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If You’re in Medicine – Is BCDR Really Required?

If You’re in Medicine – Is BCDR Really Required?

Is BCDR mandatory for any organization in the medical field? The short answer is YES, its a MUST! This includes doctors, dentist, covered entities (like testing labs) and business associates (3rd parties doing business with doctors). Why is this so important? It’s because of HIPAA. For those who don’t know HIPAA is, its referred to as the Health Insurance Portability and[Read More…]

by April 5, 2018 Comments are Disabled Regulatory Requirements
How GDPR will Affect Business Continuity in the US Market

How GDPR will Affect Business Continuity in the US Market

What is GDPR? GDPR stands for the EU General Data Protection Regulation. It is data protection legislation for the European Union that defines privacy practices for our personal data. So, you might ask why are we talking about regulations that is EU based? Well, the ramifications of this regulations have global significance. Traditional data protection regulations are general regulations that[Read More…]

by February 2, 2018 Comments are Disabled Regulatory Requirements
What is Data Deduplication?

What is Data Deduplication?

When you think about disaster recovery and business continuity, you typically think about making sure your server or workstation that has data on them are protected from failure. There are many solutions that give you the ability to backup your data. These applications are countless and work pretty reliably. However, when you do implement some type of data protection technology, you[Read More…]

by December 18, 2017 Comments are Disabled Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
Extended Power Loss Can Be Catastrophic to Small Businesses

Extended Power Loss Can Be Catastrophic to Small Businesses

I just read an interesting article by Yuki Nogushi (@YukiNogushi) at NPR. In her article she talks about the impact of extended power loss on small businesses. In her interview with Joyce Chastain, she said larger businesses have the resources and staffing to rebuild relatively quickly (during prolonged power loss). However, where small businesses are concerned she states “Smaller businesses,[Read More…]

by December 17, 2017 Comments are Disabled News
California Wildfires Cost Billions in Financial Losses

California Wildfires Cost Billions in Financial Losses

As the 2017 fire season reaches its high point, California and the United States as a whole has paid a dear price for 2 major wildfire disasters. According to a CNBC article in October 2017 the cost could reach 3 Billion in losses. The article says “The rebuilding effort is likely to take years and pose challenges to localities since there[Read More…]

by December 17, 2017 Comments are Disabled News
Disaster Recovery Planning

Disaster Recovery Planning

There is a bible Psalm that says “The way of the fool is right in his own eyes, But the wise one accepts advice.” It is wise on your part to have skilled people advising you during disaster recovery planning. Why is that so important? This is because a plan explains in detail, what needs to be done, when, how,[Read More…]

by December 16, 2017 Comments are Disabled Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
What is Disaster Recovery (DR)?

What is Disaster Recovery (DR)?

You know what they say… “if it can happen….it will happen”. This is the theory posed to us in the so-called “Murphy’s Law” of probabilities. We all know this is not some scientific string theory of how the cosmos is bound together but in fact is the truth. Yes, you even may debate Darwin’s theory of evolution but regardless of[Read More…]

by December 11, 2017 Comments are Disabled Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
Planning out your business continuity strategy

What is Business Continuity (BC)?

From the beginning of time, where there is people and especially people who conduct business, there is an opportunity for financial loss due to some type of business interruption. In ancient times, businesses could be impacted by war or plague. These seemed to be the worst case scenarios. However, when these events happened they affected millions producing a severe impact[Read More…]

by December 10, 2017 Comments are Disabled Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery