Next Generation Business Continuity: Protecting Workloads in the Cloud

By Dennis Wenk, Dimension Data: Cloud computing is rapidly becoming the IT industry’s “new normal,” and with this rise of cloud, organizations must rethink their business continuity strategies. Traditional business continuity tools, processes and strategies were all designed for standardized IT-environments; where wholesale data centers were recovered, in mass after

Are You Guilty of Avoiding Crisis Planning?

Preparing for a disaster may not be at the top of everyone’s to-do list. Deadlines, proposals, and meetings fill the day, let alone the roles and responsibilities we all encounter at home. Is crisis planning glamorous? Maybe not. Is it necessary? Absolutely. Like it or not, disasters are a natural part

Preparing for Every Possible Threat With a Flexible BCP

Your business is unlike any other. No matter what industry you serve or how many competitors you run up against, your business is unique with its own set of challenges and potential threats. And it’s why your operation requires the implementation of a business continuity plan that’s practical, easy to

Call for Speakers/Presentations for 2019 Management Conference

Presentation proposals are now being accepted for the 2019 Continuity Insights Management Conference, scheduled for April 15-17 at the Hilton Riverside New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana. Are you ready to exchange ideas, best practices, and vital information on relevant topics with your business continuity colleagues? Continuity Insights is seeking qualified

Businesses: Stop Making Multiple Copies of Your Data

By Laz Vekiarides, ClearSky Data: Three-two-one. Anyone who works in IT knows this is one of the prevailing strategies for data protection. In brief, the 3-2-1 strategy means a company has three copies of its data, two copies of which are local but on different media, and one copy offsite. While

2018 State of Business Continuity Report

According to the survey findings, a more resilient 2018 starts with organizations that value their BC department’s hard work and invest in preventative initiatives. While cybersecurity is a nationwide risk, organizations should ensure they have natural disaster and severe weather plans for their region. Moving forward, a higher use of

What ‘The Office’ Taught Us About Crisis Communication

It all starts with visibility vulnerability. When a crisis strikes, an organization becomes more visible to the public. Establishing a crisis plan prior to a disaster striking is essential, but miscommunication while in the public eye will create a secondary crisis. It’s important to remember that the information learned in the

Peer-to-Peer Lifesaving Rescue App for Fast Reliable Emergency Rescues During Disasters

Citizens to the Rescue, a new all-hazard disaster alerting network app for iPhone and Android, allows everyday citizens to mobilize and assemble voluntary emergency response teams in the event of a disaster. The app is available as a free download from the iTunes store and Google Play. As the only peer-to-peer