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Published: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:46:51 -0500


Disaster Recovery Plan

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:15:46 -0600

A disaster recovery plan is a documented process to recover and protect a business IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster. Basically, it provides a clear idea on various actions to be taken before, during and after a disaster. Disasters are natural or man-made.

7 Ways to Prepare Your Data Center for a Natural Disaster

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 09:32:20 -0600

Data center disaster recovery focuses on data protection, equipment protection from physical damage and application availability. Read on 7 quick steps to prepare a good disaster recovery plan for building a flexible and resilient data center infrastructure systems for protecting your valuable equipment.

The Importance of Disaster Preparedness for a Small Business

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:07:42 -0600

Any business, whether small or big, faces many challenges and some of the biggest challenges are in the shape of disasters, especially the natural ones. It does not matter which part of the world your business operates in; natural disasters are possible in every part of the planet.

How Prepared Is Your Board for Cyberspace?

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 08:34:22 -0500

As a rule, boards of directors are made up of savvy business people. However, in most cases, they are no technology experts. Therefore, cyber security systems may not be front of mind. Nevertheless, it is their job to ensure the enterprise is not vulnerable to hackers. This article looks at how the board of directors for Equifax or any other company could have been better prepared and avoided a massive cyber breach.

Resilient Businesses Move Their People To The Cloud

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 06:59:28 -0500

Business Resilience requires an new look at Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity that aligns the risk businesses face today due to Black Swan events with new strategies such as cloud technology. The risk businesses face to their operational readiness today doesn't come from the loss of their IT infrastructure but from the loss of critical staff during regionalized and local disruptive events. Only proactive preparation including planning, training and the design of a resilient facility will mitigate the risk businesses face today.

Business Continuity Management for the Utility Sector - Ascent

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:07:47 -0500

After every natural disaster, people are deprived of basic amenities like water, food and power. On the other side of the coin, the utility industry is always at the receiving end to succumb to any type of disaster, be it man-made or natural. In this scenario, this sector needs a comprehensive business continuity management strategy to serve the people even during a crisis.

The Forms of Business Risks and Practical Ways of Managing Them

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:51:17 -0500

It takes a great deal of time and efforts for entrepreneurs to set up enterprises. Owing to this, they must vigilantly guard against any internal or external dangers that might result in their collapse. Identifying and controlling potential threats to businesses is the guaranteed way to succeed.

3 Tips on What to Do When Your Company Is Distressed

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:27:00 -0500

In order for business to succeed, you need smart business strategy in place. Even the most efficient business owners can often overlook the early warning signs of a company in distress. To ensure you act early and save your company, here are a few tips on what to do.

Hero Of The Hour - How To Effectively Manage The Reputation Of A Firm In Crisis

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 07:03:06 -0600

So the worst has happened. The firm whose reputation you manage has befallen a crisis. This is a trying time and how you handle it can save the firm's reputation or malign it even further.

Why Crisis Preparedness Planning Should Be An Essential Practice

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 08:17:13 -0600

Crisis preparedness planning plays a crucial role in the survival of any company in the environment. It is important for the company to devise a plan with the help of crisis communication services which can protect the company from negative remarks and news along with preventing loss of profits. The steps on how a crisis communication plan must be devised have been explained.

Standing Strong In A Storm - How To Deal With Crises Effectively

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 07:27:00 -0600

The article provides businesses with tips and tricks on how they can effectively survive a crisis. Since every business is bound to suffer from a crisis at some point in their lifetime, it is prudent to hire a reputation management firm to help them plan and survive any crisis. Professionals with reputation management jobs will always advise every business to constantly monitor their reputation constantly to help them be prepared in case a crisis arises.

Beware The "Stealth" Threat To Business Continuity

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 06:44:33 -0600

Protected against cyber-attack? Excellent. Prepared for a breakdown in utility supplies? Good. Password protected to resist data breaches? Wonderful. But what if something's threatening your business continuity at this very moment that you hadn't even thought of? It's all about the money.

How to Keep Your IT Assets Secure From Catastrophes With Professional Disaster Recovery Services

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 10:11:57 -0600

Disaster recovery is all about precautionary strategies taken by organizations in order to combat disastrous circumstances. Any scenario that has an adverse effect on company's continuity and its allied resources can be implied as a disaster, such as, power sabotage, hardware/software failure, network outage, fire, flood, and the list can be endless.

Colocation Vs Cloud - Do You Know the Difference?

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 07:37:20 -0600

When it comes to choosing the best way to store your data or to manage an effective disaster recovery program, then you really need to understand the difference between colocation and the cloud. Each one provides you with benefits, yet they are both different in how they are managed and how you can benefit moving forward. As a business owner, you need to have a set budget in mind on how much you are willing to spend on your data storage or disaster recovery.

Do You Know The Benefits of Disaster Recovery Sites?

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 07:36:23 -0600

There has been a lot of emphasis on disaster recovery over the past few years for businesses on a global scale. Company owners understand the importance of backing up their data with millions still making the mistake of storing their back up drives in their office safe. In the event of a fire or serious natural disaster where the entire building is damage, the company will not only lose their computers and servers, but the drives stored in the safe can also be seriously compromised, which can cost the company billions in the long run.

How to Choose a Disaster Recovery Site

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 11:00:59 -0500

Disaster recovery is a word you will hear on a regular basis from your IT department. These days companies rely on computers, keeping all their information, client data, orders and invoicing. All it takes a serious virus and you can lose everything, as you can imagine not the ideal situation you want to find yourself in.

Small Business Is Hard Enough: The Challenges of a Small Business After a Disaster

Tue, 20 Oct 2015 12:48:34 -0500

Small business owners face many challenges after a disaster. This article gives an overview of 7 challenges Small Business Owners face after a disaster.

Preparedness Vs Resilience, Are They the Same Thing?

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:15:27 -0500

How are preparedness and resilience different? Are they?

Succession Planning: Getting Your Ducks in a Row

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 10:30:33 -0500

Today is the first day of fall, which reminds us that to everything there is a season - including your business. Understand the importance of preparing for whatever the next season of your business has in store, and learn some helpful steps for putting continuity plans into action.

Preparing for the Unexpected: Defining a Corporate Crisis Before It Defines You

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 11:45:33 -0500

When it comes to the topic of crisis management, there is a rhetorical saying made popular by JFK and used by a host of others that claim that the Chinese language defines a crisis with two brush strokes. One brush stroke was said to represent Danger and the other Opportunity. When you actually think about it, the combination of two such diverse words would appear to be quite appropriate.

Can Your Business Recover From a Disaster in 3 Minutes or Less?

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 07:43:47 -0500

It's not the physical loss of property that makes recovery so difficult - it's the loss of data that is most detriment to full recovery. It is human nature to ignore the potential for something to go wrong, especially when you have never experienced it firsthand. However, a false sense of security can and does effect livelihoods. When a disaster strikes, few truly expect to realize incredible loss and inevitable regret from not having prepared well.

The Greatest Threats to Your Business

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:04:51 -0500

Surprisingly, the greatest threats to the continuity of a family-owned business are not competition, creditors, or even lawsuits. They are divorce and lack of a succession plan. The big D If you get divorced, you could lose up to 50 percent of your business to your ex-spouse.

Protecting Ocean Regions With Robotics

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:53:44 -0500

1.1 INCREASING BURDEN OF CHRONIC ILLNESS AND EVER-AGING GLOBAL POPULATION - With the ever-aging global population and the growing burden of chronic illness, there is an increased reliance on the healthcare system (particularly the biopharmaceutical industry) in order or one to achieve and sustain a high quality of life. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the burden of human diseases have been rapidly increasing for decades with this trend predominantly contributed by population growth and environmental degradation.

Why Edison Achieved More for Mankind Than Tesla

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 07:11:49 -0500

Since I wrote an article with the title Edison was right, DC Strategies are coming, I got a lot of comments from Tesla-ians including serious hate mail. In my view there is one indisputable fact; that Edison had a far bigger direct impact on mankind with his products than Tesla who never productized anything and always needed others, like Marconi, to draw the right conclusions from his observations. Tesla was a tinkerer who often jumped to the wrong conclusions, as many academics do. Edison was a practical guy who saw a problem looked at the technology available and made salable product out of it. However, this article is about the fact that DC will finally enter our homes and factories and co-exist with AC or completely displace it on the site where it is used.

Focusing on Cloud Portability and Interoperability

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:31:30 -0600

Cloud Computing has helped us understand both the opportunity, and the need, to decouple physical IT infrastructure from the requirements of business. In theory cloud computing greatly enhances an organization's ability to not only decommission inefficient data center resources, but even more importantly eases the process an organization needs to develop when moving to integration and service-orientation within supporting IT systems.

Getting Back Up After Insolvency

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:44:32 -0600

We all know that once we start a business there's a good chance that it will end in failure. It's a fear which paralyses millions of potential business owners every single day, but something which must be overcome if you're going to get anywhere in life. To strive into the world of business and come up short on occasion is infinitely more honourable than sitting on the side lines and watching as others attempt to make it in the world of business.

Data Backup and Recovery Solutions Are a Vital Aspect for All Businesses

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:22:28 -0600

By working in or running your own business you will realise how vital it is that your systems and data are available at all times. Many people however do not think about having anything in place should a power failure or anything else happen that could temporarily or permanently take these away.

The Idea of Business Continuity Is Vital for Any Company

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:55:02 -0600

Running your own business can be a very stressful time due to many reasons that occur in the day to day running of things. There will always be something new going on or some problem that you will have to deal with at some point.

How Record Storage Can Protect Your Businessa

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 09:35:06 -0600

There are thousands of organizations that must store extremely huge amounts of information, such as financial data, emails, customer details, and many other records. And all this information is of crucial importance to the company, and if it is lost, stolen or misplaced, the company will face serious problems. In order to avoid such issues, it is recommended that businesses store their records in one form or another.

Information You Need to Know About Cloud Storage and Backup Solutions

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:50:14 -0600

Every business owner or employee will know how important their data is to them, no matter how big or small the company is. This may be from customer details to business accounts information all of which must be backed up in case of hacking or any other disaster.

What You Need to Know About Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:48:53 -0600

When looking at backing up and protecting all of the electronic data for your business it is important to look at all the options that are available to you. It is also important to find out which one would provide the best solution.

Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09:17:29 -0600

In the classic sense of information technology, both buyers and sellers have gravitated to the break-fix model, this model proves highly inefficient as it is expensive and does not really support the line of business applications. Fast forward a decade or two and you may stumble across the managed service model of information technology, though proactive and more efficient than its predecessors it still has certain fundamental flaws that need to be addressed by your specific technology provider in order to ensure that you are in-fact receiving the most bang for your buck. In this article we will explore the brief history of information technology in business and why those businesses have come to fear it. First and foremost, it is in this author's humble opinion that information technology should NOT be a cost center. Actually quite the opposite as implementing and supporting technology solutions in business when done right can be a very lucrative endeavor as the cost savings and return on investment can be extraordinarily fruitful and rapid.

Tips to Choosing the Right Cloud Storage and Backup Solutions for Your Business

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:35:05 -0500

Every business should have good cloud storage and backup solutions to reduce the risk of data loss. Data loss can cost a business thousands, it results in you losing important customer information and over time, can result in the business taking a financial knock as you try and compile all the information you have collected over the years.

The Importance of Data Backup and Recovery Solutions in All Sized Businesses

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:34:28 -0500

Data loss can be very costly to any size business. These days where companies rely on the internet and computers on a daily basis, downtime can cost you thousands in the long run. In fact,over seventy percent of companies that have data loss will close their doors within a year.This means that you need to pay close attention to your data backup and recovery solutions to reduce the risk of your company taking a setback in the event of a disaster.

Cloud Backup Is Necessary in Today's Changing Business Landscape

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:02:12 -0500

The world is changing at light speed. Information which once required a large warehouse to store data can now be kept on devices smaller than a fingernail. Technology has caused nearly all businesses to keep their data in a computer or online. Sadly, the ability to store things electronically also makes it easier to corrupt or steal. The saying, beggars can't be choosers has never rung truer than today. No one and no business is safe from attack.

Everyone Should Have a Secure Data Backup and Recovery System

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:01:16 -0500

Security breaches happen on a daily basis. Hackers and scammers target large corporations, individuals and small businesses all in the hopes of scoring sensitive data. There are even large online markets dedicated to the purchasing of illegally retrieved credit card information.

The Importance of Backing Up Your Network

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:20:21 -0500

Over the past few years, considerable attention has been given to the preservation of data within corporations and enterprises alike. What I find fascinating is that many of these same companies do not back up the one element that gets them to that data, and that is the internet/network. What is even more astounding is the relative little cost to create a backup network.

The Evil Influence of Money: Can Mankind Dispose Of the Concept of Money and Live In Peace?

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:10:25 -0500

MONEY is the greatest discovery of MAN. His other discoveries may either help him physically or mentally but money by itself, cannot satisfy any of his physical or mental needs. One can buy books using money, not knowledge, costly beds not sleep, cosmetics not beauty, palatial house, not home, medicines, not cure and so on. He can build huge temples, not mental peace nor he can get Divine Grace. Hence money has limited role to play in the intellectual, mental and peaceful life of a man. But, unfortunately, nowadays money is the central axis around which entire worldly life revolves. Nothing is possible without money. If one possesses money to a limited extent, he is the boss, but if he possesses more and more money, money is the boss. Money is everything today. Medicines, education arts and literature and even family attachments are controlled, unfortunately by monetary considerations. So, this is a potential danger to the entire humanity. People are prepared to murder own parents for the sake of money. Money has removed all the finer aspects of human mind. In this article, we can see ways and means to conquer this great disaster and live in Peace and harmony.

Benefits of Deploying a Mass Notification Solution In Your Organization

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:19:21 -0500

The article is about benefits of integrated an emergency alerting solution within an organization's business continuity plan. In this article, we discover various scenarios where mass notification solutions help organization keep a smooth sail during a crises.

Small Business Hit By Disaster - Is the Owner Liable?

Wed, 21 May 2014 14:57:11 -0500

If disaster strikes your business, whether caused by mother nature, the market, or a simple accident, you can assume that you as owner will be scrutinized by a number of entities looking for fault or even for grounds that could lead to a lawsuit. There are some basic actions you can take to help protect yourself. They will give you a better chance of surviving the disaster, too.

Your Business Culture - Does It Include Emergency Preparedness?

Tue, 20 May 2014 21:28:55 -0500

As a business owner, if you expect to hang on to what you've built when an emergency hits, you need to develop a "culture of emergency preparedness." That may start with your developing a generic business continuity plan, but it won't be effective unless that plan is customized to fit your business. New videos will help you identify "missing pieces" in your plan.

How to Prepare a Business for Disasters

Fri, 16 May 2014 14:14:35 -0500

Every business has its high times where everything work like a clock work and money is flowing like water, but just like the good times role. disaster is just around the corner and can happen at any time. a smart business owner will know how to prepare for the harsh times and plan ahead

Reliable Communications When The Power Is Out At Work

Thu, 08 May 2014 16:41:21 -0500

When phones, cell phones and computers are suddenly dead because of a disastrous power outage, how will you be in touch with your employees to help them stay safe and take steps to protect the business? A simple, tried and true solution is hand-held, two-way radios, or walkie-talkies. Find out more about this common-sense technology.

Bulk School Supplies For Disaster Affected Areas

Tue, 06 May 2014 09:25:55 -0500

As an area recovers from a natural disaster, it seems much of the aid dries up as soon as the most basic needs are met and news coverage stops. If people don't hear about recovery on a regular basis, they may not realize that needs are still not being met. However, the recovery process in Haiti and other countries has shown us that sometimes, regions need months or even years to recover when they suffer intense damage from natural disasters like hurricanes or earthquakes. Children in some parts of Japan were still going to school in temporary buildings, or classrooms temporarily built out of cardboard in larger rooms like gymnasiums, two years after the earthquake that devastated the area. Rebuilding takes time, and often the focus has to be on shelter and services like water and power. Out of necessity, schools take a backseat during the recovery process.

Earthquake Preparedness Month Inspires Public Service Campaign for Business Continuation

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 06:30:05 -0500

When a business fails as the result of a disaster, whether man-made or natural, the impact spreads beyond just the owner and employees. Suppliers lose a customer; customers lose a product or service. It pays for all business partners to plan for an emergency by developing a sound Business Continuation Plan -- and to practice it. Here's a public service campaign to help business partners take steps for increased security in the face of emergencies.

Disaster Planning for Startups

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 07:21:15 -0500

"Disaster Recovery Planning" sounds a little melodramatic but disasters come in many forms, but all can be terminal for an SME or starter business. A brief look at any newspaper will show that 'disasters' of one sort or another are more or less the norm nowadays. In any case for a business start-up or any small business a 'disaster' doesn't have to be very big to be very disastrous.

3 Reasons Your Call Center Needs a Business Continuity Plan

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 07:19:02 -0600

Business continuity plan is one of the features that are critical for any business. This means it is important for call centres as well. Before we look into the reasons why it is important to have a business continuity plan, it is important to understand what exactly a BCP is and what it does.

Make Your Business Ready for an Electricity Blackout

Tue, 14 Jan 2014 06:38:42 -0600

30 years ago, everyone hoped that the world would get more and more advanced and more politically stable. Today it looks as there has been a lot of technological advancement but the supply of energy is getting more uncertain. This is partly because the world dynamics have presented us with a much more destabilized oil supply and governments have an interest in increasing taxes on energy and water not because there is a severe shortage of resources but to feed their ever-increasing spending habits.

Tips for Administrators Using Digital Asset Management

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:43:56 -0600

Every administrator wants to make sure that they get linked up with the right strategy that they need to organize content. Businesses these days are creating much more content for projects, so this is a natural reaction to have. Some people will want to check out their options when it comes time to setting up a digital asset management system.

Will Your Business Continuity Plan Really Keep Your Business Running After a Disaster? (Part 1)

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:49:45 -0600

A thorough Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is critical to implementing an effective and cost conscious Business Continuity Plan (BCP). The importance of this step should not be overlooked as it makes the difference between creating a value added tool to ensure the viability of a business, or yet another large document to print and file away.

When Things Go Wrong, Are You Prepared?

Fri, 06 Dec 2013 09:36:00 -0600

It is a reality in business that things will eventually go wrong. The events, if serious, may seriously impact the day to day operations and viability of the business.

Crisis Communication - Beware the Exploding Cafe

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 17:10:43 -0500

When a crisis occurs, it's not necessarily something you could have avoided. But being prepared to communicate to your important audience is something for which you CAN prepare. Crisis Communication Planning and Management is how and when and what you tell people - the media, your customers, suppliers, regulatory authorities, sponsors, etc.

Fluidity Solves All Conflicts

Mon, 07 Oct 2013 09:44:15 -0500

Opposing Polarities May Cooperate With Each Other Or They Conflict To Varying Degrees Fluidity is the answer to all confusing statements. Fluidity is the key to wisdom.This article will discuss fluidity, its meaning and use.

Why Is Preparing for the Next Global Pandemic So Difficult?

Sun, 29 Sep 2013 15:49:18 -0500

The study of evolution is important even if many religious folks request nicely that they don't wish to discuss it. Still, we don't have to talk about human evolution, we can very well talk about something which evolves millions of times faster. Take for instance flu strains, viruses, bacteria, etc. Yes, let's talk about this, it's something that we can see and we don't even have to talk about human evolution and ruffle feathers (from birds that are what's left over of many dinosaurs).

Off-Grid Lighting and DC Systems for Performance During and After a Disaster

Mon, 16 Sep 2013 06:12:16 -0500

Up and until now there were no good lighting solutions that could survive a shock, vibration or prolonged periods of being in high humidity environments or submerged in water, yet fully functional once the adverse conditions subside. Conventional Lighting Conventional lighting often use metal-halide or some form of mercury laden bulb or tube technology that can easily break due to vibration, concussion or shock. As a result conventional lighting is more likely to be not available in an emergency in addition adding insult to injury poisoning the environment, humans and animals nearby with unhealthy amounts of...

After Document Imaging

Fri, 06 Sep 2013 14:47:21 -0500

Document disposal is an important part of the document imaging process. What should you do with all of the paper documents that have been scanned? Be sure that you have a plan in place prior to beginning a project to avoid exposing sensitive client information.

Standby Power Generation: Should You Consider Storm Running?

Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:49:26 -0500

It is generally recommended to use the standby power generation as a preventative measure and power up the generator prior to the storm's approach. This will separate from the utility and operate in an "island" mode for a period of time, until the danger of power outage has passed. Then the facility can be transferred back to the usual utility feed.

How the Incident Command Structure Works

Thu, 08 Aug 2013 09:43:10 -0500

There is a disaster in waiting every moment, so it is of utmost importance to have a system in place that would tackle the challenges faced during any such emergency and provide the required help to the people in need. This system needs to be available in all the departments of a particular business, practice and residential or commercial structures to make them foolproof from any emergency that can occur at any given time. Also, this system must have all the required equipments and people to pull off a rescue operation with high success percentage.

Disaster Strikes: No Time to Forget the Disabled

Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:43:43 -0500

In a disaster situation, it is important to remember those who already have their own unique challenges when going about their daily lives. All too often the disabled are overlooked in favor of rushing help to a community overwhelmed with a loss of basic services because of flooding or other severe storm damage that might have necessities like power and sanitation crippled for days, weeks, or in extreme cases months and even years.

Triumph or Disaster?

Mon, 01 Jul 2013 10:17:20 -0500

"IF you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you... If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster... Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken... and lose, and start again at your beginnings... " Some fine words from one of the finest poems ever written - "If" by Rudyard Kipling. Without pain, struggle and failure, how could we truly appreciate the good times and acknowledge our success and achievement.

Broken Promises and Superstorm Sandy

Sat, 15 Jun 2013 15:20:48 -0500

Bureaucratic processes never cease to amaze me in the length of time they take to transpire. On October 29, 2012, all of our day-to-day routines were swept out with the tide - literally! Hurricane Sandy moved in. My faith on the promises of our government programs? Swept away with Superstorm Sandy. Only have the lessons learned from this horrible experience.

Emergency Water Damage Service

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 08:04:18 -0500

Those who are experiencing flooding in their homes are going to need help right away. It will help to keep their homes and their possessions safe. When this happens, in many cases an insurance company will try to get a homeowner to choose one particular water damage service, but homeowners have the right to choose whatever service they want.

Water Damage Restoration and Cleanup Solutions

Wed, 12 Jun 2013 08:10:29 -0500

If there's been any water damage on your commercial or residential property, you should not wait and should immediately call in professionals from a reputable water restoration company. In some cases, you can do restoration on your own, but there is too much risk to take it up as a DIY project.

The Evolution of Temporary Bank Buildings

Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:06:01 -0500

Over the years temporary bank trailers have evolved from repurposed mobile homes to high end purpose built modular buildings. Since they a specialized products they can at time become difficult to locate. Make sure you are guaranteed the availability of a temporary bank building in the event of a disaster recovery situation by discussing a Disaster Recovery contract with a modular bank building provider.

The Real Cost Of Water Damage

Sat, 08 Jun 2013 15:09:17 -0500

When water damage occurs the initial thought is usually what property did it destroy? Most people end up replacing carpeting, curtains, furniture, photographs and any other things water logged. What doesn't get replaced is usually base boards, cabinetry, drywall and wall paper.

Supporting Those Who Support You

Fri, 07 Jun 2013 15:16:01 -0500

After a community sustains heavy damage due to an event like terrorism or a natural disaster, that community relies on many not the least of which is its banking community to be open and available. Like a good insurance plan a well thought out and rehearsed Disaster Recovery Plan is an invaluable tool for any business to have and to keep current.

Emergency Temporary Buildings to the Rescue

Thu, 25 Apr 2013 11:18:22 -0500

Disaster can strike at any time and recovery can be difficult. Temporary buildings and shelters can provide a significant part of the solution.

Do You Have a Recovery Plan to Save Lost Business Data?

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 10:44:10 -0500

Many businesses don't worry about the consequences of losing data until it actually happens. This article explains how important it is to create a recovery plan - long before you actually need it.

3 Positive Ways to Deal with the Unthinkable

Thu, 04 Apr 2013 10:36:51 -0500

Whether it's a compound fracture, a cancer diagnosis, or the bank is calling in your note, we're tempted to deny rather than deal in reality. The supreme advantage to dealing is you confront and control what you can.

Hiring a Consulting Company for Boosting Business

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 14:14:11 -0500

Business consultants play an important role for any business to ensure that the business is going in the right direction. If, you are a business owner and think that your business is not moving in the right direction and with the right pace then you should consult a business consulting company.

Three Things Every Office Building Should Have On-Hand for Employee Safety

Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:17:23 -0500

Accidents are all-too-common in the workplace, and businesses should prepare for mishaps both big and small. From first-aid kits for small cuts to survival gear that can be used during a fire, every office should invest in reliable safety measures.

Insure Your Company's Well-Being With a Business Continuity Plan

Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:55:20 -0500

We've all been there. A computer crashes, hard drive is damaged, and somehow important files are missing. It's a maddening experience. But if you're a business owner, data loss can be devastating.

4 Things You Can Benefit From Disaster Recovery Plan

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:27:37 -0500

Moving your company forward in the wake of a disaster can be a huge obstacle, but with a solid disaster recovery plan, you can keep progressing and moving your business forward. The better prepared you are, the easier disaster recovery becomes-even if it prevents your competition from moving on.

Disaster Recovery Planning Protects Your Vital Records

Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:11:14 -0600

The average organization can double its stored information in a matter of months. Since new laws require businesses to keep this data for an extended period of time, it is up to the business to comply with regulations and establish an effective system for records management. While records management is extremely important, disaster recovery planning is equally essential. Since the enormous amount of stored data for the average organization can require extensive capital, many companies mistakenly choose to cut costs by skipping area of planning altogether.

Disaster Management Training - Essential In Handling Disasters

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:52:49 -0600

Disasters can occur without any warning and at any time. Though, nobody wants any disaster to happen but their sudden outbreak has made them an important and critical issue to consider. The most evident problem during any disaster is that lack of resources in sharing information.

Major Shocks To Complex Systems - Reverberations Before Cascading Failures Considered

Tue, 05 Feb 2013 08:08:19 -0600

Not long ago, I was talking to an investor friend of mine who also happens to be a mathematician. We were discussing complex systems, and ETF derivative algorithm tracking schemes. We got to talking about what the stock markets look like when they are topsy and how there could be a major hit, then extreme volatile activity, and then just when you think everything is stabilizing, it falls apart. We also see this in biological systems like the human body after someone has a heart attack, breaks a hip, or has a serious bout with a virus or bacterial infection.

When The Power Goes Out - Business Entrepreneurs Can't Give In

Mon, 04 Feb 2013 08:57:29 -0600

During Super Bowl 47 something rather unexpected happened, the power went out during the second half. Well, half the stadium's power went out that is, and yet, the show must go on. The game was delayed 35-minutes, the problem was fixed and the game continued, after all, it was the Super Bowl, and after a long fought season, that game had to be played. Some would say that the chances of that happening, the power going out, is next to impossible. Well, if you know anything about New Orleans, you should be too awfully surprised, I wasn't.

Restoration and Conservation of Delicate Materials With Mold

Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:17:47 -0600

To find an environmentally-safe and non-destructive restoration method of mold decontamination which effectively destroys mold and bacteria after water damage and is suitable for delicate materials such as leather or vellum books, paper books, documents, archival records, art works and textiles. Through the combined use of vacuum freeze drying and additional processes that employ supercritical/near supercritical CO2 on an industrial scale, mold inactivation can be achieved after water damage to rescue delicate materials.

Planning for Disasters In the Oil and Gas Industry

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:17:23 -0600

Disasters in the oil and gas industry happen. Although much is done to minimize occurrences, fires, explosions and leaks may happen in the course of oil and gas exploration and drilling. Companies must be prepared in the event of a natural or man-made incident which results in an oil spill or fire on offshore rigs and onshore sites.

Telephone Systems and Business Continuity, Don't Leave It Too Late!

Tue, 11 Dec 2012 08:17:36 -0600

Something terrible has happened, your staff can't get into the office to answer the phones. Because they can't get in they can't even put a "sorry" message on the main number. Your callers are getting angry that no-one is answering and this could have all been avoided with a little pre-planning and thought, read on to find out how.

Fear of the Unknown Coupled With Ignorance Can Be a Deadly Combination

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 08:23:22 -0600

Many folks in New York City, in the lower elevations by the water, thought they were safe because the storm was coming in from the other direction, and therefore they assumed they wouldn't get hit with the waves. This is a faulty assumption based on ignorance of how tidal surges work, and perhaps the media should have done a better job explaining it, or the Mayor of New York City should have been a little more blunt, persuasive, and assertive in the matter.

Looks Like The Mayan Demise Is In The News Again in 2012

Mon, 03 Dec 2012 08:53:32 -0600

While everyone is worried about the latest Y2K scare, namely the end of the world thanks to the predictive Mayan Calendar and that ancient civilization's belief's taken out of context, it seems some Global Warming Alarmists had gotten research monies to go play in Central America visiting some of the major old buildings of that past period there. It turns out that climate scientists have convinced themselves that climate change, specifically rainfall, did have something to do with the end of those ancient societies.

Northern Ice Melt Might Be a Good Thing - Pluses and Minuses

Sat, 01 Dec 2012 12:01:51 -0600

We sure hear a lot of doom and gloom by the Global Warming Alarmists over climate change. They tell us their best guess is that by 2100 the oceans will rise 1.5 feet. I know, you are saying; "so what" and so am I really, but it does give them a chance to work on their not so accurate climate models and they get paid big bucks to research all this. But when it comes to climate change I say it's probably more due to other causes including solar activity than mere CO2 from human emissions.

Can The Bay Delta Area Levees Hold Back a Multi-Day 15-Inch Rain Storm?

Sat, 01 Dec 2012 12:00:13 -0600

When Arnold Schwartznegger was governor of California, he urged the Democrats to cut spending on unnecessary and runaway entitlements and the need for pension and benefit reforms for employees. He also warned that the levee system around the Bay-Delta area was in serious need of repair and a big snowpack year and early run-off or major rain event and those levees might not hold. In that case the costs and damage would be astronomical. Like New York City engineers in California have warned for years of the need for upgrades and retrofits to protect against flooding.

Must Be Getting Close to the Mayan Calendar Termination Date of 2012?

Tue, 27 Nov 2012 09:13:16 -0600

It seems every year, around the holidays we get more and more doom and gloom in the media. I'm not sure why this occurs, maybe it's because people have too much time on their hands and they start buying into all this conspiracy theory crap. Regardless, it is something I've been watching over the years, and this year is no exception. Here we are around the Thanksgiving holidays in 2012, and it looks like everyone is on board for the big Mayan calendar countdown. Personally, I'm not buying it.

Corporate Boards and CEOs Say - Blame It On The Weather!

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 07:50:07 -0600

Good companies on proper foundational footing should be able to weather a storm. A real one or an economic sector rotation hitting their industry - however, it's often easy to blame missed earnings in any given quarter on the weather, yes, the weather - or some freak of nature - a natural disaster for instance. Okay so, let's talk shall we?

Handling High-Bandwidth During Media-Driven Sporting Events

Wed, 14 Nov 2012 10:04:10 -0600

Large televised events, such as the recent London 2012 Olympic Games can put serious strain on a business's network. So what can businesses do to overcome the challenges?

Can A Carwash Offer Free Showers After A Natural Disaster to Help Homeless Displaced People?

Sun, 11 Nov 2012 12:28:46 -0600

If you own a carwash, after a natural disaster there will be quite a few dirty cars which need detailing and thorough cleaning. Especially if there has been a flood, or a tidal surge from perhaps a hurricane. If the cars are not cleaned properly, as well as the undercarriages they begin to rust right away, have electrical problems, and the dirt and debris hardens behind the fender wells and other places on the car. This means carwashes are very busy after stormy weather and natural disasters.

Did The New York Stock Exchange Really Have to Shut Down For Super Storm Sandy?

Thu, 01 Nov 2012 07:38:52 -0500

Hurricane and Super Storms Sandy was rather historic in many regards. Certainly the size of the storm and the massive energy behind it along with the storm surges and deluge of rain was nearly of biblical proportions. But it was historic for another reason, it actually shut down the New York Stock Exchange for two days, something which hadn't happened in 30 years. My question is why did they need to shut it down at all? Shouldn't something as important as the NYSE have redundancies?

5 Reasons Why Crisis Management Software on Your Phone Is Crucial in Today's Business Landscape

Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:36:28 -0500

In an era where technological sophistication is taken for granted, people expect communication and crisis resolution to be almost instantaneous. Emergency or crisis management can be challenging enough with a PC at hand, but when on the move, it's nearly impossible unless one has access to a smartphone with the app for a cloud based crisis management system. Today's business landscape by its very nature demands mobile crisis management software.

What Is A Company Voluntary Arrangement?

Thu, 04 Oct 2012 15:48:47 -0500

A look at how businesses can survive the threat of having to close down. Using the right consultants and making voluntary arrangements with creditors they can continue to trade and pay off debts.

How to Manage Your Social Media in a Crisis

Wed, 19 Sep 2012 10:55:10 -0500

Good communication with your stakeholders or interested parties during a crisis is fundamental to an effective crisis response and managing your business' reputation. Although there are well-documented examples where social media content has amplified or even precipitated incidents, its speed and reach mean it also provides a powerful new channel for disseminating information, gauging reaction or spreading your message in the aftermath of a crisis.

Five Top Tips for Crisis Management Teams

Tue, 18 Sep 2012 08:02:53 -0500

Recent studies suggest the majority of organisations should expect to experience a value-eroding crisis once every five years. It is an essential part of good governance now for organisations to prepare proactively for what many say is now the inevitable.

Dealing With Fire Damage Properly

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 09:18:34 -0500

A fire can be one of the worst things that could happen to anyone. In some ways, having a thief breaking in to your place would be better than having a fire. At least a thief can't carry off everything, but when a fire breaks out then there is a very real chance that your place will burn down to the ground, taking everything with it.

Advantages of Offsite Data Storage and Electronic Data Storage

Tue, 04 Sep 2012 16:38:25 -0500

An organisation has many documents and files that needs to be stored, mostly electronically. These documents keep increasing year after year, and need to be stored carefully.

Emergency Preparedness for Blackout Threats

Tue, 04 Sep 2012 15:57:13 -0500

As a business leader, you should have a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan when preparing for a power outage that occurs over an extended period of time - particularly if this blackout is caused by severe weather in your nearby area. Are you and your crisis management team prepared to keep your employees and business safe without electricity, heat/air conditioning or even suitable drinking water?

The Relevance of Document Storage Management to Modern Businesses

Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:06:00 -0500

Storage of paper records and digital media is a must today. It is governed by data retention laws that modern organizations must adhere to. This article gives relevant information concerning the management as well as the safe and secure storage of vital organizational documents.

The High Significance of Document and Media Storage in the Business World

Tue, 28 Aug 2012 10:00:26 -0500

Business records are not only considered operational, but also strategic assets. Digital media is as crucial to an organization, too. This article provides relevant information concerning the significant storage of documents and all forms of media that is vital to the conduct of business.

Technologically Advanced Archive Storage Services

Tue, 28 Aug 2012 09:59:23 -0500

Storage, retrieval and destruction of commercial documents are governed by existing regulations. Modern organizations are therefore compelled to comply in order to prevent falling foul with the law. This article aims to give vital information that centers on the state of the art document storage services available today.

Safe and Efficient Business Records Management Ideal for Every Modern Organization

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:05:24 -0500

Business records are significantly vital to any organization. Without it, the latter could not properly function. This article aims to provide important information regarding the safe and efficient storage of crucial documents of every modern organization.