Experts have warned for years that New York City could face serious damage if more initiative was not taken to create comprehensive disaster recovery plans and take preventative measures against flooding.
With technology evolving at an exponential rate, many healthcare organizations rely on electronic medical records (EMRs), and as such, will be at an extreme disadvantage if power is lost.
As reported by the Associated Press, President Barack Obama issued a state of emergency for Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, authorizing federal relief work to begin well ahead of time.
Hurricane Sandy is on a course that will collide with a winter storm that has been traveling through the Midwest, moving east. There is also cold air streaming south from Canada, according to CBS news.
In order to keep business continuity planning as current as possible, companies would be wise to pair with consultants who are well-trained in the latest prevention and recovery techniques.
Cloud computing is commonplace, but with increased accessibility could come a higher risk to companies. A comprehensive risk management assessment needs to account for cyber threats.
With technology becoming more prominent in a multitude of industries, business impact analysis plans need include ways for organizations to prepare their computer systems and ensure employees are properly educated on how to manage online security threats.
As reported by the Associated Press, a massive dust storm swept over northern Oklahoma on Thursday, forcing a major highway to shut down after lowering visibility and causing a multi-vehicle accident.
Newsweek, an iconic magazine that has been bringing information to readers for almost 80 years, announced this week that it would be stopping its print edition at the end of this year.
Oftentimes, the butterfly effect will occur in nature, with one event changing the course of the next. In that scenario, business resumption might not be as easy as originally thought.