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Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity

Campuses Emphasize Safety Planning

A majority of colleges and universities have implemented emergency preparedness plans for their campuses, according to a new survey by the Campus Safety and Security Project.

Earlham College Expands Storage for File Access, Backup

Earlham College in Richmond, IN has tripled its storage capacity by expanding its use of Nexenta Systems' unified storage. NexentaStor runs on ZFS, a Sun Microsystems open source high-capacity file system and logical volume manager that's also included in Sun's Solaris operating system.

Colleges Tap Wimba for Business Continuity During Campus Emergencies

Several colleges and universities have found they can leverage collaboration software from Wimba to prepare for and respond to crises that would otherwise disrupt communication or instruction.

Protecting Data at the University of St. Thomas

Data backup had increasingly become a major challenge at the University of St. Thomas. With a growing body of data in its Banner enterprise resource planning system, its Blackboard installation, departmental needs, and personal storage directories set at 500 MB for every one of the 11,000 students and 2,000 faculty and staff members, data stores were gobbling up terabytes of space.


Despite the lackluster economy, campuses must redouble their focus on finding the right disaster recovery strategy-- before the next crisis hits.

Vembu Tech Launches Data Backup Software for Schools

Vembu Technologies has released backup software specifically meant for the education market. StoreGrid Education Edition is designed as a workstation and server backup solution for on-campus backups, with optional offsite replication capabilities.

Disaster Recovery from the Inside

No matter how solid your disaster recovery plan, the consequences of true disaster languish for years. For the individuals and institutions involved, a catastrophe changes assumptions, priorities, behaviors, and expectations.

U Florida Foundation Takes Appliance Approach to E-Mail Security

The University of Florida Foundation, the University of Florida's fundraising organization, has deployed the Proofpoint Messaging Security Gateway, an e-mail security appliance, to help keep donor information confidential.

Roosevelt U Moves Collections onto New Archival Management System

Roosevelt University has implemented STAR/Archives from Cuadra Associates as its archival collections management solution. The collection includes letters, photos, and other historical documents.

U Nottingham Call Center Bolsters Apps To Strengthen Disaster Recovery

The University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom has implemented new call center technology from NEC Philips Unified Solutions. The upgrade enables the university to expand its existing call center application, which is used by a number of schools and departments including IT support, an onsite NHS health center, a customer service center, and finance and payroll departments. In addition, the new implementation provides re-routing of all incoming calls as part of a new disaster recovery strategy.

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