandemic response and limit the impact of an outbreak. Businesses and …

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5 Tips for Embedding Business Continuity Thinking in 2020

5 Tips for Embedding Business Continuity Thinking in 2020

Embedding business continuity into your organisational culture is a critical part of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) lifecycle and can also be one of the most difficult. Below are some top tips to help you succeed with this process: Use a collaborative approach Consultation and collaboration are essential factors at every stage of the BCM …

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Assure MIMIX for Db2 Mirror

Assure MIMIX for Db2 Mirror

In April, IBM announced the 7.4 release of the IBM i operating system. Among the many advances in the operating system is the new Db2 Mirror feature. This slick new feature synchronously replicates data in an active-active mode between Db2 nodes in the same data centre. It ensures continuous Db2 data availability by preventing downtime …

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