Considering Cloud Downtime Insurance? Before You Buy, Take These Three Vital Steps to Ensure Business Continuity

As cloud computing becomes ubiquitous, more companies are exposed to incidents that cause downtime, which can be disastrous. According to Gartner, the average cost of IT downtime is a staggering $5,600 per minute. And then there are those additional costs that don’t necessarily show up as monetary losses, such as the cost of an interruption that… Continue reading Considering Cloud Downtime Insurance? Before You Buy, Take These Three Vital Steps to Ensure Business Continuity

In Disaster Recovery, Resiliency is Everything

Cloud computing has changed the way businesses work, and legacy Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) solutions aren’t up to the task of providing resilience in a highly dynamic environment.  This article from Recovery Point Solutions explains why real-time visibility into your DR environment, frequent testing, and application-level recovery are essential to meeting your RTO and RPO.  Highlights… Continue reading In Disaster Recovery, Resiliency is Everything

Crisis Management: The First Line of Defense

We are facing unprecedented global security challenges where organizations need to rethink to have a better and deeper understanding of security and geopolitical trends to reshape the approach towards business continuity. In this challenging environment, it is necessary to understand the perspectives and implications of global issues such as international security, technology, the environment, and… Continue reading Crisis Management: The First Line of Defense

The Russia-Ukraine Conflict and Its Effect on Energy Industry

Subscribe to the Business Resilience DECODED podcast – from DRJ and Asfalis Advisors – on your favorite podcast app. New episodes every Thursday. Episode 116: The Russia-Ukraine Conflict and Its Effect on Energy Industry This episode is brought to you by Fusion Risk Management, Building a More Resilient World Together. Request a demo at https://bit.ly/FusionDECODED… Continue reading The Russia-Ukraine Conflict and Its Effect on Energy Industry

Ransomware Doesn’t Have to Spell Disaster: Preparedness in Five Steps

There are both pros and cons to the speed at which technology moves. While it provides increased employee productivity and fewer barriers to new business opportunities, the ever-increasing complexity of modern IT environments means safeguarding business-critical data becomes equally tricky. Today, ransomware is one of the biggest cybersecurity threats impacting business and personal data. The… Continue reading Ransomware Doesn’t Have to Spell Disaster: Preparedness in Five Steps

Leadership Series: Success in the First 90 Days

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series of business continuity-related leadership articles from Nita Kohli, exclusively on www.drj.com. A leader’s success is usually defined within the first 90 days of joining an organization. There is an unprecedented movement in the job market not previously seen, and more so at the leadership levels between… Continue reading Leadership Series: Success in the First 90 Days

Organizational Resilience and Business Continuity After Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic completely changed our behavior affecting every aspect of our lives and taught us an unforgettable lesson about uncertainty. It is worth analyzing the rapid changes we experienced in our personal and professional lives and how we navigated them in uncharted waters. The experience gained and lessons learned during the pandemic could apply… Continue reading Organizational Resilience and Business Continuity After Pandemic

Companies Need to Prepare Now for 2022’s Above-Average Hurricane Season

Current forecasts are calling for an above-average hurricane season in 2022 with 14-21 tropical storms and six to 10 hurricanes, including three to six major hurricanes (for comparison: an above-average season would be seven to nine storms reaching hurricane strength and two to four becoming major hurricanes, which is Category 3 or higher). To minimize… Continue reading Companies Need to Prepare Now for 2022’s Above-Average Hurricane Season

Future Pandemic Readiness

How Proactive Contact Tracing Management for Employees Facilitates Continuity of Operations How do we do it better next time? That’s a key question many business leaders have been asking in recent months as companies begin to reach conclusions about how well they have managed the COVID-19 pandemic and what its overall impact was on their… Continue reading Future Pandemic Readiness