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Protecting Your Firm’s Reputation

Protecting Your Firm’s Reputation

A law firm’s livelihood depends upon its reputation among clients. However, this reputation is at risk when client confidence is diminished—whether this be as a result of failed expectations or inadequate due diligence. For this reason, and the rise of a...
The Observer Effect in Business Continuity

The Observer Effect in Business Continuity

When you look at something, you have an impact on it. That’s the observer effect. Cited in quantum physics, the effect can have a major impact when you try to look at very small particles, because the photons (the light) required to see the particles are of a...
Maxta Introduces VMware vSphere Escape Pod

Maxta Introduces VMware vSphere Escape Pod

New functionality helps organizations reduce ‘VMware tax’ by migrating from VMware to Red Hat Virtualization   Santa Clara, Calif. – Maxta Inc., a leading provider of hyperconvergence software, today announced new functionality that enables...
CDC: The Power of Us

CDC: The Power of Us

“I am a Katrina survivor.” These were the first words out of Joan Ellen’s mouth when I spoke with her. And she was one of the lucky ones. She made it out of New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina made landfall on August 29, 2005. But not everyone was...
DRJ Fall World 2017 Another Great Success

DRJ Fall World 2017 Another Great Success

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Fall World 2017 was another great success for Disaster Recovery Journal, marking the 57th conference for the business continuity industry’s premier event. More than 700 attendees joined speakers, board members, and exhibitors from around...
Signs of an Unreliable IT Architecture

Signs of an Unreliable IT Architecture

A solid IT architecture keeps your business running efficiently, but what if you don’t have one? These are key indicators for when a rebuild is in order. Many come into the planning of an IT infrastructure with the best intentions. But even with a solid plan in...
Managing Risk During a Global Crisis

Managing Risk During a Global Crisis

Is Your Company Prepared for a Pandemic? Recent natural disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have undoubtedly sparked a renewed interest in continuity planning among many business leaders. When compared with even large-scale weather events, however, a global...
Cisco Completes Acquisition of Springpath

Cisco Completes Acquisition of Springpath

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Springpath, Inc., a Sunnyvale-based leader in hyperconvergence software. Springpath has developed a distributed file system purpose-built for hyperconvergence...
How smart employers survive a natural disaster

How smart employers survive a natural disaster

Hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires and tornados devastate lives and companies. The companies that survive are led by those who invest in emergency plans When natural disasters strike, four out of ten businesses never reopen, according to FEMA. Of those that do...
BCI Continuity Planning for Climate Change

BCI Continuity Planning for Climate Change

The Business Continuity Institute Climate change is seen to be one of the main challenges for the future, with the consequences of extreme weather events ranked the number one cause of business disruption. The BCI Long-Term Planning Report, sponsored by Siemens,...
DISASTER RELIEF: PREPARING FOR FRAUDSTERS

DISASTER RELIEF: PREPARING FOR FRAUDSTERS

While natural disasters have the unique ability to unify people, it is important to stay cognizant of scams and fraud that follow. PropertyCasualty360 addressed potential scams in this article, noting that hurricane relief fraudsters are some of the first to...
BCI Information Security Report

BCI Information Security Report

The Business Continuity Institute   Having related but different disciplines work together, such as information security and business continuity, is the key for building resilience at an organizational level Caversham, 19rd September 2017 –The Business...
BCI Emergency Communications Survey 2017

BCI Emergency Communications Survey 2017

The Business Continuity Institute   In our globally connected world, most organizations have staff that travel overseas, making it more important than ever for those organizations to have an effective emergency communications plan in place in order to contact...
FEMA Fact Sheet: Critical Needs Assistance

FEMA Fact Sheet: Critical Needs Assistance

FEMA has authorized Critical Needs Assistance (CNA) for all designated counties in Texas for households with immediate or serious needs due to being displaced from their primary dwelling. Critical needs are life-saving and life-sustaining items including, but not...
5 Signs You Need a Mass Notification System

5 Signs You Need a Mass Notification System

What Technology Are You Using? What system do you use to send mass messaging to your employees? If you’re like most organizations, you probably use email. According to The Internal Communication and Technology Survey of 500 respondents from SMB to global...
CDC: Preparing for the Worst-case Scenario

CDC: Preparing for the Worst-case Scenario

New York City completed a functional exercise to help the city’s hospital system prepare for emergency medical personnel to treat and transport children, like this young girl, after a catastrophic event. Setting the Stage Imagine this: Explosions across New York...
Bluelock Taps Jennifer Wiseman as CFO

Bluelock Taps Jennifer Wiseman as CFO

Former Genesys VP of Finance joins nationally acclaimed DRaaS provider INDIANAPOLIS — Bluelock, provider of Disaster Recovery-­as-­a-­Service (DRaaS) for complex environments and sensitive data, today announces formerGenesys VP of Finance Jennifer...
Understanding Hurricane Deductibles

Understanding Hurricane Deductibles

With Texas still dealing with the remnants of one major hurricane and Florida about to contend with another, Thursday’s Wall Street Journal called considerable attention to hurricane deductibles: These deductibles were widely put in place after Hurricane...
Recovering on Two Fronts:

Recovering on Two Fronts:

Interstate Restoration directing resources to victims of Harvey, Irma FT. WORTH, Texas – One of the nation’s leading disaster-recovery companies has positioned its resources in anticipation of restoration demands in both Texas and Florida. Offering...
Mapping the Impact of Hurricane Irma

Mapping the Impact of Hurricane Irma

  Esri, the leader in spatial analytics and mapping, has created a new Hurricanes and Tropical Cyclones Story Map that identifies the potential impact of the storm through a variety maps, including: Public Information Map – identifies the current and recent...
Ensuring Compliance with Hazmat Regulations

Ensuring Compliance with Hazmat Regulations

Integrating Dangerous Goods Software into Your ERP System Shipping hazardous materials is a complicated, time-consuming process, and today’s ever-evolving regulations make the task even more challenging. Integrating ERP and dangerous goods software systems...
Harvey vs. Irma: Every Hurricane is Different

Harvey vs. Irma: Every Hurricane is Different

Hurricane Irma begins its assault, while Texas and Louisiana begin the long road to recovery from Hurricane Harvey. No one, of course, knows exactly what damage Irma will unleash, but it is likely to be quite different from what Harvey wrought. That’s because no...
BCI India Conference Sponsors

BCI India Conference Sponsors

The Business Continuity Institute Explore the latest business continuity and resilience trends at the inaugural BCI India Conference. Open to both new and experienced practitioners, this conference will focus on the theme of business continuity excellence through...
Hurricane Harvey and #HoustonStrong

Hurricane Harvey and #HoustonStrong

The media will bring you the facts. Houston has been hit by one of the largest storms of the century. Despite this catastrophe, Houstonians have come together demonstrating compassion for their neighbors in need. The community at large has come together like never...