In this episode of our Biz and Tech Talks podcast, we talk about planning for disaster recovery and maintaining business continuity.
In different ways, in both businesses as well as personal arenas, we’ve all been dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in recent months. From a business point of view, this hasn’t fit the classic scenario for disaster recovery.
Disaster recovery usually focuses on data centers, systems, and infrastructure, but this scenario has been more focused on people and fundamental business functions. Nevertheless, some organizations saw an event like this as a potential disruption and planned for it. In contrast, others had to scramble, and may even go out of business before this is over.
In this episode of Centric Biz and Tech Talks, we talk to senior manager and National DevOps Practice Lead Joe Ours and Rich Caldwell, an AWS Cloud Architect in our Cloud practice. Joe gives us his insight on the business side – people and process – while Rich zeroes in on the technical side of things. From brainstorming, planning, and testing through to response and recovery, Rich and Joe take us through every stage of the business continuity and disaster recovery experience, asking the following questions, and many more.
- When is an event too unlikely to plan for?
- How can you test your organization’s readiness for events like these?
- What should you think about when implementing your organization’s systems to be best prepared for disruption?
Join us for a deep and thoughtful conversation on a timely topic.
John Kackley is a senior manager and program manager at Centric Chicago.