Look Before You Leap into Serverless Computing
Cloud providers are quickly scaling up their serverless computing capabilities in their efforts to capitalize on the growing demand for enterprise-class services. But is this something the enterprise should embrace to a significant degree? And are there risks to simply pushing code onto a third party without any knowledge of how it will be supported… Continue reading Look Before You Leap into Serverless Computing
Are you Doing Enough to Keep Your Lone Workers Safe?
Lone Worker Safety – What Does it Mean? Not every employee has the benefit of working with peers. Some are lone workers who do their jobs pretty much solo without coworkers or even supervisors nearby. Contractors, field workers, home health care nurses, social workers, realtors, and fleet drivers are just a few examples of lone… Continue reading Are you Doing Enough to Keep Your Lone Workers Safe?
How Many Communication Channels are Enough for an Emergency Communications System?
Emergency Notifications Then and now If we are old enough, we can think back to the time when emergency notifications at work were fire alarms, overhead speaker alerts, and possibly a phone call with an automated message. These are also the days when most of us drove to work, stayed at the same desk at… Continue reading How Many Communication Channels are Enough for an Emergency Communications System?
Costs Climb as Companies Move to Mitigate Supply Chain Interruptions
Some 70% of companies have experienced at least one supply chain interruption during the past year, with an unplanned IT or telecommunications outage the leading cause, according to the eighth edition of the Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI) Supply Chain Resiliency Report, produced in association with Zurich Insurance Group. Covering 526 respondents in 64 countries, the… Continue reading Costs Climb as Companies Move to Mitigate Supply Chain Interruptions
Evaluating Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Providers
Learn to select from today’s wide range of DRaaS providers, including what questions to ask and how to be sure they fit into your overall recovery strategy The use of various “cloud” technologies is becoming increasingly popular and is often part of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery solutions. These technologies can be very flexible and… Continue reading Evaluating Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Providers
Better business together – the next step in collaborative working
Together we can do more, so the saying goes. Collaboration with other organizations or people can be a powerful tool to achieve great things in business. A new standard has just been published to help businesses do just that. The benefits of collaboration, in business like in any context, are well known, resulting in… Continue reading Better business together – the next step in collaborative working
FEMA: Flooding Is Always a Potential Threat
DENVER – As winter comes to a close, communities look forward to the coming of spring and a return to the warm outdoors. But it’s also a time to be aware of the threat of Mother Nature, meaning severe storms and flooding. Rapid snowmelt or a couple of inches of rainfall can create potential flooding.… Continue reading FEMA: Flooding Is Always a Potential Threat
What Does Private Market Flood Insurance Look Like?
Florida has opened its market to private flood insurance, and there has been some activity in that area. Most plans have been National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) clones in that they mimic how the NFIP prices risk but introduce a lot of underwriting rules to try to avoid problem risks. Other than mimicking the NFIP program,… Continue reading What Does Private Market Flood Insurance Look Like?
Cloudflare accidentally leaked sensitive data for monthsâ¦ouch!
You never want to read about an internet security company that “accidentally leaked” sensitive data but that is apparently what happened. Cloudflare, Inc. is a U.S. company that provides a content delivery network, security as a service, Internet security services and distributed domain name server services, sitting between the visitor and the Cloudflare user’s and acts… Continue reading Cloudflare accidentally leaked sensitive data for monthsâ¦ouch!
Business Continuity and Multipathing
Sometimes, IT can teach business a thing or two. In a recent survey on private cloud computing use, there was a statistic on the use of multipathing. Based on data collected from more than 100 private cloud environments, the statistic showed that 96% of the organizations involved used more than one physical path to transfer… Continue reading Business Continuity and Multipathing