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2022 Predictions: How Much Damage Could an IT Outage Do?

DRI Drive

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 7th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community.

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New FEMA Plan for Temporary Housing

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: New FEMA program would place homeless disaster survivors in apartments instead of trailer parks

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Announcing the 2022 DRI Awards of Excellence Finalists!

DRI Drive

Each year, the DRI International Awards of Excellence program honors the leaders and innovators in the fields of continuity management, technology recovery, and crisis and risk management. We’re pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s Awards of Excellence.

Leading in the post-pandemic world 

Crisis Response Journal

January 2022: In his latest blog, Mostafa Sayyadi aims to inspire a new wave of thinking in the fields of leadership and organisational studies and to help people achieve their plans and goals as they recover from the pandemic

How to Influence Elected Officials

Disaster Zone

Call them out in public

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Backup is now an IT Specialty: CEO Bret Piatt in MSPInsights

OffsiteDataSync

It wasn’t that long ago that data protection fell under the responsibilities of an IT generalist. After all, there really was nothing particularly complicated about doing a nightly backup to tape and then shipping off a copy to Iron Mountain. Now, however, it’s a whole new ballgame.

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Emergency Preparedness

Recovery Diva

See the page titled Personal Preparedness on this website for info re personal, home, and car emergency supplies

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How to Help Your Organization Get Through a Ransomware Attack

MHA Consulting

Ransomware attacks are increasing in frequency and severity.

Disaster Zone Podcast: ‘Oregon State Resilience Officer’

Disaster Zone

An interview with Mike Harryman

Climate Change and the Outlook for Commercial Insurance: David Marlett, Brantley Risk and Insurance Center

Chisel AI

The trends with the biggest impact are inflation and cyber. Prior to 2021, there was already concern over social inflation and the nuclear verdicts. Inflation is now becoming entrenched and impacting wages and prices in 2022 and likely beyond.

CRS Report on Vaccination Authorities

Recovery Diva

From the CRS, this 37 page report: State and Federal Authority to Mandate. COVID-19 Vaccination

Speaking Aloud What NATO Has Left Unsaid Could Help Ease Ukraine-Russia Impasse

The Rand Blog

A statement that NATO has no intention to offer Ukraine membership at present should only be made in return for a tangible drawdown of Russian forces on the border. It concedes nothing to declare that NATO is not planning to do something it has no intention of doing anyway

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Verisimilitude and its Importance in Exercises

Plan B Consulting

In today’s bulletin, Charlie explains how he creates excellent exercises for organisations to use and play out using verisimilitude. Learn how to engage your employees and create memorable business continuity exercises.

Technology: 5 IT Trends to Watch in 2022

Unitrends

The IT landscape is ever-changing. In a dynamic tech market, companies are constantly innovating to deliver new and emerging technologies in various sectors like AI, cloud, security and digital transformation.

2022 Predictions: Is a News Organization Hack Imminent?

DRI Drive

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 7th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community.

More on the Marshall, CO Fires

Recovery Diva

From the Denver Post: Marshall firestorm shows Colorado suburbs now vulnerable as climate warms, “hardening” needed, experts say “We are sitting ducks to the repercussions of the climate that we have to deal with year-round

Creating a Multi-Region Application with AWS Services – Part 2, Data and Replication

AWS Disaster Recovery

In Part 1 of this blog series, we looked at how to use AWS compute, networking, and security services to create a foundation for a multi-Region application. Data is at the center of many applications.

Compare Cloud Storage and Backup Solutions with Three Key Factors

Solutions Review

This is part of Solutions Review’s Premium Content Series, a collection of contributed columns written by industry experts in maturing software categories.

Application-Consistent SQL Server Backup and Recovery with vVols

Pure Storage

For years now, Pure Storage ® customers have enjoyed the benefits of being able to take application-consistent snapshot-based backups of their SQL Server databases, enabled via the Pure Storage SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) extension.

2022 Predictions: Which Way Will the Economic Recovery Go?

DRI Drive

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 7th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction on the continuing global economic recovery.

2021 in Review

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: U.S. saw second-most billion-dollar weather disasters on record in 2021. A record warm December fueled a pair of devastating tornado outbreaks, two of the year’s 20 billion-dollar events

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Eight resolutions to help navigate the new hybrid office model

Behavior Group

Continuous review and improvement are crucial for a successful security program. As this year draws to a close, it is a good time to look back on 2021 and prepare a few resolutions for the new year. Adapting to the pandemic-created hybrid office model has proven to be one of the biggest challenges.

Backups may not save you from ransomware: CEO Bret Piatt in BetaNews

OffsiteDataSync

The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack was huge news for many reasons (not the least of which was the gasoline panic buying it caused in the Southeast). But one of the most notable for IT was the fact that the company paid a $4.4 million ransom in Bitcoin to recover its data.

AWS SAN and the Benefits of Purpose-Built

Pure Storage

Happy New Year! Storage news isn’t taking an extended New Year’s break, and storage news from Amazon Web Services (AWS) is no exception. On January 3, AWS announced its own virtual storage appliance, and we’re excited about it. See the details in their blog. So what does this all mean?

2022 Predictions: Nationalism on the Rise?

DRI Drive

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 7th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction on the threat of nationalism.

Looking into remote work as a permanent arrangement for your business? Follow these tips

Online Computers

Remote work can be a great option for New Jersey businesses looking for ways to increase efficiency while eliminating the constraints of traditional offices. And in today’s fast-changing business environment, more and more companies are fitting the mold.

Business, Interrupted: Shipping, Security, and Supply Chain Continuity

Castellan

This past holiday season, many consumers were met with frustrations as products on shelves dwindled and manufacturers were left scratching their heads trying to solve what seemed a never-ending problem for 2021—supply chain disruptions.

What’s the Most Efficient Home Heating System?

Constellation

If you’re looking for the most efficient home heating system, here’s an update on the choices available. When looking for the most efficient way to heat a home, consider the main types below. This is a content summary only. Click on the blog title to continue reading this post.).

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Rapid PostgreSQL Backup and Recovery with pgBackRest and FlashBlade

Pure Storage

PostgreSQL, also known as Postgres, is one of the most popular databases available today. According to DB-Engines , as of November 2021, it’s the fourth most popular database management system.

2022 Predictions: Power Grids at Risk?

DRI Drive

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 7th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction the multiple risks facing power grids and pipelines.

Mischievous Malware

Online Computers

Mischievous Malware. Unfortunately, malware is not a foreign term, in fact it’s pretty well known to anyone that uses a computer. There are several types of malware, as well as mediums in which you may receive it.

Could the U.S. Play Offense in China's Back Yard?

The Rand Blog

Relations with Cambodia and Laos have fallen victim to the U.S. administration's foreign policy priority of shared values over shared interests.

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Should You Reimburse Remote Employees’ Energy Costs?

Constellation

With more employees working remotely from home, the cost increases they face are significant. Among the many work at home expenses, energy usage is a big line item. The post Should You Reimburse. This is a content summary only. Click on the blog title to continue reading this post.).

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CHG Healthcare Helps Hospitals Tackle Staff Shortages as Demand for Doctors and Nurses Soars

Pure Storage

America’s healthcare institutions are facing a major staff shortage. By some estimates, demand for healthcare workers will outpace supply by 2025.