The Recovery Challenge for IT Executives

IT executives are constantly challenged and in the gray area of determining the best Recovery strategy the questions become even grayer. Planning for the unknown is always a matter of speculation but in this whitepaper “Top Recovery Problems Facing IT Executives” by Sungard, three universal issues are offered for speculation to the reader.

These questions involve change management, and human resources from both availability and an expertise plan. The goal is to mitigate the challenges that these questions pose. For example. the paper illustrates in a simple graph how a typical sixty server data center experiencing just minor changes can extrapolate into 10,000 changes per year – a clear justification for a proactive strategy.

The recovery lifecycle is such a strategy. It is a system that has been developed over thirty years and is neatly defined from conception to implementation. This graph outlines best practices and explains how such a strategy can also help to optimize day to day production. Although written for the Executive this whitepaper is a beneficial read for all forward thinking IT professionals.

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About the Author

Kevin Normandeau, is a veteran of the technology publishing industry having worked at a variety of technology sites including PC World; AOL Computing; Network World; and International Data Group (IDG). Kevin lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. When he is not in front of the computer (which is most of the time) he likes to get out to ski, hike and mountain bike.

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