Another Virtual Success for DRJ Spring 2021

ARNOLD, Mo. – It’s been an impactful year for many business continuity professionals, but the industry’s premiere event last week helped reignite those individuals with an appetite for knowledge. “We were overwhelmed by the engagement of our attendees to network with one another,” said Disaster Recovery Journal President Bob Arnold. DRJ Spring 2021: A New… Continue reading Another Virtual Success for DRJ Spring 2021

The Advantages of Cloud Desktops in DR and Business Continuity

By BRAD PETERSON The combination of remote work and sudden outages doesn’t have to shut an organization down. Provider outages offer an opportunity to look at how cloud computing – and specifically cloud desktops – can give organizations the resilience they need to keep their employees productive while also maintaining business continuity and network security. … Continue reading The Advantages of Cloud Desktops in DR and Business Continuity

Four Key Measures to Strengthen Operational Resilience

Business continuity and disaster recovery strategies must evolve to respond to infrastructure growth and evolving risks Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) plans need to keep pace with increasing business demands and growth in physical and compute infrastructures. For a hyperconnected digital business, even a small disruptive event can ripple through the entire organization. Today… Continue reading Four Key Measures to Strengthen Operational Resilience

Business Continuity Community Mourns the Loss of a Colleague

The business continuity community has suffered a terrible loss. Sue Hornstra, a current member of the Disaster Recovery Journal Editorial Advisory Board, passed away on March 12, 2021. Hornstra, 58, of Mechanicsville, Va., was co-chair of the career advancement committee and a leader with the DRJ Mentor Program since its inception. “Sue was a joy… Continue reading Business Continuity Community Mourns the Loss of a Colleague

How Does Empowering Your PMO Lead to Better Business Outcomes?

By STEVE PIGGOTT In these turbulent times, it appears that everyone in IT is working frantically on an ever-growing number of projects and transformation initiatives, all while adjusting to a new method of working and collaborating remotely, combined with the challenges of navigating their personal ‘new normal’ too. The Program Management Office (referred to as… Continue reading How Does Empowering Your PMO Lead to Better Business Outcomes?

Organizations Can Upgrade Their Operational Resilience Plans in 2021 with Risk Intelligence

As we reflect on 2020, one thing is clear: managing uncertainty will continue to be at the forefront in 2021. When it comes to operational resiliency and risk, leaders must continually think about risk intelligence through the lens of critical events, especially when almost 50% of the US workforce in major cities is working from… Continue reading Organizations Can Upgrade Their Operational Resilience Plans in 2021 with Risk Intelligence

Staffing the Crisis Management Team

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No factor is more important in determining the success or failure of a crisis management (CM) program than the people chosen to implement it. The consequences of having a poorly staffed and led CM team in charge during a crisis can be severe. They include sluggish, paralyzed, and poor decision-making and the resulting negative effects… Continue reading Staffing the Crisis Management Team

The State of Business Continuity Preparedness 2021

Forrester Research and Disaster Recovery Journal have partnered to field a number of market studies on business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) trends in order to gather data for company comparison and benchmarking, to guide research, and for the publication of best practices and recommendations. This study, which focuses on BC maturity and preparedness,… Continue reading The State of Business Continuity Preparedness 2021

The Newest Tool in the Risk Assessment Toolbox: The National Risk Index

A key feature of a business continuity plan is a risk assessment. This determines the external risks to your business and usually includes natural disasters, civil unrest, public health, and cyber threats. When assessing the risks facing a client, I start by Googling “natural threats to (insert city/state)” and perusing through various results until I… Continue reading The Newest Tool in the Risk Assessment Toolbox: The National Risk Index