Remote IT Access Aids Disaster Response Time and Business Continuity, SolarWinds Survey Says
September 13, 2012
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SolarWinds released the results of a disaster preparedness and response survey conducted in partnership with Network World, and introduced the latest version of DameWare Remote Support, formerly DameWare NT Utilities.

The survey revealed that 76 percent of respondents' organizations have a disaster preparedness and response plan for their business or IT department. An aspect of most plans includes remote access for employees to ensure business continuity. In addition, 48 percent of respondents have implemented remote management software to ensure that IT problems can be solved regardless of location.

Remote IT management solutions like DameWare Remote Support, which allows the ability to access systems with remote tech support if IT pros have to evacuate an area during a disaster, or SolarWinds Mobile Admin, a mobile IT administration tool that enables business continuity by allowing IT pros to monitor, troubleshoot and triage IT technologies from a mobile device, provide a comprehensive remote IT management solution to aid IT pros during destructive events.

Products that allow remote access to IT departments and applications can be an integral component in a comprehensive backup plan by ensuring secure connections during disasters or emergencies.

Survey Highlights:

- Disaster preparedness and response plans: Almost half (44 percent) of respondents update plans each year; 57 percent of respondents that reported not having a plan, will create one in the next 12 months

- Natural disaster business implications: 27 percent have not been able to go into the office because of a disaster and over 30 percent of those respondents missed a week or more of work

- Data center recovery: When asked how confident their organization was that they could recover their data center in a reasonable amount of time, 30 percent reported they are "not at all confident"

- Most common disasters: When asked about what disasters have kept them out of the office, 31 percent cited hurricanes while 28 percent cited floods

"In times of natural disasters and in maintaining year-round business continuity, remote IT management solutions can maximize flexibility and efficiency for IT organizations," said Denny LeCompte, VP of product management, SolarWinds. "With DameWare Remote Support and SolarWinds Mobile Admin, IT pros have two, robust and easy-to-use solutions for taking on both remote desktop support and mobile IT administration."

What's new in DameWare Remote Support, formerly DameWare NT Utilities:

DameWare Remote Support lets IT pros support remotely troubleshoot and resolve IT issues. Using remote support software, IT pros can remotely administer Windows computers without having to interrupt end-users. DameWare Remote Support also includes the ability to remotely control computers so IT Pros and end-user can collaboratively troubleshoot problems.

The latest version of DameWare Remote Support adds the ability to remotely control Mac and Linux machines in addition to Windows. This release of DameWare Remote Support also adds support for Intel vPro allowing IT Pros to remotely troubleshoot problems when a server crashes or is powered off.

For more information, including a downloadable, free 14-day evaluation trial, visit www.dameware.com

Q&A Part One: SolarWinds Talks About Remote IT Management

Q&A Part Two: SolarWinds Talks About Remote IT Management

Video: Mobile IT Management with Mobile Admin from SolarWinds

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