RPO, RTO And MTO, Oh My!

Most businesses make the HUGE (and costly) error of mistaking a “backup” with data recovery and business continuity. NOT true! Simply having a copy of your data stored somewhere does not automatically guarantee you’ll be back up and running again like you were before.

The Lighter Side: Happy Cookie Month

The most popular type of home-baked cookie is the Chocolate Chip cookie.
Over-mixing the dough or adding too much flour can result in hard, tough cookies.
The first animal crackers were produced in the United States by Stauffer’s Biscuit Company in 1871. Nabisco’s Barnum’s circus version hit the market in 1902.
The modern version of the Fig Newton was created in 1891 and is named for the city of Newton, Massachusetts.

The Constant Climb Of Entrepreneurship

Today, as I write this, I am sitting on a veranda with the most magnificent views of Jamaica. I came here to speak at the annual Business Summit event in Kingston, and my wonderful host has me staying in a villa at Strawberry Hill. My room sits on top of a mountain (a hill for Jamaicans, a mountain for New Jersians), overlooking other mountains in all directions.

Solid Strategies = Solid Success

Success results from a solid strategy. Even the greatest ideas are of little value unless they are backed up by a practical and workable plan of action. The word strategy comes from an ancient Greek term which literally means to be a general, leading troops into battle.

Last Night I Startled Out Of Bed In A Cold Sweat, Heart Pounding, With Fear Racing Through My Mind… And YOU Were The Reason For My Panic!

Was I having a nightmare? Was I just watching too many reruns of The Twilight Zone? Maybe taking the Halloween spirit too far?  No, it simply occurred to me that you might not have a solid backup and disaster recovery plan in place!

And if your server data was erased, corrupted or destroyed because of a hardware malfunction, system crash, fire, flood or some other random, unforeseen disaster, you might not be able to get back up and running again FAST!

The thought of that happening scared me half to death!  And quite honestly, it should scare you too!  Just imagine what would happen if your server went down and you…

… Lost all accounting documentation and history

… Lost all the work files you’ve spent YEARS developing

… Lost the work files and documentation you desperately need

to service your customers

… Lost all the e-mails you’ve saved and couldn’t access your inbox


Can you even put a price tag on it? Probably not, yet so many business owners aren’t 100% certain that they could be back up and running after a disaster.

The Lighter Side: Did You Know?

If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute.

Don’t Be a Domino Pusher

You can line up DOMINOS in a beautiful pattern and spend hours doing it … but all you have to do to knock them all down is PUSH over the first one (the lead domino) and the rest will follow. The same is true about a business. You can spend years and years building up a great business with a super reputation and one employee can cause a customer to never do business with you again.