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Let Zombies Bring Your Emergency Preparedness Training To Life

Let Zombies Bring Your Emergency Preparedness Training To Life

Originally posted on Alertfind's blog.

Business continuity and training expert Bob Clark joins Danielle Ricci, Vice President of Marketing for AlertFind, to talk about how organizations can overcome resistance and create more engaging emergency preparedness training with a series of zombie scenarios.

In our upcoming webinar, he’ll discuss how to use these scenarios in a variety of formats – walkthrough, tabletop and live events. He’ll help emergency preparedness professionals avoid common training pitfalls and create training that helps employees understand how to better protect themselves in a variety of situations.

Here are some highlights from their conversation:

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Cloud vs. On-Premise: The Disaster Recovery Battle

Cloud vs. On-Premise: The Disaster Recovery Battle

Making decisions about business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) can be a CIO’s worst nightmare. Planning, implementing and testing a strategy can take months and sleepless nights. Additionally, some CIOs face the added struggle of small budgets, fewer resources, and a mandate for agility to remain competitive. Add them all up, and you get an extremely difficult task task.

 

Before you get knee-deep in it all, you'll need to determine what type of DR solution best fits your company's needs, a Cloud or On Premise approach. To help you determine the correct answer, let’s compare conventional DR and cloud-based DR solutions to see which solution type will make a better fit for your business.

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10 Features to Look for in a Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Solution

10 Features to Look for in a Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Solution

These days, as CIOs are told to do more with less and find cost-effective solutions that meet business goals, the cloud has seen tremendous growth. One of the most cost-effective solutions that is seeing phenomenal uptake is Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). According to Gartner, DRaaS is a $2.02 billion business currently, and it is expected to reach $3.73 billion by 2021.

 

What you Should Look for in a Cloud Disaster Recovery Solution

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Top 10 Use Cases for Cloud Computing

Top 10 Use Cases for Cloud Computing

The shift to the cloud has brought about several solutions that make doing business easier. Whether it be cost savings, added flexibility or ease of use, companies are offloading workflows to the cloud and maintaining a competitive advantage. The cloud has also allowed companies to develop strategies and plans that were once after-thoughts, like disaster recovery and business continuity. Though cloud computing may not make sense in every business situation, there are several use cases that have undeniable benefits and should not be ignored. Here are the Top 10 cloud computing use cases:

10. Software as a Service (SaaS)

As companies grow and gather more data, SaaS technology has entered the market as a way to store, organize and maintain that data. Marketing automation tools, customer relationship management (CRM), etc. have helped lines of business to more efficiently do their jobs. Often referred to as "software on demand," SaaS solutions are centrally hosted in the cloud and can be accessed from anywhere, any time. 

9. Big Data Analytics

Speaking of gathering more data, Big Data is a disruptive trend that is wreaking havoc on the business world. Companies like Amazon and Facebook are Big Data powerhouses, collecting information on consumer buying trends, likes, dislikes and analyzing the data to predict future purchases and grow their businesses. Companies today are all trying to collect and understand big data to make decisions on sales, marketing, R&D, and more. When it comes to storing, managing and analyzing this data, the cloud is a very powerful tool.

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With Seconds To Respond, Is Your Business Earthquake-Ready?

With Seconds To Respond, Is Your Business Earthquake-Ready?

Originally posted on Alertfind's blog.

Earthquake preparedness expert Steven Eberlein joins Danielle Ricci, Vice President of Marketing for AlertFind, to talk about how businesses can prepare for the unique challenges that earthquakes pose.

In our upcoming webinar, he’ll discuss the key areas that companies must address – the unique challenges of preparing for earthquakes because they hit with no notice. He’ll walk organizations through how they can better prepare their employees and their operations with the right training and preparedness mindset.

Here are some highlights from their conversation:

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