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Business continuity management template has been used by over 3,000 organizations worldwide

Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity and Security Templates Released is the must have tool

Disaster Recovery Business Continuity and SecurityBusiness continuity management template

Many organizations will have a business continuity management policy for ensuring that the business can recover from a severely disruptive incident. An effective policy clearly defines the roles and responsibilities for those responsible for its oversight and implementation and the minimum requirements for compliance, including levels of IT resilience to disruption and disaster recovery capabilities. The DR template does that

The Janco DR Template is well designed and defined policy only needs to be supported by effective and tested procedures and arrangements to enable the organization to respond to, continue through and come out of any incident that may severely disrupt its ability to provide the normal level of service to its customers and stakeholders. These procedures and arrangements are the basis of the the Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template.

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- Business continuity management template has been used by over 3,000 organizations worldwide


Disaster Recovery can now go wireless

DRP BCP Wireless Tool - a good or a bad idea

Disaster Recovery WirelessA unique tool that can be used in DR/BC process is the SanDisk Connect wireless stick is a flash drive you can access it wirelessly.

The Connect wireless stick lets the user stream media or move files wirelessly with up to three computers, phones or tablets simultaneously.

Connections are made via built-in wifi (think "hotspot"), so no external wireless or internet services are needed. A USB connection is also available, if desired. Storage on this model is a generous 200GB. Reviewers on Amazon report at least 8-10 hours of battery life on one charge. It sells for between $119.99 down to $83.69.

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- Disaster Recovery can now go wireless


IT Disaster Recovery Specific Job Descriptions

Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Job Description Bundle

In order for a disaster recovery process to work it needs the proper organizational infrastructure, trained staff, and tools necessary to implement it. Because this implementation process requires considerable expertise and experience, organizations must carefully consider the costs of developing their in-house skill sets as well as those of purchasing, implementing, and maintaining their own hardware and software in house. They should then compare this expertise and the hardware and software costs to those they could access by going to a third-party managed recovery provider that specializes in providing IT disaster recovery services.

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Job Description Bundles - For those clients who do not want to acquire the entire HandiGuide there is an option to select subsets of our complete offering. These subsets are focused around particular areas of interest and provide you a way to get the benefits of Janco's expertise in a limited and lower cost manner. All of the bundles have been recently been updated. They include:

  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Job Description Bundle
  • C-Level IT Job Description Bundle
  • Compliance Management Job Description Bundle
  • eCommerce, Wireless, and Internet Job Description Bundle
  • Enterprise Architecture and IT Executives Job Description Bundle
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Job Description Bundle
  • IT Service Management - SOA Job Description Bundle
  • Metrics, Service Level Agreement & Outsourcing Job Description Bundle
  • Security Management Job Description Bundle
  • Salary Survey Job Description Bundle
  • All IT Job Descriptions in MS Word
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    How to Guide for Cloud and Processing and Outsourcing - DR/BC considerations

    Cloud Processing changes the way disaster recovery is planned and executed

    Cloud and Disaster PlanningIn the last several months there have been a rapid adoption of cloud security technologies.  There are many new mandates, shifts in how plan for and execute Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans, and new strategies which leverage cloud storage for more than just backups.

    The How to Guide for Cloud and Processing and Outsourcing covers:

    • Cloud Outsourcing Policy Standard Policy that can be used to determine when outsourcing is an option
    • Cloud Outsourcing Approval Standard Process which can be used in approving an outsourcing agreement
    • Sample Service Level Agreement
    • Service Level Agreement Metrics Definition
    • Outline for Contract Negotiation 
    • Base Case Development Detail
    • Key Job Descriptions
    • BIA Questionnaire
    • ISO 27001 & 27002 Security Process Audit Checklist

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    - How to Guide for Cloud and Processing and Outsourcing - DR/BC considerations


    Human errors account for more business interuptions than you know

    AWS says a typo caused the massive S3 failure

    Human error can cause major business interuptions as Amazon found out. At Amazon Web Services an incorrectly entered input lead to a massive outage that crippled hundreds of popular websites and services. That is what happened when the AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) in the provider's Northern Virginia region experienced an 11-hour system failure.

    Other Amazon services in the US-EAST-1 region that rely on S3, like Elastic Block Store, Lambda, and the new instance launch for the Elastic Compute Cloud infrastructure-as-a-service offering were all impacted by the outage.

    AWS apologized for the incident in a postmortem. The outage affected the likes of Netflix, Reddit, Adobe, and Imgur. More than half of the top 100 online retail sites experienced slower load times during the outage according to several website monitoring services.

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    - Human errors account for more business interuptions than you know