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What Katrina Taught Me about Disaster Recovery

Sep 18, 2018 3:21:07 PM / by Jerry Nelson posted in Business Strategy, Data, Leadership, Project Management, Strategy, how to, microsoft, Azure, Disaster Recovery


An organization I worked with owned a site in New Orleans. Our disaster recovery plan was simple; It required that the General Manager transport the most recent backup tapes to a designated accessible sister site where IT would redeploy the site's data and applications. When Katrina hit, our disaster recovery plan worked flawlessly and we recovered within the prescribed RTO and RPO. However, the 37 employees that used that data to generate revenue for the organization were scattered around the country unable to conduct business leaving our customers with an inferior product. What good is a disaster recovery plan without an associated solid business continuity plan?

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Avoiding Project Failure: It's The Basics, Man!

Nov 24, 2014 8:54:00 AM / by Jaren Grenell posted in Business Strategy, Leadership, Project Management, Transformation


Did you know there is a Catalogue of Catastrophe (CoC)? I did not know that before now but found it during my research and it is fascinating. It is a website devoted to tracking large troubled projects around the world.

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