We all have our personal IT disasters!
YES! This actually happened!Phone alarm not set; missing work or a quiz
Failures of Innovation and IT2014 - Cloud Technology: Apples iCloud hack that led to over 500 leaked nude photos of female celebrities
2013 - City of Toronto and many other communities throughout North America experienced a hydro blackout, which left 50 million people without power.
2006 - Dell Laptop explodes at Trade show in Japan
2003 - Northeast Blackout for over 50 million people
1983 - Faulty Soviet early warning system nearly causes WWIIICAUSES - THE WHY???Human error e.g Forgetfulness, Undermining, Carelessness- 55%
Technical software/Hardware failures e.g Viruses and Bugs - 20%
Poor Resource Allocation (Murphy's Law)- 10%
Organizational hindrances e.g Malaysia Airlines - 6%
Acts of God e.g storms and floods- 15%
Defense factors/ Poor facilitation - 3%CAUSES - THE WHY???
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EffectsLost: ProductivityRevenueCustomersOpportunitiesLivesBrand DamageHigher costs of OperationsBusiness sell-outsHowever, New:Jobs e.g. Auditors, risk managers, Damage controlContractsAttitudes/LessonsInsurance wins
IT DISASTER RECOVERY PLANS AND STRATEGIESThis usually involves four phases :
Plan of Activation Prevention Response Recovery
NOTE:Always in ProgressGiving your life to IT - More disastersBack upQuick response - .......A swift and effective response requires functions to work together in a planned, coordinated and synchronized manner. (City of Toronto Disaster Recovery Planning Audit Report, 2008)Bob Laliberte is a disaster analyst with the Enterprise Strategy GroupMany companies cant any tolerate downtime - whatsoeverAsk yourself!How Disaster-prepared is your company
How disaster-prepared are you?ReferencesBusiness Insights: Global. Web. 5 Nov. 2014.Stuart. "Recipe For Banking IT disasters." Computing 28 Apr. 2014: 14.Continuity Central Survey: Bob Laliberte, 2014 http://www.planb.co.uk/news06032.htmlhttp://bi.galegroup.com/global/article/GALE%7CA380526966/7afcb6e43fc7723951750ae8c16afe6e?u=rpu_mainhttp://www.ucc.org/disaster/technology-disasters/"UNESCO Journal for Annual IT Disasters" http://webworld.unesco.org/safeguarding/en/txt_sini.htm"Journal of Loss Prevention In The Process Industries" 16 (2003) 513521www.elsevier.com/locate/jlp - Ibrahim M. Shaluf, Fakhrul-Razi Ahmadun, Abdul Rashid ShariffDepartment of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor 43400, Malaysia http://www.continuitysoftware.comhttp://www.itdisasters.com