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Mar 17
2014

How to Get a Passing Grade on DR Preparedness

Posted by Brandon Tanner in rto , rpo , Disaster Recovery Tools , Disaster Recovery Planning

Brandon Tanner

Originally posted on Rentsys Recovery Services' blog

Earlier this year, the Disaster Recovery Preparedness (DRP) Council released the results of an annual benchmark survey that graded businesses worldwide on their state of DR preparedness using a scale of A (best) to F (worst). The report revealed some disturbing news: 3 in 4 companies are at risk due to incomplete or nonexistent disaster recovery plans. Fortunately, the DRP Council offered this nugget of encouragement: We're starting to identify DR best practices. Specifically, the survey results showed that businesses that scored an A or B had three things in common:

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.

Nov 19
2013

Combatting the Annual Disaster to Your Bottom Line – “Holiday Presenteeism” – by Keeping Your Employees Focused During the Festivities

Posted by Fred Rogers in Disaster Recovery Tools , Disaster Recovery Planning , Calamity , Business Continuity Planning

Fred Rogers

Sep 18
2012

DRJ's and Industry Conferences' Most Under-Valued Benefit

Posted by Aaron Callaway in Disaster Recovery Tools

Aaron Callaway

After every conference I undoubtedly get a variation of the same question, "How was the show? How was the attendance?" And every year I give the same response...... "Show was great. Wish the attendance was a bit higher." I think we all know that BCP and DR are some of the first casualties of budget cuts. Well, conference privileges get cut before BCP and DR. As we go into budget season for most organizations I suggest you fight a bit harder to attend local and national conferences. Sure we all benefit from the content and keeping up with the latest technology but one of the most under-valued benefits of attending conferences is the networking that just happens. Networking doesn't just happen in the sessions or at the vendor exhibits. It can certainly also happen at the bar, or at the Gym, or while checking out the local surroundings. This networking is very hard to report back on, but I believe in this virtual world we live in now that one hand shake at a conference can create an everlasting relationship..... For the record this blog is purely the opinion of Fairchild Consulting and the Arnold's had nothing to do with influencing this blog ;o)

Aug 24
2012

Is a "Measured" Continuity Program Good Enough??? Or Just Right??

Posted by Aaron Callaway in Disaster Recovery Tools

Aaron Callaway

The goal of Measured programs is to develop a resiliency program that is efficiently sized to mitigate risk while monitoring critical data elements to manage risk as the business demands. Measured programs are developed and maintained by utilizing three steps.  The first step takes into account an organization’s current state of readiness and resources available to them. The second step reviews industry best practices and determines application to your organization.  The third approach requires the implementation of program monitoring and dashboarding to provide data intelligence for senior leadership to identify a change in the risk profile and its potential impact to the organization.  This data will drive actionable items to treat, transfer, terminate, or tolerate the risks at hand.