3-Step Process for Creating Organizational Hierarchies

Herndon, VA, August 2, 2012 | New, advanced methods to create Business Continuity Management (BCM) hierarchies is the theme of a new White Paper from COOP Systems, now available at the COOP Systems web site. The subject covers how to create an organized BCM system using a visible, predictable, modular process. In recent years, COOP… Continue reading 3-Step Process for Creating Organizational Hierarchies

Aging power grid on overload as U.S. demands more electricity

They began to bend in the roaring wind, then their steel girders snapped like twigs, the towers toppled and the lights went out. Minutes before the windstorm arrived to pummel the Washington area on June 29, it swept east through West Virginia, crushing three electrical transmission towers that are a tiny part of an intricate… Continue reading Aging power grid on overload as U.S. demands more electricity

Q&A: Developing your business continuity and disaster recovery plan

Business continuity and disaster recovery plans are the first line of defense in the aftermath of a disruptive event. After an unexpected catastrophe, these plans — especially ones that are properly documented and regularly exercised — help organizations greatly increase their chances of resuming normal business operations quickly and with minimal interruption. To read the… Continue reading Q&A: Developing your business continuity and disaster recovery plan

Cloud is changing business continuity industr

“The growing move to cloud computing has the potential to change not only the way that companies implement business continuity and disaster recovery, but also the way they see it,” says Chantel Lindeman, Frost & Sullivan’s Business Unit Leader for ICT Africa. Lindeman recently presented Frost & Sullivan research into cloud computing and its impact… Continue reading Cloud is changing business continuity industr

Climate as risk management concern?

A headline in the San Jose Mercury News reads: California prepares for harsh realities of changing climatehttp://tinyurl.com/d64gegc The next-to-leed cq paragraph reads: A series of state-sponsored scientific studies released Tuesday warns that California can expect more scorching heat waves, severe and damaging wildfires, emergency room visits and strain on the electric grid as the Earth… Continue reading Climate as risk management concern?

August 2, 2012: Cloud Flexibility. On-Premise Instant Availability. The Best of Both Worlds.

Informational Update For August 2, 2012 Join us Wednesday, August 8, 2012 – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT! In today’s world, cloud connection storage solutions are the way to go for IT organizations. The benefits of cloud connected solutions are clear-low CAPEX, elasticity, higher availability, lower operational hassle, etc. But what is the best… Continue reading August 2, 2012: Cloud Flexibility. On-Premise Instant Availability. The Best of Both Worlds.

Press Release: New Hurricane App Brings American Red Cross Safety Information to Smart Phones

“I’m Safe” feature lets people alert their loved ones with a push of a button Eastern NC, August 1, 2012 — The American Red Cross today launched its official Hurricane App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in or who visit hurricane prone areas. This free app is the second… Continue reading Press Release: New Hurricane App Brings American Red Cross Safety Information to Smart Phones

Up the Business Continuity Creek without a paddle…Managing a BCP Program with little or no resources

Thursday, September 13, 2012 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT In this era of downsizing, or doing more with less, many organizations have reduced or eliminated BC/DR staff and tasked others(who already have a fulltime function) with its ownership. Are you the person who now has the responsibility for business continuity? Are you getting the… Continue reading Up the Business Continuity Creek without a paddle…Managing a BCP Program with little or no resources

UK businesses failing to make the link between availability and customer satisfaction

Research commissioned by SunGard Availability Services,has revealed that only 40 percent of UK organizations think an inability to deliver availability will result in them losing customers. This comes despite widely-publicised customer discontent following recent high-profile business service delivery failures: whether systemic or technology related. The research, conducted by Vanson Bourne in July 2012 among 250… Continue reading UK businesses failing to make the link between availability and customer satisfaction