Posts Tagged ‘Advisory’

Why the Business Impact Analysis is Challenging for an Organization with Constant Changes

Why the Business Impact Analysis is Challenging for an Organization with Constant Changes

In a Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program, there are specific professional practices that must be adhered to. The Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) outlines first steps as Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program Initiation and Risk Assessment, with the third being the Business Impact Analysis (BIA). This practice is outlined by the following tasks: Identify and prioritize the…

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Why is the BCM Program Important to your Organization

Why is the BCM Program Important to your Organization

As a Business professional, you’ve likely seen your share of internal disruptions that have halted – or at least slowed – the company’s ability to meet its mission and objectives. Whether there were caused by natural disasters or technology failures, business continuity planning is paramount for organization of any size. By utilizing an industry leading…

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Put your network on a security diet?

IT DR Plan

Is your organization network security keep’s you up at night? Ever get the feeling that your network is a few kilograms heavier than the ideal body mass index? You are not alone! When we consider the end-to-end complexity of the modern network which involves everything from core infrastructure to applications and databases, it is easy…

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Is your IT department still firefighting?

Is your IT Department Still Firefighting

In 2006, whatis.com defined  firefighting as “…an emergency allocation of IT resources, required to deal with  unforeseen problems.”  A few years later, a leading IT research group noted, “Fifty-two percent of IT departments classify their current state as ‘firefighting mode.’” They closed the research with the statement, “Benefits of improving this state outweigh the cost of…

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Leveraging the cloud to drive down TCO and CAPEX

BCM as a Service

It is an undeniable fact that the cloud continues to disrupt all aspects of the IT landscape, and I truly believe that’s a good thing. Businesses of all types are taking advantage of the cloud solutions, as they are realizing that cloud implementation ultimately drives down an organization’s IT total cost of ownership (TCO) and capital…

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Is the “cloud” the right fit for my organization?

Is the “cloud” the right fit for my organization

Is your organization considering the move of your critical data and IT services to the cloud providers? Many small and medium size business are already using some form of cloud services. Examples are Office 365, Google for Work, or Dropbox collaboration platforms. But if you are a large enterprise or public sector organization with complex…

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SMB Dependence on Cost Effective IT Continuity Service Delivery

SMT IT Disaster Recovery Dependence

Today’s business dependence for reliable and always available IT Services is at an all time high. Customers and stakeholders appetite for service interruptions are very low, and pressures on IT service providers and IT departments to deliver these services are higher than ever.  Larger enterprises historically adopted several approaches that provided IT service resiliency and satisfactory levels…

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Organizations must develop IT Disaster Recovery plan

IT DR Plan

A number of year back, I was involved with a large Canadian organization that experienced a complete system outage. This outage was a result of two city-wide blackouts that occurred within the same 30 minutes’ time. Long story short, all of the systems went down. Do I need to mention that the business was unhappy…

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