New meeting location!!!!
Please join us for our November 2015 meeting at The Hall at Senate's End. Senate's End is located at 300 Senate Street in Columbia.
The November meeting is sponsored by EarthLink
Presentation Topic: Business Continuity
Best Practices To Insure Your Organization Survives a Disaster.
Application and service outages translate not only into substantial business continuity challenges and lost revenues, but they also affect the organization’s reputation with corporate stakeholders. As an example, when Superstorm Sandy hit in October 2012, impacts in the United States were widespread. At least 650,000 houses were either damaged or destroyed as a result of the cyclone, and about 8.5 million customers lost power as a result of Sandy or its remnants, with power out for weeks, and even months in some areas. Severe damage to small businesses occurred in New Jersey, with nearly 19,000 businesses sustaining damage of $250,000 or more, and total business losses estimated at $8.3 billion.
However, a regional disaster is only one type of event that impacts downtime. According to a recent IDC study on business continuity2, the greatest threats came from power outages, security, and telecommunications failures. In fact, a near majority of users surveyed said that in the past 12 months, they had to initiate an application or data recovery, while only 10% indicated they had to activate a data center recovery and only 6% experienced a facility loss.
Time is money and downtime is lost money. This is why disaster recovery is an important element in business continuity planning for organizations of all sizes in all industries.