Without a reliable backup and replication solution, if confronted with a disaster, whether that be human error or a natural disaster organisations are at risk of downtime, data loss and lack of productivity. It is therefore crucial, to have a solution in place for critical data and applications to ensure that they are secure, safe […]
There’s a common misconception among SaaS and Office 365 users that backup isn’t necessary for their data because it exists in the cloud. However, this is patently untrue. SaaS applications are just as vulnerable to data loss as on-premise apps. Why? Because the #1 cause of data loss is human error.
People delete stuff, open phishing […]
With more and more people using mobile devices, and company’s data being held in the public cloud there is a feeling that in the event of your offices being unavailable, then your staff can work from home until the situation is resolved.
In the short term this is a viable option, but once the situation lasts […]
According to the Business Continuity Institutes 2018 Horizon Scan the ten top threats to Businesses in 2018 are:
Unplanned IT and telecom Outages
Interruption to Utility Supply
Act of Terrorism
Supply Chain Disruption
Transport Network Disruption.
Over the next few weeks, The team at Adam are going […]
I was driving up to our Hemel Hempstead Work Area Recovery offices a few weeks ago en-route to meet a prospective client and I found myself driving past the old Bruncefield oil terminal. It’s an interesting story from a DR point of view:
16 Years ago on the 11th December 2005 Tank 912 at the […]
The definition of BCP and DR have been changing over a period of time.
Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Disaster Recovery (DR) are often used in a single sentence so often that people often begin to forget that there is a difference between the two.
In the simplest form, BCP refers to plans about how a business […]
I have been looking at Backblaze’s disk stats recently. Backblaze are an online backup company who publish stats on the failure rates of the hard drives they use to provide their storage infrastructure. Every quarter they publish a list of the drives they have, how many days usage they have and how many failed. Every […]
I have been talking about risk registers a lot this week. One of the first things I push whenever a risk register is mentioned is that they are good BUT I find myself echoing an old Enterprise Architect colleague whose catchphrase was “that’s a good question but a more interesting question might be…”
A Risk Register […]
What is air-gapping you cry? Put simply, it is physically isolating IT systems from network access, either internet, local network or both.
Critical government & military environments already employ air-gapping to prevent unauthorised access or worse. Of course in this world of online access, it is clearly impractical to isolate systems in this way, so we […]
People, not bricks and mortar, technology or machinery, are the key to an organization’s success!
Organizational readiness for emergencies is not an intuitive business practice unless it is the crux of existence such as for civil emergency response agencies. That being understood, we can then approach emergency planning as a project followed by a process and […]