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IT Disaster Recovery Planning – “No worries, we have a backup?!”

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When asked about their organization’s IT Disaster Recovery (ITDR) plans, some will smile and say, “Yes, we have a backup and it is fully outsourced.” This type of response will set off a few red flags with the Business Continuity Planners, but many organizations do not understand why it is so problematic. This article will…

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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 the 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 in the following tasks: Identify and prioritize…

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BCM as a Service (BCMaaS)

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We are humbled and proud that Business Continuity Management as a Service (BCMaaS) capability and StratoGrid Advisory are nominated by Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) in the 2019 Product/Service Provider of the Year category. This is to recognize our efforts in assisting the small and mid-sized organization’s developing, improving and maturing their business continuity and IT disaster recovery capabilities.  …

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Challenges with BCM Programs once Implemented

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As outlined in our previous blog post, development and implementation of an effective Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program is imperative to organizations of any size. Maintenance of the BCM Program is also necessary for the long-term viability of the program. While a BCM Program outlines policies, procedures and personnel involved in business services and functions…

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Why Hiring Vendor Agnostic IT Advisory Firm is Beneficial for your Business

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The most successful businesses know what they do well, what to outsource and when to seek counsel or advice from external entities that are subject matter experts in their respective industries. Consulting and advising are two distinct terms that are often lumped together when thinking about business processes and improvement. Advisory firm professionals have a…

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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 the organization of any size. By utilizing an industry-leading…

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Put your network on a security diet?

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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…

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Leveraging the cloud to drive down TCO and CAPEX

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It is an undeniable fact that the cloud continues to disrupt all aspects of the IT landscape, and we 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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