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Careful Planning Will Put You on Good Footing When Disaster Strikes

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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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