Blogging LIVE!

I’m sitting in the audience at BizJam Seattle 08. Armed with my computer and a Wi-Fi connection, I can share what’s going on and what I’m learning — real time.

Why take notes in WORD when you can show your readers how your mind works. Isn’t that what you would want to know about someone you hire? You can decide … here is Joe Hage thinking out loud. Would his style “work for you” if he were here in the room strategizing with you right now?

John Greer Syncpoint SoftwareKind of a free sample, really. Now go and do the same. Show your prospects how you think and what’s going on with you.

I’m thinking my brother-in-law John Greer would have a lot to say that would fascinate his clients. He specializes in Business Continuity management, control, automation, and reporting software. Sounds important, but what does it mean?

John picks up my blog on an RSS feed. John, you online today? Leave a comment. And love to Carolyn + the kids!


  1. Anything BUT simple to me (and I suspect many others), which is why a business like yours could really use a blog.

    Yes? I figured out how to set you up with one in 15 minutes’ time.

  2. Business Continuity (BC) is an add-on to Disaster Recovery (DR). In the normal Disaster Recovery discipline, you would recover your data AFTER a disaster.

    If your business can sustain an outage of 24-48 hours while you recover your data and that data can be even 24-hrs older, (with the proper planning) vanilla DR methodology may be sufficient. Business Continuity, as the terminology implies, strives to keep your business running so the effects of a disaster are minimized (sometimes even eliminated).

    Outages are measured in two dimensions:
    1. The Recovery Time Objective (RTO) – How long it takes to recover;
    2. The Recovery Point Objective (RPO) – How much data you can afford to lose

    The way you would determine your RTO and RPO tolerances is to perform a Business Impact Analysis (BIA). The BIA should be driven/written by the business (more specifically, the application owner), not the IT department. If done right, the BIA should tell you what the maximum RTO and RPO can be before your business ceases to exist.

    As you can imagine, there are many different ways to save and recover your data. Are you wondering which methods to use for which application? Should you pick vanilla DR for some applications and fancier BC methods for the more critical apps? That’s what Syncpoint does. We help you figure out the most cost effective options that will achieve what you need (as written in the BIA). Even cooler, we help you manage, control and automate these processes so that you can always know the state of your recoverability. Simple, right?

    Love to Beth and the boys!

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