Most disasters are caused by fire, water, explosions, or forces of nature, but employee conflict and stress can result in disaster if incidents escalate into violence. In the movie âOffice Space,â an employee is obviously not okay. He is ignored, shunted off into a corner, and eventually sets fire to the office. Warning signs need… Continue reading Preventing Workplace Violence
If youâve ever designed a new home or planned the retrofitting of an existing house and had to deal with builders, architects, construction crew, and suppliers â you know how stressful designing can be. Now imagine the design and planning challenges that organizations face when considering building a new data center or retrofitting an existing… Continue reading Top 10 Tips for a Successful Data Center Design Project
Business Continuity as a Social Responsibility A disaster at its fundamental core is about people. Even when a core technology component is offline and it affects the ability of an organization to operate, it still impacts people: employees, vendors, suppliers, stakeholders, investors and customers. Each organization is responsible to ensure a business continuity management (BCM)… Continue reading Heads In The Sand
Forrester Research and the Disaster Recovery Journal have partnered to field a number of market studies in business continuity and disaster recovery (DR) in order to gather data for company comparison and benchmarking and to guide research and publication of best practices and recommendations for the industry. This is the fourth annual joint survey study,… Continue reading The State Of Disaster Recovery Preparedness
Iâve heard itâs getting harder to maintain support from top executives for the costs associated with business continuity/disaster recovery efforts during this âdown economy.â Believe it or not, the federal government may just give you a reason for executives to support your plan. Apparently the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is frustrated that âhigh-dollar finesâ… Continue reading Will Agency Provide Justification For Execs?
The approach and solutions surrounding DR are changing quickly and dramatically. What has always been true for online businesses now holds true for traditional businesses as well-being in recovery mode means that business has already stopped. That being said, when it comes to protecting the organization, most companies donât have the expertise, budget and/or personnel… Continue reading Tiering Applications Is Critical For DR/BC Planning