Rescue
business continuity

Don’t Let Your Business Be A Disaster Casualty

Is your business prepared or is it the next disaster? You’re a busy midsize or small business owner, maybe even a sole proprietor. Due to this, you wear multiple hats to keep your business running. It’s not unusual for you to work long hours, on weekends and holidays. For you, there’s never enough time in

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business continuity

Top 10 Scary Statistics for Small Business Disaster Planning

It’s Here…My Halloween Blog! It’s the Halloween blog. The reason why I love blogs with lists is that they somehow manage to identify all the awful, scary, and downright shocking facts about a topic! So, this is the perfect time of year to share statistics I discovered about business continuity planning and small businesses. The

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business continuity

Business Continuity vs Crisis Management

Business Continuity and Crisis Management are often confused as the same thing Recently, I have run across an interesting problem. It’s something that came up recently, and I want to share it with you.  People around me are taking opposing views about whether business continuity and crisis management are the same things or not.  One

Great White Shark Woman Cape Cod
disaster planning

Unplanned Disaster Events: Tornadoes and Sharks

Three Tornadoes and Sharks on Cape Cod Unplanned disaster events: tornadoes and sharks. Summer on Cape Cod this year is an exciting one for disasters. Know for its idyllic beaches, busy tourist season and a haven for elderly retirees Cape Cod is usually a sleepy place. Sure, it gets hectic in the summer when the

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Pandemic

Is Ebola the Next Pandemic?

Ebola making headlines again Could Ebola be the next pandemic? Ebola has raged in the Congo over the last year.  The outbreak has received little notice outside of public health circles and Africa.  Recent developments prompted the World Health Organization to declare it a Public Health Emergency (PHEIC) this month. The move came after a

Hurricane and Cyclone Natural Disasters
Hurricane

Hurricane Barry Hype vs. Reality

Louisiana Experienced Barry Last Week An example of hype vs. reality, Hurricane Barry is a case study of how cultural preparedness influences people’s reactions to events. Last week, Tropical Story Barry made landfall in Lousiana as a Category one hurricane. It built up over the Gulf of Mexico, forming on July 10th as it moved

California earthquake
Earthquakes

California Earthquakes – All Disasters Are Local

Major Earthquakes in SoCal Earthquakes shake things up, literally. The reports that came out of California since Thursday, July 4th show wild footage of impacts and local reactions. I’m sure by now you’ve seen the stories about the two massive earthquakes that impacted Southern California over the holiday week. The first on Thursday was a

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disaster preparedness

Does Money Matter In Disaster Preparedness?

Economic Stability as a Preparedness Predictor Does having more money matter in how well a country prepares for disasters? Recently, in researching countries that excel in disaster preparedness, I came across a YouTube video called, Which Countries Can Survive Major Earthquakes? Uploaded in 2016 by the content creator, Now This World, it explains why some

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crisis events

Top Three Crisis Events of 2019 So Far

Six-month check-in on 2019 crisis events Midyear is an excellent time to reflect on crisis events so far in 2019. This blog outlines my picks for the most impactful crisis events this year. Many emergencies happen annually. So, it was challenging to limit my choices to three incidents. I am mindful that personal reactions to

disaster recovery

The Two Faces of Disaster Recovery

What is Disaster Recovery? To me, the answer is that it depends. When most people think of Disaster Recovery, it means the process of restoring applications and systems. Or, IT DR is what happens after business interruptions to resume normal operations. It is the technology-focused tasks that help companies recover after an outage. For the

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