In the over 30-year history of recovery, there have never been as many choices as there are today. What's it mean to you? And how do you pick a provider?
All businesses in the United States operate within the jurisdiction of a municipality, county or state. Almost every municipality and county has an emergency management agency (EMA), and every state does. And that means they all have emergency managers too. Who is yours? Have you met this person? Do you know what she does, or what he can do for you? These are some basic questions that you must answer to fully understand where your organization fits in the emergency management plans for your jurisdiction, or whether you fit in to their plans at all.
The way I see it, cloud computing is not about “internal versus external” services; nor is it a shroud for outsourcing, service bureaus or time-sharing. Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.
Governance, risk and compliance - they sure are important terms, but what do they mean to BCP? CI's experts answer some basic questions here.
Just like a good news story, your plans cover all the Ws – who, what, when, where, and why. Where used to be the easy part, but these days, where to recover is proving to be a complicated question with many potential answers.
In our business continuity/disaster recovery world, we often are caught up in a “one-size-fits-all” mentality. Sometimes we fail to seek an out-of-the box solution that best suits the quickly changing business that we serve. Consequently, we pick proven remedies rather than unconventional approaches. Well, let me tell you about a recent situation that started on a normal DR path, but ultimately, took a turn for the better.
Thanks to everyone who played our game! The winner of the iPad is...Cory Williams, IT Director -- Harland Clarke
By now you must have heard about the “bed bug epidemic,” this year’s answer to last year’s swine flu. It’s got people almost as paranoid on a personal level, but businesses have yet to realize – and plan for – the magnitude of potential disruptions, experts say.
Send Word Now, a leading provider of on-demand alerting, response, and incident management services, presents its newest mobile application, Send Word Now for iPhone. Send Word Now for iPhone is the first native application of its kind, and will provide users with an easy-to-use alerting and response platform to send and manage messages while they are away from the office.Unlike other notification applications that only make use of the iPhone's web browser, Send Word Now's native iPhone application will provide an additional custom-built interface, allowing administrators to directly send voice alerts to mobile and landline phones as well as text alerts via SMS.
Mail-Gard, a division of IWCO Direct and one of the nation’s leading providers of critical communication recovery solutions, has enhanced its recovery capabilities with the installation of six Xerox Nuvera 288 printers at its Warminster, Pa. facility.
Nick Magliato has been named chief operations officer at SunGard Availability Services. Magliato will lead SunGard Availability Services’ infrastructure engineering and operations organizations, and is responsible for operational excellence - finding new ways to solve customer problems, adding value and delivering exceptional customer experiences.
“One of the things I encourage other pilots to think about is that – out of a 43-year career – my entire life is being judged on that basis of those three minutes and 28 seconds. We never know which flight will test us. So it’s incumbent on each of us to be vigilant and avoid complacency. I had gotten to a point late in my career when I thought that test would never happen to me. I was wrong.”
World Class Business Continuity is no longer just an insurance policy or audit compliance! It is now a way to do business and increase your ROI by having your people, process and technology work for you! It is critical to be able to educate exe...
The Importance of including risk in your business continuity planning process. Historically, BCP starts with a BIA - an assessment of financial and operational impacts. Unfortunately, most organizations believe a BIA is enough and fail to asses...