4 Critical Backup and Disaster Recovery Questions to Ask Your Managed Services Provider

By Gary Cox Your company depends on technology to power everything from building security to payroll. While you see excellent productivity gains from a technology-forward infrastructure, you are vulnerable to any situation that takes out your systems. A rogue ex-employee could delete essential databases, a flood could knock out electricity to your data centre and […]

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3 Tips To Help You Build A Firmer Resilience Strategy For Your Business — Just Web World

Risk is more often than not the driving force behind uncertainty in any business. After all, businesses face all kinds of challenges. From cyber threats, right down to natural phenomenons. That is why it is so important to have an adaptable continuity plan as a business. After all, things happen. Certain projects may fall through. […]

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Business Continuity, Ecommerce, and thoughts

Radhika Murali

Welcome in Class!

In today’s post, I’d like to give a little background into the importance of Ecommerce and connectivity in business continuity, and how in the grand scheme of things, it can keep a business from going under.  The quick definition of business continuity, is the ability to mitigate or prevent disruption to the availability of services in an organization, public or private.  In today’s business environment, the necessity of being up 24/7/365 is imperative.  Connectivity is all too evident, not just for business function, as this class teaches, but something else; data backup.  For this to be done effectively it must be done sychronously to when the data is being written; or close to it.  No tapes, if possible, although many are still using them (argh!).  Connectivity is just the first step to getting the business back up after the disaster, just to recover the data, the brain…

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Greatest Business Continuity Threats in 2015

This year’s top 10 threats to business continuity according British Standards Insritute. Technology-related threats continue to provide the greatest concern for organizations, according to a new report published by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), in association with the British Standards Institution (BSI).

1. Unplanned IT and telecom outages 

2.   Cyber attack

3.   Data breach

4.   Adverse weather

5.   Interruption to utility supply

6.   Fire

7.   Security incident

8.   Health & Safety incident

9.   Act of terrorism

10.   New laws or regulations

See more at: http://www.information-age.com/technology/security/123457778/bci-reveals-top-10-threats-business-continuity#.dpuf

Reid Renicker, CEM, CBCP, MBCI

 

Embedding Emergency Management to Business Continuity Programs

Business ContinuManagement is a continuous management process which should be directed at the organization’s critical business processes with an aim to ensure the continuity of the business. With the characteristics of prevention, BCM limits the damages resulted from disruptive business events. BCM is a continuous management process which should be directed at the organization’s critical business processes with an aim to ensure the continuity of the business. With the characteristics of prevention, BCM limits the damages resulted from disruptive business events. The BCM definitions from the period 1995 to 2005 share the same management process which is “holistic”. And the aim is the same as well which is to prevent business disruptions and protect the organizations. However, the definitions are more detailed and include stakeholders, reputation, brand and value creating activities after 1995. From 2005, the definitions include the term “protective”.). The BCM definitions from the period 1995 to 2005 share the same management process which is “holistic”. And the aim is the same as well which is to prevent business disruptions and protect the organizations. However, the definitions are more detailed and include stakeholders, reputation, brand and value creating activities after 1995. From 2005, the definitions include the term “protective”.

Reid Renicker, CEM, CBCP, MBCI