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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

Superstorm Sandy: October 31, 2012 Gartner Blog Post Summary #Sandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  October 31, 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 Allen Weiner: Lack of Social Media May Foil Free Taco Marketing Plan (this is about Hurricane Sandy) #Sandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  October 31, 2012

Lack of Social Media May Foil Free Taco Marketing Plan by Allen Weiner  |  October 29, 2012  |  Submit a Comment Smart digital marketers take into account many contingencies, and often even plan for the unexpected, but a World Series promotion shows the importance of including a social component in a major campaign just in case. Thanks to the heroics […]

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A Post from My Colleague John Morency: What Can be Learned about Cloud–based Recovery in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy #Sandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  October 31, 2012

What Can be Learned about Cloud –based  Recovery in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy ??? John P. Morency, Research VP Given that the widespread availability of public cloud-based recovery services is only a few years old at this point, the opportunities to demonstrate their utility following the occurrence of major disaster events had been somewhat […]

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A Post from My Colleague Andrea DiMaio: Hurricane Sandy Confirms the Tactical Nature of Social Media #Sandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Confirms the Tactical Nature of Social Media by Andrea Di Maio  |  October 31, 2012  |  2 Comments Like many natural and man-made disasters before it, Hurricane Sandy has shown once again thepower of social media to keep people informed, to coordinate rescue efforts and ultimately save lives. There are countless stories already about how Facebook, Twitter and other […]

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A Post from My Soon-to-Be Gartner Consultant Colleague Belinda Wilson: Thoughts On Crisis Declaration and Interdependencies #Sandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  October 31, 2012

I had some thoughts regarding Hurricane Sandy that I picked up from a few CEOs of major organizations that I think are very interesting – especially since they are recurring concerns as business becomes more automated and more integrated with partners. 1.    Not making decisions fast enough Businesses typically conduct diligent efforts at defining various […]

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A Post from My Colleague Jim Duggan: Recurring Lessons Learned from Major Disasters #HurricaneSandy #Sandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  October 31, 2012

In the wake of Sandy,  the Northeast will experience some of the same issues experienced when disasters have struck other major population centers. Disruptions of the scale of Sandy, Katrina, Andrew, the Christchurch earthquake or of the Asian Tsunami’s have lasted months and years. Lessons drawn from more than a few days of disruption include […]

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A Post from My Colleague French Caldwell: Expect to Hear About How Social Tech Enabled Self Relief in Sandy #HurricaneSandy #Sandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  October 31, 2012

Expect to Hear About How Social Tech Enabled Self Relief in Sandy by French Caldwell  |  October 31, 2012  |  Submit a Comment I expect to hear a lot of stories about social technology keeping people connected in the aftermath of Sandy — just as after Katrina.  However, I am also expecting these stories to take a twist — we […]

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A Post from My Colleague Craig Roth: The Impact of Hurricane Sandy #HurricaneSandy #Sandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  October 31, 2012

The Impact of Hurricane Sandy by Craig Roth  |  October 31, 2012  |  Submit a Comment My best wishes go out to those in Sandy’s path. Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, CT and has a strong New England presence. Five of our offices are closed today. I’m always happy to see workmates from the hard hit regions posting on Facebook […]

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A Post from My Colleague Bill Gassman: Three Marketing Lessons from Hurricane Sandy #HurricaneSandy #Sandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  October 31, 2012

Three Marketing Lessons from Hurricane Sandy by Bill Gassman  |  October 30, 2012  |  Submit a Comment In late October, Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey and impacted millions.  It was not a surprise.  The weather service reported on it for over a week.   Predictions for landfall and impact had high confidence for days and, in hindsight, were very accurate.  Everyone […]

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A Post from My Colleague Donna Scott: Is Power Recovery your Weakest Link? #Sandy #HurricaneSandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  October 30, 2012

Given how lack of power affects all business operations as well as the data centers supporting crucial business applications and services, it is critical for enterprises and government agencies to protect themselves against inevitable power outages such as those that occurred as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Yet, Gartner clients consistently tell us that power […]

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