Hurricane Preparation Tips

September 3, 2019 11:43 am

Hurricane preparation tips from Fairchild Resiliency Systems were recently posted in the Orlando Business Journal. Check out the tips and be safe this hurricane season. The Fairchild family is thinking of all those affected by Hurricane Dorian. Read more here.

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Breaking Up is Hard to Do

April 1, 2019 9:21 pm

Breaking up is hard to do.  Those are not my words.  They were said, or sang by a much more talented guy named Neal Sedaka.  He sang those lyrics back in 1976, but they are still true today.  Breaking up is hard to do.  You can watch a performance of the song here.  (Watching this … Continue reading "Breaking Up is Hard to Do"

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Step One

October 8, 2018 3:12 pm

Organizations often make a false assumption as they approach the start of a Business Impact Analysis (BIA) or recovery plan building: they assume that staff members can define the business processes that they are engaged in as part of normal operations.  The truth is that many people struggle to define the processes that they are … Continue reading "Step One"

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Fairview Health Uses MaestroRS to Protect Critical Health Services

June 4, 2018 9:07 pm

Health service providers cannot tolerate downtime.  There are quite literally lives hanging in the balance.  Fairview Health Services of Minneapolis, MN is no different.  Over 1,500 applications, many of them mission-critical, are necessary to keep operations functioning normally in their 12 hospitals, 54 primary clinics, and 36 pharmacy locations.  In the past, IT support managed … Continue reading "Fairview Health Uses MaestroRS to Protect Critical Health Services"

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Drive Successfully – Best Practices for Software Implementation

May 16, 2018 2:01 pm

It’s like being behind the wheel of a car as it skids along a sheet of ice.  The helplessness of having your hands firmly on the wheel and your foot on the brake but not being able to change direction or stop leaves you breathless.   The imminent impact approaches in slow-motion. Your mind performs a … Continue reading "Drive Successfully – Best Practices for Software Implementation"

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Fairchild Named Independent Software Vendor (ISV) of the Year

May 15, 2018 2:02 pm

Fairchild Resiliency Systems Recognized by ServiceNow at Global PartnerNow Summit Fairchild Resiliency Systems Receives Breakout ISV Award for Americas Technology Partners Andover, MA— May 15, 2018 —Fairchild Resiliency Systems announced that it has been recognized by ServiceNow as the winner of the Breakout ISV Award for Americas Technology Partners for 2017. Presented at the Global … Continue reading "Fairchild Named Independent Software Vendor (ISV) of the Year"

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Leveraging the Network Effect in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

March 29, 2018 12:36 pm

The Network Effect is the idea that a product or service increases in value as more people utilize it.  This is a key concept underlying the rise of the Network Economy.  In the Network Economy the number of connections to a product or service drives its usability and value.  Airbnb is a flagship member of … Continue reading "Leveraging the Network Effect in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery"

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

January 2, 2018 2:34 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 second installment of a multi-part series.  In this installment we will focus on the Project Planning phase.  The first installment of this series can be reviewed by clicking here.  Subsequent segments … Continue reading "Starting a Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) Program – Part II"

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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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