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Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity

Business continuity and disaster recovery planning (DR/BC) is something Strategic Directions have been helping clients with for over 14 years. The importance for organisations to ensure they have appropriate recovery provisions for not only natural disasters but Power Failures, IT Software Failure, Human Error and Hardware Failure is critical – you need to have a

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Outstanding Educational Opportunities in a Vendor- Neutral Environment March 12 – 15, 2018, San Antonio, Texas, USA With more than 3500 professionals worldwide, and member organisations that include many Fortune 500 Companies and other Multinationals around the globe, AFCOM has gained a reputation for hosting one of the world’s best annual Data Center Educational Forums

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Cloud Computing Challenges

Cloud Computing Challenges – the experts all agree – plan carefully and avoid unnecessary pain! A recent look at Cloud commentators around the world – confirmed what we at Strategic Directions already knew. (Eureka!!) 3 Internationally respected (but totally unrelated) Cloud Forum Organisations all agreed that one of the major concerns to customers when moving

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Data Breaches

Mandatory Disclosure and Statutory Notification a wakeup call for Business – November 2017   Recent news articles have highlighted the seriousness with which the Federal Government is treating Data Breaches affecting Australian organisations. This follows hot on the heels of the recent announcement that the Federal Government is planning to invest up to $140 m into

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CLOUD REVERSAL – who would have thought……..?

A few years ago, the cloud was touted as the answer to our prayers. A handful of Public Cloud Hyperscale firms like Microsoft, Google and Amazon were going to take the world by storm, with all other providers left to pick up the scraps.   A recent survey by CRN however, shows that all is

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Texas Floods highlight the importance of Disaster Recovery Planning for Data Centres September 2017

The recent flooding and storm damage brought on by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, is a timely reminder of the need to have a very sound disaster recovery plan for your data centre that has been tested as much as possible, and which anticipates as much as possible what could go wrong in the event of

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Melbourne Trains debacle underlines the need for a greater focus on resilience and Disaster Recovery !

Last week’s Melbourne Trains debacle provided graphic evidence that organisations need to be constantly alert and prepared for the worst, when it comes to their ICT operations! Whilst tens of thousands of commuters were left to fume about the inadequacy of their Train systems, Uber was the only winner, hiking fares from a normal $8.00

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2016 Data Centre World Review

Strategic Directions have been Strategic Partners with Data Center World for the past 7 years and this year was not exception with both Mike Andrea, Director and Chris Goldstone, Managing Director attending the DCW 2016 held in Las Vegas on 14-18 March. They joined more than 1,000 professionals across all industries from all around the

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