An Interview with Lee Barrett of the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission

Lee Barrett is the executive director of EHNAC. He has held executive leadership positions in a number of HIT solution companies and is currently active on several boards. He has nine years of experience working with providers on the board and leading the American Dental Association Business Enterprises (ADABEI) for profit subsidiary of the ADA.… Continue reading An Interview with Lee Barrett of the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission

Preparing for the Expected Earthquake in Israel

Experts agree that a devastating earthquake that would affect Israel dramatically is just a matter of time. It may happen today, tomorrow, the next year, or in 10 years, but it would surely happen. The Israeli government committee in charge of preparations for that earthquake, which is a multilateral committee led by Dr. Avi Shapira,… Continue reading Preparing for the Expected Earthquake in Israel

Designing for Failure

The high-profile cloud outages we saw last year changed many organizations’ views on disaster recovery and business continuity. Many of you experienced first-hand that to ensure business continuity, certain key processes need to be in place, such as disaster recovery identification and mitigation mechanisms. These high profile outages also demonstrated how quickly mission critical applications… Continue reading Designing for Failure

Integrated Approach to BCM System Design

Organizations implementing a business continuity management (BCM) system based on ISO 22301 may find it prudent to adopt an integrated approach and incorporate into the BCM system relevant concepts from other management systems that are in place in the organization. This article serves the following objectives: 1. Identify the challenges in integration of one management… Continue reading Integrated Approach to BCM System Design

Natural Disasters and The Paperless Office

Preparation for a natural disaster doesn’t usually make the top of an organization’s business priorities. For most organizations, especially small- and medium-sized businesses, disaster recovery planning is a neglected, if not omitted, part of daily operations. Independent analysts estimate that more than 50 percent of small- and medium-sized companies operating in the United States do… Continue reading Natural Disasters and The Paperless Office

Log Management: When Disaster Strikes You’ll Be Glad You Did

How Log Management Can Enhance Infrastructure Security in Disaster Recovery Situations When an enterprise network goes down – because of natural disaster, accidental system failure, or security breach – the first priority is identifying the impact and restoring the infrastructure to its pre-disaster state. However, how “clean” is the pre-disaster infrastructure? Have servers been tainted… Continue reading Log Management: When Disaster Strikes You’ll Be Glad You Did

Holistic Approach to Business Resilience

Increasingly complex operations have resulted in a proportional expansion in the volume of priorities to be juggled across an enterprise. With the level of resources needed to keep up with day-to-day requirements it is growingly more difficult to ensure that potential threats get sufficient attention. So further goes the challenge of those tasked with insuring… Continue reading Holistic Approach to Business Resilience

Crawl, Walk, Run – Your Mobile Disaster Recovery Plan

Here’s a startling statistic: Nearly 30 percent of the global workforce can be characterized as anytime, anywhere information workers. Forrester researchers estimate that these workers use three or more devices, work from multiple locations, and employ many apps. This percentage has climbed from 23 percent in 2011, and it will rise further. Forrester anticipates, for… Continue reading Crawl, Walk, Run – Your Mobile Disaster Recovery Plan

Stronger Than the Storm?

As we reflect on the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, its impacts are still present with us. Superstorm Sandy will never be forgotten since leaving people devastated, but has it left us stronger? Initially, the toll of Sandy was measured with these staggering statistics: $25 billion – This is the estimated value of the lost business… Continue reading Stronger Than the Storm?

The Problem with Collaboration

Today in today’s very competitive world everyone is looking for an edge wherever it can be found. Consultants say this edge lies in almost everything from your furniture to the latest computer gadget or a vast array of MBA-like terms. Collaboration is the latest term business schools preach as the “thing” that will deliver your… Continue reading The Problem with Collaboration