Tag: Disaster/Accident

14
Dec

How often do you test your Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Plan?

Any plan that is not tested is just a pile of paper. Many businesses across the region have yet to implement a business continuity and disaster recovery plan as part of their company planning. Some have a business plan, less have a marketing and sales plan and even fewer have a fully tested and proven…

10
Dec

The Time Is Now To Take Business Continuity Seriously

Every week there are more stories of natural disasters creating havoc around the world. From hurricanes hitting one of the biggest cities in the world and tornadoes wiping out entire towns in the Midwest to countless smaller but equally traumatic …

6
Dec

Business Continuity Takes A New Spin

When we think about business continuity or disaster recovery we often have visions of what occurred in New Orleans with Hurricane Katrina or more recently Super Storm Sandy in New York City. For some, it is the deadly tornado that …

30
Nov

What We Learned As Business Continuity Consultants

Who is helping you strategize your business continuity plan? That is right, who is helping you strategize when it comes to prepare for a natural disaster, serious equipment failure, fire, flood or any other disaster, man-made or natural that may …

29
Oct

Ontario braces for Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy to Hit Ontario? According to the Canadian Weather Center, the massive storm known as Hurricane Sandy that’s approaching the East Coast of the United States could hit Canada, too. Ontario is the proposed target of the category 1 hurricane which should be a tropical storm as it comes in Ontario on Monday night/Tuesday…

2
Oct

Great Tips to Avoid Alarm Exhaustion

from Karen Turner – Turner Efficiency Use your reminders sparingly and strategically to avoid desensitization: Use reminders for Calendar appointments Remove reminders from Tasks and flagged emails Eliminate new email alerts Apply Alarms Appropriately Too many reminders can render you numb when you need to be most alert. In fact, alarm fatigue poses a serious…

30
Aug

Your Toronto Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Team

Do you have confidence in your data backups? Have you ever lost a critical spreadsheet that you have been working on, never to see it again? When was the last time your IT guy showed you that all of your information was backed up and could be restored in the event of a server or network crash? Has a disaster

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28
Aug

San Diego Earthquakes Shake Southern California This Past Weekend

Although they were relatively minor, the swarm of earthquakes that hit San Diego and the surrounding area on August 26, 2012 served as a not so gentle reminder that natural disasters are unpredictable. Business leaders with offices in Southern California and other areas that regularly fall victim to natural disasters need disaster recovery plans that…

12
Jul

Fire in Calgary Shaw Building Disrupts Communications, More

Once again, we are reminded that disaster can strike anywhere, at any time. On July 11, 2012, a fire broke out in a transformer on the 13th floor of the Calgary Shaw building and triggered the sprinklers. The ensuing downpour disabled the building’s backup system and caused a power outage throughout the building that affected…

7
Jul

Take A Proactive Approach About Protecting Your Business Data

When reports of natural disasters start appearing in the news, it brings business continuity to the forefront of business leaders’ minds, especially those who have yet to create business continuity plans for their organizations. Also known as a disaster recovery plan, a business continuity plan is a must, particularly for small and medium businesses, which…

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