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Dec 19
2012

2012 DRJ Highlights

Posted by Vicki Thomas in 2012

Vicki Thomas

2012 - the year is almost over. And what a year it has been. For the DRJ community and team, this has been a busy year of planning, development and continual learning. It has been our goal, as always, to provide you with the best resources available - ensuring that you have the latest and most up-to-date information about business continuity.

We were thinking about our year and realized it would be a good idea to share with you what we think are some of the highlights for us at DRJ for 2012. Of course, we're always eager to hear from you - so please let us know if you think we've missed something from our list.

Nov 26
2012

Thinking About Risk

Posted by Vicki Thomas in Untagged 

Vicki Thomas

Most organizations and companies want to mitigate risk. Limit risk by making smart business decisions that enable the company to be on the leading-edge of their niche but still not in the "risk" danger zone. A fine line indeed. 

What is interesting is that so many executives, managers, team leaders, and boards of directors often tend to overlook all facets of risk. The one type of risk that most folks are focused on is financial risk: what impact on the bottom line will the decision, new product, or switch in focus have?

Nov 08
2012

Learning the Hard Way

Posted by Vicki Thomas in hurricane sandy

Vicki Thomas

Despair. Anger. Frustration. Hopelessness. Sadness. Disappointment.

This is just a brief list of the emotions that folks impacted by Hurricane Sandy are feeling. It is impossible to understand what the citizens of the hard-hit areas are feeling. Many have lost everything - homes, belongings, businesses, and likely along with this - optimism.

Nov 05
2012

The Benefits of Conferences

Posted by Vicki Thomas in DRJ Spring World

Vicki Thomas

As you likely know, the team at Disaster Recovery Journal holds two conferences each year: DRJ Fall World and DRJ Spring World. DRJ is not alone in hosting, organizing, and managing these learning and networking opportunities. A quick search of the Internet reveals a range of conferences, workshops, and seminars focused on the issues of business continuity and disaster recovery.

 

Nov 01
2012

Hurricane Sandy Update

Posted by Vicki Thomas in hurricane sandy

Vicki Thomas

Well, in theory the worst of Hurricane Sandy is now over. But for hundreds of thousands of people, the destruction left behind is a large barrier to getting over the storm's destruction. With some people trying to get back to normal - battling traffic to get into Manhattan there are many many other people who are facing lost homes, missing belongings, the loss of businesses and many unanswered questions.

The East Coast is in the early days of realizing how much Sandy has really impacted folks. While some will be wringing their hands suggesting that people, government, and business should have been better prepared - there really are no clear cut answers. In coming days we will learn of communities, businesses, people and institutions that were prepared for such a disaster and we'll hear and read stories of those that weren't. Now is not a time for placing blame and pointing fingers - but rather a time to come together and support those that we can.

Oct 30
2012

Staying Up-To-Date with Hurricane Sandy

Posted by Vicki Thomas in hurricane sandy

Vicki Thomas

Oct 19
2012

A Closer Look At: ISO 22301

Posted by Vicki Thomas in rules and regulations

Vicki Thomas

I just downloaded the updated Rules and Regulations spreadsheet... To say there is a lot of great content and information in this spreadsheet would be an understatement. This Rules and Regulations spreadsheet was compiled by a team of industry experts (all members of the DRJ EAB). 

The most recent update to this resource was in August 2012, and I thought it would be a good idea to write about different rules and regulations that you might not know about, have been recently amended or added or you might not fully understand. (Yes, this is me urging you to post comments about which rules and regulations you would like me to investigate and write about for you!)