IT-Lifeline News Archive

2013

11.28.13 | Process Improvement After the Storm [PDF]

Recent natural disasters have brought to light the need for mortgage companies to take a hard look at disaster recovery.

09.11.13 | Jack Henry & Associates Expands Relationship with IT-Lifeline and Disaster Recovery Solutions Available for Banks and Credit Unions Nationwide
Centurion Enterprise-Level Recovery enhances suite of disaster preparedness and recovery solutions

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. JKHY, a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry, announced today that it has expanded its relationship with IT-Lifeline which enabled the addition of Centurion Enterprise-Level Recovery(TM) to its suite of disaster preparedness and recovery solutions.

06.13.13 | Numerica Credit Union Implements IT-Lifeline’s Disaster Recovery Solution for Faster Recovery of Key IT Systems

IT-Lifeline, a provider of comprehensive business continuity and compliance testing solutions for the financial services industry, today announced Spokane Wash.-based Numerica Credit Union has implemented its disaster recovery and compliance solution for faster recovery of its key IT systems and to enhance regulatory compliance.

04.16.13 | IT-Lifeline Releases White Paper Challenging Financial Industry to Rethink IT Centric Approaches to Business Continuity

Addresses flaws in technology centric business continuity and disaster recovery plans that put banks and credit unions at increased operational and compliance risk.

01.31.13 | IT-Lifeline: Disaster Recovery for Financial Services MSPs

IT-Lifeline seems to have serious momentum delivering enterprise-class disaster recovery services to regional banks and credit unions. The company serves about 115 customers at the moment, but is also offering its BLACKCLOUD private cloud solution to peer MSPs.

01.30.13 | Are you Ready for Disaster? [Pay Wall]
Matt Gerber, ABA Bank Marketing

When natural Disasters occur, bank marketers become company spokespersons, communicating vital updates to investors, employees, media and customers. Since natural disasters appear to be on the increase, communicators need to prepare by having a crisis plan in place.

01.17.13 | IT-Lifeline Upgrades Disaster Recovery Compliance Testing

IT-Lifeline, a provider of comprehensive disaster recovery and compliance testing solutions for the financial services industry, has experienced several important milestones in 2012, including upgrading its Disaster Recovery Compliance Testing service to provide banks and credit unions with access to comprehensive compliance reporting that demonstrates successful completion of recovery tests and enables banks and credit unions to meet examiner expectations.

01.16.13 | Small-Bank Recovery Plans Draw Reg Focus [Pay Wall]

Community banks are getting increased regulatory pressure to beef up their technology platforms and emergency response plans for unexpected events such as hurricanes, floods and cyberattacks.

2012

12.21.12 | IT-Lifeline’s Amazon Web Service Partner raises $4.2 million in Funding

IT-Lifeline and 2nd Watch established a strategic partnership in 2011 to benefit customers with enhanced access to solutions with major cloud providers. IT-Lifeline provides cloud-based disaster recovery services while 2nd Watch provides cloud enablement software and services for small and midsized companies. 2nd Watch ended 2012 with $4.2 million in funding from Madrona Venture Group. As part of the funding, Matt Mcllwain, Managing Director of Madrona Venture Group, has joined the 2nd Watch board of directors.

11.20.12 | IT-Lifeline Launches BlackCloud Direct Connect

IT-Lifeline launches its BlackCloud Direct Connect to enable banks and credit unions to speed up recovery times and eliminate the added expense and time needed to maintain a secondary data site.

11.18.12 | Invest NW: Launch Spokane Interviews IT Lifeline [YouTube]

Latest Invest NW Launch Spokane Segment has Bill Kendall Kalivas and Monique Cotton interviewing IT Lifeline–a local IT disaster company.

11.08.12 | Hurricane Sandy Lessons in Disaster Recovery

The post Hurricane Sandy lessons learned keep coming in as it becomes plain that some credit unions had woefully inadequate disaster recovery and business continuity plans, but other institutions kept operating despite the devastation that hit much of New Jersey and New York City.

11.02.12 | Risks and Rewards of Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

The concept of putting disaster recovery in the cloud underscores two of those biggest concerns. Not only are banks allowing their data to be mirrored in the cloud, but disaster recovery is a heavily regulated area of banks’ operations.

10.26.12 | Hurricane Sandy: Disaster Prep Under Way as Storm Looms

With Hurricane Sandy poised Friday to begin its expected turn towards the East Coast, the credit union industry was bracing for the storm.

10.22.12 | IT-Lifeline Hosts Webinar Focused on FFIEC Vendor Management Guidelines

With more banks outsourcing their business operations, bank examiners have renewed their focus on vendor management

10.08.12 | IT-Lifeline Upgrades Disaster Recovery Testing Solution for Banks and Credit Unions to Provide Access to Comprehensive Compliance Reporting

IT-Lifeline announces its enhanced recovery testing solution to provide financial institutions with comprehensive compliance reporting that demonstrates successful completion of recovery tests and enables banks and credit unions to meet examiner expectations.

09.24.12 | Examiners Get Onto Your Cloud
Marc Rapport, Credit Union Times

Matt Gerber said he’s gotten a lot of calls lately from credit unions with an immediate need they haven’t had before. The examiners are coming and his clients need to prove they have their heads in the clouds.

09.20.12 | IT-Lifeline Launches Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Solution

Enabling Financial Institutions to Recover Workstations Faster During Crisis

09.17.12 | Lessons Learned During Katrina, Including Dose of Humility, On Display During Recent Crises for Credit Unions [Pay Wall]
W.B. King, Credit Union Journal

Matt Gerber is CEO of IT-Lifeline, a company similar to Ongoing Operations that offers cloud-based fully managed IT disaster recovery services. It counts among its clients approximately 35 credit unions. “The old theory of sending five IT people 300 miles away to a facility to address disaster recovery is outdated; those days are gone,” said Gerber. “When it comes to recovery, and our Black Cloud Service, we can be accessing all the information as long as there is a wi-fi connection.”

09.09.12 | IT-Lifeline Completes SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type II Audit

Authenticates disaster recovery company in full compliance with operational and security controls

09.06.12 | IT-Lifeline Reports Demand For Recovery Testing Services Increased 25 Percent Since January

Financial institutions take advantage of recovery testing capabilities

08.01.12 | An IT Lifeline Close to Home
American Banker

For nearly four years, Sue Ozburn would check every night that the hardware housed in a tiny computer room inside Cashmere Valley Bank’s headquarters had not been reduced to a smoking hulk.

Continuity Insights
07.09.12 | How SMBs Can Effectively Implement RaaS By: Matthew Gerber, CEO, IT-Lifeline
Continuity Insights continuityinsights.com

Historically, disaster recovery required a significant investment in physical infrastructure. Organizations had to balance the risk of not being prepared for a disaster with the cost and level of recovery they could afford…

2011

12.06.11 | IT-Lifeline Embraces CommVault’s Seamless Integration With Amazon Web Services to Drive New Cloud-based Recovery as a Service

Leading MSP leverages Simpana software’s Integrated Cloud Connector to support cloud-based disaster recovery service on Amazon Web Services

10.14.11 | Amazon Web Service Providers Announce Strategic Partnership

IT Lifeline and 2nd Watch provide customers with full spectrum Cloud solutions

Coalfire Interview
10.06.11 | IT-Lifeline leverages Amazon Web Services to offer next generation cloud-based IT disaster recovery services to mid-sized enterprises at significant cost savings

IT-Lifeline strategically aligns with Amazon Web Services and CommVault to architect BLACKCLOUD® Edge to change how mid-sized enterprises buy and use disaster recovery

Coalfire Interview
08.05.11 | Mitigating Risk in the Cloud Tom McAndrew, VP, Professional Services, Coalfire [YouTube]

Tom McAndrew is an experienced leader with IT assessment and audit expertise in a variety of industries including financial services, healthcare, government, and retail.

07.13.11 | Key Trends to Watch in IT Jared Reimer, founder and principal of Cascadeo [YouTube]

Over 20 years of experience in the Internet and telecomm industries, Jared shares his viewpoint on the key trends to watch

06.01.11 | BLACKCLOUD™ meets Brick and Mortar

IT‐Lifeline and Business Continuity Center of Seattle are teaming up to combine the flexibility and efficiencies of the cloud with local, physical recovery facilities

05.30.11 | The Many Flavors of Cloud Bob Posey, CEO, Business Continuity Center of Seattle [YouTube]

Bob has been in the technology solutions business for over 35 years and discusses the different cloud options available today

02.28.11 | Ambassador Programs Adopts Private Recovery Cloud Solution From ITL Reducing Costs for Regulated Industries

ITL’s BLACKCLOUD™ Reduces Costs and IT Risks for Education Travel Leader

01.17.11 | Private Cloud Solution Delivers Secure Data Vaulting and Recovery Reducing Costs for Regulated Industries

IT-Lifeline Announces BLACKCLOUD, a Private Cloud Vaulting and Recovery Solution for Financial and Healthcare Industries

2010

12.23.10 | Bank of Eastern Oregon Continues Its Focus on Customer Service and Selects IT-Lifeline for Continuity Services

Oregon Bankers Association Endorsement of ITL Weighs Into Banks Decision

12.09.10 | IT-Lifeline Strengthens Leadership Team

Company gears up for growth with key leadership addition

04.03.10 | IT-Lifeline Endorsed by the Oregon Bankers Association

OBA subsidiary BancSource will work with IT-Lifeline to present Business Continuity services to member banks

03.16.10 | IT-Lifeline and Red Lion Hotels Offer Business Continuity Services

The partners can provide space and technology for hundreds of employees displaced by natural or man-caused disasters

02.01.10 | Speedy Recovery [PDF]

A Liberty Lake tech company helps businesses keep data flowing during disasters

2009

10.26.09 | IT-Lifeline Joins Ranks of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Inc. 5000 Announces IT-Lifeline in August Press Release

10.05.09 | IT-Lifeline Earns Rigorous SAS 70 Type II Certification

Audit Testing Results Prove Customer Data and Operations Security; SOX Compliance

08.01.09 | Southwest Airlines Magazine Includes IT-Lifeline in Spokane Region Feature [PDF]

Southwest Airlines will feature Spokane region in the August issue of its in-flight magazine

2008

12.01.08 | First Independent Bank to Use IT-Lifeline for Business Recovery

Southwest Washington Financial Institution Finds Eastern Washington Ideal for Disaster Recovery

11.01.08 | Sterling Savings Bank Selects IT-Lifeline to Provide Comprehensive Continuity & Recovery Solution

Sterling Savings to Leverage Business Recovery Center in Liberty Lake, WA

10.01.08 | Cashmere Valley Bank Selects IT-Lifeline to Provide Comprehensive Continuity & Recovery Solution

Cashmere Valley Bank’s (CVB) entire operating environment, including their core system will be vaulted for recovery at the IT-Lifeline (ITL) Recovery Center.

08.01.08 | HomeStreet Bank Selects IT-Lifeline as its DR/BC Provider

The Migration from Western to Eastern Washington for DR/BC Continues.

05.07.08 | IT-Lifeline Featured KHQ Morning News [YouTube]

CEO, Steve Tabacek – Describes Mobile Recovery Options

04.22.08 | Lynden, Inc. A Premiere Logistics Company Selects IT-Lifeline as its Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Provider

Lynden Views DR/BC as a Critical Element of Customer Service.

04.16.08 | Another Credit Union Selects IT-Lifeline to Protect Critical Data

Horizon Credit Union’s Wintel and XP Systems data to be secured off-site at the IT-Lifeline Recovery Center.

04.02.08 | Liberty Lake Data Company Expanding

IT-Lifeline Will Seek Clients in Boise, Portland. This is an article that was recently in the Spokesman Review, describing our upcoming expansion in August and our decision to include Boise and Portland in our geographical marketing efforts.

04.01.08 | IT-Lifeline Adds To Washington Trust Bank’s Business Continuation Capabilities

Washington Trust Adopts IT-Lifeline’s Mobile Recovery Solution

03.16.08 | A Recovery & Continuity Success Story [PDF]

Potlatch #1 Federal Credit Union & IT-Lifeline

03.01.08 | IT-Lifeline Announces Marketing Partnership with Washington Bankers Association

Washington Bankers Association supports IT-Lifeline’s Continuity Solution



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