July, 2006 Newsletter Articles

Data Disaster Recovery

Jul 11, 2006 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Businesses of all sizes have become increasingly dependent on data for their very existence. A staggering half of businesses that lose their data due to disasters go out of business within 24 months. You need a fail-safe data disaster recovery strategy that ensures business continuity, continuous data protection, and regulatory compliance. A recent report from Gartner Group indicates that server backup in the Small and Medium Business world is approaching 100%. And, recent regulatory requirements are causing businesses to re-examine current...

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ISO 20252 for Market Research Industry

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ISO 20252 standardizes the requirements for market research worldwide, encouraging consistency and transparency in the way surveys are carried out, and confidence in their results and in their providers. Business and society rely heavily on market research, with users including companies, governments, research institutes, consumer associations, universities, and marketing and advertising agencies. Market research contributes to many aspects of modern life, from products and services we buy, to the way we vote, and to our behavior as consumers...

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ISO 26000 on Social Responsibility

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The building of international consensus on voluntary guidance to help organizations operate in a socially responsible way made progress at the recent meeting of the ISO group that is developing the future ISO 26000 standard on social responsibility. ISO 26000 is intended for use by organizations of all types, in both public and private sectors, in developed and developing countries. ISO 26000 will contain guidelines, not requirements. It is not a management system standard and will not be for use as a certification standard like ISO 9001:2000...

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ISO Standards for Crisis Management

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ISO is looking at the development of standards to improve crisis management in anticipation of, or in the face of, major disasters (natural or man-made) to mitigate their effects. ISO Technical Committee 223, provisionally named “Societal Security”, has been established to develop International Standards or other ISO deliverables that will improve preparedness before a crisis, coordination during a crisis, and reconstruction and remedial action afterwards. “Standardized channels save time and simplify cooperation in crisis management and...

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ISO 19770 for Software Asset Management

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ISO 19770-1:2006, Information technology – Software Asset Management – Part 1: Processes, will enable organizations to benchmark their capability in delivering managed services, measuring service levels, and assessing performance. It is expected to result in improved efficiency, risk management, and customer satisfaction, as well as, reduced costs. Software asset management principles apply to the media, installations, licenses, proof of license, and intellectual property associated with the software. Until now, the application of...

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