Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Safety at Home

December 13, 2017 - Although we are concerned with safety throughout the year, at the holidays we are especially diligent that our families are safe. For this reason, we offer these articles to guide you and your family safely through the season. And remember that many of these tips can apply to the workplace as well.

These 12 tips cover a range of holiday activities. (Item #1)  Ready to brave the holiday crowds? First, learn how to keep your kids safe when you go shopping. (Item #2)  Follow these top five safety tips for the holidays so you can enjoy your holidays free of stress and worry. (Item #3)

If you're traveling this holiday season, ensure your home is secure with these tips. (Item #4)  You can make your holidays happier and safer by following these five simple tips for consuming alcohol in moderation throughout the season. (Item #5)  Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression. (Item #6)

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Testing and Training Your Business Continuity Plan

December 6, 2017 - How will you know if your plan will provide the intended outcome if you don't test it to see what happens? Some say the most valuable outcome of a test is failure, because from failure you can learn where the faults are and you can make corrections. At the very least you should be able to run the test and identify any weaknesses. These articles address the need for testing and for training your people what's required to their roles.

Regardless of how you implement training and testing, there are specific elements that must be covered. (Item #1)   Testing and training are critical elements of your plan. (Item #2)  There are various methods you can use to test your plan and train users. (Item #3)

Taking a moment to think about how human error arises in businesses might well yield a list like the following. (Item #4)   Disaster recovery testing is highly valued among standards and DR/BC organizations, but these tests are only effective if you perform them correctly. (Item #5)   Just because all the relevant information has been catalogued doesn't mean you can actually recover whatever it is your Plan says you can. (Item #6)

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