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Hello, today I wanted to talk about a … question about cloud computing. The question is that “in the age of cloud computing what … changes are occurring in typical disaster recovery and … business continuity practices?” I think what has stayed the same is the availability of … information. The most important thing is … that you can access your information and use it. One of the changes is that the information is far more … accessible than it ever has been before, so people can work from anywhere, they can easily work from home, work from a cafe or work from an alternate site. That makes relocation sites less important than they used … to be, as long as you’ve practiced … using these remote working capabilities. With that in mind the most important thing, being the availability of … information. It means that you need to be … really careful about choosing your cloud provider. You need to choose a safe cloud provider so that your … information is always going to be available because the last … thing you want is to choose a provider that shuts down or … has down time, meaning you can no longer access your information. If you choose one of the major players like Microsoft, what you need to be thinking about is more along the lines … of user behavior and saving practices. A discussion that I was having recently was about saving on to SharePoint versus saving on to One Drive. When a user leaves an organization there is a countdown so their user profile is deactivated … and their information will be deleted after a certain period … of time (their One Drive information). You should be encouraging your staff to save their … information communally into SharePoint areas so that when they leave the organization the information … isn’t lost because, as you can imagine it would … be quite easy for somebody to leave they have got a … whole lot of files saved in their One Drive. If you don’t consider that, HR commences the … termination process, their files are shut down by … IT. Nobody thinks about this … information saved on their One Drive until it’s too late … and then it’s permanently deleted. Once again we’re just focusing on the availability of … information so if you’re saving it communally it’s much safer … than saving it in somebody’s personal drive. Just like in the old days when people, well some people still do this, save things onto their desktop, so that’s something, obviously to be avoided as well. If you are a Consultant preparing Business … Continuity Plans with clients – save time using our Online … Template. Choose from 1-50 Plan … packages at bcpbuilder.com/join-now

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