Articles by: Michael Wrightson

The Real View of a Disaster – Failover

The Real View of a Disaster – Failover

Failover happens when there is no ability to resolve or bring a resolution to a critical system failure. This typically is the last resort when all other possible resolutions are exhausted. Failover is “a method of protecting computer systems or software from failure, in which standby equipment automatically takes over when the main system fails.” This may seem academic but[Read More…]

by July 27, 2021 Comments are Disabled Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery, Featured Box 4
The High Price of Ransomware!

The High Price of Ransomware!

What is worse then having all your systems hijacked? Its having to pay millions to get what’s rightfully yours back. This is what has apparently happened to Colonial Pipeline yesterday. News reports have said they paid a ransom of between 4-5 million USD. This is why its so important to have a PLAN B when cyber security mitigation fails. While[Read More…]

by May 13, 2021 Comments are Disabled News
The Real View of a Disaster – Resolution

The Real View of a Disaster – Resolution

Getting to resolution on any continuity event is a challenge for any organization due to the nature and criticality of the application and potential loss of revenue. Understanding what it takes to resolve an issue takes time, a bit of luck and a lot of research and preparation. Once your aware of the type of outage the organization is experiencing,[Read More…]

by May 12, 2021 Comments are Disabled Featured Box 1
The Real View of a Disaster – Awareness

The Real View of a Disaster – Awareness

In the second article in this series, we will consider how an IT team can create situational awareness during a continuity event. Awareness is defined as “knowledge or perception of a situation or fact”. So knowing something happened doesn’t necessarily mean that people really understand what’s actually happening to their most critical applications and the far ranging implications on the[Read More…]

by April 15, 2021 Comments are Disabled Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery, Featured Box 2
A real view of a disaster takes much planning and is process driven.

The Real View of a Disaster – Understanding the Anatomy

In many organizations when a service outage of a mission critical application happens, the priority is to restore business services as soon as possible. Most don’t even think about the process that leads to full recovery. Many organizations have root cause analysis processes but this is only one part of a much bigger process. In practice, they’re many things to[Read More…]