Continuous Computing Technologies for Enhancing Business by Nijaz Bajgoric

By Nijaz Bajgoric

In this day s e-business, procedure downtime is an unacceptable alternative when you consider that every one hour, even minute, of downtime may possibly generate adverse monetary results. in lots of IT-dependent corporations, enterprise has to be non-stop in an effort to stay competitive.
Continuous Computing applied sciences for boosting company Continuityprovides an in-depth and scientific-based clarification of commercial continuity (BC), enterprise continuity administration (BCM), and non-stop computing applied sciences (CCT). via cutting-edge assurance in themes corresponding to clustering applied sciences, fault tolerance, and applied sciences for decreasing downtime, this authoritative reference resource identifies a methodological framework, implementation thoughts, and guide for managers for integrating BCM into organizational administration.

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The first chapter introduced some basic terms such as business computing, business risks, business technology. The IT-related threats that may cause business disruption are briefly introduced. R eferences Adams. J. (2007). Risk Management: It’s Not Rocket Science…It’s Much More Complicated. Risk Management, May 2007, 54(5), ABI/INFORM Global, pp. 3640. Retrieved on April 2, 2008, from http://www. htm. Forrester Report (May 7, 2007). Business Technology Defined: Technology Management Is Changing To Deliver Business Results by Laurie M.

Copyright © 2009, IGI Global, distributing in print or electronic forms without written permission of IGI Global is prohibited. 5. Categories of cost and cost involved (Source: adapted from http://technet. aspx, March 19, 2008) Category Cost involved • Productivity • Number of employees affected by loss of messaging functionality and other IT assets Number of administrators needed to manage a site increases with frequency of downtime Revenue • • • • • Direct losses Compensatory payments Lost future revenues Billing losses Investment losses Financial performance • • • • • • Revenue recognition Cash flow Lost discounts (A/P) Payment guarantees Credit rating Stock price Damaged reputation • • • • • Customers Suppliers Financial markets Banks Business partners Other expenses • • • • • Temporary employees Equipment rental Overtime costs Extra shipping costs Travel expenses IBM classifies all threats into the three categories (IBM, 2007): • • Business driven threats: how to manage addressing government and industry regulations, how to get prepared to mitigate risks to non-compliance, and so forth; Data driven threats: storing data backup without being compromised, data restoration process, back-up plun if the original backup is destroyed, data ondemand in audit situations, and so forth; Copyright © 2009, IGI Global, distributing in print or electronic forms without written permission of IGI Global is prohibited.

999% uptime is said to have “five nines” of availability, which in turn means up to five minutes of downtime a year. 1) correlates the number of nines to calendar time equivalents. 1. 26 minutes Copyright © 2009, IGI Global, distributing in print or electronic forms without written permission of IGI Global is prohibited. 26 Bajgoric Zero downtime means that the server was available all the time. For servers having downtime above 1% per year this can be regarded as unacceptable as this means a downtime of more than 3 days per year.

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