Personal crystal balls are notoriously bad at predicting the future. They run on small number statistics, have ill-defined parameters, and small data banks incorporating elastic memories. The crystal balls are plagued or programmed with a logic that is The post Prevent the Disaster, Forget the Recovery appeared first on Disaster Recovery Journal.
You attend a seminar on contingency planning and hear presentations such as “developing and maintaining your plan”, “testing your plan”, “business impact assessments”, and “lessons learned” from other people’ The post Contingency Planning Cycle appeared first on Disaster Recovery Journal.
It could be as innocent as a construction crew accidentally cutting through an underground stone wall that holds back a river. Or as sinister as a terrorist bombing of a skyscraper. Or as sudden as an earthquake. Or as devastating as a hurricane. The reality is that any business that relies on information technology, which … Continue reading When Disaster Strikes: Disaster Recovery Planning can make the difference Corporate Survival
One aspect of disaster planning that seems somewhat overlooked is the question, How do you fund the recovery efforts? Recovering from a disaster requires a lot of unbudgeted funds which must be spent or committed very quickly The post DR: How Do You Pay For It? appeared first on Disaster Recovery Journal.
VM or Virtural Machine is an IBM operating system that runs on large scale IBM computers. Even though this article is directed to those who have VM, the methods and the thought process is the same for all systems. DEFINING DISASTER RECOVERY System backup has generally been thought of as a tape management issue, with … Continue reading Disaster Recovery Planning in a VM Operating Environment
Companies generally prepare for emergencies by reviewing insurance policies, implementing back-up computer systems and installing sprinklers, while neglecting the human cost of a workplace crisis and its resulting impact on a company’s productivity The post Crisis Management. Keeping A Company Strong in Times of Trouble appeared first on Disaster Recovery Journal.
AUSTIN, Texas âÂ AlertMedia, the fastest-growingÂ emergency mass notification softwareÂ provider in the world, has improved how organizations manage and communicate emergencies. With the launch ofÂ Event Pages,Â organizations can instantly link their employees to critical information via a dedicated web page specific to an event. While an emergency can be many things – aÂ winter storm, natural disaster, power outage, … Continue reading AlertMedia Improves Emergency Management with the Launch of Event Pages: Connecting People with Critical Information in Real-Time
A recent trip to a local grocery store demonstrated organizational understanding of business continuity. While checking out my grocery purchases the storeâs point-of-sale system went down. Sounds of angst reverberated from all of the checkout lines. Many customers were stating that they did not have time to wait and would have to go to another … Continue reading Business Continuity as a Business Strategy
What a ridiculous title â âThe Queen of Doom.â But that was my unofficial designation when I worked for the largest insurance broker in the world some 20 odd years ago. My peers and direct reports gave it to me. I realize it must have seemed that way to them at the time. Then 9/11 … Continue reading They Called Me ‘The Queen of Doom’
Business Continuity Policy Template This template helps you define your business continuity program and associated objectives, including roles and responsibilities. Download Crisis Management Plan Template This template guides you through the development of a management decision-making framework necessary to coordinate response activities following the onset of a disruptive incident. Download Department Recovery Plan Template This … Continue reading Download Your Planning Templates