2023

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Key Strategies for Effective Decision-Making in Crisis Management

BryghtPath

In today’s volatile business landscape, crises disrupt stability and challenge organizational resilience. At the core of crisis management lies the pivotal role of decision-making—a compass steering an organization through turmoil. Crises, stemming from various sources, demand swift, calculated actions underpinned by astute decision-making. In this turbulent environment, decisions wield immense influence—guiding resource allocation, communication, stakeholder … The post Key Strategie

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WHO Declares COVID-19 Emergency Over – So What’s Next?

DRI Drive

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the coronavirus is no longer a global emergency. But it’s also taking steps to ensure the next pandemic doesn’t have the same disastrous effects. “It’s with great hope that I declare COVID-19 over as a global health emergency,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a recent panel […] The post WHO Declares COVID-19 Emergency Over – So What’s Next?

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North Korea, Russia and China: The Developing Trilateral Imperialist Partnership

The Rand Blog

There are no easy ways for the United States and its allies to counter the developing Russia-China-North Korea partnership. But there are options to consider and steps to take. There are also fissures in their relationships to exploit.

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Pure Storage Now a 10X Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ Leader for Primary Storage

Pure Storage

Pure Storage Now a 10X Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ Leader for Primary Storage by Pure Storage Blog This blog on Pure Storage being named A Leader for Primary Storage was co-authored by Shawn Hansen, Vice President and General Manager of FlashArray, and Prakash Darji, Vice President and General Manager, Digital Experience. Gartner® has once again recognized Pure Storage as A Leader, and we couldn’t be prouder.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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Improving PagerDuty’s Operational Resilience to Achieve our Long Term Vision and Goals by Jennifer Tejada

PagerDuty

CEO Jennifer Tejada sent the following email to PagerDuty employees earlier today. Hi Dutonians, Part of our mission at PagerDuty is to help businesses “anticipate the unexpected in an unpredictable world.” Over the last year, the macro environment shifted rapidly, with growth contracting in Q1 and Q2 yet expanding in Q3. Inflation and geopolitical concerns caused the US Federal Reserve to hike interest rates, while the jobs market overall remained strong and the unemployment rate remained low.

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Training Solutions: Enhancing Tribal Nations’ Readiness and Resilience

National Center for Disaster Prepardness

U.S. Tribal Nations have historically been disproportionately affected by disasters but without access to the same resources before, during, and after calamitous events. The risks to Tribal Nations only increase in the face of climate change, which will further exacerbate inequities and pose new challenges for Tribal communities. The National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) of the Climate School, Columbia University, has been awarded a $1.5 million three-year grant from the Federal Emerg

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Spotlight: Silvereye Technologies and Perception Point key sponsors at Acronis Sales Kickoff

Acronis

During the week of Feb 6th, over 200 of the Acronis Global Sales Leadership Team will gather in Sofia, Bulgaria, to kick off 2023. This year, the annual sales meeting will be sponsored by two Acronis strategic partners: Silvereye Technologies and Perception Point.

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CFPS: What It Means, Why It Matters, and What Changes Are Coming Soon

National Fire Protection Association

The Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS®) is a world-renowned program from NFPA® that recognizes individuals who demonstrate wide-ranging skills and knowledge of fire protection. The program is set to undergo changes soon. This blog reviews what the CFPS credential signifies, its value to the fire protection community, upcoming changes, and why individuals might want to take the exam before the end of the year.

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Security Industry Association Announces 2023 Executive Committee and Board Members

Security Industry Association

SIA announced the 2023 board and executive committee during The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting at ISC West. LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) presented seven new members to the SIA Board of Directors at The Advance , SIA’s annual membership gathering, held March 28 during ISC West , and the SIA Board of Directors confirmed its new officers during the board’s March 28 meeting at ISC West.

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Is Training the Right Solution?

Speaker: Tim Buteyn

Let's set the scene: you’ve identified a critical performance gap in your organization and need to close that gap. A colleague suggests training, but you suspect there’s something going on that training can’t address. How can you determine if training is the right solution before you commit your budget and resources to a new training program? In this webinar, you will learn how to determine if training is the right solution using the Behavior Engineering Model.

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Storage and Data Protection News for the Week of May 12; Updates from Cirrus Data, Datto, Quest Software & More

Solutions Review

Solutions Review editors curated this list of the most noteworthy storage and data protection news items for the week of May 12, 2023. Keeping tabs on all the most relevant storage and data protection news can be a time-consuming task. As a result, our editorial team aims to provide a summary of the top headlines from the last week, in this space. Solutions Review editors will curate vendor product news, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding, talent acquisition, and other noteworthy

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When disaster strikes… take advantage!

KingsBridge BCP

There are so many examples of new coverage that could’ve gone better. When we do Business Continuity planning with our clients, we underline the importance of getting the right message out to their customers as soon as possible. If you let the media portray the emergency, they will make it seem much worse than it really is, as they have to fill time on their programming and let’s face it, sensational news sells!

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Event Spotlight: DRI’s One-Day Conference at NYU

DRI Drive

By Diego Robledo, CGA Graduate Vice President of ESG, Santander Corporate and Investment Banking The swift advancement of emerging technologies is paralleled by a proportional rise in their vulnerabilities. As the digital frontier advances, cyber resilience emerges as a beacon, shielding corporations and governments against multifaceted crises and escalating risk trends.

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A Case for Greater U.S. Engagement in Central Asia

The Rand Blog

Central Asia's souring relations with Russia and growing skepticism of Chinese influence have created a rare and valuable window of opportunity for the United States to bolster its image through greater long-term investment in the region.

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Revitalizing Dry Content: A Lesson in Engagement

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

We’ve all been there. You’ve been given a pile of dry content and asked to create a compelling eLearning course. You’re determined to create something more engaging than the same old course that learners quickly click through, but how do you take this “boring” content and create something relevant and engaging? Many instructional designers will say, “Boring in means boring out.

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7 Challenges with Applying AI to Data Security—and the Real Way to Solve Them

Pure Storage

7 Challenges with Applying AI to Data Security—and the Real Way to Solve Them by Pure Storage Blog As AI makes headlines and augments the way we work, there’s one area to be cautiously optimistic about: cybersecurity. Can it lend a hand? Certainly. But it can lend a hand to the bad guys, too. In the hands of bad actors, AI capabilities can help them identify vulnerabilities and exploit paths faster to launch attacks or breach your defenses.

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Letter to Employees by PagerDuty

PagerDuty

UPDATE: Friday, January 27, 2023 7:00PM PT CEO Jennifer Tejada and PagerDuty leadership hosted global team meetings where they discussed the layoff announcement made earlier this week. She sent the below email to our employees as a follow up to those conversations. Team, This has been a difficult week for our company. For those of you who were not able to attend our town hall discussion today, I wanted to share what we discussed.

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Avoid Salesforce Data Mishaps and Mayhem

Zerto

Data backup and recovery strategies for cloud and SaaS workloads are becoming more of a focus for large and small businesses. It is no longer if an event will occur, but when companies will need to recover from data loss. Salesforce is critical to the success of your business, which means that it’s time to think about how you’re backing up that Salesforce data.

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How the Synology Photos app empowers users to safeguard and manage their photos

Synology

Smartphones have revolutionized photography, offering an accessible and convenient option for capturing life’s moments. However, the ease of smartphone photography has presented an ongoing challenge – the effective management of albums and storage. Thus, it is paramount for users to find a reliable solution for consistent organization and maintenance of photo albums.

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Brain Fog HQ: Memory Enhancement Techniques for Professional Development

Speaker: Chester Santos – Author, International Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach, Corporate Trainer, Memory Expert, U.S. Memory Champion

In October, scientists discovered that 75% of patients who experienced brain fog had a lower quality of life at work than those who did not. At best, brain fog makes you slower and less efficient. At worst, your performance and cognitive functions are impaired, resulting in memory, management, and task completion problems. In this entertaining and interactive presentation, Chester Santos, "The International Man of Memory," will assist you in developing life-changing skills that will greatly enha

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Strategic Risk Management

LogisManager

Strategic Risk Management Last Updated: December 19, 2023 Strategic Risk Management (SRM) is integral to navigating the complexities of today’s business landscape and securing long-term objectives. Understanding and managing strategic risks align with the broader goal of effective governance, particularly at the board level. By scrutinizing inherent risks and stress-testing against external factors, SRM becomes a crucial competency in safeguarding your company’s reputation and overall dire

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Explosions, Deflagrations, and Detonations

National Fire Protection Association

When it comes to things that go boom, terms such as explosion, deflagration, and detonation are often incorrectly used interchangeably. To help clear things up, this blog will go into the technical definitions of explosions, deflagrations, and detonations, as well as the appropriate time to use each term. Explosion An explosion is a sudden, rapid release of energy that produces potentially damaging pressures.

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Understanding Different Types and Uses of Video Surveillance Data

Security Industry Association

Jan. 22-28 is Data Privacy Week , and the Security Industry Association (SIA) Data Privacy Advisory Board is marking the occasion with helpful tips and guidance on key data privacy topics. Here, learn about different types and uses of video surveillance data. As artificial intelligence (AI) applications have matured, it has become commonplace to see video cameras shipped with basic AI analytics embedded as a standard feature.

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45 World Backup Day Quotes from 32 Experts for 2023

Solutions Review

Solutions Review’s Tim King compiled this roundup of 45 World Backup Day quotes from 32 experts for 2023, part of our ongoing coverage of the enterprise storage and data protection market. As part of Solutions Review’s ongoing coverage of the enterprise storage, data protection, and backup and disaster recovery markets, lead editor Tim King offers this nearly 7,000-word resource.

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The Cost of Ransomware: A Look at the Financial Impact of Ransomware Attacks on Businesses

Acronis

Ransomware attacks are on the rise, and they're not just costing businesses data - they're costing them big bucks. Uncover the shocking financial impact of ransomware and learn how you can protect your business from becoming the next victim in this eye-opening article.

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DRI International Releases 9th Annual Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report

DRI Drive

DRI International has published its Ninth Annual Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report. The report provides an independent analysis of current and emerging risks as viewed by those directly involved in resilience management. Supported by the DRI Future Vision Committee (FVC), a group of international thought leaders in the field, it is based on a […] The post DRI International Releases 9th Annual Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report appeared first on DRI Drive.

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Insomnia: The Multibillion-Dollar Problem Sapping World Productivity

The Rand Blog

From the doctor's office to the office at work, good sleep is often overlooked as a key part of well-being. We pay for that. Chronic insomnia reduces the U.S. economy by more than $200 billion every year. Other major economies also forgo tens of billions of dollars in lost productivity.

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Pure Storage Is Once Again A Leader in the Distributed File and Object Storage Market

Pure Storage

Pure Storage Is Once Again A Leader in the Distributed File and Object Storage Market by Pure Storage Blog We’re proud to announce that for the third year in a row, Pure Storage has been named A Leader in the 2023 Gartner ® Magic Quadrant™ for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage! Being recognized as A Leader in the Gartner ® Magic Quadrant™ is not just about technology; it’s about consistently delivering value and innovation to our customers.

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Recovering Right: How to Improve at IT Disaster Recovery

MHA Consulting

Far from relieving organizations of the responsibility of recovering their IT systems, today’s cloud-based and hybrid environments make it more important than ever that companies know how to bring their systems back up in the event of an outage. In today’s post we’ll look at some of the things organizations need to know and do in order to be able to “recover right.

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What’s New in Data Protection at HPE and Zerto: Updates and Releases for Q4 2023

Zerto

Earlier this year, Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, launched Zerto 10 and the Zerto Cyber Resilience Vault. New capabilities include powerful tools to protect data and applications against ransomware and provide enhanced security with new Zerto for Azure architecture. Around the same time, HPE GreenLake for Disaster Recovery , built with Zerto and integrated into the HPE GreenLake Platform, became generally available.

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Gen 10: Redefining Data Protection to Secure Your Future

Unitrends

In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing digital landscape, protecting your business-critical data can be a daunting task. The continuous growth of data across various platforms and environments is redefining the very essence of data protection. Meanwhile, cyberthreats are evolving at breakneck speed, with cybercriminals leveraging innovative tactics and cutting-edge technologies to launch increasingly sophisticated and damaging […] The post Gen 10: Redefining Data Protection to Secur

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What is the Three Lines of Defense Approach to Risk Management?

LogisManager

What is the Three Lines of Defense Approach to Risk Management? Last Updated: October 31, 2023 Recently, the FDIC unveiled new standards for financial institutions with over $10 billion in assets. The proposed standards emphasize a stronger corporate governance and include an over-arching requirement for these banks to adopt the Three Lines Model. While this news is relevant to banks, any organization that values proactive risk identification, effective risk management, and regulatory compliance

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September is National Preparedness Month: Is Your Community Ready to Respond to a Severe Weather Event or Emergency?

National Fire Protection Association

While the warmer months of the year signal a time when we can indulge in vacations, beach days, and outdoor activities, the summer and fall are also when hurricanes, thunderstorms, wildfires, and other potential natural disasters make their impressive mark across many areas of the United States, often disrupting the rhythm of our daily lives. According to weather reports, the Atlantic hurricane “season” has already witnessed more hurricanes than is normal for this time of year.