Summary:

In our next analyst webinar, the panel will address the changing rules of backup in modern BC, discuss common points of failure and how to avoid them, and outline steps to create a seamless, enterprise-wide BC system that meets performance requirements at the lowest possible cost. Join the live discussion on April 15.

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Backing up data is fairly straightforward. Restoring that data when you need it is difficult.

From desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones to the multitude of devices in the internet of things, the number and variety of data-generating end points continue to increase. Enterprises have spent substantial financial and intellectual capital incorporating these new sources of data into their backup plans, and they are now beginning to tackle the issue of backing up cloud-based applications.

Unfortunately, this piecemeal planning can lead to siloed data backups, full of redundancies and lacking the context necessary surrounding business processes that bridge multiple applications and devices. As a result, business continuity (BC) can suffer, raising costs, rendering your employees less productive and increasing the risk of violating compliance standards.

In this webinar, our panel will discuss these topics:

  • What does the typical BC-DR system look like, and why?
  • What risks do data silos pose to disaster recovery and business continuity, and how can IT work to eliminate them?
  • How should businesses integrate new data sources into a unified BC-DR system?
  • How can businesses meet recovery time objectives and recovery point objectives at the lowest possible cost?
  • What are key considerations when choosing partners?

Speakers include:

  • Barb Goldworm, president and chief analyst, FOCUS
  • Marc Staimer, president and chief dragon slayer, Dragon Slayer Consulting
  • Mike Karp, VP and principal analyst, Ptak, Noel & Associates
  • Eran Farajun, executive VP, Asigra

Register here to join Gigaom Research and our sponsor Asigra for “Rethinking backup and recovery: business continuity in the data center and beyond,” a free analyst roundtable webinar on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. PT.

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