Disaster Planning and Recovery

Author: Alan M. Levitt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471142050
Release Date: 1997-04-09
Genre: Architecture

"The focus of this guide is to assist you in planning for all the vital factors and imperative considerations essential in enhancing the likelihood of your organization's continuity and survival when impacted by an out-of-course event: planning to prevent disasters, planning to reduce the likelihood of disasters, planning to deal with disasters, and planning to recover after a disaster has affected the organization." -- Alan M. Levitt The only complete, hands-on guide to disaster planning, Disaster Planning and Recovery provides proven strategies, tools, and techniques for helping your company plan for, cope with, and recover from cataclysmic events. Internationally recognized business continuity expert Alan M. Levitt tells you what you need to know to avoid having natural and man-made disasters become business disasters. You'll find out how to: * Create an effective plan in advance * Reduce the likelihood of disasters * Maintain functioning when disaster strikes * Mobilize staff safely and efficiently during an emergency * Reduce costs of and recovery time following an out-of-course event * Work effectively with key departments, including IT, HR, maintenance * Minimize stress on staff members * And much more Earthquakes, floods, fires, tornadoes . . . there isn't much you can do to stop them from happening, but there are steps you can take to prevent natural and man-made disasters from turning into business disasters. And that is what this book is all about: minimizing the damage done to your business by cataclysmic external events. The only complete, practical guide of its kind, Disaster Planning and Recovery shows facility professionals how to prepare for, cope with, and rebound from a disaster. Alan Levitt clearly demonstrates that the first major step toward minimizing risk and optimizing recovery time following an emergency is to formulate a comprehensive disaster plan. Drawing upon his years of experience as a business continuity expert--and using fascinating and instructive vignettes and case studies (many of them previously unpublished) to illustrate his points--he shows you how to develop the most cost-effective plan possible. Rather than offer a set of one-size-fits-all checklists and procedures, Levitt supplies a rational framework and proven strategies for formulating a plan tailored to your business. He shows you how to set reasonable goals that will allow you to react more quickly and effectively without losing sight of business outcomes. And he provides the means for researching and conducting the five phases of a comprehensive disaster/recovery plan: identifying potential disasters; quantifying the risk of occurrence; establishing parameters for reducing that risk; forecasting the potential impact a disaster can have on personnel, plant, and business processes; and establishing systems for counterbalancing those impacts. Throughout Disaster Planning and Recovery, the emphasis is on human factors. Levitt describes techniques for efficiently mobilizing staff in an emergency, working effectively with key departments, such as IT, and most importantly, easing the stress that disasters can impose on staff members. Disaster Planning and Recovery is an indispensable resource for facility professionals, human resources managers, building owners and managers, architects, designers, and planners.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning for IT Professionals

Author: Susan Snedaker
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9780124114517
Release Date: 2013-09-10
Genre: Computers

Powerful Earthquake Triggers Tsunami in Pacific. Hurricane Isaac Makes Landfall in the Gulf Coast. Wildfires Burn Hundreds of Houses and Businesses in Colorado. Tornado Touches Down in Missouri. These headlines not only have caught the attention of people around the world, they have had a significant effect on IT professionals as well. The new 2nd Edition of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for IT Professionals gives you the most up-to-date planning and risk management techniques for business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR). With distributed networks, increasing demands for confidentiality, integrity and availability of data, and the widespread risks to the security of personal, confidential and sensitive data, no organization can afford to ignore the need for disaster planning. Author Susan Snedaker shares her expertise with you, including the most current options for disaster recovery and communication, BCDR for mobile devices, and the latest infrastructure considerations including cloud, virtualization, clustering, and more. Snedaker also provides you with new case studies in several business areas, along with a review of high availability and information security in healthcare IT. Don’t be caught off guard—Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for IT Professionals, 2nd Edition , is required reading for anyone in the IT field charged with keeping information secure and systems up and running. Complete coverage of the 3 categories of disaster: natural hazards, human-caused hazards, and accidental / technical hazards Extensive disaster planning and readiness checklists for IT infrastructure, enterprise applications, servers and desktops Clear guidance on developing alternate work and computing sites and emergency facilities Actionable advice on emergency readiness and response Up-to-date information on the legal implications of data loss following a security breach or disaster

Prepare for the Worst Plan for the Best

Author: Donna R. Childs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470170915
Release Date: 2008-04-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Now in its second edition, Prepare for the Worst, Plan for the Best presents you with a structured, time-tested blueprint to help you evaluate your business in terms of its vulnerability and guide you through developing a cost-effective, individualized disaster and recovery plan. This book is an essential handbook for anyone who owns, or plans to start, a small business, to help you move from paralysis to preparedness.

System i Disaster Recovery Planning

Author: Richard Dolewski
Publisher: Mc PressLlc
ISBN: 1583470670
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Computers

Mapping out all the preparations necessary for an effective disaster recovery plan and its safeguard—a continuous maintenance program—this guide is aimed at IT managers of small and medium businesses. The opening section covers the initial steps of auditing vulnerability, ranking essential IT functions, and reviewing the storage of tape backups, with the following discussion focused on the elements of the plan itself. The plan includes a mission statement, a definition of disaster, the assignment of staff to teams, methods of compensating for human error, and standards for documenting the steps of recovery. The final portion of the guide covers the all-important initial testing of the system as well as the proper maintenance thereafter and weighs in on the pros and cons of using outside vendors for recovery systems.

Security Planning and Disaster Recovery

Author: Eric Maiwald
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780072228304
Release Date: 2002-12-06
Genre: Computers

Proactively implement a successful security and disaster recovery plan--before a security breach occurs. Including hands-on security checklists, design maps, and sample plans, this expert resource is crucial for keeping your network safe from any outside intrusions.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Disaster Preparedness

Author: Dr. Maurice A. Ramirez, DO
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101133262
Release Date: 2009-08-04
Genre: Reference

Ready for anything. Both natural and man-made disasters seem to occur with greater frequency. While these disasters can be devastating, the vast majority of casualties are caused by a lack of preparation. The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Disaster Preparedness teaches readers the right steps to prepare the home or office for a disaster, and about issues relating to insurance, evacuation plans, and building an emergency to-go pack. By an internationally acknowledged expert author Practical, comprehensive, hands-on advice applicable to most disasters Meets the demands of a vast and expanding market for this genre

Disaster Recovery Planning for Communications and Critical Infrastructure

Author: Leo Anthony Wrobel
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 9781596934696
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business

Addressing the vulnerabilities in today's critical infrastructure to natural disasters and terrorism, this practical book describes what you should be doing to protect your infrastructure before the unthinkable happens. You learn how to maintain command and control in any disaster, and how to predict the probability of those disasters. Written by two highly regarded experts in the field, this one-of-a-kind book shows you how to simplify risk assessments and emergency response procedures to disasters affecting our critical national and local infrastructure.

Active Directory Disaster Recovery

Author: Florian Rommel
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781847193285
Release Date: 2008-06-24
Genre: Computers

Expert guidance on planning and implementing Active Directory disaster recovery plans with this book and eBook

Healthy Resilient and Sustainable Communities After Disasters

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309316224
Release Date: 2015-09-10
Genre: Medical

In the devastation that follows a major disaster, there is a need for multiple sectors to unite and devote new resources to support the rebuilding of infrastructure, the provision of health and social services, the restoration of care delivery systems, and other critical recovery needs. In some cases, billions of dollars from public, private and charitable sources are invested to help communities recover. National rhetoric often characterizes these efforts as a "return to normal." But for many American communities, pre-disaster conditions are far from optimal. Large segments of the U.S. population suffer from preventable health problems, experience inequitable access to services, and rely on overburdened health systems. A return to pre-event conditions in such cases may be short-sighted given the high costs - both economic and social - of poor health. Instead, it is important to understand that the disaster recovery process offers a series of unique and valuable opportunities to improve on the status quo. Capitalizing on these opportunities can advance the long-term health, resilience, and sustainability of communities - thereby better preparing them for future challenges. Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters identifies and recommends recovery practices and novel programs most likely to impact overall community public health and contribute to resiliency for future incidents. This book makes the case that disaster recovery should be guided by a healthy community vision, where health considerations are integrated into all aspects of recovery planning before and after a disaster, and funding streams are leveraged in a coordinated manner and applied to health improvement priorities in order to meet human recovery needs and create healthy built and natural environments. The conceptual framework presented in Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters lays the groundwork to achieve this goal and provides operational guidance for multiple sectors involved in community planning and disaster recovery. Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters calls for actions at multiple levels to facilitate recovery strategies that optimize community health. With a shared healthy community vision, strategic planning that prioritizes health, and coordinated implementation, disaster recovery can result in a communities that are healthier, more livable places for current and future generations to grow and thrive - communities that are better prepared for future adversities.

Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Unleashed

Author: Kerrie Meyler
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 9780672329289
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Computers

This book is your most complete source for in-depth information about Microsoft Operations Manager 2005! Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Unleashedprovides a comprehensive guide to Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005. MOM is a tool that helps implement operations management, but it is not a piece of software that you can simply install and instantly have working. This book provides reference material that will guide you through the steps to design, deploy, and configure MOM within your environment. You learn how to tune your MOM environment and tackle common challenges, such as managing your Microsoft operating systems, directory services, messaging platforms, and databases. Inside you will find comprehensive information on how to develop your own reports and management packs for your MOM environment as well as practical real-world examples, based on hands-on MOM experience. · Plan your MOM deployment · Architect MOM for performance, redundancy, and security · Install or upgrade to MOM 2005 · Back up important MOM components · Implement, troubleshoot, deploy, and manage management packs · Work with rules and tune them · Manage different aspects of your environment, including the Windows operating system, directory services, Exchange email, and SQL Server · Extend MOM using connectors and third-party management packs · Develop management packs, reports, and scripts · Prepare for the next version of Operations Manager CD–ROM includes · Microsoft’s MOM 2005 Resource Kit and MOM 2005 Sizer · MOM Agent Monitor · Management packs and scripts written or customized for this book · Live Links—more than 100 (clickable) hypertext links and references to materials and sites related to Operations Manager Contents About the Authors xxi Acknowledgments xxiii Introduction 1 Part I Operations Management Overview and Concepts Chapter 1 Operations Management Basics 7 Chapter 2 What’s New 41 Chapter 3 How Does It Work? 57 Part II Planning and Installation Chapter 4 Planning Your MOM Deployment 99 Chapter 5 Planning Complex Configurations 151 Chapter 6 Installing MOM 2005 173 Chapter 7 Upgrading to MOM 2005 211 Part III Deploying MOM Chapter 8 Post-Installation Tasks 237 Chapter 9 Installing and Configuring Agents 267 Chapter 10 Complex and High Performance Configurations 297 Chapter 11 Securing MOM 329 Part IV Administering MOM Chapter 12 Backup and Recovery 365 Chapter 13 Administering Management Packs 395 Chapter 14 Monitoring with MOM 423 Part V Managing with MOM Chapter 15 Managing the Operating System 487 Chapter 16 Managing Directory Services 527 Chapter 17 Managing Microsoft Messaging 565 Chapter 18 Database Management 595 Part VI Moving Beyond MOM 2005 Chapter 19 Interoperability 625 Chapter 20 Developing Management Packs 661 Chapter 21 Using and Developing Reports 719 Chapter 22 Using and Developing Scripts 777 Chapter 23 Touring Operations Manager 2007 825 Part VII Appendixes Appendix A MOM Internals 865 Appendix B Registry Settings 887 Appendix C Performance Counters 895 Appendix D Database Views 901 Appendix E Reference URLs 907 Appendix F On the CD 917 Index 919

Disaster recovery planning

Author: Regis J. Bates
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 0070041288
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Computers

Addressing total disaster recovery planning, management, and the restoration process for telecommunications, this work covers the myriad of technologies currently available, why a disaster recovery plan is necessary, how to effectively sell it to management and how to put it all together.