By Bob DiLossi The 2012 hurricane season has thankfully come to an end and now is the time for businesses to prepare for winter storms. As some parts of North America have been experiencing a milder winter, winter storms can still and will occur – take winter storm Nemo that plagued the Northeast in early […]
Somehow, a perception exists that a cloud provides a certain level of redundancy by default. However, make no mistake. Redundancy is not inherent. Admittedly, individual hardware and software components have some redundancy built in. However, those capabilities do not eliminate the need for a redundant cloud any more than safe cars eliminate the need for […]
Many cloud vendors have little experience with business continuity--the resiliency, restoration, disaster recovery and security needed to keep your system operating, performing and secure. An Enterprise Cloud, however, should have business continuity "baked-in."
Bob DiLossi is the Director of the SunGard Crisis Management Center. A long-time business continuity practitioner, Bob provides some commentary in this post concerning lessons gleaned from crisis management in the midst of severe weather events, such as hurricanes. 1. Does the Crisis Management Team do anything different once a hurricane has been named and […]
Reading a Harvard Business Review Blog this week triggered this thought on resilience: when conducting any validation exercise, it is important to invite “outsiders” to participate. John Baldini, writing for HBR, noted that management coaching involves having an outsider suggest ways to improve your perspective on reality and decision making, with the suggestion to invite […]
With continuing concern surrounding the damaged nuclear plants, the global community continues to watch the turmoil unfolding in Japan. In the twenty days since the Sendai earthquake and the resulting tsunami brought unimagined devastation to the Japanese nation, we are seeing just how small planet earth really is. Global Dependencies are Felt Locally Moving beyond […]
The more physically fit we are, the more resilient our muscles and bodies are to stress and strain. The same can be said for organizational resilience programs. They may need a “trainer” to help us get them in shape, but even without that expert resource, they certainly need regular exercises. The risks companies face today […]
… and water, and HVAC, and all related infrastructure components. Resilience is dependent on all these infrastructure components, along with network communications. This became obvious this weekend with two distinct events: – A friend shared a photo of a car that went through the side of a building while parking; in doing so, they broke […]