Charlie discusses how the UK power supply crisis could affect your organisation. A couple of weeks ago one of the lead stories in the news was the fire at Didcot B Power Station, a gas power station in the South of England. The station, which within the last couple of days has just been brought… Continue reading UK Power Supply Crisis
Charlie Maclean-Bristol, FBCI, discusses whether the time has come for business continuity managers to make contingency plans for an Ebola pandemic.Spain is now dealing with the first case of direct infection of Ebola in Western Europe; the first Ebola death has occurred in the United States; and the World Health Organization has warned that ‘Ebola… Continue reading Should we be planning for an Ebola Pandemic and what should we plan for?
The Dallas hospital treating the Ebola patient has just announced that the patient died. The Liberian public health and airport security personnel in Liberia did their jobs, and checked outgoing passengers at three distinct checkpoints. But airport personnel can do little when patients lie or the patient didn’t know that what was thought to be… Continue reading We need better checklists.
This week Charlie discusses how the Ebola crisis is creeping up on all of us. The situation in West Africa, with the ongoing spread of Ebola, bears all the classic symptoms of a ‘creeping’ or ‘rising tide’ crisis. In Tolly’s Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Management Principles and Practice (edited by Lakha & Moore,… Continue reading Ebola – The Classic Creeping Crisis
This week Charlie discusses the Scottish referendum results. I have written about Scottish independence before, but thought I would revisit the topic now that the referendum has been and gone. After a long and hard fought campaign, Scottish voters backed remaining in the union by 2,001,926 votes to 1,617,989. The result has… Continue reading What can the Scottish Referendum teach us about business continuity?
Food is a universal language. So is man’s need to survive. Whether in the business world or the kitchen we need a simple recipe for business continuity success. In this four part series I’ll introduce you to the four basic courses necessary when cooking up an appetizing and rewarding business continuity program. This week the… Continue reading Here are few tips to keeping your BC plan and program healthy!
DRJ Fall World is just around the corner, so now is the perfect time to turn our attention to the companies who help us ensure we can provide you with a top-notch learning and networking experience. Gold Sponsor: Send Word Now: Headquartered in New York City, and founded as a direct result of personal experiences during… Continue reading DRJ Fall World: Thanks to our Sponsors
As a reader of the DRJ blog, you know that we’re busy getting ready for DRJ Fall World. Our 51st conference is happening very soon so we thought it would be useful to remind you of the information you need to have a successful conference experience. When: September 7 -10, 2014 Where: Hilton San Diego… Continue reading DRJ Fall World: What You Need to Know
Corporate executives largely understand the importance of backups. Even though businesses recognize why they need data protection only a few have implemented a seamless backup, archive and disaster recovery system. Why? The lack of time, resources and energy appear on the surface to be the problem. Too many other IT and datacenter issues get in… Continue reading Three Critical Pitfalls in Data Backup and Restoration
Food is a universal language. So is man’s need to survive. Whether in the business world or the kitchen we need a simple recipe for business continuity success. The second “course” of this four part series takes a look at how picking the right strategy for your business continuity plan is key for its success.… Continue reading The Meat and Potatoes of every Business Continuity program: Picking the right mitigation strategy for the plan