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The K.I.S.S. Method to BRP

The first thing you need prior to development of a detailed Business Resumption plan is to obtain senior management commitment in verbal and financial forms. Without management sign-off, you will be wasting a lot of time documenting a plan that most probably will only...
Hurricane Harvey & Irma – Latest Updates

Hurricane Harvey & Irma – Latest Updates

Recovery Efforts from IRMA and Harvey Hurricane Irma: https://www.usa.gov/hurricane-irma Hurricane Harvey: https://www.usa.gov/hurricane-harvey Click Here for an Interactive Hurricane Map   Articles BCI: Hurricane Harvey 2017 — Have Lessons Been Learned?...
Company Spotlight: Veeam

Company Spotlight: Veeam

          Best Practices in Cloud-Powered Data Protection How to find the Needle in the Service Provider Haystack         How to Choose a Data Protection Service Provider ESG Best Practices in Cloud-powered Data Protection...
DRJ Exercise Library

DRJ Exercise Library

Download the PDF:     UPDATED: July 10, 2017 Published by the DRJ Professional Program and Development Committee What it is: Have you ever been asked to develop an exercise of your emergency management or crisis management plan? Your business continuity or...
Company Spotlight: GroupDoLists

Company Spotlight: GroupDoLists

GroupDoLists brings emergency response teams together to handle crises more efficiently than ever before. GroupDoLists centralizes and simplifies team coordination during incidents, instantly creating a common operating picture that harmonizes processes and procedures...
Company Spotlight RockDove

Company Spotlight RockDove

    Product Overview:   In Case of Crisis developed by RockDove Solutions, is an award winning, fully customizable, enterprise-class mobile solution. Leveraging mobile technology, the In Case of Crisis app helps organizations make their emergency,...
MIR3

MIR3

Mass Notification for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Intelligent Notification It is an important part of business continuity and disaster recovery planning and can keep your teams in touch when operations are threatened or interrupted. Business continuity...

White Papers

DRJ’s White Paper section is the one place to explore in-depth thoughts on today’s most relevant issues. Discover insight into a variety of topics including cloud computing, industry standards, personnel management, risk analysis and much more. The...
ResilienceONE

ResilienceONE

Streamline the process of creating and maintaining BC plans to fit the way your organization operates All-in-one solution. ResilienceONE® BCM software by Strategic BCP® provides a comprehensive, convenient way to achieve Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, BIA,...
DRJ App

DRJ App

We are very happy to announce that the Disaster Recovery Journal is now available in a mobile version. Our mobile version is just like the hard-copy print edition that you read and enjoy. Available for Android and Apple devices, Disaster Recovery Journal mobile gives...

Avalution

Business Continuity Consulting Avalution Consulting, 2012 BC/DR Company of the Year (award by the Business Continuity Institute North America), is a U.S. based firm that specializes in business continuity, continuity of operations planning (COOP) and IT disaster...
Virtual

Virtual

Why is Sustainable Planner® the best tool for your organization? Sustainable Planner® is everything you need in one powerful tool. SP supports all aspects of organizational resilience including business continuity, BIAs, disaster recovery, incident management, risk...

EVault

EVault Disaster Recovery EVault® delivers cost-effective disaster recovery. Off-site replication means data recovery, and regulatory compliance, are easily assured. Whether you backup to the EVault cloud or utilize off-site replication, you can easily monitor and...
Novell

Novell

Virtualization and Workload Management Live Webcast Series Download the eBook Solve your workload problems once and for all with future-proof Virtualization and Workload Management solutions. Virtualization and Workload Management from Novell offers a simplified...

GAP to the Rescue

Everyone in the business world seems to be having to do more with fewer human resources on a smaller budget. We no longer have the luxury of hiring additional staff or consultants to implement or improve upon our business continuity/disaster recovery programs. The...

Is Your Recovery in Your Hands?

One of the 10 Professional Practices for Business Continuity Professionals that organizations often overlook is “coordination with external agencies,” most notably government officials. Often as business continuity planners, we think we have our plans and we are too...

Business Continuity Planning for the Rest of Us

BIG, it’s always BIG! Every contingency planning book you read assumes that your company is BIG. Let’s see now’.you should have a team conducting a Risk Analysis (RA), followed by a team conducting a Business Impact Analysis (BIA), followed by a team...
DR Rules & Regulations

DR Rules & Regulations

Note: A Special Thank you DRJ’s Editorial Advisory Board for their incredible efforts to identify and compile this information. *UPDATED – September 2019 The Rules and Regulations (“R&R”) committee of the DRJ has been providing one of the...

Implementing an Enterprise-Wide Security Program

Abstract The process of identifying threats and the risks they pose within your organization is a cost-effective way to eliminate the risk, or reduce its impact and frequency. For these reasons, the importance of performing this type of critical analysis cannot be...

Risk Analysis – An Overview

Risk Analysis–the foundation for a good Disaster Recovery plan! It is also a phase that means different things to different people. For some, it means an analysis of the hazards or exposures that a computer room is subject to and the impact of such hazards on...

Impact: How Great Would It Be?

What would be the impact to your business in the event of a disaster affecting computer processing capabilities? Considering today’s telecommunication requirements, how long could it realistically take to recover? Days? Weeks? or even longer? Possibly some critical...

Some Techniques for Business Impact Analysis

This article describes methodology and techniques for performing a comprehensive business impact analysis (BIA). This version of a BIA provides the foundation for the entire business continuity planning effort. Based on the various considerations addressed during the...

Creating Usable Disaster Recovery Documentation

Is your VCR programmed properly? Not sure? Maybe you couldn’t understand the directions in the manual. VCR programming directions, camera manuals, tricycle assembly sheets — all are standing jokes in the technical writing community. One can reread these directions...

Organizing a Contingency Plan For Success

Developing a Contingency/Disaster Recovery Plan requires developing questionnaires and conducting interviews with virtually all departments in the organization to gather information. The result of this effort is stacks and stacks of information. One of the main...

Manage the Recovery Planning Project Part 1 & 2

Great Expectations  All too often, Recovery Planning projects begin with great expectations but end in disillusionment. Cost overruns, missed deadlines, staffing problems, and a plan that is outdated even before the ink is dry, are just a few of the pitfalls that can...

DR/BC Planning and Employee Awareness

Once upon a time in the very distant past, disaster recovery planning was not something that you worried about. That is, if you thought about it, or even heard the terminology. Things were basically taken for granted, (that) someone was looking after...

Training Your BC Teams

The need for training business continuity teams is well recognized by the business continuity industry. Certification courses, seminars, professional practice standards, and other authoritative bodies explicitly state requirements for training business continuity...

Putting the Plan in Motion: A Checklist

Your organization’s contingency plan documents have been assembled and distributed. The important parts of the business have been identified and contracts established for alternate sites or services. Now, if some natural or man caused event interrupts business, how do...

The Test That Wasn’t a Test

In the evening of Wednesday, January 15, 1992, Bluebonnet Savings Bank (BSB) in Dallas, Texas, got to demonstrate first-hand a key DR maxim: a “disaster” should not be thought of only as an external event that strikes computer operations. Rather, a disaster is...

Testing Your Plan

You’re sitting at your desk reviewing a copy of your Disaster Recovery Plan when the phone rings, “Hey Joe, did you test your plan with a mock disaster yet?” You shrug your shoulders a little and answer, “Not yet Frank, my people have been pulled off the disaster...

Full Scale Business DR Testing

Business recovery planners agree: plan testing is essential to the planning process. Unfortunately, many companies limit business recovery plan (BRP) testing to their mainframe, LAN, and telecommunications systems. At CUNA Mutual Group in Madison, Wisconsin, we...

Which Remote Site Strategy is Best For You?

Over the years, I have been asked many questions regarding the best option or recommended option to use for a company’s recovery site. As we are all aware, selecting the best site for a recovery center is difficult. Budgets cannot always afford the most secure ones,...

Vital Records Protection Issues

Because your business survival may depend on the availability of time-sensitive business information – how thoroughly do you pre-qualify your off-site storage vendor, alternate storage location or in-house vault or backup location? What technical standards...