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Four steps for organizations to proactively address chronic hazards

Global climate change continues to have a profound impact on businesses worldwide, with chronic hazards such as flooding, wildfires, and extreme weather conditions posing a significant risk to industries. As organizations continue to operate in an increasingly interconnected world, they face a growing range of challenges. One such challenge is the impact of chronic hazards on their operations.


Measuring organizational resilience: tools, techniques, and best practices

It is no surprise that resilience has become a frequently identified trait for success. McKinsey stated, “To thrive in the coming decade, companies must develop resilience—the ability to withstand unpredictable threat or change and then to emerge stronger. However, how can organizations measure their resilience in the first place?


Cloud First Disaster Recovery Could Save the Day-Here's Why

Disaster recovery (DR) plans are not one-size-fits-all. There’s no silver bullet, and without a clear understanding and some level of customization, a DR plan done wrong will have detrimental effects on an organization’s operations and business. And let’s not forget the wrecking ball a bad DR plan delivers to the VAR or MSP who designed and executed it. Loss of business aside, there’s guilt, reputation damage, and potential lawsuits. It’s not a good day.


The seven key resilience findings of the most resilient EMEA organizations

Resilience is more than just a goal that organizations strive to achieve. With an increased number of critical events, including cyber-attacks, extreme weather and violent crime, resilience is vital for the short-term and long-term success of any operation. Everbridge and Atos sought out to find the links between resilience and success, with a report from Dr. Stefan Vieweg, Director of the Institute for Compliance and Corporate Governance (ICC) at the Rheinische Fachhochschule in Cologne, Germany.


Redundancy for IT resilience: The backup guide for a disaster-proof network

Around six years ago on a Wednesday morning, software professionals worldwide were startled by a tweet from GitLab stating that they had accidentally deleted their production data, causing their site to go offline. Unfortunately, at that point in time, the open-source code repository giant had no idea that it would take them another 36 hours to restore their systems only to learn that 5,000 projects and 700 new user accounts were affected while they were fixing the outage.


Why prioritizing and investing in resilience matters

Critical events such as severe weather, civil unrest, and cyber-attacks, have not only become more frequent over the past several years, but they have altered the way many organizations operate on a day-to-day basis. In addition to those events, add in the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and its clear these situations have the potential to directly affect the well-being of employees and operations, but is enough being done to mitigate or prevent their impact?