Monthly Archives: July 2009

Wednesday News & Links (29th July 2009)

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Monday Morning News & Links (27th July 2009)

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Tuesday Morning News & Links (21st July 2009)

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Filed under Around The Web, Business Continuity, Links, News

Monday Morning News & Links (12th July 2009)

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Google to launch own Operating System

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Filed under Google, News

For quite some time those “in the know” have been speculating on the possibility of Google releasing their own Operating System. Today Google announced Google Chrome OS on their official blog:

Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. Because we’re already talking to partners about the project, and we’ll soon be working with the open source community, we wanted to share our vision now so everyone understands what we are trying to achieve.

Read more here at Google’s Development Blog.

Preparing Your Business For A Disaster (SMH)

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Excellent article in the SMH today on Disaster Prevention and Business Continuity for small business owners:

More than half of all Australian small businesses don’t have a disaster plan. But there are simple solutions.

In recent months we’ve witnessed the full range of natural disasters in Australia, from flash flooding to bushfires. Man-made disasters such as virus attacks, accidentally wiping data and power outages can also affect businesses.

Having a disaster recovery plan in place is one thing small business owners should consider. What would happen if everything that relied on IT suddenly vanished? Would you have the ability to continue running the business? How long could you do it without IT before it begins to affect performance?

It is almost impossible to prepare for the worst but planning is critical to ensure your business has the ability to get through in the worst-case scenario.

A Telstra-commissioned survey revealed more than half of all Australian small businesses don’t have a disaster recovery plan in place. It indicates about 52 per cent of businesses have not thought ahead and given more consideration towards a disaster recovery plan.

Read the full article here.

We recommend our Business Resilience service for disaster proofing your business. Business Resilience provides enterprise grade backup for SMEs – a full operating copy of your IT environment, accessible via the internet and available within 2 hours of a disaster.

Read more on how to disaster proof your Small Business.