As I mentioned in my recent DRJ article, there are many kinds of virtualization and all of them can be used to support your disaster recovery or business continuity plan. When you mention the word, most IT staff tend to think of server virtualization. However, application and desktop virtualization can also be of help in… Continue reading Application and Desktop Virtualization
Thirty-four million nine hundred thousand results. Having Googled “risk analysis,” this number was the immediate result. Twenty-five million eight hundred thousand results. This number is the Google result for “risk assessment.” These numbers are overwhelming. Given their magnitude, one could conclude that everything that could be written has been written about risk analysis and risk… Continue reading By The Numbers: Risk Analysis 90-10
Why do we need to do a business impact analysis or BIA? “Isn’t there another way to identify the critical functions in our organization?” “Besides, when we go out to ask managers questions about disruptions to their areas of responsibilities they are often quick to defend their turf by saying that such an interruption… Continue reading Why do we need to do a Business Impact Analysis? Is there an alternative?
The events of the end of April were almost surreal. The country, the world had slipped into a lull. Pandemic fatigue had set in and we were well on to the next disaster de jour. Suddenly, a respiratory illness began to spread like wildfire from Mexico, taking everyone by surprise. Our eyes had been facing… Continue reading Planning for the Fall â The H1N1 Pandemic
Business Continuity is even MORE critical in a Down Economy. Why? We’ll discuss that at another time. Today we’d like to discuss funding…how to maintain it, how to increase it, and how to pay for new projects. Packaging – Regardless of what you need to enhance your BCP program, packaging multiple solutions, even from different… Continue reading BCP in a Down Economy
Construction , law questions to consider Shelter In Place Is More Than Just “Staying Inside” John Glenn, MBCI Certified Business Continuity Planner Most of our business continuity plans include evacuation procedures of some sort. Many are simply “get out and gather in the parking lot.” Only a few organizations have true “shelter-in-place” options. I… Continue reading Shelter in place is more than just “staying inside”