Data Management

Crisis Averted: A Proactive Approach to Mitigating Disaster

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Executive Summary

Is your business' network - and the IT staff that runs it - prepared to deal with the unthinkable? Is your data secure? Does your current disaster plan streamline your company's operations? Does it resolve your concerns about power and network outages? View this 1-hour Webcast, sponsored by Qwest Communications, to learn the best practices in proactive disaster recovery and business continuity. Hear Cliff Thomas, Qwest Disaster Preparedness Director, and Dusty Williams, Outback Steakhouse Inc. CIO, speak and answer questions about disaster preparedness.

Dusty Williams
CIO, Outback Steakhouse Inc.
Dusty Williams is responsible for all Information Technology related items across all the domestic and international Outback Steakhouse Inc. (OSI) concepts (Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Fleming's, Roy's, Bonefish Grill, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Lee Roy Selmon's and Blue Coral). His organization supports all hardware, applications software, network and telecom related activities for approximately 1,400 restaurants around the world. Prior to his role at Outback, Dusty was CIO for Kforce, Inc., Director of Electronic Commerce at Tech Data Corporation, and held strategic roles at Price Waterhouse, Citicorp Services and Electronic Data Systems.

Cliff Thomas, CBCP
Director, Qwest Disaster Preparedness
Cliff has more than 20 years of disaster preparedness experience across a variety of sectors, including senior management positions at large public corporations to consulting services to global institutions. In 1996, Cliff received the Hammer Award from the Vice President of the United States for innovative approaches to federal emergency response planning. Cliff received his BS from the United States Military Academy and Master's in Public Policy from the University of Denver.

What You'll Learn:

  • How Outback Steakhouse implemented a comprehensive and secure BC/DR solution "with zero interruption," leveraging Qwest hosting, remote backup and network services
  • The top challenges in planning, implementing and executing a business continuity and disaster recovery strategy
  • Best practices to prepare your people and your networks for a natural or manmade disaster

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