|Recovery and Continuity: The Difference|
In the past few years there have been a large number of natural disasters causing untold amounts of damage, setting many companies back years if not decades. There isn’t much we can do to avoid these disasters, but we can be prepared for them. Is your company prepared?
Most companies have at least basic protection from emergencies and disasters in place. The most common forms of protection are insurance, server and computer backup, and basic preparations as required by law. While these protective measures are considered adequate for most companies, there is still a chance a disaster will strike, leaving your company in the lurch.
In the recent months and years an increasing number of occurrences, such as the earthquake in Japan and flooding in Thailand, have caused widespread disruption to businesses. To counter this, two business initiatives have risen to the forefront: Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity Planning (BCP). In fact, these two terms have become common buzzwords, a quick internet search returns over 53 million hits on business continuity alone. The problem is that many professionals are unclear on what each really is. It’s important to be clear on each topic and the basic steps to take to be prepared for any disaster.
What is a Business Continuity Plan (BCP)?
It’s important to have a BCP for your organization because if something happens and you can’t deliver to your customers, they will go to another company.
What is Disaster Recovery?
What Should be in Your DR and BCP Plans?
It’s important that you conduct regular tests of your systems and processes, and make changes as needed. Be aware that your business is always changing and so should your Business Continuity and Disaster Recover Plans.
With a carefully prepared and practiced plan, your business should be ready to face a variety of disasters with minimal downtime. If you would like to know more about Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery please contact us.
|New Banking Hack Talks While Robs|
One of the enemies of the IT department is the hacker. Hackers have always been a problem and continue to keep IT staff on their feet, and now there is a new hack out there that goes after your business’s banking information. Be aware that this hack is one of the most ingenious hacks to date and could cause widespread problems for your business.
|Don’t Let Your Next Project Fail|
“Projects” is a buzzword known by nearly all people in your business. It does not matter if you are a small one-man operation or a larger company – all companies will have projects to be completed. If a company cannot follow through on projects, it will not be around for long. Many business owners and managers see themselves as expert project managers. But are you?
|Microsoft Excel Errors, What Do They Mean?|
When we hear someone mention “Microsoft Excel” many of us will instantly think of an open spreadsheet we are working on, or have recently seen. Known by all business owners and managers, and mastered by few, Excel has become one of, if not the, most widely used business applications. While it is a widely used program, there are a number of errors that are confusing. Read on to learn about the most common ones.
|500 Million Tweeters Tweeting Tweets|
In late February 2012, Twitter hit 500 million users. This milestone has cemented Twitter as a major Social Media player. With this large user base, companies should be seriously considering integrating twitter with their marketing strategies. Benefits of integration include increased followers, brand awareness, and potentially a better bottom line. Here are some tips for increasing your followers.