Like a lot of working parents, there comes a time when your young kids start asking a lot of questions about what you do at work. Their curiosity is amazing. In my case our daughter Caroline, who’s 7, is really interested in business preparedness (I guess the apple doesn’t fall from the tree after all). […]
If you ask folks around the Preparis office about a phrase I like using, it’s “one team, one dream.” It’s about everyone being on the same page with our vision to make our customers successful and delivering great products and services. A new trend we’re seeing with our customers reflects it as well – combining […]
Last week I was on a flight to San Francisco where I was planning on getting a lot work done in-flight through the GoGo internet service. As soon as we reached 10,000 feet, I powered up my laptop and clicked on the internet. At just about that time, the flight attendant came on and made […]
As a determined entrepreneur, you never know how successful a company will be until you take the leap of faith to just start it. That’s part of the fun and working hard to make customers successful along with having a great team behind you, sets the table for success. 2015 was an awesome year for Preparis.
As a huge Star Wars fan, I can’t wait to see The Force Awakens. In anticipation of the big event, I re-watched the three first Star Wars films from 30+ years ago. In the first film, A New Hope, the Galactic Empire built the Death Star to rule the galaxy. The size of a small planet, it was impenetrable. It could move, it could blow up planets, and it had a protective force field. The defining moment in the movie was when Luke Skywalker, piloting a small X-wing fighter, blew up the entire Death Star with one shot. If Darth Vader and the Imperial Army had performed the following business continuity steps, the Death Star would still be ruling the galaxy. Likewise, if you follow these steps, you can protect your company from any business disruption.
Several years ago I was speaking with Sean Kaufman, an expert in global threat preparedness and response, and I heard something that I’ve never forgotten: it’s only a matter of time before terrorism in the US involves suicide bombings. A first reaction is “that will never happen here,” at least not on a wide scale. […]
Part of what I love about my job is visiting with customers of all sizes and a variety of industries around the world and seeing firsthand the different ways they approach business continuity and cybersecurity. Just as no two companies are alike, no two programs are exactly alike. A company’s mission, culture and leadership philosophies […]
Recently, I was in Washington DC meeting with one of our larger clients when we were asked “what role does cybersecurity play with business continuity?” It’s a question Preparis gets asked more and more frequently, and it’s a really important one. Business resiliency and compliance programs exist within organizations to protect people, operations, revenue, and […]
In an increasingly interconnected business world, on-time delivery of products and services is crucial. As technology and innovation continue improving the way businesses operate, we all must rely on a web of third party vendors and partners to make it happen. Revenue, growth, and brand reputation are at risk if a company’s third party vendors are ever disrupted, breached, and unable to deliver their services. For example, credit unions rely on their payment processing partners to always be running at 100%, law firms must have uninterrupted access to client casework information, and retailers need their key suppliers to produce and deliver goods no matter what.
Today the city of Atlanta is attempting to manage one of the biggest crisis events it has faced in the 21st century. Despite a severe weather warning being issued early Tuesday morning, schools decided to hold classes and businesses were open for work. When the snow started falling, businesses were on their own with no guidance from city, local or state government about what to do.