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Russian Submarines and the balance between Cloud and Edge Computing

Russian Submarines and the balance between Cloud and Edge Computing

Posted 10 December 2017 | By | Categories: Disaster Planning, Internet Broadband | Comments Off on Russian Submarines and the balance between Cloud and Edge Computing

Today 99 percent of transcontinental Internet traffic depends upon cables laid across the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. This has not gone unnoticed by the Russian military planners. It was reported in the New York Times in October that Russia has stepped up by 50% its submarine patrols near to where these cables are buried. Should this be a worry for companies? Is there a case for companies to reflect a risk of mass cable outages in their strategic decisions on where to locate their storage and computing? Is this another reason for a switch to edge computing?

Technology and  the English Riots

Technology and the English Riots

Posted 31 August 2011 | By | Categories: Disaster Planning, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Technology and the English Riots

Facebook, Twitter and the Blackberry messenger services have been under the spot light for their use in the English riots and the temporary loss of police control of our street What has largely escaped public scrutiny is the role of old technology (television) in triggering the parallel riots outside of London and stretching police resources to their limit. If technology is causing a shift of competitive advantage between the mass law breaking and law enforcement (the police) it is important that we look at the technology landscape as a whole and not just the bits that excite public interest.

Is Disaster Planning failing to keep up with communications technology?

Is Disaster Planning failing to keep up with communications technology?

Posted 01 January 2011 | By | Categories: Disaster Planning | Comments Off on Is Disaster Planning failing to keep up with communications technology?

Why, in an era when we have never been so rich in all the means of communications, have we seen three instances in the UK at the end of 2010 where a total breakdown in communications has occurred between major organisations and tens of thousands of their affected customers? The centre piece of a disaster communications strategy is not just to inform those affected what is happening but what the victims need to do for themselves to assist in the disaster recovery process…