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PARTNER PERSPECTIVE

SPO NSORED CONT E NT

The More Things
Change, the More
They Stay the Same
21st Century Software
REBECCA LEVESQUE
CEO AND PRESIDENT
With 20-plus years of
experience, Rebecca is
sought after as a
"go-to expert" on
mainframe risk, resiliency
and optimization.
info@21csw.com
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Their storage was replicated. They thought they were prepared. But when
the unforeseen suddenly happened, the damage that ensued was devastating.
It's a story repeated over and over among major brands and organizations of all kinds. Experiencing downtime during a vital sales period,
an online retailer lost millions in revenue and suffered millions more in
damage to their brand. A large financial institution lost online banking
capabilities for several days, causing their CEO to issue an apology. An
international bank saw their entire mainframe environment go down for
eight hours, although they were using the most sophisticated technology.
 The truth is that we have grown increasingly reliant on evolving technologies such as replication for IT disaster recovery. At the same time,
we have diminished our emphasis on knowledge of the big picture as a
defensive strategy. It should come as no surprise that today, gaps in these
defenses are as plentiful as the variety of hardware and software solutions
on which we rely. And our failure to understand the nature and significance of these gaps can have devastating consequences.
There's evidence many of those directly involved fail to recognize that
mission-critical data isn't getting the protection it deserves. A survey targeted at users of IBM mainframes, tells a revealing story. More than 72%
of all respondents believed their IT departments were sufficiently prepared for a major business disruption or disaster to ensure that systems,
applications and data would be accessible within the timeframe they
expect. But more than a third of respondents already had experienced a
major business disruption or declared a disaster, with more than a quarter of those going down for longer than eight hours.
It might surprise you to learn that the article above is an extract of one
published by 21st Century Software more than eight years ago in August
2011, based on a commissioned study by Forrester of company's disaster
recovery practices.
Other than the dollar figures quoted for outage costs, very little has
changed in the years that have passed since this was written. The risk is
still the same, and multimillion-dollar outages continue to be a common
occurrence across all industries. In a 2017 Forrester survey, only 55%
felt their company was prepared or very prepared for an event. Even with
all the advances and investments in technology, the confidence level of
recovery is heading in the wrong direction. How is your company closing
the gaps in your recovery strategy? ■

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020

Welcome: Helping clients thrive in an always-on world
Currents: Increased uptime reduces TCO for IBM Z clients
Currents: On the web
Currents: Celebrating 20 years of Linux on IBM Z
Currents: The new and improved Master the Mainframe
Features: Cyberresilience: Moving Beyond Cybersecurity: A successful resilience strategy stems from well-defined requirements for high availability, continuous operations and continuous availability
Features: Expanding Cloud Capabilities: Red Hat OpenShift can now run on IBM Z, IBM LinuxONE and IBM Power for an infrastructure-agnostic model
Techbits: Improve recovery time with IBM System Recovery Boost
Techbits: How to utilize IBM Safeguarded Copy
Techbits: Ask the expert: IBM Secure Execution
Beyond the Box: M&T Bank Senior Mainframe Security Engineer and IBM Champion Byron Smith promotes the mainframe through mentorship
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Welcome: Helping clients thrive in an always-on world
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Currents: Celebrating 20 years of Linux on IBM Z
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Currents: The new and improved Master the Mainframe
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Features: Cyberresilience: Moving Beyond Cybersecurity: A successful resilience strategy stems from well-defined requirements for high availability, continuous operations and continuous availability
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Features: Expanding Cloud Capabilities: Red Hat OpenShift can now run on IBM Z, IBM LinuxONE and IBM Power for an infrastructure-agnostic model
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Techbits: Improve recovery time with IBM System Recovery Boost
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Techbits: How to utilize IBM Safeguarded Copy
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Techbits: Ask the expert: IBM Secure Execution
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Beyond the Box: M&T Bank Senior Mainframe Security Engineer and IBM Champion Byron Smith promotes the mainframe through mentorship
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