Gartner, Inc. has defined virtualization as âthe pooling of various IT resources in a way that masks the physical nature and boundaries of those resources from the resource users.â Virtualization promises to unlock underutilized server capacity through partitioning, enabling the ability to run multiple operating systems on one server. For the first few years, server… Continue reading Using Virtualization for DR: Key Challenges to Consider
It was a quiet Thursday in September, 80 degrees with blue skies, when a chemical-laden 18-wheeler tanker truck was cut off on the I-94 Expressway heading southbound, just north of Chicago. The truck swerved off the road, jumped the culvert and ran 156 feet into the southeast side of the Forsythe Technology corporate headquarters building… Continue reading When Disaster Strikes, Will Your People Be Prepared?
The American business community must protect itself from being sued by plaintiffs under civil law following a terrorist attack or emergency situation. The good news is that many large corporate firms are constantly developing or reevaluating the nature of risks for their organizations. Such organizations constantly review procedures to prevent increased liabilities when a crisis… Continue reading Facing Legal Liability in the Face of Terrorism and Disaster
The Members of the body once rebelled against the Belly, who, they said, led an idle, lazy life at their expense. The Hands declared that they would not again lift a crust even to keep him from starving, the Mouth that it would not take a bit more food, the Legs that they would carry… Continue reading Aesop’s Take on BIAs
Most of our business continuity plans include evacuation procedures of some sort. Many are simply âget out and gather in the parking lot.â Only a few organizations have true âshelter-in-placeâ options. I use the term âoptionsâ deliberately, because âshelter-in-placeâ is more than just staying inside a building. Shelter-in-place demands a safe environment. HazMat Threats For… Continue reading Danger In The Parking Lot
Due to increased competition, increased risk, and increased oversight and fiduciary responsibility, business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) preparedness is a critical priority at large and small companies alike. But getting started is difficult, and building the business case to obtain adequate funding is even more difficult â especially when companies are at various… Continue reading The State Of DR Preparedness
Submission Guidelines Article deadlines for this quarterly publication are Jan. 1 (spring edition), April 1 (summer edition), July 1 (fall edition), and Oct. 1 (winter edition). Any subject related to business continuity planning or disaster recovery will be considered for publication throughout the year. < Articles should be approximately 1,500 to 2,000 words in length.… Continue reading Article Submission