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Mar 13
2014

Using the Results of Your BIA to Develop Disaster Recovery Requirements

Posted by Courtney Bowers in DR , Disaster Recovery , Business Continuity , BIA , Avalution Blogs

Courtney Bowers

By Michael Bratton, Avalution Consulting
Originally posted on Avalution Consulting’s Business Continuity Blog

So you’ve just completed your business impact analysis (BIA) – identifying recovery time objectives for a variety of processes and functions throughout your organization and captured the names of applications and systems that business owners state they just can’t live without. In addition, the IT department heard you were conducting a BIA and mentioned on a few different occasions that they were excited to see what the final results would be to help with their planning. You’ve taken all the applications and their reported recovery time and recovery point objectives and crammed them into a very lengthy spreadsheet, and then the inevitable happens… you realize that everything you have collected is a huge mess.

Mar 05
2014

How do you count the costs?

Posted by Ken Simpson in value of a continuity program , ROI , Leadership

Ken Simpson

Counting the cost is the theme for BC Awareness Week this year. How do you do it?

Do you think there are benefits, or is BC just a cost centre?

Mar 05
2014

Bankers As Buyers: 2014 Tech Trends for Disaster Recovery

Posted by Brandon Tanner in DRP , DR , Disaster Recovery Tools , Disaster Recovery Planning

Brandon Tanner

Originally posted on Rentsys Recovery Services' blog

Every year the William Mills Agency releases a Bankers As Buyers report containing essential information and statistics about the technology trends that are popular in the U.S. financial services industry.

Feb 24
2014

DRJ Spring World News: In Case You Missed It

Posted by Vicki Thomas in DRJ Spring World

Vicki Thomas

We've been writing a lot lately about DRJ Spring World and it's easy to lose track of the details about our leading business continuity conference. So in this week's post, we're highlighting some of the DRJ Spring World features that we're pretty excited about.

Be sure to click on the links to get the full details on DRJ Spring World - we look forward to seeing you in a little over a month!

Feb 20
2014

Ski boots and celery

Posted by Andy Osborne in Business Continuity Plans , Business Continuity Planning , Awareness

Andy Osborne

By Andy Osborne, Acumen.  
Originally posted on Oz's Business Continuity Blog.

I love skiing. It’s right up there on my list of top ten favourite things (I’ll keep the other nine and their relative positions to myself for now, on the grounds that divulging them may incriminate me).

Feb 10
2014

DRJ Spring World Pre-/Post-Conference Courses

Posted by Vicki Thomas in DRJ Spring World

Vicki Thomas

Are you looking to maximize your travel and learning budget? Are you trying to find extra ways to get some extra knowledge and advice from industry experts? Then look no further than the pre- and post-conference courses offered at DRJ Spring World 2014.

A couple of weeks ago we highlighted the BCI post-conference courses and in this post we'll take a closer look at our other additional learning opportunities. (Hint: you may want to send your colleagues and boss the link to this blog post so they can read about the great learning opportunities available...)

Jan 29
2014

Cybersecurity absent during the State of the Union Address

Posted by John DiMaria in Untagged 

John DiMaria

I was disappointed that there was only a passing mention to cybersecurity at the recent State of the Union Address. As a matter of fact if you took a bite of your popcorn at the wrong time you missed it.

 I realize the president's address was focused mainly on the economy, but the biggest threat to our economy today is the lack of preparedness to identify, mitigate, detect and ward off a major cybersecurity attack.

Jan 27
2014

DRJ Spring World and The BCI

Posted by Vicki Thomas in DRJ Spring World , Business Continuity Institute

Vicki Thomas

Whether you’re new to business continuity, a seasoned expert or someone looking to increase their knowledge - you can definitely benefit from the DRJ Spring World pre- and post-conference courses.

 

Jan 23
2014

In data recovery, why you need a plan “B” and to think of employees as family

Posted by Jarrett F Potts in Untagged 

Jarrett F Potts

In data recovery, why you need a plan “B” and to think of employees as family

Throughout the past week, I’ve spent a lot of time reading Disaster Recovery Journal. I’ve come to the conclusion that there is an entire culture centralized on recovering data in the case of emergency. There seems to be one very important thing missing in this culture…you.

Jan 21
2014

Winter Weather Tips from FEMA

Posted by Annie Searle in Advice From A Risk Detective

Annie Searle

Another big storm is bearing down on the East Coast  --  so I thought I would post a link to FEMA's winter weather tips.
The building blocks of the tips for winter weather apply to those of us in other parts of the country as well.
If you keep a stash of extra batteries on hand, you're also likely to have created a family emergency plan and even perhaps to have 5-7 days of emergency food, medicine and other supplies on hand.    If you haven't found the time to take care of those items yet, pick a day this next week and get after it!  Once you've established the basics, it's a simple matter to check out the supplies once a year, replace anything that might have expired, and perhaps add a few more items to your stash labeled for emergencies.
Meanwhile, our thoughts go out to those on the East Coast, who've already gone through this once this month.