Strategies

Fireproofing versus Firefighting: You Must Proactively Maintain Your IT Systems And Stop Being a Firefighter

In 2004, three years after “9/11”, local, state and federal US representatives met as part of a planning exercise to assess emergency disaster management abilities should a major hurricane strike the coastal areas of Louisiana. The exercise, named “Hurricane Pam”, considered the problems and response abilities should a Category 5 Hurricane strike. The representatives found …

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Invest Time in Your IT Infrastructure and Ask These 10 Questions

We are living in exponential times in regards to growth of information technology. New developments that are occurring on an annual basis simply dwarf the developments in prior centuries. With this being understood, the need for IT sub-specialization and ongoing education is imperative. You wouldn’t want a family doctor performing open-heart surgery; likewise, you shouldn’t …

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A Step in the Right Direction: Assessing Your Information Technology Infrastructure

Perhaps you constantly have an IT crisis on your hands or perhaps you have many questions and realized that you have shortcomings within your IT organization. Either way, a systematic and organized examination of your organization’s information technology systems and operations needs to be conducted to start the process. For many larger organizations, this may …

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The Disaster Recovery Plan

Identifying short term and long term needs, current vulnerabilities and helping develop a strategic plan may require help. Especially true if internal resources are concentrating on running the business and putting out fires. Having the important decision makers present at the meeting is also very helpful as you get a unified direction and it helps …

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