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Windows Active Directory in the Age of Virtualization

August 10, 2015 | Jon Biviano | Disaster Recovery

  As the IT department for many small businesses over the last 25 years, I’ve had to configure and manage a variety of user and security management solutions. With Windows NT server, Microsoft introduced Active Directory. At the time, server hardware was barely better than a desktop. IT departments spent more money per system for […]

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SEVEN Components of a Successful Disaster: Component Seven

June 15, 2015 | Devon Wilson | Disaster Recovery

Component Seven: Test, and Test Often Once you’ve implemented your disaster recovery solution you are on the right track towards positioning your credit union for success in the event of a disaster. However, IT is not static, it is ever changing. Therefore, it is important you implement the processes to adapt as circumstances change. Whether […]

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SEVEN Components of a Successful Disaster: Component Five

June 1, 2015 | Devon Wilson | Disaster Recovery

Component Five: In-House vs Outsource Ok, let’s recap. You’ve defined what a successful disaster looks like, the components needed for recovery, how much time you are willing to be down and how much data you are willing to lose, and you’ve established a budget to accomplish all of the above. Now, you need to determine […]

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SEVEN Components of a Successful Disaster: Component Four

May 26, 2015 | Devon Wilson | Disaster Recovery

Component Four: Cost Analysis You now know what our vision of a successful disaster looks like. You’ve assessed our needs and you have defined the RTO’s and RPO’s necessary to meet the overall objective. You now need to outline how much you should spend in order to achieve the desired results. Many credit unions allocate […]

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SEVEN Components of a Successful Disaster: Component Two

May 11, 2015 | Devon Wilson | Disaster Recovery

Component Two: Needs Assessment Now that you’ve defined success, you need to determine specifically what components need to be up and operational in order to achieve success. This requires building a team that includes representatives of all major departments in your credit union. I have come onsite at credit unions to review and discuss their […]

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