Migrating Real-Life Enterprise ‘Ultra-Legacy’ Systems (Guest Post)
- — Dec. 1, 2012, 11:30 p.m.
Sometimes the posts I write inspire others to write ones that are even better based on their personal experiences - this is one of those blog posts! Tero Hanninen has been involved in migrating one of those ultra-legacy systems for a few years, and it turns out his process reads like a horror novel for IT people. Heed the lesson, learn from his experience - and enjoy one of my favorite (to date) reader contributions ... thank you to Tero for his fantastic contribution!Read the full article
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Incident handling is a vast topic, but here are a few tips for you to consider in your incident response. I hope you never have to use them, but the odds are at some point you will and I hope being ready saves you pain (or your job!).
- Have an incident response plan.
- Pre-define your incident response team
- Define your approach: watch and learn or contain and recover.
- Pre-distribute call cards.
- Forensic and incident response data capture.
- Get your users on-side.
- Know how to report crimes and engage law enforcement.
- Practice makes perfect.
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