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What happens when telecommunications fail during a disaster?

What happens when telecommunications fail during a disaster?

News   •   Sep 22, 2017 09:00 BST

One of the problems being faced by those affected by Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean is a wide-scale loss of communications. During a crisis, what are the repercussions of limited communications?

Has exercising helped Mexico in the wake of a real-life disaster?

Has exercising helped Mexico in the wake of a real-life disaster?

News   •   Sep 20, 2017 11:28 BST

Mexico is waking up to widespread disruption and damage following a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. As this disaster becomes a reality with uncanny resemblance to their most recent exercise, how are local, state and federal authorities responding?

The importance of staff welfare during a disaster

The importance of staff welfare during a disaster

News   •   Sep 14, 2017 12:24 BST

Staff welfare is ensuring that your staff not only feel supported during a disruption, but that they understand their roles and responsibilities during a disaster. If employees and stakeholders aren’t supported and their needs not met, can an organization guarantee that they will respond proactively to a disaster?

 Hurricane Harvey 2017. Have lessons been learned?

Hurricane Harvey 2017. Have lessons been learned?

News   •   Aug 31, 2017 09:00 BST

​On Friday 25th August 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, in the USA. The natural disaster has brought record levels of rainfall causing widespread flooding. Could anything be done better at this stage of the crisis?

Confidence in disaster recovery plans falls for second consecutive year

Confidence in disaster recovery plans falls for second consecutive year

News   •   Aug 14, 2017 16:41 BST

Organizations are now less confident in their ability to recover from an incident, according to a new study conducted by Databarracks, which suggests that contributing factors include a lack of testing, budgetary constraints and the growing cyber threat landscape.

Over three quarters of organizations face unnecessary disruption risks for critical applications

Over three quarters of organizations face unnecessary disruption risks for critical applications

News   •   Jun 16, 2017 15:43 BST

Many organizations don’t devote enough attention to mission-critical applications when creating disaster recovery (DR) plans, and one of the biggest reasons is the 'resiliency perception gap', or the gap between executives’ perceptions of the effectiveness of their resiliency strategies and how successful these plans actually are at protecting against application outages or downtime.

Significant disconnect between C-Suite and disaster recovery professionals

Significant disconnect between C-Suite and disaster recovery professionals

News   •   Nov 04, 2016 15:41 GMT

When it comes to assessing an organization’s ability to recover from a disaster, a significant disconnect exists between C-Suite executives and IT professionals. While nearly 7 in 10 CEOs, CFOs or COOs feel their organization is very prepared to recover from a disaster, according to a study by Evolve IP, less than half of IT pros (44.5%) are as confident.

Majority of SMBs report that IT downtime could result in catastrophic loss

Majority of SMBs report that IT downtime could result in catastrophic loss

News   •   Mar 24, 2016 16:09 GMT

Small and medium sized businesses are increasingly focused on disaster recovery readiness, with as many as 84% noting that several days of IT downtime would result in moderate to catastrophic costs and loss. To make sure they are covered in the event of a disaster, more than half (53%) rely on more than one DR method to 'hedge their bets' to ensure recoverability.

Dealing with the loss of data

Dealing with the loss of data

News   •   Feb 11, 2015 13:59 GMT

A new study from Kroll Ontrack has now shown just how common this is by revealing that over a 12 month period from 2013 to 2014, one in four (25%) UK workers interviewed as part of their research lost work data due to malfunction or corruption of technology.

Sharing the plan with employees

Sharing the plan with employees

News   •   Jan 23, 2015 14:11 GMT

​A new study titled ‘An inside look at disaster recovery planning’ has revealed just how little employees know about their organization’s planned response to a crisis. In a survey by HOB, 40% of respondents stated that their company either does not have systems in place to protect data in an emergency, or they are not aware of the existence of these procedures.

One third of IT professionals experience disaster recovery

One third of IT professionals experience disaster recovery

News   •   Jan 19, 2015 16:25 GMT

​More than a third (34%) of IT professionals report their organization has suffered a major incident that has required them to implement disaster recovery procedures. In the event of a disaster or other incident occurring, 51% believe they are only ‘somewhat prepared’ to recover their IT and related assets.

48% increase in number of detected cyber security incidents

48% increase in number of detected cyber security incidents

News   •   Jan 13, 2015 14:10 GMT

It may not come as a surprise that cyber security incidents are on the rise. Open any newspaper today and you will no doubt come across yet another article highlighting some organization that has become the latest victim of a breach in online security.

Increased take up of IT Disaster Recovery

Increased take up of IT Disaster Recovery

News   •   May 19, 2014 11:03 BST

A survey by eHosting DataFort (eHDF) in partnership with the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and Continuity and Resilience (CORE) has revealed an increased take up of IT Disaster Recovery in the Middle East over the last two years demonstrating that organizations are starting to take the threat more seriously.