Colocation’s role in Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity

From DCS Planning’s partner CoreXchange Colocation Services: CoreXchange deeply admires companies like DCS Planning that provide well-crafted solutions that protect businesses and organizations from painful and deeply damaging data loss. Every company should have thoughtful, thorough business continuity and disaster recovery plans like the ones offered by DCS Planning. Every company needs to invest in risk assessment and a business

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Exercising for Safety and Soundness

Yes, for the next year or two your bank examiner may make the mistake of crediting you for exercising your disaster plan when you documented an actual crisis but let’s take a step back and think about this before we consider it a “win”. Experiencing a crisis or disruption does not meet the standard for exercising your plan and should

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10 Simple Planning Actions to Increase Your Consistency of Exceeding Customer Expectations

Many executives ask themselves: “I know the basics about critical processes and mission-critical systems but what can I do to really make a difference in our ability to consistently exceed our customer’s expectations?”  One way is to focus on increasing your business value and to sustain that value regardless of expected or unexpected circumstances. Below are 10 planning actions that you

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Notable statements from the 2011-2012 KPMG Global BCM Program Benchmarking Study

The fact that 31% of respondents felt they had met their RTO during a disruption, when 85% are using exercises, indicates there is room to improve the quality of exercises. ~ED Mately, Director, Advisory Services, KPMG LLP It is interesting that reputation as a program driver has increased from 14% to 40% in the last four years. I believe this is

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A Day without Business Event

It might be an auto repair shop washed away by a flood. A dentist’s office scorched by a fire. A dry cleaner hit by a tornado. A pet store frozen by an ice storm and power outage. There are lots of sorts of businesses, and lots of kinds of disasters, but one thing remains the same: businesses disrupted by disaster permanently close their

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