Category Archives: Backup Plans

Planning for outages and contingency staff

Which Location Has the Best Outsourcing Deal?


Not too long ago, the outsourcing of corporate office jobs was synonymous with India. Big news stories showed example after example of work successfully outsourced to India, yielding enormous savings.  Years ago, when IBM was the biggest and most recognizable name in computers, … Continue reading

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When Is Disaster a Disaster? Understanding Trigger Events…


I’ve worked with a lot of firms on disaster plans. And I mean A LOT of firms. Some firms have built truly excellent disaster plans, but very few have built good triggers for their disaster plans. I’ve seen controls to … Continue reading

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Blue Skies, Black Swans and Backup Plans


As Hurricane Irene passes through lower Manhattan, there is  a tinge of panic but not the full-on disaster that has been expected. Wall  Street will be a bit mussed up, but open for business on Monday. For many in New … Continue reading

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It’s Summer, It’s Hot And It’s Time For The Crazy Season!


Boy Is it hot outside! OK, it’s the summer and the summer is supposed to be hot, but 2011 looks like it’s going to be a sizzler this year in New York! When the heat goes up, that’s when we … Continue reading

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A Tsunami Of Problems


The problems in Japan continue, as do the truly heroic efforts to contain the disaster. Still, how did this all happen? Now that we have some information, we can put together the pieces. The first piece is simply that all … Continue reading

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Yes, THAT Butterfly Effect…


My childhood image of Japan is forever tied to the giant monster movies of the 60’s and 70’s, chief of which was Godzilla. Sure, everyone remembers Godzilla, rising menacingly out of Tokyo Bay, but there were many other less memorable … Continue reading

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Tales From The Vault…


Tales from the Vault… Over at the Vault.com, there was an interesting write-up this week… “The Five Fastest Declining Industries for 2011”.  What interested me the most was the decline in ”Office and Administrative Support”.  OK, technically this is probably a … Continue reading

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