SOURCE: Marathon Technologies

Marathon Technologies

October 05, 2009 08:30 ET

New Webinar: Four Simple Steps for Preventing Downtime - A CIO's Perspective

Join Niel Nickolaisen and Marathon Technologies for a Live Webinar on Straightforward IT Processes and Procedures to Prevent Downtime and Achieve Business Continuity

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - October 5, 2009) - Niel Nickolaisen, CIO and director of strategic planning at Headwaters, Inc, will join Marathon Technologies to present the live webcast, "4 Simple Steps for Preventing Downtime - A CIO's Perspective." Nickolaisen will discuss simple and straightforward processes that IT managers can implement to ensure continuous business operations. The webcast is in response to reports from leading analyst firms IDC and Gartner that identify people and process errors as the leading cause of IT downtime.

Topic:     4 Simple Steps for Preventing Downtime - A CIO's Perspective

Date:      Thursday, October 8, at 8:30 am PDT, 11:30 am EDT, 3:30 pm GMT

Speakers:  Niel Nickolaisen, CIO and director of strategic planning at
           Headwaters, Inc., and Michael Bilancieri, senior director of
           products, Marathon Technologies

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Through his own research and analysis as CIO and director of strategic planning at Headwaters, Nickolaisen will provide attendees with proven steps for achieving business continuity including how-to:

--  Conduct a gap analysis of current IT processes
--  Identify weaknesses that can lead to downtime
--  Simplify IT processes so IT staff can understand and follow them

Michael Bilancieri, senior director of products for Marathon Technologies will also provide attendees an overview of how Marathon's everRun® automated high availability software prevents downtime and ensures high availability for critical Windows Server applications. Webinar participants will also be entered for a chance to win one of 10 copies of Nickolaisen's new book "Stand Back and Deliver: Accelerating Business Agility."

About Niel Nickolaisen

Niel Nickolaisen has held technology executive (CIO) and operations executive (COO) positions in large and medium-sized enterprises, typically in turnaround roles. Nickolaisen is currently the CIO and Director of Strategic Planning at Headwaters, Inc. He holds a MS in Engineering from MIT and a BS in Physics from Utah State University. He writes columns for the CIO Leadership Network and Search CIO. He is also one of the founders of Accelinnova, a think tank focused on improving organizational and IT agility.

About Marathon Technologies

With more than 2500 global customers, Marathon is the world's first provider of fault-tolerant, automated, high availability and disaster recovery software for physical and virtual servers. Marathon everRun® software prevents outages and data loss -- without IT intervention or specialized IT skills. Organizations using everRun achieve continuous availability, 100% data protection, and rapid disaster recovery -- all through automated "click-to-protect" operation. In the past 18 months, the company has been recognized with more than a dozen major industry awards including Best of VMworld 2007 - New Technology, SearchServerVirtualization 2008 Products of the Year, "10 Virtualization Vendors to Watch in 2009." The company was also recognized as a 2008 Computerworld Honors Program Laureate, a winner in eWEEK's Eighth Annual Excellence Awards Program and finalist for 2009 Citrix Ready Solution of the Year. For more information visit

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