Forget swine flu: The University of Florida is ready in case its employees become flesh-eating zombies. A University of Florida e-Learning Support Services Web site has a a zombie attack plan posted among similar disaster preparation exercises for a hurricane and disease pandemic.
It is common that evacuations are required at many types of incidents. The need for the incident command (IC) to require an evacuation can occur at any time. Conducting an evacuation needs to be part of every IC’s skill set. The IC must be able to determine the size and scope of each incident, and determine if an evacuation is needed. Continue reading Planning For Site and Area Evacuations Takes Careful Consideration
Wildfires. Earthquakes. Mudslides. These are not scenes from the latest Hollywood disaster movie, but the realities of living and working in San Diego and throughout the Golden State. And as wildfire season continues to be an ever present threat in San Diego and Southern California, AT&T* has announced it will hold a Network Disaster Recovery Exercise (NDR) in San Diego at PETCO Park from October 13 to 23, 2009.
Careful planning is the key to easy recovery, but what if you haven’t been so careful?
“It’s Sunday night, and you just got an urgent call from the office: Your Microsoft SharePoint server is down. After some investigation, you find that the disk array in your only front-end web server is dead. You groan, wishing that you’d implemented a complete farm backup from within SharePoint. However, all is not lost. You know that SharePoint stores all its content in a separate SQL Server machine, and that server is fine. You spring into action, trying to get the environment back up before Monday morning. You ask yourself, What steps do I take? What settings will I lose? Will I get any sleep tonight?”
Planning, designing and implementing a disaster recovery solution to reduce the amount of recovery time needed after a system outage is a pressing requirement for all businesses.
Tech Collective, Rhode Island’s Industry Association for Information Technology and Bioscience, and the Northeast Disaster Recovery Information X-Change (NEDRIX), a non-profit disaster preparedness and recovery organization, have announced their partnership.
According to Samsung’s research, 56 percent of workers regularly see confidential documents abandoned on the printer, 51 percent not aware of any processes or technologies in place at their organization to protect the printer network itself
The fire service’s early efforts to manage the effects of stressful events on the job paved the way for much of the research and information that’s now available regarding occupational exposure to traumatic events.
From ostrich-like senior management to a failure to undertake regular testing, half-hearted investment in disaster recovery is a waste of money. So just what are the signs of a flawed DR strategy?
An important step in professionalizing a field of practice is the formation of codes of ethics that outline a practitioner’s responsibilities.
Craig Fugate brought three lessons with him when he took over the Federal Emergency Management Agency: Always be ready for disasters, make sure people take responsibility for themselves and get the message out creatively.