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Disaster Recovery Anyone?

Started Feb 6, 2012 0 Replies

I just posted a blog post outlining an idea that I've been trying to champion for a long time. It basically has to do with two or more states partnering up to share technology as part of a disaster…Continue

Tags: DHSS, cooperation, Citrix, technology, recovery

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Jeffrey J Kontur commented on Andrew Krzmarzick's blog post 'Have All Presidents Been Inspiring Speakers? 4 Insights from Inaugural Addresses'
"Not that my opinion counts for much but I approve your "today's victories" redraft. I think your "twilight years" redraft is inferior to the original."
Jan 23, 2013
Jeffrey J Kontur commented on Pam Broviak's blog post 'Should We Give People Free IPads?'
"These days, smartphone penetration is fairly overwhelming. I don't have precise figures but I'd guess that upwards of 80% of people carry some sort of internet-enabled smartphone. Given that an iPad is little more than a giant-sized…"
Jan 8, 2013
Jeffrey J Kontur commented on GovLoop's blog post 'Improving Government - One Tablet at a Time'
"I love tablets and if great customer service were the only consideration, I agree with you that they would likely be the best solution. However, great customer service is NEVER the only consideration. In state government it usually comes in third…"
Dec 19, 2012
Jeffrey J Kontur commented on GovLoop's blog post 'Improving Government - One Tablet at a Time'
"I think your second point does not require a tablet. In fact an old desktop PC could be repurposed as a new kiosk PC. Since these are essentially single-purpose devices, this is a perfect use for them. Having said that, Delaware DHSS has been doing…"
Dec 19, 2012
Jeffrey J Kontur replied to Dannielle Blumenthal's discussion 'The CDC's "Zombie Comic": How Can Other Agencies Grow Creativity Like This?'
"To echo Gary, It's not enough to reward risk takers (which most managers interpret to mean rewarding risks that pan out), you have to actively tolerate and encourage some amount of failure. Without it, there is no risk taking."
Oct 31, 2012
Jeffrey J Kontur replied to Amy DeWolf's discussion 'QR Tags- Improving the Tourist Experience' in the group Microsoft Productivity for Government
"This might be nitpicking but Luxor does not use QR Tags, they use MobiTags. QR Tags are an open source standard for 2-dimensional bar codes. MobiTags are a similar but competing standard owned exclusively by Microsoft. The open source nature of QR…"
Oct 9, 2012
Jeffrey J Kontur replied to Emily Landsman's discussion 'Will QR codes everywhere lead to a tourist boom for Gibraltar?'
"Although it's fairly easy to sticker over a QR Tag and replace it with a link to a malware site, any decent reader will tell you the name of the site the Tag is directing you to and give you the option to go there or not. Agreed, that's…"
Sep 25, 2012
Jeffrey J Kontur replied to Emily Landsman's discussion 'Will QR codes everywhere lead to a tourist boom for Gibraltar?'
"Be my guest! Of course I'd love a link back but I won't seriously complain if you forget.  :)"
Sep 24, 2012
Jeffrey J Kontur replied to Emily Landsman's discussion 'Will QR codes everywhere lead to a tourist boom for Gibraltar?'
"Love of QR Tags? And here I thought I was the only geek who loved QR Tags! I will say that nearly all implementations of them are lame and boring. QR Tags can do so much more than simply take users to a website. As Andrew has already noted, users…"
Sep 24, 2012
Jeffrey J Kontur commented on David Dejewski's blog post 'An Old Man on a Bus'
"I think you got the better end of the deal too. And then you graciously shared the gift with all the rest of us!"
Sep 11, 2012
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"David, I think you got the better end of the deal too. And then graciously passed part of the gift on to the rest of us."
Sep 11, 2012
Jeffrey J Kontur commented on David Dejewski's blog post 'An Old Man on a Bus'
"I love the way you opened up the conversation with the old guy! Unless he was just an antisocial ape (or having a horrifically bad day), how could he not want to spend the next ten hours talking with you?"
Sep 11, 2012
Jeffrey J Kontur replied to Chris Cairns's discussion 'Alternatives to Microsoft Project?'
"Corel tried an alternative to MS Project called Timeline. From what I could see, they were quite similar except that in the same way as WordPerfect is a bit more techie than Word, so is Timeline compared to Project. I don't know if it's…"
May 29, 2012
Jeffrey J Kontur replied to Stephen Peteritas's discussion 'Obama's First Campaign Video'
"As a photographer, I can say that the quality of the camera work was unparalleled. There was a lot to the message. Most people will only remember 1-2 points at best but each person will remember those particular points most important to them…"
May 4, 2012
Jeffrey J Kontur replied to AllVoices - Tara Marinello's discussion 'How Would You Change Our Elections System?'
"Ask every former President and I'll bet you a shiny new nickel that every one of them will tell you it takes a full year just to learn the job and start to get good at it. (Let's not even argue over which ones, if any of them, were…"
Mar 23, 2012
Jeffrey J Kontur replied to AllVoices - Tara Marinello's discussion 'How Would You Change Our Elections System?'
"I'm hardly a scholar on this subject and I haven't really taken a great deal of time to consider all the various alternatives and ramifications, but here are some thoughts off the top of my head. For probably the first time in history,…"
Mar 23, 2012

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Current Title:
Manager of Application Support
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Dept of Health and Social Services
What Best Describes Your Role?
Technology
Educational Background (Degree, School):
I manage Citrix systems for Delaware DHSS.
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personal freelance website: www.FatFreeMarketingGroup.com
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Topics I Care About
Communications, Gov 2.0, IT (Cloud Open Source), Leadership, Telework
I work for the government because:
I actually just stumbled into the job!

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Disaster Recovery Anyone?

Posted on February 6, 2012 at 3:35pm 1 Comment

Is there anyone at the state government level who is involved with disaster recovery implementation and testing? I'd be especially interesting in hearing from people in DHSS.

Here's the deal in a nutshell. Delaware Health & Social Services (and more broadly, Delaware state government in general) contracts with a private company to help us with our disaster recovery efforts. They provide data center space, servers, networking equipment, etc. If we were ever to suffer a New…

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