There has been a great deal of discussion in the last few years as to the value of business continuity management (BCM) in an academic setting. The discussion taken in isolation would make it appear that there are only two options: Take BCM education at an institution of higher learning Take BCM education at a… Continue reading BCM Education in Context
Disaster Recovery Journal celebrated its 40th conference March 29 to April 1, 2009, at Walt Disney Worldâs Coronado Springs Resort. âDespite the economic woes our world is facing, attendance was still strong with more than 750 registered attendees and more than 1,100 in total for the show,â said Bob Arnold, president of Disaster Recovery Journal.… Continue reading DRJ Celebrates 40th Conference in Orlando
Business disruptions take many shapes and forms, from hurricanes and earthquakes to man-made problems such as transit strikes. No matter the nature of the disaster, they all have the potential to prevent employees from getting to their place of work â if not to render that place of work uninhabitable. Dealing with such business disruptions… Continue reading Remote Access for Business Continuity: Adding the Human Factor to Disaster Recovery
We at PPBI are all about partnerships, right? Thatâs true; and, the No. 1 question we receive when in the booth at the DRJ conferences is, âHow do I make those partnerships work for me when I go home?â Almost to the word, the response in the booth will offer what has worked for each… Continue reading Making Partnerships at Home
Helmuth von Moltke the Elder once said, âNo battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy.â Believe it or not, this is as true in your office as it is on the battlefield. You may have spent months preparing your disaster recovery plan to ensure business continuity in the face of the unthinkable. You may… Continue reading Will it Work When it Matters?
How many times over the last several years have you added some new piece of hardware or software technology to your backup system only to find that nothing really changed — backups still failed, took too long or did not yield restorable results? How much money was spent patching a system that was fundamentally flawed… Continue reading Is Rip and Replace the Best Solution?
Organizations have long faced the challenges of developing a disaster recovery (DR) plan for their mainframe and midrange computers. Industry standard systems, on the other hand, were not always considered in that plan because they were often performing less critical tasks. As more and more critical tasks are hosted on industry standard systems, these DR… Continue reading Being Mindful of Stateful Recovery
Many business continuity practitioners approach business impact analysis (BIA) and business continuity planning (BCP) from the perspective of business cessation. They define the cessation only based on the failure of the information technology (IT) systems. When approached in this manner, the BCP becomes very narrow with the sole focus on recovering the IT system. However,… Continue reading Comprehensive BIA & BCP: Including Processes and Mini-Disasters
One of the hottest topics in todayâs IT corridors is the uses and benefits of virtualization technologies. IT professionals everywhere are implementing virtualization for a variety of business needs, driven by opportunities to improve server usage and flexibility, address business continuity and reduce operational costs. Server rooms across the world are full of machines designed… Continue reading Virtualization and Business Continuity: Balancing Risk and Reward
Virtualization is all the rage this year, whether it is for load balancing and performance, high availability, or to lower development and operational costs. When IT employees hear the word, they think of server virtualization. As we shall see, there are many kinds of virtualization with many âflavorsâ within them. When combined, the many kinds… Continue reading Virtualization, Cloud Computing, and Business Continuity … Oh My!