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Managing data risk in the enterprise and the cloud (The British Library, London)

7 July 2011

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Information governance and the management of data is no longer just the concern of the IT department – but has become a key corporate and commercial issue. Never more has it been true to consider information as the lifeblood of the organisation. We have all become only too well aware of the catastrophic operational and financial impact to the business of losing data. Consequently, we have seen a tightening of the corporate compliance obligations now placed upon businesses to align their data strategies to much higher standards. 

Information can be your greatest asset or your greatest liability. Managed properly, it can accelerate growth. Managed poorly, it can drive up costs and expose your business to risk. In the face of this, many organisations are now re-evaluating their IT solutions with regard to information management, availability, scalability, efficiency and cost; so it is particularly important, now more than ever, to assess the potential business benefits from managed services in the area of data backup and disaster recovery.

The primary objective is to feel 100% confident that your most important asset – your data – is managed, protected and recoverable, whenever and wherever you need it. If you still need convincing… and continue to ask why should an organisation virtualise their data backup and disaster recovery? There are many different reasons, and here’s a snapshot of what you will learn at the briefing:

  • How to manage virtual data backup and disaster recovery
  • Understand the real issue around data security and information governance
  • Improved disaster recovery solutions
  • Improve information reliability and flexibility
  • Managed services as part of a cost containment strategy
  • Reduce Capital & Operational expenditure
  • Overcoming the standards challenge and meeting compliance obligations

Whilst the economic climate remains tough and cost savings paramount, data backup and DR technologies and services are now mature, here’s where you start your journey to Cloud Computing? Whether you are managing large pools of data across multiple remote sites, or large quantities of data centrally, whether you have a user base of multiple laptop users or operate a global solution, the briefing will provide a perspective that will enable your allow business to move forward.


The British Library
Eliot Room
96 Euston Road


9.30 Registration, Tea & Coffee
10.00 Introduction
  Ian Jones, NCC
10.10 Managing data in the era of the cloud
  Gareth Fraser-King, Head of Global Technical Enablement – Symantec and Cloud Technology Evangelist
  Managing data in the Era of Cloud Computing will transform the way we protect data in the future. As server and storage get virtualised or as resources move to the cloud, as more mobile devices proliferate businesses, new ways to do backups be required. Understand how to ensure you have all your bases covered while actually reducing risks associated with information management.
10.45 Managing information risk
  Daniel Dresner, NCC Head of Information Assurance & Standards
  Daniel will focus on the role of standards in helping businesses understand and manage risks. This session will help businesses evaluate their current data management and governance strategies and will stimulate ideas to enhance performance, reduce costs, improve operational efficiency and service management.
11.15 BREAK
Managing risk and data growth in the enterprise
– a cloud services approach
  James Harris, Business Development Director, DCG Group
  If designed and deployed correctly, data backup and DR managed services can provide both cost and resource savings, with predictable costs and a mitigation of information risk. In this session, James Harris will discuss what can be achieved through data backup and DR managed services, presenting tips on how best to overcome deployment challenges and explaining the various consumption models which help users to choose the right set of services, support and architecture. Data backup and DR managed services enable you to outsource responsibility and accountability for data management but still maintain total control, flexibility and ownership, ensuring tangible business benefits.
12.00 FTSE 100 case study
  Ben Dyer, Joint Head of IT, Northern & Shell.
Northern & Shell is Britain's leading independent publisher and a key player in both broadcasting and digital media, the group includes Express Newspapers, Channel 5 and The Daily Star.
  Most organisations have so far failed to define a strategy to maximise the business benefits from data management and DR managed services! If you are even considering the role of virtualisation and cloud in your future corporate strategy and don’t have your data management DR strategy nailed, how successful will you be?
12.30 Panel Discussion and Q&A
13.15 LUNCH and networking

About DCG Group

However much you have invested in managing information over the last five years it always seems another round of investment is just around the corner.

DCG believe it’s payback time"

It’s time for you to make your budgets do more, so your teams have the space to focus on business-building tasks. It’s time to make compliance simple and for information to start delivering real business value.

DCG Group has helped many organisations achieve this payback through:

  • The optimum design for long-term management, protection and recovery of data – when you want, wherever you want, worldwide
  • A lower total cost of ownership with predictable costs.
  • An infrastructure that never gets out of date.
  • Flexible services that adapt seamlessly to changing organisational needs.
  • Increased data security, with seamless management of data within ISO best practice standards.
  • 24x7 support.

You need to feel confident that you’re most important asset – your data – is managed, protected and recoverable, whenever and wherever you need it. At every point in the information lifecycle, the focus is on enable you to improve business profitability.

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