Data Protection, Data Retention Best Practices

As an industry analyst in the data protection space and as the founder and manager of a LinkedIn Cloud Backup group, I frequently engage with end users. The questions I am often asked are around the best practices for the protection of corporate data and data retention. This articles details the answers to some of… Continue reading Data Protection, Data Retention Best Practices

Kansas City Planners Band Together in Exercise

Teamwork is critical to any sports team in any team sport. However, team work off the field beyond your immediate circle with multiple parties seems to be an exercise in futility. When large events using multiple groups kick into high gear, even the simplest of tasks becomes a major piece of work. The ordering of… Continue reading Kansas City Planners Band Together in Exercise

Five DDoS Misconceptions

It seems like the IT community can’t get through a single week lately without news of another denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. Whether it is the recent waves of attacks against financial institutions, the gaming industry, or hosting providers, the most striking piece of information about these events is their effectiveness and method diversity. Not too long… Continue reading Five DDoS Misconceptions

ISO 9004:2009 – The Best Kept Secret in the World of Business Management Systems

Many organizations are aware that if you want to improve your business, international management systems standards provide a foundation for effective management and continual improvement. What many people do not know is that there is an additional document that helps businesses to identify problem areas, set up procedures for continual self-assessment and improvement, identify what… Continue reading ISO 9004:2009 – The Best Kept Secret in the World of Business Management Systems

Integrating ITDR Into ITSM (ITIL)

The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) practices for IT service management originated in England in the 1980s and has been adopted by many IT organizations, especially in larger companies, in order to improve and standardize the delivery of IT services to their customers, both internal and external. ISO also offers a standard and framework around… Continue reading Integrating ITDR Into ITSM (ITIL)

How Businesses Can Prepare For Disasters By Researching Lending Opportunities

As unpredictable weather continues to surprise us, it is especially important for business owners to have a plan in place when it comes to recovering after a natural disaster. Whether you are knowingly at risk or a freak accident occurs, it is always better to be prepared for the worst than not at all. When… Continue reading How Businesses Can Prepare For Disasters By Researching Lending Opportunities

Active Tropical Weather Trends Continue in Summer of 2013

After three consecutive seasons of active tropical weather in the Atlantic basin, it appears that 2013 will continue with that trend. Nineteen named storms formed in 2010, 2011, and 2012, which all tied for the third highest seasonal counts. This is well above the average of 11 named storms. The hurricane season for the Atlantic… Continue reading Active Tropical Weather Trends Continue in Summer of 2013

Video Games & Emergency Preparedness

By Luis Tapia Originally posted on Disaster Junkie’s Blog After playing through a post-apocalyptic themed video game last night, I thought about the recent success of several disaster related genres. Perhaps the most notable would be the zombie craze, which arguably is enjoying its golden age in television and film. Last year, the CDC acknowledged… Continue reading Video Games & Emergency Preparedness

Hurricane Season 2013: The Lessons of Sandy

A rare event is not an impossible event. Just ask the emergency response teams in the German city of Passau, built at the intersection of the Danube, the Inn, and the Ilz rivers. In recent weeks, Passau has experienced its worst flooding since 1501 – a 500-year flood! New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, after surveying… Continue reading Hurricane Season 2013: The Lessons of Sandy