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

DRI Drive

Prediction 7: An extended outage of […]. The post 2022 Predictions: How Much Damage Could an IT Outage Do? Conference News Presentations DRI2022 IT outage Trends and Predictions

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The Great Facebook Outage of 2021: 4 Key Lessons

DRI Drive

4, Facebook suffered one of its longest outages of nearly six hours, which was long enough to majorly disrupt online retail and global communications networks and create panic and confusion among users. The post The Great Facebook Outage of 2021: 4 Key Lessons appeared first on DRI Drive.

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Powering On: How to Be Ready for a Power Outage

BCM METRICS

Extreme weather is making power outages more frequent, and work from home has not made the issue go away. government has concluded that climate change and extreme weather are raising the incidence of power outages.

Power Outages in Nursing Homes

Recovery Diva

Nursing home deaths rose 25 percent after Hurricane Irma, study finds In an article in JAMA Health Forum, a national team of researchers associates power outages in nursing homes with a 25 percent increase in deaths

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In the Battle Between Wildlife and Power Grids, Never Bet Against the Beaver

DRI Drive

On June 7, an outage in northwestern British Columbia left residents without internet, landline or cellular service […]. News beavers British Columbia ospreys Power Grid power outage wildlife

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Are you ready for a power outage

Business Continuity Today

The rising rate of power outages, the strain on the system, and the closing of power plants across the US are just some of the symptoms. The rising rate of power outages, the strain on the system, and the closing of power plants across the US are just some of the symptoms.

Rota Power Cuts and an Old Incident Revisited – Auckland Power Outage, 1998

Plan B Consulting

The thought of a power cut in a city reminds me of the outage in Auckland in 1998, which made a big impression on the emergency planning community. The Auckland power outage took place in the central district from 19th February to 27th March, 1998.

Rota Power Cuts and an Old Incident Revisited – Auckland Power Outage, 1998

Plan B Consulting

The thought of a power cut in a city reminds me of the outage in Auckland in 1998, which made a big impression on the emergency planning community. The Auckland power outage took place in the central district from 19th February to 27th March, 1998.

All Outages Like British Air are ALWAYS Human Error!

Alternative Resiliency Services Corp

Humans conflate Availability with Contingency Many outages are caused or exacerbated because ‘fail-proof’ systems failed. In the outage described above, the IT organization response was delayed by almost two hours and was initially sluggish.

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Facebook, Instagram & WhatApp Outage Reveals AI Image Tags

Behavior Group

The post Facebook, Instagram & WhatApp Outage Reveals AI Image Tags appeared first on Behaviour Portugal. Billions of users were frustrated by not being able to see their images on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp this week due to glitches in Facebook’s platform, which was triggered by “routine maintenance.”. Image Tags Instead of pictures and videos, users were shown grey boxes with text describing what was in the image. This is believed… Continue reading.

Computer says no! NHS Glasgow computer outage

Plan B Consulting

Staff were having to manually enter the records written over the days of the outage and tried their best to re-arrange appointments. NHS Glasgow computer outage appeared first on PlanB Consulting.

The British Airways IT Outage – An Alternative View

Plan B Consulting

I have been scouring the internet for any information on why the outage happened, but the only information released so far is that it was due to a power surge. The East Coast Amazon data centre outage a couple of months ago should have taught us that however many backup systems an organisation has, their IT can still fail. The post The British Airways IT Outage – An Alternative View appeared first on PlanB Consulting.

Understanding the Anatomy of Cloud Outages and Best Practices for Recovery

VOX Veritas

Learn about the anatomy of a cloud outage and best practices to help your business ensure maximum uptime against all odds What really happens when the cloud goes down and how do you protect your critical business applications in such an event?

True or False: Your organization isn’t responsible for protecting against cloud outages

VOX Veritas

What you don’t know about the cloud can hurt you. Did you know that organizations experience 22 minutes of downtime/month on average in the cloud? ( you can read more about that here – The new truth in cloud ) Read more

Latest Test of TX Utility System

Recovery Diva

Power outages in February 2021 were largely a failure of the natural gas system, a reality that state officials don’t acknowledge, blaming wind energy instead From Inside Climate News: One Year Later: The Texas Freeze Revealed a Fragile Energy System and Inspired Lasting Misinformation.

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Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) for MSPs in a comprehensive cyber protection strategy

Acronis

In the event of a sudden and unexpected disruption, from a power outage or natural disaster to equipment failure or system crash, the consequences can be catastrophic.

Top 3 FAQs About Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

Talkingpoint

A single data breach, ransomware infection, equipment failure, or an unexpected power outage could quickly become a catastrophic event, especially when it […]. Data is piling up in organizations, challenging their IT staff’s ability to keep pace with security and backups.

Better Data for Public Health: How Nexleaf and PagerDuty are Monitoring Healthcare by Rachel Schmitz

PagerDuty

With little to no data to understand how and when power outages occur, it has become increasingly challenging for bioengineers to manage. . Without data showing exactly how long and costly these outages are, it’s difficult for these hospitals to justify additional funds. “O

Drought, Weather, and Why We May Have an Electricity Shortage

Business Continuity Today

When we think of Business Continuity Planning, we ought to have a plan for a power outage; however, have you ever thought about a power shortage? As we see, the price of fuel impacts the supply chain. Can the drought in the American Southwest impact the electrical grid?

Outsourcing Business Continuity Planning - Outsource BCP

Virtual Corporation

If your enterprise has a disaster recovery plan, you’re on the right track, but these plans don’t always go into the details of how your business will operate and regain access to your data during an outage.

Security teams need to become more proactive and risk-driven

Behavior Group

83% of companies would suffer business damage during the first 24 hours of an outage and thereafter, which comes as no surprise with recent surges in ransomware and other attacks wreaking havoc across IT infrastructures, a Dimensional Research survey reveals.

Scenario of the Month: An Ice-Storm Wrecks Havoc

Disaster Preparedness

A fire has broken out downtown at an underground sub-station causing both a power outage and melting of fiber-optic cables impacting the internet and 911 calls. Melted Fiber-optic Cable. It is Mid-November. After a week of above-average temperatures and some heavy rain.

Make Sure Your SaaS Data is Covered: Back It Up!

OffsiteDataSync

Then, regardless of how much SaaS has benefited your company, it’ll only be talk when the data you thought was backed up isn’t there or when productivity grinds to a halt because an outage is keeping users from the resources they need to get their job done.

S2, Episode 6 - Katherine Corbishley

The Business Continuity Podcast

We discuss her experience of dealing with power outages around the world and how prior experience in the hospitality industry has helped her as a continuity professional. Katherine Corbishley is Business Continuity Supervisor at a large, global corporate law firm.

Disaster recovery with AWS managed services, Part 2: Multi-Region/backup and restore

AWS Disaster Recovery

Using multiple Regions ensures resiliency in the most serious, widespread outages. The Amazon EKS control plane and data plane will be created on demand in the secondary Region during an outage via Infrastructure-as-a-Code (IaaC) such as AWS CloudFormation , Terraform, etc.

Does the cloud, alone, meet 3-2-1?

OffsiteDataSync

After all, while cloud outages aren’t very common, they do occur. AWS, November 2020: AWS experienced an outage in the Eastern United States region for much of a day, and service wasn’t fully restored until early the next morning.

What to do to your home before and after winter weather strikes

Disaster Safety

In case of a power outage, follow these guidelines when using a generator: Using a generator poses certain risks that must be addressed for safe operation, including fire, damage to electrical equipment, and even injury or death to those operating the generator or inside the home.

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Can You Afford Business Continuity Planning?

Kings Bridge BCP

We recently worked with a small development company that experiences frequent power outages. We calculated how much direct salary money they were losing with the power outages. In a word: Yes. Really, you don’t have a choice but to afford Business Continuity Planning.

The 5 most common causes of server downtime and how to prevent them

Online Computers

Network outages. In a network outage, the server can't communicate with other computers, causing work to grind to a halt. The difficult thing about network outages is that they can be caused by anything from router failures to cable cuts to internet service provider problems.

The Most Crucial Element of Any Counter-Ransomware Strategy – Operational Continuity

Continuity Insights

It took the Meta group (Facebook, Instagram, et al) going offline for hours (an outage blamed on networking issues) for the world to realize how much it relies on Social Media and the importance of operational continuity. The pain of ransomware. In this Forbes Technology Council post, Ziv Kedem, co-founder and VP/GM of Zerto, discusses. Source. Cyber Disaster Recovery

Cloud Alone Is Not Enough. You Still Need Disaster Recovery.

Zerto

The world has become increasingly reliant on access to data and digital services, and prolonged outages may cost your organization lost business, impaired productivity and irreparable reputation damage. Even the largest public clouds experience outages as seen in recent news events.

Introducing Fusion’s Dynamic Response Console

Fusion Risk Management

Whether it’s supplier challenges, extreme weather, an unplanned outage, or an increased threat of cyberattacks, it seems the next disruption is just around the corner. Disruption is becoming business as usual.

AlertMedia Improves Emergency Management with the Launch of Event Pages: Connecting People with Critical Information in Real-Time

Disaster Recovery Journal

While an emergency can be many things – a winter storm , natural disaster, power outage, or man-made incident – streamlining and centralizing communications can play a major role in improving the outcome of an event. AUSTIN, Texas â??Â

Lowering Azure VMs Recovery Time with Pure Cloud Block Store and Azure Automation

Pure Storage

It helps keep your multi-tier applications running during planned and unplanned IT outages. Planning your business disaster recovery solution is an exhausting process that requires a lot of rehearsal testing and allocation of expensive resources.

Nine budget friendly ways to prepare your commercial building BEFORE the winter season

Disaster Safety

Avoiding a power outage can save a day or two of business interruption. Select a heating system repair service before an unexpected outage or maintenance issue arises mid-season.

Oracle Database Troubleshooting and Problem Resolution with Storage Snapshots

Pure Storage

With many organisations delivering customer-facing applications, any outage can have a significant impact on service availability, revenue, and customer satisfaction.

Supply Chain Resiliency: Beyond Third-Party Risk Programs

FS-ISAC

While this does require tooling and support in both Cloud Operations and Cybersecurity, it provides resiliency protection against outages fully taking down entire operations.

Is Climate Change an Emerging Risk for Business Continuity?

Castellan

The top 10 potential disruptions shared in that report included: Cyber-attacks Power outages Data breaches Network/communication outages Pandemic/diseases Computer viruses Brand/social media damage Hurricanes Fires (not natural) Earthquakes.

PagerDuty Deploys $600K to Further Investments in Global Health by Olivia Khalili

PagerDuty

They now use PagerDuty incident response in clinics across Kenya to notify on-call healthcare workers anytime a power outage occurs. Early results of this work show that power outage alerts enabled healthcare workers to act quickly to ensure power is restored and lives are saved.

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Cloud Alone Is Not Enough. You Still Need Disaster Recovery.

Zerto

The world has become increasingly reliant on access to data and digital services, and prolonged outages may cost your organization lost business, impaired productivity and irreparable reputation damage. Even the largest public clouds experience outages as seen in recent news events.