The FIFA World Cup games kicked off on June 11 in South Africa. One of the largest sporting events in the world, it features multiple games occurring across numerous cities, posing myriad logistical and communication challenges in an already volatile, high crime area.
Having the right technology in place is only one part of an effective disaster recovery plan. What’s too often overlooked are people and facilities.
In government and business, there continues to be more discussion than doing in the realm of disaster recovery and business continuity. One hears a lot of talk about “10/12″ – the next 9/11 – which everyone from the familiar crepe hangers and doomsayers to the most heads-in-the-clouds pollyannas agrees is more or less inevitable.
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Forrester Research’s 64-criteria evaluation of disaster recovery services providers found that IBM, HP, SunGard, and ICM led the pack due to their best-in-class core disaster recovery services and vision.
In retrospect, the pattern seems clear. Years before the Deepwater Horizon rig blew, BP was developing a reputation as an oil company that took safety risks to save money.
When disasters occur, a company has a lot to deal with. Protecting your employees and assets is important, but can still leave you paralyzed. It’s one thing to protect your data and network, but what about ongoing customer interaction? It may seem old-school, but a company’s telephone number is a primary customer-interaction channel.
How do you select the best managed business continuity service provider for your business continuity (BC)/disaster recovery (DR) planning services? How do you get the best results? Continue reading Selecting a managed business continuity service provider
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the adoption of the final standards for the Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Accreditation and Certification Program (PS-Prep)—a major milestone in DHS’ implementation of a program recommended by the 9/11 Commission to improve private sector preparedness for disasters and emergencies.
The BP fiasco is clearly one of the most devastating environmental incidents in history, and what scares me most is that the company clearly did not have adequate incident response or disaster recovery plans before the oil spill.
The updated corporate governance requirements in South Africa’s King III report set out four key focus areas for IT governance: strategic alignment, value delivery, risk management and resource management.
Quick and Easy Business Continuity Plan for Your Small Business: Step-by-Step Template with Sample Plans
If you need a basic Business Continuity Plan ASAP… and your company is a small office/service/retailer or manufacturer/distributor with up to 250 employees, this “fill-in-the-blanks” template is perfect for you!