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Nike Scores A Customer-Values Touchdown

Nike Scores A Customer-Values Touchdown

Unless you were on the Appalachian Trail for a few weeks, you know what I’m talking about. I’ll start with this paragraph from our newly published analysis of Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, called Nike...
Top 5 Reasons Why Most BIAs Are DOA

Top 5 Reasons Why Most BIAs Are DOA

Do you know the main reasons that most Business Impact Analyses today are “Dead On Arrival”?   I’ll tell you about bad BIAs in a moment.  Before I do, however, I’d like to share two pieces of background information. WHY IT...
Is The Data Ops Workbench A Thing?

Is The Data Ops Workbench A Thing?

Data ops, data engineering, data development — oh my! From new roles and teams to new skills and processes, the hot topic on everyone’s mind is data ops. I started to notice the data ops emergence back in 2015 as companies began to look at Agile...
The Power of LinkedIn for BC/DR

The Power of LinkedIn for BC/DR

With the ever-growing amount of social media platforms, it’s inevitable that you find yourself using at least one form of social media throughout the day. As of 2017, 77% of US adults are on social media; odds are, you are using one of them. In the...
California’s New Data Protection Law

California’s New Data Protection Law

What You Need to Know In response to widespread data privacy concerns, legislators have just passed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. Here’s an overview of the new data privacy rights the law provides and what it all means for your business. Much of...
Keys to Building Really Scalable Storage

Keys to Building Really Scalable Storage

Quobyte offers tips for high-capacity infrastructures capable of handling billions of files and hundreds of petabytes   SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Hyperscale data centers need enormous capacities for high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, big...
YOU NEED FLOOD INSURANCE

YOU NEED FLOOD INSURANCE

We talk a lot about flood insurance at I.I.I. for at least two good reasons: It’s the most common and costly natural disaster in the United States, with billions of economic losses every year. According to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), 90 percent...
DUTY OF CARE CASE LAW AND YOUR BUSINESS

DUTY OF CARE CASE LAW AND YOUR BUSINESS

Over the past several weeks, we have been discussing duty of care at work—what it is and what it means for your organization. We have hinted that there is a legal component to duty of care as well. In fact, duty of care originated as a legal concept, and...
9 DRIVING SAFETY TIPS FOR EMPLOYEES

9 DRIVING SAFETY TIPS FOR EMPLOYEES

Keep Your Mobile Employees Safe Your employees depend on you for more than a paycheck. They put in their blood, sweat and hopefully no tears to earn that paycheck, but also have an inherent faith that the company to whom they devote so many of their hours has their...
HURRICANE DOS AND DON’TS

HURRICANE DOS AND DON’TS

If you live in the projected path of Hurricane Florence, you should be prepping your home and finalizing your emergency and evacuation plans. Here are some Dos and Don’ts to consider for prepping and riding out the...
Preparing For An Active Shooter Scenario

Preparing For An Active Shooter Scenario

Engaging Training for Workplace Safety Given the recent prevalence of gun violence, businesses and organizations should conduct training and practice emergency response procedures for an active shooter with the same frequency as fire drills or other emergencies....
Business continuity plan performance

Business continuity plan performance

No plan survives contact with the enemy says the old adage, but this is precisely what is often expected from business continuity plans. A new Continuity Central survey looks into business continuity plan success rates and attempts to uncover the best ways...
Our common roadmap

Our common roadmap

Nearly three years after the official launch of the post-2015 agenda, which plots the path for a better world by 2030, people are still grappling with how to make the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality. But perhaps the ambitious nature of the...
AZURE OUTAGE POST-MORTEM – PART 1

AZURE OUTAGE POST-MORTEM – PART 1

The first official Post-Mortems are starting to come out of Microsoft in regards to the Azure Outage that happened last week. While this first post-mortem addresses the Azure DevOps outage specifically (previously known as Visual Studio Team...
Baron Announces Partnership with Team Rubicon

Baron Announces Partnership with Team Rubicon

Will provide BaronThreatNet.com’s technology to aid disaster response teams HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Baron, the worldwide provider of critical weather intelligence, announces its new partnership with Team Rubicon, a nonprofit that utilizes the skills and...
Technology Modeling – the eBRP Way

Technology Modeling – the eBRP Way

    Definition: Technology modeling is a point-in-time snapshot of an Enterprise’s IT Services – including its dependencies on infrastructure – and interfaces to other services and Business Processes which depend on them.  This...
New ISO standards for greener machine tools

New ISO standards for greener machine tools

When the topic of energy efficiency comes up, energy-efficient machine tools don’t immediately spring to mind. Yet machine tools contain motors and auxiliary components whose energy demand varies widely during machining operations. Happily, a new series of ISO...
Chaos Engineering and Disaster Recovery

Chaos Engineering and Disaster Recovery

Today’s post is the third in our three-part series on how chaos engineering might one day help us get better at business continuity and disaster recovery. In the first post, “What Is Chaos Engineering and Why Should I Care?,” I gave a general...
HOW TO IMPROVE LONE WORKER SAFETY

HOW TO IMPROVE LONE WORKER SAFETY

As a company with remote and lone workers, it’s up to you to ensure their work environment is safe and their job does not put them in harm’s way. OSHA is clear about employer’s responsibilities: Provide well-maintained tools and equipment,...
The Future Of Outsourcing

The Future Of Outsourcing

Shifting from Traditional to Digital Contract Terms By leveraging digital technology, outsourcing providers … This is a fundamental change in outsourcing that will require fundamentally different contract terms. Brad Peterson discusses the difference between...
Putting the trust back into online reviews

Putting the trust back into online reviews

Consumer reviews play an increasingly strong role in purchasing decisions, but with a plethora of platforms and opinions, whose view can you trust? A new standard just published aims to put some order into the process to restore back our faith. Both a bane and a boon...
Data Licensing—Tips And Tactics

Data Licensing—Tips And Tactics

Compliance Considerations when Obtaining Data from a Third Party   Companies obtain data from an increasing number of sources. Some of these sources are under contracts titled “data license agreements,” but most are under other types of agreements....
Are AI Apps Delivering Benefits?

Are AI Apps Delivering Benefits?

Are the AI apps organizations have deployed actually delivering benefits? That’s a question Curt Hall has had for some time. The latest results from Cutter Consortium’s ongoing survey examining the adoption and application of AI technology in the...