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Roberta J. Witty
Research VP
11 years at Gartner
33 years IT industry

Roberta Witty is a research VP in Gartner Research, where she is part of the Compliance, Risk and Leadership group. Her primary area of focus is business continuity management and disaster recovery. Ms. Witty is the role specialty lead for… Read Full Bio

What About BYOD, Company-Sponsored Backup and Insurance Policy Considerations? #Sandy #HurricaneSandy #SuperstormSandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  November 7, 2012

With BYOD and telework gaining in adoption in the U.S., the question arises as to how much the employer is willing to provide backup and recovery support for personal devices as well as home-based offices such as generators, backup devices for computers, iPads for easier field-level functioning, dual Internet connections, dual telcom connections et al? I […]

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A Post from My Colleague Bill Menezes: What Cellphone Carriers Say About Hurricane Recovery #Sandy #HurricaneSandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  November 7, 2012

  Sandy’s impact on mobile wireless service was, if anything, a reminder that the best backup systems will never replace the need for redundant communications channels when it comes to standalone or lifeline services. The FCC indicated that at one point last week up to 25% of the cell sites in affected areas of the […]

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Superstorm Sandy: November 2, 2012 Gartner Blog Post Summary #Sandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  November 2, 2012

One of the things I take seriously as a part of my job is making it easy for Gartner clients to get access to our research in a timely manner. So here is the list of Gartner BCM Blog posts related to Cyclone/Hurricane Sandy. I’ll compile a list every day so that you can easily […]

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A Post from My Colleague Jay Heiser: How much emergency power does your home phone have? #Sandy #HurricaneSandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  November 2, 2012

How much emergency power does your home phone have? by Jay Heiser  |  November 2, 2012  |  Submit a Comment Our home telephone is totally dependent upon the electrical power grid, and a lead acid battery of unknown age is all that stands between us and total loss of external connectivity. Fiber to the home, which we’ve now had in […]

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Location Intelligence: Keeping Track of Covered Assets for Property Insurance Purposes #Sandy #HurricaneSandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  November 2, 2012

I was wondering how insurance companies keep track of all their covered assets and then assess the damage due to catastrophic events such as Superstorm Sandy. Clearly such storms generate tremendous stress on insurance industry operations due to property loss and associated claims submissions. They are overloaded with work in determining coverage and payment associated […]

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A Post from My Colleague Stan Aronow: Recovering Your Supply Chain in Times of Disaster #Sandy #HurricaneSandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  November 2, 2012

After the Japan-based earthquake and tsunami of March, 2011, the Gartner Supply Chain Research team published a short guide for managing through large-scale supply chain disruptions.  As the impacts of Hurricane Sandy have become clearer for supply chains operating on the East Coast of the United States, we are seeing that those same recommendations are […]

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Superstorm Sandy: November 1, 2012 Gartner Blog Post Summary #Sandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  November 1, 2012

One of the things I take seriously as a part of my job is making it easy for Gartner clients to get access to our research in a timely manner. So here is the list of Gartner BCM Blog posts related to Cyclone/Hurricane Sandy. I’ll compile a list every day so that you can easily […]

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Post-Sandy Advisory #2: How to Recharge Your Cell Phone in Unique Ways #Sandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  November 1, 2012

We thought it was time for a bit of light-hearted but practical advice to our readers. So – my colleagues and I researched various ways to recharge your cell phone when there is no traditional power source. If you don’t have generous and community-minded neighbors like those in NYC that set out an extension cord […]

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A Post from My Colleague John Morency: Workarea Recovery Provider Assessment Questions #Sandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  November 1, 2012

Workarea Recovery Provider Assessment Questions John P. Morency, Research VP As a result of Superstorm Sandy, we are getting calls from our clients impacted by the storm asking about mobile recovery units, so we thought we would provide some guidelines for evaluating them so that you can choose the correct one for your needs. Mobile […]

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A Post from My Colleague Jack Santos: Sandy, the Nexus and Telework #Sandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  November 1, 2012

Sandy and the Nexus by Jack Santos  |  November 1, 2012  |  Submit a Comment Made it home from our US Orlando Symposium conference last week – expecting a quick turnaround to the Symposium conference in Brazil.  My plans were interrupted by Sandy.  Some of my colleagues never made it back home until after the storm.  I rode it out […]

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