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No, it needn't be difficult. Much of a disaster recovery planning initiative is common sense. The rest is greatly simplified through simple to use proven tools and templates.   This Disaster Recovery Planning Template was use by consultants who created the Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Resumption plan that Merrill Lynch used after 9/11.

This site is designed to catalog the easiest yet most effective approaches and products... to make disaster recovery planning less of a trauma and more of a business process.

The creation of the plan itself is the first port of call, but we also examine contingency audit and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance from a management perspective.

 

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Risk analysis is inextricably linked with disaster recovery. Assessment of the risks which may lead to disaster is essential in the determination of what controls are appropriate to the situation. Again, however, risk analysis is often made more difficult than necessary.

Do you really need a complicated piece of software to create your plan? Do you need 20 years experience in business continuity planning? Do you need to divert untold resources into the plan creation exercise? Certainly, if you employ the Disaster Recovery Planning Template the answer is... NO!

 


How do you ensure that your disaster recovery plan meets your actual needs? How do you know that it will all work? Do you audit it, and if so, how?

Equally fundamentally, do you know what your resource/service dependencies are and what their time criticalities are? What of your actual everyday contingency practices - do they measure up?

To determine and ensure all of this with minimum fuss, a comprehensive but extremely simple to use product is now available.... the Disaster Recovery Toolkit - Business and IT Impact Analysis

 

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Risk analysis is inextricably linked with disaster recovery. assessment of the risks which may lead to disaster is essential in the determination of what controls are appropriate to the situation. Again, however, risk analysis is often made more difficult than necessary.

The Threat & Vulnerability Assessment Tool Kit and tool was designed to simplify matters, and to make risk analysis more widely accessible through automation. It is now probably the most widely used product and method in the world

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01/24/2015 IT salaries are moving up across the board according to Janco -

2015 IT Salary Survey shows that salaries for IT Pros are moving up as 112,000 jobs were added in 2014

The 2015 Salary Survey, just released by Janco Associates and eJobDescription.com, is good news for IT Professionals.  The survey shows that hiring and salaries have improved for IT positions in most North American metropolitan areas.

The CEO of Janco Associates, Mr. Victor Janulaitis said, “For the first time in over 6 years salaries for IT Pros have moved up almost across the board.  We believe that this is due to the fact that over 112,000 new IT jobs were created in the last 12 months and that the economy seems to be in a recovery mode.”

The findings presented in Janco’s 2015 IT Salary Survey include:

    • In 2014 the IT job market grew by 112,800 versus 74,900 and 62,500 in 2013 and 2012 respectively according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
  • IT Job Market Growth

    • IT compensation for all IT Professionals has increased by 2.81% in the last 12 months. 
      • Between January 2014 and January 2015 the total mean compensation for all IT Professionals has increased from $79,352 to $81,583.  This puts overall compensation back at the levels they were at in January 2008 and 2007.
      • In mid-sized enterprises, the mean total compensation for all positions has increased by 3.23% from $76,198 to $78,656.   
      • In large enterprises, the median compensation has risen from $83,197 to $84,550.

    • CIOs compensation has moved up (2.28%) in larger companies and slightly less (2.15%) in smaller and mid-sized companies in the past 12 months.  The mean compensation for CIOs in large enterprises is now $185,359 and $175,205 in mid-sized enterprises.
      • Media CIO tenure has increased from 4 years and 3 months to 4 years and 4 months.  In companies of all sizes fewer CIOs have changed jobs in the last 12 months than in prior years.
    • Positions in highest demand are all associated with the quality control, BYOD implementation, capacity planning and service level improvement.
    • Over the long term IT executives have fared better in mid-sized companies than large companies.
      • In mid-sized companies IT executive salaries have recovered all of the losses sustained in the recession and in some cases exceeded prior highs.
      • In large companies IT executive salaries are where they were in 2008.
    • Cost control is still the rule of the day; however we have seen an increase in the number of "part-timers" and contractors who are focused on particular critical projects. 
    • On shore outsourcing has peaked and companies are looking to bring IT operations back into their direct control and reduce operating costs.
      • A number of enterprises are moving help desks and data center operations in-house which has resulted in an increase demand for data center managers.
    • Mandated requirements for records management systems and electronic medical records have increased the demand for quality control staff and custodians (librarians) of mechanized records.
    • Companies are continuing to refine the benefits provided to full time IT professionals. Though benefits such as health care are available to 80%, IT professionals are now paying a greater portion of that cost.
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    IT Job Market Growth
  • IT compensation for all IT Professionals has increased by 2.81% in the last 12 months. 
    • Between January 2014 and January 2015 the total mean compensation for all IT Professionals has increased from $79,352 to $81,583.  This puts overall compensation back at the levels they were at in January 2008 and 2007.
    • In mid-sized enterprises, the mean total compensation for all positions has increased by 3.23% from $76,198 to $78,656.   
    • In large enterprises, the median compensation has risen from $83,197 to $84,550.

  • CIOs compensation has moved up (2.28%) in larger companies and slightly less (2.15%) in smaller and mid-sized companies in the past 12 months.  The mean compensation for CIOs in large enterprises is now $185,359 and $175,205 in mid-sized enterprises.
    • Media CIO tenure has increased from 4 years and 3 months to 4 years and 4 months.  In companies of all sizes fewer CIOs have changed jobs in the last 12 months than in prior years.
  • Positions in highest demand are all associated with the quality control, BYOD implementation, capacity planning and service level improvement.
  • Cost control is still the rule of the day; however we have seen an increase in the number of "part-timers" and contractors who are focused on particular critical projects. 
  • On shore outsourcing has peaked and companies are looking to bring IT operations back into their direct control and reduce operating costs.
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