The Business Continuity Runbook – Between Automated and Manual BC

Much of business continuity today can be automated. Production lines, supplies reordering, failovers in case of problems, management reports, many of these things now work on a “set it and forget it” basis. Other items still need manual intervention. A turbine making strange noises, accounts that don’t tally, a delivery truck breakdown, somebody may have… Continue reading The Business Continuity Runbook – Between Automated and Manual BC

Don’t Put All Your Compliance Eggs In The MiFID II Basket

Why “Minimal Viable Compliance” Can’t Be the Goal Major regulatory deadlines often lead firms to settle for minimum viable compliance – taking whatever action is needed to avoid regulatory scrutiny, regardless of the cost. But this approach inevitably leads to an inefficient, patchwork approach to compliance, where new procedures are created for each new regulation.… Continue reading Don’t Put All Your Compliance Eggs In The MiFID II Basket

EDITORIAL: City Should Use all Tools to Connect During an Emergency

(TNS) — The city of Aberdeen, S.D., this month issue its first public safety alert by text message. The process wasn’t perfect, though there’s no faulting the effort in spite of a few hiccups. The text message was sent out the morning of Feb. 6 after an explosion and house fire at 507 N. Second… Continue reading EDITORIAL: City Should Use all Tools to Connect During an Emergency

What Emergency Supplies Are You Missing? Take This List and Check

(TNS) – John Gargett, the deputy director of Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management, offers this list for your emergency kit: Basic assumptions: There will not be emergency response by Fire Services, Emergency Medical Services or Law Enforcement for an unknown time. Individuals must be self-resilient until services are restored Neighborhoods are the… Continue reading What Emergency Supplies Are You Missing? Take This List and Check

Design a Highly Effective Crisis Management Team for Your Organization at DRJ Spring 2018

https://ems-solutionsinc.com/blog/design-a-highly-effective-crisis-management-team-for-your-organization-drj-springworld/ By REGINA PHELPS A well-trained Crisis Management Team (CMT) is critical to manage the many threats facing our companies today. Clearly identifying how they are organized, what their roles and responsibilities are, how incidents are assessed, and how it all comes together when the team and plan are activated is the hallmark of a… Continue reading Design a Highly Effective Crisis Management Team for Your Organization at DRJ Spring 2018

Date and time: the new draft of ISO 8601 explained by Klaus-Dieter Naujok

Standardization is a truly international activity, and I’ve been lucky to have worked with more nationalities than I can remember. But, that said, my first business meeting with a German remains etched in my memory. It was in fact nothing more than a working breakfast, a chance to meet face-to-face after a good number of… Continue reading Date and time: the new draft of ISO 8601 explained by Klaus-Dieter Naujok

Infographic: The Seasonality of Cyber Fraud: A Comprehensive Look at a Scammer’s Calendar

While any cyber-attack can occur at any time, there are some that are especially prevalent at specific times of the year. Knowing their “seasonality” can help your organization stay on the defensive. The following infographic takes a detailed look at the seasonality of cyber-attacks and how you can prepare your employees for scammer’s timely initiatives.… Continue reading Infographic: The Seasonality of Cyber Fraud: A Comprehensive Look at a Scammer’s Calendar

Show Me the Money: Grant and Funding Programs for Emergency Notification Systems

Financing a large-scale emergency notification system can be a costly venture. Fortunately, there are a number of government grant programs to help foot the bill. When looking for ways to help cover the costs of OnSolve emergency notification services, consider the following grant opportunities. These financial resources do not have to be paid back, and… Continue reading Show Me the Money: Grant and Funding Programs for Emergency Notification Systems

Veeam Availability Orchestrator Ensures Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery Compliance and Peace-of-Mind

Available today, new orchestration solution enables enterprises to mitigate the risk caused by outdated and untested disaster recovery plans and instead easily create, document, test and execute DR plans, ensuring total compliance   BAAR, Switzerland – Veeam® Software, the Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ innovator, today announced the general availability of NEW Veeam® Availability Orchestrator – the newest addition to… Continue reading Veeam Availability Orchestrator Ensures Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery Compliance and Peace-of-Mind

ioFABRIC Issued Patent for Automated Data Management based on Latency Requirements

TORONTO – ioFABRIC Inc. announced today it has been awarded a patent for an innovation in its Vicinity policy engine for creating and managing data volumes based on latency requirements. The patent protects a method for maintaining fast response times by auto-migrating data when hardware resources are added or decommissioned, when performance degrades due to… Continue reading ioFABRIC Issued Patent for Automated Data Management based on Latency Requirements