Natural Disasters and The Paperless Office

Preparation for a natural disaster doesn’t usually make the top of an organization’s business priorities. For most organizations, especially small- and medium-sized businesses, disaster recovery planning is a neglected, if not omitted, part of daily operations. Independent analysts estimate that more than 50 percent of small- and medium-sized companies operating in the United States do… Continue reading Natural Disasters and The Paperless Office

Log Management: When Disaster Strikes You’ll Be Glad You Did

How Log Management Can Enhance Infrastructure Security in Disaster Recovery Situations When an enterprise network goes down – because of natural disaster, accidental system failure, or security breach – the first priority is identifying the impact and restoring the infrastructure to its pre-disaster state. However, how “clean” is the pre-disaster infrastructure? Have servers been tainted… Continue reading Log Management: When Disaster Strikes You’ll Be Glad You Did

Holistic Approach to Business Resilience

Increasingly complex operations have resulted in a proportional expansion in the volume of priorities to be juggled across an enterprise. With the level of resources needed to keep up with day-to-day requirements it is growingly more difficult to ensure that potential threats get sufficient attention. So further goes the challenge of those tasked with insuring… Continue reading Holistic Approach to Business Resilience

Crawl, Walk, Run – Your Mobile Disaster Recovery Plan

Here’s a startling statistic: Nearly 30 percent of the global workforce can be characterized as anytime, anywhere information workers. Forrester researchers estimate that these workers use three or more devices, work from multiple locations, and employ many apps. This percentage has climbed from 23 percent in 2011, and it will rise further. Forrester anticipates, for… Continue reading Crawl, Walk, Run – Your Mobile Disaster Recovery Plan

Stronger Than the Storm?

As we reflect on the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, its impacts are still present with us. Superstorm Sandy will never be forgotten since leaving people devastated, but has it left us stronger? Initially, the toll of Sandy was measured with these staggering statistics: $25 billion – This is the estimated value of the lost business… Continue reading Stronger Than the Storm?

The Problem with Collaboration

Today in today’s very competitive world everyone is looking for an edge wherever it can be found. Consultants say this edge lies in almost everything from your furniture to the latest computer gadget or a vast array of MBA-like terms. Collaboration is the latest term business schools preach as the “thing” that will deliver your… Continue reading The Problem with Collaboration

Snowmageddon: Mass Notification Best Practices for Extreme Winter Weather

Ready or not, winter is here. An early winter storm dumped four feet of snow in parts of South Dakota on Oct. 13, 2013, to kick things off. It’s been pounding northern climates for months but it’s not unheard of for snow storms to hit southern locations throughout North America, like Atlanta or Dallas. Communication… Continue reading Snowmageddon: Mass Notification Best Practices for Extreme Winter Weather

‘Hydration Is Not About Thirst’ – Overall Emergency Supply Alignment To Plans

Most medical studies show evidence as does the military during basic training – that hydration is not about thirst, but rather a disciplined process approach to regular consumption of water for hydrating the body to keep the normal biological functions performing at peak performance. The amount of water a body needs on a daily basis… Continue reading ‘Hydration Is Not About Thirst’ – Overall Emergency Supply Alignment To Plans

The State of IT Resiliency and Preparedness

Click the thumbnails to view the accompanying figures. Forrester Research and the Disaster Recovery Journal have partnered to field a number of market studies in business continuity (BC) 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… Continue reading The State of IT Resiliency and Preparedness