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New ESG Infographic on Data Protection Budgets

One of the reasons that I have stayed in the Data Protection area within IT is that it never seems to be solved.  Not that the technologies don’t keep getting better, but the workloads to be protected keep evolving and IT users’ requirements for faster and more agile recoveries continues to evolve.  Even today, Data […]

vBlog: Regulatory Compliance vs Operational Readiness (3 of 4): HIPAA

This month, I am taking a look at the differences between ‘Regulatory Compliance’ and ‘Operational Readiness’ through a series of videos.

Regulatory Compliance

The efforts to check the boxes before audits – often mandated by an industry (e.g. HIPAA), corporate (SOX) or legal (DOD 5.015.2-STD).

Operational Readiness

The IT efforts to […]

vBlog: Regulatory Compliance vs Operational Readiness (2 of 4): SEC and SOX

This month, I am taking a look at the differences between ‘Regulatory Compliance’ and ‘Operational Readiness’ through a series of videos.

Regulatory Compliance

The efforts to check the boxes before audits – often mandated by an industry (e.g. HIPAA), corporate (SOX) or legal (DOD 5.015.2-STD).

Operational Readiness

The IT efforts to […]

The best outcome of a TCO-ROI presentation is when they argue with you

[Excerpt from my book, Data Protection for Virtual Data Centers – www.DataProtectionBible.com]

Chapter 2, Data Protection by the Numbers (click here to download Chapter 2) covers among other things ROI and TCO. One of the formulas discussed is the “Cost of Downtime”:

Sometimes, the best thing that can happen when you present […]

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