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The William Travis Group, Inc.

Keeping Pace with the Evolution of New Technologies

There are four aspects to WTG that, in our view, differentiate us and the continuity solutions we construct for our clients. First, WTG profiles our client’s continuity requirements [...]

The BIA’s Fatal Flaws – No. 10 A Static Report

The final flaw may be the most critical. A BIA typically is a static report whose data reflects the business’ needs at a specific point in time. Once the report [...]

Real-time Demands for 24/7/365 Continuous Availability

Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity has changed dramatically in the last 18 to 24 months as new technologies have become available in response to real-time demands on internal processes and systems--demands [...]

The BIA’s Fatal Flaws – No. 9 The Devil is in the Details

The DR/BC industry is on a constant crusade to Simplify! The traditional BIA is never far behind. Unfortunately, the crusade is founded on a false belief…that DR/BC planning can be [...]

More Tough Questions…

Are the basic assumptions of your recovery plan still valid for 2017 and beyond? Can you really restore all backup data in the time allowed by your recovery time objective? [...]

State of the Industry

Global business practices, multi-site shared processing, e-commerce, new storage architectures and specialized distributed operations are forcing new requirements for much higher levels of system availability, recoverability and continuous operating [...]

The BIA’s Fatal Flaws – No. 8 RTO is a Dinosaur

Who would have thought when the terms RTO (Recovery Time Objective) and RPO (Recovery Point Objective) were coined, that 30+ years later, the industry as a whole would still be [...]

What WTG will do for you that the other guys really don’t:

End-to-end delivery of advanced continuity capabilities, from strategy through design, development, implementation and testing. Leverage your existing IT infrastructure, working with the details of your production environment to derive, build [...]

The BIA’s Fatal Flaws – No. 7 The Business Will Make Up the Difference

The next problem comes from a fundamental flaw in thinking that the BIA process perpetuates. By focusing on business processes in an attempt to place responsibility for defining criticality and [...]

Some of WTG’s Services

Business Continuity – (Continuous Operations Planning) The best solution to recovery is avoid an interruption in the first place. WTG develops pragmatic, real-world continuous operating solutions that incorporate the latest [...]

The BIA’s Fatal Flaws – No. 6 The Wrong Solution Curve

This flaw manifests in sub-optimal and/or overly expensive recovery architectures. Most BIAs gather information based on the “Sweet Spot” premise. The “Sweet Spot” premise was formulated in the DR/BC industry’s [...]

Ask the Hard Questions…

The Short List ; ) How does your plan help you dynamically define the recovery steps for the specific disaster event? How does your plan incorporate remote resources and staffing [...]

The BIA’s Fatal Flaws – No. 5 Criticality is Not Aggregated

The next flaw is a variation of the previous flaw. BIAs do not aggregate process criticality across various interdependencies. That is, they do not provide a methodology to dynamically adjust [...]

The BIA’s Fatal Flaws – No. 4 Criticality is Not Weighted

The fourth flaw comes from the inability of traditional BIA methodologies to weight and differentiate process criticality. Most methodologies prioritize processes according to a scale (1 – 5, low – [...]

What WTG does that the others don’t:

Eliminate hotsite “recovery-only” and production “availability-only” solutions—instead creating “total” continuity solutions that optimally blend the best in high-availability and recovery technologies Turnkey implementations of complete continuity solutions from initial strategy [...]

The BIA’s Fatal Flaws – No. 3 Probability is Not Predictable

The next problem with the traditional BIA process is that even if the loss estimates are assumed to be perfectly accurate and are implicitly accepted by management, the very next [...]

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WTG’s Unique Plans

The best plans direct not only the Who, What, When and Where of the response, but also the How, Why and Why Not across all plans, all teams and [...]

The BIA’s Fatal Flaws – No. 2 Losses Are Not Linear

Expecting business leaders to determine the financial losses associated with process interruption is an exercise in futility. In today’s large, distributed organizations with their hugely complicated and intertwined business environments, [...]

How Does Your Plan Stack-up?

Curious about how your DR/BC Plan compares to similar business?  Ask yourself some of the hard questions... How does your plan help you decide if and when to declare a [...]

The BIA’s Fatal Flaws – No. 1 The BIA was Invented for the Wrong Reason

The BIA was invented for the wrong reason…a self-serving reason. And unfortunately, that heritage has survived until today and still thrives. In the earliest days of the Disaster Recovery industry, [...]

WTG’s Differences

The only 25+ year uninterrupted line management, vision, continuous improvement and hands-on consulting in the industry The only NextGen methodology specifically designed for the complexities of the open system [...]

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WTG’s Specialty

WTG offers a unique focus on multi-tiered, multipurpose recovery architectures and on establishing disaster recovery capabilities as an inherent part of continuous business operations. We believe that it is [...]

Welcome to WTG’s Blog!

Thanks for checking out WTG's Blog. We will use this space to inform our clients and business network on updates with the William Travis Group, best recovery practices, business [...]