No, it needn't be difficult. Much of a disaster recovery planning initiative is common sense. The rest
is greatly simplified through simple to use proven tools and templates.
This Disaster Recovery Planning Template was use by consultants who created the
Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Resumption plan that Merrill Lynch used
This site is designed to catalog the easiest yet most effective approaches and products... to make disaster recovery planning less of a trauma and more of a business process.
The creation of the plan itself is the first port of call, but we also examine contingency audit and
Sarbanes-Oxley compliance from a management perspective.
is inextricably linked with disaster
recovery. Assessment of the risks which may
lead to disaster is essential in the
determination of what controls are
appropriate to the situation. Again,
however, risk analysis is often made more
difficult than necessary.
Do you really
need a complicated piece of software to
create your plan? Do you need 20 years
experience in business continuity planning?
Do you need to divert untold resources into
the plan creation exercise? Certainly, if
you employ the
Disaster Recovery Planning Template the answer
analysis is inextricably linked with
disaster recovery. assessment of the
risks which may lead to disaster is
essential in the determination of
what controls are appropriate to the
situation. Again, however, risk
analysis is often made more
difficult than necessary.
Threat & Vulnerability Assessment
and tool was designed to simplify
matters, and to make risk analysis
more widely accessible through
automation. It is now probably the
most widely used product and method
in the world
10/13/2016 Staffing Issues CIO Need to be Aware of -
Staffing Issues the CIO Needs to be Aware of
Overseeing staffing, a hat that many CIOs wear, may mean having to make
crucial decisions about hiring and policy, performance management and
discipline, and employee terminations.
Five employment law issues should be on the radar of CIOs who oversee the
- State and Local Wage and Hour Laws - Laws governing hours
of work and payment of wages are a leading source of employee claims.
- Federal, State, and Local Leave Laws - Similarly,
different states and cities may have medical leave and paid sick-time laws
that differ significantly from what CIOs are familiar with under federal law
or the law in the the company's headquarters state.
- Independent Contractors - Claims by individual
contractors alleging that they were misclassified and should have been treated
as employees are now very common.
- Separation Agreements - Using a one-size-fits-all
separation agreement may result in paying an employee severance pay and not
getting an enforceable release of all legal claims in return.
- Using Contracts to Protect Business Info and Customer
Relationships - CIOs of growth companies may need to be
responsible for evaluating whether the company is taking the steps to ensure
that, if necessary, restrictive employee contracts will be enforced by courts
to the greatest possible extent.