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Experts weigh in on vital records protection


Mike Croy

"At the core of any Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plan is the protection of vital records. And, the latest technologies in physical protection must constantly be reviewed and updated to provide for the safety of critical information."

Mike Croy,
Director, Business Continuity Solutions
Forsythe Solutions Group, Inc.

www.forsythe.com

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"Higher temperatures draw moisture out of live and dead trees and brush, making them more flammable. The heat also can alter precipitation, as well as shift spring thaw earlier, lengthening the fire season. A one degree Celsius climb in average global temperature could cause the median area burned annually by wildfires in parts of the American West to increase up to sixfold."

 

scientificamerican.com
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Philip Jan Rothstein

"Protection of vital records from loss, destruction or disclosure is taking on an increasingly critical role. For digitized records, third-party off-site solutions such as imaging and electronic vaulting have become a more viable option. Nevertheless, physical protection of vital records - whether paper, optical or magnetic media - from loss, damage or destruction is more important than ever. Records which must be maintained on-premise; original documents and evidentiary materials; on-premise records awaiting transportation; and, especially, 'work-in-process' documentation and business records must be protected from loss, inappropriate disclosure, or destruction. Fortunately, the technology of physical storage options for media and documents has evolved as well."

Philip Jan Rothstein,
FBCI, President, Rothstein Associates Inc.
www.rothstein.com

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Tom Abruzzo

"The primary reasons for recovery planning are to decrease the risk and effects of disasters. Using fire resistant file cabinets and safes is a logical risk reducer. The best recovery plan in the world will not work without your vital records."

Tom Abruzzo,
President, TAMP Computer Systems Inc.
www.drsbytamp.com

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Tom Weems "A major key to successfully continuing to do business following a business disruption is the availability of records vital to the survival of the enterprise. Vital records, whether in electronic or paper form, must be part of your business continuation/recovery inventory. In the business continuity profession it is an accepted best practice that all required vital records be appropriately protected. Anything less is unacceptable."

Tom Weems,
PreEmpt, Inc.
www.preemptinc.com

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Jeffrey Williams
"The protection of vital records is critically important to the continued survival of any company. Business continuity plans simply will not work without the ready availability of these records and yet many companies still do not use secure storage. Continuity of operations requires procedures to follow, personnel trained in the use of these procedures, data management that provides data in forms that allow for orderly and timely restoration; and secure storage of data that is current, timely and in a form and place that provides for quick restoration and/or recovery."

Dr. Jeffrey Williams,
President, Binomial International Inc.
www.binomial.com

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Iron Mountain - 50 Years of Trust - 1953 to 2003
"All enterprises should consider a vital records & information management program a 'business insurance policy.' A proactive approach which involves designing specific measures for the protection and recovery of vital information when a disaster occurs is crucial to business continuity."

Harry Ebbinghausen,
President, Iron Mountain Off-Site Data Protection
www.ironmountain.com

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"Preserving vital records is an essential resource to be developed before disruptive events occur. After disruptive events, recovering critical information from damaged records can be an company's best chance to keep customer confidence --and market share. Keeping market share equates to maintaining profitablilty. In a word, it's about survival."

John Laye,
FBCI, Managing Partner, Contingency Management Consultants. Author of "Avoiding Disaster -- How to Keep Your Business Going When Catastrophe Strikes"
www.businesscontinuity.com

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