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Business Continuity
Implementing a Business Continuity Plan
When business is heavily dependent on IT infrastructure, all risks and threats need to be considered. A well documented Business Continuity Plan ensures that your data and infrastructure are covered. by Brian Pereira

CIO’s views on Business Continuity
BCP for the enterprise
Everyone is dead serious about Business Continuity. But how many have a Business Continuity Plan in place and to what extent have they implemented it? by Brian Pereira

Various BC solutions
Solutions for business continuance
Vendors are gearing up to address the requirement for business continuity and disaster recovery solutions in the enterprise. Here's a roundup of what's available. by Brian Pereira

BCP Strategies
Taking a call on continuity
The Global eCMS call center has 1000 seats and caters to eight clients worldwide. A minute of downtime or interruption in its services will result in financial losses and irreparable damage to its reputation. The company has deployed redundancy, contingency, and recovery solutions at various levels to ensure as much uninterrupted service as possible. by Soutiman Das Gupta

BCP Strategies
Banking on business continuance
IDBI Bank has a very large clientele in the corporate and retail banking segments. With a slew of ATMs and branches spread across the country, its network is its lifeline and a moment's downtime will surely result in freezing of hundreds of transactions and possibly panic among its account holders. Here's how the company has built itself for continuity. by Soutiman Das Gupta

BCP Strategies
Continuity: All about trust
Cyquator Technologies's CTO feels that his data center is successful mostly because of the trust it has built among its clients. And the trust is mostly based on the BC solutions and strategies that the company has put in place. by Soutiman Das Gupta

BCP Strategies
Polyester film without breaks
Garware Polyester has a network which is spread across many locations nationwide and relies heavily on the IT infrastructure for its critical business applications. A look at the BC solutions which aim to offer profits without breaks. by Soutiman Das Gupta

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 SHELF SPACE
 EDITORIAL

New Products & Services
- VoIP - Compressed Voice Systems
- VoIP - Platform for voice-related applications
- Switches & NICS - A Switch and NICs with firewalls
- Router - Secured routing at branch offices
- Multiplexer - Multiplexer for SANs
- NOS - Enterprise-class Linux

Because business must go on…
Do you have a Business Continuity Plan? - This is a question that IT Heads are often asked today. Since the 9/11 disaster corporates, vendors and solution providers are all stressing the need to have a BC plan in place.

 NEWS & ANALYSIS
 CASE STUDY
News Briefs
- Remember to fix your systems
- Emerging XML-based standard gets vendor support
- IDC's Q1 2002 storage market study

Case Study: HCL Comnet’s NOC
A case for NOC
Any company that has scaled up its presence to new locations, increased manpower, and introduced new enterprise applications, will very likely, see that its IT Head has developed a new set of worries.

OTHER NEWS
CommunicAsia 2002 showcases mobile and wireless future
Intel's optimistic about Itanium 2
Veritas unveils Linux strategy

Case Study: Mastek’s OpenView implementation
An open approach to customer management
Mumbai-based Mastek Ltd is a publicly held, global IT solutions company that has been growing at a CAGR of 60 percent over the past five years.

 EVENT
 VENDORS VOICE
IS 2002 provides insights into managing IT infrastructure
'Infrastructure Strategies 2002' a seminar hosted by Network Magazine in three cities, received overwhelming appreciation from the CIO/CTO community of India. The seminars were held in Mumbai, Bangalore, and New Delhi on July 23, 24, and 25. The event was jointly hosted by Computer Associates and Samsung.
Vendor Voice: Storage
Data Protection and Recovery options
Data protection and quick recovery are critical requirements for enterprises that have important business data growing at a fast pace within their data centers or remote locations. Here are some options for data protection and recovery architectures in distributed and centralized storage configurations. by Anal Jain
 FOCUS
 TECH UPDATE - VoIP
Focus: VPNs
VPN considerations
VPNs are the most common means of ensuring secure connectivity between diverse locations. A look at the implementing VPN services in the enterprise. by Graeme K. Le Roux
VoIP's come a long way
Since its introduction in 1995 VoIP technology has come a long way. Enterprises in India and the rest of the world have successfully used the technology and derived cost savings and other benefits from it. A look at the technology in its current evolved state can help you plan ways to use it optimally in your network. by Soutiman Das Gupta
Focus: 64-bit computing
64-bit computing re-examined
With 64-bit hardware blossoming, 64-bit computing is not just for scientific applications and deep databases. Let's take a look at the porting issues. by Seamus Phan
Diverting voice to cut costs
IDBI Bank decided to divert all voice calls between its offices and branches nationwide through its data network using VoIP technology. By doing so, the company cut communication costs substantially at the same time making use of the unutilized WAN bandwidth. by Soutiman Das Gupta

Focus: Power grid access
Powerline communications
There is now a whole new way to connect to the Internet and to network computers in a LAN, by using the world's largest existing network-the power grid. by oo Gin Lee

A network for tomorrow
Considering the pace of growth of Wipro's business in recent years, its network architects had a serious challenge ahead of them, to keep the network growth-proof. The solution was a network that leveraged on the existing IP infrastructure to drive data, voice, and video traffic. by Brian Pereira

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