IT Infrastructure and DR/BC Plans Impacted by Coronavirus says Janco

PRLeap: | March 05, 2020

Today Janco Associates, Inc. has released its 2020 Edition of CIO IT Infrastructure Policy Bundle with electronic forms. The policies address specific pandemic requirements and contain over 100 IT best practices. The CEO of Janco, Mr. M Victor Janulaitis said, "We have updated our Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity template and the IT Infrastructure Policies / electronic forms with specific tools to address the implications of the Coronavirus Pandemic." He added, "The world has changed with the evolution of the Coronavirus from China's person to person infection process to a community spread virus in the US. Companies need to respond to operations which will focus on the safety and well-being of people, business impact, on-site risks, and communication."

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The enterprise data center has undergone tremendous change over the last few decades. The move from standalone servers to virtualization, for example, reduced hardware sprawl by allowing IT to deploy multiple workloads as VMs on the same hardware. But it also meant more work for IT, more silos and VM sprawl.

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The enterprise data center has undergone tremendous change over the last few decades. The move from standalone servers to virtualization, for example, reduced hardware sprawl by allowing IT to deploy multiple workloads as VMs on the same hardware. But it also meant more work for IT, more silos and VM sprawl.

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