Since its birth in the late 1970s, our industry has started processing on mid-range systems, and most recently, network and work area repair. Whenever accidents, disasters and natural events interrupt commercial activities, one thing is certain: companies lose money. How much money often depends on how prepared companies are for dealing with company interruptions. A current, well-planned and really well-rehearsed disaster plan often spells the difference between smoothly and quickly returning to commerce as usual or reeling from the devastating repercussions for months or even years. Any event that interrupts commerce due to the loss or denial of information required for normal operations becomes a major problem. A disaster reply plan (DRP) is a blueprint for recovering from these events. It does not seek to duplicate a company. Rather, its intent is to increase the chances of survival and to decrease the effects of the loss. DRP is not a trivial process. In addition to the extensive set of tasks that should be performed, it is filled with potential pitfalls that even the best-meaning, intelligent people within the organization can overlook. Regardless of whether the plan is developed using internal expertise, external professionals can help. DRP is an essential process for companies. Simply put, it just might be a matter of corporate survival. Besides the standard reasons, legal requirements, customer opinions, competitive edge, responsibility to stockholders and employees, plus other frequently touted justifications, why bother with DRP? Disaster and contingency planning are not just for big companies. They are not just for data centers or networks. Every company including sole traders can benefit from the reasons not often considered. these drugs and alcohol. What is missing that needs to have
a buzz, or a boost, whereas others from our generations to
a certain extent were using the same things at much lesser
level, much less often and very often with definable and well known
reasons and triggers. I would put forward one culprit, fuelled by one
run purely as means to satisfy greed. Television could be
hugely beneficial to educate and enliven things we could never
get to see for ourselves, but consider the fare being offered up now.
Viewing figures are paramount, and not above being noticed a long
time ago, re network film with Peter Finch brilliantly portraying
a man cracking up, and the more he cracks up the more air time
they give him. This was an extreme example of TV gone mad.
Incidentally, this would pass as OK in todays slack stance.
Now consider what we have today. We have a predominance of
soaps. Just holding off in the ratings, shows
of a BIG BROTHER SURVIVAL nature. One common denominator to all
of these is sheer BREVITY of the show on a NIGHTLY basis.
Like a drug being doled out at regular intervals. This to me
is important for you to grasp, THEY only have a limited time