Careful Planning Will Put You on Good Footing When Disaster Strikes

Amanda White

Regardless of whether you call it global warming, El Nino or just good ol’ Mother Nature, unpredictable weather patterns leading to power outages and structural damage seem to be the new norm.

But no matter what’s going on outside, it’s important that operations go smoothly on the inside to ensure your organization’s data doesn’t disappear or fall into the wrong hands. Herve Tardy, who offers up a guest opinion piece here at ITBE, says that you may even have to go so far as to shut down servers completely to keep your critical workloads running.

However, before the worst happens, it’s best to be proactive about business continuity. And the IT Downloads library has a ton of useful tools to make sure policies and procedures are in place so you'll be in a good position when disaster strikes.

'Mastering the Unpredictable' Excerpts: These excerpts cover the problems associated with managing unstructured business processes and discuss how adaptive case management (ACM) can help solve them.

Preparedness, Security & Crisis Communications Survey: This 2009-2010 Varolii and Honeywell survey offers insights from leaders and experts regarding the current state of preparedness, security and crisis communications.

Job Description: Disaster Recovery Administrator: In addition to designing processes for re-establishing failed systems, a disaster recovery engineer must also run simulations to ensure those plans will work when it matters most. This sample job description will help you make this critical hire.

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Aug 15, 2012 10:01 AM Online Support Chat Software Online Support Chat Software  says:
Some of the benefits of disaster pre-planning are: * Direct lines of communication increase the effectiveness of facility managers in dealing with all parties involved. * You will have peace of mind knowing that you have a well-conceived plan in place and the assurance that the equipment and personnel are available to meet your emergency. Here are some guidelines for handling your finances in an emergency: * Make sure you know all aspects of your insurance policy. * Limit credit card use only to essential items so your debt doesn’t increase more than necessary. Those low on savings should keep costs as low as possible and take advantage of free community services. * Set aside an emergency fund of three-to-six months of expenses so that emergencies of many sorts can be weathered. Online Support Chat Software Reply

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