Avoid Common Disaster Recovery Plan Pitfalls

January 2, 2018 2:20 pm

Disaster Recovery planning can be painstaking.  There are so many nuanced areas of focus that it is easy to miss key information that could hinder or block restoring systems and data within the time frames required by the organization.  Exercising plans is essential to help illuminate these hidden risks.  Here are some items we frequently … Continue reading "Avoid Common Disaster Recovery Plan Pitfalls"

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The Work of Innovation

January 2, 2018 2:17 pm

There is a common misconception that innovation involves people sitting around thinking about things until something groundbreaking comes to mind.  That abstract notion of what it means to be innovative and to bring an innovative thought to reality has next to nothing in common with the truth.  The easiest way to prove this is to … Continue reading "The Work of Innovation"

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Starting a Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) Program

January 2, 2018 1:53 pm

This series is dedicated to providing direction for applying Project Management principles to starting a Business Continuity or Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) Program.  This is the first installment of a multi-part series.  In this installment we will focus on the Project Initiation phase.  Subsequent segments will be aimed at additional phases of starting a BC/DR Program, … Continue reading "Starting a Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) Program"

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Monday Morning Quarterback Review of the 2011 Indianapolis Colts and Risk Management

January 2, 2018 1:46 pm

While a debate regarding who is the best quarterback in the National Football League would certainly include multiple viewpoints, there is little disagreement among those close to the sport about which team can best do without its top passer.  Over the last several years it has become generally accepted that the team least capable of … Continue reading "Monday Morning Quarterback Review of the 2011 Indianapolis Colts and Risk Management"

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Should Your Organization Use Business Continuity Software?

January 2, 2018 1:43 pm

The debate over the use of software for business continuity planning is typically focused on the perceived value of the system functionality. Software vendors champion their automation features while critics cite the licensing cost and the complexity of implementation and administration. Most organizations hinge their final determination on whether the system capabilities are viewed to … Continue reading "Should Your Organization Use Business Continuity Software?"

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The Barbarino Test for Actionable Plans

January 2, 2018 1:40 pm

Vinny Barbarino was a likeable character on a 1970s sitcom called Welcome Back Kotter. Welcome Back Kotter featured Gabe Kaplan as a Brooklyn school teacher charged with the education of some very unique students who had little interest in their studies. Barbarino, played by John Travolta, was the ringleader of the crew. He was famous … Continue reading "The Barbarino Test for Actionable Plans"

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